PDA

View Full Version : 2014-15 D3 Schedules Thread



gojackets
07-29-2014, 12:51 AM
I was looking at schedules for some teams and I see that Gustavus has the "Cardinal Classic" on thanksgiving weekend...are they going out to the Panther/Cardinal Classic this year?

PrezdeJohnson09
07-29-2014, 08:09 AM
I was looking at schedules for some teams and I see that Gustavus has the "Cardinal Classic" on thanksgiving weekend...are they going out to the Panther/Cardinal Classic this year?

Yes.

obserbear
07-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Heard some buzz they would come out to the Panther-Cardinal toward the end of last season. Gustavus, Elmira, Middlebury and Plattsburgh at Stafford should be worth a post Turkey Day trip. I guess the only question is, does this make the Panther-Cardinal eclipse the East-West?

PrezdeJohnson09
07-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Heard some buzz they would come out to the Panther-Cardinal toward the end of last season. Gustavus, Elmira, Middlebury and Plattsburgh at Stafford should be worth a post Turkey Day trip. I guess the only question is, does this make the Panther-Cardinal eclipse the East-West?

All depends on how Manhattanville is this year. Last year they regressed a bit, but they still played two awfully tough games against Elmira and Plattsburgh at the East/West.

Both tournaments are first rate and will give us a good indication on how things are shaping up early on for next year.

PrezdeJohnson09
07-29-2014, 08:29 AM
Norwich schedule is out and completed. Just missing four times currently.

http://www.norwichathletics.com/sports/wice/2014-15/schedule

Pretty much same schedule as last year, but added in UNE and Franklin Pierce because they joined the ECAC East.

Norwich hosts Utica this year instead of having to go there. NU returns trip to Bowdoin and just plays Amherst once at home instead of home and home series.

East/West Classic schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, Nov. 1 - Norwich vs. Elmira 2pm
Plattsburgh vs. Manhattanville 5pm

Sunday, Nov. 2 - Elmira vs. Manhattanville 1pm
Plattsburgh vs. Norwich 4pm

The eventual national champion has played in this tournament in all four years of its existence so far!

Mountain_Hockey_Dad
07-31-2014, 03:34 PM
First off, let me say that we attended the tournament at Norwich last year and it was first class. I encourage anyone that is thinking about attending to make the decision to be there.

I was able to see all but a couple of Manhattanville’s games last season either in person or via webcast. Their 2013-2014 season record (8-14-4) does in fact indicate that the team was down from records in previous seasons. Here are a few things to consider.

1.) They may have played one of the tougher schedules last seasons with losses or ties to the following higher level teams:
Plattsburgh 2 losses
Saint Anselm 2 losses
Holy Cross 1 loss, 1 tie
Elmira 1 tie
Amherst 1 loss
Bowdoin 1 loss
Norwich 1 loss

2.) They had only one senior player on the roster that was a defenseman and was not a scoring threat.

3.) They had 14 new players with freshman eligibility. One was a sophomore academically, but was a freshman athletically.

4.) They had 6 to 8 forwards and 4 defenseman that saw the overwhelming majority of ice time in close games. When playing higher level teams which usually had 3 or 4 high quality lines they would have a tendency to run out of gas late in the game.

Their 2014-2015 recruiting class along with development of returning players should be able to provide at least another high quality line of players.

Another plus for this coming season will be the Valiant’s return to the Playland Ice Casino.

Here is a link to the story: http://www.govaliants.com/news/2014/6/17/GEN_0617144127.aspx