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Seawolf Fan
03-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Neutral site on a standard ice sheet should produce a very exciting game.

Suze
03-16-2014, 04:38 PM
Neutral site on a standard ice sheet should produce a very exciting game.

That's what I'm thinking. No quirky ice that favors Ferris this weekend! I wonder when the Seawolves will head to Michigan?

WillH
03-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Great to see UAA moving on. It has been different following the team from TX and not there in AK. The 3 hour time difference makes it hard but now with the guys playing in Mich there won't be a problem. The best to the team and coaching staff. Hello to Suze. Sorry we didn't get to see you in Dec.

Suze
03-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Great to see UAA moving on. It has been different following the team from TX and not there in AK. The 3 hour time difference makes it hard but now with the guys playing in Mich there won't be a problem. The best to the team and coaching staff. Hello to Suze. Sorry we didn't get to see you in Dec.

Hey Will! We looked for you in December, missed you and Dori!

I sure wish the Van Andel Arena had Olympic sized ice, but they don't.

golfhawkins
03-16-2014, 05:28 PM
That's what I'm thinking. No quirky ice that favors Ferris this weekend! I wonder when the Seawolves will head to Michigan?


Quirky ice??? You have to love Ferris's home ice advantage. The seating is on top of the players, and the boards have some bounce to them. The place has character and is not a cookie cutter rink that too many schools have. I think that Ferris would love a new barn, but money is always an issue. If Ferris keeps winning like they have over the last couple years a new rink might just happen.

Michigan State has a nice looking rink, but it can be quite if State isn't doing well. U of M has an ok barn and they have put a lot of money into over the years, but it still has a basketball feel to it. Western Michigan, that place is a dump. Miami of Ohio has a very nice rink, but they have a much larger fan base to draw from then Ferris. I would love to see a barn like that, but scaled down to fit less people.

I hope that the Seawolves plane gets stuck in snowdrift on the runway for a couple extra days and they arrive at the last minute for the game.

It should be a good game, both teams play hard and leave it all on the ice. I just hope that Ferris does its part and brings a lot of fans!

Seawolf Fan
03-16-2014, 05:33 PM
I hope that the Seawolves plane gets stuck in snowdrift on the runway for a couple extra days and they arrive at the last minute for the game.
Who are you? Sean Mcindoe?
Good line!
Made me chuckle.

Suze
03-16-2014, 05:42 PM
Quirky ice??? You have to love Ferris's home ice advantage. The seating is on top of the players, and the boards have some bounce to them. The place has character and is not a cookie cutter rink that too many schools have. I think that Ferris would love a new barn, but money is always an issue. If Ferris keeps winning like they have over the last couple years a new rink might just happen.

Michigan State has a nice looking rink, but it can be quite if State isn't doing well. U of M has an ok barn and they have put a lot of money into over the years, but it still has a basketball feel to it. Western Michigan, that place is a dump. Miami of Ohio has a very nice rink, but they have a much larger fan base to draw from then Ferris. I would love to see a barn like that, but scaled down to fit less people.

I hope that the Seawolves plane gets stuck in snowdrift on the runway for a couple extra days and they arrive at the last minute for the game.

It should be a good game, both teams play hard and leave it all on the ice. I just hope that Ferris does its part and brings a lot of fans!

I hope a lot of fans show up as well, this was one of my worries about the nWCHA.

Jimjamesak
03-16-2014, 06:57 PM
Well, hopefully we'll be able to watch on TV up here.

AlaskaRox
03-17-2014, 04:47 PM
I hope that the Seawolves plane gets stuck in snowdrift on the runway for a couple extra days and they arrive at the last minute for the game.

I hope the Ferris' bus engine blows and in a hurried attempt to get their gear to Van Andel as they await a new bus.. the gear is inadvertently shipped to Grand Forks instead of Grand Rapids.. :D

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(Ok,ok, I know.. I have no idea if they even use a bus. ;) I'm just responding to that snowdrift comment) ~ LOL.

uaafanblog
03-17-2014, 04:54 PM
I hope the Ferris' bus engine blows and in a hurried attempt to get their gear to Van Andel as they await a new bus.. the gear is inadvertently shipped to Grand Forks instead of Grand Rapids.. :D

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(Ok,ok, I know.. I have no idea if they even use a bus. ;) I'm just responding to that snowdrift comment) ~ LOL.

Or their gear could get sent to Big Rapids. Just asking a question here ... How Grand are the Rapids in GR? How Big are the Rapids in BR? I'm guessing neither is anymore Grand or Big than the disappointingly "Grand" Forks in NoDak.

golfhawkins
03-17-2014, 07:55 PM
How Grand are the Rapids in GR? How Big are the Rapids in BR? I'm guessing neither is anymore Grand or Big than the disappointingly "Grand" Forks in NoDak.

Well the rapids in Big Rapids are, larger than a ripple, and I'm still looking for the "Grand" Rapids. The part of the river that runs through Grand Rapids is tame.

I was at the Ferris ice rink around 6pm for my son's hockey practice and they had a good line for student ticket sales. My guess is the ticket sales will be in the range of 4-5 thousand for Fridays game. I hope it much more, but lets hope that it is at least that many. It's a big barn and will need a lot of people to make it loud. Ferris has the WCHA cup in the trophy case. That is one big silver cup!

Ferris will be leaving on Thursday for a skate around. When do the Sea-pups leave?

Jimjamesak
03-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Well the rapids in Big Rapids are, larger than a ripple, and I'm still looking for the "Grand" Rapids. The part of the river that runs through Grand Rapids is tame.

I was at the Ferris ice rink around 6pm for my son's hockey practice and they had a good line for student ticket sales. My guess is the ticket sales will be in the range of 4-5 thousand for Fridays game. I hope it much more, but lets hope that it is at least that many. It's a big barn and will need a lot of people to make it loud. Ferris has the WCHA cup in the trophy case. That is one big silver cup!

Ferris will be leaving on Thursday for a skate around. When do the Sea-pups leave?
I would imagine sometime around Wednesday.

WillH
03-17-2014, 08:47 PM
Olympic ice would be better for UAA but it isn't like they haven't played on the smaller sheet of ice. Would be interesting to check on their record on the smaller sheet of ice. I'm don't know which teams don't have Olympic ice. At this point I think the guys just have to be very happy to be heading to MI. They need to play their game but will need 100+ from everyone.

Suze
03-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Olympic ice would be better for UAA but it isn't like they haven't played on the smaller sheet of ice. Would be interesting to check on their record on the smaller sheet of ice. I'm don't know which teams don't have Olympic ice. At this point I think the guys just have to be very happy to be heading to MI. They need to play their game but will need 100+ from everyone.

I think coach will have them focused. This is the coach who took an ECHL team with average talent and they went on to knock off the Acess in the playoffs. Will, read your rep.

WillH
03-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Coach has done a great job with the guys. What a change in what we have had over the years. The young guys on the team I thouht really contributed. I hope somehow UAA can get people back to the games next year. Those days of sellout crowds were the best. Hello to Mr. Suze!

Meese
03-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Or their gear could get sent to Big Rapids. Just asking a question here ... How Grand are the Rapids in GR? How Big are the Rapids in BR? I'm guessing neither is anymore Grand or Big than the disappointingly "Grand" Forks in NoDak.

One of the most popular warm weather activities in Big Rapids is tubing on the river. The rapids are not big enough to spill the vast quantities of adult beverage consumed by the tubers (aka there are a couple spots that are a little choppy but it's nothing special). And Grand Rapids, not so grand, although they did have some nasty flooding last year.

It would be interesting to see what schools have Olympic Ice. I wonder who it's more difficult for, a team that is used to the bigger rink having to play in a smaller venue or vice versa?

AlaskaRox
03-17-2014, 10:58 PM
I would imagine sometime around Wednesday.

According to their twitter page they're leaving tonight (or already did?).. It just says they're heading for Grand Rapids Monday night ~~ Good luck Seawolves! :)

Suze
03-17-2014, 11:57 PM
According to their twitter page they're leaving tonight (or already did?).. It just says they're heading for Grand Rapids Monday night ~~ Good luck Seawolves! :)

Great! If they are still on Spring break that certainly helps them do that. Jet lag should not be an issue at all.

Nab423
03-18-2014, 12:07 AM
Good luck to both teams. I hope it will be a good game and fun to watch!

Lawson_lunatic27
03-18-2014, 12:18 AM
Western Michigan, that place is a dump.

Your a ****ing idiot. Your arena cant even sell advertising on one side of the boards you dolt. No college hockey fan with a brain wants your pitiful arena for home ice. Lawson has a better crowd, better student section and a better team than the **** you have in the middle of ****ing nowhere.

Your overrated team will be exposed in the NCAA's... You have to actually beat a top 20 team to get a banner there unlike the cupcake league you're stuck in now.