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XCTiger
02-25-2015, 05:09 PM
The old thread locked out, so it's time to close out the season and get ready for the playoffs.

There's no better time than the end of the season to start playing your best hockey. Keep winning now and the missed opportunities of the last 4 months will be quickly forgotten. Heck we might even think of Ruby or Rotolo as the new gold standard of goaltending. ;-)

Here's hoping we get to break in the Polisseni in style with a couple of 2nd round playoff games.

kwm4385
02-25-2015, 05:49 PM
The air horn setup has been delivered! Hopefully it'll be installed by this weekend...

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komey1
02-25-2015, 07:47 PM
An interesting stat to keep in mind this weekend - Mercyhurst has only won 2 games where the opponent scored 3 or more goals - both against Army. They have a handful of ties, but only 2 wins. It's interesting.

jflory81
02-26-2015, 12:30 AM
An interesting stat to keep in mind this weekend - Mercyhurst has only won 2 games where the opponent scored 3 or more goals - both against Army. They have a handful of ties, but only 2 wins. It's interesting.

We have also only won two games where the opponent has scored 3 or more goals: one against the bottom team in the conference, one against the top. I don't think it's particularly uncommon to have a stat like that when you're talking about teams that aren't top tier offensively. Canisius also only has 2, Bentley has 3. It's just hard to score 4 or more goals in a tight game these days; it's one thing getting to 4 or 5 goals when you jump out to a lead and the other team has to start taking chances, it's another thing entirely when it's a close game throughout.

LtPowers
02-26-2015, 08:06 AM
With McCabe back from the Sabres, Cameron Burt did not play for the Amerks last night.


Powers &8^]

XCTiger
02-26-2015, 09:39 AM
The Tigers lost a recruit when Jade McMullen from the AJHL Olds Grizzlys decided to commit to Western Michigan. McMullen has a line of 55gm-33g-20a-53pts. He was among the AJHL scoring leaders all season, 11th in points and 2nd in goals scored.

McMullen had committed to RIT in November 2014.

Ed Trefzger
02-26-2015, 10:32 AM
Just got a press release from the Amerks at my day job that Cameron Burt has been released from his PTO contract.

lmg6841
02-26-2015, 12:07 PM
The Tigers lost a recruit when Jade McMullen from the AJHL Olds Grizzlys decided to commit to Western Michigan. McMullen has a line of 55gm-33g-20a-53pts. He was among the AJHL scoring leaders all season, 11th in points and 2nd in goals scored.

McMullen had committed to RIT in November 2014.

Is this a first? RIT recruits getting poached by other D1 programs?

XCTiger
02-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Is this a first? RIT recruits getting poached by other D1 programs?

No, a couple of years ago Woody Hudson from Greece committed to RIT and pulled out for Cornell, but ended up at St Lawrence.

McMullen was interesting because he looked like a real strong offensive threat, with more goals than assists. The Tigers still have some decent offensive firepower coming in next year.

komey1
02-26-2015, 12:56 PM
McMullen was interesting because he looked like a real strong offensive threat, with more goals than assists. The
Tigers still have some decent offensive firepower coming in next year.

They are going to need offense considering Garbowsky and McGowen are seniors.

XCTiger
02-26-2015, 01:36 PM
They are going to need offense considering Garbowsky and McGowen are seniors.

There are two guys coming in that played together last year (2013-2014) for North York in the OJHL.

Gabe Valenzuela (5'8" 175lbs) 53gm-34g-42a-76pts
5th in scoring 2014-2015

Liam Kerins (6'1" 175lbs) 51gm-37g-37a-74pts
5th scoring in 2013-2014
Kerins apparently is already at RIT but sat out this season

Also out of the OJHL:
Abbott Girduckis (6'2" 190lbs) F-Wellington
45gm-24g-32a-61pts, 18th in scoring

From the CCHL:
Erik Brown (6'2" 195lbs) F-Kemptville
44gm-29g-36a-65pts, 11th in scoring

Rochester
02-26-2015, 02:06 PM
They are going to need offense considering Garbowsky and McGowen are seniors.

Those two have like 90% of goals this year... Some freshman seem promising. But it does hurt when an awesome recruit goes somewhere because of money. I would have done the same. Scholarships... Story of our life.

komey1
02-26-2015, 02:45 PM
Rooting interest alert for tonight: Sacred Heart over Bentley. RIT would have a chance to pull into 3rd with that and the right things happening over the weekend.

RIT Winters
02-26-2015, 05:47 PM
Those two have like 90% of goals this year... Some freshman seem promising. But it does hurt when an awesome recruit goes somewhere because of money. I would have done the same. Scholarships... Story of our life.

We don't know that's why he went elseware.

mar7967
02-26-2015, 09:28 PM
Rooting interest alert for tonight: Sacred Heart over Bentley. RIT would have a chance to pull into 3rd with that and the right things happening over the weekend.

And Sacred Heart pulls off the 4-1 win.

komey1
02-27-2015, 08:00 AM
Reprising this from the prior thread. Bentley losing is phase one of the 4 point plan for getting the #3 seed. The #3 seed is important since that means RIT will not play Robert Morris until the AHA championship game.

4 POINTS: First round bye, 2nd round home playoff series against Mercyhurst as 4 vs 5 matchup unless Bentley loses to both Sacred Heart and Holy Cross (RIT will become 3 seed and play highest ranked winner from opening weekend - likely Air Force or Holy Cross) OR Air Force sweeps Canisius (RIT will play Air Force in the 4 v 5 matchup). If BOTH happen, RIT be the 3 seed and Mercyhurst will drop to 6, meaning RIT v Mercyhurst remains the most likely 2nd round matchup)

3 POINTS: First round bye, home playoff series against Mercyhurst as 4 v 5 matchup in the 2nd round.

2 POINTS: First round bye IF Air Force does not sweep Canisius, 2nd round playoff series will be AT Mercyhurst in the 4 v 5 matchup. If Air Force does sweep Canisius, RIT will host a first round playoff series against either AIC (if Niagara gains 2 or more points against RoMo than AIC does against Army....don't hold your breath) or Niagara (most likely).

1 POINT: First round bye if Air Force does no better than a split against Canisius, 2nd round playoff series would be at Mercyhurst if Bentley manages 1 point against either Sacred Heart or Holy Cross, otherwise it will be at Bentley. If Air Force does take 3 or more points, RIT will play the last place team (same scenario as above) as the 6 seed in the first round.

0 POINTS: First round bye if Air Force takes no more than 1 point AND Holy Cross does not beat Bentley. 2nd round playoff series would be at Mercyhurst unless Bentley ties Holy Cross and loses to Sacred Heart (since Bentley and Canisius both need to take points to maintain our bye) in which case the series would be at Bentley. If Air Force captures a win (or two ties) and/or Holy Cross beats Bentley, RIT's first round series will be against AIC or Niagara. If one of those things happen, RIT will be #6 and play the last place team, if both happen they will be #7 and play the 2nd last place team. In both cases it will either be AIC or Niagara.

mar7967
02-27-2015, 09:01 AM
If my math/results review is correct, here is how we stand in tiebreakrs. Also...AHA has weird tie breakers. I personally think conference wins should be first.
1. Win % Head to Head
2. Conference Wins
3. Goal differential in head to head contests
4. Goals allowed in head to head contests
5. Winning percentage head-to-head against teams seeded 1 thru 11, starting with the #1 seed.
6. Goal differential in games against teams seeded 1 thru 11, starting with the #1 seed.


We win ties against:
Bentley – RIT wins 3rd tie breaker (requires 4 points this weekend from RIT, 0 from Bentley)
Mercyhurst – RIT wins 1st tie breaker (would require a W and a T to tie in points)

Lose against:
Holy Cross – RIT loses 1st tie breaker (requires 2 points from Holy Cross and 0 from RIT)

Depends:
Air Force – Air Force wins 2nd tie breaker unless AF ties twice and RIT loses twice, then RIT wins 3rd tie breaker (requires 2 points from AF and 0 from RIT, or 3 from AF and 1 from RIT, or 4 from AF and 2 from RIT)

mar7967
02-27-2015, 09:15 AM
Someone (looking at you, komey) will probably correct me because I am sure I will mess this up...

I think tonight we want:
Holy Cross over Bentley
Canisius over Air Force

Army/AIC and Robert Morris/Niagara don't affect us.

If that happens, then tomorrow, all we care about is winning to get 3rd seed!

LtPowers
02-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Someone (looking at you, komey) will probably correct me because I am sure I will mess this up...

I think tonight we want:
Holy Cross over Bentley
Canisius over Air Force

Army/AIC and Robert Morris/Niagara don't affect us.

If that happens, then tomorrow, all we care about is winning to get 3rd seed!

I don't know if it matters much what other teams do.

If we get 3 or 4 points, we get a home playoff series in the second round. If we get less, we don't. Easy and simple.

(Okay, so if we get less than 3 points, we need help to stay in a first-round bye position, but I'd rather not think about that...)


Powers &8^]

komey1
02-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Someone (looking at you, komey) will probably correct me because I am sure I will mess this up...

I think tonight we want:
Holy Cross over Bentley
Canisius over Air Force

Army/AIC and Robert Morris/Niagara don't affect us.

If that happens, then tomorrow, all we care about is winning to get 3rd seed!

Bentley/Holy Cross is tomorrow. Tonight's game result affects the rooting interest there. The only way the other 2 games would matter for RIT is if they wind up playing first round games.