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PuckVoice
10-08-2018, 09:42 AM
Is anyone ready for some D-3 Hockey?

joecct
10-08-2018, 09:50 AM
It's so great the USA & Canada even declared it to be a Holiday!!

pete99race
10-08-2018, 11:30 AM
I will be attending the SNC practice....looking forward to see how the seven new guys look!!

UCBadger
10-12-2018, 09:31 PM
Is anyone ready for some D-3 Hockey?

Picked up my tickets yesterday!

Fishman'81
10-12-2018, 10:17 PM
Picked up my tickets yesterday!

You did? We haven't heard a peep from UC, and we've had season tickets forever.

UCBadger
10-12-2018, 11:13 PM
I got an email from the box office at the Aud on Oct 5 (also saw a tweet then) that tickets could be picked up starting on Saturday the 6th at the box office. (Tickets were sold in the just prior to the end of the season of that other hockey team that plays in Utica.......hope you got yours!)

Fishman'81
10-14-2018, 10:29 AM
I got an email from the box office at the Aud on Oct 5 (also saw a tweet then) that tickets could be picked up starting on Saturday the 6th at the box office. (Tickets were sold in the just prior to the end of the season of that other hockey team that plays in Utica.......hope you got yours!)

Thanks Badger. I bought mine there last Spring and was told there would be a ticket party on-campus in September...

bakdraft21
10-14-2018, 11:37 AM
How did Adrian do vs Princeton??

joecct
10-14-2018, 11:41 AM
How did Adrian do vs Princeton??

Won

bakdraft21
10-15-2018, 08:36 AM
Won Even made the front page here at USCHO....nice job

PSUChamps2001
10-15-2018, 02:27 PM
Even made the front page here at USCHO....nice job

...even outshot them as well.....

But DIII cant compete with DI...... :rolleyes:

sbkbghockey
10-16-2018, 02:01 PM
Is anyone ready for some D-3 Hockey?

I'm mostly in the D1 hockey side of the forum but one thing I've noticed is that the season start times (for both practice and games) is pretty significantly different compared to other NCAA sports. In other sports D3 vs D1 have differences in season length but for hockey it's almost 3-4 weeks different for regular season games.

Does anyone know if that issue has come up in Naples and if coaches/univ. pres/D3 conferences are open to moving the dates up and/or expanding the season?

Currently, as I understand the D3 rules, D3 hockey teams can't start practice until the second Monday in Oct with a 25 game reg season.

It would be good for D3 hockey, especially with no D2 hockey, for teams to begin practicing a week after D1 and begin playing a week after D1, with regular season starting the 2nd week of Oct. Along with the couple weeks of extension in the playing/practice season, the length could be extended from 25 to 30 games. One befit to hockey fans, is that adjustments like that could create more D3@D1 exhibition games instead of D1s playing almost exclusively Canadian university opponents.

And yes, before anyone jumps at me, I do understand that the Division III philosophy is a balanced collegiate experience with strong focus on academics. Since hockey is largely contained in the upper-midwest and Northeast, bus trips are fairly short, and games almost exclusively on weekends, extending the D3 hockey season a couple weeks wouldn't drastically cut into academics. Some sports play quite frequently on weekday afternoon/evenings.

PrezdeJohnson09
10-16-2018, 06:11 PM
I'm mostly in the D1 hockey side of the forum but one thing I've noticed is that the season start times (for both practice and games) is pretty significantly different compared to other NCAA sports. In other sports D3 vs D1 have differences in season length but for hockey it's almost 3-4 weeks different for regular season games.

Does anyone know if that issue has come up in Naples and if coaches/univ. pres/D3 conferences are open to moving the dates up and/or expanding the season?

Currently, as I understand the D3 rules, D3 hockey teams can't start practice until the second Monday in Oct with a 25 game reg season.

It would be good for D3 hockey, especially with no D2 hockey, for teams to begin practicing a week after D1 and begin playing a week after D1, with regular season starting the 2nd week of Oct. Along with the couple weeks of extension in the playing/practice season, the length could be extended from 25 to 30 games. One befit to hockey fans, is that adjustments like that could create more D3@D1 exhibition games instead of D1s playing almost exclusively Canadian university opponents.

And yes, before anyone jumps at me, I do understand that the Division III philosophy is a balanced collegiate experience with strong focus on academics. Since hockey is largely contained in the upper-midwest and Northeast, bus trips are fairly short, and games almost exclusively on weekends, extending the D3 hockey season a couple weeks wouldn't drastically cut into academics. Some sports play quite frequently on weekday afternoon/evenings.

Donít forget about support staffs that have to accommodate the extra time of the season is extended. Athletic Training, Equipment Room and Sports Information staffs at D3 are far different from the majority of Division I. The crossover period when fall sports and winter sports are both going full bore is a bear to try and handle for many D3 support staffs. Lengthening the season even more will create even more strain.

MELIN27
10-17-2018, 01:54 AM
I think it would cut into academics. The late start time allows players to establish themselves in classes, develop a rapport with their profs and classmates and, hopefully, adjust to school and hockey if they are rookies/freshmen. There is more focus on hockey in Div.1 and I'm assuming the parameters and expectations for school might be different. In Div.3 I don't think the academic side is too interested in possible late assignments or missed classes that might occur with a fuller hockey schedule.

PrezdeJohnson09
10-17-2018, 12:28 PM
I think it would cut into academics. The late start time allows players to establish themselves in classes, develop a rapport with their profs and classmates and, hopefully, adjust to school and hockey if they are rookies/freshmen. There is more focus on hockey in Div.1 and I'm assuming the parameters and expectations for school might be different. In Div.3 I don't think the academic side is too interested in possible late assignments or missed classes that might occur with a fuller hockey schedule.

Hockey is already the longest season, spanning five months with an October 8th start date and then the league championship weekend being the first weekend in March. Add on another three weeks for the four teams that make the final four..