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Rob
03-11-2012, 10:02 PM
Who are you facing next?

rockandrock44
03-11-2012, 10:06 PM
(4) Maine plays (3) Boston University in the HE Semi Finals.

ck1969
03-11-2012, 10:07 PM
who are you facing next?
Jackie and company

Priceless
03-11-2012, 10:26 PM
OK. This is what has to happen for Maine to miss the tournament.

Hockey East: Lose to BU on Friday after BC loses to Providence. Providence to beat BU.
AND
ECAC: Colgate or Harvard to win the autobid.
AND
WCHA: Wisconsin beats Denver tonight, NoDak on Thursday, the Gophers on Friday and win Saturday.
OR
The winner of Tech-SCSU upsets their opponents on both Friday and Saturday.

Oh, and Bowling Green also has to defeat Michigan on Friday and then win the CCHA Tournament on Saturday.

That would be a hell of a parlay.

I can see one or maybe two of those happening. Wisconsin is on a roll and who knows what will happen in the ECAC, but it's hard to see Providence beating BC and nearly impossible to see Bowling Green winning a pair at the Joe.

BoSox3066
03-11-2012, 10:32 PM
Been a long time coming. Congrats to the boys for putting this together. Congrats to Sully :D

KnowItAll
03-11-2012, 10:46 PM
I'll give the coaches credit. And since [blank] rolls uphill, you can read that as giving credit to Whitehead. :)

obviously Whitehead deserves a lot of credit.
I wish that I could have seen the game, but some emergencies are more important than even a Maine hockey game.

Good to see Spencer getting points on both goals.
and while I have not look at all of the messages in this thread, I have not seen where Sweeper has applauded my Brice, for the game winner in this GAME AND IN THE GAME THAT CLINCHED HOME ICE.

I can honestly say that if Tim wins one more game, I will not call for his head any longer.
I will be happy with whatever changes he has made, and as long as those changes remain in place, I will support him AND the team.

(I ain't planning on pigs flying')

KnowItAll
03-11-2012, 10:47 PM
He was being sarcastic. Over the moon right now. I love this year's team and have from day one.

you have!!!
you called it.
the garden is not enough though!
great call... where DID you get your education?

FiveHole12
03-11-2012, 10:50 PM
The TD Garden congratulates Maine on their quarterfinal win and thanks you in advance for filling their building next Friday night. ;) :)

Personally, I'd love to see a BC/Maine final on Saturday. :cool:
(so we can stuff it to you again! LOL)

Sweeper
03-11-2012, 10:54 PM
WCHA: Wisconsin beats Denver tonight, NoDak on Thursday, the Gophers on Friday and win Saturday.



Denver just knocked out Wisco in ot. 1 less option.

Priceless
03-11-2012, 11:01 PM
The TD Garden congratulates Maine on their quarterfinal win and thanks you in advance for filling their building next Friday night. ;) :)

Personally, I'd love to see a BC/Maine final on Saturday. :cool:
So would the Garden :p
Yes, I saw your final note and deleted it

Runsub5
03-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Great win for the Black Bears!! Maine's defense was outstanding as well. Maine's few weaknesses were not being able to score on several odd man rushes in the third period. MC's defense and Canatta had a lot to do with that.. This team has heart, chemistry and tremendous resilience. The season isn't over yet, but the players and coaching staff have achieved two goals. Home ice in the quarter-finals and a trip to the Hockey East semi-finals in Boston. It's really sad that there are posters on this thread who refuse to give Tim any credit. When the team wins, the players deserve all the credit. When the team loses, Tim deserves all the blame. People don't seem to understand or recognize that they can't have it both ways. It's really foolish to have that mindset and totally illogical.

I just saw the goal off Anthoine's skate off the DVR. Mark's skate was going forward when he was trying to stop and the puck went off his skate. It wasn't a deliberate kicking motion but the skate was going toward the net. Can't wait to be at the TD Garden and GO Black Bears!!!!

amherstblackbear
03-11-2012, 11:01 PM
Denver just knocked out Wisco in ot. 1 less option.

And in the process, Denver's win bumps Maine up to 10th, ahead of North Dakota. ND still has the comparison v Maine, but it rests on their RPI advantage. At the moment, that's 0.0007. That one could flip easily if things go right next weekend.

Enough with the pessimism. Now I want to know (from the pwr gurus) what it takes to get Maine in the 2nd band (seeded in top-8). :D

BoSox3066
03-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Honestly, 2 seed, 3 seed I'm happy with whatever puts Maine in a band that sticks them in either Worcester or Bridgeport.

Priceless
03-11-2012, 11:15 PM
And in the process, Denver's win bumps Maine up to 10th, ahead of North Dakota. ND still has the comparison v Maine, but it rests on their RPI advantage. At the moment, that's 0.0007. That one could flip easily if things go right next weekend.

Enough with the pessimism. Now I want to know (from the pwr gurus) what it takes to get Maine in the 2nd band (seeded in top-8). :D

Win Hockey East
OR
Beat BU, SCSU defeats NoDak AND Minnesota

gscott13
03-11-2012, 11:18 PM
Win Hockey East
OR
Beat BU, SCSU defeats NoDak AND Minnesota

got maine all the way up to a number one seed (tie for fourth overall) on the predictor....

Your Picks
Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: Niagara defeats RIT
Semifinal #1: Air Force defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Air Force defeats Niagara
CCHA
Semifinal #2: Western Michigan defeats Miami
Semifinal #1: Michigan defeats Bowling Green
Championship game: Western Michigan defeats Michigan
Consolation game: Miami defeats Bowling Green
ECAC
Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Harvard
Semifinal #1: Colgate defeats Union
Championship game: Colgate defeats Cornell
Consolation game: Union defeats Harvard
Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Maine defeats Boston University
Semifinal #1: Providence defeats Boston College
Championship game: Maine defeats Providence
WCHA
Play-in #2: Denver defeats Michigan Tech
Play-in #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Semifinal #2: Minnesota-Duluth defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats Minnesota
Championship game: Minnesota-Duluth defeats North Dakota

Fishman'81
03-11-2012, 11:22 PM
This. I don't even understand why they need an embellishment penalty. Just call the thing unsportsmanlike conduct and not call the trip/slash/hook whatever.

Exactly.

It's completely asinine to negate a clear infraction of the rules because it's victim appeared to have fallen too hard, cried-out in fake pain, or something equally irrelevant... It's like saying that if you are mugged on the street in front of a cop, you'd better not complain too much, or you'll go to jail along with your assailant. As you say, diving should only be called if a player tries to pull a non-existent penalty out of thin air.

While I'm ranting, I have to say that they have to clear up the puck-off-the-skate call, too. Either say that you can kick the dam thing in with all your might, or disallow any caroms off an offensive player's skate... Make it clear-cut, FCS!

No way the Maine guy displayed a "distinct kicking motion"; he was putting on the brakes... I'm not sure that he even knew the puck was where it was before it hit his blade. I've seen probably 10 goals waved-off this season alone because the refs always seem to look for a kick when none existed. (Just like tonight.)

Hockey is a hard game to call, granted, and it's penalties are the most punitive of any major sport... But what a huge gulf exists between how the game is called in D-1 vs. the NHL. (My point being that there are clearly people on Earth who can usually get it right.)

This past weekend in Orono was a total embarrassment in that regard, though. MC definitely had a 7th man on the ice half the time, just by dint of the refs being so clueless. (Dennehy played them like a nickel flute, wonder if Jackie will do the same?)

maineiac37
03-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Congrats to the boys.....whoda thunk it.....no gus, no house, no jeff d...yet it looks like they played thier way to the ncaa's.....its been way too long.....still not done

P.S...IT HAS BEEN INCREASINGLY MORE EVIDENT AS OF LATE THAT WALRUS HAS PROBABLY NEVER PLAYED THE GAME OF HOCKEY IN "HER" LIFE

Priceless
03-12-2012, 12:18 AM
From the athletic department:


Black Bear Fans Hockey East Championship Tickets are Available!

The University of Maine has advanced to the Hockey East Championship March 16-17 at the TD Garden in Boston by virtue of it's Quarterfinal series win over Merrimack.

The University of Maine ticket allotment will go on sale through the Maine Athletic Ticket Office at Alfond Arena on Monday at 8:30 AM. Tickets on Monday will be available to Black Bear Club members, Season Ticket Holders, and students. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Tuesday. Tickets will be available for pick up on Wednesday from the Ticket Office or at the TD GArden team will call booth.

Fans may also purchas tickets at anytime through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Ticket prices range from $39 to $17

The University of Maine will be offering a fan bus to Boston for $89 for students and $103 for non-students. The cost includes the bus trip and a ticket to each night's games. Contact the marketing office at 581-1086 or email at goblackbears@yahoo.com for hotel information and to reserve your seat on the bus.

GO BLACK BEARS!!!

BU2K
03-12-2012, 12:23 AM
Ayuh. Playing Maine in the Gahden. Truly the way life should be. Hope to see a bunch of you folks at Sullys before the game Friday. On St Pattys, no one allowed in Sullys after 5 withou HE Championsip ticket.

Ma#1ne Hky
03-12-2012, 02:51 AM
Good Analysis!

A game just like Friday in that Maine stayed out of the box and controlled tempo. D did a good job clearing the net front to not allow second chances. Still don't understand how Anthoine's goal is disallowed. Rule is can not be kicked in with a distinct kicking motion. He is driving the net, turns skates to stop as Cannata kicks it and goes off Anthoine and in. Maine showed resilience and played a good third. Hope Parker is not injured as bad as it looked, the kid can play.

Power play will need to get better for BU.

And oh yeah, we're going back to the TOURNAMENT, and by that I mean the NCAA's. Despite how badly Dennehy outcoached Tim tonight! Again as a non-apologist why is it on the coaches when we lose and just the players when Maine wins????

I give everybody credit, and Dan Sullivan's improvement has been key!! Yes lets HOPE the injury to Parker is not serious...he looked to be in pain and was unable to put much weight on his leg/knee area...he's a high energy/hustle player that may not be seen on the score sheet but is a very important player to say the least...hopefully he mends quickly.