Some big-picture, auxiliary stats from the season thus far:
The Bulldogs already have three wins versus ranked opponents in this still-young season (two wins against Utica and one against St. Norbert) ... Two of Adrian's five wins this year have come when trailing after two periods.
The Spartans have scored three or more goals in all four of their victories ... They are 3-0 when leading after two periods, 1-0 when tied after two and 0-2 when trailing after two.
The Falcons are still looking for their first win of the year, but they have certainly been close ... CUW has played two one-goal games this year and has been tied entering the third period three times.
The Lions are undefeated when scoring first and when scoring three or more goals ... Both their wins have come when being out-shot by their opponent.
The eight-goal outburst by the Foresters last Saturday was the most goals LFC has scored in a single game since January of 2015 (four seasons ago).
The Vikings have trailed or been tied after two periods in each of their opening four games.
The Sabres boast a 4-0 record, with two of those wins coming when tied after two periods ... They have allowed two goals or less in all four of their games.
The Raiders are yet to score first in a game this year, having trailed first in all six of their contests ... They've managed to win twice and tie once when trailing first ... MSOE is 2-0-1 when allowing two goals or less.
The Lumberjacks are undefeated (1-0-1) when out-shooting their opponent and winless (0-3) when being out-shot ... They have emerged without a loss in both games when they were tied going into the third period (1-0-1).
The Green Knights have had the lead entering the third period in all five of their games ... They have already played three one-goal games and are 3-0 when allowing two goals or less.
The Saints have scored first in all four of their games this year ... They are undefeated when allowing two goals or less (2-0-1).
The Thunder is undefeated when scoring three or more goals and allowing two goals or less ... Trine has been tied entering the third period three times this year, out of its six total games.
There have been just three shutouts by NCHA clubs thus far, and only two goalies have recorded them. St. Norbert's T.J. Black owns two; Adrian's Kevin Entmaa has the other.
NOTHING LIKE AN OT WINNER
Adrian's Bryan Yim joined this year's OT goal board with his tally in the extra session against rival St. Norbert last weekend. Here's the updated list:
|Bryan Yim||ADR||OT 1:45||Sat, Nov 10||vs SNC||W, 4-3 OT|
|Larry Jungwirth||AU||OT 2:14||Fri, Nov 2||vs CSS||W, 4-3 OT|
|Adam Ostrowski||MSOE||OT 2:53||Sat, Nov 3||vs SNC||W, 3-2 OT|
|Kurt Black||SNC||OT 4:21||Fri, Nov 2||at CUW||W, 3-2 OT|
Lake Forest's Bron Loiselle posted the first four-point game of the season last weekend against Lawrence. Loiselle went 1-3-4 in the 8-1 victory. There have been 13 three-point performances this season.
HAT TRICK BOARD
Here's a look at the updated hat trick board:
|Bryan Yim||ADR||3||Fri, Nov 2||vs LU||W, 7-0||3-0-3|
|Shawn O'Malley||AU||3||Sun, Nov 4||vs NC||W, 5-3||3-0-3|
|Riley Christensen||SNC||3||Fri, Nov 9||at TRINE||W, 4-0||3-0-3|