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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    The locker rooms rival large closets. The ice surface has more ripples than Lake Ontario on a breezy late fall day. The city finally purchased a new zamboni and boards this year, but for what has been a strong program the past decade, the team deserves better. If Taylor could recruit with a real rink / facility, I think you'd see more from them....but then again I am bias lol
    When was the last time you skated at the cooler? Some of the best ice I've skated on. Definately not an elite college hockey facility but gets the job done and definately gives the Statesmen home ice advantage

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan77 View Post
    Not really, if you think long and hard, it's pretty obvious...I just don't feel comfortable saying why on the internet...If you feel like I am making it up, I think I have built up enough creditably to make "mysterious" statements like that...
    No, you haven't. If you allude to certain things via some supposed place of "credibility" you grant yourself you should expect people to ask questions. Since you're so credible and all it should come as no surprise that people will wish to absorb your wisdom. When you bring up some topic from years ago that only you seem to be bothered by, feel free to actually explain it instead of playing games. Until then, shut up and don't bring it up in the first place as the self-appointed credibility defense is about as valuable as USM's spot in the league standings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Trev View Post
    When was the last time you skated at the cooler? Some of the best ice I've skated on. Definately not an elite college hockey facility but gets the job done and definately gives the Statesmen home ice advantage
    Thursday, and that's exactly my point. Hobart deserves some of the best for the program coach Taylor has put together with what he has had. When you're dodging ripples, ice chunks from a leaky roof, and then the zamboni end rough surface it doesn't make for "home ice advantage". Surely there are worse out there, but when the local YMCA has a better ice surface than one of the top college hockey programs in DIII and locker rooms that I'd be afraid to even bath my dog in. It's time to stop "getting the job done" and start giving Hobart the "elite college hockey facility".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    Thursday, and that's exactly my point. Hobart deserves some of the best for the program coach Taylor has put together with what he has had. When you're dodging ripples, ice chunks from a leaky roof, and then the zamboni end rough surface it doesn't make for "home ice advantage". Surely there are worse out there, but when the local YMCA has a better ice surface than one of the top college hockey programs in DIII and locker rooms that I'd be afraid to even bath my dog in. It's time to stop "getting the job done" and start giving Hobart the "elite college hockey facility".
    I completely agree. Although, when I played back in the early 90's the Cooler had a decent sheet of ice...it was hard, "fast" ice. Everything else about the place was a joke. Christ - it was still an open-rink back then!

    As you've pointed out before, the fact that Coach Taylor has been able to build such a successful program with a sub-par, off-campus facility speaks volumes to his and his assistants' recruiting skills. They've been talking about putting a rink on campus since I was there. However, I imagine trying to convince the ultra-PC alumni network that millions should be spent on athletics must feel like trying to push a rope. Now that William Smith has a team I hope that conversation gets easier...as I have heard over the years that the idea of spending all that $$ on something that benefitted the men and not the women was a sticking point.

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    I completely agree. Although, when I played back in the early 90's the Cooler had a decent sheet of ice...it was hard, "fast" ice. Everything else about the place was a joke. Christ - it was still an open-rink back then!

    As you've pointed out before, the fact that Coach Taylor has been able to build such a successful program with a sub-par, off-campus facility speaks volumes to his and his assistants' recruiting skills. They've been talking about putting a rink on campus since I was there. However, I imagine trying to convince the ultra-PC alumni network that millions should be spent on athletics must feel like trying to push a rope. Now that William Smith has a team I hope that conversation gets easier...as I have heard over the years that the idea of spending all that $$ on something that benefitted the men and not the women was a sticking point.
    I think the fact that it is a pretty good school academically helps as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama View Post
    I completely agree. Although, when I played back in the early 90's the Cooler had a decent sheet of ice...it was hard, "fast" ice. Everything else about the place was a joke. Christ - it was still an open-rink back then!

    As you've pointed out before, the fact that Coach Taylor has been able to build such a successful program with a sub-par, off-campus facility speaks volumes to his and his assistants' recruiting skills. They've been talking about putting a rink on campus since I was there. However, I imagine trying to convince the ultra-PC alumni network that millions should be spent on athletics must feel like trying to push a rope. Now that William Smith has a team I hope that conversation gets easier...as I have heard over the years that the idea of spending all that $$ on something that benefitted the men and not the women was a sticking point.
    Its not soft and mush by any means, but the whole system was outdated and just not on the level as other high ranking DIII schools.

    The rest of the rink.... the city / school really need to work together and come up with something. The rumors fly around the rink all the time, but nothing concrete. Maybe someday.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    The rumors fly around the rink all the time, but nothing concrete. Maybe someday.....
    Hence, it's all framed with wood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernBlight View Post
    No, you haven't. If you allude to certain things via some supposed place of "credibility" you grant yourself you should expect people to ask questions. Since you're so credible and all it should come as no surprise that people will wish to absorb your wisdom. When you bring up some topic from years ago that only you seem to be bothered by, feel free to actually explain it instead of playing games. Until then, shut up and don't bring it up in the first place as the self-appointed credibility defense is about as valuable as USM's spot in the league standings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    Thursday, and that's exactly my point. Hobart deserves some of the best for the program coach Taylor has put together with what he has had. When you're dodging ripples, ice chunks from a leaky roof, and then the zamboni end rough surface it doesn't make for "home ice advantage". Surely there are worse out there, but when the local YMCA has a better ice surface than one of the top college hockey programs in DIII and locker rooms that I'd be afraid to even bath my dog in. It's time to stop "getting the job done" and start giving Hobart the "elite college hockey facility".
    I was at Hobart until this year and I didn't have any major gripes with the facility... Nonetheless, there was a story I heard that Pierre McGuire wanted to make a donation towards the hockey program directly a few years back and
    Mike Hanna wanted to distribute any donation across the athletic program. HWS doesn't have money up the wahoo to do any major project (a new rink for example), but I wonder if a couple hundred thousand dollars could expand the cooler on the overhang side up the hill and replace the roof. Obviously, I don't think spending money on a building that isn't HWS' is the best idea... I think the program is doing a-ok with or without a grade A facility.

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    Re: Future of the NEHC

    The community locker rooms are pretty bad haha. Hobart's locker room isn't too bad for a tiny rink like the Cooler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Trev View Post
    I was at Hobart until this year and I didn't have any major gripes with the facility... Nonetheless, there was a story I heard that Pierre McGuire wanted to make a donation towards the hockey program directly a few years back and
    Mike Hanna wanted to distribute any donation across the athletic program. HWS doesn't have money up the wahoo to do any major project (a new rink for example), but I wonder if a couple hundred thousand dollars could expand the cooler on the overhang side up the hill and replace the roof. Obviously, I don't think spending money on a building that isn't HWS' is the best idea... I think the program is doing a-ok with or without a grade A facility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernBlight View Post
    No, you haven't. If you allude to certain things via some supposed place of "credibility" you grant yourself you should expect people to ask questions. Since you're so credible and all it should come as no surprise that people will wish to absorb your wisdom. When you bring up some topic from years ago that only you seem to be bothered by, feel free to actually explain it instead of playing games. Until then, shut up and don't bring it up in the first place as the self-appointed credibility defense is about as valuable as USM's spot in the league standings.

    Or about as much value as you bring to these boards....If U don't feel like listening to my wisdom please just move on from my post instead of acting like a righteous ####..... I think everybody knows about the my issues with a certain team from the past, it's actually been brought up in a recent post: it's the main reason the interlock broke up....But if you must know, I was talking to a former coach and he told me the teams that were more than likely going to move into the NEHC...One reason USM didn't change conference was due to the fact they have a home rink and didn't want to play a Thursday, Saturday, schedule...I have other reason but I don't feel comfortable telling a jack off like you....Have a good night, and where are you in the standings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan77 View Post
    Or about as much value as you bring to these boards....If U don't feel like listening to my wisdom please just move on from my post instead of acting like a righteous ####..... I think everybody knows about the my issues with a certain team from the past, it's actually been brought up in a recent post: it's the main reason the interlock broke up....But if you must know, I was talking to a former coach and he told me the teams that were more than likely going to move into the NEHC...One reason USM didn't change conference was due to the fact they have a home rink and didn't want to play a Thursday, Saturday, schedule...I have other reason but I don't feel comfortable telling a jack off like you....Have a good night, and where are you in the standings?
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    Re: Future of the NEHC

    Bump.....seems like there is some current interest in the NEHC.

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    Bump.....seems like there is some current interest in the NEHC.
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    LOL. Check out the UCHC thread posts since you posted about Ray.
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    Re: Future of the NEHC

    Castleton will join the Little East Conference in 18-19. Other LEC hockey schools are:
    Mass-Boston
    Southern Maine
    Plymouth State
    Mass-Dartmouth

    file this under future headaches
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Castleton will join the Little East Confernce in 18-19. Other LEC hockey schools are:
    Mass-Boston
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    Plymouth State
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    file this under future headaches
    That's a very diminutive name for an athletic conference...surprised anyone would brand like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Castleton will join the Little East Conference in 18-19. Other LEC hockey schools are:
    Mass-Boston
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    Mass-Dartmouth

    file this under future headaches

    how long have you been trying to form the Little East Hockey conference??? Since the break up of the interlock???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_TG View Post
    That's a very diminutive name for an athletic conference...surprised anyone would brand like that.
    That may be, but its hands down the best baseball conference in the Northeast: I think the only conference that could give the LEC a run is the WIAC

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