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LoudHorns31
03-04-2012, 09:09 PM
does anyone know what the ticket policy is at Amherst? By looking at the box scores from their games it doesn't look like they draw a big crowd, do they have a large seating capacity or no? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

norm1909
03-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Note: (http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/061235004a332019aafbbbd0975ef2fb/MAN_DIII_MIH_Host_Ops_Prelims.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=061235004a332019aafbbbd0975ef2fb)


Participating Institutions
For all rounds of competition, the men’s ice hockey committee reserves the right to adjust the number of tickets and location allocated to teams.
The visiting team will be permitted to purchase a minimum of 200 tickets or 15 percent of the official capacity (whichever is greater).

Orr's rink capacity is only 1050, so 15% would only be 158 tickets.

LoudHorns31
03-04-2012, 09:18 PM
I knew you would come up with a link Norm! and these will be available in Plattsburgh if I remember correctly?

NESCACalacka
03-04-2012, 09:19 PM
They have bleacher seating, probably 7-10 rows max, along the side of the ice opposite the benches. No seating area behind either net. Some seating area on the side of either bench. Probably around 1,000 person capacity for the rink

norm1909
03-04-2012, 09:24 PM
I knew you would come up with a link Norm! and these will be available in Plattsburgh if I remember correctly?

Amherst College Men's Ice Hockey Website is here (https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/teams/winter/icehockey-m/) - note they only show a 2010-11 Media Guide (https://www.amherst.edu/media/view/291534/original/Media%2BGuide%2B2010-11.pdf) on that page.

d3follower
03-04-2012, 10:23 PM
I would say that a 500-seat capacity is a more realistic assessment for Orr Arena. It's a very small facility with just a few rows of bleachers on 2 sides. The biggest games this year showed attendance of 450 (Williams) and 500 (Bowdoin). There were 375 at today's NESCAC finals with Middlebury -- you could see a few empty seats but nothing like 625!!! Amherst only sold tickets on-site just before the game for the NESCAC finals -- I suspect that the NCAA requires some advance distribution so that the visiting team gets some of the seats . .

mjmigliaccio
03-05-2012, 07:26 AM
As mentioned above, the school advertises the rink as having a capacity of 1050.

Never been there. Athletic Department isn't open yet.

Amherst has hosted 2 NCAA games in the past (2009) and the games drew 300 and 275.

http://collegehockeystats.net/0809/boxes/mamhbab1.m11

http://collegehockeystats.net/0809/boxes/mamhhob1.m14

wallhd
03-05-2012, 07:56 AM
Amherst isn't all that far away. Maybe 4 hours via I-89 & I-91 thru Vermont. If they haven't been drawing many fans, we Cardinal fans ought to be able to fill the place. Maybe with a good crowd of visiting fans, we can take away some of the "home ice advantage", if in fact there is such a thing.

GO CARDS

Wally
Cornell '67

norm1909
03-05-2012, 08:16 AM
Currently on the Amherst site: Ticket Information: Game time and ticket information will be posted here as soon as possible (https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/teams/winter/icehockey-m/articles/2011-12/0305_ncaa).

Note per the NCAA: (http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/061235004a332019aafbbbd0975ef2fb/MAN_DIII_MIH_Host_Ops_Prelims.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=061235004a332019aafbbbd0975ef2fb)
Section 7•3 COMPETITION TIMES
Face-off for preliminary-round competition shall be determined by the host institution. However, the committee reserves
the right to set game times, if necessary. The committee recommends a 7 p.m. (local time) start time for first-round and
quarterfinal games.

norm1909
03-05-2012, 09:05 AM
You will be able to Watch live here (https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/jeffcast/jeffcast1) on the free Jeffcast and/or listen to Ducky here (http://player.warpradio.com/embed.asp?id=6939&gatewayID=95&f=asx).

Russell Jaslow
03-05-2012, 09:26 AM
You will be able to Watch live here (https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/jeffcast/jeffcast1) on the free Jeffcast.

Does anyone have any experience with how well that has worked in the past? While I'm in Oswego, I'd like to be able to watch this game.

d3follower
03-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Does anyone have any experience with how well that has worked in the past? While I'm in Oswego, I'd like to be able to watch this game.

Amherst did some kind of a technical upgrade this year so the signal is pretty good and pretty reliable . .

PSUChamps2001
03-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Does anyone have any experience with how well that has worked in the past? While I'm in Oswego, I'd like to be able to watch this game.

Ive watched a few games this year with no issue. Pretty smooth sailing. The commentary is well ..interesting but tolerable. No idea why but it drives me nuts when he has to say JONATHAN LaRose all the time instead of just LaRose. Dont normally hear first names called unless they have the same last name. Nit picking I know. But overall not to bad. Far from WTOP....but better then other...and heck its free. If it was in Plattsburgh you wouldnt have video at all.

norm1909
03-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Ive watched a few games this year with no issue. Pretty smooth sailing. The commentary is well ..interesting but tolerable. No idea why but it drives me nuts when he has to say JONATHAN LaRose all the time instead of just LaRose. Dont normally hear first names called unless they have the same last name. Nit picking I know. But overall not to bad. Far from WTOP....but better then other...and heck its free. If it was in Plattsburgh you wouldnt have video at all.

Oh, stop being a baby ;)

Russell Jaslow
03-05-2012, 10:16 AM
Ive watched a few games this year with no issue. Pretty smooth sailing. The commentary is well ..interesting but tolerable. No idea why but it drives me nuts when he has to say JONATHAN LaRose all the time instead of just LaRose. Dont normally hear first names called unless they have the same last name. Nit picking I know. But overall not to bad. Far from WTOP....but better then other...and heck its free. If it was in Plattsburgh you wouldnt have video at all.

I'll just be watching. I won't be listening. So I won't have to worry about JONATHAN. :)

llama
03-05-2012, 10:30 AM
I've been to a few games there (including the NCAA quarterfinal game they hosted a few years back). Not a very big rink and they don't seem to draw a big crowd. Would not surprise me at all if PSU's fans take that place over...



Amherst isn't all that far away. Maybe 4 hours via I-89 & I-91 thru Vermont. If they haven't been drawing many fans, we Cardinal fans ought to be able to fill the place. Maybe with a good crowd of visiting fans, we can take away some of the "home ice advantage", if in fact there is such a thing.

GO CARDS

Wally
Cornell '67

CardsFan91
03-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Amherst is only averaging 287 people per home game, so I don’t think Plattsburgh State fans are in jeopardy of being shut out.

Edit: It wouldn't surprise me if Orr Arena had 287 fans wearing red on Saturday night.

mjmigliaccio
03-05-2012, 02:24 PM
From the Amherst website:

AMHERST, Mass. – Fresh off its second NESCAC title, the Amherst College men’s hockey team has earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Division III Championship. The Lord Jeffs will host Plattsburgh State University on Saturday, Mar. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

Ticket Information: Tickets for Saturday's NCAA Championship game will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, senior citizens and children over the age of 2. Amherst students with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will go on sale when doors to Orr Rink open at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

7:30 pm start, apparently no advanced sales.

d3follower
03-05-2012, 02:30 PM
From the Amherst website:

AMHERST, Mass. – Fresh off its second NESCAC title, the Amherst College men’s hockey team has earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Division III Championship. The Lord Jeffs will host Plattsburgh State University on Saturday, Mar. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

Ticket Information: Tickets for Saturday's NCAA Championship game will be $5 for adults and $3 for students, senior citizens and children over the age of 2. Amherst students with a valid ID will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will go on sale when doors to Orr Rink open at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

7:30 pm start, apparently no advanced sales.

I'm not surprised that Amherst is doing it that way (that's the way they handled the NESCAC playoffs) but am surprised that the NCAA doesn't require that an allotment of tickets be provided to the visiting school for advance sales . .

LoudHorns31
03-05-2012, 02:34 PM
a 7:30 starts also seems a bit strange....