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polarbear2
03-04-2013, 11:35 AM
Well, the seeds are sown, the games are scheduled. Here's your chance..have at it:D

gojackets
03-04-2013, 11:47 AM
Well, the seeds are sown, the games are scheduled. Here's your chance..have at it:D

I noticed that all of the host teams are on top in the bracket on the NCAA site, but it has River Falls on top of Gustavus...Gustavus is hosting right??


Nevermind...Middlebury is above Norwich too.

dontyelldad
03-04-2013, 11:51 AM
I noticed that all of the host teams are on top in the bracket on the NCAA site, but it has River Falls on top of Gustavus...Gustavus is hosting right??


Nevermind...Middlebury is above Norwich too.

Yeah, that was confusing. Asterisk denotes home team.

gojackets
03-04-2013, 12:01 PM
Yeah, that was confusing. Asterisk denotes home team.

I might be looking at a different spot than you, but I dont' see any Asterisk's lol.


All in all, I think the NCAA got it right. River Falls won the comparison over Manhattanville. Especially when you looked at results against ranked. 2-7 vs 7-5. Now I know you guys will say that the Eastern Teams are better...blah blah blah...but River Falls beat the teams they were supposed to...Manhattanville lost to Utica :eek:

dgrand
03-04-2013, 12:36 PM
blah blah blah...but River Falls beat the teams they were supposed to...Manhattanville lost to Utica :eek:

Hmmm leading 2 - 0 with less than 2 minutes to go and end up losing the Championship Game (on home ice) to a team that was barely on the radar, hardly qualifies as beating the teams they were supposed to.

nyi19
03-04-2013, 12:48 PM
Call it my Platty-centric thinking, but I have to question pinning the Platty/SNC winner against the Norwich/EC winner. Unless they're considering Norwich the "4 seed," which doesn't seem likely.

OnMAA
03-04-2013, 12:49 PM
...blah blah blah...but River Falls beat the teams they were supposed to...Manhattanville lost to Utica :eek:

Hmmm leading 2 - 0 with less than 2 minutes to go and end up losing the Championship Game (on home ice) to a team that was barely on the radar, hardly qualifies as beating the teams they were supposed to.

good point by dgrand.....BTW....I thought Manhattanville lost to Norwich ?.

gojackets
03-04-2013, 12:54 PM
good point by dgrand.....BTW....I thought Manhattanville lost to Norwich ?.

They did...but lost to Utica earlier in the season :)

dontyelldad
03-04-2013, 02:05 PM
I might be looking at a different spot than you, but I dont' see any Asterisk's lol.



Check the PDF:

http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/gametool/brackets/icehockey-women_d3_2012.pdf

dontyelldad
03-04-2013, 02:07 PM
Call it my Platty-centric thinking, but I have to question pinning the Platty/SNC winner against the Norwich/EC winner. Unless they're considering Norwich the "4 seed," which doesn't seem likely.

I agree it's hard to see Norwich falling behind Bowdoin in the seeding, unless Bowdoin gets credit for the NESCAC being a tougher conference than the ECAC-E ...

But I don't see any way the pairings work out unless Bowdoin is #3 and Norwich #4.

Actually, the 2/26 NCAA poll had Norwich just ahead of Bowdoin in the East, and the win over Middlebury may have put them ahead ...

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/icehockey-women/d3/diii_regional_rankings

HockeyDman
03-04-2013, 04:18 PM
I agree it's hard to see Norwich falling behind Bowdoin in the seeding, unless Bowdoin gets credit for the NESCAC being a tougher conference than the ECAC-E ...

But I don't see any way the pairings work out unless Bowdoin is #3 and Norwich #4.

Actually, the 2/26 NCAA poll had Norwich just ahead of Bowdoin in the East, and the win over Middlebury may have put them ahead ...

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/icehockey-women/d3/diii_regional_rankings

That's for the NC$$ Committee to know and the rest of us never to find out.

spwood
03-04-2013, 04:40 PM
It's been posted on the Plattsburgh State website that Plattsburgh's game with St. Norbert will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 9th. Tickets will go on sale around 2:30 that afternoon.

I'm curious: Which airport is St. Norbert flying into?

OnMAA
03-04-2013, 06:25 PM
It's been posted on the Plattsburgh State website that Plattsburgh's game with St. Norbert will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 9th. Tickets will go on sale around 2:30 that afternoon.

I'm curious: Which airport is St. Norbert flying into?

Plattsburgh Airport maybe ?.

Other choice would be Montreal for a larger center nearby, but then everyone needs to clear Customs twice so don't see that as an option.

spike
03-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Plattsburgh Airport maybe ?.

Other choice would be Montreal for a larger center nearby, but then everyone needs to clear Customs twice so don't see that as an option.
Burlington would be the logical choice not Montreal, eh?

24checking
03-04-2013, 06:53 PM
Burlington would be the logical choice not Montreal, eh?

Question. How long does it take to get from Burlington to Plattsburgh, and what is the best way? Thanks.

pburghhockey09
03-04-2013, 07:03 PM
Question. How long does it take to get from Burlington to Plattsburgh, and what is the best way? Thanks.

Hour to an hour and a half. Easiest way is the grand isle- Cumberland head ferry crossing. Really it's only a 30-45 min drive with an additional 30 min ferry crossing. Once your in New York it's about a 10 minute drive through plattsburgh to get to the arena

123kidd
03-04-2013, 07:12 PM
Predictions:
Plattsburgh
UWRF
Norwich
Bowdoin

24checking
03-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Hour to an hour and a half. Easiest way is the grand isle- Cumberland head ferry crossing. Really it's only a 30-45 min drive with an additional 30 min ferry crossing. Once your in New York it's about a 10 minute drive through plattsburgh to get to the arena

Thanks!!!
Sorry for my ignorance, but here in the midwest (Minnesota) our lakes pretty much freeze solid. I figured Lake Champlain did the same, especially up in the narrows. I assumed I would have to drive all the way south to 17 or all the way north to the border.

spwood
03-04-2013, 07:17 PM
Thanks!!!
Sorry for my ignorance, but here in the midwest (Minnesota) our lakes pretty much freeze solid. I figured Lake Champlain did the same, especially up in the narrows. I assumed I would have to drive all the way south to 17 or all the way north to the border.

No need to aplogize....we were the sixth Great Lake for about 10 minutes until bribed by politicians from Michigan that didn't want another Great Lake!

OnMAA
03-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Burlington would be the logical choice not Montreal, eh?

Many hockey people that I know, fly into Montreal to get to Plattsburgh. It's an easy commute, 1 hour straight down the freeway. Always plenty of Quebec plates on the Northway. A good chunk of the road from Burlington to the Ferry is windy and slow in comparison. Besides, Montreal is a bigger hub, so better chance of direct flights from places like Minneapolis and Chicago.