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fairbanks hockey puck
12-31-2016, 12:47 AM
1429 was crowd listed in box score for the 130pm Friday matinee

Suze
12-31-2016, 12:56 AM
1429 was crowd listed in box score for the 130pm Friday matinee

I'd be surprised if there were that many. Most people were at work. And with the Aces playing tonight, it was a terrible set up. Since the Aces are losing, I hope more will come out to the UAA game tomorrow. At least it's easier on families with kids to attend an afternoon game than an evening game.

Squarebanks
12-31-2016, 10:46 AM
I'd be surprised if there were that many. Most people were at work. And with the Aces playing tonight, it was a terrible set up. Since the Aces are losing, I hope more will come out to the UAA game tomorrow. At least it's easier on families with kids to attend an afternoon game than an evening game.

Seems like it would have been a good opportunity to play these games at the Menard. You probably could have pulled more people and kept it at the normal start time.

manurespreader
12-31-2016, 03:31 PM
The WCHA is doing better non conference, but still plenty of room for improvement. Two overtime losses hurt but congrats to BG and to Ferris on good games.

AKSWF
12-31-2016, 11:57 PM
I'd be surprised if there were that many. Most people were at work. And with the Aces playing tonight, it was a terrible set up. Since the Aces are losing, I hope more will come out to the UAA game tomorrow. At least it's easier on families with kids to attend an afternoon game than an evening game.

Should've promoted going to the UAA game, then heading downtown for the New Year's fireworks. Not to say the stuff before the fireworks was any good, I walked out of that attroucious folky band that opened up.

Suze
01-01-2017, 12:08 AM
Seems like it would have been a good opportunity to play these games at the Menard. You probably could have pulled more people and kept it at the normal start time.

WELL. Ahem. That would make sense. But not much of what the athletic dept. does these days makes sense. Next weekend will be military appreciation night. At significant cost, UAA is renting the ice for the military game. One would think that it would be a double header, right? Last year 2000 plus fans attended the army / air force game. But like this year, it was at 2 pm. WHO is going to come to that game, go home for several hours, and get the kids back out again for the UAA game at 7? Well, based on the military who attended the UAA game last year, NOT MANY. And I don't blame them!! The military wanted to play the earlier time, but UAA is paying for the ice time, so why give them the option? You want the free ice? You play at 4 and it's a real double header. Hopefully some of the 2000 fans stick around for the second game. I am SO frustrated right now.

manurespreader
01-01-2017, 08:50 AM
WELL. Ahem. That would make sense. But not much of what the athletic dept. does these days makes sense. Next weekend will be military appreciation night. At significant cost, UAA is renting the ice for the military game. One would think that it would be a double header, right? Last year 2000 plus fans attended the army / air force game. But like this year, it was at 2 pm. WHO is going to come to that game, go home for several hours, and get the kids back out again for the UAA game at 7? Well, based on the military who attended the UAA game last year, NOT MANY. And I don't blame them!! The military wanted to play the earlier time, but UAA is paying for the ice time, so why give them the option? You want the free ice? You play at 4 and it's a real double header. Hopefully some of the 2000 fans stick around for the second game. I am SO frustrated right now.
No one ever said the guys are geniuses. I suppose you could have moved game time up, but wow...

gfmorris
01-01-2017, 05:07 PM
"You sure about that, Clark?"

--Cousin Eddie

I had it as a 30% shot that the Seawolves would win at least one game, so ...

GFM

Suze
01-01-2017, 05:44 PM
No one ever said the guys are geniuses. I suppose you could have moved game time up, but wow...

All it takes is common sense. Get the games off tv for starters! They say that GCI stats show that at the peak 250 TV sets were tuned into the hockey games last season. That does not mean 250 less people were at the game. How many people were in a living room or a bar watching that one television? You could be missing out on an attendance if 1000 or more!

Squarebanks
01-01-2017, 07:14 PM
All it takes is common sense. Get the games off tv for starters! They say that GCI stats show that at the peak 250 TV sets were tuned into the hockey games last season. That does not mean 250 less people were at the game. How many people were in a living room or a bar watching that one television? You could be missing out on an attendance if 1000 or more!

Good Lord, no wonder college hockey can't get a decent TV deal.

beaverhockeyfan
01-01-2017, 07:24 PM
So the WCHA Men's Facebook Page had a post on it last night stating that Bemidji has locked up a playoff spot with their win over Anchorage Saturday!

Suze
01-01-2017, 07:56 PM
So the WCHA Men's Facebook Page had a post on it last night stating that Bemidji has locked up a playoff spot with their win over Anchorage Saturday!

Congrats. It was great to see UAA manage a split with you guys. I think they may have turned things around, hopefully it's not too late.

gfmorris
01-01-2017, 08:06 PM
Good Lord, no wonder college hockey can't get a decent TV deal.

Go ask your local school how many WCHA.tv subscriptions they have.

GFM

gfmorris
01-01-2017, 08:06 PM
So the WCHA Men's Facebook Page had a post on it last night stating that Bemidji has locked up a playoff spot with their win over Anchorage Saturday!

I knew that they were close, but I hadn't sat down and checked. That's pretty crazy.

GFM

beaverhockeyfan
01-03-2017, 09:41 AM
Tech (2 at Notre Dame), Bemidji (2 at the North Star Cup) and Bowling Green (one with Mercyhurst) have to win out to get the league to 20 non-conference wins........

The WCHA has 69 non-conference games this year, not including the one game between Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage.

25 Possible NCHC Games (3-17-3)
25 Possible Big10 Games (9-14-1)
9 Hockey East Games (0-6-1)
6 Atlantic Hockey Games (2-3-0)
5 ECAC Games (1-4-0)
TOTAL: 15-44-5

ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE (0-6-0)
-2 at Connecticut L 6-0, L 4-0
-2 at St. Cloud State L 5-1, L 5-2
-vs. Massachusetts (Minneapolis, MN) L 2-1 OT
-vs. Mercyhurst (Minneapolis, MN) L 3-2 OT

ALASKA (1-5-0)
-at Alaska-Anchorage W 4-1
-vs. Minnesota (Anchorage, AK) L 6-3
-Canisius L 2-1 (OT)
-Nebraska-Omaha L 4-3 (OT)
-2 at Notre Dame L 5-0, L 4-0

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE (1-5-0)
-Minnesota L 6-0
-Alaska L 4-1
-vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Fairbanks, AK) L 3-1
-vs. Canisius (Fairbanks, AK) W 1-0
-2 at Penn State L 6-3, L 3-1

BEMIDJI STATE (0-5-1)
-2 at North Dakota L 3-2, L 5-4
-2 with Princeton L 4-1, L 3-1
-at Minnesota-Duluth T 1-1
-Minnesota Duluth L 2-1
-vs. St. Cloud State (St. Paul, MN)
-vs. Minnesota/Minnesota-Duluth (St. Paul, MN)

BOWLING GREEN (2-4-1)
-Western Michigan T 4-4
-at Western Michigan L 8-2
-Ohio State L 5-4
-at Ohio State L 6-1
-2 at Miami L 2-1 (OT), W 4-1
-vs. RIT (Toledo, OH) W 3-0
-with Mercyhurst

FERRIS STATE (1-5-1)
-Western Michigan L 5-3
-at Western Michigan L 2-1
-Michigan L 2-1
-at Michigan State W 4-1
-Michigan State L 4-3
-vs. Robert Morris (Pittsburgh, PA) L 1-0
-vs. Boston College (Pittsburgh, PA) T 1-1

LAKE SUPERIOR STATE (3-3-0)
-2 with Michigan State W 6-1, W 7-3
-2 at Michigan W 3-1, L 4-1
-2 at Nebraska-Omaha L 4-1, L 5-3

MICHIGAN TECH (2-5-1)
-2 at Minnesota Duluth L 6-0, L 4-3
-2 at Michigan L 4-3, T 3-3
-2 at Michigan State L 3-2 (OT), W 5-1
-vs. Michigan (Detroit, MI) W 2-0
-vs. Western Michigan (Detroit, MI) L 1-0 OT
-2 at Notre Dame

MINNESOTA STATE (4-2-0)
-2 with St. Cloud State W 4-1, W 6-4
-Minnesota W 4-1
-at Minnesota L 1-0
-2 at Princeton L 6-1, W 5-4

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (2-5-1)
-2 vs. Wisconsin (at Green Bay) W 3-2, L 6-5
-2 at Wisconsin W 5-2, L 2-0
-2 with Nebraska-Omaha T 2-2, L 2-0
-vs. Cornell (Estero, FL) L 5-2
-vs. Merrimack (Estero, FL) L 4-2

gfmorris
01-03-2017, 05:00 PM
2016-17 WCHA Week 13 BELOW Ratings (and thoughts about this week) (http://blog.wchaplayoffs.com/2017/01/03/2016-17-wcha-week-13-below-ratings/)

GFM

RaceBoarder
01-03-2017, 06:16 PM
ProTip: DO NOT lose to NMU from this point forward :p

LSSULaker889294
01-03-2017, 06:42 PM
ProTip: DO NOT lose to NMU from this point forward :p
Or UAA. Bemidji's loss to them last Friday killed them in the PWR.

Seawolf Fan
01-04-2017, 09:17 PM
Or UAA. Bemidji's loss to them last Friday killed them in the PWR.
And if we play like we did last Friday some of you others are gonna lose also.

gfmorris
01-04-2017, 10:36 PM
And if we play like we did last Friday some of you others are gonna lose also.

The Seawolves have won in league play on each of their last three Fridays.

GFM