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SCACfan
03-19-2011, 01:41 PM
who knows why 2 week between games this year?
I am so tired of waiting....
Is anyone in favor of it?

joecct
03-19-2011, 02:16 PM
who knows why 2 week between games this year?
I am so tired of waiting....
Is anyone in favor of it?Because the WCHA Finals are at the Excel Center at the same time. The hotels were a problem with 6 teams already in town and the publicity would have been non existent.

As others have suggested, this year would have been a great time to pilot playing on 3 weekends instead of Wednesday, Saturday, off, and Friday/Saturday. Oh well...

Our bigger cousins in Div 1 have a week off between the regionals and the Frozen Four so as to avoid conflicts with the Final Fours. The drawback is if you're hot (see RIT), you can get cold (see RIT).

NUProf
03-19-2011, 02:20 PM
The reason is because of an event conflict with Ridder. I actually like it because of the fact that the Norwich women's team is in the Women's DIII Championship Round (which should be called the DIII Women's Frozen Four, but the NCAA reserves that term for DI Hockey), and is playing in the finals tonight. It makes it possible for Norwich fans to follow both teams all the way through with undivided attention (WDEV is covering the Women's tournament this year, and couldn't do so last year). It does give DIII Women's hockey the spotlight all to itself this way, but it's pure accident.

It won't be this way next year.

MW4Bucky&SNC
03-19-2011, 02:29 PM
On a personal level it was awesome because it took away the conflict with the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament. It meant I didn't have to make tough choices.

SCACfan
03-19-2011, 03:09 PM
thnx for the replies, tough for me, having 90% of my interest in D3 Men's Ice Hockey.

Oh well, soon we will have a Champion!

P.S. , very impressive, ask a question and get a response from a combined 17,000 posts members within an hour!

SNC SID
03-19-2011, 07:43 PM
The reason is because of an event conflict with Ridder.

It is actually as to not conflict with the WCHA Final Five. I got that from a Source on High.

one_to7
03-19-2011, 07:57 PM
It is actually as to not conflict with the WCHA Final Five. I got that from a Source on High.
Yep, that's what I heard when it was initially changed.

Of course it was changed 3-4 days after I made non-refundable vacation plans... intentionally after the frozen four was over. sigh.

jerrynu26
03-19-2011, 11:36 PM
Which can only hurt the west's chances of hosting. When the only venue to bwe available then has to postpone for a week, Lake Placid looks more and more like a viable permanent location.

joecct
03-20-2011, 04:42 AM
Which can only hurt the west's chances of hosting. When the only venue to bwe available then has to postpone for a week, Lake Placid looks more and more like a viable permanent location.In defense of the West, there is the Resch Center in Green Bay that could work, but you'd have to do it in a year when they're not hosting a D-I regional. I don't think the USHL Gamblers would like to be away on two consecutive weekends.

Just stay away from the Twin Cities and you'll be fine.

jerrynu26
03-20-2011, 06:12 AM
In defense of the West, there is the Resch Center in Green Bay that could work, but you'd have to do it in a year when they're not hosting a D-I regional. I don't think the USHL Gamblers would like to be away on two consecutive weekends.

Just stay away from the Twin Cities and you'll be fine.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favor of having them in the west, but getting bids put together to host hasn't seemed to work well.

jacketfan
03-20-2011, 09:22 AM
Which can only hurt the west's chances of hosting. When the only venue to bwe available then has to postpone for a week, Lake Placid looks more and more like a viable permanent location. You have the DECC Arena (cap 5600) and the New Amsoil Arena (cap 6700) in Duluth Minnesota.The DECC has twice hosted the D1 Womens Frozen Four and would most certanly be an excellant venue for a D3 tournament.

jerrynu26
03-20-2011, 09:38 AM
You have the DECC Arena (cap 5600) and the New Amsoil Arena (cap 6700) in Duluth Minnesota.The DECC has twice hosted the D1 Womens Frozen Four and would most certanly be an excellant venue for a D3 tournament.

There are lots of arenas there that could be a great venue. But so far, they do not seem to put in bids. The NCAA doesn't just select a place, they select the best place from those that submitted a bid.

PSUChamps2001
03-20-2011, 09:46 AM
You have the DECC Arena (cap 5600) and the New Amsoil Arena (cap 6700) in Duluth Minnesota.The DECC has twice hosted the D1 Womens Frozen Four and would most certanly be an excellant venue for a D3 tournament.
That's great. You can have all the venues you want, but you have to get them to put in bids....

GoBullDogsGo
03-20-2011, 10:25 AM
There are lots of arenas there that could be a great venue. But so far, they do not seem to put in bids. The NCAA doesn't just select a place, they select the best place from those that submitted a bid.

Agreed. How about Ann Arbor's infamous Yost Arena. Lots of hotel accomodations. Great facility and atmosphere.

NUProf
03-20-2011, 10:57 AM
Agreed. How about Ann Arbor's infamous Yost Arena. Lots of hotel accomodations. Great facility and atmosphere.

All you need to do is to get Adrian or the MCHA to agree to host, and Michigan to agree to put a reasonable cost on the use of the facility.

PrezdeJohnson09
03-20-2011, 12:18 PM
All you need to do is to get Adrian or the MCHA to agree to host, and Michigan to agree to put a reasonable cost on the use of the facility.

Two weeks was perfect for me!!! Got to see the
Mens quarterfinal since the Norwich women got the bye and then got to experience last nights national championship win for the women. Outstanding effort by the cadets and a first rate crowd and hosting job by rit. You would have never got 1400 any other place IMHO. We're on the bus back now. For any Norwich fans looking to meet up with us we will be getting in around 6:30 7pm tonight to Kreitzberg. Come out and welcome the national champions home! Now I get to get on a plane to minny wednesday. Unreal two weeks. Words couldn't describe the feeling last nite sitting there and watching it all unfold.

I texted Charlie after the game saying I may be purple and gold at heart but tonight I bleed maroon and gold!!!!!! Way to go cadets

puxrex
03-20-2011, 03:54 PM
It stinks. The D3 season it too long already and dragging it out for another week for any reason is just wrong. Oh, and congrats to the Norwich women for their 1st national championship. Well done Cadettes. Nice to see a Vermonter as captain too! I was hoping that Middlebury could have made it an all Vermont final, but it was not to be this time around.

Hammer
03-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Agreed. How about Ann Arbor's infamous Yost Arena. Lots of hotel accomodations. Great facility and atmosphere.

What do you mean "infamous"? :D

Look at this this way, boys. If it weren't for the two weeks, we'd already be in the offseason.

jerrynu26
03-20-2011, 06:39 PM
I texted Charlie after the game saying I may be purple and gold at heart but tonight I bleed maroon and gold!!!!!! Way to go cadets

Your training is almost complete, young Skywalker.........

one_to7
03-20-2011, 09:05 PM
Which can only hurt the west's chances of hosting. When the only venue to bwe available then has to postpone for a week, Lake Placid looks more and more like a viable permanent location.

What are you talking about? 'the only rink available has to postpone'? The NCAA committee postponed so as not to compete with an insanely popular tournament that would have gone on at the same time. Rink availability has nothing to do with it.

There are probably 5-6 rinks just in the twin cities that could host. Nevermind several others in the west region.