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Upper Deck
10-19-2009, 09:47 AM
Time to get serious :eek:
Thursday
Niagara at Michigan (1): MI

Friday-Saturday
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville (2): Birmingham sweep
Bemidji State at Northern Michigan (2): BSU sweep
Robert Morris at Ferris State (2): Split

midwesterner
10-19-2009, 09:56 AM
Michigan

Splits for everyone else.

RMUColonials
10-19-2009, 10:06 AM
"Air Force had a chance to close the gap with 3:57 left in the third period when the Falcons pulled their goalie and Alabama-Birmingham took two consecutive penalties. Up six-on-three, the Falcons were repeatedly turned away by Talbot.":confused:

A few years ago, one of our PA guys said Alabama-Birmingham also.

RMUColonials
10-19-2009, 10:08 AM
Anyone check out the AHA standings so far this year? They've started the season out 1-23-0. :eek:

21st Century Schizoid Man
10-19-2009, 10:33 AM
Anyone check out the AHA standings so far this year? They've started the season out 1-23-0. :eek:

*starts rubbing hands together in anticipation*

burgie12
10-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Thursday
Niagara at Michigan (1): Michigan

Friday-Saturday
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville (2): Split UAH wins on Friday
Bemidji State at Northern Michigan (2): Split Beavers win on Friday
Robert Morris at Ferris State (2): Split Bobby Mo rebounds for the win on Sat

Spydey629
10-19-2009, 01:22 PM
Anyone check out the AHA standings so far this year? They've started the season out 1-23-0. :eek:


*starts rubbing hands together in anticipation*

Excellent!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_yfQ32hZ5TA0/SZtTj-3NfLI/AAAAAAAABTc/z1KxqWo_SwI/s400/mr.+burns.jpg



A few years ago, one of our PA guys said Alabama-Birmingham also.

I remember that. I got whiplash and a concussion from my head smacking off the table.

gfmorris
10-19-2009, 02:27 PM
Anyone check out the AHA standings so far this year? They've started the season out 1-23-0. :eek:

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyow.

GFM

Spydey629
10-20-2009, 11:30 AM
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyow.


I don't know if this is good or bad... add in the 1-3-1 record of the current "affiliate members" and it only adds up to 2-26-1.

wsp67326
10-20-2009, 05:32 PM
Thursday
Niagara at Michigan (1): Michigan

Friday-Saturday
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville (2): UAH
Bemidji State at Northern Michigan (2): Split
Robert Morris at Ferris State (2): RMU

Anyone else notice the USAToday poll? Air Force, at 0-4-0, has 3 votes; UAH, fresh off a sweep of the Falcons, and at 3-1-0, has 1. Hmmm...

wsp67326
10-20-2009, 05:39 PM
I have to add, as well, that from Paula Weston's article last week, she seemed to indicate that her position was vindicated as to the snub from the CCHA as it was clear to her that the Big 10 was knockin' on the door. HOWEVER, in the same article it was clarified from Minnesota that no such possibility was remotely in play (not to mention from Wisconsin as well). Thus, I am perplexed still as to the interplay and commentary regarding UAH's predicament. As much as I respect Paula's position in the college hockey community, and the fact that she will never speak ill of her conference, I have to say that the entire fiasco is more infuriating than ever now, at least to me. Keep on winning guys! What else can you do now? Needless to say, you have much support from more than just us bloggers.

moose97
10-20-2009, 08:25 PM
Anyone else notice the USAToday poll? Air Force, at 0-4-0, has 3 votes; UAH, fresh off a sweep of the Falcons, and at 3-1-0, has 1. Hmmm...

As I've noted elsewhere, I hate all polls, but I dislike the USA Today one the most...

I have to add, as well, that from Paula Weston's article last week, she seemed to indicate that her position was vindicated as to the snub from the CCHA as it was clear to her that the Big 10 was knockin' on the door. HOWEVER, in the same article it was clarified from Minnesota that no such possibility was remotely in play (not to mention from Wisconsin as well). Thus, I am perplexed still as to the interplay and commentary regarding UAH's predicament. As much as I respect Paula's position in the college hockey community, and the fact that she will never speak ill of her conference, I have to say that the entire fiasco is more infuriating than ever now, at least to me.

I actually think she nailed it. Follow the bouncing ball:

Bowling Green is thinking of dropping hockey. Nebraska-Omaha leaves the CCHA for the WCHA. At the same time, the five Big 10 hockey schools are discussing forming the BTHC. Minnesota says no, so Wisconsin takes it's puck and says they're going to the CCHA.

Now, to summerize, the CCHA is faced with (to guestimate, let's say this is all happening around late July/early August) an application from Alabama-Huntsville, a potentially folding Bowling Green, and a possible application from Wisconsin. Now, in the face of this, who can really be surprised that UAH didn't get in?

We can argue 'til we're blue in the face that the CCHA could/should have not taken a vote on UAH, but they did. Hopefully with BGSU solidifying their funding and the BTHC talk settling down (for now), the CCHA can revisit Huntsville in the near future.

edit - and as long as I have another minute here (I'm at work), take any Huntsville/CHA bias out of it, and the CCHA was perfectly reasoned to just wait on UAH just based on BGSU's possible dropping hockey (i.e., the if we take 'em, and BG drops, we're right back at 11). Then you throw Wisconsin on top of everything (does it become a case of UAH or UW? Or UAH and UW with no BG?), well, you can see how sticky a situation it probably was for a while...

gfmorris
10-20-2009, 10:42 PM
FWIW: I am officially changing my UAH pick to a UAH SWEEP of Western.

GFM

beaverhockeyfan
10-21-2009, 09:26 AM
Niagara and Michigan-Michigan

Bemidji at Northern Michigan-Bemidji Sweeo
Robert Morris at Ferris-Robert Morris Sweep
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville-Alabama-Huntsville Sweep

Man, I really wanted to pick that the CHA would sweep over the state of Michigan, but I just couldn't do it with the Niagara-Michigan game. If Niagara could have finished their games against Clarkson and Colgate, I would have gave them a chance....... Even now, I am picking more with my heart instead of my head, I think??? :confused:

MikeAnderson
10-21-2009, 09:41 AM
FWIW: I am officially changing my UAH pick to a UAH SWEEP of Western.

GFM

Noted.

Monkey'sUncle
10-21-2009, 11:18 AM
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville (2):
Bemidji State at Northern Michigan (2):
Robert Morris at Ferris State (2):

splits

sunylong
10-21-2009, 11:27 AM
Niagara at Michigan-Michigan

Bemidji at Northern Michigan-Split
Robert Morris at Ferris-Split
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville-Alabama-Huntsville Sweep

I gotta give it to the Chargers, they've impressed me. As for my Purple Eagles, they've disappointed me.

true2BSU
10-21-2009, 08:13 PM
Thursday
Niagara at Michigan (1): Michigan

Friday-Saturday
Western Michigan at Alabama-Huntsville (2): UAH
Bemidji State at Northern Michigan (2): Split
Robert Morris at Ferris State (2): Split


Good luck CHA this weekend!

thebrain
10-21-2009, 11:37 PM
Playpen Week 2 results:

5-1
21st Century Schizoid Man :cool:

4-2
beaverhockeyfan, RMUColonels

3-3
Monkey, Douglas, gfmorris, sunylong, burgie12, midwesterner

2-4
Spydey629, MikeAnderson, Upper Deck, GoBeavers, gmann, true2BSU, BeaverStudent99, GeoffissiffoeG, GOBEAVS

1-5
5hole :(

Overall Standings


Name Eligible*
RMUColonels 6-5 (0.545) YES
Monkey 6-5 (0.545) YES
MikeAnderson 6-5 (0.545) YES
gfmorris 6-5 (0.545) YES
beaverhockeyfan 6-5 (0.545) YES
sunylong 5-6 (0.455) YES
Spydey629 5-6 (0.455) YES
GoBeavers 5-6 (0.455) YES
gmann 5-6 (0.455) YES
Douglas 5-6 (0.455) YES
Upper Deck 4-7 (0.364) YES
true2BSU 4-7 (0.364) YES
BeaverStudent99 4-7 (0.364) YES
5hole 2-9 (0.182) YES
------------------------------------
21st Century Schizoid Man 5-1 (0.833) NO
Monkey'sUncle 3-1 (0.750) NO
wsp67326 3-2 (0.600) NO
BigBlu2Ba 3-2 (0.600) NO
midwesterner 3-3 (0.500) NO
burgie12 3-3 (0.500) NO
thebrain 2-3 (0.400) NO
Radiostar_01 2-3 (0.400) NO
Choirboy 2-3 (0.400) NO
GOBEAVS 2-4 (0.333) NO
GeoffissiffoeG 2-4 (0.333) NO
* The "eligible" handle is based on picking a sufficient number of games to be eligible for the Monkey at the end of the season. It is based on the 75-game pick minimum (about 79% of the 95 total regular-season games scheduled for CHA teams) and is a sliding scale through the season. If you are on the "NO" list now, just pick more games and you will eventually move to the "YES" list. I will list the eligibility threshold at the beginning of each week.

I had picks, somewhere way back...I went 6-0 too...Trust me... ;)

BigBlue2Ba
10-22-2009, 07:42 AM
Michigan
BSU for 2
RMU split
UAH for 2