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jcase
11-16-2014, 11:06 PM
Welp, two tough defeats this weekend, now three straight 1-goal losses in W games w/ another (Neumann) at the Aud on Friday. The boys are scrapping but the goaltending is shaky. This team is not as bad as their record indicates so as they continue to gain experience I expect better results. On the bright side, frosh Carter is highest scoring d-man in the nation and the power play is much improved over last year. UC will definitely be an underdog vs. OSU in the Dome Saturday so a win would be a pleasant surprise.

Fishman'81
11-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Couldn't agree more. UC has been outscored by one goal in the aggregate, but this team is going nowhere if the 'tending doesn't improve. The best save % on the team is .861 and that just isn't going to cut it. If that can be squared-away I like their chances to stage a resurgence. I'm impressed with the skaters as a group.

NUProf
11-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Couldn't agree more. UC has been outscored by one goal in the aggregate, but this team is going nowhere if the 'tending doesn't improve. The best save % on the team is .861 and that just isn't going to cut it. If that can be squared-away I like their chances to stage a resurgence. I'm impressed with the skaters as a group.

In 2011-2012 Norwich's number 1 goalie had an 0.889 save percentage and the team went 24-3-2. His GAA was under 2.00

LakerEagleLover
11-18-2014, 04:35 PM
It's Official...finally.:D

I apologize for the Laker centric press release, but this was easier than typing the details...on my phone...in the cold...

Student Broadcasts Set for Frozen Dome Classic

OSWEGO, N.Y. -- When Oswego State men's ice hockey makes history Nov. 22 during the first-ever collegiate hockey game at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome, Oswego alumni and Laker fans will be able to tune in and cheer from their homes around the world, thanks to live broadcasts by student-run television station WTOP and student-run radio station WNYO.

The live student broadcasts of the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Oswego will play Utica College at 3 p.m., preceding the 7 p.m. professional hockey game that matches the Syracuse Crunch against the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Laker fans in Central New York can tune into the WTOP broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 325 or online at http://oswegolakers.com/watch/?Live=280. Or they can listen online to WNYO's broadcast at http://www.wnyo889.org/.

While the two student media outlets cover every home game at the Marano Campus Center arena, this will be just WTOP's second remote broadcast in the past two years. WTOP covered the men's ice hockey SUNYAC Championship game last season from Geneseo, bringing the contest to over 6,000 web streamers who watched the Lakers win their second-straight conference crown. With the college's support, WTOP will be able to use TWC's professional equipment for the live remote broadcast taking place this weekend at the Carrier Dome.

The Crunch and Comets will break the AHL's single-game indoor attendance record that was set in 1997 as 20,672 fans watched Carolina beat Kentucky 5-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

With more than 25,000 tickets for the Crunch-Comet game already sold, the Crunch will now attempt to break the U.S. indoor pro-hockey mark of 28,183. That record was set at the Thunderdome on April 23, 1996, as the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning (the current NHL affiliate of the Crunch) squared off in an NHL playoff game. The No. 2-ranked Oswego State Lakers are asking that all of their 10,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance stay through the first period of the Comets-Crunch game to help break the record.

The ice rink will be set up similarly to the Carrier Dome's basketball configuration. Using this layout, the renowned Carrier Dome can seat more than 30,000 fans.

Laker fans who plan on attending the game live can stop by the pre-game reception from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. For registration details, visit alumni.oswego.edu/frozendomeclassic.

To get the latest updates on nationally ranked Oswego men's ice hockey, visit http://oswegolakers.com/.

Fishman'81
11-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Good news! Thanks for taking the time to post it.

I really didn't want to deal with the parking, distant seating, etc., and if the Naz/OSU game was any indication, might be a loooong afternoon for Utica.

Fishman'81
11-20-2014, 09:15 PM
In 2011-2012 Norwich's number 1 goalie had an 0.889 save percentage and the team went 24-3-2. His GAA was under 2.00

Ummm... NU scored 4.63 GPG overall that year, and even more than that playing in their conference (an absurd 4.95).

Utica isn't going to rack-up offensive numbers like that in the W, nor will any other team, and I guarantee that an .889 S% will not win in this league.

vcxc3200
11-20-2014, 10:14 PM
It's Official...finally.:D

I apologize for the Laker centric press release, but this was easier than typing the details...on my phone...in the cold...

Student Broadcasts Set for Frozen Dome Classic

OSWEGO, N.Y. -- When Oswego State men's ice hockey makes history Nov. 22 during the first-ever collegiate hockey game at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome, Oswego alumni and Laker fans will be able to tune in and cheer from their homes around the world, thanks to live broadcasts by student-run television station WTOP and student-run radio station WNYO.

The live student broadcasts of the Toyota Frozen Dome Classic will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Oswego will play Utica College at 3 p.m., preceding the 7 p.m. professional hockey game that matches the Syracuse Crunch against the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Laker fans in Central New York can tune into the WTOP broadcast on Time Warner Cable Channel 325 or online at http://oswegolakers.com/watch/?Live=280. Or they can listen online to WNYO's broadcast at http://www.wnyo889.org/.

While the two student media outlets cover every home game at the Marano Campus Center arena, this will be just WTOP's second remote broadcast in the past two years. WTOP covered the men's ice hockey SUNYAC Championship game last season from Geneseo, bringing the contest to over 6,000 web streamers who watched the Lakers win their second-straight conference crown. With the college's support, WTOP will be able to use TWC's professional equipment for the live remote broadcast taking place this weekend at the Carrier Dome.

The Crunch and Comets will break the AHL's single-game indoor attendance record that was set in 1997 as 20,672 fans watched Carolina beat Kentucky 5-4 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

With more than 25,000 tickets for the Crunch-Comet game already sold, the Crunch will now attempt to break the U.S. indoor pro-hockey mark of 28,183. That record was set at the Thunderdome on April 23, 1996, as the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning (the current NHL affiliate of the Crunch) squared off in an NHL playoff game. The No. 2-ranked Oswego State Lakers are asking that all of their 10,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance stay through the first period of the Comets-Crunch game to help break the record.

The ice rink will be set up similarly to the Carrier Dome's basketball configuration. Using this layout, the renowned Carrier Dome can seat more than 30,000 fans.

Laker fans who plan on attending the game live can stop by the pre-game reception from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center. For registration details, visit alumni.oswego.edu/frozendomeclassic.

To get the latest updates on nationally ranked Oswego men's ice hockey, visit http://oswegolakers.com/.


http://www.utica.edu/wpnr907.... I'll take whatever listeners I can scrape together.

Ogie Oglethorpe
11-20-2014, 10:27 PM
The No. 2-ranked Oswego State Lakers are asking that all of their 10,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance stay through the first period of the Comets-Crunch game to help break the record.

<img src="http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/781983/serious-hamster-o.gif">

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-21-2014, 01:51 PM
<img src="http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/781983/serious-hamster-o.gif">

Current DIII record is a mildly-inflated (because of the way tickets were counted) 5,600 at the NCAA Semifinal between Plattsburgh and Elmira in 2008... 10-15k would absolutely shatter that record...

EDIT: That's the indoor record. The Norwich-Babson game at Fenway in 2012 holds the official overall DIII record at a whopping 7,250... and 10-15k would shatter THAT record, too!

NUProf
11-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Current DIII record is a mildly-inflated (because of the way tickets were counted) 5,600 at the NCAA Semifinal between Plattsburgh and Elmira in 2008... 10-15k would absolutely shatter that record...

EDIT: That's the indoor record. The Norwich-Babson game at Fenway in 2012 holds the official overall DIII record at a whopping 7,250... and 10-15k would shatter THAT record, too!

It is a stretch to call a domed football stadium set up with a portable ice surface as an "indoor" game. If they beat the Frozen Fenway game more power to them. But calling it an "indoor" record is artificial. Of course the record for empty seats goes to Adrian for the game they played at the University of Michigan Stadium a couple of years ago.

Birdwatcher
11-21-2014, 08:30 PM
It is a stretch to call a domed football stadium set up with a portable ice surface as an "indoor" game. If they beat the Frozen Fenway game more power to them. But calling it an "indoor" record is artificial. Of course the record for empty seats goes to Adrian for the game they played at the University of Michigan Stadium a couple of years ago.

Remember Prof...that is where SU plays Bouncy Ball....It does qualify as inside. I have been there for hoops...It is an unbelievable place for any game !

norm1909
11-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Remember Prof...that is where SU plays Bouncy Ball....It does qualify as inside. I have been there for hoops...It is an unbelievable place for any game !

True, it is more like a basketball court they put a football field on ;)

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-21-2014, 10:15 PM
Remember Prof...that is where SU plays Bouncy Ball....It does qualify as inside. I have been there for hoops...It is an unbelievable place for any game !

Exactly, and they are using the seating arrangement that is used for the Basketball games (essentially turning it into a regular old hockey arena). I'd say it certainly qualifies as an indoor arena.

Ogie Oglethorpe
11-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Well, what me and the 'Dramatic Prairie Dog' were wondering about, was how Oswego determined that they'll have 10,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance. Something seems fishy... :p

<img src="http://finaletoanentrance.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/gortons_fisherman.jpg" alt="Smells fishy to me..." height="187" width="230">

NUProf
11-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Well, what me and the 'Dramatic Prairie Dog' were wondering about, was how Oswego determined that they'll have 10,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance. Something seems fishy... :p

<img src="http://finaletoanentrance.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/gortons_fisherman.jpg" alt="Smells fishy to me..." height="187" width="230">

Aha! The old Islanders' logo resurfaces.

Fishman'81
11-22-2014, 12:08 AM
Remember Prof...that is where SU plays Bouncy Ball....It does qualify as inside.

Good point there; a roof and a walled-in interior pretty-much define "inside" to most of us. :p

Fishman'81
11-22-2014, 12:40 AM
Re: tonight's game...

Three GA on the first nine NU shots, and four GA on the first sixteen..? UC's goal-tending isn't giving this team a chance.

I'm not saying that this group of 'tenders is reckless, irresponsible nor lazy. I don't think that of any of them. The guys make all of the routine saves, but lack the lateral movement to bail the team out of even the slightest defensive lapse. None of those guys ever buoy the team with with a great save or two, and it's very hard to win a hockey game without a great save or two, even if you dominate in a territorial sense all night long.

To give credit where it's due, Curley was terrific in net for NU (40 saves, many of the Grade-A variety) and the Luiten/Low line was extremely efficient, but this was just another game where Utica did everything aside from winning.

Gary will be shopping for a few new bodies at the break; I'm hopeful that he can land a quick/instinctual goalie. I don't see any of the current stable as ever being cut from that cloth.

NUProf
11-22-2014, 12:44 AM
Good point there; a roof and a walled-in interior pretty-much define "inside" to most of us. :p

How about a stadium with a retractable roof? What if the NHL played the Winter Classic or Stadium Series game at Sky Dome (or whatever its corporate name is now) in Toronto, and they closed the roof? Would that count as an "indoor" game? What if they opened the roof halfway through the game? Would that make it an indoor/outdoor game? I'm having fun picking nits here. The designation of indoor or outdoor is secondary to how many people are at the game regardless. Were the games at the old Hobart "Cooler" indoor or outdoor games before they put on the 4th wall?

jcase
11-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Re: tonight's game...

Three GA on the first nine NU shots, and four GA on the first sixteen..? UC's goal-tending isn't giving this team a chance.

I'm not saying that this group of 'tenders is reckless, irresponsible nor lazy. I don't think that of any of them. The guys make all of the routine saves, but lack the lateral movement to bail the team out of even the slightest defensive lapse. None of those guys ever buoy the team with with a great save or two, and it's very hard to win a hockey game without a great save or two, even if you dominate in a territorial sense all night long.

To give credit where it's due, Curley was terrific in net for NU (40 saves, many of the Grade-A variety) and the Luiten/Low line was extremely efficient, but this was just another game where Utica did everything aside from winning.

Gary will be shopping for a few new bodies at the break; I'm hopeful that he can land a quick/instinctual goalie. I don't see any of the current stable as ever being cut from that cloth.

You nailed it. Down 3-1 after 2 despite up 28-9 in shots was hard to swallow. Very surprised Simic got the nod. Curley stood on his head. Multiple times heard comments "We need a goalie like that."

Today could get ugly. I'm guessing Taffe starts with Wells backing if the hook comes out.

Fishman'81
11-23-2014, 12:20 AM
I was happy to see how the Pioneers represented themselves today. They certainly were the better team, outside of the goal-tending. (Again.)

Taffe was not bad at all though, aside from confronting three attackers right off the bat, and actually assisting in a GA on himself. (That "third defence-man" BS drives me CRAZY.) The third OSU goal was the result of a lucky bounce, and the other two were just good goals.

I've only seen Utica play one bad period all year (the 3rd in the second Naz game) and the rest were all good in terms of passing, speed, hands and discipline. Today, more of the same. Had the bounces and the 'tending been equivalent, Utica would've won this one going away. The UC skaters remain a very fun group to watch.