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PuckVoice
12-26-2010, 08:10 PM
Friday 1PM-Adrian vs Manhattanville
4PM-Nichols at Norwich

Saturday 4PM-Consolation
7PM-Championship

What do you think?
Who is the favorite?
Is Adrian/Manhattanville the top Holiday tournament matchup of them all?
Can Nichols pull the shocker ... or would it really be a shocker at all?
Who's coming?

The site is now open!

jerrynu26
12-26-2010, 08:34 PM
I'll be there...............

NUProf
12-26-2010, 08:39 PM
Except for Nichols, it looks like a strong field. Looking forward to a chance to see Adrian.

CROSBYNU63
12-27-2010, 10:48 AM
Really looking forward to seeing the Adrian vs Manhattanville matchup. I would not sell Nichols short, they lost to Babson by just one goal. I got to think Adrian can get past Manhattanville is a very close one goal game. A Norwich vs Adrian final would be really something to watch.

17'sfanNU
12-27-2010, 12:12 PM
I will definitely be at the tournament, and will probably watch the Adrian/Manhattanville game before Wick takes the ice against Nichols. My one concern about the weekend.... wasn't it Manhattanville that got very "physical" with Norwich causing the Cadets to sit players who retaliated? From what I can remember, Mville takes a lot of penalties so I am glad we don't necessarily have to play them. I would like to see us play Adrian just to see if all the hype about them is real, can they play like St. Norberts? See you Friday night!

NUProf
12-27-2010, 12:52 PM
I will definitely be at the tournament, and will probably watch the Adrian/Manhattanville game before Wick takes the ice against Nichols. My one concern about the weekend.... wasn't it Manhattanville that got very "physical" with Norwich causing the Cadets to sit players who retaliated? From what I can remember, Mville takes a lot of penalties so I am glad we don't necessarily have to play them. I would like to see us play Adrian just to see if all the hype about them is real, can they play like St. Norberts? See you Friday night!

Best be there Friday afternoon, because Friday night is too late :D

hawk
12-27-2010, 01:25 PM
Some things I noticed looking at the teams was Adrian 5-2 win over the Czech Under-18 team (assumption that Czech team has a lot of good players), Nichols 5-2 win over a good Babson team, and Manhattanville overall tough schedule with a win over Amherst (tied with Norwich) and tie with Williams. From looking at the stats and schedules I can not see any clear favorite between Adrian, Manhattanville, and Norwich. Norwich fans will be watching to see if the defensive zone coverage will improve and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines start scoring more. Norwich has got Nichols, Manhattanville/Adrian, Plattsburgh, Bowdoin, Colby, so the next couple of weeks will probable define the season.

Out of town fans looking for a place might look at the following:
Capital Plaza
Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood
Hilltop Inn - at $68. a night
Days Inn Barre/Montpelier
Hollow Inn and Motel - $65 a night
Econo Lodge Montpelier

Sarducci's in Montelier is a good restaurant but the reservations are starting to fill up.

norm1909
12-27-2010, 01:39 PM
Manhattanville's Assistant Coach Phil Grady might have go against his alma mater.

bakdraft21
12-27-2010, 02:11 PM
I will definitely be at the tournament, and will probably watch the Adrian/Manhattanville game before Wick takes the ice against Nichols. My one concern about the weekend.... wasn't it Manhattanville that got very "physical" with Norwich causing the Cadets to sit players who retaliated? From what I can remember, Mville takes a lot of penalties so I am glad we don't necessarily have to play them. I would like to see us play Adrian just to see if all the hype about them is real, can they play like St. Norberts? See you Friday night!

I dont think that Adrian are a bunch of choir boys either , as I remmber it got chippy in the Oz game last yr........Good luck and beat'em both..........research done...Adrian 14 penalties for 55 mins, Oz 11 for 22, so heads up cadets if ya Play'em, pretty sure it got chippy in the 3rd which cost adrian a close game or a win.

PuckVoice
12-27-2010, 02:35 PM
A few things ...
... Nichols did not lose to Babson by a goal ... they BEAT Babson at Babson 5-2 ... you're right though ... definitely NOT a team to be looking past.
... It was not Manhattanville that created that situation a few years ago leading to all the suspended players ... it was Wentworth in the final game of the first semester! Having said that both M-Ville and Adrian can get physical so that could be a really donnybrook ...
... Remember on New Year's Eve they are afternoon games ... 1 and 4 PM

LakerEagleLover
12-27-2010, 03:50 PM
I dont think that Adrian are a bunch of choir boys either , as I remmber it got chippy in the Oz game last yr........Good luck and beat'em both..........research done...Adrian 14 penalties for 55 mins, Oz 11 for 22, so heads up cadets if ya Play'em, pretty sure it got chippy in the 3rd which cost adrian a close game or a win. Got that right, Drafty - Adrian was more than a bit chippy at the CC last year...perhaps another year has brought some additional wisdom...we shall see.

hawk
12-27-2010, 04:00 PM
With Utica trying to jump ship from the EcacW to the SUNYAC you got to wonder if the Manhattanville AD/Coaches are going to discuss the possibility of joining the East in a couple of years. Maybe I don't see the big picture but it sure looks like a win/win for both Manhattanville and the EcacE.

jerrynu26
12-27-2010, 04:01 PM
You don't.

17'sfanNU
12-27-2010, 04:10 PM
A few things ...
... Nichols did not lose to Babson by a goal ... they BEAT Babson at Babson 5-2 ... you're right though ... definitely NOT a team to be looking past.
... It was not Manhattanville that created that situation a few years ago leading to all the suspended players ... it was Wentworth in the final game of the first semester! Having said that both M-Ville and Adrian can get physical so that could be a really donnybrook ...
... Remember on New Year's Eve they are afternoon games ... 1 and 4 PM

Thanks PuckVoice and NU Prof, I know the games are 1 and 4 PM but I am so use to going to the Berg on Friday nights, I didn't think about it. It looks like Nichols could give us a run for the money and no matter who we play, it should be great hockey. Again, it seems that Norwich hosts the premiere holiday tournament as far as quality teams go. I am really looking forward to the games and hope to ring in the New Year with some quality wins:cool:

hockeyfan77
12-27-2010, 04:31 PM
With Utica trying to jump ship from the EcacW to the SUNYAC you got to wonder if the Manhattanville AD/Coaches are going to discuss the possibility of joining the East in a couple of years. Maybe I don't see the big picture but it sure looks like a win/win for both Manhattanville and the EcacE.

If M'ville were to join the east I can think of a couple of teams that would drop out of the East for various reasons.

Steve Day
12-27-2010, 04:53 PM
If M'ville were to join the east I can think of a couple of teams that would drop out of the East for various reasons.

Would that be USM and UNE because of Travel

altazo
12-27-2010, 06:49 PM
. I would like to see us play Adrian just to see if all the hype about them is real, can they play like St. Norberts? See you Friday night!

It would seem to me that there is considerably less hype about Adrian this season in comparison to the previous three. Now I think it's just accepted that they are one of the west's better teams.

Can they play like SNC? Sure, I guess. They use 5 skaters and 1 goalie at a time just like SNC does, however SNC has basically dominated the very competitive NCHA over the last 12 years while Adrian is 0-2 lifetime against the NCHA including a loss to the Green Knights in last season's NCAA's...

hockeyfan77
12-27-2010, 10:34 PM
Would that be USM and UNE because of Travel

Yes and I am not sure UMB would be happy either. Not sure about Babson/NEC/St A"s but I do think it might give them pause.

hawk
12-28-2010, 07:56 AM
Yes and I am not sure UMB would be happy either. Not sure about Babson/NEC/St A"s but I do think it might give them pause.

hockeyfan77 if the D2's leave in a couple of years as many have suggested what teams would you propose be added to the east? Plymouth, Curry, Wentworth, Western New England, Becker, ect. Heck the current road trip to Hamiliton and Skidmore would be longer than the trip to southern CT/NY Metro area for Portland area teams.

NUProf
12-28-2010, 08:05 AM
hockeyfan77 if the D2's leave in a couple of years as many have suggested what teams would you propose be added to the east? Plymouth, Curry, Wentworth, Western New England, Becker, ect. Heck the current road trip to Hamiliton and Skidmore would be longer than the trip to southern CT/NY Metro area for Portland area teams.

Nothing wrong with an 8 team league. If the D2s leave/are kicked out an eight team league is enough for an AQ, plus it add room for some ineteresting NC games.