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    Cornell played UAH I believe last year, so they are already familiar with the WCHA.
    We played NMU (W), Lake State (T), and Ferris (W) in the last few seasons of our tourney in Florida.
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    This. In future trips, we would try and force people to take the left lane into Houghton, and that intersection, just to f with them. Make them go into Hancock.
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    F THE GOD**** YOOPER LOOPER ABORTION PIECE OF SH* ABORTION INTERSECTION. THEY SHOULD CALL IT THE LOOPY CU*.


    That was an exact quote the first time I ever encountered that monstrosity of engineering and road-planning.
    LOL. They "improved it" several times. What year(s) did you encounter it?

    Honestly, it is no worse than "5 corners" in the Minnesota town I grew up in. With everyone being "Minnesota Nice" no one would go because they didn't want to be rude and go out of turn. (Plus everyone knew everyone and would talk about how rude they were.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost_Husky View Post
    LOL. They "improved it" several times. What year(s) did you encounter it?

    Honestly, it is no worse than "5 corners" in the Minnesota town I grew up in. With everyone being "Minnesota Nice" no one would go because they didn't want to be rude and go out of turn. (Plus everyone knew everyone and would talk about how rude they were.)
    I don't see the big deal? Driving on what I assume is snow packed on top of black ice is always fun, but something you're also going to run into anywhere north of 43 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I don't see the big deal? Driving on what I assume is snow packed on top of black ice is always fun, but something you're also going to run into anywhere north of 43 degrees.
    It's not, really, if you can read signs, but this is what's frustrating for people who don't and are unfamiliar. You can end up on a bridge north when you wanted to go east (or west), if you're in the wrong lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I don't see the big deal? Driving on what I assume is snow packed on top of black ice is always fun, but something you're also going to run into anywhere north of 43 degrees.
    That shows the loop in question, but it takes you on quite a time lapse around Houghton/Hancock.

    Here is the exact abortion Brent refences.

    For those incapable of reading big green signs, finding the lane you need to go where can cause you to loop around. What you can't see is the elevation changes between the one way closest to the canal and the one way going the other direction.

    It's a half-*ssed-roundabout that is on a slant like a Tilt-a-Wirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manurespreader View Post
    Gee I thought you lost to a wcha team this year. Must be dreaming I guess. Never mind.

    Cornell played UAH I believe last year, so they are already familiar with the WCHA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    if you're in the wrong lane.
    I think I have located the issue here...
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    Advice #1: Don't listen to the ill-informed St. Cloud fan. Tech has been quite good for the last 4 years or so, 3 NCAA appearances in 4 years. NMU was down, but last year they had a very good team, and should be good again. Both Tech and NMU are primed to be really **** good over the next several years, which should re-ignite a very good rivalry (the WCHA championship game already did a good job of starting that last year). You'll see some good hockey over two games between Cornell and NMU, but the thing you will notice more is, the fans in Marquette and Houghton are probably the most knowledgeable hockey fans around. You don't get the casual know-nothing fans in UP. People know their ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Advice #1: Don't listen to the ill-informed St. Cloud fan. Tech has been quite good for the last 4 years or so, 3 NCAA appearances in 4 years. NMU was down, but last year they had a very good team, and should be good again. Both Tech and NMU are primed to be really **** good over the next several years, which should re-ignite a very good rivalry (the WCHA championship game already did a good job of starting that last year). You'll see some good hockey over two games between Cornell and NMU, but the thing you will notice more is, the fans in Marquette and Houghton are probably the most knowledgeable hockey fans around. You don't get the casual know-nothing fans in UP. People know their ****.
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    Re: The UP

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Advice #1: Don't listen to the ill-informed St. Cloud fan. Tech has been quite good for the last 4 years or so, 3 NCAA appearances in 4 years. NMU was down, but last year they had a very good team, and should be good again. Both Tech and NMU are primed to be really **** good over the next several years, which should re-ignite a very good rivalry (the WCHA championship game already did a good job of starting that last year). You'll see some good hockey over two games between Cornell and NMU, but the thing you will notice more is, the fans in Marquette and Houghton are probably the most knowledgeable hockey fans around. You don't get the casual know-nothing fans in UP. People know their ****.
    Nah, you'll get plenty of idjuts, but most of them will be students. The townies and old farts know their stuff, though.
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    Nah, you'll get plenty of idjuts, but most of them will be students. The townies and old farts know their stuff, though.
    Townies are always way, way better fans than students. They've seen much more hockey and they aren't consumed by their iPacifiers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Townies are always way, way better fans than students. They've seen much more hockey, and they aren't consumed by their iPacifiers.
    Grew up playing a lot of hockey in small Manitoba towns. Cold air wood rinks with wide bleachers made for standing. There were always a lot of oldish men at those games, too many to all be fathers or uncles. If there was a hockey game to watch, they were there.

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    Cold air wood rinks with wide bleachers made for standing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Baldur, Manitoba:

    That's it. Cold air wood rinks have a wonderful smell.

    Unless they're full of Minnesotans.

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    That's it. Cold air wood rinks have a wonderful smell.

    Unless they're full of Minnesotans.
    Or it's overtime and you're near the benches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Nah, you'll get plenty of idjuts, but most of them will be students. The townies and old farts know their stuff, though.
    Yeah, should have been more clear, I was talking about the locals, not the students. I didn't figure Kepler would be out there doing Jager bombs with MQT's loosest co-eds (....that's all of them), chatting about NMU's power play schemes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I'm actually fairly excited to go (I like cold and barren), but almost as much for the social element as the hockey.
    How many times did you replace, "experiment" with, "element" before hitting submit? Come on admit it!

    Also Brent will post in this- [edit] never mind just saw it
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Yeah, should have been more clear, I was talking about the locals, not the students. I didn't figure Kepler would be out there doing Jager bombs with MQT's loosest co-eds (....that's all of them), chatting about NMU's power play schemes.
    Always thought this was a bit of an exaggeration, watched Campus PD one time, realized it was not.

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