PDA

View Full Version : UMaine Hockey 2014-15: The Road from Alfond to Boston



Pages : 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67

blackbearbandie
11-01-2014, 01:06 PM
Last night it was Halloween, so it's understandable that there would be a dip in the attendance. Tonight the game is on TV, and there's also a little bit of a snowstorm, so it will be interesting to see if tonight's attendance is much different from last night's game.

BobF
11-01-2014, 01:37 PM
It's really sad that Maine is one of the worst drawing teams in Hockey East now.........too many years of Timmay Time hockey combined with increased ticket prices. This program was taken for granted for too many years by the administration.......horrible mis-management of their cash cow.

According to box score 3378 in Orono, and Notre Dame was only slightly better, with tons of empty seats as I watched that game. Durham was another blue seat out, all you saw were empty seats for a game vs. Lowell, but box score said 5011, not even close. I spoke out last year about the seats behind the benches and the prices. So long as they charge the prices they are those seats will remain empty, and let's face it, it gives you the perception on tv that there is not a lot of interest.

I also agree economy playing a huge role. Just bought 4 tickets to the BU game (actually went to the rink and saved the fees since I work close by) and then bought 3 tickets for the game at Lowell online. Total spent for 7 tickets $167. Did notice BU seats were already close to sold out along the sides, still had not opened the near end where you come in likely waiting for students to use there sports passes.

Let's hope for a larger crowd and better defense tonight!

gscott13
11-01-2014, 01:56 PM
Supposed to be on wpme

According to their press release, the next game to be televised is the game on the 14th vs. BU

http://goblackbears.com/sports/m-hockey/2014-15/releases/20140930pvtzsz

and looking at the Hockeyeastonline composite tv schedule, nothing there as well...

all bear
11-01-2014, 04:42 PM
According to their press release, the next game to be televised is the game on the 14th vs. BU

http://goblackbears.com/sports/m-hockey/2014-15/releases/20140930pvtzsz

and looking at the Hockeyeastonline composite tv schedule, nothing there as well...

Thought I had seen it earlier advertised and someone else had confirmed it , but I don't see it now either.....*** great, that leaves choppy stretch internet at 7 bucks....sigh

all bear
11-01-2014, 04:48 PM
According to box score 3378 in Orono, and Notre Dame was only slightly better, with tons of empty seats as I watched that game. Durham was another blue seat out, all you saw were empty seats for a game vs. Lowell, but box score said 5011, not even close. I spoke out last year about the seats behind the benches and the prices. So long as they charge the prices they are those seats will remain empty, and let's face it, it gives you the perception on tv that there is not a lot of interest.

I also agree economy playing a huge role. Just bought 4 tickets to the BU game (actually went to the rink and saved the fees since I work close by) and then bought 3 tickets for the game at Lowell online. Total spent for 7 tickets $167. Did notice BU seats were already close to sold out along the sides, still had not opened the near end where you come in likely waiting for students to use there sports passes.

Let's hope for a larger crowd and better defense tonight!

Been thinking about going down for the BU game... haven't seen Agganis yet and maybe Maine spoils BU(t)s undefeated season then....;)

amherstblackbear
11-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Been thinking about going down for the BU game... haven't seen Agganis yet and maybe Maine spoils BU(t)s undefeated season then....;)

There's nothing wrong with it. It's nice enough. But you'll miss WBA.

all bear
11-01-2014, 05:03 PM
There's nothing wrong with it. It's nice enough. But you'll miss WBA.

I wuz at WBA twice I think...onec when Scott Pellerin taught BU proper hawkey, once when Pauley and the twins skooled the derrieres in the game.... fun times. Low tin ceilings, nothing like it

ck1969
11-01-2014, 05:08 PM
According to their press release, the next game to be televised is the game on the 14th vs. BU

http://goblackbears.com/sports/m-hockey/2014-15/releases/20140930pvtzsz

and looking at the Hockeyeastonline composite tv schedule, nothing there as well...

I don't understand that. There hasn't been any games on WPME all year. I swear there was a new deal in place. It's bullchit. 7 Games total on TV????? Absurd.

gscott13
11-01-2014, 05:09 PM
I don't understand that. There hasn't been any games on WPME all year. I swear there was a new deal in place. It's bullchit.

One of the Union games was on TV.

Only 7 are being aired on local TV and I think one more on NESN.

This is the two year agreement announcement
http://www.goblackbears.com/information/news_releases/WPME-8114

ck1969
11-01-2014, 05:25 PM
One of the Union games was on TV.

Only 7 are being aired on local TV and I think one more on NESN.

This is the two year agreement announcement
http://www.goblackbears.com/information/news_releases/WPME-8114

Forgot about the Union game. But still only 7 is kinda pathetic when you are trying to rebuild the fan base and enthusiasm for the program. Once again I give the marketing dept an F.

Drew S.
11-01-2014, 06:40 PM
I know for me it's easier and cheaper to travel south, UML, Mack even BU and BC. I always go to 1 or 2 games in Orono but for pure economics even if tix prices were cut in 1/2 I still wouldn't travel up to Orono more than twice a year.

Are either of us ever going to pay $700 to $800 for two season tickets living so far away? Absolutely not, but if we could get a couple tickets for $300 to $400 it might be worth it, even if we know we're not going to get to every game. I'm sure that there are a lot of other people in the same boat. I think the best bet for the school would be to cut season ticket prices in half and maybe leave the single game ticket prices the same. I'd sell the obstructed view seats for really cheap, maybe $125 a piece for the season. The arena isn't going to be full again until the school takes drastic action. Making the NCAA's a couple years ago didn't help and neither did going 13-3 at home last year.

gscott13
11-01-2014, 08:12 PM
2-0 Umass. Back to back goals late in the second period....

Drew S.
11-01-2014, 08:35 PM
2-0 Umass. Back to back goals late in the second period....

First goal was as bad as any Maine has conceded all year. Four Maine players standing on the left side of the net while two UMass players are all alone in front.

gscott13
11-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Maine gets one back with 12:56 left in the third... Hamilton tipped by Shore

2-1

umhockey91
11-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Forgot about the Union game. But still only 7 is kinda pathetic when you are trying to rebuild the fan base and enthusiasm for the program. Once again I give the marketing dept an F.

Unfortunately nothing new there.

gscott13
11-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Pecararo gets his first career goal to knot things up at 2.

Drew S.
11-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Beauty from Pecararo 2-2

gscott13
11-01-2014, 09:05 PM
Blair Allison's helmet on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blair-Allison-University-of-Maine-Goalie-Mask-Helmet-Worn-Used-USA-Hockey-East-/291264060549?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43d0b0dc85

same guy is selling a denis-pepin game worn

gscott13
11-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Byron banks one in off of Mastalerz to give Maine a 3-2 lead with 1:23 left

gscott13
11-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Byron adds an empty netter at the buzzer that winds up not counting.

3-2 Maine win.