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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Kinda' early to be making those decisions, dont'cha think? :-)
    Well obviously. We don't have to let the teams know until an hour or two before the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUPhD View Post
    Well obviously. We don't have to let the teams know until an hour or two before the games.
    You do not think that they are all anxiously reading this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    You do not think that they are all anxiously reading this thread?
    silly man, college athletes can't read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patman View Post
    silly man, college athletes can't read
    That's the kids down at Auburn, man. Show some respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    That's the kids down at Auburn, man. Show some respect.

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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    The lake may be closed to the public, but I don't see why that should deter the Futile Four from playing here. I know the scenic location is a drawback, but since the quality of the ice is so inferior to the standard arena, that should outweigh the beauty of the environment. After all skaters will have to keep their heads down to spot patches where there is NO ice only cold, cold water. And then there's the altitude of 7040-7220, some could experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. (Thats over 1000 feet more than the CC arena.)
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    By my count there are approximately 400 players deserving of a Participation Trophy.

    Seriously, someday they can all proudly tell their kids and grandkids they were D1 hockey players. No shame in that.
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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Quote Originally Posted by BUPhD View Post
    Where are the regionals and finals this year? Hunting for just the wrong sheet for a hockey game was always half the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUPhD View Post
    Where are the regionals and finals this year? Hunting for just the wrong sheet for a hockey game was always half the fun.
    There's a barn in Skowhegan that has a sheet of ice. I don't mean it's a barn in the figurative sense, I mean it's a barn. Don't know if there's cows or horses in there, but I'm sure we could bring some in for the games. It's a pretty rural location, but it is only a few miles from an Interstate.

    Another choice would be a pond in Jackman, ME. It's a nice rural location right near the US-Canadian border. No arena (or barn) but players can get dressed in the woods. As a bonus, if it snows the players will have to clear the pond off before they play. If it's an early spring they can play water polo instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    There's a barn in Skowhegan that has a sheet of ice. I don't mean it's a barn in the figurative sense, I mean it's a barn. Don't know if there's cows or horses in there, but I'm sure we could bring some in for the games. It's a pretty rural location, but it is only a few miles from an Interstate.

    Another choice would be a pond in Jackman, ME. It's a nice rural location right near the US-Canadian border. No arena (or barn) but players can get dressed in the woods. As a bonus, if it snows the players will have to clear the pond off before they play. If it's an early spring they can play water polo instead.
    isn't that part of maine mined after the great war?
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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    I agree with Vizeroo's opinion of not including CC into this group. However I would have Arizona State in the field instead of Mercyhurst since they are close in the pairwise and we have enough Atlantic Hockey teams already.
    Thus, based on the PWR and avoiding conference matchups, these would be the pairings:
    Group 1
    Niagara vs Arizona State
    Lake Superior vs RIT
    Group 2
    Brown vs Maine
    American International vs Alaska
    Group 3
    UMass vs Northern Michigan
    RPI vs Ferris St
    Group 4
    Alaska Anchorage vs Michigan St
    Alabama Huntsville vs Colgate

    Now all we need are regional places to play...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPI fan 4 life View Post
    I agree with Vizeroo's opinion of not including CC into this group. However I would have Arizona State in the field instead of Mercyhurst since they are close in the pairwise and we have enough Atlantic Hockey teams already.
    Thus, based on the PWR and avoiding conference matchups, these would be the pairings:
    Group 1
    Niagara vs Arizona State
    Lake Superior vs RIT
    Group 2
    Brown vs Maine
    American International vs Alaska
    Group 3
    UMass vs Northern Michigan
    RPI vs Ferris St
    Group 4
    Alaska Anchorage vs Michigan St
    Alabama Huntsville vs Colgate

    Now all we need are regional places to play...
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    Re: Bottom-feeders 2016-17

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    The Pontiac Silverdome. What's left of it is still standing. And the parking lot is serving as storage for VWs bought in that emissions scandal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    There's a barn in Skowhegan that has a sheet of ice. I don't mean it's a barn in the figurative sense, I mean it's a barn. Don't know if there's cows or horses in there, but I'm sure we could bring some in for the games. It's a pretty rural location, but it is only a few miles from an Interstate.

    Another choice would be a pond in Jackman, ME. It's a nice rural location right near the US-Canadian border. No arena (or barn) but players can get dressed in the woods. As a bonus, if it snows the players will have to clear the pond off before they play. If it's an early spring they can play water polo instead.
    Don't forget that Jackman is the Switzerland of Maine...

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    Silver Spring, MD

    https://www.silverspringiceskating.com

    Cons: too close to public transportation and parking (although parking may be full on a weekend with shoppers and movie goers)

    Even: lots of amenities around...but they provide distractions from the game making the game a confusing addition on the lower end of "Things to do" in the area.

    Pros: Ridiculously small sheet of ice. When it's warm, it's crazy soft ice and easily gouged as well. Players would have to dodge small kids on penguin push skate-sleds.

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    Are we ready for an international regional location? "Growing the game" by hosting a regional in Japan!

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    Being slightly serious here for a minute: What about Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale, IA? It hosted the 2007 College Hockey America Championship and had a grand total of 1309 fans show up for 4 games (an average of 327/game).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    Being slightly serious here for a minute: What about Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale, IA? It hosted the 2007 College Hockey America Championship and had a grand total of 1309 fans show up for 4 games (an average of 327/game).

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    Once again, the USCHOHRPA will be providing "coverage" of this tournament. As per tradition, we will be using CW mode only, and will be broadcasting on bands that are generally dead at their respective time of day.
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