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Irishdave
04-16-2015, 08:24 PM
Well ASU's initial season will start this fall
Most DI games are away and most Home games are ACHA, DII, DIII and CIS
23 DI games
Such is the road to hoe of a new DI school

]Sat, Oct 03 Arizona (ACHA) Tempe, AZ TBA
Fri, Oct 09 Alaska Anchorage at Anchorage, AK TBA
Sat, Oct 10 Alaska Fairbanks at Anchorage, AK TBA
Fri, Oct 16 Connecticut at Storrs, CT TBA
Sat, Oct 17 Sacred Heart at Fairfield, CT TBA
Fri, Oct 23 Southern New Hampshire Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Oct 24 Southern New Hampshire Tempe, AZ TBA
Fri, Oct 30 Wisconsin at Madison, WI TBA
Sat, Oct 31 Wisconsin at Madison, WI TBA
Fri, Nov 13 Lake Superior State at Sault St. Marie, MI TBA
Sat, Nov 14 Lake Superior State at Sault St. Marie, MI TBA
Fri, Nov 27 Clarkson at Potsdam, NY TBA
Sat, Nov 28 Clarkson at Potsdam, NY TBA
Fri, Dec 04 University of Alberta (CIS) Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Dec 05 University of Alberta (CIS) Tempe, AZ TBA
Fri, Dec 11 Rensselear Poly at Troy, NY TBA
Sat, Dec 12 Rensselear Poly at Troy, NY TBA
Sat, Dec 19 Nebraska Omaha at Omaha, NE TBA
Sun, Dec 20 Nebraska Omaha at Omaha, NE TBA
Fri, Jan 01 St. Cloud State at Saint Cloud, MN TBA
Sat, Jan 02 St. Cloud State at Saint Cloud, MN TBA
Fri, Jan 08 Yale Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Jan 09 Yale Tempe, AZ TBA
Fri, Jan 15 Bemidji State at Bemidji, MN TBA
Sat, Jan 16 Bemidji State at Bemidji, MN TBA
Fri, Jan 22 Ohio (ACHA) Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Jan 23 Ohio (ACHA) Tempe, AZ TBA
Fri, Jan 29 Massachusetts-Lowell at Lowell, MA TBA
Sat, Jan 30 Massachusetts-Lowell at Lowell, MA TBA
Sun, Jan 31 Merrimack at North Andover, MA TBA
Fri, Feb 05 Wisconsin-Eau Claire Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Feb 06 Wisconsin-Eau Claire Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Feb 13 Liberty (ACHA) Tempe, AZ TBA
Fri, Feb 19 Arizona (ACHA) Tucson, AZ TBA
Fri, Feb 26 ASU vs. U.S. National Team U18 Tempe, AZ TBA
Sat, Feb 27 ASU vs. U.S. National Team U18 Tempe, AZ TBA

SunDevilBob
04-16-2015, 09:18 PM
Roster for this upcoming season . 13 returning players, 15 new recruits. Here (http://www.thesundevils.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=30300&SPID=166608&SPSID=971112) it is.

One surprise is Brock Krygier, A graduate transfer from Michigan State. He can play this upcoming season and has 2 years of eligibility. David Jacobson is not currently on the roster as he hasn't been cleared due to commiting so late. Transfers Jake Montgomery and David Norris are on the roster but not eligible to play in the upcoming season.

beaverhockeyfan
04-16-2015, 09:42 PM
Welcome to Northern Minnesota in mid January!

Wolfman
04-17-2015, 03:06 PM
I wish I could see the UAA vs ASU game in Anchorage!

Red Cows
04-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Can anybody that is an ASU fan weigh-in on what the realistic expectations are down there for their inaugural D-1 season or how they realistically envision the season panning out?

Terrier520
04-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Good luck, guys. Welcome to D1 NCAA hockey. The more the merrier!

5mn_Major
04-17-2015, 05:24 PM
So we've seen SunDevilBob for quite awhile. I'm wondering about him. Is he one of those highly paid Russian trolls?

SunDevilBob
04-17-2015, 07:10 PM
Can anybody that is an ASU fan weigh-in on what the realistic expectations are down there for their inaugural D-1 season or how they realistically envision the season panning out?

Expectations for the year are that it'll be rough but fun. Win the ACHA games, thoroughly beating the team down south for one last time. Ideally win all of the lower NCAA teams and Alberta also. Maybe snag a win or two from the other teams. All the home games (besides Yale obviously) are meant to be winnable to help generate interest quickly since people would generally rather watch wins.


So we've seen SunDevilBob for quite awhile. I'm wondering about him. Is he one of those highly paid Russian trolls?

Я руский́́? Это нелепый.

Red Cows
04-18-2015, 05:46 AM
Expectations for the year are that it'll be rough but fun. Win the ACHA games, thoroughly beating the team down south for one last time. Ideally win all of the lower NCAA teams and Alberta also. Maybe snag a win or two from the other teams. All the home games (besides Yale obviously) are meant to be winnable to help generate interest quickly since people would generally rather watch wins.

I'm not one to quash anyone's enthusiasm and I want to see my team win, too.

That said, doing so against inferior opponents that aren't even D-1 schools that you'll never again play is a prescription for making people happy and enthusiastic about the future of D-1 hockey at your school?

Your home schedule should be the functional equivalent of the U.S. vs. Iraq in the first Gulf War. ANY loss (other than to Yale) is going to be hard to spin. Jiminy, you guys should have at least gotten one "marquee" team to come down there to play you next year, and, not at Oceanside, either.

Seriously, I want to see this new foray into D-1 hockey succeed, but, dipping your toe so tentatively into the waters, I don't believe, is the route to competitive success anytime soon for any fledgling program. Much less, at the school with the largest enrollment of all schools in the entire country.

Just like I think Penn State was poorly served by their '12-'13 schedule (and, yes, PSU fan, I totally get that this was not what you wanted or entirely your doing for a number of reasons), so, too, do I believe that this will not help ASU's competitive cause.

This becomes a "throw-away year" just like PSU's first year was.

To get battle tested, you need to play in some battles. Preferably, if you are going to actually be in some "battles", you want to do so in at least a few situations where you can dictate the battlefield to the other guy. You guys are going to fight every "battle" you are in, basically, in a situation where your opponent has the high ground.

Here, sanctimoniously, is UNO's first-year-of-the-program schedule in '97-'98:

http://www.omavs.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=795015&SPID=135111&DB_OEM_ID=31400&Q_SEASON=1997

EVERY game against D-1 competition. All played by a team of 24 guys that had NEVER played together before that parlayed this schedule into a 12-18-3 record, and, 2 years later, in its first season in any conference, UNO played in the CCHA tourney final.

Since it took UNO until their 18th season to get to a Frozen 4, I don't know if I can legitimately hold their "model" up as as superior to any other and their situation is nothing like Penn State's, a FAR larger and richer school that had their own arena out of the box who is now at least competitive since they have something to actually recruit to and far faster that UNO did.

ASU's overall situation does not look like a prescription for competitive success anytime soon, to me.

In fact, it looks like they are going to spend a boatload of money traveling around the country to get their brains beat in, this upcoming season.

Nevertheless, good luck to you guys in your future endeavors, We need more successful programs in college hockey, not less, to increase the sport's footprint and popularity. Here's hoping it gets "figured out" down there, soon.

gfmorris
04-18-2015, 10:05 AM
Here, sanctimoniously, is UNO's first-year-of-the-program schedule in '97-'98:

http://www.omavs.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=795015&SPID=135111&DB_OEM_ID=31400&Q_SEASON=1997

College hockey scheduling was different then. How long did UNO have before getting started?

GFM

Slap Shot
04-18-2015, 10:44 AM
PSU has progressed nicely despite that supposed throw away year and ASU could as well. Red Cows is there a parade you won't try to **** on?

Critical Thinker
04-19-2015, 03:36 PM
So we've seen SunDevilBob for quite awhile. I'm wondering about him. Is he one of those highly paid Russian trolls?

Russia pays for trolling? Where do I sign up?

5mn_Major
04-19-2015, 04:24 PM
Russia pays for trolling? Where do I sign up?

55 Savushkina Street, St Petersburg or 601 West Dayton Street, Madison