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MN Cyclone
06-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Lebanon Valley College has named former NHL and AHL player Tony Horacek as its next head coach of men's ice hockey.

They have also posted their ACHA schedule. No games against any Top 30 Division I Teams, their toughest opponent is actually Division II UMBC.

10/22/2010 Towson
10/24/2010 at Penn State - Berks
10/29/2010 Kutztown (Division II)
11/05/2010 Drexel
11/12/2010 Penn State - Berks
11/13/2010 at Scranton
11/19/2010 Villanova
11/20/2010 at Villanova
12/03/2010 at Maryland Baltimore County (Division II)
12/10/2010 Maryland Baltimore County (Division II)
01/14/2011 at Towson
01/22/2011 Rowan (Division II)
01/23/2011 Penn State - Berks
01/28/2011 U.S. Naval Academy
01/29/2011 at Kutztown (Division II)
02/05/2011 at U.S. Naval Academy
02/06/2011 at Penn State - Berks
02/11/2011 Scranton
02/12/2011 at Drexel

They have also posted their new roster. Top 7 scorers are gone aswell as every none goalie freshman.

ballgame
06-14-2010, 01:06 PM
UMBC is by far best team on this schedule. navy being 2nd

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
06-14-2010, 05:30 PM
UMBC is by far best team on this schedule. navy being 2nd

Yeah. That's about all that can be said for this schedule.

Granted, I'm not surprised. In ACHA, SOS is still a meaningful factor. As a top 30 team, do you really want to schedule a team that hasn't won a game in 2 years (albeit at the NCAA level), and is losing players by the minute?

In fact, they quite likely are looking to the most recent example: Scranton, who (despite the same coaching staff to this day as the DIII team) now struggles to beat D2 teams. Given this history, I'm not at all surprised by the weakness of this schedule.

jconnor
06-14-2010, 07:19 PM
Given this history, I'm not at all surprised by the weakness of this schedule.

What would one expect for for a "1st Year Schedule" I'm sure everyone on this list had to "find" room for LVC on their sched.

Pioneers#1
06-16-2010, 04:09 PM
Hahaha watch LvC win the division

Warren Thompson
06-20-2010, 03:43 PM
Yeah. That's about all that can be said for this schedule.


Given LVC's recent and very painful trials and tribulations, did you expect them to schedule the top dogs in their initial season in ACHA D1? They're essentially starting over from ground zero, so you might cut them just a little slack -- if it's not too much trouble, that is.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
06-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Given LVC's recent and very painful trials and tribulations, did you expect them to schedule the top dogs in their initial season in ACHA D1? They're essentially starting over from ground zero, so you might cut them just a little slack -- if it's not too much trouble, that is.

I am cutting them slack. The rest of my post outlined 2 reasons, beyond the control of LVC, that may very well have contributed to the weak schedule. The "they had to find room to fit LVC in" factor is also a VERY valid point. If LVC does well with this schedule, they'll gradually get more respect, and eventually get games with the top dogs. In an ideal situation, they'd eventually become one of those "top dogs" - but that would be an extremely difficult feat.

All-in-all, this is a good schedule for a 1st-year program.

norm1909
06-21-2010, 06:35 AM
I am cutting them slack. The rest of my post outlined 2 reasons, beyond the control of LVC, which may very well have contributed to the weak schedule. The "they had to find room to fit LVC in" factor is also a VERY valid point. If LVC does well with this schedule, they'll gradually get more respect, and eventually get games with the top dogs. Their ideal situation, is to become one of the "top dogs" - but that will be an extremely difficult feat - but attainable with administrative commitment.
All-in-all, this is a good schedule for a 1st-year program.

Fixed your post ;) Seriously, Iím certain you would not lampoon any collegiate hockey program (maybe some individuals).