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    Re: Colgate 2016-17 A New Beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
    Good morning. I'll be making the (short) trip to North Andover this evening to see the Raiders play the Warriors. Hopefully I'll see the team's first win of the season. Go 'Gate!
    Well, you'll see one team get their first win of the season (now watch, it'll end up in a tie!)
    'Mack has started out very slowly. Only 2 goals in 3 games while giving up 10. Lack of offense is an annual lament. They do have some size, and some decent speed (watch Seney and Foget).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RENCEB View Post
    Well, you'll see one team get their first win of the season (now watch, it'll end up in a tie!)
    'Mack has started out very slowly. Only 2 goals in 3 games while giving up 10. Lack of offense is an annual lament. They do have some size, and some decent speed (watch Seney and Foget).
    Each of the past two meetings between 'Gate and Merrimack have ended in 1-1 ties.
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    Tough loss, they played hard but gotta get results

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    Either the refs are whistle-happy or we need to wise up, play smarter, and stay disciplined. A penalty 3+ minutes in and a SHG...we are young.

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    I agree with you TchrBill re: the refs/penalties. On EACH of our first two power play opportunities we took a penalty to negate it - but it was a result of our being sloppy and almost giving up a shorthanded breakaway. But we gave up a SHG, and had a goal taken away because the ref blew the whistle a split second before the puck crossed the goal line. Take away either one of those and we could be talking about a different outcome for last night's game.

    On the other hand, the team never quit. Just 18 seconds after giving up the SHG (cardinal sin!), we scored a goal of our own - in fact, it was still the same power play opportunity! In fact, all 3 of our goals were scored not long after Merrimack took 2-goal leads of 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2. This is a young team and we are still establishing our identity. Finding the back of the net hasn't exactly been a problem - 8 different players have scored goals over 4 games so far. Congrats to Jared Cockrell on his 1st career goal.

    Other mumbo jumbo from last night's game:
    1. Rene Rancourt sang the national anthem prior to puck drop, dressed in tuxedo - what a pleasant surprise!
    2. Whenever Merrimack went on a power play, Kurt Angle's theme was played over the PA - huh?
    3. Whenever we went on the power play, the theme from Cops was played over the PA.
    4. We wore the same jerseys that we wore for the 1st game of the season vs. Army - I'm guessing these are our regular road jerseys. I like them, they have a throwback feel to them. Don't know why we wore them for the opening game at home though.
    5. There's a Dunkin' Donuts attached to the hockey rink there!

    Lawler Rink reminded me a lot of Starr Rink. It's aisles are right against the glass (and just as narrow), and the lobby felt a lot like the one at Reid Athletic Center. Merrimack may be in the shadow of BC, BU, and UMass Lowell, but its rink has certainly given its hockey team a home-ice advantage.

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    Tonight's game is on FCSA here in CNY channel 372 at 7:00. Fox College Sports Atlantic
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    [QUOTE=Rainman;6377277) We wore the same jerseys that we wore for the 1st game of the season vs. Army - I'm guessing these are our regular road jerseys. I like them, they have a throwback feel to them. Don't know why we wore them for the opening game at home though.[/QUOTE]

    Guessing they were trying to emulate the "throwback" look of 1965 on opening night. Maybe now they have become our road jerseys?

    Go 1 for 11 on the PP and miss a 5x3 and you're gonna lose games. DV seemed beside himself describing the game in the USCHO article on line.
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    I'm b-a-a-a-a-c-k...the state has, in a humane gesture, released me from one of its facilities...this year just hoping for constant improvement, not necessarily game-by-game, but certainly month-by-month...we all know this is going to take time...now that I'm retired hoping to get up to what appears to be a great arena...DV may do something this year that he doesn't do often, rotate goalies...and we do have competition for playing time (thank God)...freshmen look reasonably good year-to-date; we simply need to bring in above average talent over the next couple of years...patience - something not well practiced by yours truly - will be necessary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenCoat View Post
    I'm b-a-a-a-a-c-k...the state has, in a humane gesture, released me from one of its facilities...this year just hoping for constant improvement, not necessarily game-by-game, but certainly month-by-month...we all know this is going to take time...now that I'm retired hoping to get up to what appears to be a great arena...DV may do something this year that he doesn't do often, rotate goalies...and we do have competition for playing time (thank God)...freshmen look reasonably good year-to-date; we simply need to bring in above average talent over the next couple of years...patience - something not well practiced by yours truly - will be necessary...

    Well if Greencoat is the new positive guy that makes me the most pessimistic poster for sure. I see others are finally agreeing with me about these penalties though. Just can't afford to be a team that is one of the most penalized and expect to win at home or on the road.

    Also are we the only team that has NHL draft talent that doesn't even suit up? I guess DV was not impressed with his 41 save effort in a tie. Finn's record going back to 1/16 last year is 4-12-2. I hope to see Point in tonight.

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    well, I guess it depends which medication I'm on...because let's face it folks, there's a lot of pressure on DV (and a host of others) to deliver an acceptable product over the next few years...I noticed that the UConn game's announced attendance was c. 1300. At least we are now up to 17 full scholarships (still one short of the max)...the refs do seem to be calling everything, ruining the flow of play and frankly giving the appearance that this is women's hockey...let's get a "W" tonight...it's a long trip home...

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    A few things, empty, According to the announcers on the video feed from last night point is sick, won't play this weekend. Secondly, penalties have been called all over the country and fans are getting sick of it. Check USCHO home site for an article on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red133883 View Post
    A few things, empty, According to the announcers on the video feed from last night point is sick, won't play this weekend. Secondly, penalties have been called all over the country and fans are getting sick of it. Check USCHO home site for an article on it.
    I did see that article but we are still 43/54 in penalties per game. Hope Point recovers, almost just lost it for good when I saw Racine starting tonight. Hope he plays well and gets the W for Gate we need it.

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    DV did not appear overly pleased with the effort last night...and at this point effort may be a necessary but not sufficient condition to get some wins...ECAC looks relatively strong this year (so far) and league play is coming soon...one wonders at this point is home attendance will be an issue this year as well...God I hope not, but after several very successful years at the DIII level (i.e.,championships) Middlebury constructed a new facility, dropped down in DIII play and now has problems drawing flies at their home ice...my guess is we'll know whether our $38 million commitment is successful within 2+ years...

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    I don't think Midd dropped down in play so much as others finally caught up, especially Plattsburgh (Go Cardinals!). Head Coach Bill Beaney also retired after 28 years with a record of 516-184-51 (.721) and 8 National Championships! Their arena was one of the nicest when it was built but Beaney left tough shoes to fill.
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    Pretty sure Gate should play Brooks even more🙂

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    Friday against Maine is a must win

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    I have been in the Mediterranean Sea on a 2 week cruise visiting and eating my way around Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Gibraltar(UK). I come back and with less than one week to go before RPI and Union kick off the ECAC campaign and I find only 22 contestants. Come on people. You have until Friday at 7PM to get your picks in or amend your previous picks. If doing an amendment just give me a new post with your revised picks and state that they are revised.

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    Tough to be down a man for 14 minutes of a 60-minute game. No problem seeing Racine in net IMO, just testing the waters before league play begins.

    This season, Goals For = 12, Goals Against = 21. In the two games we tied, Colgate scored first. Coming out strong, setting the pace, and scoring first may be key this season. Hope Point won't second-guess his choice to come to Colgate if he doesn't start. My guess is he would not be on the bench anywhere else.
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    Think about going to games this weekend. Is there a visitor section, and are there any good places to stay in the area?
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    Re: Colgate 2016-17 A New Beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by Don C View Post
    Think about going to games this weekend. Is there a visitor section, and are there any good places to stay in the area?
    Should be able to buy a ticket at the window. No visitor section per se. There is also standing room, which may be the best seat in the house. "Good" places are few and far between. Suggest the Colgate Inn but it's probably booked with Family Weekend people. There is the Wendt Inn (motel) just north of town, but it's bare bones and may be booked. Try TripAdvisor and Expedia for places to stay in the area - there should be a few but you may have to drive a bit.
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