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Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 07:19 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There aren&#39;t too many people who support our mission as much as <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a>. Thank you very much for your commitment to our organization</p>&mdash; RPI TV (@rpitv) <a href="https://twitter.com/rpitv/status/838921254732197891">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 07:20 PM
Gotta get rid of the assistants as well

I'm pretty sure that will be up to whomever is hired as the head coach, although I would not be surprised to see it happen.

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 07:22 PM
At least most of the coaches mentioned know how to recruit in the northeast and have had a high profile throughout the region. The current staff was totally invisible to high school, prep and junior players (and worst of all - their advisors) throughout the northeast - and therefore RPI was therefore never even an option for most players within a 5 hour drive of Troy.

We have however recruited many players from within 5 hours westward from Troy.

fishcore12
03-06-2017, 07:27 PM
From the stuff I saw on TV tonight from Dr. McElroy, it sounds like Coach Appert had no chance of keeping his job regardless of finish this year. Sad to see him go, but he will land on his feet somewhere when he is ready. I am a UAlbany alum and saw first hand what Dr. McElroy can do in the AD role and yes, RPI isnt a D1 school and he even admitted he has had to learn hockey, he will be able to make some moves to help RPI Hockey get back to where it belongs. Let the speculations begin!!!

Also can someone check on AspyDad for me. He can't be taking todays events very well.

FlagDUDE08
03-06-2017, 07:45 PM
Also from one of our radio announcers...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wishing all the best to <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a>. If he didn&#39;t welcome me in when I first started out in radio, I would not be where I am today.</p>&mdash; Tim Heiman (@TimHeiman) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimHeiman/status/838881745948798976">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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son-of-alumn
03-06-2017, 07:56 PM
At least most of the coaches mentioned know how to recruit in the northeast and have had a high profile throughout the region. The current staff was totally invisible to high school, prep and junior players (and worst of all - their advisors) throughout the northeast - and therefore RPI was therefore never even an option for most players within a 5 hour drive of Troy.


Have been everywhere from DC to Maine, RI to Buffalo and Ottawa to Philly and have never met, or even heard of, one player in the past 8-10 years who aspired to play at RPI. Therefore, Ben Barr would be an excellent choice, simply because he knows the players and the program!!! Ran into SA more at the airport in Detroit, than i ever did at any rinks in New England and throughout the northeast.

Two years ago SA had to refund a large portion of his High School Exposure Camp tuition because only 13 kids showed up! How embarrassing for the program that players from the region and surrounding areas weren't interested enough in RPI to attend his camp and have a chance to interact with SA and his coaches!!!

fishcore12
03-06-2017, 07:59 PM
Very true. Local stations and Times Union seem to care only about hoops and now lax. TU doesn't even bother to cover road games anymore while anything Siena/UAlbany gets pages and pages of coverage. Wish Beattie and Union SID would get on local media's case about it. Both programs deserve a lot more ink than they've gotten in recent years.

We gotta hire a coach like Siena's Jimmy Patsos. He can name drop like no other. Cal Ripkin Jr. is at the MAAC title game tonight according to a TU reporters tweet.

son-of-alumn
03-06-2017, 08:11 PM
We have however recruited many players from within 5 hours westward from Troy.

Thinking US players...

HighlanderRPI
03-06-2017, 08:11 PM
Haven't posted in years - so what's going on this this thread?

OH LAWD!

1) Ralph Baer is still here (GOOD!)
2) Seth Appert is not

Look on the bright side, so far, firing the coach has worked for the Bruins

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 08:48 PM
Also from one of our radio announcers...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wishing all the best to <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a>. If he didn't welcome me in when I first started out in radio, I would not be where I am today.</p> Tim Heiman (@TimHeiman) <a href="https://twitter.com/TimHeiman/status/838881745948798976">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Also
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Seth Appert was always a friendly, lively interview. A very competitive guy as well. Best of luck to him in his future endeavors. <a href="https://t.co/75ZspQv4I8">https://t.co/75ZspQv4I8</a></p>&mdash; Rob Tricchinelli (@RobTricchinelli) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobTricchinelli/status/838844251672825861">March 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 08:54 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You can't fire hair.</p>&mdash; Seth Appert's Hair (@SethAppertsHair) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppertsHair/status/838944752426975232">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 08:56 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> for the privilege of leading our program for over a decade. I&#39;m proud of what we accomplished on/off the ice (1/3)</p>&mdash; Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838945433300971520">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">but more than NCAA tourney Hobey finalists/NHL players I&#39;m most proud of culture we built within our program and our alumni. Thanks (2/3)</p>&mdash; Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838945816928796672">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">and appreciate the hundreds of messages of support today from NCAA colleagues and alums of <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DU_Hockey">@DU_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FerrisHockey">@FerrisHockey</a> (3/3)</p>&mdash; Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838946226984923136">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 09:06 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RPIHockey?src=hash">#RPIHockey</a> fires coach Seth Appert. RPI fires hockey coach Seth Appert <a href="https://t.co/tef2OodQ64">https://t.co/tef2OodQ64</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a> <a href="https://t.co/u31DHw4CUb">pic.twitter.com/u31DHw4CUb</a></p>&mdash; Ken Schott (@slapschotts) <a href="https://twitter.com/slapschotts/status/838947315150958592">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 09:11 PM
Well we do have a couple of Swedish players.

<blockquoteclass="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RPI fires Coach Seth AppertAfter 11 Seasons<br>Rensselaer has fired head coach Seth Appertfollowing an 8-win season, ...<br><br>Icehockey.se</p>&mdash; Icehockey.se (@Icehockey_se) <a href="https://twitter.com/Icehockey_se/status/838947601722576898">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script asyncsrc="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Ralph Baer
03-06-2017, 09:14 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert">@SethAppert</a> coach good luck. My son would be honored to play for u. Ryan Haggerty says nothing but great things about u. <a href="https://t.co/xdd7vvRA8K">https://t.co/xdd7vvRA8K</a></p>&mdash; CZezima sr. (@CraigZezima) <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigZezima/status/838950391765159937">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

fr. joe
03-06-2017, 09:51 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> for the privilege of leading our program for over a decade. I'm proud of what we accomplished on/off the ice (1/3)</p>&mdash; Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838945433300971520">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">but more than NCAA tourney Hobey finalists/NHL players I'm most proud of culture we built within our program and our alumni. Thanks (2/3)</p>&mdash; Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838945816928796672">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">and appreciate the hundreds of messages of support today from NCAA colleagues and alums of <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DU_Hockey">@DU_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FerrisHockey">@FerrisHockey</a> (3/3)</p>&mdash; Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838946226984923136">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Thank you, Coach, for leading our team with integrity, energy and passion. Thank you for forming a culture that reached beyond the ice to the classroom and the community. You were a great representative of RPI in our community. Best wishes to you and your family in the future. And best wishes to the team in everything you do.

Ralph Baer
03-07-2017, 12:51 AM
Today is 7 March 2017. There are 208 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 1 October 2017 for the start of next season.

FlagDUDE08
03-07-2017, 05:14 AM
Haven't posted in years - so what's going on this this thread?

OH LAWD!

1) Ralph Baer is still here (GOOD!)
2) Seth Appert is not

Look on the bright side, so far, firing the coach has worked for the Bruins

Given what happened this past year, we can't really go much lower. :o

Welcome back, no matter how long the stay. :)

jmhusker
03-07-2017, 07:38 AM
Haven't posted in years - so what's going on this this thread?

Look on the bright side, so far, firing the coach has worked for the Bruins
And the Canadians!

jmhusker
03-07-2017, 07:45 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you to <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> for the privilege of leading our program for over a decade. I'm proud of what we accomplished on/off the ice (1/3)</p>— Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838945433300971520">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">but more than NCAA tourney Hobey finalists/NHL players I'm most proud of culture we built within our program and our alumni. Thanks (2/3)</p>— Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838945816928796672">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">and appreciate the hundreds of messages of support today from NCAA colleagues and alums of <a href="https://twitter.com/RPI_Hockey">@RPI_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DU_Hockey">@DU_Hockey</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/FerrisHockey">@FerrisHockey</a> (3/3)</p>— Seth Appert (@SethAppert) <a href="https://twitter.com/SethAppert/status/838946226984923136">March 7, 2017</a></blockquote>
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"Hundreds"... that's kind of a shot I think. Clearly he made a lot of friends along the way. He didn't make a lot of hockey players better though. He probably belongs in some type of USA hockey role as his strengths appear to be on the spin side. Gonna miss our "frozen four" quality offense he delivered this season.