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SteveP
09-02-2009, 08:24 PM
The Penn State Icers have added a NCAA D3 Tournament to their 2009-10 schedule. The venue this year is Hooksett, NH as they will face the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire on Saturday, November 28th, and either UMass Boston or Stonehill on Sunday afternoon.

Last season, the Icers took part in the Salem State Classic Tournament, losing 2-1 to Salem State before pounding Salve Regina 8-0 in the consolation game.

gregg729
09-03-2009, 10:15 AM
The Penn State Icers have added a NCAA D3 Tournament to their 2009-10 schedule. The venue this year is Hooksett, NH as they will face the Penmen of Southern New Hampshire on Saturday, November 28th, and either UMass Boston or Stonehill on Sunday afternoon.

Last season, the Icers took part in the Salem State Classic Tournament, losing 2-1 to Salem State before pounding Salve Regina 8-0 in the consolation game.

Wow nice! An hour's drive is reasonable to finally check out some Penn State hockey. :)

The Icers (why aren't they the Nittany Lions, anyway?) will probably have their hands full with SNHU and then breeze through Sunday's game. It's a winnable tourney though I think. Not, I think, so much as I'm totally guessing, hehe - I know nothing about DIII hockey.

I know it's not Joe Pa coaching the team, but how many Penn Staters will realistically be making the trip?

Hooksett is basically Manchester so that's the place you wanna do internet searches on things for filling up your time when they aren't playing.

If you wanna stick around for the Steelers game Sunday night, I'd recommend JW Hill's or Jillian's on the south end of town, they're both within walking distance of each other. Jillian's is more of a Dave and Buster's type place, while JW's is more of an upscale sports bar with far better food than Jillian's (no pool tables though, I don't think). Further up Elm, Margarita's also has a great atmosphere for watching football - the food's good, as long as you don't expect anything approaching authentic Mexican.

http://www.jwhills.com
http://jilliansbilliards.com
www.margs.com

And for poker hounds like myself, there's Sharky's on the West side (bingo next door too). It's kinda seedy, but then most NH poker rooms are. I also just learned that the Yee Dynasty on South Willow has free games on Sunday as part of the World Tavern Poker League circuit, whatever that is. You can also google Derryfield Country Club, I know they run games sometimes.

http://nh.craigslist.org/act/1309393821.html <----- Yee info
... and the Sharky's site seems to have gone down in the past 3 days, weird
http://www.pokernews.com/news/2007/10/room-review-sharkys-manchester-nh.htm

CrazierEddie
09-03-2009, 10:16 AM
Once again, the team that "Can hang with D-I teams" according to someone who will remain nameless fails to face competition that could back up the claims.

joecct
09-03-2009, 11:45 AM
Wow nice! An hour's drive is reasonable to finally check out some Penn State hockey. :)

The Icers (why aren't they the Nittany Lions, anyway?) will probably have their hands full with SNHU and then breeze through Sunday's game. It's a winnable tourney though I think. Not, I think, so much as I'm totally guessing, hehe - I know nothing about DIII hockey.

I know it's not Joe Pa coaching the team, but how many Penn Staters will realistically be making the trip?

Hooksett is basically Manchester so that's the place you wanna do internet searches on things for filling up your time when they aren't playing.

If you wanna stick around for the Steelers game Sunday night, I'd recommend JW Hill's or Jillian's on the south end of town, they're both within walking distance of each other. Jillian's is more of a Dave and Buster's type place, while JW's is more of an upscale sports bar with far better food than Jillian's (no pool tables though, I don't think). Further up Elm, Margarita's also has a great atmosphere for watching football - the food's good, as long as you don't expect anything approaching authentic Mexican.

http://www.jwhills.com
http://jilliansbilliards.com
www.margs.com

And for poker hounds like myself, there's Sharky's on the West side (bingo next door too). It's kinda seedy, but then most NH poker rooms are. I also just learned that the Yee Dynasty on South Willow has free games on Sunday as part of the World Tavern Poker League circuit, whatever that is. You can also google Derryfield Country Club, I know they run games sometimes.

http://nh.craigslist.org/act/1309393821.html <----- Yee info
... and the Sharky's site seems to have gone down in the past 3 days, weird
http://www.pokernews.com/news/2007/10/room-review-sharkys-manchester-nh.htmPSU's contingent @ the Salem State Classic was pretty good (~100??).

If they play they way they did against SSC, they'll win the semi, but lose to UMB in the finals.

MikeAnderson
09-03-2009, 01:06 PM
why aren't they the Nittany Lions, anyway?

One of two reasons:

1) The school prohibits club sports from using the "Nittany Lions" mascot/name.

2) It's a situation comparable to the Long Beach State baseball teams (referred to as the "Dirtbags" rather than the 49ers).

Being unfamiliar with the situation, I would lean towards 2.

SteveP
09-03-2009, 05:27 PM
why aren't they the Nittany Lions, anyway?


One of two reasons:

1) The school prohibits club sports from using the "Nittany Lions" mascot/name.

2) It's a situation comparable to the Long Beach State baseball teams (referred to as the "Dirtbags" rather than the 49ers).

Being unfamiliar with the situation, I would lean towards 2.

Actually, they are the officially the Nittany Lion Icers. The athletic department is fully supportive of the team and does not prohibit the use of the school logo or the name.

The term Icers came to be used when the team reformed in the 70s. Apparently someone coined the term in a similar way that basketball teams are colloquially called "hoopsters."

shooter27
09-04-2009, 11:58 AM
I, for one, would not be the least bit surprised to see Penn State win this tournament. The other three teams, SNH, UMass-Boston, and Stonehill are all in the bottom 1/3 (possibly the bottom 10%) of Division 3. SNH and Stonehill are slightly sub-.500 team in the ECAC NE, which is far and away the weak sister of D3. Combined those two teams have won just 3 non-conference games in the past three years (two of those games came against fellow "D2" team St. Mike's) and the haven't played any teams that would qualify as middle to top-end D3 programs (who knows if that is by choice or by force). And Mass-Boston is historically a doormat in the ECAC East, although the last two years have been significantly better, they've still been below .500. Given the PSU performance against SSC last year, which is a middle of the pack D3 team (toss out the Salve game, they're the absolute dregs of D3) then it would appear they have a legit shot. Especially when one considers that there has always been a pretty significant drop off from the middle of the D3 pack to that bottom 1/3.

MikeAnderson
09-04-2009, 01:56 PM
Actually, they are the officially the Nittany Lion Icers. The athletic department is fully supportive of the team and does not prohibit the use of the school logo or the name.

The term Icers came to be used when the team reformed in the 70s. Apparently someone coined the term in a similar way that basketball teams are colloquially called "hoopsters."

So my lean towards 2 was appropriate.

gregg729
09-04-2009, 03:54 PM
PSU's contingent @ the Salem State Classic was pretty good (~100??).

If they play they way they did against SSC, they'll win the semi, but lose to UMB in the finals.

I'm guessing if 100 Penn Staters made the trip, you'd probably have at least as big of a fan base as SNHU, probably bigger. Their student body is only in the 1000-1500 range and the arena they use is probably around 5 miles from campus. Even if the school had shuttles to bus the students over, I'm guessing their turnout wouldn't even be 100.

ballgame
09-17-2009, 01:30 PM
A kid I coached in high school made PSUs DI team. They are carrying 6 lines of forwards, 9 defense, and 3 goalies.

joecct
09-18-2009, 04:27 PM
A kid I coached in high school made PSUs DI team. They are carrying 6 lines of forwards, 9 defense, and 3 goalies.Where did he play juniors??

CrazierEddie
09-18-2009, 08:22 PM
Where did he play juniors??

If I had to guess, the USHL. He probably turned down schollies to all the IVY league schools, Minnesota, Denver, and NoDak to play at Penn State. :rolleyes:

MikeAnderson
09-18-2009, 08:56 PM
If I had to guess, the USHL. He probably turned down schollies to all the IVY league schools, Minnesota, Denver, and NoDak to play at Penn State. :rolleyes:

The Ivies started giving out schollies? When did this happen?

CrazierEddie
09-19-2009, 07:31 PM
The Ivies started giving out schollies? When did this happen?

That was sarcasm, relating to the poster that stated how "Penn State has several players who turned down scholarships to Ivy league schools."

ballgame
09-21-2009, 11:29 AM
Where did he play juniors??


Thats the thing. He didnt. Midget

Loophole
09-21-2009, 10:48 PM
That was sarcasm, relating to the poster that stated how "Penn State has several players who turned down scholarships to Ivy league schools."


Find the post where someone said that "Penn State has several players who turned down scholarships to Ivy League schools" You can't because nobody said it. You also can't reply to the other posts by Davinchi and Geoff critical of you.
When they spoke the truth about your rants, you left for awhile. Go back under your rock where you belong.

joecct
09-22-2009, 11:13 AM
Think I'll take a gander at them when they play Navy next month.

ballgame
09-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Think I'll take a gander at them when they play Navy next month.

how is Navy? Do they play any ACHA DII teams?

MN Cyclone
09-22-2009, 09:46 PM
Navy is ok, nothing special.

They play DII Georgetown, and Temple.

Last year they beat Temple 6-1, beat Georgetown 8-5 and lost to UMBC 4-0.

SteveP
09-23-2009, 08:59 AM
Navy is ok, nothing special.


Like the other service academy teams, they may not be the most talented players, but they will battle you for a full 60 minutes.

And like the men on the Army and Air Force teams, they are outstanding individuals who are a credit to this country.