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    Great Lakes Invitational moves to LCA

    Despite the horrible scheduling of this holiday classic, this year's tourney has much intrigue and hopefully will not be ignored due to the selection of the Jan 1/2 scheduling.

    Fox Sports Detroit apparently is not televising the first day(??)

    Chris Bergeron is the only coach in the tournament that led his team last year.
    BG is solid again this year with 2 quality goalies, but are a bit offensively snakebitten.

    Michigan State has beaten good teams this year, and had split earlier in the season with both BG and Michigan.
    Lewandoski has been lights out amazing this season.

    Michigan is most likely missing Hughes, Norris, and Lockwood to the World Juniors and will have had a very long layoff between games.
    They are scoring a bunch, but also giving up a lot.

    Then, the tournament host, Michigan Tech who just recently lost defenseman Keegan Ford to injury for the season in the last game vs LSSU.
    Tech has been rotating goalies trying to find stability. Tech's forwards are the strength of the team, but also have a pair of dynamic defenseman in Reinke and Auk.

    It seems wide open and the championship pair is hard to predict at this point.

    What are your thoughts?
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    I predict there’s going to be four really good games that no one is going to see.

    Excited to see LCA and hopefully not fall out of the press gondola though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGDrew View Post
    I predict there’s going to be four really good games that no one is going to see.
    Had every intention of attending. Family Christmas at the in-laws on the first (tradition) and back to work on the second means that's not going to happen. Hopefully, there's an internet feed available with little chance of any station in Ohio plucking it up.

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    The responses to this thread are a bit of an eerie premonition of this tourney being ignored this year, oh well Tech will still accept the trophy regardless..

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    I will be there both days. Go BG!!!!!

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    Looking forward to the first GLI at the LCA. Went down to the Joe Saturday where they were selling off a bunch of arena items and picked up some nifty stuff. I watched 150+ college games there since 1995, but I really am excited about the move to the new venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potternmu View Post
    Looking forward to the first GLI at the LCA. Went down to the Joe Saturday where they were selling off a bunch of arena items and picked up some nifty stuff. I watched 150+ college games there since 1995, but I really am excited about the move to the new venue.
    Anyone whose ever had to find their to and use the makeshift press box at the Joe is as excited as you!

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    Go Tech, getting ready for a much anticipated GLI. Tech playing for its Pairwise life.....

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    Go Tech, getting ready for a much anticipated GLI. Tech playing for its Pairwise life.....
    I don't believe Tech has any hope of an at large bid so winning the WCHA is their only hope of making the NCAA tournament. The pairwise means nothing at this point.

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    The next 4 games allow Tech to improve their Pairwise, agreed, it probably will not be enough for an auto-bid, but these games are important.

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    If you combine them with wins in league it might be enough so very important

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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    If you combine them with wins in league it might be enough so very important
    I agree the games are very important. Just saying barring a complete meltdown by some and a total turn around by Tech, Pairwise means nothing.
    I see no feasible scenario that puts Tech even close to an autobid.

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    I have us at 18 if we win the next 6 and league play including playoffs could get us in

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    Watching on WCHA.tv. Can't believe we can't get the games in HD.

    Pretty entertaining so far. Better attendance than I expected.

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    The feed was fixed for the 2nd period on, that was a bit nerve wracking, but fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Dream No. 2 View Post
    Watching on WCHA.tv. Can't believe we can't get the games in HD.

    Pretty entertaining so far. Better attendance than I expected.
    I don't think the staff were prepared for the influx of upper deck GA tickets, either. Frustrating trying to get a seat if you didn't show up early. There is a lot less 200-level seating at the Pizza Box than there was at the Joe, and they were restricting everyone to the 5-6 sections between the blue lines. Very annoying.
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    Im rooting for the Wolverines.....to lose in the consolation game!

    Go Huskies!

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    Rematch!!!

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    Should be a great game!!!

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    I am fortunate to be able to work a half day and go to the GLI. Considering how empty it felt for the UM vs. BGSU game last night....I wonder how much more empty it will be for the early game today when most people are back to work.

    Unsure how the UM/MSU game will play out considering the result of the series earlier this season. The result may influence my mood and decision as to if I stay to cheer on the Huskies for the 2nd game.

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