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LakerFan99
02-25-2013, 09:36 AM
Not sure if this is known or not, so I'm throwing it out there.

USCHO just posted this tweet:

Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine, will host the 2014 NCAA Division III men's championship weekend.

Discuss...

norm1909
02-25-2013, 09:39 AM
NCAA Names Lewiston Host Site, Bowdoin as Host School, For 2014 D3 Men's Hockey Finals (http://athletics.bowdoin.edu/sports/mice/2012-13/releases/201302247zw9cc)


BRUNSWICK, Maine - The NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Committee has selected Lewiston as the site for the 2014 championship finals. Hosted by Bowdoin, the semifinals and final will take place at Androscoggin Bank Colisée on March 21-22, 2014.

"We are excited to bring the championship to Lewiston, Maine," said Don Olson, chair of the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Committee and director of athletics at The College of St. Scholastica.

The 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship will be the first time the finals have ever been held in Maine. The bid for the event was jointly submitted by Bowdoin and the Maine Sports Commission.

"Ice hockey is a part of our sporting heritage here in Maine, especially in the Lewiston-Auburn area where the Colisee has a long-standing tradition," said Kerry Hoey, the Executive Director of the Maine Sports Commission. "We recognize the significance of hosting the event and the tremendous impact it will have on the area's storied hockey industry as well as the local economy, and are honored to welcome the best hockey teams in the country."

The Androscoggin Bank Colisée, formerly the Central Maine Civic Center and Lewiston Colisée, was built in 1958 and has undergone a $4-million renovation since 2005. The venue has a rich sporting tradition that includes the famous 1965 Clay Heavyweight Championship rematch between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston. The arena was also home to the Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League and, more recently, the Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The Colisée seats 3,677 for ice hockey, surpassing the NCAA's minimum of 3,000 for championship sites. Bowdoin's home rink, Sidney J. Watson Arena, has a capacity of 2,400.

"The facility is newly-renovated and will provide an outstanding student-athlete experience," said Olson. "In addition, Lewiston is located within driving distance of a majority of our East Region membership which should help with attendance. Our committee has great confidence that Bowdoin College will do an outstanding job as the host institution."

"Bowdoin is proud to be working with the Maine Sports Commission to bring the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship to Maine," said Bowdoin Interim Director of Athletics Tim Ryan. "Few places can match the passion for the sport of ice hockey that Maine possesses, and we're looking forward to hosting a first-class event in this vibrant hockey community."

This will mark the second time that Bowdoin has hosted the finals round competition of an NCAA Championship as the school previously hosted the 1989 Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.

:D (http://www.distancebetweencities.net/plattsburgh_ny_and_lewiston_me/route)

joecct
02-25-2013, 09:40 AM
Not sure if this is known or not, so I'm throwing it out there.

USCHO just posted this tweet:

Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine, will host the 2014 NCAA Division III men's championship weekend.

Discuss...Hawkeye Pierce would be happy. Wonder who else bid?

But, what are the dates??
Et, le chart du seating: http://www.thecolisee.com/images/Seating/Hockey.pdf

Natural Ice
02-25-2013, 09:43 AM
see you at the blue goose

norm1909
02-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Hawkeye Pierce would be happy. Wonder who else bid?

But, what are the dates??
Et, le chart du seating: http://www.thecolisee.com/images/Seating/Hockey.pdf

Per my post :p--- will take place at Androscoggin Bank Colisée on March 21-22, 2014.

wickfan
02-25-2013, 09:51 AM
Wow the price must be right. I thought they were goin to sign a new contract in Lake placid or if not send it back out west.

oldguard
02-25-2013, 09:53 AM
I played in that arena when it was 2 years old and again in the mid 70's and can say that it most certainly needed renovation by 2005. Geographically it is a great location for the Final Four given the density of DIII schools in New England.

norm1909
02-25-2013, 09:54 AM
Wow the price must be right. I thought they were goin to sign a new contract in Lake placid or if not send it back out west.

The home of the “Miracle on Ice,” the 1980 Rink - Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., will host the ECAC Hockey Men’s championship for at least three years starting in 2014 (http://www.thecrimson.com/blog/the-back-page/article/2012/8/16/blog-ecac-lake-placid-081512/).

pete99race
02-25-2013, 10:01 AM
What happened to the West Region getting it once every three years.
No one submit a bid to host???
What a crock!!!

joecct
02-25-2013, 10:05 AM
It may have been that everyone (except those that counted) thought the Philadelphia combo deal with D-I was a slam dunk and did not have their ducks in a row to make an adequate bid in time. I hope, pray even, that the 2015 dates are one week later to enable St. Paul and LP to bid after the D-I conference tournaments clear town.

Russell Jaslow
02-25-2013, 10:05 AM
What happened to the West Region getting it once every three years.
No one submit a bid to host???
What a crock!!!

I heard no one in the East or West put in a bid.

Apparently, though, Bowdoin did...

It's going to be a mighty long trip for fans of schools outside of Vermont.

DIIIFan
02-25-2013, 10:07 AM
I thought that next year it was going to be an experiment where DI and DIII were going to have their championsips at and on the same weekend and place. I guess not. I hope that being in Bowdin will still bring a good crowd. I wouldn't mind a nice road trip to Maine.
Oswego 88

Russell Jaslow
02-25-2013, 10:09 AM
I thought that next year it was going to be an experiment where DI and DIII were going to have their championsips at and on the same weekend and place. I guess not. I hope that being in Bowdin will still bring a good crowd. I wouldn't mind a nice road trip to Maine.
Oswego 88

That was voted down by the last NCAA committee it needed to pass.

It was reported on USCHO at the time.

joecct
02-25-2013, 10:15 AM
I heard no one in the East or West put in a bid.

Apparently, though, Bowdoin did...

It's going to be a mighty long trip for fans of schools outside of Vermont.LP is a 7 - 8 hrs from my house. Lewiston looks like 11 (figuring 8 to Lowell and 3 more to get to Lewiston). May fly to Boston or Portland and drive.

LakerFan99
02-25-2013, 10:44 AM
LP is a 7 - 8 hrs from my house. Lewiston looks like 11 (figuring 8 to Lowell and 3 more to get to Lewiston). May fly to Boston or Portland and drive.

7 hrs 20 min from Oswego. :D

LakerEagleLover
02-25-2013, 10:48 AM
2.5 hrs from Boston, MA - 40 min from Portland, ME

Cape Air flies from Boston to Augusta, ME (1hr flight) then a 40 min drive to Lewiston...

norm1909
02-25-2013, 10:53 AM
:D - from Plattsburgh 231 miles/5 hours (http://www.distancebetweencities.net/plattsburgh_ny_and_lewiston_me/route)

Birdwatcher
02-25-2013, 10:59 AM
:D - from Plattsburgh 231 miles/5 hours (http://www.distancebetweencities.net/plattsburgh_ny_and_lewiston_me/route)

You beat me to it Larry, Using the ferry to I89 to exit 8, then US2 to Lewiston.

NUProf
02-25-2013, 11:14 AM
That is a long slow drive ... Then if it snows :eek:

joecct
02-25-2013, 11:24 AM
2.5 hrs from Boston, MA - 40 min from Portland, ME

Cape Air flies from Boston to Augusta, ME (1hr flight) then a 40 min drive to Lewiston...I'd rather take the downeaster from North Station to Portland than to take a Cape Air flight. But! AirTran flies from BWI to Portland. Looks like a plan.