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5mn_Major
03-01-2013, 06:21 AM
50 years of college hockey's greatest tradition comes to a dramatic conclusion. Sayonara sunshine :(

At least I started the thread before you ;)

Chris Clark Fan Club
03-01-2013, 07:00 AM
The tournament will not end, just the team that you cheer for won't be playing in it. The WCHA will continue without the gophers, huskies, pioneers, tigers, bulldogs, badgers, and ?(formerly sioux).

Biddco
03-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Isn't it technically going to be a different tournament? With less teams and less games?

So sad it is going away :(

Did not get enough years of it. This year will only be my 5th. Nothing better than feeling that warm spring weather as you tailgate around all of your friends and fellow fans.

GopherFan89
03-01-2013, 07:58 AM
Just got my 9 ticket packages in the mail this week. Somehow was able to get really good lower-level middle seats with a big group of people.

Husckey Domi Nation
03-01-2013, 08:17 AM
The tournament will not end, just the team that you cheer for won't be playing in it. The WCHA will continue without the gophers, huskies, pioneers, tigers, bulldogs, badgers, and ?(formerly sioux).

No love for the other Mavericks?

davyd83
03-01-2013, 09:02 AM
50 years of college hockey's greatest tradition comes to a dramatic conclusion. Sayonara sunshine :(

At least I started the thread before you ;)

Nothing is coming to an end. And this tournament hasn't always had 5 or 6 teams. It will be back to the four it had for many seasons. It hasn't always been in St Paul either. I went to a few in Milwaukee as well. It's simply a matter of some schools leaving, some schools joining. It will be very interesting to see how everything looks 3 or 4 years from now

Dirty
03-01-2013, 09:04 AM
No love for the other Mavericks?

Since they've yet to make the F5 they haven't really earned any love.

Tipsy McStagger
03-01-2013, 09:15 AM
When individual game tickets go on sale, what are my odds of getting 4 lower level tickets next to each other for the championship game?

as15
03-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Nothing is coming to an end. And this tournament hasn't always had 5 or 6 teams. It will be back to the four it had for many seasons. It hasn't always been in St Paul either. I went to a few in Milwaukee as well. It's simply a matter of some schools leaving, some schools joining. It will be very interesting to see how everything looks 3 or 4 years from now

Yes, the Final Five as we know it is coming to an end. It is without a doubt the best college hockey tourament out there. It is so much more fun to attend because of the location, and proximity to massive fan bases. The only thing that will be the same about the Final Five, will be the name. Other than that, after this year, it will not even be close to the same thing. I have attended for 11 straight years, and I will probably never go again after this year. I would expect many season ticket holders will do the same. I hate to admit it but, North Dakota and Minnesota fans made this tournament what it is, and without them there, I won't go. I am not going to spend that much money to attend a tournament that maybe will fill 1/4 of the X.

The Exiled One
03-01-2013, 09:16 AM
50 years of college hockey's greatest tradition comes to a dramatic conclusion. Sayonara sunshine :(

At least I started the thread before you ;)
If you read this from a different perspective, it's still accurate.

(Assuming that 5mn_Major has attended the Final Five to cheer on his team the last 50 years.)

uaafanblog
03-01-2013, 09:27 AM
It isn't accurate. End of story. Dumb thread title. A thread called, "ButtHurt And Biatch10 Team's Final Fiinal Five" would have been accurate. But then of course several of those ButtHurt and Biatch10 teams likely won't be in it.

Dirty
03-01-2013, 09:31 AM
It isn't accurate. End of story. Dumb thread title. A thread called, "ButtHurt And Biatch10 Team's Final Fiinal Five" would have been accurate. But then of course several of those ButtHurt and Biatch10 teams likely won't be in it.

Being you've willingly never attended one, how can you be certain?

uaafanblog
03-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Being you've willingly never attended one, how can you be certain?Simple Math. Allow me to explain it for you. When you add up the total number of ButtHurt and Biatch10 teams leaving the WCHA you get a number that exceeds the total number of teams that can qualify for this years WCHA Final Five tournament.

Addition FTMFW ...

See?

davyd83
03-01-2013, 09:38 AM
Yes, the Final Five as we know it is coming to an end. It is without a doubt the best college hockey tourament out there. It is so much more fun to attend because of the location, and proximity to massive fan bases. The only thing that will be the same about the Final Five, will be the name. Other than that, after this year, it will not even be close to the same thing. I have attended for 11 straight years, and I will probably never go again after this year. I would expect many season ticket holders will do the same. I hate to admit it but, North Dakota and Minnesota fans made this tournament what it is, and without them there, I won't go. I am not going to spend that much money to attend a tournament that maybe will fill 1/4 of the X.
You have incorrect information. Why would a four team tournament be named the Final Five? Will it be the same? Certainly not. It has absolutely been one of the premier college sporting events. I have enjoyed many in the past in both St Paul & Milwaukee. And will enjoy them every bit as much in Grand Rapids and possibly Green Bay along with St Paul in the coming years. The Gopher and Fighting Whioux fans are terrific. They bring a lot of passion. But so do fans from Bemidji, Ferris State and Northern Michigan. Will there be 17,000 of them? Probably not. But don't bet your last dollar on the Target Center filling up either. The WCHA will survive. But unfortunately it won't have the nice mix of big time schools and medium schools and small schools all within a reasonable drive. I
doubt that any of the three tournaments can match what the WCHA has done in St Paul and even what the CCHA has done in Detroit. Although the Big 14 will likely do well both in St Paul and Detroit.

MavHockey14
03-01-2013, 09:41 AM
Look, I don't care who you cheer for, the Final Five is coming to an end. This is an incredible weekend, and there's not a conference tournament like it in college hockey. The WCHA tournament will continue on, but it will be NOTHING like the current Final Five. Neither will the NCHC or B1G tournament. The atmosphere has grown into something special that wont be duplicated.

Tipsy McStagger
03-01-2013, 09:59 AM
I doubt that any of the three tournaments can match what the WCHA has done in St Paul and even what the CCHA has done in Detroit. Although the Big 14 will likely do well both in St Paul and Detroit.
BWAHAHAHA! The attendance at the CCHA tournament is pitiful, especially considering the size of the schools involved. I saw a Miami/ND game in 2011 and there were probably less than 4,000 people there.

KenGernanderguy
03-01-2013, 10:02 AM
I'm just glad that I won't have to sit through 1 more Dance Mania after the Saturday night game.

gopher wes
03-01-2013, 10:02 AM
Hoping to make this final "real" Final Five a Minnesota thing. Assuming SCSU and Minnesota are there. Also hoping Kato and UMD can make it to St Paul. Throw in the nameless team and that sounds like a hell of a tournament(don't really care who the sixth team is should it play out that way:)).

Mile High Hockey
03-01-2013, 10:04 AM
Hoping to make this final "real" Final Five a Minnesota thing. Assuming SCSU and Minnesota are there. Also hoping Kato and UMD can make it to St Paul. Throw in the nameless team and that sounds like a hell of a tournament(don't really care who the sixth team is should it play out that way:)).

I wonder if there is a sixth team that could fit the bill for the Minnesota theme...hmmm...who could there possibly be? Hahaha.

davyd83
03-01-2013, 10:08 AM
BWAHAHAHA! The attendance at the CCHA tournament is pitiful, especially considering the size of the schools involved. I saw a Miami/ND game in 2011 and there were probably less than 4,000 people there.

Oh, so that's the average for that tourney? In all actuality, I'd like to see all the new tourney's do well, but I do think the Big Ten will have the best tourney and I think North Dakota and its sheep have greatly overestimated themselves.