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Ralph Baer
10-11-2009, 12:17 AM
RPI goes north after a split against two hockey east teams. They really seemed on their game vs. UNH on Saturday, hopefully it can continue. Also, I hope that the parade to the penalty box stops, but that is probably too much to ask for.

Rms123
10-11-2009, 02:06 AM
If we play the way we did this weekend, we'll be fine! So far solid hockey.

DrDemento
10-11-2009, 07:45 AM
RPI goes north after a split against two hockey east teams. They really seemed on their game vs. UNH on Saturday, hopefully it can continue. Also, I hope that the parade to the penalty box stops, but that is probably too much to ask for.

Not just north but way west. I too worry about the penalty situation. We are starting to get a reputation for taking penalties-and refs are simple folk who continue doing as they have done. Once you get the rep for taking penalties they just assume you should get more of them. In the ECAC we dont have to worry so much-Kotyra will find things to call against us even if we play a ladylike game.

Wicked Slappaahs
10-11-2009, 08:09 AM
RPI goes north after a split against two hockey east teams. They really seemed on their game vs. UNH on Saturday, hopefully it can continue. Also, I hope that the parade to the penalty box stops, but that is probably too much to ask for.

Well to be fair, RPI did pare the number penalties to 7 last night from 14 on Thursday...:D

Tundra
10-11-2009, 09:54 AM
If we play the way we did this weekend, we'll be fine! So far solid hockey.

That's an understatement. The question mark for UAF was goalie and scoring and it looks like scoring has improved and goalie looked solid. .983save% with .333GAA ... that should be 1.000 and .000 that 1 goal was a fluke. he is undefeated. I thought Mercyhurst looked ok against UAA but UAF just totally dominated with faster wheels and transition game.

I'm hoping RPI and RMU is a slower hitting team so we have a chance.

Suze
10-11-2009, 03:51 PM
The question mark for UA_ was goalie and scoring and it looks like scoring has improved and goalie looked solid.

Congrats on winning the UAA tourney. I'm sure the Seawolves want to pay you back and win yours, like last year. I wish UAA and UA_ were playing each other in these tournaments, and that they were a real tourney format with the winners playing the winners and losers playing losers.

Glad the games will be on TV, as we won't be able to make the trip north.

Ralph Baer
10-11-2009, 03:55 PM
Not just north but way west. I too worry about the penalty situation. We are starting to get a reputation for taking penalties-and refs are simple folk who continue doing as they have done. Once you get the rep for taking penalties they just assume you should get more of them. In the ECAC we dont have to worry so much-Kotyra will find things to call against us even if we play a ladylike game.

I think that RPI has gotten the reputation of taking penalties over many years.

21st Century Schizoid Man
10-11-2009, 09:17 PM
Can't wait for puck to drop on this one. RMU played two exhibitions this weekend so it'll be their season opener. I've honestly got no idea what to expect, both Alaska teams look good, especially Fairbanks and the way they handled Mich and Mercyhurst was impressive. Here's to hoping RMU can get a good start to the season, it's not going to be easy.

Rms123
10-11-2009, 11:32 PM
I'm excited for this weekend, but will not make any predictions, until I look into RMU and RPI further. I'm really excited to see RMU, due to the fact that I am originally from PA. My brother graduated from PITT, and I spent a lot of time in that city back in the day (I love Pittsburgh). I have followed RMU a little bit since they turned DI. I'm actually going to be in PA for a deer/pheasant hunting the first week of Nov! I will say I really like these tourney's (UAA's and UAF's). I like getting to see all of these different teams. Both Alaska teams will be tough. They are both well coached, and play with a lot of pride. They are quite different in many ways however, being built for different conferences. Both Alaska teams play on Olympic size sheets of ice (not a big change for UAA to come to the CC and play). What size sheet of ice do RMU and RPI play on? It should be a great weekend of hockey. Is anyone for RPI or RMU coming up for the games? If so, the weather has been awesome, and is supposed to be that way through the weekend.

Ralph Baer
10-12-2009, 12:32 AM
I'm excited for this weekend, but will not make any predictions, until I look into RMU and RPI further. I'm really excited to see RMU, due to the fact that I am originally from PA. My brother graduated from PITT, and I spent a lot of time in that city back in the day (I love Pittsburgh). I have followed RMU a little bit since they turned DI. I'm actually going to be in PA for a deer/pheasant hunting the first week of Nov! I will say I really like these tourney's (UAA's and UAF's). I like getting to see all of these different teams. Both Alaska teams will be tough. They are both well coached, and play with a lot of pride. They are quite different in many ways however, being built for different conferences. Both Alaska teams play on Olympic size sheets of ice (not a big change for UAA to come to the CC and play). What size sheet of ice do RMU and RPI play on? It should be a great weekend of hockey. Is anyone for RPI or RMU coming up for the games? If so, the weather has been awesome, and is supposed to be that way through the weekend.

RPI plays on a standard-sized sheet and often has trouble on bigger surfaces. Then again, over the past few years, the 'Tute has had trouble on any ice surface.

engineerhockeyfan
10-12-2009, 08:09 AM
The last time RPI was in Alaska, we were able to get free video. Is that still available? And if not is there video available for a charge?
The bigger ice surface could be a problem if we continue to take penalties. If we stay out of the box, I don't think it will be as much of a problem.
Either way, York will play a big part in the outcome.
Any chance that Merriam might get a start?

21st Century Schizoid Man
10-12-2009, 08:50 AM
Both Alaska teams play on Olympic size sheets of ice (not a big change for UAA to come to the CC and play). What size sheet of ice do RMU and RPI play on?

RMU play home games on the standard sheet, but their home arena also has an olympic sheet to practice on.

Ralph Baer
10-12-2009, 09:03 AM
Any chance that Merriam might get a start? Sure, there is a chance. Most likely scenario is if we lose the first game, however it seems more likely that we will see him a week later.

seawolfpunk
10-12-2009, 03:03 PM
looking foward to seein some hockey after that **** we played against michigan. Will be heading up that way friday morning, quick question though what's the start times for saturday?

Schlacker Rat
10-12-2009, 03:16 PM
For UAA - Friday @ 4:05 PM. Saturaday @ 3:05 PM.

terrierhockey
10-12-2009, 03:33 PM
Was the last time uaa played rpi the very first game Shyiak won as head coach (from his bio page)? Not that it matters, but I guess it'd be cool to beat them a second time when hosting...

burgie12
10-12-2009, 05:03 PM
Was the last time uaa played rpi the very first game Shyiak won as head coach (from his bio page)? Not that it matters, but I guess it'd be cool to beat them a second time when hosting...
Yes. RPI hasn't been up to Alaska since the start of the 05-06 season. So, this will be their second meeting with Shyiak as the head coach, and the first with Appert behind the bench for the Engineers.

seawolfpunk
10-12-2009, 05:41 PM
For UAA - Friday @ 4:05 PM. Saturaday @ 3:05 PM.

thank you sir.

Jimjamesak
10-12-2009, 07:48 PM
After the game on Saturday I'm not very confident in UAA right now. The next two games I think might give us an idea of how it's gonna be this season but, and no offense to RMU or RPI fans, I don't see these games as being a real test. The Michigan game was a real test and we failed horribly and the first WCHA games against North Dakota will be another to see how things will really go.

Tundra
10-12-2009, 07:52 PM
The last time RPI was in Alaska, we were able to get free video. Is that still available? And if not is there video available for a charge?

It probally was free in 05 but GCI changed it to charge for non-gci customers.
It looks like it's not archived so not sure if they broadcasted on web this year.
http://portal.gci.net/content/gci_sports/uaa_hockey

complaining about our team isn't going to make them better or boost their confidence so from now on I'll just enjoy the game instead of (de)grading them.

Smash, crush RPI and RMU like bugs and bring home the Goal Rush trophy.
Go Seawolves *howl howl howl*