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Ralph Baer
11-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Back to the league schedule. The Capital District visits southern New England.

DrDemento
11-27-2010, 08:22 PM
The real test begins. 4 good teams and these will not be quiet games. There will be some fireworks here.

FlagDUDE08
11-27-2010, 08:25 PM
The real test begins. 4 good teams and these will not be quiet games. There will be some fireworks here.

December 3rd will pit the #1 (at least for now) offense against the #1 (but probably not anymore, likely #2-4) defense.

DrDemento
11-27-2010, 08:32 PM
December 3rd will pit the #1 (at least for now) offense against the #1 (but probably not anymore, likely #2-4) defense.

I think you can throw out last year's results between these two teams. Personnel changes. But there will be no love lost between them-I suspect these games will be knock down brawls. We will be going in a bit short handed missing CJ Lee and JFK but our freshmen have gained a lot of experience in the past 13 games and our defense has been pretty solid.

LTsatch
11-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Going against a well rested Yale team can be either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how the rust shows in the first game of the weekend. Yale's defense and goaltending have improved, which actually surprised a local fan like myself. I would say that our offense is still a step behind last year, even with the amount of goals scored per game, if the first three lines decide to click on the same night, I would not want to be Yale's opponent though. Both teams should beware Brown, they are a good team that is getting better, they played very well against Yale earlier in the season. I will be at both games and look forward to some great hockey.

Wicked Slappaahs
11-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Brown swept Cornell and Colgate on the road, tied UNH, and gave BU all they could handle tonight, tying 4-4. Bottom line is they aren't gonna to sneak up on anyone, especially RPI.

kdiff77
11-27-2010, 09:36 PM
And, with reference to the UNH game, we led by 2 with under 3 minutes to play. This team has talent and it has desire. This is the most grueling stretch of our season- @Colgate and Cornell, where we hadn't swept in 18 years; at #6 and #2 in the country; hosting two ranked teams in RPI and Union; a much improved Providence team for the always hard-fought Mayor's Cup; BU again, and then either Notre Dame or Minnesota State. Thus far, were 2-0-2, and seem to be improving with each passing game. Whittet will have the troops pumped up to play two extremely tough opponents this weekend. It won't be an easy series for any of the four teams, but if you like close, tough hockey games, this coming weekend will be an absolute delight.

LTsatch
11-27-2010, 11:57 PM
Schools Conf All
Dartmouth 5-2-1 6-3-1
Princeton 5-2 5-4
Yale 4-0 8-1
Quinnipiac 3-3-1 7-6-1
Union 2-1-1 7-2-3
Brown 2-1-1 3-2-3
Clarkson 2-2-1 7-5-2
Rensselaer 2-2 7-3-3
St. Lawrence 2-3 2-7-3
Cornell 2-4 3-6
Harvard 2-6 2-6
Colgate 0-5-1 2-9-1

Ralph Baer
11-28-2010, 04:04 AM
Three posts already by Yale fans. That might be an all-time recrod on these threads. :eek: ;)

Beman
11-28-2010, 06:19 AM
Great job starting Merriam on Friday. I never would have thought. That is just a great thing for Seth, the team and the goalies. I know it left some fans scratching their heads.

FlagDUDE08
11-28-2010, 06:21 AM
I think you can throw out last year's results between these two teams. Personnel changes. But there will be no love lost between them-I suspect these games will be knock down brawls. We will be going in a bit short handed missing CJ Lee and JFK but our freshmen have gained a lot of experience in the past 13 games and our defense has been pretty solid.

I didn't even have that in mind. However, the UCONN game dropped us down to a tie for the #4 defense in the nation with Boston College. My statement is still true though, because Union is now the #1 defense in the nation.

You're absolutely right that we'll be short-handed (unless JFK thinks he's ready to go, though I highly doubt it). Here's to a fun weekend of hockey coming up.

turk181
11-28-2010, 10:24 AM
here's hoping that the firm of "Hagwell & Stewart" see what a great wknd. of hockey it could be with these 4 teams. Please don't ruin it by assigning officials with less than average skills Mr. Hagwell. You can make all the speeches you want...to the media, about your confidence in ALL your officials but we all know that's not true. All 4 games should be fast & physical. The last thing anyone wants to see is 15-20 penalties called every game. Assign officials who know how to officiate games without being THE deciding factor in said games.

Wholin1
11-28-2010, 10:26 AM
I didn't even have that in mind. However, the UCONN game dropped us down to a tie for the #4 defense in the nation with Boston College. My statement is still true though, because Union is now the #1 defense in the nation.

You're absolutely right that we'll be short-handed (unless JFK thinks he's ready to go, though I highly doubt it). Here's to a fun weekend of hockey coming up.
UCONN managed to score 8 times combined v. Union and RPI, both of which teams opted to start backup goaltenders.

Red Cloud
11-28-2010, 10:34 AM
Great job starting Merriam on Friday. I never would have thought. That is just a great thing for Seth, the team and the goalies. I know it left some fans scratching their heads.

That's all you have to say? Seriously? I honestly hope you weren't at the games this past weekend.

Wholin1
11-28-2010, 10:40 AM
I thought I'd remind everyone that Union at Yale has actually been changed to Sunday the 5th at 3:00 for broadcast on ESPNU.

DrDemento
11-28-2010, 10:52 AM
here's hoping that the firm of "hagwell & stewart" see what a great wknd. Of hockey it could be with these 4 teams. Please don't ruin it by assigning officials with less than average skills mr. Hagwell. You can make all the speeches you want...to the media, about your confidence in all your officials but we all know that's not true. All 4 games should be fast & physical. The last thing anyone wants to see is 15-20 penalties called every game. Assign officials who know how to officiate games without being the deciding factor in said games.

amen!!

kdiff77
11-28-2010, 10:52 AM
I thought I'd remind everyone that Union at Yale has actually been changed to Sunday the 5th at 3:00 for broadcast on ESPNU.

And, for some reason, the Brown-RPI game was scheduled for 4 PM on Saturday.

rpi82
11-28-2010, 11:46 AM
I think you can throw out last year's results between these two teams. Personnel changes. But there will be no love lost between them-I suspect these games will be knock down brawls. We will be going in a bit short handed missing CJ Lee and JFK but our freshmen have gained a lot of experience in the past 13 games and our defense has been pretty solid.

True, but I'm sure Allain will remind the Bulldogs all week about the Engineers' complete dominance the last time they played at the Whale. The 'tute had a good weekend winning the tournament, but the boys will still have to elevate their game significantly for the next two. I think they will and I'm really looking forward to Friday night in New Haven.

LTsatch
11-28-2010, 09:50 PM
Stop at Archie Moores on Willow St in NH before the game, great wings, about 1/2 mile from the rink.

licwinko
11-28-2010, 10:35 PM
True, but I'm sure Allain will remind the Bulldogs all week about the Engineers' complete dominance the last time they played at the Whale. The 'tute had a good weekend winning the tournament, but the boys will still have to elevate their game significantly for the next two. I think they will and I'm really looking forward to Friday night in New Haven.

Amen. I know it's a new season and everything but RPI scares me more than most ECAC teams. They dominated Yale last year and you know its still in the minds of the remaining players.

This weekend is a great test for Yale--if they want to be elite they must beat both these teams--and I believe neither is a pushover.