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Jon
12-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Yes, it's time for the most exciting college hockey rivalry... involving two teams from Rhode Island playing one another! Who will win? The disappointing Bears or the surprising, but not particularly great Skating Goons? And how many posts in this thread before everyone loses interest?

Ralph Baer
12-05-2010, 02:13 PM
And how many posts in this thread before everyone loses interest? One? ;)

kdiff77
12-05-2010, 02:32 PM
This actually used to be a big rivalry that drew big crowds- and then they put it on a week night every year. Good call; neither of these teams needs any help whatsoever at the gate, no matter the night.

The Freds
12-05-2010, 03:24 PM
This actually used to be a big rivalry that drew big crowds- and then they put it on a week night every year. Good call; neither of these teams needs any help whatsoever at the gate, no matter the night.

Great point! One would think, after all these years of small crowds on weeknights, someone in one of these institutions of higher education would stop and think that they could do something special with this game. But I suppose that would take someone who can think. :eek: Do they players still get as pumped for it as they used to?

kdiff77
12-05-2010, 04:24 PM
Great point! One would think, after all these years of small crowds on weeknights, someone in one of these institutions of higher education would stop and think that they could do something special with this game. But I suppose that would take someone who can think. :eek: Do they players still get as pumped for it as they used to?

I doubt they do. Back in either 02-03 or 03-04, when Brown had Yann Danis and PC had Nolan Schafer, I remember going to Meehan and seeing a nearly sold-out house. The Brown crowd/students were loud and into the game, as were the visiting fans (I almost wrote "traveling fans," but it's only a 5 minute drive across the city). The on-ice play was phenomenal, as PC won a very closely-contested game, 3-1. Both teams were vying for national rankings, and it was a very fitting atmosphere for the occasion.

That game, of course, was played on a Saturday. When students don't have classes/upcoming exams, families and alumni don't have work/school, and it's easier to get into the game because you're not beat from a long day. In 6 years, we've gone from packed arenas to dwindling crowds and a lack of campus interest, primarily because the games are played on Tuesdays. Additionally, the on-ice play from both teams has turned people away, but I would wager it's the week night games that have diminished this rivalry the most.

satyking
12-05-2010, 05:13 PM
Maybe they should move it to the Dunk

Jon
12-05-2010, 05:19 PM
I remember a half filled Meehan and a half filled Coffin when this game was played on weekends, but that's still an improvement.

satyking
12-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Does anyone really think either school cares about their hockey program

Onion Man
12-05-2010, 05:23 PM
Bruno 6, PC 2.

bruno
12-05-2010, 06:26 PM
Maybe they should move it to the Dunk

Been there, done that.

The Freds
12-05-2010, 08:44 PM
;)
I doubt they do. Back in either 02-03 or 03-04, when Brown had Yann Danis and PC had Nolan Schafer, I remember going to Meehan and seeing a nearly sold-out house. The Brown crowd/students were loud and into the game, as were the visiting fans (I almost wrote "traveling fans," but it's only a 5 minute drive across the city). The on-ice play was phenomenal, as PC won a very closely-contested game, 3-1. Both teams were vying for national rankings, and it was a very fitting atmosphere for the occasion.



Hey at the time I lived in that northernmost RI city. Schneider was a home game, no problem. The trip to Brown was a major road trip that required a hotel stay. ;)

Jacques Joubert
12-05-2010, 08:49 PM
Bruno 6, PC 2.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there...

Jon
12-06-2010, 08:04 AM
Does anyone really think either school cares about their hockey program

no. Next question.

Which is an unbelievable shame considering the history of hockey at both schools, but whatever...

kdiff77
12-06-2010, 09:25 AM
no. Next question.

Which is an unbelievable shame considering the history of hockey at both schools, but whatever...

It's not like one played in the first ever collegiate hockey game and the other has been playing for 70+ years...

PC91
12-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Bruno 6, PC 2.

Oh you think so, do you? Well I say PC 6 and Brown 2.

kdiff77
12-06-2010, 01:32 PM
Oh you think so, do you? Well I say PC 6 and Brown 2.

Well, that showed us up! How do we counter that????

Jon
12-06-2010, 01:34 PM
Well, that showed us up! How do we counter that????


Bruno 6, PC 2.

It looks like you already did.

I love this thread...

kdiff77
12-06-2010, 02:57 PM
It looks like you already did.

I love this thread...

A pre-emptive counterattack? Interesting concept.

Biddco
12-06-2010, 03:13 PM
Is it called the Mayors Cup because Rhode Island is as small as city?

The Freds
12-06-2010, 05:02 PM
Is it called the Mayors Cup because Rhode Island is as small as city?

No, Beanpot was already taken.