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UnionHockeyManiac
04-17-2014, 10:45 AM
If you can't make it to the parade today, TWC Albany will be streaming it online here starting at 4:00 - http://albany.twcnews.com/

Dutchman
04-17-2014, 10:51 AM
If you can't make it to the parade today, TWC Albany will be streaming it online here starting at 4:00 - http://albany.twcnews.com/

And still more on the Parade ......

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.--It's celebration day in Schenectady. A parade will be held Thursday in honor of the national championship won by the Union College men's hockey team.
The Dutchmen won their first ever national championship last weekend, after defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 7-4.

The parade steps off at 4 p.m. in front of Alumni Gym on campus. It will head towards Messa Rink, travel to Nott Street, Seward Place, Union Street, and Jay Street before culminating at city hall.

The hockey team will be riding in style on four fire trucks along the parade route. Also included in the parade will be local youth hockey players, bagpipers, and the Union College pep band.

- See more at: http://albany.twcnews.com/content/news/724926/parade-of-champions--celebrating-union-s-victory/#sthash.3Qaw9nie.dpuf

Dutchman
04-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Can someone find SB Nation's predictions from last year at this time?

Yale, RPI Split Top Spots In ECAC Hockey Coaches and Media Polls

http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/ecac/2013/9/24/4766732/ecac-preseason-media-coaches-poll-lake-placid-yale-rpi-quinnipiac-union/in/4532713
By Jeff Cox  @JeffCoxSBNation on Sep 24 2013, 11:11a

ECAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points
1 Yale (4) 103
2 RPI (2) 102
3 Quinnipiac (2) 93
Union (2) 93
5 Cornell (1) 89
6 Harvard 67
7 Dartmouth (1) 64
8 Brown 46
9 Colgate 44
10 St. Lawrence 43
11 Princeton 26
12 Clarkson 22

ECAC Preseason Media Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points
1 RPI (4) 367
2 Yale (5) 334
3 Quinnipiac (6) 292
4 Union (3) 287
5 Cornell (1) 238
Dartmouth 238
7 St. Lawrence 212
8 Brown 188
9 Colgate 125
10 Harvard 108
11 Princeton 102
12 Clarkson 83

Dutchfan
04-17-2014, 11:16 AM
I expect Tyler Hynes will be a factor next year as well. Remember, the USHL is substantially stronger than other junior leagues available to college players (only Tier 1 league in US). USHL players seem able to step right in. See Taylor and Lichtenwald.

I agree with you, Hynes started putting up some pretty impressive numbers after his trade to Fargo. I think he may end up being the freshman that is most likely to contribute right away.

Wholin1
04-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Rumor has it that Sen. Chuck will be at the banquet tonight if there is enough room for him on the bandwagon. Most dangerous place to stand at banquet? Between Sen. Chuck and a TV camera. :D

Dutchman
04-17-2014, 11:23 AM
Really nice UNION Clip on Philidelphia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I4WDEcI9QM&feature=youtu.be

This is a great one - final minute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPKYGvBLgWo

Also
You can listen to a special broadcast on TEAMLINE on the web at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time at the following link:
www.teamline.cc/sportpage

SPSalum
04-17-2014, 11:51 AM
Union's championship run is the quintessential "feel good" story. A splendid small college, where the term, scholar-athlete, is not an oxymoron, has captured the hearts of all who follow college sports. That Union is the epitome of all that is good in hockey is an indelible credential and richly deserved.

Dutchfan
04-17-2014, 04:58 PM
Even after watching the parade today it still hasn't sunk in. Union did win on Saturday, right?:D

Hokydad
04-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Even after watching the parade today it still hasn't sunk in. Union did win on Saturday, right?:D


actually they lost. Saw a post yesterday where a MN poster said because Union was 4 or 5 months older, the results were being reversed.

MN and BC have insisted that going forward they want all other teams to be handicapped. BC/MN proposed that for every 2 months older 5 lbs in skate weights will be added. Talking with D Wayne Lucas again tomorrow to help put a final scale in place.

They do it with racehorses and MN swore that Union reminded them of just that.

UnionFan4Life
04-17-2014, 06:57 PM
I spoke with Stevens at the parade, he said he will be back next year. Also spoke with Carr, Bodie, and Ciampini. It was great :D

LTsatch
04-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Bodie just got mentioned during the Ranger intermission on MSG, short highlight reel from National championship game as well. announcer also confirmed he would be finishing his degree and joining the team next season.

Nottme
04-17-2014, 09:13 PM
actually they lost. Saw a post yesterday where a MN poster said because Union was 4 or 5 months older, the results were being reversed.

MN and BC have insisted that going forward they want all other teams to be handicapped. BC/MN proposed that for every 2 months older 5 lbs in skate weights will be added. Talking with D Wayne Lucas again tomorrow to help put a final scale in place.

They do it with racehorses and MN swore that Union reminded them of just that.

We will enter Union in the Breeders Cup Classic with high weight and still win

Wholin1
04-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Awesome banquet tonight. Ghost was very eloquent and emotional in his remarks as were all of the seniors. Mat Bodie was particularly touching as he broke down but left the crowd in a standing ovation. Very difficult not to genuinely like these young men and to wish them the best.

Dutchman
04-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Union College hockey: David’s victory over Goliath?
Posted on April 17, 2014 | By Rabbi Matt Cutler
http://blog.timesunion.com/rabbimattcutler/union-college-hockey-davids-victory-over-goliath/236/

[I]"And any Union College hockey fan gets a bit agitated when they hear about RPI and hockey…since the contentious Mayor’s Cup battle back in January. You know the one—the game that RPI won 2-1 and ended with fights and suspensions?"

Yes, we still get aggitated. You too would be aggitated if your school and students and administration were flooded with sick anonymous phone calls and disgusting hate mail directed at some of the finest young men in College Hockey including our All-American Captain. Our coach, who was defamed by the same sick RPI fans, has been selected as Coach of the Year. A finer coach and a finer person, there is none. And no appologies were accepted by the Troy fans ......

Yep, success is the best revenge .... for now.

We will not forget. Cannot wait untill next year ;)

UnionHockeyManiac
04-18-2014, 09:00 AM
Awesome banquet tonight. Ghost was very eloquent and emotional in his remarks as were all of the seniors. Mat Bodie was particularly touching as he broke down but left the crowd in a standing ovation. Very difficult not to genuinely like these young men and to wish them the best.

Can you please give us more details for those of us who were unable to make it? Did Chuck show up?

Dutchman
04-18-2014, 09:11 AM
Union’s Bennett the Choice as Top Coach


Bennett USCHO Coach of the Year .....
http://www.uscho.com/2014/04/18/hat-trick-of-trophies-makes-unions-bennett-the-choice-as-top-coach/
USCHO Staff Report • April 18, 2014

"Hat trick of trophies makes Union’s Bennett the choice as top coach"

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2014/04/18/hat-trick-of-trophies-makes-unions-bennett-the-choice-as-top-coach/#ixzz2zFP1aF2v

Wholin1
04-18-2014, 10:39 AM
No Chuck, but the Mayor was there and of course Pres. and Mrs. Ainlay, Frank and Colleen Messa. Not a dry eye in the house. It was packed, approximately 250 guests.

UnionHockeyManiac
04-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Highlight video of Union's entire season (credit to Phil Cohn): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF6HDU1s4Xc

Dutchman
04-18-2014, 01:06 PM
This year the ECAC was evenly split between winners and losers. The top 6 teams all had winning records both in conference and overall. The botton six teams had losing records both in conference and overall. Who are going to be the top 6 teams next year?

Conference Overall
GP W-L-T PTS GF-GA GP W-L-T GF-GA
1 Union 22 18-3-1 37 83-42 42 32-6-4 160-90
2 Colgate 22 13-6-3 29 72-59 39 20-14-5 108-104
3 Quinnipiac 22 12-6-4 28 78-43 40 24-10-6 141-81
4 Cornell 22 11-7-4 26 51-50 32 17-10-5 77-74
5 Clarkson 22 11-9-2 24 57-64 42 21-17-4 101-102
6 Yale 22 10-8-4 24 71-56 33 17-11-5 106-82
7 Rensselaer 22 8-9-5 21 57-57 37 15-16-6 104-100
8 St. Lawren 22 7-11-4 18 70-78 38 15-19-4 122-131
9 Brown 22 8-13-1 17 48-62 31 11-17-3 75-87
10 Dartmouth 22 7-13-2 16 51-72 34 10-20-4 84-115
11 Harvard 22 6-12-4 16 44-52 31 10-17-4 69-83
12 Princeton 22 4-18-0 8 44-91 32 6-26-0 60-126

alnike
04-18-2014, 01:21 PM
Who are going to be the top 6 teams next year?

Conference Overall
GP W-L-T PTS GF-GA GP W-L-T GF-GA
1 Union 22 18-3-1 37 83-42 42 32-6-4 160-90
2 Colgate 22 13-6-3 29 72-59 39 20-14-5 108-104
3 Quinnipiac 22 12-6-4 28 78-43 40 24-10-6 141-81
4 Cornell 22 11-7-4 26 51-50 32 17-10-5 77-74
5 Clarkson 22 11-9-2 24 57-64 42 21-17-4 101-102
6 Yale 22 10-8-4 24 71-56 33 17-11-5 106-82
7 Rensselaer 22 8-9-5 21 57-57 37 15-16-6 104-100
8 St. Lawren 22 7-11-4 18 70-78 38 15-19-4 122-131
9 Brown 22 8-13-1 17 48-62 31 11-17-3 75-87
10 Dartmouth 22 7-13-2 16 51-72 34 10-20-4 84-115
11 Harvard 22 6-12-4 16 44-52 31 10-17-4 69-83
12 Princeton 22 4-18-0 8 44-91 32 6-26-0 60-126

I will say more of the same...

1. Colgate - leading up to Sr. laden 15-16 team. NCAA team.
2. Union - lose key players, but strong program has momentum. NCAA team.
3. Cornell - Need a goalie, solid Sr. class (NCAA bubble)
4. Quinnipiac - Graduate some key players, enough talent there in Peca, Anas and the goalie. (NCAA bubble)
5. Dartmouth - returning scorers lead resurgence.
6. Yale - status quo
Harvard and Brown seem to have the potential to challenge for 5 and 6.