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DieHardDog
10-12-2010, 08:17 AM
New thread, new name... my bad. NU looks to finish what they started against BC last week in their first OOC match-up of the season.

northeastern
10-12-2010, 08:39 AM
Okay.. let's try this again..

If you guys had not lost Jerry D'Amigo.. that early, (he was a sophomore right?).. i'd give you the edge big time (amazing player.. fun to watch in the IIHF).

Huskies by 2 at home..
we're due! :)
(or we're in real trouble)

FlagDUDE08
10-12-2010, 08:42 AM
Okay.. let's try this again..

If you guys had not lost Jerry D'Amigo.. that early, (he was a sophomore right?).. i'd give you the edge big time (amazing player.. fun to watch in the IIHF).

Huskies by 2 at home..
we're due! :)
(or we're in real trouble)

You're not due, you won the last meeting between us. :D

Jerry would have been a sophomore this year. However, we're happy with our team for who they are now.

Ralph Baer
10-12-2010, 08:59 AM
Okay.. let's try this again..

If you guys had not lost Jerry D'Amigo.. that early, (he was a sophomore right?).. i'd give you the edge big time (amazing player.. fun to watch in the IIHF).

Huskies by 2 at home..
we're due! :)
(or we're in real trouble)

Sadly, we lost two players after their freshman year. The other, Brandon Pirri, already made his NHL debut.

As FD08 wrote, "we're happy with our team for who they are now."

northeastern
10-12-2010, 09:06 AM
we finished last season on a 4 or 5 gm losing streak.. lost 2 close ones at home this season.. (grant it one was exhibition)... skated well last gm.. still no points.. we're so due!

(I hear you Ralph & FlagDUDE.. D'Amigo was freshman.. wow!.. gone too soon.. that's the nature of things today).

Anyway.. looking forward to seeing your team at Matthews. Polacek might be Hobey material again.. but can he wait until after this wknd? :)

Ralph Baer
10-12-2010, 09:36 AM
From the deleted thread:


RPI is coming off a loss and a tie at CC. The team is searching for an offense after the loss of three of its top four scorers, two being underclassmen. The power play seems to have regressed to the anemic form of two and three years ago, especially on 5 on 3 advantages. It was commented by Coach Appert that the team had not had any time to practice special teams before last week.

The defense, especially junior goalie Allen York played well out west.

Interestingly, in each game, the 'Tute seemed to improve as the game wore on, and were apparently not affected by the altitude. That won't help at sea level, but may be a consequence of training.

Senna
10-12-2010, 09:40 AM
we finished last season on a 4 or 5 gm losing streak.. lost 2 close ones at home this season.. (grant it one was exhibition)... skated well last gm.. still no points.. we're so due!

(I hear you Ralph & FlagDUDE.. D'Amigo was freshman.. wow!.. gone too soon.. that's the nature of things today).

Anyway.. looking forward to seeing your team at Matthews. Polacek might be Hobey material again.. but can he wait until after this wknd? :)

AAhhh - No....

northeastern
10-12-2010, 10:01 AM
Senna.. just out of curiosity..
what part did you 'edit' in your post? :)

northeastern
10-12-2010, 10:02 AM
nevermind..

DrDemento
10-12-2010, 10:14 AM
Should be a very physical game-I suspect that special teams will play a large part in this one. Hoping that our boys at least had a chance to practice some power play this week and especially some 5 on 3.

jmhusker
10-12-2010, 10:49 AM
Haven't been to Matthews in a while and looking for some ticket advice. I seem to recall being in the upper bowl and having a hard time seeing the play on the near side of the ice. Would one of the Northeastern folks perhaps provide guidance on whether there are seats to avoid and which end the Huskies defend. I've been looking at tickets online and it appears that there are seats at the top of the lower level (which usually are good seats in my book) and also in the upper bowl but mainly rows 2 and higher. Any help would be much appreciated.

northeastern
10-12-2010, 11:18 AM
Upper bowl seats are a good bet if you can sit in the first row.. anywhere first row view is awesome. Just be mindful that both ends are taken up by (loud) student sections. Anywhere near ctr ice upper balcony is just fantastic.

Lower bowl is a neat experience & you are more likely to meet fellow visiting fans in sections 20 - 23. If you do sit in the lower bowl.. avoid the top 1 or 2 rows (just my opinion). It is a 100 yr old barn & has some viewing limitations from these rows (especially corners). Walking in to the arena.. the Huskies defend the far end twice.

Sit anywhere from 3rd row down onto ice level at the lower level & you should be fine. You can now select individual seats (with pinpoint accuracy :) ) as to where you'd like to sit & purchase tickets here..

http://neu.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=40

Just choose your section and seat (s) & enjoy the game. G'luck

Federal League
10-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Upper bowl seats are a good bet if you can sit in the first row.. anywhere first row view is awesome. Just be mindful that both ends are taken up by (loud) student sections. Anywhere near ctr ice upper balcony is just fantastic.

Lower bowl is a neat experience & you are more likely to meet fellow visiting fans in sections 20 - 23. If you do sit in the lower bowl.. avoid the top 1 or 2 rows (just my opinion). It is a 100 yr old barn & has some viewing limitations from these rows (especially corners). Walking in to the arena.. the Huskies defend the far end twice.

Sit anywhere from 3rd row down onto ice level at the lower level & you should be fine. You can now select individual seats (with pinpoint accuracy :) ) as to where you'd like to sit & purchase tickets here..

http://neu.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=40

Just choose your section and seat (s) & enjoy the game. G'luck

Also, if you're in the top half of the lower bowl on the visitor's side, your view of the other end of the ice will be blocked by the press box.

HungryHungryHuskies
10-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Upper bowl seats are a good bet if you can sit in the first row.. anywhere first row view is awesome. Just be mindful that both ends are taken up by (loud) student sections. Anywhere near ctr ice upper balcony is just fantastic.

Lower bowl is a neat experience & you are more likely to meet fellow visiting fans in sections 20 - 23. If you do sit in the lower bowl.. avoid the top 1 or 2 rows (just my opinion). It is a 100 yr old barn & has some viewing limitations from these rows (especially corners). Walking in to the arena.. the Huskies defend the far end twice.

Sit anywhere from 3rd row down onto ice level at the lower level & you should be fine. You can now select individual seats (with pinpoint accuracy :) ) as to where you'd like to sit & purchase tickets here..

http://neu.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=40

Just choose your section and seat (s) & enjoy the game. G'luck

All great advice, although I'm pretty sure most (if not all) front row balcony are season tickets - someone correct me if I'm wrong. We were told there were no pairs left for season tickets in the front row on the side we wanted, so we settled for 2nd row. To the person asking about seating - just be prepared to get kicked out of the front row if you end up sitting there without purchased tickets.

Also, if you're purchasing tickets online, the seating chart is very useful but I don't believe it tells you which side is closest to the entrance. The far end, as Northeastern mentioned above in his post, is the one next to the Varsity Club on that seating chart.

Of all the OOC games, this is the only one I'm really looking forward to. I'm interested in seeing what Polacek is all about, but I also want to see if NU comes out with the intensity they need to win it or if they come out more relaxed knowing there aren't any league points up for grabs. I'm still not sure what to think of this team but I'm loving the massive checks I've seen so far from some of the Freshmen.

jmhusker
10-12-2010, 04:00 PM
Thanks for all the advice Husky faithful. I bought my tickets and I think I'm OK. If not then I'll move around - there appear to be a lot of tickets left.

Any further advice you can give on parking? I'm coming down right after my son's hockey practice and will arrive about 15 minutes before the puck drops. I know the area fairly well as I've lived a total of about 10 years within a couple of clocks of Huntington Ave however I fled to the burbs with the kids about 8 years ago and have no clue what the best parking options are anymore. I would prefer to take the T but time won't allow for that.

Thanks again.

HungryHungryHuskies
10-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Thanks for all the advice Husky faithful. I bought my tickets and I think I'm OK. If not then I'll move around - there appear to be a lot of tickets left.

Any further advice you can give on parking? I'm coming down right after my son's hockey practice and will arrive about 15 minutes before the puck drops. I know the area fairly well as I've lived a total of about 10 years within a couple of clocks of Huntington Ave however I fled to the burbs with the kids about 8 years ago and have no clue what the best parking options are anymore. I would prefer to take the T but time won't allow for that.

Thanks again.

There are two options fairly close by. The lot that I usually park in has an entrance from the Columbus side. You'll notice a fairly large parking lot and garage on the north side of Columbus Ave, a little past the baseball diamonds (if you're coming from Mass Ave), which is where NU commuter students usually park. Right before you get to that parking lot, there is a smaller lot that is directly to the left of the baseball fields and a little further in off the street. The entrance is below a building (sort of how you pass under the BMC on Mass Ave, hard to explain), hugging the fields and leading into the lot. You'll know you're going in the right way if you go over a couple speed bumps and see the Squashbusters gym directly to your left. The big garage will also be on your left and attached to the building you're going under if you are going the right way. If a guard is standing out front, just say you're there for the hockey game and he'll let you by.

The other option is the Renaissance parking garage about another block up the street from the lot I mentioned above. Parking is fairly inexpensive, and probably the safest option for your car if you plan on going out after the game.

If this doesn't make any sense let me know and I can try to walk you through it further.

GoNU5
10-12-2010, 09:22 PM
interesting to note that the two teams are virtually identical in terms of height, weight, and age. Being from the Albany area, I hope RPI makes a good showing, but Northeastern takes it in the end. Either way, should be fun to watch.

burgie12
10-12-2010, 09:33 PM
*lots of advice*

Thanks so much. So, 90-Huntington-Massachusetts-Columbus-a couple different parking lots on the right, is the idea I'm getting here.

And, my thought process on tickets is that I'll get one when I show up (it's not going to be a sellout, is it?). I'm travelling by myself, and I really don't care where the ticket says it is, I'll probably sit in three different spots over the course of the game. I'm assuming that the ticket office is inside, and opposite of the Varsity Club on the Seating Chart, or is it in some random spot?

As for the game itself, I'm hoping for a quick, exciting game. There may not be a whole lot of scoring either way, but there should be a lot of up and down action, and some good chances both ways.

I'll be driving over after an interview on Friday, so hopefully, I'll be there in time for some warm-ups, but unfortunately, it'll probably be closer to puck drop. ETA: On that note: how are the food options at the rink?

GoNU5
10-12-2010, 09:38 PM
Thanks so much. So, 90-Huntington-Massachusetts-Columbus-a couple different parking lots on the right, is the idea I'm getting here.

And, my thought process on tickets is that I'll get one when I show up (it's not going to be a sellout, is it?). I'm travelling by myself, and I really don't care where the ticket says it is, I'll probably sit in three different spots over the course of the game. I'm assuming that the ticket office is inside, and opposite of the Varsity Club on the Seating Chart, or is it in some random spot?

As for the game itself, I'm hoping for a quick, exciting game. There may not be a whole lot of scoring either way, but there should be a lot of up and down action, and some good chances both ways.

I'll be driving over after an interview on Friday, so hopefully, I'll be there in time for some warm-ups, but unfortunately, it'll probably be closer to puck drop.

Ticket office is in the lobby of the front entrance, pretty easy to spot. It won't sell out, it's only had 3 sell outs in the last few years, against BC and BU, so getting tickets at the door shouldn't be a problem. Of course, if you wanted a precise spot I'd suggest buying tickets online, since they allow you to pick the exact seat you want.

EDIT- food's pretty decent, obviously a little overpriced. If you have time before the game there are a whole lot of food options all around the Arena, Huntington Avenue and Mass Ave. have a lot of places you can get food (though they've started cracking down on bringing in outside food or drink so you'd have to eat before you enter or get the concession food).

realet
10-13-2010, 02:44 PM
The weekly WaP podcast is tonight at 8pm.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/withoutapeer

Our first guest will be WRPI's Tim Heiman, and we'll talk to him about RPI's weekend in Colorado and the upcoming trip to Northeastern.

We are also pleased to have joining us this week women's hockey pioneer Cindy Acropolis on the occasion of her induction into the RPI Athletics Hall of Fame.