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Snively65
01-22-2019, 10:29 AM
Four pages and 80 posts; not too shabby for a HEA game thread. :-)

e.cat
01-22-2019, 11:29 AM
Four pages and 80 posts; not too shabby for a HEA game thread. :-)

Not bad at all and quite civil compared to the old days when yahoo homers on both sides were at each others throats. Its a new kinder, gentler rivalry now that both organIzations are irrelevant;)

BlackI
01-27-2019, 02:55 PM
Alright, c'mon now... let's get this going again.

BlackI
01-27-2019, 03:32 PM
Going to be a great sports weekend... 2 men's games, 2 women's games, and the Superbowl! :D

Greg Ambrose
01-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Predict that UNH will take two in front of White Out the Whit sellouts both nights. Not sure about the latter half of that statement but I do think UNH will take two. They’ve played pretty well these last two months and, to my eyes, have been improving game by game. Last night seemed like the old days when they used to routinely beat inferior teams into submission. The crowd was pretty loud when they got the back to back goals in the second. For the first time in a long time I am looking forward with anticipation to this coming weekend.

Snively65
01-27-2019, 04:14 PM
Predict that UNH will take two in front of White Out the Whit sellouts both nights. Not sure about the latter half of that statement but I do think UNH will take two. They’ve played pretty well these last two months and, to my eyes, have been improving game by game. Last night seemed like the old days when they used to routinely beat inferior teams into submission. The crowd was pretty loud when they got the back to back goals in the second. For the first time in a long time I am looking forward with anticipation to this coming weekend.

Friday game on NESN+ and Saturday on NESN, but does that mean more TV time outs than usual, or the same? Those TV time outs sure can wreck the "flow" of the game, IMHO.

BlackI
01-27-2019, 04:24 PM
Friday game on NESN+ and Saturday on NESN, but does that mean more TV time outs than usual, or the same? Those TV time outs sure can wreck the "flow" of the game, IMHO.

Does UNH offer free stream for the girl's games?

Turk_Sanderson
01-27-2019, 04:28 PM
Does UNH offer free stream for the girl's games?

TV timeouts both nights then

3 per period

Under 13, Under 10, and Under 6 during 5 on 5 Play only and has to be a non icing whistles

It killed the flow of the Lowell/BC game last night

Snively65
01-27-2019, 05:16 PM
TV timeouts both nights then

3 per period

Under 13, Under 10, and Under 6 during 5 on 5 Play only and has to be a non icing whistles

It killed the flow of the Lowell/BC game last night

Thanks, TS.

Dunno about online stream for UNH women's games, blackl.

BlackI
01-27-2019, 05:33 PM
I can't wait. I realize our programs aren't where they once were. If anyone needs reminded I am here to help...
https://youtu.be/as0zfdCYu0E

Chuck Murray
01-27-2019, 06:30 PM
If anyone needs reminded I am here to help...
https://youtu.be/as0zfdCYu0E

Gee, thanks … ;)

Seriously though, it's been awhile since I watched the '99 Final. This is a condensed version with most of the highlights and key moments, and probably a great reference point for those young'uns and newbies to the old border rivalry. Some random impressions and observations:

* UNH really needs to go back to those classic traditional block UNH sweaters. Souza, make it happen;
* This was UMaine's first non-asterisk tainted NC ( * '93 - retroactive financial aid, etc.);
* Umile looks younger, but so tense and wired, while Walshy looks cool as a cucumber but fired up;
* I'd forgotten how many quality chances UNH generated in the first half of that game;
* Both goalies made some great saves, but Conklin's rebound control cost him Goal #1 and the winner;
* UMaine probably coasts to a win if the Kerluke goal stands (as it would under current and past rules);
* A young Peter Metcalf was in the thick of this, and would be again (as C) in the '02 HE Final and FF;
* Whatever happened to Niko Dimitrakos? What a terrific all-around player, came up huge in the clutch;
* Souza blasts one inch(es) past the post just before the buzzer, after tying it up earlier in the 3rd;
* John Sadowski came thisclose in OT to never ever having to buy his own meals/drinks for life in NH;
* Walshy was not quite 44 years old and (despite his white/gray hair) almost 7 yrs. younger than Umile;
* Walshy had just over two years left to live, before succumbing to kidney cancer two weeks after 9-11 :(

It's definitely a much different world than the one this classic took place in, almost 20 years ago now. It's hard to describe the impact a guy like Walshy had on UMaine, Hockey East and D-1 hockey overall. For all his faults (and there were many), the guy (and his teams) provided high entertainment value, and were must-see TV. If someone out there has a link to the old TV commercial with Walshy and Umile hawking cars (Tri-City Dodge, maybe?), I'd love to see that one more time. Classic stuff.

walrus
01-27-2019, 06:36 PM
Maines only chance at any points this weekend is Swayman. Get behind early and it won't be pretty

BlackI
01-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Gee, thanks … ;)

Seriously though, it's been awhile since I watched the '99 Final. This is a condensed version with most of the highlights and key moments, and probably a great reference point for those young'uns and newbies to the old border rivalry. Some random impressions and observations:

* UNH really needs to go back to those classic traditional block UNH sweaters. Souza, make it happen;
* This was UMaine's first non-asterisk tainted NC ( * '93 - retroactive financial aid, etc.);
* Umile looks younger, but so tense and wired, while Walshy looks cool as a cucumber but fired up;
* I'd forgotten how many quality chances UNH generated in the first half of that game;
* Both goalies made some great saves, but Conklin's rebound control cost him Goal #1 and the winner;
* UMaine probably coasts to a win if the Kerluke goal stands (as it would under current and past rules);
* A young Peter Metcalf was in the thick of this, and would be again (as C) in the '02 HE Final and FF;
* Whatever happened to Niko Dimitrakos? What a terrific all-around player, came up huge in the clutch;
* Souza blasts one inch(es) past the post just before the buzzer, after tying it up earlier in the 3rd;
* John Sadowski came thisclose in OT to never ever having to buy his own meals/drinks for life in NH;
* Walshy was not quite 44 years old and (despite his white/gray hair) almost 7 yrs. younger than Umile;
* Walshy had just over two years left to live, before succumbing to kidney cancer two weeks after 9-11 :(

It's definitely a much different world than the one this classic took place in, almost 20 years ago now. It's hard to describe the impact a guy like Walshy had on UMaine, Hockey East and D-1 hockey overall. For all his faults (and there were many), the guy (and his teams) provided high entertainment value, and were must-see TV. If someone out there has a link to the old TV commercial with Walshy and Umile hawking cars (Tri-City Dodge, maybe?), I'd love to see that one more time. Classic stuff.

You are most welcome. :)

chickod
01-27-2019, 09:14 PM
Gee, thanks … ;)

Seriously though, it's been awhile since I watched the '99 Final. This is a condensed version with most of the highlights and key moments, and probably a great reference point for those young'uns and newbies to the old border rivalry. Some random impressions and observations:

* UNH really needs to go back to those classic traditional block UNH sweaters. Souza, make it happen;

Agreed! Also, just an observation (which IIRC is near and dear to your heart) whenever I watch these games from the past. Look at how SMALL the goalie pads are. This means the goalies have to be more athletic, since they can't possibly cover most of the net by just standing there (unlike some of the giants now). :D

Snively65
01-27-2019, 09:40 PM
Gee, thanks … ;)

Seriously though, it's been awhile since I watched the '99 Final. This is a condensed version with most of the highlights and key moments, and probably a great reference point for those young'uns and newbies to the old border rivalry. Some random impressions and observations:

* UNH really needs to go back to those classic traditional block UNH sweaters. Souza, make it happen;
* This was UMaine's first non-asterisk tainted NC ( * '93 - retroactive financial aid, etc.);
* Umile looks younger, but so tense and wired, while Walshy looks cool as a cucumber but fired up;
* I'd forgotten how many quality chances UNH generated in the first half of that game;
* Both goalies made some great saves, but Conklin's rebound control cost him Goal #1 and the winner;
* UMaine probably coasts to a win if the Kerluke goal stands (as it would under current and past rules);
* A young Peter Metcalf was in the thick of this, and would be again (as C) in the '02 HE Final and FF;
* Whatever happened to Niko Dimitrakos? What a terrific all-around player, came up huge in the clutch;
* Souza blasts one inch(es) past the post just before the buzzer, after tying it up earlier in the 3rd;
* John Sadowski came thisclose in OT to never ever having to buy his own meals/drinks for life in NH;
* Walshy was not quite 44 years old and (despite his white/gray hair) almost 7 yrs. younger than Umile;
* Walshy had just over two years left to live, before succumbing to kidney cancer two weeks after 9-11 :(

It's definitely a much different world than the one this classic took place in, almost 20 years ago now. It's hard to describe the impact a guy like Walshy had on UMaine, Hockey East and D-1 hockey overall. For all his faults (and there were many), the guy (and his teams) provided high entertainment value, and were must-see TV. If someone out there has a link to the old TV commercial with Walshy and Umile hawking cars (Tri-City Dodge, maybe?), I'd love to see that one more time. Classic stuff.

Good question about Niko Dimitrakos, so I researched. Played 158 games in NHL over four seasons (24g+39a=62pts) with Sharks (drafted him) and Flyers, then parts of eight seasons some in AHL, but mostly in Europe. During part of 2006-07 season, he played for the Chicago Wolves, where his old UNH adversaries Darren Haydar (1999 and 2002 FF) and Jason Krog (1999 FF) were stars. Sigh; dem were da days.

Fishman'81
01-27-2019, 09:42 PM
Agreed! Also, just an observation (which IIRC is near and dear to your heart) whenever I watch these games from the past. Look at how SMALL the goalie pads are. This means the goalies have to be more athletic, since they can't possibly cover most of the net by just standing there (unlike some of the giants now). :D

Jeez Louise, both Ty and Alfie were stellar in that game. I'd almost forgotten how many times the latter saved the bacon for Maine against a deadly UHN squad, but now I recall eating Rolaids by the handful.

HockeyRef
01-27-2019, 09:43 PM
Found this but it's pretty much old news to most of you UNH/Maine fans...

https://www.revolvy.com/page/Maine–New-Hampshire-men%27s-ice-hockey-rivalry

Let's go SouzaCats!!!

BlackI
01-27-2019, 09:47 PM
Found this but it's pretty much old news to most of you UNH/Maine fans...

https://www.revolvy.com/page/Maine–New-Hampshire-men%27s-ice-hockey-rivalry

Let's go SouzaCats!!!

Thanks. You are a great fan. But old times are what they are. Maine has sucked for so long. They need run hard this weekend. Both teams need run hard.

Fishman'81
01-27-2019, 09:53 PM
Gee, thanks … ;)

* UMaine probably coasts to a win if the Kerluke goal stands (as it would under current and past rules);

* Whatever happened to Niko Dimitrakos? What a terrific all-around player, came up huge in the clutch;

Same thing happened in the NC game v. Denver shortly thereafter. Maine goal disallowed for an inconsequential heel in the crease, which was not at all a factor. Maine lost that one 1-0, and that still sticks in my craw.

Dimitrakos played for San Jose for a couple of years, IIRC, then went to Europe. I sat next to his extended family at a Maine/Merrimack game years ago, and chatted with his father or uncle. He stated at some point that "Nicky only plays when he has the puck.", and I couldn't disagree... But he sure was good when he had it.

Snively65
01-27-2019, 10:00 PM
Same thing happened in the NC game v. Denver shortly thereafter. Maine goal disallowed for an inconsequential heel in the crease, which was not at all a factor. Maine lost that one 1-0, and that still sticks in my craw.

Dimitrakos played for San Jose for a couple of years, IIRC, then went to Europe. I sat next to his extended family at a Maine/Merrimack game years ago, and chatted with his father or uncle. He stated at some point that "Nicky only plays when he has the puck.", and I couldn't disagree... But he sure was good when he had it.

The final 90 seconds of 6 on 4 in that 2004 final at the Garden remains the most amazing hockey that I have ever seen. No question that Adam Berkhoel stood on his head in that one.