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mcfarljd
04-16-2010, 11:30 PM
hmmmm how are we narrowing this down? all college and professional arenas?

just rinks you've seen college games in

mcfarljd
04-16-2010, 11:36 PM
Based on everyone elses schedules right now (which isn't much), this is what we're looking at so far...

Oct 8 - 9 UNH
Oct 15-16 @ St Cloud
Oct 22-23 Northern
Dec 29-30 -- Florida College Classic (Maine, Cornell, St Cloud)

redhawk95
04-17-2010, 07:15 AM
hmmmm how are we narrowing this down? all college and professional arenas?

Which reminded me to add Nationwide Arena to my list. That was a pretty big miss considering I see it nearly every day!

mcfarljd
04-17-2010, 10:04 AM
Good call on nationwide. The early Ohio hockey classic with 2000 fans

redhawkman10
04-17-2010, 10:28 AM
Goggin Ice Arena (the old Goggin)
Steve Cady Arena
BGSU Ice Arena
OSU Ice Rink
Lawson Ice Arena (Western Michigan)
Yost Ice Arena
Munn Ice Arena
Cincinnati Gardens
US Bank Arena (formerly the Crown, Riverfront Coliseum)
Ford Field
Joe Louis Arena
Verizon Center
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (Ft. Wayne)
Value City Arena (Ohio St.)
Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids)
Nationwide Arena
Joyce Center ( Notre Dame )
Kent St.
Findlay arena
Ewigleben Arena ( Ferris St. )
World Arena ( Colorado College )
Magness Arena ( Denver )
Kohl center ( Wisconsin )
National Hockey center ( St. Cloud state )
Wayne county fair grounds (Wayne St.)
Nutter Center

I believe that is all....

porch-n-suds
04-18-2010, 11:07 AM
My work schedule prevents me from going to a lot of games. I've only seen them play games at:

The Goggin
Steve Cady Arena
Nationwide Arena

(I hope that doesn't mean I'm any less of a fan.:) )

BUT...I have seen the Miami Redskins practice at the old Hamilton Sports Arena back in the day. Wayyyy...back in the day.

redeagle
04-18-2010, 11:37 AM
No less of a fan, that's for sure Porch. Ah, the old Hamilton Sports Arena - the afternoon sun angling into the open air rink - the way it ought to be, well except when it is foggy and/or raining or ten below. :) Some great memories from Hamilton. Porch I believe I have the Miami Student article from the first Miami club game at Hamilton.

I think my list is the same as rhm's except I do not have his last six (Ferris, CC, DU, Wisco, St Cloud, Wayne St) or Lawson, but I do have Harvard (Bright), the old rinks at BC and BU (not the current ones), Northeastern (Matthews?), Boston Garden (Beanpot), and the old Madison Square Garden for a college game back in the day. I've probably seen thirty college basketball games at the Garden (MSG), but only one college hockey game there.

redeagle
04-18-2010, 02:57 PM
Don't know if any of you were at the banquet last night, but it was something. First, props to the Blue Line Club and all those who organized the night - it was fantastic and went off without a hitch, and it was packed.

I've been to 29 of the last 30 banquets and this was the most emotional of all. Rick Vaive, Justin's Dad (obviously), presented the Grant Seventh Man Award posthumously to Brendan Burke. Brendan Burke's mother and brother were at the banquet to accept the award. Brendan's brother was so moving and grateful to Miami - I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. He heaped praise on the coaches and players, said how much Brendan loved Miami and the team, and mentioned he has been around a lot of hockey teams and programs in his life, but he has never seen anything quite like Miami. The video tribute to Brendan was moving, although difficult to watch, at least for me - so sad.

The seniors are always good, or bad, or funny, but again, I have not seen anything like the four last night. Collectively, they were the best. Dane Hetland's speech was perhaps the best I have ever heard at one of these banquets. He definitely turned the mood after the Burkie tribute. Dane was hysterical about himself and his teammates, and also moving, especially when he got to his family. Brandon Smith was very good as well, but more serious. What a story going from zero minutes his first two years to scoring some important goals and playing in the Frozen Four. Gary Steffes was excellent talking about going from scoring a goal in the national championship game to his role this year. He managed to make that positive when many others would not have. Props to him. Jarod Palmer was interesting in that he talked about how Miami had changed him in so many positive ways, especially in terms of being accountable to and trusting others and being unselfish. All four seniors stayed for four years, excelled in the classroom and in the community, and will graduate on time.

Rico does not usually say much at these things, but he did last night, about these seniors and, of course, about Berge. Rico was the best I have ever seen him.

You can't replace a Chris Bergeron (and a Jeff Blashill), not to mention seniors like the last few years, so I am sure Miami hockey will have its ups and downs in the future, all programs do, but if the program can capture and maintain what I saw last night, I think we will have something of which we can always be proud, I know I am. Love and honor were definitely on display last night. Thanks to all who made it possible.

redhawkman10
04-18-2010, 05:07 PM
No less of a fan, that's for sure Porch. Ah, the old Hamilton Sports Arena - the afternoon sun angling into the open air rink - the way it ought to be, well except when it is foggy and/or raining or ten below. :) Some great memories from Hamilton. Porch I believe I have the Miami Student article from the first Miami club game at Hamilton.

I think my list is the same as rhm's except I do not have his last six (Ferris, CC, DU, Wisco, St Cloud, Wayne St) or Lawson, but I do have Harvard (Bright), the old rinks at BC and BU (not the current ones), Northeastern (Matthews?), Boston Garden (Beanpot), and the old Madison Square Garden for a college game back in the day. I've probably seen thirty college basketball games at the Garden (MSG), but only one college hockey game there.

Best memory of the old Hamilton arena was coach Davadge having a line on the ice, one on the bench, and the third in the lobby at the fire pit warming your feet up....:eek: might be one of those 10 below days you were referring too lol.

redhawkman10
04-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Don't know if any of you were at the banquet last night, but it was something. First, props to the Blue Line Club and all those who organized the night - it was fantastic and went off without a hitch, and it was packed.

I've been to 29 of the last 30 banquets and this was the most emotional of all. Rick Vaive, Justin's Dad (obviously), presented the Grant Seventh Man Award posthumously to Brendan Burke. Brendan Burke's mother and brother were at the banquet to accept the award. Brendan's brother was so moving and grateful to Miami - I don't think there was a dry eye in the place. He heaped praise on the coaches and players, said how much Brendan loved Miami and the team, and mentioned he has been around a lot of hockey teams and programs in his life, but he has never seen anything quite like Miami. The video tribute to Brendan was moving, although difficult to watch, at least for me - so sad.

The seniors are always good, or bad, or funny, but again, I have not seen anything like the four last night. Collectively, they were the best. Dane Hetland's speech was perhaps the best I have ever heard at one of these banquets. He definitely turned the mood after the Burkie tribute. Dane was hysterical about himself and his teammates, and also moving, especially when he got to his family. Brandon Smith was very good as well, but more serious. What a story going from zero minutes his first two years to scoring some important goals and playing in the Frozen Four. Gary Steffes was excellent talking about going from scoring a goal in the national championship game to his role this year. He managed to make that positive when many others would not have. Props to him. Jarod Palmer was interesting in that he talked about how Miami had changed him in so many positive ways, especially in terms of being accountable to and trusting others and being unselfish. All four seniors stayed for four years, excelled in the classroom and in the community, and will graduate on time.

Rico does not usually say much at these things, but he did last night, about these seniors and, of course, about Berge. Rico was the best I have ever seen him.

You can't replace a Chris Bergeron (and a Jeff Blashill), not to mention seniors like the last few years, so I am sure Miami hockey will have its ups and downs in the future, all programs do, but if the program can capture and maintain what I saw last night, I think we will have something of which we can always be proud, I know I am. Love and honor were definitely on display last night. Thanks to all who made it possible.

Amen.

Can't replace anyone who has come and gone from the program over the last 5 years. But I think what you were getting at is that the man at the top is one of a kind. With him at the helm this program will be fine and continue in their current direction. New players and assistants will come in and buy into the foundation and follow the direction of their leader and I have no doubt that he will continue to keep doing the right things. As long as he is here the program is in great hands!

Best of luck to the 4 seniors in their next stage of life and best of luck to Coach Berg and Coach Blash. Have had the priveledge to know both and both are tremendous people along as hockey coaches.

porch-n-suds
04-18-2010, 11:43 PM
Best memory of the old Hamilton arena was coach Davadge having a line on the ice, one on the bench, and the third in the lobby at the fire pit warming your feet up....:eek: might be one of those 10 below days you were referring too lol.

Ahhh....nothing like the clean crisp aroma of sweaty leather and burning wood that only a winter in Hamilton can bring you.:D

BTW, I forgot to add to my list the Nutter Center in Fairborn. This is where I learned to hate North Dakota. We ran into a fan wearing a Sioux jersey who acted like he couldn't believe his mighty team had stooped so low as to play such a small nobody as the Redhawks. He even had the gaul to ask me, with a S. E. smirk, where Miami was in relation to the crop circles he'd been hearing about on the news. what an arrogant bast--d. I hope all their fans aren't like him.

Of course it didn't help much that they beat us. grrr....:mad:

Yager
04-19-2010, 12:09 AM
Sooo. Dan Boyle... Thanks :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uHUghCf3NI

mcfarljd
04-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Sooo. Dan Boyle... Thanks :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uHUghCf3NI

I was thinking the same, but Greener had a good play the other night, so hopefully they even out. SJose completely dominated that game, the Avs were hurtin and the goalie was the only one to keep them in it. Hopefully they can advance. Interesting that every single one of the series wound up in a 1-1 split after the first two games. I'm pullin for the Caps in the East and either Canucks or Sharks out of West.

redhawk95
04-19-2010, 05:59 AM
I was thinking the same, but Greener had a good play the other night, so hopefully they even out. SJose completely dominated that game, the Avs were hurtin and the goalie was the only one to keep them in it. Hopefully they can advance. Interesting that every single one of the series wound up in a 1-1 split after the first two games. I'm pullin for the Caps in the East and either Canucks or Sharks out of West.

First time that every series had been 1-1 since they moved the format to 16 teams about 10, 12 years ago if I recall correctly.

redhawkman10
04-19-2010, 03:50 PM
Ahhh....nothing like the clean crisp aroma of sweaty leather and burning wood that only a winter in Hamilton can bring you.:D

BTW, I forgot to add to my list the Nutter Center in Fairborn. This is where I learned to hate North Dakota. We ran into a fan wearing a Sioux jersey who acted like he couldn't believe his mighty team had stooped so low as to play such a small nobody as the Redhawks. He even had the gaul to ask me, with a S. E. smirk, where Miami was in relation to the crop circles he'd been hearing about on the news. what an arrogant bast--d. I hope all their fans aren't like him.

Of course it didn't help much that they beat us. grrr....:mad:

I forgot about the nut...good catch there porch. I remember meeting Ray Bourque there when his son was at Boston and Miami had their first preseason top 10 ranking and shut out BU 5-0....Ahhhhh the days when we could beat a team from boston :rolleyes:

redhawkman10
04-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Well this just broke, Congrats to former Miami player Barry Schutte on being named an assistant at Bowling Green under former Miami assistant Chris Bergeron. Barry has run steve cady arena since it has been open. Congrat to Barry and good luck on his new venture. He does have coaching experience having coached the Chicago Steele of the USHL.

MUhawks628
04-20-2010, 02:35 PM
Well this just broke, Congrats to former Miami player Barry Schutte on being named an assistant at Bowling Green under former Miami assistant Chris Bergeron. Barry has run steve cady arena since it has been open. Congrat to Barry and good luck on his new venture. He does have coaching experience having coached the Chicago Steele of the USHL.

Thats awesome for him, best of luck to both at BG!!

mcfarljd
04-20-2010, 05:39 PM
Brekke takes Berg's spot. Trag's takes Brekke's.

mcfarljd
04-20-2010, 06:30 PM
According to this blog post, Ryan Hartman will be with the U17 USNTDP team next season.
http://collegehockeyrecruitexchange.blogspot.com/

porch-n-suds
04-20-2010, 07:47 PM
Bowling Green = Miami North?:D

I think I'm slowly becoming a Falcon fan.