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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Okay. You want outside? We will have adverse weather to go with it. Flag, you know people who can engineer foul weather. We need at least heavy rain in Ouray and at least high winds in the East.
    Put the east up on top of Mount Washington. We can get the snow stage operators to go on strike so the teams have to walk up the mountain road. Wind snow, cold, logistics issues... What could be better?
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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by blazer777 View Post
    Put the east up on top of Mount Washington. We can get the snow stage operators to go on strike so the teams have to walk up the mountain road. Wind snow, cold, logistics issues... What could be better?
    I spend a lot of time in the winter/spring above treeline in the Whites, and I can testify that the iced up parking lots on the summit Mount Washington can be wicked bumpy, fractured, and pitted; perfect for the eastern regional.

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Still taking regional bids. Looking for a West regional especially.
    If nominations are still open, may I offer up for considerations:

    The Red River Valley Fairground's Schollander Pavillion. Yes, this fine rodeo and livestock arena used to be home to West Fargo, ND, youth hockey (before they moved into a facility with such boisterous and gaudy things like actual concrete with cooling pipes under the ice). Yes, temporary cooling mats on the rodeo dirt served as the chill plant for the ice. I'm sure they could find the old boards and mats to host such a prestigious tournament.

    https://redrivervalleyfair.com/wp-co...-Pavillion.pdf

    And mentioning rodeo and livestock arenas that used to host hockey, allow me to please also offer up the North Dakota Winter Show Building in Valley City. This fine facility seats 5000! Again, it no longer hosts hockey for the same reasons as above as they moved into a facility with actual concrete with cooling pipes under the ice AND heat in the locker rooms. Here also were chilling mats on dirt for an ice plant.

    Additionally, yes, fine members of the selection committee, the rink/arena is merely the east half of the building. The west portion is permanent corrals for livestock ... except when they pull in trailer houses (without heat) to serve as locker rooms. And yes, or is it no, there are no shower facilities in the trailers. The charm of this arena? Wondering if the smell in the locker room is coming from outside the trailer, or if it's just your defensive partner not having access to showers. Need more to convince you? No. Glass. You read that: No glass, just 8 foot tall chicken wire from dot to dot around each end; 4 foot boards everywhere else.

    https://northdakotawintershow.com/wintershow-about.php


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    PS and late edit: If these facilities do not meet your strict criteria I believe each in their early operations did not even have chill mats on dirt. No, fair reader, they put poly over the dirt, sprayed water, opened the doors, and let that North Dakota in January feeling in to make ice. I'm sure they'd offer that if given hosting responsibilities. That said, ponder ice quality in early April in an all-steel building when it's mid-70s outside. (It was "raining" in the NDWSB for one game I played there because the steel interior ceiling was still cold enough to condense humid outside air coming in.)
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    Us at the Committee office couldn't be happier over some of this weekend's results. Wisconsin lost?

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    Your auto bids after November:

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    Bentley beat UML. They'll be moving down the rankings at least.

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Looks like the Silverdome might still be available to host.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...tial-implosion

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by BUPhD View Post
    Looks like the Silverdome might still be available to host.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...tial-implosion
    Still might be better than Ford Field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by komey1 View Post
    Still might be better than Ford Field.
    Word on the street is that Ford is closing Ford Field and building a new Field in Mexico!

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Can someone on the committee summarize which regional locations are set, which aren't, and what locations are still under consideration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalonsUpPuckDown View Post
    Can someone on the committee summarize which regional locations are set, which aren't, and what locations are still under consideration?
    I think Ford Field should be a finalist. The explosive combination of teams is guaranteed to bring the house down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalonsUpPuckDown View Post
    Can someone on the committee summarize which regional locations are set, which aren't, and what locations are still under consideration?
    Ouray, CO in the West
    Elba in the South

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Ouray, CO in the West
    Elba in the South
    Come now. We need to install a temporary rink at the Gadsden Mall here in Alabama so overage Canadian players can try to pick up high school girls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    Come now. We need to install a temporary rink at the Gadsden Mall here in Alabama so overage Canadian players can try to pick up high school girls!

    GFM
    Try?

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    Come now. We need to install a temporary rink at the Gadsden Mall here in Alabama so overage Canadian players can try to pick up high school girls!

    GFM
    not too mention "high, school girls".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    Come now. We need to install a temporary rink at the Gadsden Mall here in Alabama so overage Canadian players can try to pick up high school girls!

    GFM
    You forgot movie executives and government officials!

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    New SHOTS:

    1. St. Lawrence
    2. Sacred Heart
    3. RPI
    4. Michigan State
    5. UAA
    6. Arizona State
    7. UNO
    8. LSSU
    9. UMD
    10. Vermont
    11. Dartmouth
    12. Merrimack
    13. UAH
    14. Quinnipiac
    15. AIC
    16. Boston University

    Bubble

    17. Miami
    18. Yale
    19. Michigan
    20. Robert Morris

    Debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    New SHOTS:

    1. St. Lawrence
    2. Sacred Heart
    3. RPI
    4. Michigan State
    5. UAA
    6. Arizona State
    7. UNO
    8. LSSU
    9. UMD
    10. Vermont
    11. Dartmouth
    12. Merrimack
    13. UAH
    14. Quinnipiac
    15. AIC
    16. Boston University

    Bubble

    17. Miami
    18. Yale
    19. Michigan
    20. Robert Morris

    Debate.
    Right now... seeding wise..

    My South bracket looks like this:

    1 SLU
    4 BU

    2 LSSU
    3 UMD

    West

    1 Sacred Heart
    4 AIC

    2 UNO
    3 Vermont

    East

    1 Michigan State
    4 Quinnipiac

    2 Arizona State
    3 Dartmouth

    Midwest

    1 RPI
    4 UAH

    2 UAA
    3 Merrimack

    Any questions?

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    Re: Bottom Feeders 2017-18

    Are SHU and AIC allowed to play in the first round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Are SHU and AIC allowed to play in the first round?
    Of course! This tournament pays no attention to avoidance of first round match ups between within-conference rivals. The most important decision in this case is making sure that they both get sent west.

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