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Buckeyes Upset Irish!

Romeoville, IL

Attendance: 24 

Highlights of the 10/14/11 Duffer Game!
None reported at press time.
(See Fred's Game report at the bottom of page 3)
No one sent me a report on Friday's Duffer game, so I have the think that no one had a memorable moment that they wanted preserved in the Duffer History page.  I'm wondering, like many philosophers, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?  Using Duffer Logic, I wonder, if I'm not at the game to record the goals does anyone score?  I missed my first game in 2 and a half years for a good cause. My son, grandson and I saw a son of a Duffer play 2 great games for Ohio State in South Bend.  They almost swept the #2 ranked Irish, but were foiled by a bad call on Friday night. Ryan Dzingel scored a break away goal with a defender on his back.  He was pulled down and sent sliding into the goalie.  The referee washed out the goal and put Ryan in the Sin Bin for goalie interference.  That goal would have put them up 3-1, but the Irish tied it on a 5 on 3 power play, then went on to win it on another power play goal an empty netter. 

Ryan Dzingel had the game winner vs. the Irish.

The Buckeyes had better luck on Saturday night when Ryan had an assist on the second goal and scored an unassisted game winner on a break away.  Those kids are so fast and disciplined.  It was a pleasure watching a game that had clean checking and no retaliation.  When a kid got nailed, he just skated away and got him next time if he had a chance.  It was sort of like Duffer Hockey speeded up 4 or 5 times with checking.

Perfect Attendance Drops to 7

The Anvil, Fruit Cake, Geno, Klinger, Magoo,  Porta John, and V-Man are perfect. (Thanks to Fruit Cake for this update)

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Saturday's Game report is on page 2

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Our Excellent Adventure began when Luke was strapped into his seat.  He watched Scooby Doo all the way to South Bend.

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Luke does his best imitation of Touchdown Jesus


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Luke meets Moose Krause

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We watched the last game in the Joyce Center

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Luke and Dan say hello to Ryan's Mom and Grandma

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(Above) Two proud Dads with their sons

(Left) Luke got a practice puck on Friday from an usher 

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Ryan and his grandma Jackie

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Ryan's Brother Rick with grandma Jackie

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When I got up with my  hair styled by my pillow, Luke laughed out loud and said, "Grandpa, you look like a rock star!"

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Luke went for a morning swim on Saturday after breakfast.

He had these words of Wisdom. "Pringles are better than bananas"

The only time he took a break was when Andy Griffin came on. He jumped in bed and said, "I'll take an emergency break." He saw Barney give Aunt Bea a hard time for jaywalking.  After the game, he saw a security guard crossing the street and said, "Hey, why is that guy jaywalking?"

When he got angry at his video game and threw something, I asked him why he was mad. He said, "I'm not angry, I'm frustrated!"   



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We had a pre-game dinner with some of Ryan's family and friends. (Left to right) Unidentified, Ryan's Mom, sister Dana, Ryan's great uncle and his Dad.  

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Rick's Uncle Bill is the brother of Rich Dzingel, who was my best friend in high school.

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(Left to right) Rich Dzingel's Sister Rose, his widow Jackie and her husband Don.

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Ryan blows past a defender

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Ryan got a game puck for scoring a goal in his first College Game.

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Luke got a game puck for just being cute.

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Ryan Dzingel had the Game Winner vs. the Irish.

Buckeyes Upset No. 2-Ranked Notre Dame, 4-3
McCormick has team-best three points, Dzingel, Johnson and Krogh also add goals
Oct. 15, 2011
Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's hockey defeated No. 2-ranked Notre Dame, 4-3, Saturday night in the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus to earn a series split with the Irish. The Buckeyes led 2-0 after the first period and 4-0 after the second. Notre Dame added three goals in the third period, drawing within one with 1:25 remaining, but Ohio State was able to shut the door and post the conference win. Ohio State and Notre Dame both are 2-2 overall this year and 1-1 in CCHA play.
Freshman Max McCormick led the way with a power-play goal and two helpers, while classmate Ryan Dzingel had a tally and an assist. Freshman Matt Johnson also scored for the Buckeyes and junior Devon Krogh had a power-play goal of his own. The Irish scored an early goal in the third for a 4-1 Buckeye advantage. Notre Dame then scored at 17:16 to draw within two and added an extra-attacker tally for a one-goal contest with 1:25 remaining. Ohio State was able to hold off the Irish for the final 85 seconds.

Johnson put Ohio State in the lead at 6:30 of the first period, scoring on an assist from McCormick. With the Buckeyes on the power play, McCormick then found Krogh for a one-timer at 12:02. Dzingel had the second assist on the goal that gave the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead. Senior goalie Cal Heeter stopped all six shots he faced in the period, as Ohio State outshot the Irish, 9-6.

McCormick scored a goal of his own at 5:06, converting on a backhand off assists from senior Danny Dries and sophomore Chris Crane with Ohio State on a 5x3 power play. Dzingel extended the Buckeye lead to four with an unassisted goal following a forced turnover. Heeter had eight saves in the period, with the Buckeyes leading in shots, 9-8, in the stanza.  In the third, the Irish got on the board at 4:38 on a 5x3 power-play goal from Riley Sheahan. Notre Dame scored twice in the final 2:44 to draw within one. At 17:16 Stephen Johns scored and then at 18:35 Austin Wuthrich tallied with the Irish net empty for a one-goal game with 1:25 remaining. Ohio State was able to hold off the Irish, with six skaters on, and close out the game to notch the victory. Shots were 14-4 in favor of the Irish in the stanza, with Heeter making 11 saves.
Ohio State was outshot, 28-22, in the game. Heeter ended the contest with 25 saves in all 60 minutes. For the Irish, Steve Summerhays started and played the first 31:08, allowing all four Buckeye goals and making 11 saves to suffer the loss. Mike Johnson played 27:15 and stopped all 14 shots he faced. Ohio State blocked 25 shots in the game, led by sophomore defenseman Curtis Gedig with five,   senior Sean Duddy and

freshman Al McLean blocking four each. Krogh and freshman Chad Niddery each had three blocks. In all, 10 Buckeyes blocked at least one shot in the win. The contest had 17 power plays, with Ohio State 2-for-8 (continued on Page 3)

Ryan gets tripped into the goalie, and had his goal eliminated

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and Notre Dame 1-for-9 with the man advantage.
The Buckeyes will be back in action at Michigan State, facing off in a Thursday/Friday series. Game time both night is 7:05 p.m. The Thursday contest will be broadcast by Comcast (Channel 900 in Michigan). The radio call will be on 1460 AM in Columbus and on line for free at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

Postgame Notes
McCormick had the first multiple-point game of his career and the first three-point game for a Buckeye this season. He is first on the squad with three assists this season.
Dzingel has two two-point games in his four-game collegiate career. He has a team-best three goals and five points this year.
The game was the last in the 43-year history of the Joyce Center. Ohio State and Notre Dame also faced off in the final regular-season series for Ohio State in the OSU Ice Rink.
Three of the four power-play goals in the series were scored 5-on-3, with two for the Irish and one for Ohio State.
The game was the last in the 43-year history of the Joyce Center. Ohio State and Notre Dame also faced off in the final regular-season series for Ohio State in the OSU Ice Rink.
Three of the four power-play goals in the series were scored 5-on-3, with two for the Irish and one for Ohio State.
Krogh's goal was his first since Oct. 9, 2010 at Quinnipiac.
The win was the Buckeyes' first over a team ranked second nationally since March 13, 2010 when it defeated Miami in the CCHA tournament quarterfinals.
The above was from:

More at: http://www.ncaa.com/news/icehockey-men/article/2011-10-15/ohio-state-splits-notre-dame

(Left to Right) Ryan's Brother Rick, Rick, Luke and Tweedy

Ryan has Denny Sevard's Number

Fred's Duffer report sent at 4:22 on 10/17/2011. Sent in after the Duffer News was posted.
Goalies - Anvil vs. The Brain. Formica came in from Seattle to join us.
Period 1. Whites - Alien, Little Ambrosia, Little Nick (2)
Reds - Porta John
Period 2. Whites - Nick Hawrysio (2)
Reds 0
period 3. Whites - Art (2), Alien
Reds - Porta John, TA
Final - Whites 9, Reds 3

Game over before it even started as Whites had Art, Nick Hawrysio, Little Ambrosia and Little Nick.  Reds had Geno, V-Man and TA but Geno jammed his left wrist late in the first period and did not play again.  Whites were in the Red zone for at least 2/3 of the game.

Thanks to The Anvil for adding some much needed humor to Fred's report:

It was good for Formica to see me, coming all the way from Seattle. And he hasn't missed a lick on defense. He also had the classic line of the night when he told lil T&A if he skates around him again he will remove his braces. The kid laughed and I said he will he's a dentist. Lil T&A passed the rest of the night.

Thanks to Darren from Canada for thinking of us when he read the following:

At a wedding reception the during the best man's speech,
he asked the audience...

"Would all the married men, please stand next to the person
who has made their life worth living."

The bartender was almost crushed to death.

Thanks to Formica for his report:

Fred said, "I don't like this type of hockey"  "I feel like going home".  We didn't have a key to the locker rooms.  Luckily one of the doors was open.  Fred wouldn't give his car keys for the locker room keys.  Since we couldn't lock our rooms, Fred took his wallet to the bench and held it in his hands when he wasn't skating.  See you soon Beak!
Vidas FORMICA #25 


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