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A Great Weekend Of Hockey

Mar 02, 2015 -- 5:38am

     The Mavericks got OH SO CLOSE to winning the McNaughton Cup as the regular season Champion in the WCHA...and can wrap it up this weekend at Bemidji ST...but what a great weekend of hockey Mankato Fans Saw.  Friday the Mavs and Michigan Tech skated to a 1 All Tie and that 1 point kept the Mavs from having a chance to clinch the title on Saturday.  But Saturday night in front of a Record Crowd the team didn't disappoint...it was a 4-2 final score and a great end for the 6 Seniors playing their final regular season games on the home ice. There was a great ceremony on the ice after the game to honor the outgoing Seniors. Most of the crowd hung around to enjoy it.

     The Mn Wild won again in Colorado on Saturday Night as well so as Hockey Goes...it was AWESOME

    See You On The Radio! Dan

What a blowout

Feb 25, 2015 -- 5:34am

     Mankato East ran Worthington out of the gym last night in boys basketball and I had the pleasure of being courtside for the game.  East lost a player to an apparent knee injury during the game and it looked serious...that won't help as the Cougars face Mankato West on Saturday in the Semi-Finals of the Section 2 3A tournament. This East team is amazingly quick and can cause all sorts of problems for teams.  East and West split during the regular season and it should be a great matchup saturday. 

      Mankato Loyola got an easy win as well in their playoff opener...so Survive and  Advance is underway.

      See You On The Radio! Dan

So Facebook So Far

Feb 24, 2015 -- 5:28am

     I've been on Facebook for a few days now...and so far here are my thoughts.  Lots of food pictures...a couple people really...really hate a certain political party and there are a bunch of things that are "THE CUTEST EVER". Other than that...What am I missing?  I've received a bunch of friend requests...some from people I've know since elementary school...some from adulthood.  So I ask again...WHAT AM I MISSING?  What will make this experience better for me...and our listeners?

     See You On The Radio! Dan

So I'm New To Facebook...what do I need to know

Feb 23, 2015 -- 5:53am

     I finally signed up for Facebook this weekend.  What do I need to Know?  I have made a bunch of friend requests...and received a bunch of requests also.  But WHAT DO I DO NOW?

A Hockey Banquet Last Night

Feb 17, 2015 -- 5:47am

     I have attended tons of end of season Hockey/Sports Banquets over the years. I had 4 kids play Varsity Hockey for around 20 years...so this wasn't my first rodeo last evening...but I will say it is very different when you don't have a player on the team.  My daughter Maddie did some on ice coaching with the East/Loyola girls this season and since I do the P.A. for their games...I was invited to the banquet as well. 

     When you have a player...you have the stress of Lettering....Academic Awards...and team awards.  Let's go thru each...Lettering:  Each team and coach seem to have a different way of looking at "Lettering" Now I have to admit this wasn't really ever a problem because they all Lettered.  Academic Awards: My kids always earned them....but since they were Loyola Students the coaches very seldom got the word from the school...so they would give them out and my kids had to sit and not be honored.  Invariably someone would come up and say something...and when your have a GPA OVER 4...it kinda hurts when you don't get recognized...even when YOU KNOW you earned it.

      Team Awards are the real stressers...Most Improved....MVP....Hardest Worker.  Many times on a team it's obvious...but other times not so much.  So you wait and see.  All Conference and All State are usually already known at these banquets so they aren't really worrysome.

      So this gets me to last night....WAY MORE FUN.  Dinner...speeches...laughs...GO HOME.  I like it.

      See You On The Radio! Dan

A 62 minute game last night!

Feb 04, 2015 -- 5:42am

     I was the P.A. announcer for Mankato East vs Roch. Mayo in girls baskeball last night at East.  I have literally announced 100's of games over the last 34 years so I know how long it usally takes. As High School basketball is currently played the halves are 18 minutes long. There is a 10 minute long halftime.  You can usually assume with fouls...turnovers and timeouts...it takes 2 minutes to play 1 minute of playing time. Which by the way is TERRIBLE...for every minute of action...there is a minute of inaction...ugghh.  So a High School basketball game that tips off at exactly 7:30 p.m. will be done 82 minutes later...or 8:52 p.m. (I usually write down the exact time the game will end depending on the actual tip off time...and last week I hit the EXACT TIME for the umpteenth time...the guys at the scorers table and referees get a kick out of it.)  So last night...we played 22 minutes faster than normal...partly because of a lack of fouls....partly because of running time for the final 7 minutes...and partly because neither coach used EVERY TIME OUT.  It was fun to see both teams not wasting time.

    See You On The Radio! Dan

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