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CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
02-17-2015, 10:22 AM
I said a couple years ago (I'll find the post momentarily) that one of the only things standing between NYU and a jump to DIII Hockey was their absolute joke of a rink. Well, it would appear a solution to that is in the works (http://www.uscho.com/2015/02/17/report-new-york-university-looking-at-jump-to-ecac-division-iii/).


Report: New York University looking at jump to ECAC Division III
USCHO Staff Report • Feb. 17, 2015

According to a report in the Washington Square News, New York University is looking to advance its current club team to varsity status.

NYU could potentially join an ECAC Division III conference and plans are on the table to move the school’s home rink from the Sky Rink in Chelsea Piers to the Kingsbridge Armory being built in the Bronx.

“It is my goal to bring NCAA hockey to New York City and NYU,” Violets’ coach Chris Cosentino said in the report. “We have been contacted multiple times by the ECAC. From the beginning, my mindset in building this program was that winning is an important part of it, but not as important as doing well academically and community outreach.”

Katie Boldvich, the associate vice president for leagues, affiliates and championships for the ECAC, said the conference does indeed have interest in NYU hockey.

“If NYU were to decide to elevate hockey to a varsity sport, the ECAC would have further discussions with the athletic department in regards to their plans for a conference affiliation,” Boldvich said in the article. “With NYU’s location and the current geographic footprint of the league, they would potentially be a great fit in the ECAC men’s West hockey league.

“The conference would potentially gain a strong and well-respected institution with a renowned athletic department. NYU’s benefits of conference affiliation would include a strong conference schedule, recognition for student-athletes on a weekly and postseason basis and opportunity to compete in a league postseason tournament.”

College Hockey Inc. executive director Mike Snee has been in contact with Cosentino about the possible benefits of NYU going varsity.

“We thought that given the number of high quality players coming from the NYC area that it was important for us to pursue schools there,” Snee said in the report. “So with Chris [Cosentino], I was excited to know that he was interested to pursue it.”

John Sanful, the executive director of Ice Hockey in Harlem has been working with NYU hockey for years now and is elated at what may come to fruition.

“If [NYU is] a varsity program, what’s going to happen is that they’re going to receive more recognition for what they do both on and off the ice,” Sanful said.

Rhett
02-17-2015, 10:28 AM
In D-I, people are dreaming on Arizona State being the first domino for Pac-12 hockey.

In D-III, I'll dream on NYU being the first domino for UAA hockey. :)

spwood
02-17-2015, 10:31 AM
I would not expect NYU to take long to compete if they make the jump. As I always say, the more the merrier!

norm1909
02-17-2015, 11:10 AM
I said a couple years ago (I'll find the post momentarily) that one of the only things standing between NYU and a jump to DIII Hockey was their absolute joke of a rink. Well, it would appear a solution to that is in the works (http://www.uscho.com/2015/02/17/report-new-york-university-looking-at-jump-to-ecac-division-iii/).

You said NYU was a joke. (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?93062-Utica-to-the-SUNYAC-Biggar-s-Column&p=4954819&viewfull=1#post4954819)

But also said:

There is no way the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers could ever be the home rink of a DIII program. Ever (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?93062-Utica-to-the-SUNYAC-Biggar-s-Column&p=4971406&viewfull=1#post4971406).

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
02-17-2015, 11:23 AM
You said NYU was a joke. (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?93062-Utica-to-the-SUNYAC-Biggar-s-Column&p=4954819&viewfull=1#post4954819)

But also said:

Okay, true. I tried to forget ever saying that, since I ended up eating those words when NYU turned their program around at the ACHA level. UNH was also a joke at the time, and they ended up winning the National Championship last year... (The first team in the NE Region to win it at the ACHA D2 level, and far more than their NCAA DI team can say...)

Siena, on the other hand, has made the complete opposite change and become a mediocre-at-best program.

bakdraft21
02-17-2015, 11:32 AM
The NYU campus is down in the village,the new proposed rink is in the Boogie down Bronx,for those without NYC knowledge that a good 1/2 hour in the car with no traffic and forget about the subway........and you thought the Domes were off campus:eek:

LakerEagleLover
02-17-2015, 01:00 PM
The NYU campus is down in the village,the new proposed rink is in the Boogie down Bronx,for those without NYC knowledge that a good 1/2 hour in the car with no traffic and forget about the subway........and you thought the Domes were off campus:eek: They play their soccer on that plastic rug in the river uptown....with NO PARKING within 8 blocks and no mass transit either....

bakdraft21
02-17-2015, 01:19 PM
They play their soccer on that plastic rug in the river uptown....with NO PARKING within 8 blocks and no mass transit either.... just not fun,I used to take the bus to the domes or catch a ride with a few guys who had cars,then at Oswego we had the bus ride from Onondaga on the campus bus to Romney not to fun ...must be nice to walk to the CC if you live on campus...I didnt have the luxury of a car as I had to pay for college ugh........Now lets not mention what the fans at NYU will have to go thru to see a game

norm1909
02-17-2015, 03:11 PM
just not fun,I used to take the bus to the domes or catch a ride with a few guys who had cars,then at Oswego we had the bus ride from Onondaga on the campus bus to Romney not to fun ...must be nice to walk to the CC if you live on campus...I didnt have the luxury of a car as I had to pay for college ugh........Now lets not mention what the fans at NYU will have to go thru to see a game

Take the bus...


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bakdraft21
02-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Take the bus... the bus is the worst mode of transportation of them all.........including Citybike

Russell Jaslow
02-17-2015, 03:41 PM
the bus is the worst mode of transportation of them all.........including Citybike

A fire truck will get there pretty quickly... :D

norm1909
02-17-2015, 04:53 PM
the bus is the worst mode of transportation of them all.........including Citybike

You have experience with NYU's transportation services (http://www.nyu.edu/life/travel-and-transportation/university-transportation.html)? ;)

joecct
02-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Does anyone in NYC know that D-III sports exist?

Hammer
02-17-2015, 05:25 PM
A fire truck will get there pretty quickly... :D

But I'm not sure that's viable for road games.

norm1909
02-17-2015, 05:34 PM
But I'm not sure that's viable for road games.

No mutual aid in NYC? :eek:

Birdwatcher
02-17-2015, 06:09 PM
No mutual aid in NYC? :eek:They will have to call them in from the Island

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3OR-WbFPA

bakdraft21
02-17-2015, 06:40 PM
A fire truck will get there pretty quickly... :D people in NYC would barely get out of the way for us,lights and sirens whaleing,they would give us a look like ow ok you can go around us..........

joecct
02-17-2015, 06:40 PM
The NYU campus is down in the village,the new proposed rink is in the Boogie down Bronx,for those without NYC knowledge that a good 1/2 hour in the car with no traffic and forget about the subway........and you thought the Domes were off campus:eek:

What's wrong with the subway getting from the Village to the Bronx? You can improve your understanding of diversity during the trip. :)

bakdraft21
02-17-2015, 06:41 PM
No mutual aid in NYC? :eek: we do it all the time. some companies on the borderline carry fittings of surrounding counties so they can do it

Russell Jaslow
02-18-2015, 06:44 AM
Does anyone in NYC know that D-III sports exist?

All (I'm pretty sure it's all) the CUNY schools are D3.