A few observations from Thursday's Purple-Gold game ...
The Mavericks unveiled their new uniforms during the intrasquad scrimmage and, no, there's no new logo. The sharp-looking sweaters are solid white for home and solid purple for the road (I guess that really makes it the Purple-White game, no?) with vertical striping on the sleeves similar to the jerseys many of last year's Olympic teams.
All Seasons Arena was nearly full for the first half of the event. The first 500 MSU students in the door got gold Maverick Hockey T-shirts. A good chunk of the crowd split during intermission; they missed nine of the night's 10 goals, including five penalty shots. Penalty shots were awarded for any penalty called. The Mavericks were five for seven on penalty shots. Jerad Stewart scored three of them, one against each goalie. You can read more about Stewart and the sophomore class in Friday's Free Press.
Here were the lines (goals-assists in parenthesis):
Team White 4
Kalinski (0-1) -- Sackrison -- Hanson (1-1)
Galiardi (1-1) -- Harrison (0-1) -- Wiley
Youds (0-1) -- Boe (1-0)
Canzanello (1-0) -- Linder
Team Purple 6
Irwin (0-1) -- Berge (0-2) -- Mouillierat (1-0)
Gaulrapp (1-0) -- Bruess (1-0) -- Stewart (3-0)
Davis (0-1) -- Friesen
Gunderson -- Kilburg
The line of Tyree-Peterson-Louwerse (0-1) and defenseman Lompado played a period with each team, and the three goalies rotated around.
As for the goalies, Dan Tormey allowed five goals, including three on penalty shots. Mike Zacharias allowed just one penalty-shot goal. And freshman Austin Lee allowed four goals, but stopped two of three penalty shots.