Former FIghting Sioux hockey player Jonathan Toews is not know for his fighting ability, threw up in the penalty box after fighting David Backes. Seriously!
After Backes fought Toews, Toews threw up twice in the penalty box. I mentioned that to Blues enforcer Cam Janssen today and he said, "No way, did he really?" Derek Armstrong jumped in the conversation and said: "Oh yeah, if you're not used to it, you'll throw up. Cam, it would be like you playing 20 minutes in a game . . . you would puke!" "You had go there, eh?" Janssen said, laughing. [www.stltoday.com]Here is what Jacob Cepis said about playing the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Honestly, I am not sure how he would know since he has never played against the Sioux in his college hockey career, and Cepis is a transfer from Bowling Green. I hope the Sioux give him a crash course on the rivalry.
"[The Sioux] are going to want to stick it to you right away," Cepis said, "and they are going to want to bully you around. We got to be ready to battle back." [Star Tribune]There was some discussion about the RMU Colonials beating the Miami RedHawks this past weekend and how it was a fluke; however, RMU has played some top teams tough.
Close-but-no-cigar decisions against NCAA heavyweights Ferris State (5-4 in OT), Bemidji State (2-0 including an empty-net goal) and Colorado College (4-3), all of which are ranked in this week's Top 11 according to USCHO.com, tested that belief but didn't shake it. "It does frustrate you," senior defenseman and RMU captain Dave Cowan said. "Nobody likes to lose, especially the guys on our team as close as we are and as competitive as we are. "Losing games like that pushes you harder in practice to get better and put you over that hump and eventually win those games. We believe we're capable of great things and that showed this past weekend." The two wins over Miami upped Robert Morris' record when facing off against ranked teams to 3-6 (the Colonials are 3-7 against teams ranked in this week's Top 20). [www.rmucolonials.com]