Friday 2-16-07

All Games at Arctic Ice Arena, Orland Park Illinois

2:20pm Championship Rink:

  #7 Missouri (3) vs. #6 SIUE-Gold (6)

5:20pm CST NHL:

   #3 Michigan (6) vs. #10 Mankato (3)

7:10pm CST Championship Rink:

  #5 Central Michigan (5) vs. #8 Missouri State (3)

8:20pm CST NHL: 

#4 Grand Valley (3) vs. #9 Ferris State (1)

Saturday 2-17-07

11:20am CST  NHL: 

#10 Mankato (5) vs. #7 Missouri (6) OT

2:20pm CST  NHL:

#9 Ferris State (6) vs. #8 Missouri State (5)

5:20pm CST  NHL: 

#6 SIUE-Gold (5) vs. #3 Michigan (10) *

7:10pm CST  Championship Rink:

#5 Central Michigan (6) vs. #4 Grand Valley (7) OT *


* Earns Automatic Berth to National Championship

Broadcast Time
Fri.  2/16
2:10 pm CST
#7 Missouri vs. #6 So. Illinois Edwardsville
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Fri.  2/16
6:55 pm CST
#8 Missouri State vs. #5 Central Michigan
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Sat.  2/17
2:20 pm CST
#9 Ferris State vs. #8 Missouri State
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Game Summary:

Missouri (3) Vs SIUE (6)

1st Period - (SIUE) Jason Walker from Daniel Guarino @ 11:27

2nd Period - (SIUE) Michael Dolan 11:10 (SH)

2nd Period - (MU) Wes Gale from Tony Rengel @ 8:08

2nd Period - (SIUE) Matt Kaiser from Austin Jones and Jason Walker @ 7:20

2nd Period - (MU) Tony Maus @ 00:54

3rd Period - (SIUE) Jason Walker @ 16:30

3rd Period - (MU) Christian Waters from Wes Gale @ 3:29 (PP)

3rd Period - (SIUE) Jason Walker from Michael Dolan @ 3:23

3rd Period - (SIUE) Matt Stewart @ 00:23.7


Missouri State (3) Vs Central Michigan (5)

Central Michigan jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 17.5 seconds left in the 1st period when Jeff Burnell's shot -- which was going wide -- hit Missouri State's Shawn Wring in the chest, changed directions and went into the net.

CMU made it 2-0 in the second on Marty Lipar's goal as he got by the Ice Bears defence and put the puck over goalie Mike Poepping's glove. Central Michigan took a 3-0 lead with 3:35 left in the second period when Rob Brunmeier took a pass from Steve Myers and found the back of the net.

Then Missouri State mounted a comeback. While killing a penalty, BJ Norman took a feed from Andy Hellwig and his one timer cut the CMU lead to 3-1 at 11:34. The Ice Bears got to within a goal - on a two-man advantage - when Bryan Beaman's shot from 10 feet in front of CMU's goaltender Mike Jakubik slipped past him with 5:32 left in the game.

Bobby Saitta tied the game 3-3 when his shot deflected of a defenseman and fluttered over Jakubik with 2:27 left in the third period.

The Ice Bears celebration was short lived.

With :27 seconds left in the 3rd, Mike Lesnau centered a pass from an extremely odd angle along the goal line that slid past Poepping. Missouri State pulled Poepping and CMU's Tim Marttilla got an empty net goal with 1 second left in the game.

Missouri State was 1 for 7 on the powerplay and Central Michigan went 0 for 4. The Ice Bears put 32 shots on Jakubik and the Chippewas had 37 on Poepping.


Missouri State (3) Vs Ferris State (5)

Missouri State (18-15-1) took the lead at 15:58 of the first period when Clayton Baker's shot hit the goal post and Andy Whitener banged home the rebound past Bulldogs goalie Anthony Gray. Ferris State tied the game 1-1 when Nick Michaels leaped over Baker and came in on Ice Bears goaltender Kevin Rekowski with a shot over his left blocker.

In the second period, Andy Whitener scored at 2:03 on a rebound, though on the official score sheet Jeremy Ramsey was given credit for the goal. Andy Hellwig put the Ice Bears up 3-1 at when he put in a rebound of BJ Norman's shot just :23 seconds later.

Scott Ponstein pulled the Bulldogs to with in a goal at 6:20, but the Ice Bears Dan Odenwald returned the favor :44 seconds later to give Missouri State a 4-2 lead.

Then things changed.

Jeremy Ramsey was given a 7 minute penalty (2 minutes for goalie interference and 5 minutes for head contact) and Ferris State scored two goals by the end of the period -- Toni Roiha at 18:09 and Chris Sealander at 19:03 to tie the game at 4-4.

Part of four unanswered goals, Tony Martinez continued the scoring for the Bulldogs at 13:17 of the third period, and Marty Shaffer gave Ferris State a 6-4 lead with 7:05 remaining in the game. Jeremy Ramsey made the game closer with 1:20 left in the third period.

Missouri State put 43 shots on Gray and Ferris State had 41 shots on Rekowski. The Ice Bears were 0-4 on the powerplay and the Bulldogs went 2-8 with the two goals coming during the major penalty.

Gold Division Playoffs At International Ice Center in Romeoville, Illinois

Friday 2-23-07

11:40am Gold Game

#3 Missouri State (8) vs. #2 Missouri (5)

5:00pm Gold Game

#4 No. Illinois (1) vs. #1 SIUE-Gold (10)

Saturday 2-24-07


#3 Missouri State (4) vs. #1 SIUE-Gold (3)


Friday 2-23-07

9:00am Silver Game

#3 McKendree (0) vs. #2 Illinois State (9)

2:20pm Silver Game

#4 Bradley (0) vs. #1 Palmer College (6)

Saturday 2-24-07


#2 Illinois State (6) vs #1 Palmer College (4)

Broadcast Time
 Fri. 2/23
Gold - #3 Missouri State vs. #2 Missouri
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 Sat. 2/24
Silver - #2 Illinois State vs. #1 Palmer
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 Fri. 2/24
Gold - #3 Missouri State vs. #1 SIUE
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Game Summary:

Missouri State (4) Vs Southern Illinois - Edwardsville (3)

The Ice Bears found out quickly in the first period why the Cougars top players Jason Walker and Matt Kaiser were feared in the league as Kaiser had two goals (at 6:08 and shorthanded @ 15:27) and Walker assisted on another at 8:28 to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead late in the first period.

Then the Ice Bears started their comeback with 4 unanswered goals. With 1:24 left in the first Bryan Beaman's goal broke the shutout at 3-1, at the time giving the Ice Bears some life.

Only :45 seconds into the second period, Dan Odenwald put home a rebound of BJ Normans shot past SIUE goalie Casey Kicielinski to bring the Ice Bears to within a goal at 3-2. Then while shorthanded, Clayton Baker got by the SIUE defense and put a backhander over the right glove side of Kicielinski to tie the game at three.

Momentum continued for the Ice Bears and with 12:05 left in the 3rd period -- and the Ice Bears on the powerplay -- Paul Saitta took a pass from brother Bobby Saitta put the puck over the right shoulder of Kicielinski

Missouri State fought off a 2-man disadvantage with less than 6 minutes left in the game, and Ice Bears goalie Michael Poepping stopped Walker with less than a minute remaining to preserve the win.

The Ice Bears put 42 shots on Kicielinski and the Cougars had 28 on Poepping. Missouri State was 1 for 5 on the powerplay and SIUE went 0 for 6. Both teams had shorthanded goals.


Missouri State (8) Vs Missouri (5)

Having out scored their opponents 68-33 in the first period, Missouri State grabbed three strait goals to take a 3-0 lead. Joel Livingston opened the scoring for the Ice Bears at 4:40 of the 1st period taking a pass from Paul Saitta and putting the puck over the right glove of Missouri goalie Keith Van Gels. Then Bobby Saitta's rebound made it 2-0 at 9:35. Just :54 seconds later Bryan Beaman scored his first of two goals in the game at 10: 29.

In the second period, Bobby Saitta's second goal of the game 3:47 gave the Ice Bears a 4-0 lead. The Missouri Tigers came back on the powerplay with an unassisted goal by Wes Gale to break Ice Bears goalie Michael Brown's shutout. Andy Hellwig answered back for the Ice Bears with 5:23 left in the period popping a rebound back past Van Gels for a 5-1 Missouri State lead.

It took Mizzou only 1:27 later to answer back with Gale's second goal of the game to inch closer at 5-2. Missouri State took another 4 goal lead when Beaman stepped over a defender looking right and shooting left to put the puck past Van Gels.

But the Tigers answered back once again with a goal by Nick Edwards just :13 seconds later to trail by three goals at 6-3. Christian Waters put the Tigers two goals away with 13:13 left in the game.

Both teams traded goals: One by Missouri State's Paul Saitta at 13:20 for a 7-4 lead. Then the Tigers came back with a goal by Tony Maus with 3:48 remaining. Missouri pulled Van Gels and John Odenwald notched an empty net goal for Missouri State with :11 seconds left in the 3rd.

Van Gels faced 43 Ice Bears shots and Brown saw 35 Tigers shots. Missouri was 2 for 6 on the powerplay and Missouri State went 0-3 with the man advantage.