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joecct
03-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Here we go. 11 days 10 games and 1 champion. Who will it be?

Tonight's games (weather permitting) are:

Bowdoin (NESCAC) @ Oswego (SUNYAC)
Nichols (ECAC-NE) @ Geneseo (Pool C)
Salem St (MASCAC) @ Norwich (Pool C)

All games go off at 7 PM. The vid links are here: http://d3hockey.com/seasons/men/2013-14/scoreboard/schedule

BTW, this is the last year of the Wednesday night 1st round. Due to the location of the next championships, I've heard that the ice hockey will be contested over 3 weekends.

Bonne chance to all the participants.

PrezdeJohnson09
03-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Here we go. 11 days 10 games and 1 champion. Who will it be?

Tonight's games (weather permitting) are:

Bowdoin (NESCAC) @ Oswego (SUNYAC)
Nichols (ECAC-NE) @ Geneseo (Pool C)
Salem St (MASCAC) @ Norwich (Pool C)

All games go off at 7 PM. The vid links are here: http://d3hockey.com/seasons/men/2013-14/scoreboard/schedule

I'll be watching Norwich & Oswego games (2 different computers).

Bonne chance to all the participants.

Guess I'll post it here too:

My predictions for tonight:

Bowdoin:4 Oswego:3 (OT)
Norwich:4 Salem State:1
Geneseo:5 Nichols:3

I've got a bad feeling about the Oswego game tonight. I could be (hope) I'm wrong...but just a bad feeling.

joecct
03-12-2014, 02:39 PM
Guess I'll post it here too:

My predictions for tonight:

Bowdoin:4 Oswego:3 (OT)
Norwich:4 Salem State:1
Geneseo:5 Nichols:3

I've got a bad feeling about the Oswego game tonight. I could be (hope) I'm wrong...but just a bad feeling.

D^2 - your game will have a wider margin I'm thinking. And the D-III world needs to know - did George make it to the rink??

snc1
03-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Guess I'll post it here too:

My predictions for tonight:

Bowdoin:4 Oswego:3 (OT)
Norwich:4 Salem State:1
Geneseo:5 Nichols:3

I've got a bad feeling about the Oswego game tonight. I could be (hope) I'm wrong...but just a bad feeling.

What you should have a bad feeling about is how Norwich backed it's way into the tournament and then got Salem St. as their opponent.

KnightsOfTheRound
03-12-2014, 03:15 PM
The Geneseo vs. Nichols game is now postponed until tomorrow night. Wonder if any other games will be similarly affected.

LakerEagleLover
03-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Oswego v bowdoin postponed to thursday, time tbd...

NUProf
03-12-2014, 03:20 PM
What you should have a bad feeling about is how Norwich backed it's way into the tournament and then got Salem St. as their opponent.

It was Geneseo that backed in as far as I can tell.

joecct
03-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Was looking at the web cams from Norwich. There's a lot of snow coming down!
http://www.norwich.edu/about/map/webcams.html

LakerEagleLover
03-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Oswego v Bowdoin will be played 3pm Thursday

OSU2010
03-12-2014, 04:11 PM
It was Geneseo that backed in as far as I can tell.

How? they win all the criteria except SOS over Norwich, please explain your reasoning.

LakerEagleLover
03-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Just passing this along as I hear it.....there is some noise in Oz that the game may be moved up to 1PM from 3pm....so Bowdoin can catch a flight from Syracuse...

Last I checked they are under 500 miles....I am not the expert here, so I will defer to the more educated in the NCAA tournament rules....discuss amongst us all...

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
03-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Just passing this along as I hear it.....there is some noise in Oz that the game may be moved up to 1PM from 3pm....so Bowdoin can catch a flight from Syracuse...

Last I checked they are under 500 miles....I am not the expert here, so I will defer to the more educated in the NCAA tournament rules....discuss amongst us all...

The NC$$ pays for the cost of a bus trip, the school can opt to pay the difference for a flight, I believe.

EDIT: NCAA, not School

NUProf
03-12-2014, 04:50 PM
How? they win all the criteria except SOS over Norwich, please explain your reasoning.

Being somewhat provocative, but there is evidence to back this up, too.

Norwich beats Trinity in every category except WIN (and possibly RNK which was even, although there is evidence that Williams fell out of RNK and was replaced by Amherst which would give Norwich a strong edge over Trinity in that category, too), and the only category that Geneseo beat Trinity in was RNK. Thus, Trinity could be viewed as in before Geneseo, and shouldn't have beaten Norwich out. That means that Geneso was the team that slid in, not Norwich.

Comparing Norwich and Gen gives a whole bunch of comparisons that are essentially equal and one (SOS) in which Norwich has a big advantage. The committee doesn't just count comparisons, but weights them based on (among other things) the size of the differential.

LakerEagleLover
03-12-2014, 05:05 PM
Oswego v Bowdoin reconfirmed for 3pm puck drop tomorrow.

joecct
03-12-2014, 05:36 PM
NSN is up with the Salem - Norwich game. Looks like a women's crowd (sad to say - on both counts).

bakdraft21
03-12-2014, 05:50 PM
I wonder if this will change anything as far as Sat. games go?? Perhaps a Sunday game??

joecct
03-12-2014, 05:53 PM
I wonder if this will change anything as far as Sat. games go?? Perhaps a Sunday game??The Western teams would have one day's more rest, but they have to travel cross country so it may be equal. Assuming all the home teams win today and tomorrow, then Norwich would have the extra days rest on Geneseo but they have to travel, so that probably equals things out, too.

joecct
03-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Flaherty
1 - 0 Norwich

Janke
2 - 0

bakdraft21
03-12-2014, 06:07 PM
OMG did someone forget to sharpen the Salem St skates they r a full step behind and cant put 2 passes together,I think even Platty could handle them:D:eek::cool::p..just stirin the pot..

Blugold Hockey
03-12-2014, 06:12 PM
It will be interesting to see how the UWSP and Adrian do after having a weekend with no games. I think UWSP will be able to make up for it and beat UST, but a UST win isn't that far off either. UWSP losing to UWEC may have only extended their season by 60 mins. I think a focused SNC squad will handle Adrian and the score could be fairly one sided again because of the time Adrian missed (yes both teams practiced during that time, but how focused were they really).

In Maine I think it will be a West vs West Championship for the first time since 2008 when the brackets were set up to make an all East or all West final possible. Even though there are some very stellar records out east, I think the West will continue its recent dominance and one or even two of the semi games could be ugly. In the end I think SNC will be the victors.