Is it me, or were the refs kinda bad? Brian and Tim at Yostbuilt always mention how bad CCHA refs are, but this is my first game watched this season. Was this par for the course?
Scooter Vaughan tried to pin a BG player from behind; he closed in with a little bit of speed; did NOT turn to lower his shoulder. He ended up bouncing the player off the boards. BGSU player turns in the Oscar winning performance of a lifetime plays dead for three minutes. Then "miraculously" skates off under his own power. During the paralysis performance, the refs seem to change their mind from giving Vaughan a penalty, to ejecting him from the game.
Also, another call, Caporusso gets called for a trip. BGSU victim also gets called for a dive on that very trip.... Is this even possible? Isn't it one or the other? Either Caporusso caused the guy to go flying or did not. Either the BGSU player dove or fell by the will of Caporusso's stick.
Either way, the game was infuriating enough for me to hit the local sports bar today in hopes of revenge. Props to the BG goaltender, the dude made some nice saves.
*Also, M Athletics need to do a better job notifying when games will be on internet live feed. A little box pops up on MGoblue.com that sort of vaguely implies a live feed will be available, not more than thirty minutes before the actual game. If I wasn't determined to find the game last night, I never would have known the game was available.
Also, the game tonight will apparently be on one of the NHL network channels; any chance it will also be on the internet? Anyone? Beuhler?