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RedhawkBandMan
12-28-2010, 11:26 AM
Florida College Classic

When: Wednesday, Dec. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 30

Where: Germain Arena, Estero, Fla.

Wednesday’s schedule: St. Cloud State (5–11–2) vs. Cornell (4–6–1), 4 p.m. EST; No. 6 Miami (10–5–3) vs. No. 9 Maine (8–4–4), 7:30 p.m. EST

Thursday’s schedule: Consolation game, 4 p.m. EST; championship game, 7:30 p.m. EST

Why you should be interested: Most may believe that the second semifinal of the Florida College Classic might be the title game. And for good reason. No. 6. Miami will face co-host No. 9 Maine in the late game on Dec. 29, with the winner facing either St. Cloud State or the other tournament co-host, Cornell, in the title game. But it would be unwise for either the Black Bears or RedHawks to overlook their championship game matchup against either St. Cloud or Cornell. Certainly, the first half of the season wasn’t kind to either the Huskies or the Big Red. But when the tournament organizers put together this slate of teams, there was reason to believe that all four could have possibly been top-10 contenders. Don’t be surprised if the Florida College Classic, then, still boasts one of the most competitive holiday tournament fields around. (Jim Connelly)


This shindig kicks off tomorrow, though with the lovely weather along the coast it has already been an interesting road trip for at least some of the teams. Too bad it doesn't appear that there will be any TV or even streaming video coverage for us fans stuck at home.

Is everyone still in post-holiday comas around here or can we actually generate some chatter?

Go RedHawks!

Skeeterman
12-28-2010, 12:05 PM
This shindig kicks off tomorrow, though with the lovely weather along the coast it has already been an interesting road trip for at least some of the teams. Too bad it doesn't appear that there will be any TV or even streaming video coverage for us fans stuck at home.

Is everyone still in post-holiday comas around here or can we actually generate some chatter?

Go RedHawks!
I think the games are on the B-2 network for $10.00 each, if you want to watch on your computer.

Priceless
12-28-2010, 02:11 PM
Maine and Cornell have escaped the winter weather and arrived in Florida. I assume Miami and Duluth made it ok?

I'm really looking forward to the matchup between the Black Bears and Hawkeyes. :p

solovsfett
12-29-2010, 02:14 AM
as luck would have it I'm going to see the games tomorrow (er well, later today I guess). I'm in FLA visiting my parents. I didn't have a clue about this tourny until my dad calls and says "hey, there's an NCAA hockey tournament an 1 1/2hours from here, wanna go?"

...it may not make sense, but my dad has insisted on us wearing Wisconsin jersey's to this, despite UW not playing in the event. ok, fine w/me I'll cheer for the BIG RED of Cornell vs. St. Cloud, and Miami (red) vs. Maine.

hockeyplayer1015
12-29-2010, 03:36 AM
as luck would have it I'm going to see the games tomorrow (er well, later today I guess). I'm in FLA visiting my parents. I didn't have a clue about this tourny until my dad calls and says "hey, there's an NCAA hockey tournament an 1 1/2hours from here, wanna go?"

...it may not make sense, but my dad has insisted on us wearing Wisconsin jersey's to this, despite UW not playing in the event. ok, fine w/me I'll cheer for the BIG RED of Cornell vs. St. Cloud, and Miami (red) vs. Maine.

I would guess you'll see some other jerseys/hats/shirts of other schools from college hockey fans in the area for the holidays who may be going to the tourney as well.

Kepler
12-29-2010, 10:08 AM
I would guess you'll see some other jerseys/hats/shirts of other schools from college hockey fans in the area for the holidays who may be going to the tourney as well.

In past years Estero has been described as "a regional for Florida fans," with tons of sweaters and hats from all over the college hockey community.

Safe traveling to everyone, both there and back. Let's Go (However Unlikely) Red!

solovsfett
12-29-2010, 10:26 AM
I would guess you'll see some other jerseys/hats/shirts of other schools from college hockey fans in the area for the holidays who may be going to the tourney as well.

sweet! so it'll be like a regional for FF that way. I can't wait to see Maine and Cornell, 2 teams I rarely get to see play

Priceless
12-29-2010, 11:21 AM
That other college hockey site has a tournament preview:

Florida Classic Preview (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2010/12/29_florida_classic_preview.php)
Miami notes (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2010/12/29_miami_scoring_coming_in_bunches.php)

solovsfett
12-29-2010, 11:21 PM
brief pointed recap.

Cornell vs. St. Cloud State - Cornell owned the Huskies for the first 2 1/2 periods. I mean, almost ran them out of the building w/a 3-0 lead. Then something clicked for St. Cloud and I'm at a loss as to what caused it. but that final 10-15 mins of the 3rd and all of OT St. Cloud dominated. 4-3 Huskies in OT. wow. I thought there was no-way for them to make a game of it.

Maine vs. Miami (Ohio) - uhm. Miami has 4 lines that can flat out fly. they skated circles around the Black Bears from the puck drop to the end. SOG was something like 3 or 4 to 1 in favor of Miami.

If Miami plays their game they win the tourny easily and I can't see how this team doesn't make another frozen four run

Skeeterman
12-30-2010, 09:51 AM
You must have been watching a different game that our radio announcers. They said St. Cloud was dominating, but just couldn't score. Was our goalie a sieve, letting in 3 goals?

solovsfett
12-30-2010, 02:34 PM
You must have been watching a different game that our radio announcers. They said St. Cloud was dominating, but just couldn't score. Was our goalie a sieve, letting in 3 goals?

Lee was fine, I just thought the St. Cloud D let WAAAAAAAAAY too many Cornell forwards stand in front of the net virtually unimpeded. It was the Huskies D that let them down in the first and second periods. Cornell had several odd man rushes, and the score could have and maybe should have been 5-0 after 2.

but...the Huskies showed heart coming back. if they win tonight vs Miami it could be a springboard.

Roe and Hanowski were excellent all night btw

Skeeterman
12-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Lee was fine, I just thought the St. Cloud D let WAAAAAAAAAY too many Cornell forwards stand in front of the net virtually unimpeded. It was the Huskies D that let them down in the first and second periods. Cornell had several odd man rushes, and the score could have and maybe should have been 5-0 after 2.

but...the Huskies showed heart coming back. if they win tonight vs Miami it could be a springboard.

Roe and Hanowski were excellent all night btw

We were able to tie Miami early in the season, so we may have a shot at beating them. Our D has been verky lax this whole season.

scsutommyboy
12-30-2010, 05:02 PM
brief pointed recap.

Cornell vs. St. Cloud State - Cornell owned the Huskies for the first 2 1/2 periods. I mean, almost ran them out of the building w/a 3-0 lead. Then something clicked for St. Cloud and I'm at a loss as to what caused it. but that final 10-15 mins of the 3rd and all of OT St. Cloud dominated. 4-3 Huskies in OT. wow. I thought there was no-way for them to make a game of it.

Maine vs. Miami (Ohio) - uhm. Miami has 4 lines that can flat out fly. they skated circles around the Black Bears from the puck drop to the end. SOG was something like 3 or 4 to 1 in favor of Miami.

If Miami plays their game they win the tourny easily and I can't see how this team doesn't make another frozen four run

Thanks for the recap. Our Radio guys made it sound like SCSU was ready to win the national title and only God was holding them back.........The funny thing is I have left the NHC many nights and turned on the post game show only to hear our announces decscribe the game completely different than how the other 6,000 people in the building saw it.:eek:

SCSU Production Man
12-30-2010, 05:24 PM
Is the St. Cloud/Miami game on any of the hundreds of random Fox Sports Net channels tonight?? I know sometimes they play the championship games so I was wondering.

solovsfett
12-30-2010, 06:02 PM
We were able to tie Miami early in the season, so we may have a shot at beating them. Our D has been verky lax this whole season.

good luck to the huskies tonight, I hope they do the WCHA proud.

solovsfett
12-30-2010, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the recap. Our Radio guys made it sound like SCSU was ready to win the national title and only God was holding them back.........The funny thing is I have left the NHC many nights and turned on the post game show only to hear our announces decscribe the game completely different than how the other 6,000 people in the building saw it.:eek:

that's the way it is sometimes w/radio or tv guys. too much homerism. I remember in 99-00 the UW radio guys saying "happy days are here again at the kohl center" when the team was rocketing w/Heatley/Reinprecht/Granato etc., but many of us listening *knew* that was a bit of smoke and mirrors. that was a 1-line team and the announcers were treating them like they were something much better than they really were.

First Time, Long Time
12-30-2010, 07:37 PM
Thanks for the recap. Our Radio guys made it sound like SCSU was ready to win the national title and only God was holding them back.........The funny thing is I have left the NHC many nights and turned on the post game show only to hear our announces decscribe the game completely different than how the other 6,000 people in the building saw it.:eek:

Optimism vs Pessimism ;)