Published on December 2, 2017 at 7:09 pm Contact Anthony: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Halfway through the first period, freshman Emma Polaski and Lindenwood’s Ally Larson raced to the puck. Converging on the same point, Polaski slammed full force into Larson, sending her barreling headfirst into the corner wall near Lindenwood’s bench. The noise from the collision between Larson and the wall echoed throughout Tennity Ice Pavilion. A 10-minute penalty for game misconduct was assessed to Polaski, who was then ejected from the game.There was no love lost between Syracuse (5-8-2, 4-1-1 College Hockey America) and Lindenwood (3-10-1, 3-5-0) in SU’s 2-0 defeat, the Orange’s first loss in conference play this season. The physicality from both teams in Friday night’s game carried over into Saturday’s matchup. There were plenty of heated confrontations and shoving matches between SU and the LU, which in turn affected Syracuse’s performance on the ice.With eight minutes remaining in the second period, senior Allie Munroe and Lindenwood’s Lillian Marchant both flew into the wall after crashing into one another in an effort to control the puck. This physicality lead to 14 penalties being called.“It ruins the rhythm,” Munroe said, “Constantly penalty killing ruins the rhythm. We need to be more disciplined.”About 16 minutes into the second period, freshman Jessica DiGirolamo extended her arms, pushing LU’s Kirsten Martin into the wall on a breakaway and potential goal scoring chance for the Lady Lions. Goalie Abbey Miller believes the intensity of the matchup played a role in Saturday night’s loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith about five minutes left in the third period, senior Alysha Burriss lost her stick in a battle for the puck and after the whistle was blown, Lindenwood’s Larson kicked the stick further away from Burris. It was clear Syracuse and Lindenwood were not fans of one another.“It’s harder to play in a game that’s chippy like that,” Miller said. “We have got to stop taking stupid penalties. We know we can’t throw our hands up and hit girls.”
“It’s good to be back. I’m feeling good. It will nice to get on the ice with the guys again and try to get back up to speed.”TJ Brodie checks in with #Flames TV in Pittsburgh! pic.twitter.com/r4RTrkL8gB— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 24, 2019Calgary’s longtime defenseman noted that the support of his teammates and family and the work of the medical staff have made the road to recovery easier, as has the process of skating again and having things return to normal.He also noted that the incident helped him to take a moment to reflect on his career and learn from it.”I think at the end of the day, it’s a job, but it’s just a game,” Brodie said. “I think it sort of opened my eyes to how seriously I’ve taken it throughout my whole life and how much I’ve maybe brought home with me depending on how the game went. I think maybe the more I can let things go the better it’ll make me as a person and a player.” Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie is ready to get back to work after collapsing at practice on Nov. 14.The 29-year-old defenseman rejoined the team in Philadelphia and is expected to practice Sunday for the first time since the on-ice episode. That could set him up to return to the lineup soon. “It’s good to be back. I’m feeling good,” Brodie told Flames TV on Saturday. “It will be nice to get on the ice with the guys and try to get back up to speed.”MORE: T.J. Brodie taken to hospital after collapsing at practiceBrodie was standing alone at the blue line during practice at the Saddledome when he collapsed and started to convulse. After he regained consciousness, he was stretchered off and taken to a hospital before being released. The Flames canceled practice and Brodie was ruled out indefinitely.”[There were] a lot of tests in the hospital trying to figure out exactly what happened. … The biggest takeaway is I’m still here. I still get to play hockey and at the end of the day, family is the most important thing,” Brodie added.