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SlyFoxMan7
03-19-2010, 11:08 PM
Dude was right on. Milan might have played well also but I don't think he could have played any better. Kinkaid was a star tonight.

critsports
03-20-2010, 12:01 AM
Congrats on an excellent season and your win tonight.

To answer some of the various questions posted over the last hour or so.......

-There will be plenty of tickets available. It's a big place and although I haven't seen the official attendance figures, as a person who has attended regularly since the tournament moved there from Lake Placid, it certainly seemed like one of the larger (if not the largest) crowds I have seen.
-As to the Union presence I am a SLU fan and you seemed plenty noisy from our side of the ice. To me nothing can quite ever capture the experience of noise from the tournament when it was in Lake Placid with 4 good schools playing and bands and fans making lot's of noise......but you did a fine job of being heard. I was also proud of the amount of SLU fans who turned out and although we have to make up for not having a band we did the best we could with our cowbells and SLU chants.
-If any of you think your goalie tomorrow night shouldn't be Kinkaid I am sure you can find some good shrinks in the yellow pages.
-As to the NCAA tournament the only way Union can get in is by getting the autobid by winning tomorrow night.

Congratualtions on your win and I think most of the "other" fans will join up with the Union ranks and be cheering for you tomorrow night.

As to the game???? Well you guys won so I don't have that much positive to say about that aspect. I felt it was a shame (for us) to lose on such a fluke goal. I'm pretty sure Tisi was screened with two people in front of him and I'd be surprised if he even saw the puck.

The MVP of the game was certainly Kinkaid. We are all biased towards our own team but my biggest disappointment is I felt we played really well tonight and I don't think the team that played better tonight was the one that came out on the winning end........but hey....that's hockey.

So again, congratulations and good luck beating Cornell....we will be cheering for you as it sure would be nice to complicate things and try to have 3 ECAC teams in the tournament.

unionbob
03-20-2010, 12:28 AM
amazing game tonight...I was sitting in box opposite union section and let me tell U ....I never heard us so loud.....


lets go UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

UnionHockeyManiac
03-20-2010, 01:20 AM
amazing game tonight...I was sitting in box opposite union section and let me tell U ....I never heard us so loud.....


lets go UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! This is awesome!!! Let's get the job done tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UnionHockeyManiac
03-20-2010, 01:45 AM
Can't sleep. Too excited!

FredDavenport
03-20-2010, 06:44 AM
Congrats Union! Good Luck tonight

aweise
03-20-2010, 08:44 AM
Props to the Dude. Good call. Kinkaid was the difference.

Definitely. I still think Milan would have done well, but Kinkaid looked solid and confident. There's no decision-making for tonight.

TimU
03-20-2010, 09:31 AM
Congratulations. That game was everything I expected it to be. Your guys played a good game. Better than either team in the afternon contest for sure. It hurts for us to see the year end for our senior class - who did some pretty special this year and throughout their careers - especially on a night where we thought they did all they needed to win . . . except get a bounce. But that's the way it goes, and you guys have a very good team.

Good luck tonight.

Wholin1
03-20-2010, 11:10 AM
A couple of observations from last night.

It looked like the ice was in tough shape. A lot of very strange bounces on the ice and off the boards. The start of the the 2nd and 3rd periods were delayed I assume because there was excess water on the surface. Why can't they just resurface the ice right away without those inane contests between periods?

It looked like Zajac reinjured his shoulder but returned after being worked on. Pretty tough kid. Also, I feel for Mike Wakita who had to sit out the game. As a senior and captain this had to be tough to swallow. I don't imagine he'll be playing tonight either.

Yano took a horrible penalty and had to be sweating bullets while riding out the PK. BTW, I thought the refs did a credible job last night, I hardly noticed them. ;)

Minor quibble, why is there a picture of a Yale player (Backman?) on the cover of the program? They must have sent this to the printer in October. :rolleyes:

Let's roll tonight, Go U!

Red Cloud
03-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Do it up, guys. 20 years is a long time to wait - I know, because 8 seems like long enough! Get it done!

I'll be hitting Darcy Zajac with a "Kelly's better" chant tonight at the X! :D

GRussinko
03-20-2010, 11:38 AM
Anybody have any insight on where the Union fans were/are located vs. the Cornell fans? Probably gonna make my way down to the TUC this evening but want to try and avoid getting myself stuck in the middle of the People's Army. ;) I'll be sporting my RPI jersey but definitely rooting for U tonight.

Red Cloud
03-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Anybody have any insight on where the Union fans were/are located vs. the Cornell fans? Probably gonna make my way down to the TUC this evening but want to try and avoid getting myself stuck in the middle of the People's Army. ;)

They'll be easy to spot. They'll be the ones singing this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K907lLUzmC0&feature=related) (and looking like that) before the game.

Rolevio
03-20-2010, 11:50 AM
I'll be hitting Darcy Zajac with a "Kelly's better" chant tonight at the X! :D

I like it!

Goaliefan
03-20-2010, 11:52 AM
Anybody have any insight on where the Union fans were/are located vs. the Cornell fans? Probably gonna make my way down to the TUC this evening but want to try and avoid getting myself stuck in the middle of the People's Army. ;) I'll be sporting my RPI jersey but definitely rooting for U tonight.
We're in Section 119, Row N, and surrounded. Hopefully we can scout out a couple of seats in friendlier territory.

DavidSec17
03-20-2010, 12:03 PM
Anybody have any insight on where the Union fans were/are located vs. the Cornell fans? Probably gonna make my way down to the TUC this evening but want to try and avoid getting myself stuck in the middle of the People's Army. ;) I'll be sporting my RPI jersey but definitely rooting for U tonight.

They were in opposite corners. Union was seated in realation to Broadway Joes, on that side, 103 -104 Id say, Cornell was in the opposite corner 118-117 If im guessing right.

AnthonySaxe
03-20-2010, 12:23 PM
They were in opposite corners. Union was seated in realation to Broadway Joes, on that side, 103 -104 Id say, Cornell was in the opposite corner 118-117 If im guessing right.

Exactly right.

The Union fans kept it rockin' over there last night and I was pretty proud. Hopefully tonight will be 10x as intense. I want every Union fan there to give it all they have. We haven't always had lots of opportunities to get excited and cheer like we do tonight, so make it count.

I'm looking forward to a great, and certainly a very tough game. Lets get it U! Seize the opportunity!

Wholin1
03-20-2010, 12:23 PM
They were in opposite corners. Union was seated in realation to Broadway Joes, on that side, 103 -104 Id say, Cornell was in the opposite corner 118-117 If im guessing right.
Correct.

aweise
03-20-2010, 12:52 PM
A couple of observations from last night.

It looked like the ice was in tough shape. A lot of very strange bounces on the ice and off the boards. The start of the the 2nd and 3rd periods were delayed I assume because there was excess water on the surface. Why can't they just resurface the ice right away without those inane contests between periods?

There was one spot - the faceoff circle closest to the Union corner - where players seemed to keep tripping and falling. I also thought the ice wasn't in great shape and there were some classic TUC bounces off the boards.



It looked like Zajac reinjured his shoulder but returned after being worked on. Pretty tough kid. Also, I feel for Mike Wakita who had to sit out the game. As a senior and captain this had to be tough to swallow. I don't imagine he'll be playing tonight either.
We thought Zajac was injured with a slash to the wrist on a 2-on-1 scoring chance a few minutes after Cain's goal, but the TV replay looked like the SLU defender got his stick twisted with Kelly's arm. Hard to tell, but there's no doubt Zajac's a tough kid.



Minor quibble, why is there a picture of a Yale player (Backman?) on the cover of the program? They must have sent this to the printer in October. :rolleyes:

I thought the same thing at first, but some might recall that the Lake Placid programs had the previous year's winning team on the front cover. That said, is it hard to print out 9,000 programs in 4 days?

My main quibble was that they didn't have the programs available until halfway through the first period of the early game. :confused:

Red Cloud
03-20-2010, 12:59 PM
The featured team on the cover of the programs is always the previous year's winner.

Wholin1
03-20-2010, 01:08 PM
The featured team on the cover of the programs is always the previous year's winner.
Oops, Union fans understandably wouldn't know that. :o