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SteveP
01-17-2013, 11:36 AM
The first ever college game at the Wells Fargo Center gets the Flyers and Penguins as the lead-in game. How cool is that? :D

The game between the Nittany Lions and Catamounts has been pushed back to 8pm because of the 3pm start for the NHL boys. The fans shouldn't mind - just gives them more time to tailgate. :rolleyes:

If the Flyers and Pens go to OT or a shootout, we could drop the puck around 9! It's going to take some time to get 17 thousand out of the building and then get more than 16 thousand into the arena for the night game.

catmandoo
01-17-2013, 11:59 AM
The first ever college game at the Wells Fargo Center gets the Flyers and Penguins as the lead-in game. How cool is that? :D

The game between the Nittany Lions and Catamounts has been pushed back to 8pm because of the 3pm start for the NHL boys. The fans shouldn't mind - just gives them more time to tailgate. :rolleyes:

If the Flyers and Pens go to OT or a shootout, we could drop the puck around 9! It's going to take some time to get 17 thousand out of the building and then get more than 16 thousand into the arena for the night game.

A loss to this team in this venue would be a low for the program and embarassing. Acording to what I see they have lost to a handful of club teams this year.

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2013, 12:24 PM
The first ever college game at the Wells Fargo Center gets the Flyers and Penguins as the lead-in game. How cool is that? :D

The game between the Nittany Lions and Catamounts has been pushed back to 8pm because of the 3pm start for the NHL boys. The fans shouldn't mind - just gives them more time to tailgate. :rolleyes:

If the Flyers and Pens go to OT or a shootout, we could drop the puck around 9! It's going to take some time to get 17 thousand out of the building and then get more than 16 thousand into the arena for the night game.

Why not just let people stay and have the tickets be for a true doubleheader? Yeesh.

RSTuthill
01-17-2013, 12:33 PM
A loss to this team in this venue would be a low for the program and embarassing. Acording to what I see they have lost to a handful of club teams this year.
We saw PSU in Storrs a couple weeks ago. UVM should beat them but it won't be a walkover. Think they beat Ohio State over the holidays, didn't they?

lmg6841
01-17-2013, 01:53 PM
They still have club level players...


A loss to this team in this venue would be a low for the program and embarassing. Acording to what I see they have lost to a handful of club teams this year.

UncleRay
01-17-2013, 02:38 PM
Why not just let people stay and have the tickets be for a true doubleheader? Yeesh.When Steve said it was the lead-in game, I assumed it was a double header. If it had, the fans would have been well on their way for the second game!
They still have club level players...Short memory? (http://www.uscho.com/box/mens-hockey/2012/10/20/penn-state-vs-rit/)

SteveP
01-17-2013, 04:27 PM
A loss to this team in this venue would be a low for the program and embarassing. Acording to what I see they have lost to a handful of club teams this year.

Just to set you straight, the only loss to a club team was Arizona State, but there have also been losses to D-III Buffalo State and Neumann. On the other hand, wins over RIT, Air Force and Ohio State, with a 2-0 empty-net goal loss at Union.

jcarter7669
01-18-2013, 10:59 AM
The way UVM is playing currently there is no such thing as a walk over. UVM better be prepared to come out and get things going. The thing that scares me is scoring and goaltending. UVM can't seem to score, and there are games where the goaltending is soft. It is a good possibility PSU comes out and scores 3 goals and....

That said, losing would be embarassing.

I'm not a fan of teams running up scores, but UVM needs to pot as many goals as possible and see about getting these guys experience on how to actually get the puck into the net.

J.D.
01-18-2013, 11:11 AM
I can understand Penn State being in this game, but why Vermont?

J.D.
01-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Just to set you straight, the only loss to a club team was Arizona State, but there have also been losses to D-III Buffalo State and Neumann. On the other hand, wins over RIT, Air Force and Ohio State, with a 2-0 empty-net goal loss at Union.

I must say, a fairly odd set of results, no?

kingdobbs
01-18-2013, 12:19 PM
I can understand Penn State being in this game, but why Vermont?

Cause Vermont was the team they could agree to get to travel to Philadelphia?

J.D.
01-18-2013, 12:41 PM
That's why I asked...I don't know the answer.

Going by Steve's initial post, they are expecting 16,000 for the PSU-Vermont game? I find that hard to believe. Did they try scheduling other teams before Vermont?

SteveP
01-19-2013, 03:02 PM
I can understand Penn State being in this game, but why Vermont?

Nick Luukko's father Peter Luukko is President and CEO of Comcast Spectacor.

EDIT: The game will be a sellout tonight - <strike>close to 19000</strike> 19,600 to be on hand.

Stripes55
01-20-2013, 12:15 AM
Nick Luukko's father Peter Luukko is President and CEO of Comcast Spectacor.



Is this also the reason this became a home game for Vermont? Really made me want to vomit when PA announcer Lou Nolan introduced them as "Your Vermont Catamounts".

Which made this win all the more sweet. Of course, I'm not a fan of Peter Luukko anyway. He was part of the braintrust that knocked down the Spectrum and exiled the Philadelphia Phantoms (for which I was a 9-year season ticket holder) to Glens Falls, NY...

But what a game....and man, Skoff's going to be an absolute beast in net by the time he's done there.

Also, just curious but I was a bit far from the ice....what conference were those refs from tonight? Not exactly the best crew I've ever seen.

Patman
01-20-2013, 01:08 AM
Really made me want to vomit when PA announcer Lou Nolan introduced them as "Your Vermont Catamounts".


You got a game in a large facility packed to the brim.... why are you complaining exactly?

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
01-20-2013, 01:35 AM
Also, just curious but I was a bit far from the ice....what conference were those refs from tonight? Not exactly the best crew I've ever seen.

Hockey East crew

SteveP
01-20-2013, 11:00 AM
You got a game in a large facility packed to the brim.... why are you complaining exactly?

Exactly. Pretty tough when the "home" side gets booed during the player intros. Only in Philly! :rolleyes:

Assuming there's a second College Hockey Faceoff (likely to happen) it undoubtedly will be a Penn State home game.

Carmine Scarpaglia
01-20-2013, 12:54 PM
I can understand Penn State being in this game, but why Vermont?

PSU needed another glorified club team to play. Naturally they picked up the phone and called UVM.

Nice job Vermont you just lost to a team that got beaten by Neumann on Tuesday!

scoreboard
01-20-2013, 03:34 PM
PSU needed another glorified club team to play. Naturally they picked up the phone and called UVM.

Nice job Vermont you just lost to a team that got beaten by Neumann on Tuesday!

Just asking. Worst loss in Hockey East history???

jcarter7669
01-20-2013, 03:46 PM
Just asking. Worst loss in Hockey East history???

:rolleyes: