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unhpuckfan2001
01-11-2010, 06:10 AM
UNH comes to this game in first place in Hockey East, while Dartmouth is second to last in the ECACHL.

However, unlike the Wildcats, the Big Green can at least boast to having beaten a non-conference opponent. :confused:

Records and rankings seem to go out the window whenever UNH plays in the building -- doubly so when the opponent is the NH Ivy League school.

It would be nice to see UNH win this, and I personally won't feel the win is less meaningful, because of how mightily Dartmouth is struggling this year. I don't think any UNH fans want to see us go 0-fer outside of Hockey East.

UNH + OOC play = bad; if Bob Gaudet's been paying attention, perhaps he'll have somebody up in Hanover make new red jerseys for Dartmouth to wear. Then, they'll win for sure . . . :eek:

thecomicbookguy
01-11-2010, 06:32 AM
UNH's OOC record is strange. It would be tempting to say that most of the losses came before UNH turned things around, with the Cornell game coming at a bad time (right after break), but you have to wonder if the improvement in play is actual improvement, or just a result of playing in the conference. I will say this: only one of those non-wins (they tied Miami!) came against a team not ranked in the top 10 (RPI), and four of the 6 games were against teams in the top 4 of the PWR. It's not like we're watching UNH struggle against Niagara or Holy Cross.

Also, I don't think UNH's record against Dartmouth at the Verizon is as bad as their record against everyone else there.

unhpuckfan2001
01-11-2010, 07:12 AM
Also, I don't think UNH's record against Dartmouth at the Verizon is as bad as their record against everyone else there.

It's just that we have some really weird games there (9-8). Not sure where to find the overall record since that game started.

thecomicbookguy
01-11-2010, 08:33 PM
It's just that we have some really weird games there (9-8). Not sure where to find the overall record since that game started.

5-2-1

Looked it up in the media guide.

unhpuckfan2001
01-12-2010, 07:44 AM
5-2-1

Looked it up in the media guide.

Wow, Matt, this thread is just hopping with activity . . .

I couldn't find the media guide yesterday when I looked (rather perfunctorily, I admit). Thanks for posting that. Any thoughts on the game?

SPCSMAN
01-12-2010, 08:42 PM
Any thoughts on the game?


Tickets are overpriced for the priviledge of driving to Manchester. Can't figure why UNH doesn't see the diminishing returns on the annual trip. Still would prefer a rotation cycling between Hanover, Durham, and Manchester

thecomicbookguy
01-12-2010, 09:55 PM
Tickets are overpriced for the priviledge of driving to Manchester. Can't figure why UNH doesn't see the diminishing returns on the annual trip. Still would prefer a rotation cycling between Hanover, Durham, and Manchester

$25 for club seats at center ice. $10 for a ticket, hot dog, and drink. Not terrible, IMHO. If you want a great deal, get a student to buy you a ticket. $5 and you can sit pretty much anywhere in the upper bowl (since it will only be about half full).

As for the actual game, UNH looked better in each of the three games they played last week, culminating in the blowout of UMA, though they still had moments of sloppy play in that game (and UMass looked terrible). I think that if UNH plays a full 60 minutes, they should be able to beat what (from my limited knowledge of them) appears to be a crummy Dartmouth team. Dartmouth tends to get up for this game though - gotta win the faux-Benpot! - so, who knows?

unhpuckfan2001
01-14-2010, 06:20 AM
Anybody know what jersey I need to bring? I never remember from the previous year.