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Turk_Sanderson
02-13-2019, 08:58 AM
Nice piece about Bob Gamache.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2211713632415508

Nice! Dr Gamache was a great professor, only had for him for an intro class to meet my graduation requirements, but I enjoyed his class very much. I always measure a person's intelligence by how well they can communicate a complex idea to someone with a lesser understanding. He knocked it out of the park every time in that regard.

BostonSoccerDad
02-13-2019, 10:16 AM
Well, I (and others) complained enough about the lack of atmosphere from the student section that the Connector has a piece on it.

Can't wait till the "get off my lawn" comments start from the students when they read this. :)

Too funny! I was just thinking about this after this past weekend's games and could not understand why the U-M-L chant would only stop at two repeats. If it kept going, we could get the whole arena rocking. Anyway, here is the link to the Connector article complete with quotes from several faithful on this message board:

http://umlconnector.com/2019/02/three-times-rule-not-sticking-for-season-ticket-holders-alumni/

Jon
02-13-2019, 10:38 AM
A sweep by PC would really hurt Lowell this weekend. .
I've been watching PC closely all year, and neither sweeping UML or being swept by them would surprise me.

Turk_Sanderson
02-13-2019, 10:44 AM
If I were to suggest one thing to improve the game night atmosphere at Tsongas it would be to have the band play more. No more pre-programmed music, all band all the time.

leswp1
02-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Nice piece about Bob Gamache.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2211713632415508Cool stuff.


Too funny! I was just thinking about this after this past weekend's games and could not understand why the U-M-L chant would only stop at two repeats. If it kept going, we could get the whole arena rocking. Anyway, here is the link to the Connector article complete with quotes from several faithful on this message board:

http://umlconnector.com/2019/02/three-times-rule-not-sticking-for-season-ticket-holders-alumni/Linky no worky for me :(

leswp1
02-13-2019, 11:25 AM
Found the article. I never knew the 3 times rule and I have been going since 1984 regularly. I just thought derogatory thoughts- they were uninterested, unimaginative, not really 'fans'. Talk about completely stupid and self defeating. Whoever came up with that one was missing something.

Monty needs to go pursue another degree and fix them

bottomdweller
02-13-2019, 11:29 AM
If I were to suggest one thing to improve the game night atmosphere at Tsongas it would be to have the band play more. No more pre-programmed music, all band all the time.

Yeah, not until they learn some new songs. They've been playing the same songs since I've been going to games (2000-2001). Plus my kid goes nuts every time they play Glory and High Hopes.

bottomdweller
02-13-2019, 11:30 AM
Found the article. I never knew the 3 times rule and I have been going since 1984 regularly. I just thought derogatory thoughts- they were uninterested, unimaginative, not really 'fans'. Talk about completely stupid and self defeating. Whoever came up with that one was missing something.

Monty needs to go pursue another degree and fix them

The 3 rule time thing came back when we were bringing in like 1000 people a night and most of us sit in the section behind the Lowell bench. It was to keep the small contingency of us on point. There was never a need to go 5, 6, 7 times because there was no one there.

Middle Street
02-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Lowell is the CHN team of the week (https://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2019/02/13_Team-of-the-Week-UMass-Lowell.php).

Turk_Sanderson
02-13-2019, 12:23 PM
Yeah, not until they learn some new songs. They've been playing the same songs since I've been going to games (2000-2001). Plus my kid goes nuts every time they play Glory and High Hopes.

Nothing will ever top the Fire Exstinguers and ELO Fire on High

Now there was an entrance....

The Blue Brothers repertoire I like to call it (Can't Turn You Loose/Peter Gunn Theme) are classics. Manteca and Birdland as well those shouldn't be going anywhere. Was never a fan of the final countdown tbh as they circle the rink/before the video. Not really a huge fan of pre-programmed music makes it feel too much like a minor leauge/pro game.

UMLFan
02-13-2019, 12:34 PM
Lowell is the CHN team of the week (https://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2019/02/13_Team-of-the-Week-UMass-Lowell.php).
I know Mike McMahon tweeted out this quote as well, but it's so true...

Overall, we wanted to give our freshmen the opportunity to fail in the first few months of the season, that way they can learn from it. You can talk all you want as a coach, but you need the experience to learn how to play the game.

Patman
02-13-2019, 01:12 PM
:raises hand: same here.

The 'system' used to regularly bleed $ off things we were supposed to get to support the dory ship. Before we had Marty to put a stop to it, we were in a world of pain. Trying to shut our hockey program was only one thing of a long list of things they tried to do to provide more $$ to the Dory.

I know most you hate Howie carr but when he released the salaries in the UMass system 15 years ago he didn't show Lowell's... and mostly because we didn't have any political hide away types. Lowell has run more or less responsibly for a good long time.

ScottK
02-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Kevin Boyle made his NHL debut on Saturday, and tonight he'll get his 1st NHL start: https://www.nhl.com/ducks/news/boyle-to-make-first-career-nhl-start-tonight/c-304795280

leswp1
02-13-2019, 02:08 PM
I know most you hate Howie carr but when he released the salaries in the UMass system 15 years ago he didn't show Lowell's... and mostly because we didn't have any political hide away types. Lowell has run more or less responsibly for a good long time.
It wasn't that we were run irresponsibly/responsibly as much as we had no vision. We were just marking time. They would promise us money then pull the plug on it to give it to the Dory and King would roll over and play dead. He never, once, complained or stood up and said it wasn't right. He didn't have a plan to get better, only just maintain.

It wasn't that he was a bad guy, he just didn't have a thought past the basics or how to inspire. He didn't do anything to build loyalty other than with the people he was directly interested in. You need to invest to get gains- in outreach and in $. The whole culture of the place changed after he left. The students stopped being the enemy. Having lived thru dealing with them over the yrs I like the new iteration better

tape
02-13-2019, 03:49 PM
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leswp1
02-13-2019, 07:41 PM
just was telling mr les about the 3 repeat rule. He also thought they were just uninterested. He wouldn't believe me- no one would be that stupid- until lil-not-so-lil les confirmed it. Body language can be so eloquent.

ScottK
02-14-2019, 12:56 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A night <a href="https://twitter.com/Boyle33?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Boyle33</a> will never forget!<br><br>In his first <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NHL</a> start, B��yle stops all 35 shots for his first career shutout!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetsGoDucks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LetsGoDucks</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VANvsANA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VANvsANA</a> <a href="https://t.co/1oJiunbV4O">pic.twitter.com/1oJiunbV4O</a></p>&mdash; Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/1095931308864266242?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First career start. First career <a href="https://twitter.com/pepsi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@pepsi</a> shutout.<br><br>No other words needed for Kevin Boyle! <a href="https://t.co/KeW2wxIvy4">pic.twitter.com/KeW2wxIvy4</a></p>&mdash; NHL (@NHL) <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL/status/1095929290816917506?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kevin Boyle became the second goaltender in <a href="https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AnaheimDucks</a> franchise history to record a shutout while making his first career NHL start. The only other: John Gibson on Apr. 7, 2014 vs. VAN. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLStats?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NHLStats</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VANvsANA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VANvsANA</a> <a href="https://t.co/01GwVvFOFE">pic.twitter.com/01GwVvFOFE</a></p>&mdash; NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) <a href="https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1095931446508879874?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kevin Boyle of the <a href="https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AnaheimDucks</a> also joins San Jose's Troy Grosenick (45 saves on 11/16/2014) as the only goalies since 2000-01 to have a 35+ save shutout in their first NHL start.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetsGoDucks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LetsGoDucks</a></p>&mdash; Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) <a href="https://twitter.com/StatsBySTATS/status/1095933454125068290?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AnaheimDucks</a>' 7-game losing streak is no more thanks to Kevin Boyle, who won his first NHL start.<br><br>The last goalie to make his first NHL start with his team on a 7+ game losing streak and earn the win to end the streak was San Jose's Arturs Irbe on 11/8/1991.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetsGoDucks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LetsGoDucks</a></p>&mdash; Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) <a href="https://twitter.com/StatsBySTATS/status/1095930166709235712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Some notes on <a href="https://twitter.com/Boyle33?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Boyle33</a>:<br><br>His 35-save shutout marked the sixth-most saves in <a href="https://twitter.com/NHL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NHL</a> history in a goaltender’s first NHL start (since shots were recorded in 1955).<br><br>First goalie age 26-or-older to record a shutout in his first NHL start since 1986.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetsGoDucks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LetsGoDucks</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VANvsANA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VANvsANA</a> <a href="https://t.co/FVeYT7cO5R">pic.twitter.com/FVeYT7cO5R</a></p>&mdash; Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnaheimDucks/status/1095945294028521472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Patronick
02-14-2019, 03:33 AM
just was telling mr les about the 3 repeat rule. He also thought they were just uninterested. He wouldn't believe me- no one would be that stupid- until lil-not-so-lil les confirmed it. Body language can be so eloquent.

I kinda cringe that they're referring to it as a "rule", because it's not why it started. It naturally just evolved that way; it was easy to keep a small section together if everyone was doing the same thing. This coincided with the real first initial boom of students coming to games, and this is what they learned/imitated. It's what their friends learned from them, and what the next class learned, etc. From reading stories that students who came after me were telling, at some point some students who became leaders over in the student section may have become more militant about it, which IMO was shortsighted and dumb.

Back when I was a student, I and others would come up with cheers and heckles off the cuff, and if the section picked them up then three times made a world of sense (example would be "Daddy's Money" against BU and stuff) because it wasn't something you really were looking to get going for any length of time. But chants like U-M-L, Let's Go Lowell, etc - there's no reason to say them thrice and then cut it off. Let it fill the arena. Let all the Lowell fans get in on it till it's rocking and you know both teams are hearing you.

It had it's time and place for being a thing, but I'd love to see the student section now break out of it and become more involved.

UMLFan
02-14-2019, 08:22 AM
The most recent bracketology has a tasty version for Lowell fans ... in Manchester with a rematch against Denver, winner to play UMass/Harvard.

Man, that would be amazing.

jjmc85
02-14-2019, 10:35 AM
The most recent bracketology has a tasty version for Lowell fans ... in Manchester with a rematch against Denver, winner to play UMass/Harvard.

Man, that would be amazing.
Iím a bit confused as to why UMass was placed in Manchester and not Providence. Providence is closer to campus and also easier to get to for the alumni in eastern MA.