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Split-N
10-02-2016, 12:32 AM
Pre-season is over. Time to find out if the media (NU = #5) knows what it's talking about or if the coaches (NU = #2) know things other people don't. Here's to a comment-worthy season.

TheRevengeance
10-02-2016, 02:17 AM
After that game, I have nothing but respect for Simon Fraser and how they played us last year, especially after losing to PC by 9 the night before.

Gr8Sk8M8
10-03-2016, 11:10 AM
After that game, I have nothing but respect for Simon Fraser and how they played us last year, especially after losing to PC by 9 the night before.

You know that NU played Acadia which is one of the top programs in the CIS?

TheRevengeance
10-03-2016, 12:14 PM
Yes, I do. I called them a top team and said on Saturday morning that NU could very well lose. The point was that SF got absolutely blown out on back to back nights and still played the game the right way to the end, while Acadia was already gooning it up from puck drop on day 1. They're obviously a better team than SF was, I was here when they beat us two years ago too, but I have infinitely more respect for SF regardless of how bad they are.

Scarlet
10-03-2016, 12:20 PM
Yes, I do. I called them a top team and said on Saturday morning that NU could very well lose. The point was that SF got absolutely blown out on back to back nights and still played the game the right way to the end, while Acadia was already gooning it up from puck drop on day 1. They're obviously a better team than SF was, I was here when they beat us two years ago too, but I have infinitely more respect for SF regardless of how bad they are.

I feel like all the CIS coaches had a meeting last week before all the games against NCAA schools and made a unilateral decision to be as goonish as possible. The BU-PEI game was awful, the Merrimack game was nuts....I don't think it's been as bad as it was across the board this past weekend.

Nick Papagiorgio
10-03-2016, 03:54 PM
I feel like all the CIS coaches had a meeting last week before all the games against NCAA schools and made a unilateral decision to be as goonish as possible. The BU-PEI game was awful, the Merrimack game was nuts....I don't think it's been as bad as it was across the board this past weekend.

Personally, I find that these preseason games are getting worse every season in terms of the Canadian goon factor. It's been progressing and building up year after year.

Can DI teams just play a scrimmage against a local DIII team?

Thiessen'sBetter
10-03-2016, 04:00 PM
Personally, I find that these preseason games are getting worse every season in terms of the Canadian goon factor. It's been progressing and building up year after year.

Can DI teams just play a scrimmage against a local DIII team?

I've always liked this idea. NU could play Wentworth, they already play at Matthews and it'd be a big deal for the DIII kids.

Nick Papagiorgio
10-03-2016, 04:05 PM
I've always liked this idea. NU could play Wentworth, they already play at Matthews and it'd be a big deal for the DIII kids.

Absolutely. No shortage of teams here that would be able to make it work. I think the Canadian teams are tough to play against and that makes it somewhat worthwhile but losing a player to the thuggery is not worth it. Mutually beneficial IMO. Not sure if the NCAA allows it though?

NU_Husky
10-03-2016, 04:11 PM
Absolutely. No shortage of teams here that would be able to make it work. I think the Canadian teams are tough to play against and that makes it somewhat worthwhile but losing a player to the thuggery is not worth it. Mutually beneficial IMO. Not sure if the NCAA allows it though?

Any game against a DIII opponent would count against the 34 game schedule and would cause the D1 team to lose an OOC game. If the NCAA changes the rule, I'm 100% behind it. Otherwise...I'd rather skip a game against the goon squads and just scrimmage/practice for the weekend

Agganis
10-03-2016, 04:43 PM
Can DI teams just play a scrimmage against a local DIII team?

DIII first practice date isn't until late October or early November, so they are not an option for an early October exhibition game.

Gr8Sk8M8
10-03-2016, 05:05 PM
Yes, I do. I called them a top team and said on Saturday morning that NU could very well lose. The point was that SF got absolutely blown out on back to back nights and still played the game the right way to the end, while Acadia was already gooning it up from puck drop on day 1. They're obviously a better team than SF was, I was here when they beat us two years ago too, but I have infinitely more respect for SF regardless of how bad they are.

Okay...your reference ("that game") was vague...carry on...

Split-N
10-03-2016, 05:16 PM
A few random unrelated thoughts--

1) What would stop NU (or any D1 team) from hosting another D1 team and calling it a scrimmage? That would mean it wouldn't appear on the schedule, wouldn't be widely publicized, and might even be closed to spectators. AFAIK, hoops already does something like this.

2) Hits that involve driving an opponent head first into the boards or glass are penalties (usually majors) in almost every league, including (AFAIK) the CIS leagues. In egregious cases, it can be a DQ or match penalty for deliberate injury or deliberate attempt to injure.

3) NU did well to come out of Saturday night without a 2016 version of Steve Quailer.

TheRevengeance
10-03-2016, 06:26 PM
I believe scrimmages against D1 teams also count against the 34 game limit. Someone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but that's my current understanding. The Ivies scrimmage against each other because they don't play 34 games anyway so they don't care what the NCAA has to say about it. The only option I've heard proposed by an actual coach that doesn't seem to run afoul of the NCAA is to have a split squad game, which Dennehy brought up after their New Brunswick adventure Saturday.

northeastern
10-04-2016, 01:51 PM
G'luck to the Huskies against Q this wknd. Thinking of driving down for the Sat gm. Hoping we can bring a better PP for this series as it did not look great last wknd. Will need every goal we can get.. Bobcats with the high ranking & record to boot last several yra.

Ruck & Theut both looked good & team will need to stay disciplined & out of the box.. take it from there.
Go Huskies

northeastern
10-04-2016, 01:59 PM
..also for anyone going fri/ and or sat.. what a nice job they have done with that arena.. great atmosphere as well.

TheRevengeance
10-04-2016, 02:00 PM
I have ~10 students going down for both games. Should be a fun weekend. Hopefully we can at least take a split.

omahasioux1
10-05-2016, 02:30 AM
I will in Boston for the Bentley game. When I pull up the map for tickets, what end is the home end?

RossiRules
10-05-2016, 05:01 AM
Here we go again, and while a #2 in the pre season poll has me quite optimistic. I think the exhibition game solidified that we may be ok, that said, will stand a test out of the gate with the 2 away at QU. I am going to both Bentley games as this is there last year in that awful Watertown MDC wanted to see a last game over there. At any rate, glad to be back on here and I hope you all had a great Summer. However, back to the important stuff...Husky Hockey!

RossiRules
10-05-2016, 05:14 AM
Yes that game reminded me of the Quailer game!

NU_Husky
10-05-2016, 08:45 AM
I will in Boston for the Bentley game. When I pull up the map for tickets, what end is the home end?

Northeastern shoots towards sections 42-48 twice. 42-48 is also the student section.

I expect that game to be pretty packed, first home game of the year + unveiling the banner. If you can snag a seat in the balcony front row somewhere, I'd advise that.