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amkirby10
07-11-2019, 03:41 PM
Yeah, that's a problem. If Maine went to Michigan Tech in exchange for the Huskies coming next season then Maine would have six on the road and not play a home game until November.

So I guess that leaves Ferris...

Ferris has a home game on the 10th against Colgate, for what it's worth. Not sure they'd want to fly to Maine immediately after playing a game to play two more, which would also result in games three straight days.

DrunkTrainPolka
07-11-2019, 03:55 PM
"USA Hockey tabs Alaska Anchorage's Matt Curley as its U-17 Men's Select Team head coach while Alabama Huntsville's Mike Corbett will serve as one of Curley's assistants.

The U-17 team will compete at the Five Nations Tournament in Germany, Aug. 11-17. 🇺🇸🏒"

...like it was scripted, seriously. who is the other assistant? UAF's erik largen?

GO TECH GOLD!

MTUHuskies
07-11-2019, 03:57 PM
Personally I'd rather have that than last season's schedule with the only road game between Thanksgiving and Christmas at NMU. Makes for a tough road schedule down the stretch.

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gfmorris
07-11-2019, 03:58 PM
It was also waived when Wayne State folded. The scholarships were still honored by the school for those kids who wanted to stay and graduate, but if the Alaska University System cuts programs as well, it's going to be a scramble.

Specifically with the Zombie Chargers:

UAH released all players at the timing of Portera's announcement. Two (Saunders to NoDak, Roy to RoMo) left; others were evaluating when Altenkirch brought the team back a few weeks later. I believe that the school was allowed to rescind the release at that time. Saunders and Roy were offered their slots back, I believe, but if that was done, they declined.

HTH. HAND.

GFM

MTUHuskies
07-11-2019, 03:59 PM
If its me, I'd love to have MTU go to Maine, but I'm not sure they'd want to start with 7 straight on the road.This is the quote I tried to attach

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ticapnews
07-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Ferris has a home game on the 10th against Colgate, for what it's worth. Not sure they'd want to fly to Maine immediately after playing a game to play two more, which would also result in games three straight days.

Dammit, I read the schedule wrong. I thought that game was Sunday 10/6.

Well then, I guess Maine is SOL.

davyd83
07-11-2019, 05:02 PM
This is what I was saying. If you cancel the Alaska games, then everyone loses 6 games, leaving everyone with 22. That's not balanced, because it's going to be 12H/10R or 10H/12R.

But it's also not balanced in regard to who you play. Each school would end up with 3 free weekends, because of the cancelled series.

What I am saying is that, surely, there is enough flex in the way that would work, that each school could easily pick up one more series against a school with whom they only had one series scheduled.

That would make a 24-game sched. Not ideal, but perhaps acceptable in a crisis situation.

The 24 games would be 12H/12R, and the matrix would be:
4 ga vs 5 opponents
2 ga vs 2 opponents

And, as an example, I gave: BSU @ MTU on Nov 1/2 would balance both of their schedules in the way I have mentioned.
I think it would have to be 24 or an unbalanced 26 game schedule as well. Yes, there will be some easy rescheduling picks, but many will be much more difficult. Iíve been through midsession rescheduling twice in the minor pros and this could be the third time the WCHA has had to redo theirs. Itís a very difficult process. Iím keeping my fingers crossed that it doesnít come to that.

MTUHuskies
07-11-2019, 05:39 PM
But it's also not balanced in regard to who you play. Each school would end up with 3 free weekends, because of the cancelled series.

It's not balanced in regard to whom you play now. And all the teams lost games against common opponents. I don't think they need to worry too much about two extra home games for some teams. It's only one season, they will come up with a new schedule formula by next year.

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Shirtless Guy
07-12-2019, 11:23 AM
It's not balanced in regard to whom you play now. And all the teams lost games against common opponents. I don't think they need to worry too much about two extra home games for some teams. It's only one season, they will come up with a new schedule formula by next year.

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I highly doubt the schools that lose 4 home games are going to be happy about that

MTUHuskies
07-12-2019, 11:56 AM
I highly doubt the schools that lose 4 home games are going to be happy about thatI agree but it's only one year, they are really only losing two more than the others and without a truly balanced schedule (playing every team the same number of times at home and away) which would be 36 games in a 10-team league, there will always be someone whining.

I've learned long ago that you can't please everyone all the time. Sometimes it's your turn to get the "short end of the stick". Just play the games and win as many as you can. And don't whine about it.

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joecct
07-12-2019, 12:18 PM
If 8, why not a 28 game conference schedule with everyone 2H/2A? That gives everyone 6 OOC.

davyd83
07-12-2019, 12:31 PM
If 8, why not a 28 game conference schedule with everyone 2H/2A? That gives everyone 6 OOC.

Itís not as easy to do as you might think. There are a lot of arrangements that are already booked involving flights too & from Huntsville. Flights involving Mankato & Bemidji to/from BG & Ferris..

MTUHuskies
07-12-2019, 12:46 PM
If 8, why not a 28 game conference schedule with everyone 2H/2A? That gives everyone 6 OOC.That sounds great for 2020-21 but too many moving pieces and too many travel arrangements have already been made for 2019-20.

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Shirtless Guy
07-12-2019, 12:51 PM
Like I said earlier, you can't just go back up to 28 games because teams have committed to non-conference games that they were only able to schedule because of exempt games in Alaska. Most teams use at least 2 of the 4 when they get 4, etc.

ticapnews
07-12-2019, 01:40 PM
Like I said earlier, you can't just go back up to 28 games because teams have committed to non-conference games that they were only able to schedule because of exempt games in Alaska. Most teams use at least 2 of the 4 when they get 4, etc.

Only Huntsville and Bemidji are at 34. Bowling Green is at 36. Ferris State, Lake Superior, Michigan Tech, Mankato and Northern Michigan are all at 37. Those teams would need a waiver from the NCAA.

Liveatjrl
07-12-2019, 02:02 PM
Only Huntsville and Bemidji are at 34. Bowling Green is at 36. Ferris State, Lake Superior, Michigan Tech, Mankato and Northern Michigan are all at 37. Those teams would need a waiver from the NCAA.

LSSU is actually at 38 (catamount cup added), Ferris is 35, Mich tech 37, Mankato and northern mich is 36.

**Not counting exhibition games**


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joecct
07-12-2019, 02:15 PM
Only Huntsville and Bemidji are at 34. Bowling Green is at 36. Ferris State, Lake Superior, Michigan Tech, Mankato and Northern Michigan are all at 37. Those teams would need a waiver from the NCAA.

Do it after the guillotine strikes?

DrunkTrainPolka
07-12-2019, 02:21 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2019

"Next step for University of Alaska: Declaration of Financial Exigency"

https://www.webcenter11.com/tvtv/content/news/University-of-Alaska-Declares-Financial-Exigency-512618201.html

gfmorris
07-12-2019, 02:23 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2019

"Next step for University of Alaska: Declaration of Financial Exigency"

https://www.webcenter11.com/tvtv/content/news/University-of-Alaska-Declares-Financial-Exigency-512618201.html

I don't see how varsity Athletics at any UA campus survives this.

GFM

ticapnews
07-12-2019, 02:25 PM
LSSU is actually at 38 (catamount cup added), Ferris is 35, Mich tech 37, Mankato and northern mich is 36.


Is your spreadsheet not updated?


Do it after the guillotine strikes?

I would assume behind closed doors some discussions are already taking place because this has to happen quickly.