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Wholin1
03-19-2011, 10:25 PM
Well we've made it to the promised land...something many of us diehards could never be sure we'd see. Thanks to Coach Leaman, his staff and of course all of the boys for getting us there. Let's enjoy it and who knows, maybe have another celebration or two, or three or four. Go U!

unionbob
03-19-2011, 10:27 PM
lets go union.....this is unbelievable.....

Rainman
03-19-2011, 10:43 PM
Looks like you guys will finish 8th in the PWR. That should land you a #2 seed in Bridgeport. Though it's not official yet, congratulations on your first NCAA tournament appearance.

aweise
03-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Looks like you guys will finish 8th in the PWR. That should land you a #2 seed in Bridgeport. Though it's not official yet, congratulations on your first NCAA tournament appearance.

It's looking more & more like that's the case. Can we safely assume that the Messa box office will have tickets available?

sshablak
03-20-2011, 08:44 AM
Congrats Union !!! Go far !!

Wholin1
03-20-2011, 08:50 AM
It's looking more & more like that's the case. Can we safely assume that the Messa box office will have tickets available?
Never a safe assumption, but a good guess.


Congrats Union !!! Go far !!
Or at least to Bridgeport. ;)

vicb
03-20-2011, 09:16 AM
Congrats to Union on their season and the NC$$ Bid and to Wholin1, the ECAC Pick The Playoffs Champion.

achillesrink-3-7-5
03-20-2011, 02:36 PM
I'm still finding it hard to believe even now that it's official. Hopefully a good contingent can make it down to Bridgeport!

ADK11
03-20-2011, 02:51 PM
Congratulations to the players and coaches!! This is a huge achievement and another step in the progression of the program. UMD is a skilled team and will be a very serious challenge, but if the boys bring their A game anything can happen. Hopefully can get a good pro-Union/ECAC contingent at the game.

Zim
03-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Congrats on making the NCAA's and good luck against tUMD on Friday. I'm hoping tDogs can find their A game, which seems lost somewhere in January.

Goaliefan
03-20-2011, 03:46 PM
I'm still finding it hard to believe even now that it's official. Hopefully a good contingent can make it down to Bridgeport!
At the selection gathering at the Nott this morning, tickets were being sold. Union also has a bus package - tickets and transportation. Lodging is on your own. There was quite a line waiting to sign up, so I'm hopeful. Additional information can be found on Union's website.

Wholin1
03-20-2011, 04:04 PM
At the selection gathering at the Nott this morning, tickets were being sold. Union also has a bus package - tickets and transportation. Lodging is on your own. There was quite a line waiting to sign up, so I'm hopeful. Additional information can be found on Union's website.
The bus trip is $110 roundtrip through Brown Coach and I think includes a ticket. There are plenty of reasonable hotel options within a few miles for $100 or less. The bus package price does not include hotel, but they have recommendations and I assume they will pick up and drop off. The boxoffice has several hundred tickets and I am guessing they will not sellout, but who knows? You can save $10 per ticket by buying from the college and avoiding the $12 Ticketmaster bookie fees. $60 for an all session through the College. Tix will need to be picked up on campus this week.

I thought the show was really exciting being there. ESPN had dead air the first time they tried to interview Nate but they got him back later and he was the only coach interviewed. It went pretty well until the end of the interview when the ESPN studio host said something about his being at "Yale" for 8 years now.

This is definitely a dream come true for little Union College. :) Go U!

DutchFace
03-20-2011, 04:06 PM
Union has two of the most important keys to making a deep run in any hockey "one and done" format - a very good goalie and a top PP. If the goalie can get hot - or even just post the kind of numbers he did for most of the season, AND the PP is strong, Union will be hard to beat. That being said two things worry me as a Union alum:

1. The goalie's confidence is likely not at an all time high after giving up 4 goals in the 3rd period vs. Colgate in game #2 and the lead in the final 3 minutes of Game 3.

2. Yale looks to be legit and their confidence is at an all time high. They embarrassed both Colgate and Cornell and made the ECAC title look like men vs. boys. I am worried that Union may have been a bit over rated and that in fact Yale is the class of the ECAC.

But as a long time sports fan I know the most important thing - in one game anything can happen, and Union will benefit from knowing they beat Yale once, and know them well.

Union 5 Duluth 4 (OT)

Union 3 Yale 1 (empty net goal to win)

Mark it down and see you all in Bridgeport!!

UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing
03-20-2011, 04:44 PM
Congrats to Union on its first trip to the dance! These two programs aren't unfamiliar with each other, and it's been obvious that Union has been making positive strides since joining D1. I suspect it should be a whale of a game, but unfortunately, I must say I'm hoping tDogs pound the living bejeezus out of the Dutchmen and then do the same to the other Bulldogs. Luckily for Union, tUMD is not playing particularly inspired hockey lately, and if it becomes a penalty box parade, Union oughta like their chances.

cornellgradyalefan
03-20-2011, 09:03 PM
Union 5 Duluth 4 (OT)

Union 3 Yale 1 (empty net goal to win)

Mark it down and see you all in Bridgeport!!

Congrats to Union! I hope we see you on Sat night. It would be great for the ECAC to have it's two best teams vying for a spot in the Frozen 4. If this game does come to pass, and Union holds Yale to 1 goal, they will deserve to win. I don't see that happening, but I don't blame you for believing that it could

OsecnUC
03-20-2011, 09:30 PM
It's a great time to be a Union fan. I am still at a loss as to how to react to this. Obviously overjoyed, optimistic, and excited. Need to relish every moment and take it all in.
and , of course...
GoooooU

Wholin1
03-20-2011, 09:58 PM
So what's the scouting report on tUMD (and what's with the little "t"?).

hockeyplayer1015
03-20-2011, 10:05 PM
So what's the scouting report on tUMD (and what's with the little "t"?).

Dunno much about tUMD, but the little "t" is similar to how people say tOSU... The University of Minnesota-Duluth/The University of Ohio State.

UnionHockeyManiac
03-20-2011, 10:06 PM
SEE YA IN BRIDGEPORT! Can't wait. :)

I watched the selection show from a bar in Atlantic City. I was the only one there and the TV must have been from the late 1990s but it was still great!

UMDBulldogHockeyIsKing
03-20-2011, 10:07 PM
So what's the scouting report on tUMD (and what's with the little "t"?).

You have not seen a line like the FCC line all year. (Fontaine-Jack Connolly-Mike Connolly) No, the 2 Connollys are not related. They are phenomenal and provide the majority of tUMD's scoring. The little t by the way is a reference to the foolish habit Ohio State has of calling itself THE Ohio State University. Basically we're mocking them for that. Anyhoo, our second line of Oleksuk-Brown-Schmidt is good, as J.T. Brown (son of former Minnesota Viking Ted Brown) took all-Freshman WCHA honors this year. Our third and fourth lines provide no offensive threat whatsoever. Our blueliners are led by freshman Justin Faulk. He's outstanding, has a dynamite shot and moves the puck fluidly. Our defensemen otherwise are primarily better in our own zone. The goaltending is the big question mark. Kenny Reiter is the number one goaltender and has a penchant for making a huge save and then giving up a goal on a lousy rebound or a soft dump-in less than a minute later. I have no idea which goalie you'll see this weekend. Our PK is better than it was earlier in the season but is still not what I'd call very good, and not good enough to keep a good PP off the board. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.