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Tipsy McStagger
01-20-2011, 08:36 PM
I was checking the TV listings and noticed on comcast ch. 202 it says womens college hockey friday and saturday night at 7pm. Are they seriously showing womens college hockey instead of mens?

SCSU Euro
01-20-2011, 08:54 PM
It takes more than that to "get a rise" out of me. :p

Like Hilary Duff? :D

Sorry... that was just teed up.

Montelena
01-20-2011, 11:13 PM
I've got an issue with Bemidji. Hampton Inn $149 / HI Express $99 - Ave tx price $30. Duluth Holiday Inn/ Radisson and others $69 TX $25. This is why there will be more SCSU fans in Duluth. I can stay in downtown Mpls at a 4 star hotel for less than the cost to stay in Bemidji by using Priceline or Hotwire. I'm driving back and forth both days. Whoever is running the Hampton needs to get their act together. You can stay anywhere in the league at a comparable hotel for much much less than the Hampton in Bemidji. In Omaha the Marriott is $99 and the Hilton is $92. Hell, I can stay for less than that in Colorado Springs and in Denver.

moose97
01-20-2011, 11:46 PM
I've got an issue with Bemidji. Hampton Inn $149 / HI Express $99 - Ave tx price $30. Duluth Holiday Inn/ Radisson and others $69 TX $25. This is why there will be more SCSU fans in Duluth. I can stay in downtown Mpls at a 4 star hotel for less than the cost to stay in Bemidji by using Priceline or Hotwire. I'm driving back and forth both days. Whoever is running the Hampton needs to get their act together. You can stay anywhere in the league at a comparable hotel for much much less than the Hampton in Bemidji. In Omaha the Marriott is $99 and the Hilton is $92. Hell, I can stay for less than that in Colorado Springs and in Denver.

It's called supply and demand. Bemidji has a total of 6 hotels (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Quality Inn, Best Western, and AmericInn). The Hampton is also the newest and most expensive. Now, there are two planned new hotels one attached to the Sanford Center and another next to the Hampton Inn) that should break ground in the spring and help that problem, but again, for now, supply and demand... Plus, there is a Squirt Tourney in Bemidji this weekend, the BSU women are in town, so Minnesota State is in town...

houseote
01-21-2011, 12:18 AM
It's called supply and demand. Bemidji has a total of 6 hotels (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Quality Inn, Best Western, and AmericInn). The Hampton is also the newest and most expensive. Now, there are two planned new hotels one attached to the Sanford Center and another next to the Hampton Inn) that should break ground in the spring and help that problem, but again, for now, supply and demand... Plus, there is a Squirt Tourney in Bemidji this weekend, the BSU women are in town, so Minnesota State is in town...


What Moose also failed to mention, the Hampton is on the shores of Lake Bemidji, and the more expensive rooms face the lake. The reason why you can get cheaper hotels in Mpls is because they don't have the same view. It no longer matters because the place is sold out.

The cold weather may not make driving very palatable, but good luck with that.

Let's go Beavers!! Make it happen this weekend!

moose97
01-21-2011, 01:01 AM
What Moose also failed to mention, the Hampton is on the shores of Lake Bemidji, and the more expensive rooms face the lake. The reason why you can get cheaper hotels in Mpls is because they don't have the same view. It no longer matters because the place is sold out.

The cold weather may not make driving very palatable, but good luck with that.

Let's go Beavers!! Make it happen this weekend!

I don't know why, but I did forget about that. My parents stay at the Hampton every time they come to visit, and there is someting like a $10-20 a night premium on "lakeview" rooms...

And a final note on "supply and demand." Not only is the Hampton sold out, but the other 5 hotels are too. When was the last time Duluth, St. Cloud or Minneapolis sold out its entire inventory of hotel rooms for a weekend? Unfortunatly, it happens frequently here, and will continue at least until those two new hotels open...

Skeeterman
01-21-2011, 06:47 AM
I've got an issue with Bemidji. Hampton Inn $149 / HI Express $99 - Ave tx price $30. Duluth Holiday Inn/ Radisson and others $69 TX $25. This is why there will be more SCSU fans in Duluth. I can stay in downtown Mpls at a 4 star hotel for less than the cost to stay in Bemidji by using Priceline or Hotwire. I'm driving back and forth both days. Whoever is running the Hampton needs to get their act together. You can stay anywhere in the league at a comparable hotel for much much less than the Hampton in Bemidji. In Omaha the Marriott is $99 and the Hilton is $92. Hell, I can stay for less than that in Colorado Springs and in Denver.

I think they're getting pretty uppity up there in Bemidji. We're camping out rather than get boned up the rear by those uppity high prices.

Nate86
01-21-2011, 08:59 AM
I look forward to this series very much as a lot of people do. It's been quite awhile since there has been a mens hockey game here in Bemidji and my understanding is that Saturdays game this weekend is sold out! Any conformation on this? I hope the Beavers keep playing well and hand the Huskies a sweep! I think it will be two great games though!

Bronzebacks
01-21-2011, 09:38 AM
I've got an issue with Bemidji. Hampton Inn $149 / HI Express $99 - Ave tx price $30. Duluth Holiday Inn/ Radisson and others $69 TX $25. This is why there will be more SCSU fans in Duluth. I can stay in downtown Mpls at a 4 star hotel for less than the cost to stay in Bemidji by using Priceline or Hotwire. I'm driving back and forth both days. Whoever is running the Hampton needs to get their act together. You can stay anywhere in the league at a comparable hotel for much much less than the Hampton in Bemidji. In Omaha the Marriott is $99 and the Hilton is $92. Hell, I can stay for less than that in Colorado Springs and in Denver.

You can stay in Walker for about $75 a night. Not a bad drive.

beaverhockeyfan
01-21-2011, 10:09 AM
I've got an issue with Bemidji. Hampton Inn $149 / HI Express $99 - Ave tx price $30. Duluth Holiday Inn/ Radisson and others $69 TX $25. This is why there will be more SCSU fans in Duluth. I can stay in downtown Mpls at a 4 star hotel for less than the cost to stay in Bemidji by using Priceline or Hotwire. I'm driving back and forth both days. Whoever is running the Hampton needs to get their act together. You can stay anywhere in the league at a comparable hotel for much much less than the Hampton in Bemidji. In Omaha the Marriott is $99 and the Hilton is $92. Hell, I can stay for less than that in Colorado Springs and in Denver.

Hmmm, my family got into the Hampton for around $99 a night. But then again, we booked our rooms back when the schedule first came out.

Also, you could stay at the casino in Cass Lake (20 minute drive, tops) or there is a new casino/hotel on the south end of the Red Lake Reservation just north a west of Bemidji on Highway 89.

Like everyone else said, it is supply and demand. This weekend, the demand was high, so up goes the rates!

moose97
01-21-2011, 10:10 AM
I've got an issue with Bemidji. Hampton Inn $149 / HI Express $99 - Ave tx price $30. Duluth Holiday Inn/ Radisson and others $69 TX $25. This is why there will be more SCSU fans in Duluth. I can stay in downtown Mpls at a 4 star hotel for less than the cost to stay in Bemidji by using Priceline or Hotwire. I'm driving back and forth both days. Whoever is running the Hampton needs to get their act together. You can stay anywhere in the league at a comparable hotel for much much less than the Hampton in Bemidji. In Omaha the Marriott is $99 and the Hilton is $92. Hell, I can stay for less than that in Colorado Springs and in Denver.

I think they're getting pretty uppity up there in Bemidji. We're camping out rather than get boned up the rear by those uppity high prices.

You can stay in Walker for about $75 a night. Not a bad drive.

Or stay in Blackduck (20 miles north) or Cass Lake (Palace Casino @ 15 miles east), each ~ $80 a night. You're not trying very hard if you only looked at two places...

edit - I just checked Hotels.com, and the Holiday Inn and Quality Inn look like they have had some cancelations, so you could get in for $110-115, but since you wanted to complain, rather than book early like Millsy did, it's gonna cost you more...

You can also check some of the resorts. Ruttger's Birchmont Lodge (http://www.ruttger.com/) on the north end of Lake Bemidji usually has rooms in the winter... Again - you're not trying very hard if you only looked at two places...

Montelena
01-21-2011, 11:35 AM
I'm just making a point. And, the point is going to a game in Bemidji (txs + lodging) and staying IN Bemidji is more expensive than most anywhere in the league. The Hampton is drilling people and would NOT drop their price less than $149 for a group rate for SCSU's Center Ice Club. And, they called early. I know of a large legion of hardcore SCSU fans that simply are NOT making the trip and will watch the game on TV. These same people are going to Omaha and Duluth.

A 2.5 hour drive is very manageable. Until Bemidji gets its hospitality situation to a manageable level it'll certainly hurt overnights. Most fans don't want to drive to Black Duck or Red Lake or Walker.

scsutommyboy
01-21-2011, 11:43 AM
I think they're getting pretty uppity up there in Bemidji. We're camping out rather than get boned up the rear by those uppity high prices.

Staying at a cabin at a resort is not camping out.:D

moose97
01-21-2011, 11:50 AM
I'm just making a point. And, the point is going to a game in Bemidji (txs + lodging) and staying IN Bemidji is more expensive than most anywhere in the league. The Hampton is drilling people and would NOT drop their price less than $149 for a group rate for SCSU's Center Ice Club. And, they called early. I know of a large legion of hardcore SCSU fans that simply are NOT making the trip and will watch the game on TV. These same people are going to Omaha and Duluth.

I think a good part of what you ran into there is that the Hampton didn't want to lower prices when they were already getting rack rate from SCSU and Minn State, plus maybe some Squirt parents. They were good either way, and as it turns out, they end up just fine - sold out.

A 2.5 hour drive is very manageable. Until Bemidji gets its hospitality situation to a manageable level it'll certainly hurt overnights. Most fans don't want to drive to Black Duck or Red Lake or Walker.

Oh, the town is very well aware of the problem the lack of hotel rooms is creating. If you read my earlier post, there are two planned hotels (another Holiday Inn attached to the Sanford Center (http://finance-commerce.com/2010/09/new-holiday-inn-proposed-in-bemidji/) and a Doubletree next to the Hampton (https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=3&article_id=100019324&a1=7cb7a23af2201ab6a54f422301f32472&b1=61026905eb15801b0a3e8df33a9ad164&CFID=210529983&CFTOKEN=14656226)) that are, last I heard, set to break ground once the grond thaws. Now, if it stays -35 like it was this morning, that could take a while :eek::D

Montelena
01-21-2011, 12:02 PM
Most fans want a block of rooms at the SAME hotel. They want to socialize before and after the game (close to the hotel) and in this day and age DO NOT want to jump in their car after they've had a few adult beverages and drive 20 miles. It's not a good thing to do. For fan groups you need to keep the rate at $99 or less or you get a drop off in interest. Fans want to be close to the rink. There are exceptions but for the most part this is how it works.

And by the way, I have a $113 rate at the Saint Paul Hotel for the WCHA FF.

Maybe I'm just protesting because it is out of wack in Bemidji. Don't take it personal. Until you get added hospitality space you are not maximizing the out of town dollar. You're just going to have to take my word on it because I know lots of people NOT making the trip. You are competing with Duluth and Omaha (upcoming venues) and in this economy fans will make choices. And, there is a helluva lot more to do in Omaha and Duluth so you have to compete harder.

Skeeterman
01-21-2011, 12:10 PM
Staying at a cabin at a resort is not camping out.:D

What? We're building an igloo and using candles for warmth.

Husckey Domi Nation
01-21-2011, 12:11 PM
I was checking the TV listings and noticed on comcast ch. 202 it says womens college hockey friday and saturday night at 7pm. Are they seriously showing womens college hockey instead of mens?

The WCHA website cites TV-LPTV as broadcasting the games. I have no idea what that means.

Enough of the hotel / lodging talk. Eddy is back and this should be a great series. Where is Oslund tonight? Is he a healthy scratch?

Like last year this time, it is time for the Husckeys to shine! I predict they chase the Polack from the net and Sweep the series.

bsubuffs33
01-21-2011, 12:15 PM
You aren't in the CHA anymore.

As in the same CHA the Beavers were in last year when they kicked the crap out of the lowly gophers 6-2? The same team that swept the dogs in Duluth, beat #1 Miami OH on neutral ice, and received an at large bid out of the CHA. Is that the lowly CHA conference your talking about? Maybe the Gophers belong there.....

Montelena
01-21-2011, 12:21 PM
I'm going to make it very easy for you. Lakeland producrs the games.

Go to the Center Ice Club web site: www.center-ice-club.org

scroll down to the SCSU Men's Hockey box.

Click TPT

On the TPT site click "Where to Find Us"

This lists all the channel numbers for the various cable systems etc.

Now, you can thank me....

Tipsy McStagger
01-21-2011, 01:08 PM
As in the same CHA the Beavers were in last year when they kicked the crap out of the lowly gophers 6-2? The same team that swept the dogs in Duluth, beat #1 Miami OH on neutral ice, and received an at large bid out of the CHA. Is that the lowly CHA conference your talking about? Maybe the Gophers belong there.....
You are bragging about splitting with the gophers last year? I never said bsu never earned a ncaa bid. I am saying let's see if they get one now.