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LtPowers
06-24-2015, 10:20 AM
RIT schedule press release: http://www.ritathletics.com/news/2015/6/24/WHOCKEY_0624150550.aspx

Non-conference home games:
Minnesota State Mavericks, Oct 2 & 3
RPI Engineers, Oct 9 & 10
Colgate Raiders, Nov 13
Brown Bears, Nov 20 & 21
Princeton Tigers, Nov 27 & 28

Non-conference road games:
Union Dutchwomen, Oct 23 & 24
Colgate Raiders, Nov 14
Providence Friars, Jan 8 & 9

Now that's a non-conference schedule; Coach Wilson, take note. ;) How about next year we get the women involved in Homecoming again, though?

The CHA Tournament will be held at a neutral site for the first time, at the HARBORCenter in Buffalo, conveniently located for Mercyhurst and RIT fans.


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KTDC
06-24-2015, 10:29 AM
Please allow this Gopher fan to pass along best wishes and good luck to the RIT Tigers women's hockey team for the coming year.
Simply because they were well represented at Ridder Arena for the quarter finals last season and, relatively speaking, the community seems to support the team well.

shelfit
06-24-2015, 02:12 PM
RIT schedule press release: http://www.ritathletics.com/news/2015/6/24/WHOCKEY_0624150550.aspx

Non-conference home games:
Minnesota State Mavericks, Oct 2 & 3
RPI Engineers, Oct 9 & 10
Colgate Raiders, Nov 13
Brown Bears, Nov 20 & 21
Princeton Tigers, Nov 27 & 28

Non-conference road games:
Union Dutchwomen, Oct 23 & 24
Colgate Raiders, Nov 14
Providence Friars, Jan 8 & 9

Now that's a non-conference schedule; Coach Wilson, take note. ;) How about next year we get the women involved in Homecoming again, though?

The CHA Tournament will be held at a neutral site for the first time, at the HARBORCenter in Buffalo, conveniently located for Mercyhurst and RIT fans.


Powers &8^]

Wow, should be a lot of wins in that NC schedule. They should be able to win 10 of those 14 games.

LtPowers
06-26-2015, 03:47 PM
Congratulations to Celeste Brown, who signed a pro contract with the New York Riveters of the new NWHL.

The press release claims this is the first professional contract signed by an RIT women's player, but Sarah Dagg and Katie Stack were drafted by CWHL teams in 2011. Apparently they never signed contracts?


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Eeyore
06-26-2015, 09:58 PM
Congratulations to Celeste Brown, who signed a pro contract with the New York Riveters of the new NWHL.

The press release claims this is the first professional contract signed by an RIT women's player, but Sarah Dagg and Katie Stack were drafted by CWHL teams in 2011. Apparently they never signed contracts?

I don't know if they signed contracts, but the CWHL is professional in name only.

OnMAA
07-01-2015, 11:34 AM
I don't know if they signed contracts, but the CWHL is professional in name only.

Are you suggesting the NWHL is different in that regard. Let's wait a year or two and then decide. ! (Don't get me wrong, admire and commend the venture and the Nth attempt at this, but only tie will tell if it will be any different than the various past forays)

Eeyore
07-01-2015, 12:59 PM
Are you suggesting the NWHL is different in that regard. Let's wait a year or two and then decide. ! (Don't get me wrong, admire and commend the venture and the Nth attempt at this, but only tie will tell if it will be any different than the various past forays)

We'll have to wait and see if the NWHL is successful. However, they are committed to actually paying the players (which, on net, the CWHL did not), so they meet the actual definition of being a professional league.

Cali
07-10-2015, 10:48 PM
Congrats on another Tiger (2014 grad Erin Zach) for signing into the NWHL. That is awesome news! Can anyone tell me what the recent coaching endowment means for the program? See below:

http://www.ritathletics.com/news/2015/7/7/WHOCKEY_0707153309.aspx

I believe it means that the money from the programs budget that was previously used to pay the coach's salary is freed up to now be used in other areas of the program. Should help with recruitment, and alot more visible spending on the team.

ritBLKnORGsuit
07-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Here is the incoming freshman class for RIT. 9 players with a lot of similar qualities to the players that just left from what I read in the article. http://ritathletics.com/news/2015/7/20/WHOCKEY_0720153332.aspx

LtPowers
07-22-2015, 10:04 AM
Here is the incoming freshman class for RIT. 9 players with a lot of similar qualities to the players that just left from what I read in the article. http://ritathletics.com/news/2015/7/20/WHOCKEY_0720153332.aspx

Four forwards graduated; six forwards in the freshman class. Just extra depth, or will there be other departures?


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ritBLKnORGsuit
07-22-2015, 01:50 PM
Four forwards graduated; six forwards in the freshman class. Just extra depth, or will there be other departures?


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After how last year played out with all the injuries I will go with the need for depth. I had no news of any one departing so far either.

mar7967
07-22-2015, 03:39 PM
Four forwards graduated; six forwards in the freshman class. Just extra depth, or will there be other departures?


Powers &8^]

Keep in mind between the 13/14 and 14/15 seasons, they lost 6 forwards (2 to graduation), and only brought in 2. So I assume they are trying to get the bench a little bigger.

LtPowers
11-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Erin Zach and Lindsay Grigg will finally make their professional debuts this weekend for the Beauts: http://thehockeywriters.com/returned-from-exile-erin-zach/


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shelfit
11-15-2015, 11:54 PM
Erin Zach and Lindsay Grigg will finally make their professional debuts this weekend for the Beauts: http://thehockeywriters.com/returned-from-exile-erin-zach/


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That's the most positive thing For RIT lately. Don't think they're going to defend the title...not even close.

LtPowers
11-16-2015, 11:45 AM
Well, frankly, the last two years their regular season performance hasn't reflected the outcome of the tournament. If nothing else, RIT has shown that anything can happen in the postseason. We do need to find some goal scorers, and for one of the goalies to step up and take the starting job.


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ritBLKnORGsuit
11-16-2015, 11:56 AM
Well, frankly, the last two years their regular season performance hasn't reflected the outcome of the tournament. If nothing else, RIT has shown that anything can happen in the postseason. We do need to find some goal scorers, and for one of the goalies to step up and take the starting job.


Powers &8^]

It also doesn't help that key components like Stone and Vuglar are out due to concussions they are key veteran players that we could really use. Also the goalie most of us consider the strongest candidate for starting in goal this year Jetta is also injured too but should be back sooner then the others. I at least like that Jenna de Jonge is getting a fair amount I playing time as a result which will only help her to become the top candidate in the following years.

nyi19
11-19-2015, 12:46 AM
That's the most positive thing For RIT lately. Don't think they're going to defend the title...not even close.

Life ain't so rosy when Scotty can only get low-to-mid-level D-I players instead of the top-tier D-III players that turned them into a D-III powerhouse and an early surprise in D-I.

Funny how now that all that D-III talent has filtered out...well...here we are.

shelfit
11-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Life ain't so rosy when Scotty can only get low-to-mid-level D-I players instead of the top-tier D-III players that turned them into a D-III powerhouse and an early surprise in D-I.

Funny how now that all that D-III talent has filtered out...well...here we are.

Yup, the post-Binnington era is off to a rough start. It's a reality check for him now. You can't upsell your program by telling prospects that your program will be going pro in the next few years as incentive for them to go to RIT. That approach worked when they were a D3 program with their sights set on D1 but there's nowhere higher to go now. D1 mediocrity or below might be their destiny.

LtPowers
11-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Is the implication that top-tier D-III talent isn't interested in playing D-I? If we attracted those players by suggesting the possibility of going D-I, why can't we attract them now that we actually are D-I?


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ARM
11-19-2015, 07:21 PM
Is the implication that top-tier D-III talent isn't interested in playing D-I? If we attracted those players by suggesting the possibility of going D-I, why can't we attract them now that we actually are D-I?


Powers &8^]I agree. The previous implication makes no logical sense.

Last year, everyone was writing RIT off by this point, and for sure by January. At a certain point, RIT was able to forget about standings and just use the regular season as training for the tournament. I'm not saying the Tigers are going to reproduce their run from last season, but what the last two years should have taught us is that the coaching staff knows a lot more than people like me who post on message boards. I don't know much, but I do think that a team that has demonstrated it can win once (let alone twice) is more likely to win again in the future.