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    Quote Originally Posted by shelfit View Post
    I noticed they didn't switch ends for OT. I thought doing that was the standard for all hockey conferences. Is it not in this conference? Switching ends would clearly have favored Adrian because Northland's players would never have been able to change on the fly. Maybe Adrian has grounds for a protest!

    Agreed, it was a seeminglybharmless shot that should have been easily handled. Oh well. Congrats to the Jills on their biggest win ever!
    not since 2010 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Northland wins :19 into OT.

    Harmless wrister from the blue line. She should have stopped that one.
    What the...what? Just..wow. So Northland takes down Adrian, who took down River Falls, who took down Norwich. C'mon Norwich...take down Plattsburgh on Wednesday! Also interested to see how Hamline does Tuesday. Could this be the year for the west?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    not since 2010 or so.
    ??? This is only their 2nd year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyEast33 View Post
    Plattsburgh has NEVER played in a strong conference - always themselves and 1 or 2 other teams of significance (Elmira +1). The vast majority of their conference games have been against very weak teams. Doesn't seem to have held them back as they ride a 4 year national championship streak.....
    obviously has not hurt them come ncaa time...and playing 15-20 games vs the dregs sure helps pad the stats...especially for their goalies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelfit View Post
    ??? This is only their 2nd year.
    switch ends for OT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genbeau View Post
    What the...what? Just..wow. So Northland takes down Adrian, who took down River Falls, who took down Norwich. C'mon Norwich...take down Plattsburgh on Wednesday! Also interested to see how Hamline does Tuesday. Could this be the year for the west?
    Wait I thought Wisc. River Falls and Norwich counted as a tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelfit View Post
    ??? This is only their 2nd year.
    I thought teams were still switching ends for OT. Am I missing something? Is it up ti each cinference? It used to be you played out of your own end in OT, which made total sense, but then they switched it for some reason or another and I thought it was a really stupid decision, so if it's back to normal across the board then I'm glad to hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelfit View Post
    I thought teams were still switching ends for OT. Am I missing something? Is it up ti each cinference? It used to be you played out of your own end in OT, which made total sense, but then they switched it for some reason or another and I thought it was a really stupid decision, so if it's back to normal across the board then I'm glad to hear it.
    You're supposed to switch ends for each OT. The thinking being the long change increases goal scoring which should decrease ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoChangeOnIcing View Post
    Wait I thought Wisc. River Falls and Norwich counted as a tie
    It took a shootout for WRF to move on in that tourney. I guess you got me on a technicality. We might have to go to a replay, see what the judges think. This might end up with an asterisk. Now, all that said, if Trine, Aurora, or Finlandia can beat Northland, that would lead to a really unusual sequence of events in this great sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    You're supposed to switch ends for each OT. The thinking being the long change increases goal scoring which should decrease ties.
    So that's the reason why! I never knew why they went to the switch sides in OT for just five minutes of play. Well, my week is now fulfilled. Another mystery in my life is solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyEast33 View Post
    Plattsburgh has NEVER played in a strong conference - always themselves and 1 or 2 other teams of significance (Elmira +1). The vast majority of their conference games have been against very weak teams. Doesn't seem to have held them back as they ride a 4 year national championship streak.....
    Wait a second. Think about it. What D3 women's conference has ever been more then 2-3 teams deep? Maybe at one point the ECAC West when it had Plattsburgh, Elmira, RIT, and Manhattanville. But those four teams in that conference was short lived.

    And now it's gotten worse with all the conference breaking/splitting up. The CHC has no powerhouse in it (unless Endicott surprises us). The MAC has Manhattanville which hasn't been much lately. The NCHA has Adrian. The NEHC has Norwich. The NESCAC has Middlebury. The NEWHL has Plattsburgh. The UCHC has Elmira. The WIAC has River Falls. The MIAC has Gustavus Adolphus (and maybe Augsburg).

    Let me know if you think any of those conferences have a second team which is a serious national championship contender? Unless there is an exception I'm missing, no top caliber team has any serious competition within their conference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Wait a second. Think about it. What D3 women's conference has ever been more then 2-3 teams deep? Maybe at one point the ECAC West when it had Plattsburgh, Elmira, RIT, and Manhattanville. But those four teams in that conference was short lived.

    And now it's gotten worse with all the conference breaking/splitting up. The CHC has no powerhouse in it (unless Endicott surprises us). The MAC has Manhattanville which hasn't been much lately. The NCHA has Adrian. The NEHC has Norwich. The NESCAC has Middlebury. The NEWHL has Plattsburgh. The UCHC has Elmira. The WIAC has River Falls. The MIAC has Gustavus Adolphus (and maybe Augsburg).

    Let me know if you think any of those conferences have a second team which is a serious national championship contender? Unless there is an exception I'm missing, no top caliber team has any serious competition within their conference.

    NESCAC with Amherst. They’re always neck and neck with Middlebury and have consistently been in the nationals run. Strong history with the 2 National championships as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoChangeOnIcing View Post
    NESCAC with Amherst. They’re always neck and neck with Middlebury and have consistently been in the nationals run. Strong history with the 2 National championships as well
    The talent on those two teams has been very equal, the difference is that it always comes down to coaching. One team coaches to win, the other does not. My money would be on Middlebury every game when the chips are down (i.e. playoff time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Wait a second. Think about it. What D3 women's conference has ever been more then 2-3 teams deep? Maybe at one point the ECAC West when it had Plattsburgh, Elmira, RIT, and Manhattanville. But those four teams in that conference was short lived.

    And now it's gotten worse with all the conference breaking/splitting up. The CHC has no powerhouse in it (unless Endicott surprises us). The MAC has Manhattanville which hasn't been much lately. The NCHA has Adrian. The NEHC has Norwich. The NESCAC has Middlebury. The NEWHL has Plattsburgh. The UCHC has Elmira. The WIAC has River Falls. The MIAC has Gustavus Adolphus (and maybe Augsburg).

    Let me know if you think any of those conferences have a second team which is a serious national championship contender? Unless there is an exception I'm missing, no top caliber team has any serious competition within their conference.
    Agree. DIII is so watered down now that there are so many new teams and lack/absence of Canadians. Underwhelming to say the least. Even this forum has become boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymoreHockey View Post
    Agree. DIII is so watered down now that there are so many new teams and lack/absence of Canadians. Underwhelming to say the least. Even this forum has become boring.
    And the men are different, how? A small # of conferences are 2 deep, but all the players are following the true NCAA ideal of students first and athletes second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    And the men are different, how? A small # of conferences are 2 deep,
    The original premise was that Plattsburgh has nobody to test them in their new conference for preparation when the national playoffs come around.

    I pointed out this is essentially true for all women's conferences.

    On the men's side, there may be the usual 2-3 dominant teams in every conference, but there are plenty of middle of the road teams that can test a top team (didn't Canton just beat Plattsburgh? Didn't Fredonia just beat Geneseo?). I hardly ever see a middle of the road women's team even putting a scare to the top teams never mind test them. That is truly the exception on the women's side. Not so on the men's side. Also, look at the number of blowouts you see on the women's side vs. the men's side. You never see the competitive level so far apart on the men's side that they have to pass the puck four times before allowing themselves to shoot. You see those kind of games every year for the women.

    I stand by what I say. The depth is just not there on the women's side like it is on the men's side. Hopefully, one day it will get there. But right now, it's not.

    but all the players are following the true NCAA ideal of students first and athletes second.
    And this has absolutely nothing to do with the original premise and my expansion on that premise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoChangeOnIcing View Post
    NESCAC with Amherst. They’re always neck and neck with Middlebury and have consistently been in the nationals run. Strong history with the 2 National championships as well
    True. I overlooked Amherst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    True. I overlooked Amherst.
    the nescac is the exception. in the other Confs you typically have one powerhouse, maybe two...but you have a lot of below average and several really, really bad teams. In the nescac you usually have Midd/Amherst ranked in the top 10 and 3-4 other teams that are ranked at one time or another and usually finish in what would be the top 15 [team like Conn or Trin, Bow, Hammy, Williams over the past 5 years]...and even the bad teams [Wesly or Colby] can beat you on any given Sunday [ok, last year's Colby team notwithstanding]. Coaches/players can't take games off in the nescac or they will lose...that's certainly not true for the other conferences...Platty can literally put a pylon in goal and beat 2/3rds of the teams in it's Conf.

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    Re: 2017-18 DIII News, Game Notes, Etc

    2/3 x 4 = 2.6667

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    2/3 x 4 = 2.6667
    I'm talking about the past several years....when they had more teams in Conf. IDK what they have anymore...other than a joke

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