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NorthernLite
10-29-2010, 12:25 PM
old time hockey.......this will be a treat ! :cool:

http://www.adrianbulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2010-11/releases/bulldogs_at_the_big_house

mdmadison
10-29-2010, 12:36 PM
old time hockey.......this will be a treat ! :cool:

http://www.adrianbulldogs.com/sports/m-hockey/2010-11/releases/bulldogs_at_the_big_house

Great idea for marketing the school and D3 hockey.

ADRdogs
10-29-2010, 12:59 PM
Do you think that will be a record for most empty seats at a D-III game.
Looking forward to going.

elbojpb
10-29-2010, 01:03 PM
Great idea for marketing the school and D3 hockey.Really!? Pitting Adrian against a team that hasn't won a game in years effectively ensuring a bloodbath in a cavernous empty stadium at 9:30am. This will be UGLY from every perspective. If any Michigan schools were contemplating starting D3 programs, this potential debacle will certainly dissuade them from continuing down that road.

NorthernLite
10-29-2010, 01:24 PM
Really!? Pitting Adrian against a team that hasn't won a game in years effectively ensuring a bloodbath in a cavernous empty stadium at 9:30am. This will be UGLY from every perspective. If any Michigan schools were contemplating starting D3 programs, this potential debacle will certainly dissuade them from continuing down that road.

I'm disapponted that you feel that way elbo. I think you're missing the point. It's a hockey game. I think if you asked any player on any team if they would like a chance to play one time at this venue the answer would be a resounding yes.The only thing that could screw this up is rain. Cavernous......yes, .....Empty...... probably except for family friends and faithful fans. However the memories for all the participants will be good ones.
The players their families and friends and fans that attend this event will recall the fun and probably forget the score.

The two teams that will play, began their DIII programs in the MCHA at the same time. They are senior ladened and it's fitting that the schedule worked out for them have this opportunity. Congrats to Fogarty and Hrkac.

elbojpb
10-29-2010, 01:31 PM
I don't dispute that it will be great for the players and their parents, but Madison claimed it would be good for D3 ... I think not so much. Please don't feel disappointed over anything I say or believe ... we're all quite different which makes us collectively quite interesting.
... Empty...... probably except for family friends and faithful fans. However the memories for all the participants will be good ones.

The players their families and friends and fans that attend this event will recall the fun and probably forget the score.

MuckNBin
10-29-2010, 02:15 PM
Really!? Pitting Adrian against a team that hasn't won a game in years effectively ensuring a bloodbath in a cavernous empty stadium at 9:30am. This will be UGLY from every perspective.

Perhaps Mitch Albom will be in attendance with an Adrian scraf on and a "Bulldog Hockey" keychain?

NorthernLite
10-29-2010, 02:23 PM
I don't dispute that it will be great for the players and their parents, but Madison claimed it would be good for D3 ... I think not so much. Please don't feel disappointed over anything I say or believe ... we're all quite different which makes us collectively quite interesting.

This event will draw attention to DIII hockey, and probably on a larger scale than the customary local DIII media sources. The possibilty exists that Fox Detroit will televise the game.

If marketing efforts result in attendance of 6000+.......can you tell me the last time a greater number attended any DIII game ....championship or otherwise ?

This game might just bring DIII hockey into the radar of high school athletes considering their options.....in Michigan where only 2 teams currently exist, or Wisconsin.......or heaven forbid news of the event reaches some of the colonies in the East.;)


This will be alot of fun for participants in particular, and potentially of great benefit to DIII hockey in general. Anyone who can't see this must have blurred vision.....(your avatar comes to mind):D
I suspect that you are a minority of two (2) in your contention that this will be "UGLY from every perspective".

LakerEagleLover
10-29-2010, 02:30 PM
I suspect that you are a minority of one (1) in your contention that this will be "UGLY from every perspective".

Make that two...:eek:

A mismatch in a near empty football stadium is no way to build the D3 hockey brand...it's stunt that strokes the ego of the college administration and a few bloated alums who will tailgate and make believe they are at the Michigan-Ohio State football game...:confused:

Nothing worse than showing 90,000 empty seats on television...unless its television created by a regional sports net wannabe like Fox Detroit:p

On the plus side, the lines to the restrooms will be the shortest in Big House history!:D

XYZ
10-29-2010, 02:44 PM
I like how people whine and whine that DIII gets treated like some stepsister, but then every time something higher profile happens people complain about it as well.

Stout played St. Olaf in a nearly empty NHL arena (turnout was actually pretty solid, but in a 19k seat arena it obviously looked empty) last year and it was an awesome experience for everyone. Don't see while this should be any different.

PuckVoice
10-29-2010, 02:54 PM
Put me down on the thumbs up side in this one ... what a great venue to play in ... although from a personal standpoint if I was doing PBP of the game I'd probably need binoculars to see the puck ... but believe me if Norwich ever got the chance to play in a game like that I'd say without hesitation ... GO FOR IT!

LakerEagleLover
10-29-2010, 03:05 PM
I like how people whine and whine that DIII gets treated like some stepsister, but then every time something higher profile happens people complain about it as well.

Stout played St. Olaf in a nearly empty NHL arena (turnout was actually pretty solid, but in a 19k seat arena it obviously looked empty) last year and it was an awesome experience for everyone. Don't see while this should be any different.

:eek::eek::eek: This event isn't about DIII hockey - it's all about Adrian:eek::eek::eek:

Last season's results between these two teams - 8-0, 11-2, 11-1, 5-3 (no truth to the rumor that Adrian's women's team played the fourth game:D).

That's 35-6 folks, so unless the Red Wings show up in Concordia sweaters, its a safe bet you know how this is gonna go....:cool:

If you want to showcase DIII hockey, put on a better matchup.....:mad:

LakerEagleLover
10-29-2010, 03:10 PM
... but believe me if Norwich ever got the chance to play in a game like that I'd say without hesitation ... GO FOR IT!

Norwich would have the class and the guts to schedule a great match-up....:)

MuckNBin
10-29-2010, 03:15 PM
If you want to showcase DIII hockey, put on a better matchup.....:mad:

You sir have nailed it. This is a joke of a match-up. This isn't showcasing Div. III hockey, it's showcasing Adrian slaughtering one of the worst teams in Div. III hockey on a large stage. Adrian is known for it's publicity stunts and here is yet another. When people see the paddling Adrian will hand down it will only hurt Div. III as a whole, 7-1, 10-0 -- whatever it ends up being.

People with no exposure to NCAA D3 would surely like to see a good game between two good teams, not an a** paddling as Adrian tries to make itself feel "big and bad" in the Big House.

Terrible!!!!!!!!

XYZ
10-29-2010, 03:40 PM
It's no more of a publicity stunt than the Stout-St. Olaf game was last year. Both games were already on the schedule long before the venue change possibility surfaced.

That one was a great event and this one will be as well. I'm sure Concordia-WI is happy to know that people don't feel it is worthy of participating in such an event, though. Maybe the Falcons should just go hide in a corner? Get real.

And I'm more than willing to keep asking: What sort of disorder do you have that you are too chicken**** to troll with your own name, old MnB?

NUProf
10-29-2010, 03:45 PM
You sir have nailed it. This is a joke of a match-up. This isn't showcasing Div. III hockey, it's showcasing Adrian slaughtering one of the worst teams in Div. III hockey on a large stage. Adrian is known for it's publicity stunts and here is yet another. When people see the paddling Adrian will hand down it will only hurt Div. III as a whole, 7-1, 10-0 -- whatever it ends up being.

People with no exposure to NCAA D3 would surely like to see a good game between two good teams, not an a** paddling as Adrian tries to make itself feel "big and bad" in the Big House.

Terrible!!!!!!!!

Seems to that Adrian had an opportunity to use the ice that was being installed. If you look at their schedule, that's the only team they could play in that venue given the temporary nature of the ice sheet. They had a conference weekend scheduled with Concordia, WI. I'm sure if they had been playing Marian or MSOE it would have been nicer, but they didn't have a choice of who they were going to play. It was either play Concordia or don't play the outdoor game. What's the problem with that?

Smitty2029
10-29-2010, 03:51 PM
Do you any of you think it has to do with scheduling? If the schedule pitted any other team to play Adrian that weekend they would be there instead of Concordia. The schedule has been out and Concordia has been playing Adrian that weekend no matter where the game was played. People should be happy that event like this is possible for the DIII hockey community!

bakdraft21
10-29-2010, 03:59 PM
:eek::eek::eek: This event isn't about DIII hockey - it's all about Adrian:eek::eek::eek:

Last season's results between these two teams - 8-0, 11-2, 11-1, 5-3 (no truth to the rumor that Adrian's women's team played the fourth game:D).

That's 35-6 folks, so unless the Red Wings show up in Concordia sweaters, its a safe bet you know how this is gonna go....:cool:

If you want to showcase DIII hockey, put on a better matchup.....:mad:

Love the idea, but gotta agree here, why not get a better opponet, I am sure there are a few better teams out that way???????

MuckNBin
10-29-2010, 04:13 PM
And I'm more than willing to keep asking: What sort of disorder do you have that you are too chicken**** to troll with your own name, old MnB?

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93GreatLaker
10-29-2010, 04:20 PM
My buddy played a men's league game at Wrigley the day after (may have been the day before) the Blackhawks game a few years ago. He said it was an absolutely unforgettable event. I am not sure this game will do anything for DIII hockey in general, but it is certainly an opportunity for both teams and their fan bases to do something special.

-Going to the BigHouse to watch a college football game would be awesome.
-Being able to go down on the field would be even better.
-Watching a hockey game in the BigHouse better than that.
-Playing a hockey game in the BigHouse tops them all.

Best of luck to both teams, I hope the weather works out for them.