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sshablak
03-27-2011, 02:46 PM
Day had an assist last night in the Sound Tigers win. So in his first two games he has tallied a "Gordie Howe Hat Trick"....A goal an assist and his first fight last night !!

hockeymascot
03-27-2011, 03:51 PM
but against RPI and Union, we were disciplined, plain and simple. We did not afford them [enough] opportunities to be on the power play because we seemed focused. No bench minors, no hitting after the whistle...we buckled down AND finally had some lucky bounces on our own pp for a change. Much different story in Atlantic City and it was obvious.

Bill.....I disagree to a point. Both Friday night games against RPI and Union, Colgate played undisciplined hockey and paid for it as they lost both games. Saturday and Sunday nights in both series, I would agree with you in that they played disciplined and won! It seems that vs Yale and Dartmouth for that matter, they were back to how they played vs RPI and Union on the Friday...undisciplined and bad penalties. I don't know if it was a lack of focus or what. I think the season turned around when Day and Smith were healthy scratches.....and the team won both those games without them:)

Magoo
03-27-2011, 04:48 PM
Interesting discussion about the strength of the ECAC. While it was a great story that the 12th place team won 2 road playoff series, is it good for the league overall? Some have said that it was good for Union to have a week off before the NCAAs but I don't buy it.

Top to bottom I think our league is better than the Atlantic league although Air Force, RIT and Niagara are solid programs. The WCHA is a monster conference plain and simple. The CCHA and HE are a notch below but several notches above us.

Gaterrooter
03-27-2011, 06:00 PM
Looks like we'll have all spring and summer to talk about the strength of conferences. As we hit October we will get to see it first hand with UNO on the road and the Miami Ohio at Starr for 2.

We got 42 games in this year which gave a lot of the younger guys some high pressure games. The freshman and sophomores should have gained confidence and maturity getting those 8 extra games in, 7 of which meant something.

sshablak
03-29-2011, 06:53 AM
Just noticing Lidgett incoming frosh forward next year, good numbers and won't be 18 till next October. Hope he grows, Union has 24 and 25 yr olds.

ColSkate65
03-29-2011, 10:00 PM
Good news for us is that York has jumped to the NHL. Bad news is that RPI's next goalie might be as good - or better - than York. In any event the Engineers will have to do some tinkering in the net before next season, which isn't a bad thing...;)

hockeyenthusiast
03-30-2011, 01:07 PM
Good news for us is that York has jumped to the NHL. Bad news is that RPI's next goalie might be as good - or better - than York. In any event the Engineers will have to do some tinkering in the net before next season, which isn't a bad thing...;)

We were 5-2 against him during his career at RPI anyways. Only losses were the infamous one in Hamilton this year and then Game 1 in the first round series.

TchrBill
03-30-2011, 09:28 PM
I don't have a great fondness for all things ECAC; Colgate, yes, and always want them to win, plain and simple. Otherwise, I don't care which of our league brethren participate in the post season. We try to build our confidence and optimisim every year by discussing how competitive our league is from top to bottom and how the Cleary Cup isn't decided until the final weekend. Ivy teams start late and some of our OOC opponents are lackluster. Often times, we're the ones traveling to God knows where. I've heard RPI only schedules teams it thinks it can beat from the previous season for its Freakout! weekend; perhaps that's why their record in their tournament is better than average?

Don't know that the call against O'Neill was truly that bad...unfortunate, yes, but Yale is a team with talent that surpasses more than one player, even if O'Neill is considered their 'best'. Their slim victory over AFA was indicative of their truer ability, not necessarily their blowout over Cornell.

hockeymascot, I agree...our play against RPI/Union was obviously more disciplined for games 2 & 3 and nonexistent for the 1st game in both series; thought that was understood by anyone who saw them!!!

FlagDUDE08
03-31-2011, 11:46 AM
Good news for us is that York has jumped to the NHL. Bad news is that RPI's next goalie might be as good - or better - than York. In any event the Engineers will have to do some tinkering in the net before next season, which isn't a bad thing...;)

Pirri and D'Amigo leaving were victories for #26 Union... York leaving is a victory for Colgate? :confused:

FlagDUDE08
03-31-2011, 11:50 AM
I don't have a great fondness for all things ECAC; Colgate, yes, and always want them to win, plain and simple. Otherwise, I don't care which of our league brethren participate in the post season. We try to build our confidence and optimisim every year by discussing how competitive our league is from top to bottom and how the Cleary Cup isn't decided until the final weekend. Ivy teams start late and some of our OOC opponents are lackluster. Often times, we're the ones traveling to God knows where. I've heard RPI only schedules teams it thinks it can beat from the previous season for its Freakout! weekend; perhaps that's why their record in their tournament is better than average?

Don't know that the call against O'Neill was truly that bad...unfortunate, yes, but Yale is a team with talent that surpasses more than one player, even if O'Neill is considered their 'best'. Their slim victory over AFA was indicative of their truer ability, not necessarily their blowout over Cornell.

hockeymascot, I agree...our play against RPI/Union was obviously more disciplined for games 2 & 3 and nonexistent for the 1st game in both series; thought that was understood by anyone who saw them!!!

While we're on the subject of Freakout, just a little reminder that it is a prestige-priced game (probably why we never have it be when we play Cornell [team moniker aside], Union, or Clarkson anymore [although we've played Clarkson in the freakout before]), so it will cost you $3 more for a ticket. Also, it sells out quickly, so when individual tickets go on sale, you may want to consider getting a ticket through your school's allotment if you wish to go.

johnk
03-31-2011, 02:53 PM
I've heard RPI only schedules teams it thinks it can beat from the previous season for its Freakout! weekend; perhaps that's why their record in their tournament is better than average?


Gotta disagree with this. They had the #1 team in the country in this years freakout. They only get a few choices since its a Saturday game in late Jan or early Feb. My guess is they have had every ECAC team but Colgate and Harvard if I remember correctly and Harvard would be tough given the Saturdays they get off due to the Beanpot. Probably try to avoid Cornell because of the "Big Red" aspect.

ColSkate65
03-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Also, it sells out quickly, so when individual tickets go on sale, you may want to consider getting a ticket through your school's allotment if you wish to go.

No one expressed any desire to attend the Freakout anyway ;)

RaiderJoe2014
04-01-2011, 07:26 PM
How many minutes till next season?

How do people on this board think we will do next year

With a potentially superstar goalie, most D-men returning, and some forwards who broke out during the playoffs, I think we'll be at least top half of the ECAC

ColSkate65
04-03-2011, 08:14 PM
How do people on this board think we will do next year

With a potentially superstar goalie, most D-men returning, and some forwards who broke out during the playoffs, I think we'll be at least top half of the ECAC

Many of us had the same thoughts going into this season. The media and coaches polls had us top 4/5 in the league. We should have a good team next season but, as always, you can't replace experience. Frankie, Brian and Pop are going to be missed, as much for their grit and game experience, as for their leadership in bringing a bum season to a thrilling conclusion in the playoffs. Time will tell if the incoming players will have as much - or more - of an impact as this season's frosh.

I'm reserving judgement until I've had a summer to think this question over ;)

sshablak
04-04-2011, 09:07 AM
Ditto Colskate !

hockeyenthusiast
04-04-2011, 02:12 PM
From Colgate Hockey Blog:
2011-2012 Tentative Schedule (one game remains to be scheduled)

October
10/1 Exhibition Game (vs. CIS school)
10/7 at UNO Maverick Stampede (UNO, Robert Morris, Mercyhurst)
10/8 at UNO Maverick Stampede (UNO, Robert Morris, Mercyhurst)
10/14 vs. Miami
10/15 vs. Miami
10/22 vs. Army (Hyannis, Mass.) – 2011 Cape Cod College Hockey Classic
10/28 at Niagara
10/29 vs. Niagara

November
11/4 at Brown (ECAC Hockey opener)
11/5 at Yale
11/11 at Dartmouth
11/12 at Harvard
11/18 vs. Quinnipiac
11/19 vs. Princeton
11/26 at Vermont

December
12/2 vs. Clarkson
12/3 vs. St. Lawrence
12/30 vs. Canisius

January
1/6 at Ferris State
1/7 at Ferris State
1/13 at Princeton
1/14 at Quinnipiac
1/20 vs. Harvard
1/21 vs. Dartmouth
1/27 at Cornell
1/28 vs. Cornell

February
2/3 at Union
2/4 at RPI (Big Red Freakout!)
2/10 vs. Yale
2/11 vs. Brown
2/17 at St. Lawrence
2/18 at Clarkson
2/24 vs. RPI
2/25 vs. Union (Senior Night)

Gaterrooter
04-05-2011, 01:57 PM
This schedule looks way better for our SOS ranking. Interesting start to the year in Omaha and then Miami-Ohio coming in to Hamilton. Also like the trip to Ferris St. after Christmas.

ColSkate65
04-08-2011, 11:41 AM
Who'd a thunk it would be Michigan vs. Minn-Duluth in the final? Anyone watch the Frozen Four semis? It shows what a stout defense and good goaltending can do to a great opponent (UND). Next year with Mihalik in goal and a veteran D maybe we can pull a "Michigan" and shut out some teams. Making the most of your offensive opportunities and playing good D will win big games :)

TchrBill
04-10-2011, 09:15 AM
Congrats to UMD...was pulling for those underdog bulldogs ;-)

Agree with the defense comment. A power play may win games (Union) but defense, more often than not, wins the crown.

Special thanks to Coach Vaughan for sending letters to my class from all of the players, including hats, pucks, and a stunning Raiders jersey!!!

ColSkate65
04-11-2011, 04:50 PM
Congrats to Minn-Duluth. Nice win. As the cutain falls on another season, I wish all posters a happy & healthy summer. Look forward to Shabby's thread in August/September and starting a new season in October.

Meanwhile: Gone Fishin' :)