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Dmann
11-03-2009, 08:48 AM
It's Tuesday and still no thread, so I took the liberty. Discuss!!!

Puck Swami
11-03-2009, 09:15 AM
I would change the opponent titile Alaska to UAA or Alaska-Anchorage or risk the wrath of Fairbanks folks who claimed the Alaska-only name in 2006. UAF is the older school vs UAA, although I am sure that more than a few of the UAA fans find that state name only grab amusing, since UAA is the larger school.

Interesting differences between UAA and UAF explained here:

http://uaafan.blogspot.com/2007/10/warming-up-roots-of-rivalry.html

dggoddard
11-03-2009, 09:31 AM
No one from Alaska will read the thread anyway. :D

Alaska is 5-0-1 this season and is one of the last undefeated teams in college hockey. Impressive.

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DUPioneerHockey
11-03-2009, 09:45 AM
Are either of these games on TV/Radio/PioneerVision in Denver ???

Puck Swami
11-03-2009, 09:49 AM
UAA has played a tough schedule so far (UND and Minnesota) so I don't read much into the 1-3 record - UAA has size, they can skate and they can score.

The key to this weekend will be goaltending. No goalie on the ice this weekend will be above .900 in saves percentage, and that means a high scoring series is probably likely.

For DU, Adam Murray returns to his hoemtown of Anchorage, and his performance will be in the spotlight. If he steps up big in front of friends and family, DU can get a sweep. But if If he plays as inconsistently as he has so far this year, DU will be lucky to get a split and could very well face a disaster and could easily be swept.

DU must find a way to tighten the defense in front of Murray if they expect success in Anchorage.

mmf
11-03-2009, 10:28 AM
...risk the wrath of Fairbanks folks...

***Alaska - Fairbanks Press Release ***
The “wrath” has been cancelled this year because of cold, darkness, hard economic times, and general disinterest. :)

AKJD
11-03-2009, 10:28 AM
It's all good, the Nooks can handle double-headers with Notre Dame and Denver this weekend ;)

vizoroo
11-03-2009, 10:34 AM
Adam Murray and William Wrenn will be playing in their hometown probably for the first time in a number of years. And David Carle will be making his return as student assistant coach. DU has an Alaska Pipeline :)

vizoroo
11-03-2009, 10:39 AM
It's all good, the Nooks can handle double-headers with Notre Dame and Denver this weekend ;)

Just "handle" Notre Dame and that will make everybody happy:)

du78
11-03-2009, 11:23 AM
DU is leaving for Anchorage on Wednesday, a day earlier than normal. No TV for this series and there will be live local radio in Denver as well as a pay audiocast on Pioneer Vission at www.denverpioneers.com. Maybe Suze or someone in Alaska will let us know if UAA is videocasting the games with the link.

dggoddard
11-03-2009, 12:04 PM
Adam Murray and William Wrenn will be playing in their hometown probably for the first time in a number of years. And David Carle will be making his return as student assistant coach. DU has an Alaska Pipeline :)The US National Development Team beat Anchorage last year 4-3. Murray had the win and Shore had an assist.

http://www.uscho.com/box/?date=20080925&vis=other&home=uaa&gender=m

hop-less
11-03-2009, 03:22 PM
DU is leaving for Anchorage on Wednesday, a day earlier than normal. No TV for this series and there will be live local radio in Denver as well as a pay audiocast on Pioneer Vission at www.denverpioneers.com. Maybe Suze or someone in Alaska will let us know if UAA is videocasting the games with the link.



http://portal.gci.net/gcisports/uaa_hockey

This should work. I'm not sure what to expect from UAA in this series. My heart say's UAA sweep, but my head says DU wins Friday and UAA improves their effort Saturday and wins a close game.

Puck Swami
11-03-2009, 03:30 PM
http://portal.gci.net/gcisports/uaa_hockey

This should work.

Do they charge a fee?

Dmann
11-03-2009, 03:32 PM
I would change the opponent titile Alaska to UAA or Alaska-Anchorage or risk the wrath of Fairbanks folks who claimed the Alaska-only name in 2006. UAF is the older school vs UAA, although I am sure that more than a few of the UAA fans find that state name only grab amusing, since UAA is the larger school.

Interesting differences between UAA and UAF explained here:

http://uaafan.blogspot.com/2007/10/warming-up-roots-of-rivalry.html

I tried to change it but it only worked for my original post. Sorry

hop-less
11-03-2009, 04:26 PM
Do they charge a fee?


I'm not sure. If they do, I don't see it being more than 4 or 5 bucks

Suze
11-03-2009, 04:33 PM
Do they charge a fee?

You mean like DU does? I don't know. Last year it was free, for GCI customers and non-customers as well. I haven't heard this year if anyone has had to pay or not.

I get so ticked with DU's Pioneer Vision, because you can't just pay for one game. Then they charge your credit card month after month if you don't cancel it.

As far as this weekends games, I feel confident that UAA will win one of them. Wren and Murray will be greeted with the TRAITOR chant. :)

Murray's save percentage is only .856, no where near as good as Chevy's which is .959. UAA got a break with Chevy being out of the line up for this series, and they need to make the most of it! Bryce or Jonnie O need to play solid, and the Wolves need to rattle Murray, and put a few past him. Hopefully playing in front of family and friends will make him feel the pressure a little bit more.

du78
11-03-2009, 07:52 PM
DU Game Notes (http://www.denverpioneers.com/downloads1/359507.pdf?ATCLID=204826882&SPSID=90195&SPID=10862&DB_OEM_ID=18600) for this series.

Highlights from DU Notes
• Denver is 3-0-1 in its last four games.
• Goaltender Adam Murray, defenseman William Wrenn and student assistant coach David Carle are natives of Anchorage.
• Goaltender Marc Cheverie will miss the series with a left calf injury.
• Denver is 3-1 on the road and 2-0 on Olympic sized ice surfaces.

UAA Game Notes (http://www.denverpioneers.com/downloads1/359599.pdf?ATCLID=204826882&SPSID=90195&SPID=10862&DB_OEM_ID=18600) for this series.

Tundra
11-03-2009, 08:15 PM
The key to this weekend will be goaltending. No goalie on the ice this weekend will be above .900 in saves percentage, and that means a high scoring series is probably likely.

DU must find a way to tighten the defense in front of Murray if they expect success in Anchorage.

I hope not. we haven't scored 5+ in like multiple years... unless it was against highschool team.
Looks like a split. we usually match up well (similar size, speed) and looks like your goalie is a question? 6-3 , 3-2

vizoroo
11-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Being in the Pacific time zone, I'm always earlier than the start time. But this weekend, I'm an hour earlier:confused:

At least dinner should be over and I have enough time for a wine run:cool:

Alaska Hockey
11-03-2009, 08:57 PM
No one from Alaska will read the thread anyway. :D

Alaska is 5-0-1 this season and is one of the last undefeated teams in college hockey. Impressive.



all WCHA teams would be undefeated if played in the Cup Cake H A :D