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eXcSports
04-17-2014, 10:49 PM
Even though is a direct line from Shiegs' signature, I think it fits the season perfectly. Even though the team didn't make Rochester, it's obvious the team on the ice has become more stable than its been in the last decade. With pushes in two of the last three seasons, it's time to push attention and pressure off the ice with the expectation the team takes care of things on the ice. Build it on the ice, build it off the ice, and the people will come.

Gentlemen, start your engines!

Snively65
04-17-2014, 11:44 PM
Ok, just to get some real controversy going here: the JAR will be undergoing a roof repair and new low-E ceiling to improve the facility. :eek:

http://www.ci.watertown.ma.us/index.aspx?NID=302

Next, the JAR's webmaster needs to hire a proofreader for the postings on their website. :rolleyes:

Also, why is it that the Bentley home page on USCHO.com does not list dimensions for the JAR? It is reportedly NHL standard dimensions at 200x85 ft. :confused:

Sean Pickett
04-18-2014, 12:52 AM
Build a real arena and people will come.

Sean

eXcSports
04-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Ok, just to get some real controversy going here: the JAR will be undergoing a roof repair and new low-E ceiling to improve the facility. :eek:

http://www.ci.watertown.ma.us/index.aspx?NID=302

Next, the JAR's webmaster needs to hire a proofreader for the postings on their website. :rolleyes:

Also, why is it that the Bentley home page on USCHO.com does not list dimensions for the JAR? It is reportedly NHL standard dimensions at 200x85 ft. :confused:

I'm going to spend the bulk of next week dedicated to rink talk and the pros and cons of each side of the argument, leading with the renovations. I've done some research onto a Low-E ceiling, so that's good that the town is doing this. I also found how much they have earmarked for spending in the next couple of years. It increased significantly last year and this year before experiencing a major drop off next year and into the future.

Snively65
04-18-2014, 11:46 PM
I'm going to spend the bulk of next week dedicated to rink talk and the pros and cons of each side of the argument, leading with the renovations. I've done some research onto a Low-E ceiling, so that's good that the town is doing this. I also found how much they have earmarked for spending in the next couple of years. It increased significantly last year and this year before experiencing a major drop off next year and into the future.

So, we should not expect any luxury boxes or a Jumbotron any time soon at the JAR? :-)

Hux
04-19-2014, 12:25 AM
I'm going to spend the bulk of next week dedicated to rink talk and the pros and cons of each side of the argument, leading with the renovations. I've done some research onto a Low-E ceiling, so that's good that the town is doing this. I also found how much they have earmarked for spending in the next couple of years. It increased significantly last year and this year before experiencing a major drop off next year and into the future.

It is foil looking insulation blankets that are strung beneath the existing ceiling.

schiegs
04-19-2014, 02:11 AM
You can only put so much lipstick on a pig.

schiegs
04-20-2014, 02:05 AM
All I've heard on non-con games is 1 @ QU and 2 @ RPI. Any other rumors?

eXcSports
04-21-2014, 05:29 PM
The JAR's renovations:

http://jarpride.com/2014/04/21/jar-receiving-offseason-renovations/

eXcSports
04-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Recently ranked the JAR dead last among 57 surveyed rinks. Honestly, the rankings aren't great, but the survey of the JAR is right down what we'd expect.

http://jarpride.com/2014/04/22/jar-ranked-as-worst-d1-arena/

CornwallAce
04-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Recently ranked the JAR dead last among 57 surveyed rinks. Honestly, the rankings aren't great, but the survey of the JAR is right down what we'd expect.

http://jarpride.com/2014/04/22/jar-ranked-as-worst-d1-arena/

That is one of the worst lists I have seen in a long time.
What exactly is their criteria? Cornell should be WAY higher.

Snively65
04-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Recently ranked the JAR dead last among 57 surveyed rinks. Honestly, the rankings aren't great, but the survey of the JAR is right down what we'd expect.

http://jarpride.com/2014/04/22/jar-ranked-as-worst-d1-arena/

Wow, good thing that the writer did not visit three years ago before the Falcons' Nest became established. I was wrong earlier about the tickets being $5, but $7 is still a very good deal for Div 1 hockey.

eXcSports
04-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Wow, good thing that the writer did not visit three years ago before the Falcons' Nest became established. I was wrong earlier about the tickets being $5, but $7 is still a very good deal for Div 1 hockey.

I don't agree with most of the rankings - Clarkson shouldn't even be remotely close to the top 10, for example - but there are good notes made about the JAR. Namely that it's as bare bones as it gets. When you compare the JAR to some of the other rinks, it's clear it has to go.

Some of the reaction on Facebook made that crystal clear that there is substantial demand among the alumni that this is a) a well-deserved ranking and b) the JAR needs to go.

Snively65
04-23-2014, 12:41 PM
I don't agree with most of the rankings - Clarkson shouldn't even be remotely close to the top 10, for example - but there are good notes made about the JAR. Namely that it's as bare bones as it gets. When you compare the JAR to some of the other rinks, it's clear it has to go.

Some of the reaction on Facebook made that crystal clear that there is substantial demand among the alumni that this is a) a well-deserved ranking and b) the JAR needs to go.

I have not been to enough of the rinks (19#) to evaluate their ranking system, although for those that I have visited, their descriptions seem appropriate to me. I remember joking with a Bentley BoT member at Meehan (#48) when we played there over Thanksgiving break a few years ago that we should dig Meehan up and move it to Bentley's campus. And, this joke leads to today's trivia question: what important hockey event was played at Meehan and when?

I also really like Hart Rink, despite their dismal #52 ranking.

CornwallAce
04-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Would you put a big plus in for chairback seats vs bench seating?
Having food as the first ranking is foolish.

I would rather sit in a place like RPI with an older structure than a bland new place like Lowell or Mankato.

The food has not been good at AIC's place in 3-4 years. But on atmosphere, I'd put S.H. and Bentley above the Olympia.

Sean Pickett
04-23-2014, 07:01 PM
And, this joke leads to today's trivia question: what important hockey event was played at Meehan and when?The 18th annual National Collegiate Ice Hockey Championship was held at Meehan in 1965.

Sean

Sean Pickett
04-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Would you put a big plus in for chairback seats vs bench seating?
Having food as the first ranking is foolish.

I would rather sit in a place like RPI with an older structure than a bland new place like Lowell or Mankato.

The food has not been good at AIC's place in 3-4 years. But on atmosphere, I'd put S.H. and Bentley above the Olympia.I don't think Tsongas Center or Agganis Arena are bland. And I would rather sit and see a game in either instead of an old place like Houston Field House.

Sean

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
04-23-2014, 08:22 PM
I don't think Tsongas Center or Agganis Arena are bland. And I would rather sit and see a game in either instead of an old place like Houston Field House.

Sean

There is an appeal to Houston Fieldhouse but Tsongas and Agganis both are terrific new facilities that I'd rather watch a game in if the teams are doing well and the place is packed...but I'd take a loud and full Houston against Union this year over Agganis with how empty it was this year.

Atmosphere, tradition and the pageantry are what make college sports so special.

eXcSports
04-23-2014, 09:06 PM
I have not been to enough of the rinks (19#) to evaluate their ranking system, although for those that I have visited, their descriptions seem appropriate to me. I remember joking with a Bentley BoT member at Meehan (#48) when we played there over Thanksgiving break a few years ago that we should dig Meehan up and move it to Bentley's campus. And, this joke leads to today's trivia question: what important hockey event was played at Meehan and when?

I also really like Hart Rink, despite their dismal #52 ranking.

1965 Frozen Four won by Michigan Tech over Snooks Kelley and the BC Eagles.

Full disclosure - Meehan is my second home. My brother went to Brown, and if I'm not working a Bentley game, I also work for Brown. This past season I did several Brown hockey games on the air, and I've been around the Brown campus for the better part of about 20 years. I grew up up going to games down there in almost all sports.

The best part about that Brown-Bentley game was that I called the game opposite my brother. The people doing stats in front of us were going bananas because it was in stereo sound - we called it almost identically but for different teams.

Snively65
04-23-2014, 10:20 PM
Hey, good start to our new thread! Love that Meehan story, Dan.

The arena ranking article probably deserves its own thread, but perhaps we can host it for a while, as we are ranked dead last.