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Wholin1
01-25-2010, 05:27 PM
U's biggest issue is that they've been assigned by RPI to soften up a surging Yale team on Friday...:D So they may lose 3 straight before they right the ship vs. Brown.
Well if we have to for the better good, then so be it :D . Please just do your part on Friday. ;)

Wicked Slappaahs
01-25-2010, 05:34 PM
There are no easy road games. Brown will not roll over for us, so we have to be ready.
I will be at the Yale game. I saw them at HFH earlier this year, and I don't think that they played there best. This is going to be a much more difficult Yale team to play against.
That said, I think that we match up well against both teams and I will not be surprised if we take all four points. I will be very disappointed if we come out with less than two points.
I think that practice this week will be intense after the Harvard debacle and Seth will be all over the team this week.
Look for a big game Friday night.

I agree with your Y comments. It is also worth noting that this isn't the same RPI team that beat them at HFH. They're tougher and more resilient. It no doubt has the makings for a barn burner.

OsecnUC
01-25-2010, 06:10 PM
No, Brown (why are people calling them "Brom" ???) lost to Dartmouth 9-4 in Hanover. You guys shouldn't be worried.
My bad...It was the Havahd Princeton Q-tip winning streak that threw me off. I think "Brom" is just stuck in my spell checker. I'll fix it or maybe will just use their nickname "Bromins" ;)

kdiff77
01-25-2010, 06:24 PM
"Meehan Mausoleum"- it has a great ring to it.

I wasn't aware of any bad blood between Union and Brown? I know the fans of both parties certainly respect each other. We former (and, to an extent, current) perennial doormats have to stick together!


As for my thoughts about this weekend: we normally play well at home, and ended last term with a 4 game win streak at the Mausoleum, and Union just lost two straight at home, so I hope we'll be able to snatch a couple points this weekend. I wouldn't mind a pair of ties, to be honest, but 3 points would be great. I doubt we'll get the optimal 4.

Whoever plays us on Saturday (I think it's Union?) will likely have played a tough game against Yale the night before, so perhaps we have a slight advantage going into that one, but the Brown-RPI game is always a strenuous one, too, so really the only advantage is sleeping in our own beds. and not traveling. I think we'll see two close games in Providence (I take back my prior statements; I was feeling pretty pessimistic at that point), but I'm a little worried about the defensive situation. After a streak of giving up I think 6 goals in 5 games, we had conceded 32 in 5 before the Clarkson game. After seeing Jerry D'Amigo excel with the US in Saskatoon, I'm worried he'll light us up.

Red Cloud
01-25-2010, 06:26 PM
The Collar City Madmen are going to be doing a one-night stand in Gun Wavin' New Haven on Saturday, looks like. Well, at least somebody's showing up to support the team considering the band doesn't seem too interested in doing it.

GreatLakerMohawk
01-25-2010, 06:41 PM
The Collar City Madmen are going to be doing a one-night stand in Gun Wavin' New Haven on Saturday, looks like. Well, at least somebody's showing up to support the team considering the band doesn't seem too interested in doing it.

Boom. Roasted.

Wholin1
01-25-2010, 06:41 PM
I wasn't aware of any bad blood between Union and Brown? I know the fans of both parties certainly respect each other.

Whoever plays us on Saturday (I think it's Union?) will likely have played a tough game against Yale the night before, so perhaps we have a slight advantage going into that one, but the Brown-RPI game is always a strenuous one, too, so really the only advantage is sleeping in our own beds. and not traveling.
There was a post game scuffle 4 or 5 years ago at Messa which resulted in ejections and dq's. I doubt if that has carried over as none of these players and possibly even coaches are the same.

FWIW, Union has lost only one road game this year and is only a game above .500 at home. Not sure why (maybe they're just happy to get out of Schenectady :rolleyes: ) but hopefully that bodes well for the Dutchmen this weekend.

engineerhockeyfan
01-26-2010, 10:17 AM
We will be at the Yale game too...where are you sitting? I don't have my tix with me now to give you our coordinates but I'll try to find you...

I don't have the tickets, my daughter bought them and she is in New Haven.
I do believe that they are part of a section purchased for RPI fans.
I will try to get the coordinates. It is always nice to meet the people that are posting here.

engineerhockeyfan
01-26-2010, 10:24 AM
I don't have the tickets, my daughter bought them and she is in New Haven.
I do believe that they are part of a section purchased for RPI fans.
I will try to get the coordinates. It is always nice to meet the people that are posting here.

The tickets were purchased as part of this promotion.

https://arpinet.rpi.edu/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=1799

I hoping we can get to the pre game festivities.

SlyFoxMan7
01-26-2010, 10:30 AM
4 points for Union this weekend.

Red Cloud
01-26-2010, 11:57 AM
4 points for Union this weekend.

Didn't you say that last weekend?

SlyFoxMan7
01-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Didn't you say that last weekend?

What can I say? I'm blindly optimistic. 4 points for U

Red Cloud
01-26-2010, 12:39 PM
What can I say? I'm blindly optimistic. 4 points for U

Blind alright. How did picking a fight with Miami fans work out for you, eh?

SlyFoxMan7
01-26-2010, 12:42 PM
Blind alright. How did picking a fight with Miami fans work out for you, eh?

That one crazy kid? That was fine. To you an your cronies credit, pickingfights with RPI fans is harder.

jmhusker
01-26-2010, 12:43 PM
4 points for Union this weekend.
I didn't realize that injuries had left you guys so shorthanded on D:p .

GreatLakerMohawk
01-26-2010, 02:48 PM
That one crazy kid? That was fine. To you an your cronies credit, pickingfights with RPI fans is harder.

What's really funny is when your Union pals don't realize when we're picking on the guy trolling your thread.

That's what I find hilarious. You guys are all so new to this whole thing it's almost endearing.

Dutchfan
01-26-2010, 02:57 PM
There was a post game scuffle 4 or 5 years ago at Messa which resulted in ejections and dq's. I doubt if that has carried over as none of these players and possibly even coaches are the same.

FWIW, Union has lost only one road game this year and is only a game above .500 at home. Not sure why (maybe they're just happy to get out of Schenectady :rolleyes: ) but hopefully that bodes well for the Dutchmen this weekend.

This was at the end of the 2002-2003 meeting so neither of the coaches are the same. I remember the hilarious exchange at the end of the fight where both Sneddon and Grillo were standing at center ice yelling at the referee (Scott Hansen) at the same time for letting the game get out of hand.

SlyFoxMan7
01-26-2010, 03:23 PM
What's really funny is when your Union pals don't realize when we're picking on the guy trolling your thread.

That's what I find hilarious. You guys are all so new to this whole thing it's almost endearing.

I think most Union fans are new to this whole internet thing in general.

Red Cloud
01-26-2010, 03:44 PM
I think most Union fans are new to this whole internet thing in general.

It's OK, it's pretty new.

GoDanGo
01-26-2010, 06:35 PM
The Collar City Madmen are going to be doing a one-night stand in Gun Wavin' New Haven on Saturday, looks like.

Oh, that trip's still happening? I kinda forgot about it. Did y'all buy tickets yet?