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joecct
01-29-2015, 05:15 AM
What if......

The NCAA created an exempt pre season tournament that pitted 2 Eastern schools vs 2 Western schools. A school could only play in it every 4 years.

For the inaugural tournament who would you invite and where would you play it?

norm1909
01-29-2015, 06:03 AM
Wow, 16 teams - 8 Eastern schools vs 8 Western schools - all with the caliber to create an "Ultimate Tournament", humm...

spwood
01-29-2015, 06:56 AM
St. Norbert, Stevens Point (or River Falls), Norwich, and Oswego...

PrezdeJohnson09
01-29-2015, 07:19 AM
St. Norbert, Stevens Point (or River Falls), Norwich, and Oswego...

Year 1 - St. Norbert, Oswego, Adrian, Noriwch (rematch of 2011 FF) - play in Mariucci Arena this time instead of Ridder.

Year 2 - River Falls, St. John's, Elmira, Plattsburgh (played at Utica Aud)

year 3 - Stevens Point, Superior, Middlebury, Fredonia (powerhouses of the 90's theme) played at the neutral site they used for the 93 final four)

Year 4 - Eau Claire, St. Thomas, Trinity, Hobart (random collection played at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid.)

joecct
01-29-2015, 08:43 AM
NESCAC's maybe a problem. Their first day of practice is 11/1.

Birdwatcher
01-29-2015, 08:49 AM
NESCAC's maybe a problem. Their first day of practice is 11/1.

Oh, well....would suck to be them !

joecct
01-29-2015, 08:55 AM
Oh, well....would suck to be them !

It is what it is. Ivy's have the same problem with the Icebreaker in D1.

I would put Utica in the Aud venue just to ensure a good gate.

bakdraft21
01-29-2015, 01:07 PM
It is what it is. Ivy's have the same problem with the Icebreaker in D1.

I would put Utica in the Aud venue just to ensure a good gate. and no road game:D

OSU2010
01-29-2015, 02:51 PM
year 3 - Stevens Point, Superior, Middlebury, Fredonia (powerhouses of the 90's theme) played at the neutral site they used for the 93 final four)


Fredonia would get crushed, not an entertaining game if you ask me

PrezdeJohnson09
01-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Fredonia would get crushed, not an entertaining game if you ask me

It was more the theme...Middlebury and Superior aren't as strong as they used to be either...

pete99race
01-29-2015, 03:54 PM
It was more the theme...Middlebury and Superior aren't as strong as they used to be either...

When I first started supporting SNC hockey, Superior was a force in the 'old' NCHA.
Had some real battles with them at the De Pere Ice Arena, before SNC moved into the CCC.
Big change in recent years @ Superior that I have noticed, is that they no longer recruit as aggressively in western Canada as they used to..

joecct
01-29-2015, 05:31 PM
Do a MASCAC or ECAC-NE team get an invite? Though, IIRC, they start between 10/15 and 11/1.

norm1909
01-29-2015, 05:48 PM
Do a MASCAC or ECAC-NE team get an invite? Though, IIRC, they start between 10/15 and 11/1.

Perhaps as an opening act ;)

pete99race
01-29-2015, 05:54 PM
When I first started supporting SNC hockey, Superior was a force in the 'old' NCHA.
Had some real battles with them at the De Pere Ice Arena, before SNC moved into the CCC.
Big change in recent years @ Superior that I have noticed, is that they no longer recruit as aggressively in western Canada as they used to..

I had to check: this season = three Canadians, five season ago = ten and 10 seasons ago = 22 on Superior's rosters..

cetihcra
01-29-2015, 05:58 PM
Do a MASCAC or ECAC-NE team get an invite? Though, IIRC, they start between 10/15 and 11/1.

No, they get an into the NCAAs, that's enough for them :D

So every 4 years we look at a PWR type ranking, take the top-8 from each region to determine the 16 teams that play over the next 4 years. Year one is 1e v 2w and 1w v 2e, year two are the 3s and 4s, etc. After the 4-year cycle, we run the numbers again, and pick the next 16.

A neutral site is not realistic, so let's have the top seeds from each band flip a coin, and host it on campus. Or, have the top overall teams flip a coin, then alternate yearly between east and west, with the top seed in each band hosting....so if 1e hosts in year one, 3w would host in year two, 5e in year three, 7w in year four.

Think we can get a Pegula type figure to bankroll this thing?!

r

joecct
01-29-2015, 06:21 PM
Perhaps as an opening act ;)
Lest we forget (http://collegehockeystats.net/0910/boxes/msalsnb1.n28)

pete99race
01-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Lest we forget (http://collegehockeystats.net/0910/boxes/msalsnb1.n28)

We do remember....and after all the gifts that were showered on you in Duluth!!

joecct
01-29-2015, 06:33 PM
We do remember....and after all the gifts that were showered on you in Duluth!!I couldn't drink all the beer. Even with all the other SSC parents there, we couldn't finish the beer. For that I apologize.

I told Tim Derozier after the 1st night that with the SNC kids coming off suspension for our game vs. you, I figured Coach Coghlin would throw raw meat into the locker room before the game and we'd be leaving Duluth oh-fer. Shows what I know.

norm1909
01-29-2015, 06:40 PM
Lest we forget (http://collegehockeystats.net/0910/boxes/msalsnb1.n28)

If either league could score a goalie (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=135317) of that caliber again, then perhaps.

joecct
01-29-2015, 07:14 PM
If either league could score a goalie (http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=135317) of that caliber again, then perhaps.More complete (http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=56846)