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mattj711
09-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Pre-season coaches poll is out:

2012-13 ECAC HOCKEY WOMEN’S PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

1. CORNELL (9) 119
2. HARVARD (3) 109
3. ST. LAWRENCE 100
4. CLARKSON 90
5. DARTMOUTH 86
6. QUINNIPIAC 71
7. PRINCETON 62
8. RENSSELAER 46
9. BROWN 40
10. COLGATE 35
11. UNION 22
12. YALE 12

http://ecachockey.com/women/2012-13/News/20121709_Women_Poll

mattj711
09-17-2012, 11:19 AM
Pre-season coaches poll is out:

2012-13 ECAC HOCKEY WOMEN’S PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

1. CORNELL (9) 119
2. HARVARD (3) 109
3. ST. LAWRENCE 100
4. CLARKSON 90
5. DARTMOUTH 86
6. QUINNIPIAC 71
7. PRINCETON 62
8. RENSSELAER 46
9. BROWN 40
10. COLGATE 35
11. UNION 22
12. YALE 12

http://ecachockey.com/women/2012-13/News/20121709_Women_Poll

Have to think competition between the top six will be much tighter than the last couple of years. Have to think Dartmouth will finish better than 5. Quinnipiac also seems a little low to me, but I'm not sure who I'd move down. St. Lawrence might be a little high given what they lost to graduation vs. what I perceive they're bringing in.

mattj711
09-17-2012, 01:47 PM
PRESEASON ECAC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

G - Erica Howe, Clarkson

D - Laura Fortino, Cornell
D - Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell

F - Kelly Babstock, Quinnipiac
F - Jillian Dempsey, Harvard
F - Brianne Jenner, Cornell

http://static.psbin.com/j/e/ckmt2zvtzy82fi/2012_Women-s_Preseaon_All-League_Team.pdf

OnMAA
09-17-2012, 05:23 PM
Have to think competition between the top six will be much tighter than the last couple of years. Have to think Dartmouth will finish better than 5. Quinnipiac also seems a little low to me, but I'm not sure who I'd move down. St. Lawrence might be a little high given what they lost to graduation vs. what I perceive they're bringing in.

I'd agree with most of your assessment. I think it will be Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth and Clarkson for the top 4. Big Red still the team to beat, but others will be much closer this year.

OnMAA
09-17-2012, 05:24 PM
PRESEASON ECAC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

G - Erica Howe, Clarkson

D - Laura Fortino, Cornell
D - Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell

F - Kelly Babstock, Quinnipiac
F - Jillian Dempsey, Harvard
F - Brianne Jenner, Cornell

http://static.psbin.com/j/e/ckmt2zvtzy82fi/2012_Women-s_Preseaon_All-League_Team.pdf

Is there a rookie poll?. Would be very interested in seeing that one.

LG4
09-19-2012, 01:19 PM
Just wondering if there was a rink that ECac veterans would say is worth going to see a game in because of location or game atmosphere?

OnMAA
09-20-2012, 04:36 PM
Just wondering if there was a rink that ECAC veterans would say is worth going to see a game in because of location or game atmosphere?

I'd say Clarkson and Harvard are two of the more lively places. There always seems to be a loud band at Clarkson. The Harvard rink is just a nice and cozy atmosphere, and a great location right of the Thames river not that far from Downtown Boston.

mattj711
09-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Is there a rookie poll?. Would be very interested in seeing that one.

Not that I've seen. I don't recall the ECAC typically having a preseason all-rookie team.

ManBehindTheCurtain
09-20-2012, 08:11 PM
I'd say Clarkson and Harvard are two of the more lively places. There always seems to be a loud band at Clarkson. The Harvard rink is just a nice and cozy atmosphere, and a great location right of the Thames river not that far from Downtown Boston.Ummm, Charles River?

OnMAA
09-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Ummm, Charles River?

Ooops...Yeah...Ummm thanks for that correction. I've run on paths along both Thames', the one in London England, and the one in London, Ontario, and also along the Charles in Boston.

Dr. Seuss Fan
09-21-2012, 07:54 AM
Have to vote for Thompson. Lots of support from the townspeople of Hanover. Crowd size averages over 800 a game I think. Especially vibrant when the band from Clarkson makes the trip.

Skate79
09-22-2012, 09:21 AM
I'm partial to Bright Center at Harvard but that is because it's my home rink. Thompson is a great place to see a game. Not a bad seat in the house. Both buildings can be loud depending on the opponent.

Skate79
09-22-2012, 09:22 AM
PRESEASON ECAC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

G - Erica Howe, Clarkson

D - Laura Fortino, Cornell
D - Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell

F - Kelly Babstock, Quinnipiac
F - Jillian Dempsey, Harvard
F - Brianne Jenner, Cornell

http://static.psbin.com/j/e/ckmt2zvtzy82fi/2012_Women-s_Preseaon_All-League_Team.pdf

If motivation means anything, Jo Pucci should have an outstanding senior season based on this poll. She deserves to be on this team.

hab
09-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Just wondering if there was a rink that ECac veterans would say is worth going to see a game in because of location or game atmosphere?

Dartmouth usually sees good crowd support, and anywhere that the RPI band is playing tends to be lively. Stay away from Yale, Princeton and Colgate unless you need to catch up on your sleep.

papulaisle
09-24-2012, 07:14 PM
Have to vote for Thompson. Lots of support from the townspeople of Hanover. Crowd size averages over 800 a game I think. Especially vibrant when the band from Clarkson makes the trip.

Got to go with my mate, here. Thompson (Dartmouth). They get the most folks out. All, for that matter- have something special to offer! But I have only been to Yale, Dartmouth, St Lawrence- long ago and Quinnipiac. Qui'p (doll...) has nice snack bar and is a brand new complex combining basketball and ice hockey way up on the hill. Too, is only short hop up the road from New Haven (Yale). If its wintry out, and you like winter- Hanover is fun (and town and college cheek by jowl...) Yet Crimson walks away with all honors as to historicity- too, the star lineups principally Harvard over the years. Too, can walk/stroll around Harv. Yard. Nice. But- have been complaints herein as to parking. Enjoy! Let us know what works, maybe? Where u went and what you liked. Too, certain rivalry's- Clarkson/St Lawrence, Dartmouth/Harvard, Yale/Quinnipiac, etc., will bring out better play. :cool:

Rockytop
09-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Dartmouth usually sees good crowd support, and anywhere that the RPI band is playing tends to be lively. Stay away from Yale, Princeton and Colgate unless you need to catch up on your sleep.

I agree from the crowd aspect, though I do think Hobey Baker (Princeton) is a pretty interesting venue and worth a visit.

mattj711
10-16-2012, 11:45 AM
Crimson suffering early losses
Harvard was my preseason pick to claim the ECAC title, in part due to the talent and depth found on its blue line. However, its two top-scoring defensemen from last season, Marissa Gedman and Josephine Pucci, have reportedly suffered season-ending injuries and are no longer listed on the team’s roster. The Crimson begin competition with an exhibition versus McGill on Saturday.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/womens-d1-blog/2012/10/15/womens-d-i-wrap-oct-15/#ixzz29TeZmQYg

If true, that certainly is not good for the Crimson.

pakidnyc
10-16-2012, 08:17 PM
If true, that certainly is not good for the Crimson.

It's true. They are not even registered at school this semester, presumably to save the year of eligibility and to recover properly.

OnMAA
10-16-2012, 10:57 PM
They are not even registered at school this semester, presumably to save the year of eligibility.
Let me preface by stating that I Know nothing about this situation, but not following your reasoning for not going to school. As far as I know, a player does not lose a year of eligibility by registering at the school and not playing. Most players that red-shirt a year, still go to class. As a matter of fact, that is often a great way to get your course load in, so you have less of a load on your plate in your remaining years of eligibility. In the mean time wish both players well in their recovery. Injuries are a teams/players worst enemy.

OnMAA
10-16-2012, 11:01 PM
I agree from the crowd aspect, though I do think Hobey Baker (Princeton) is a pretty interesting venue and worth a visit.

Agree with that. Just looking at all the historic stuff in the lobby is great. Princeton done a real nice job honoring their past heroes.