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nmupiccdiva
03-14-2010, 09:21 PM
Four teams have stamped their ticket to the Joe Lewis Arena.
Friday's semi-final games will be NMU vs. Ferris and Miami vs. Michigan.

Though the #1 seed usually plays the early game, since Miami is playing Michigan they will most likely play the late game. The NMU and Ferris match up will come earlier in the day.

Discuss!

I Want Shegos
03-14-2010, 09:24 PM
I'll be heading down, can't wait. I'm curious how many of them make it to the big dance, Ferris, Northern and Michigan are all right on that bubble.

Hopefully Ferris can come out strong, they were less than impressive against Northern earlier this year. I'm definitely glad that Michigan and Miami can beat each other up, although I would have loved to see Miami get upset by OSU.

RedhawkBandMan
03-15-2010, 01:06 PM
This definitely needs a bump.

I'm headed up early Friday and planning to catch both semifinal games. Just booked the hotel room this morning!

Speaking of which, if anyone wanted a room at the Ren Center Marriott, they just opened up additional rooms at the CCHA group rate ($125.35 after tax). The woman at the registration desk said they'd been flooded with calls all morning, so they added a good portion of the unbooked rooms. You can book online here (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwdt-detroit-marriott-at-the-renaissance-center/?toDate=3/21/10&groupCode=chfchfa&fromDate=3/18/10&app=resvlink) (group code "chfchfa" should automatically be entered) or you can just call the reservation desk at 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the CCHA rate.

Go RedHawks!

Hammer
03-15-2010, 01:09 PM
I'll be heading down, can't wait. I'm curious how many of them make it to the big dance, Ferris, Northern and Michigan are all right on that bubble.

Hopefully Ferris can come out strong, they were less than impressive against Northern earlier this year. I'm definitely glad that Michigan and Miami can beat each other up, although I would have loved to see Miami get upset by OSU.

We need one win. Badly. Doesn't matter which night.

I'll try to get down there Friday evening and maybe Saturday. It depends on how much bull**** I have to deal with this week at the office.

alfablue
03-15-2010, 01:16 PM
I'll be heading down, can't wait. I'm curious how many of them make it to the big dance, Ferris, Northern and Michigan are all right on that bubble.

Hopefully Ferris can come out strong, they were less than impressive against Northern earlier this year. I'm definitely glad that Michigan and Miami can beat each other up, although I would have loved to see Miami get upset by OSU.

I don't think Michigan is a bubble team- if we don't win it all, we are not in- flat out. It's either championship or nothing.

What I keep hearing is that Ferris and Northern are bubbles, but Alaska is firmly at 13? Anyway, it's good to see both teams potentially joining Miami in the tournament.

Since my team had such a poor season, we didn't make any plans on going to Detroit- and even made alternate plans. Oops. So while I would normally look very much forward to joining all of you at the party Friday night- that's not going to happen this year. Oh, well.

It will be interesting to see IF Michigan can continue their good play, and somehow, beyond our expectations 2 weeks ago, make the NCAA by winning the CCHA. I would be floored, if that happens.

For downtown hotels- IF any of you can claim working for the govenment (and working for a state school DOES count), the government rate is someting like $108, at ALL hotels. Read- Ren Cen, Book Cadillac, and Fort Shelby. We are staying at the Book for the Frozen Four. Can't hurt to ask, and there's no real block for government rates. Have a great time!!! Go see some stuff on Saturday morning- the Detroit museums are just up Woodward.

NMU8405
03-15-2010, 01:17 PM
Its time for that annual trip for the NMU fans :D Should be a lot of there.

MUhawks628
03-15-2010, 01:20 PM
No clue how many Miami fans will make the trip, but I'll be there!

richl49
03-15-2010, 02:09 PM
Anyone but Michigan!

redhawkman10
03-15-2010, 02:52 PM
I'll be heading down, can't wait. I'm curious how many of them make it to the big dance, Ferris, Northern and Michigan are all right on that bubble.

Hopefully Ferris can come out strong, they were less than impressive against Northern earlier this year. I'm definitely glad that Michigan and Miami can beat each other up, although I would have loved to see Miami get upset by OSU.

Miami and Ferris are locks right now. Alaska can still get in and Northern can play their way in. Michigan would have to beat Miami to get in and most likely win the whole thing. Looking at the scenerios I punched in, looks like 4 CCHA teams will get in.

redhawkman10
03-15-2010, 02:55 PM
No clue how many Miami fans will make the trip, but I'll be there!

There will be plenty of Miami fans there. Usually is a very good contingent. The band will make the trip as usual and with as many players from the Ohio-Michigan-Illinois-Indiana area their families and friends will turn out in numbers as well.

Big question looming is who starts in net, Knapp or Reichard??

NMU8405
03-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Miami and Ferris are locks right now. Alaska can still get in and Northern can play their way in. Michigan would have to beat Miami to get in and most likely win the whole thing. Looking at the scenerios I punched in, looks like 4 CCHA teams will get in.

Northern should almost be a lock for the Tourny. If they were to lose both games this weekend, they can still squeeze in providing there are no upsets in the WCHA/Hockey East, and Cornell wins the ECAC. If NMU were to win 1 game (Friday or the Third place game Saturday) They should be in the NCAAs.

NMU8405
03-15-2010, 03:11 PM
There will be plenty of Miami fans there. Usually is a very good contingent. The band will make the trip as usual and with as many players from the Ohio-Michigan-Illinois-Indiana area their families and friends will turn out in numbers as well.

Big question looming is who starts in net, Knapp or Reichard??

Id go with Reichard, but thats my opinion.

Also, I will be sitting next to the Miami band Friday Night cheering with you guys to beat Michigan. I remember some of your cheers from two years ago!
Mainly the "Slam...see you in two minutes ***hole" :D Just a personal favorite.

MUhawks628
03-15-2010, 03:15 PM
There will be plenty of Miami fans there. Usually is a very good contingent. The band will make the trip as usual and with as many players from the Ohio-Michigan-Illinois-Indiana area their families and friends will turn out in numbers as well.

Big question looming is who starts in net, Knapp or Reichard??

Who knows how screwed up Cody's head is right now. I didn't see Saturday's game, just how bad was he? I've always felt that you know what you are getting with Knapp and weather or not that is enough is completely contingent upon our defense. No to say that is absolute and Connor never makes some spectacular saves...I think Rico will be fine going with either. I hope.

redhawkman10
03-15-2010, 05:12 PM
Northern should almost be a lock for the Tourny. If they were to lose both games this weekend, they can still squeeze in providing there are no upsets in the WCHA/Hockey East, and Cornell wins the ECAC. If NMU were to win 1 game (Friday or the Third place game Saturday) They should be in the NCAAs.

I thought so too, the scenerios I ran through had them in. But you never know. I think 4 get in from the CCHA at the least, 5 could but it would be ver very tough.

As for Reichard being the guy, probably will be. But he fought it pretty bad this weekend and Connor looked really really good last night. Not sure where Cody's head is at after not getting the nod for sunday's game.

NMUFAN
03-15-2010, 05:14 PM
Its time for that annual trip for the NMU fans :D Should be a lot of there.

SECTION 12 and myself will be there!

redhawkman10
03-15-2010, 05:14 PM
Who knows how screwed up Cody's head is right now. I didn't see Saturday's game, just how bad was he? I've always felt that you know what you are getting with Knapp and weather or not that is enough is completely contingent upon our defense. No to say that is absolute and Connor never makes some spectacular saves...I think Rico will be fine going with either. I hope.

Wouldn't say bad is the right word. He was just fighting the puck, didn't look comfortable, some soft goals. It will just take a little good fortune to get back on track, but its at the point in the season where there isn't time to figure it out.

aparch
03-15-2010, 05:17 PM
Let's Go 'Cats! One game at a time. Win on Friday. Go from there. :cool:

NMU8405
03-15-2010, 05:18 PM
I thought so too, the scenerios I ran through had them in. But you never know. I think 4 get in from the CCHA at the least, 5 could but it would be ver very tough.

As for Reichard being the guy, probably will be. But he fought it pretty bad this weekend and Connor looked really really good last night. Not sure where Cody's head is at after not getting the nod for sunday's game.

Well, Ferris is 9th in the PWR, so if NMU wins that should lock them in. If they lose, it wont be that bad of a lose RPI wise and might be enough to hang them around in the top 14 depending how things shake out.

Also NMU's fan bus has 6 seats left as of 330 pm Monday. Here comes NMU :D

nmu_27
03-15-2010, 05:35 PM
Well, Ferris is 9th in the PWR, so if NMU wins that should lock them in. If they lose, it wont be that bad of a lose RPI wise and might be enough to hang them around in the top 14 depending how things shake out.

Also NMU's fan bus has 6 seats left as of 330 pm Monday. Here comes NMU :D

Time for a second bus!

nmupepbanddrummer
03-15-2010, 05:40 PM
nmu pep band will be there in our full rude force. I was under the impression that there wasnt much that could occur to push us our of the NCAA's, but then again, I don't know as much as I probably should about this stuff.