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    UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    My first "Post New Thread". How exciting!

    Feeling cautiously optimistic about the remainder of the season. The next three tilts are winnable although it is tough to sweep any team (ME) four straight. With few exceptions the remainder of the season will be challenging, character building and telling.

    NCAA Regional tix in hand!
    I will not be out cheered in my own building.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    My first "Post New Thread". How exciting!

    Feeling cautiously optimistic about the remainder of the season. The next three tilts are winnable although it is tough to sweep any team (ME) four straight. With few exceptions the remainder of the season will be challenging, character building and telling.

    NCAA Regional tix in hand!
    Love, love your optimism here Sir! I too share a sense of hopefulness and while it's certainly not 'giddy optimism' and it's the Christmas season isn't that what we're supposed to be thinking? Anyway not hanging a banner but I believe the 'Cats will surprise here and there and I sure wouldn't be looking past 'em. You are right the next few games will indeed be telling. Thanks for being the thread master this season, btw...
    Let's Go SouzaCats!

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Love, love your optimism here Sir! I too share a sense of hopefulness and while it's certainly not 'giddy optimism' and it's the Christmas season isn't that what we're supposed to be thinking? Anyway not hanging a banner but I believe the 'Cats will surprise here and there and I sure wouldn't be looking past 'em. You are right the next few games will indeed be telling. Thanks for being the thread master this season, btw...
    Nothing to do with optimism. Can't pass up 4 quality teams playing < 7 miles from my house. 'cats being there would be a huge bonus.
    I will not be out cheered in my own building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    Nothing to do with optimism. Can't pass up 4 quality teams playing < 7 miles from my house. 'cats being there would be a huge bonus.
    Oops sorry! Well I'll go too no matter what sorry if I was getting abit (or way) ahead of myself but yea it would be nice if the 'Cats were playing! Stranger things have happened 😉

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Just thought that I would drag this post over here from the old thread to prep for tomorrow night's game in Hanover.

    Some stats for upcoming UNH at Dartmouth game:

    Stat: UNH; Dartmouth
    Record: 8-6-2; 3-5-2
    PWR: 33rd; 27th
    SOS: 46th; 8th (yowser, big diff there!)
    Goals: 57; 21
    Goals Against: 45; 30
    Team O: 3.56 gpg, 11th; 2.10; 57th (now there is Big Green's problem #1)
    Team D: 2.80 gapg, tied 25th; 3.00, tied 31st
    PenMin: 88/176, 11.00 mpg, 55th (SMT's!); 69/190, 17.27, 9th (BG's problem #2)
    PP: 23/102, 22.55 %, 10th; 4/70, 5.71, 60th (BG's problem #3)
    PK: 62/74, 83.8 %, tied 29th; 46/59, 78.0, 51st (BG's problem #4)
    SHG: 2; 0
    Ty Rone: 8-4-2, 0.921 SV%, 14th, 2.2761 GAA, 18th
    Buffalo (not NY): 3-5-2, 0.898 SV%, 2.9493 GAA, 44th
    TyK: 12+18=30, 2nd, 1.86 ppg
    Grasso: 11+9=20, 1.25, tied 16th, 1.25 ppg
    Cleland: 1+18=19, tied 19th, 1.19 ppg

    Huge difference for special teams.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Oops sorry! Well I'll go too no matter what sorry if I was getting abit (or way) ahead of myself but yea it would be nice if the 'Cats were playing! Stranger things have happened 😉
    No worries. Didn't want those with less rah-rah than us thinking I'd lost it.
    I will not be out cheered in my own building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    No worries. Didn't want those with less rah-rah than us thinking I'd lost it.
    Too late for me (in the lost it dept) ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Just thought that I would drag this post over here from the old thread to prep for tomorrow night's game in Hanover.

    Some stats for upcoming UNH at Dartmouth game:

    Stat: UNH; Dartmouth
    Record: 8-6-2; 3-5-2
    PWR: 33rd; 27th
    SOS: 46th; 8th (yowser, big diff there!)
    Goals: 57; 21
    Goals Against: 45; 30
    Team O: 3.56 gpg, 11th; 2.10; 57th (now there is Big Green's problem #1)
    Team D: 2.80 gapg, tied 25th; 3.00, tied 31st
    PenMin: 88/176, 11.00 mpg, 55th (SMT's!); 69/190, 17.27, 9th (BG's problem #2)
    PP: 23/102, 22.55 %, 10th; 4/70, 5.71, 60th (BG's problem #3)
    PK: 62/74, 83.8 %, tied 29th; 46/59, 78.0, 51st (BG's problem #4)
    SHG: 2; 0
    Ty Rone: 8-4-2, 0.921 SV%, 14th, 2.2761 GAA, 18th
    Buffalo (not NY): 3-5-2, 0.898 SV%, 2.9493 GAA, 44th
    TyK: 12+18=30, 2nd, 1.86 ppg
    Grasso: 11+9=20, 1.25, tied 16th, 1.25 ppg
    Cleland: 1+18=19, tied 19th, 1.19 ppg

    Huge difference for special teams.
    Ty Rone's numbers starting to look pretty respectable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Too late for me (in the lost it dept) ha!
    You are rah rah? I hadn't noticed!!!

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    You are rah rah? I hadn't noticed!!!
    Kind of hard to tell isn't it? sigh. Unashamedly I'm afraid. But sadly not enough to blow off my husband's Christmas party to go to Dartmouth tonight...harruummphhh
    Let's Go SouzaCats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcatdc View Post
    Ty Rone's numbers starting to look pretty respectable!
    Not bad, but remember that we are 46th in SOS, not to be confused with e.cat's SOG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Not bad, but remember that we are 46th in SOS, not to be confused with e.cat's SOG.
    Did someone say SOG! Haha

    Go Ty Rone beat the BG tonight! Wish I could be there in my old stomping grounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by e.cat View Post
    Did someone say SOG! Haha

    Go Ty Rone beat the BG tonight! Wish I could be there in my old stomping grounds!
    If Ty can pitch a SO tonight, he could join the elite 6 with 3 SO's; only 1 goalkeep has 4.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    If Ty can pitch a SO tonight, he could join the elite 6 with 3 SO's; only 1 goalkeep has 4.
    Wow that's noteworthy! Hey keep us in the loop tonight ok? I'll be checking in...
    Let's Go SouzaCats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    If Ty can pitch a SO tonight, he could join the elite 6 with 3 SO's; only 1 goalkeep has 4.
    Nice!

    Enjoy the UV!

    Here's a trivia question for ya. When did UNH move from Hanover to Ben Thompson's farm in Durham?
    Last edited by e.cat; 12-10-2016 at 05:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post
    Not bad, but remember that we are 46th in SOS, not to be confused with e.cat's SOG.
    Opponents GPG Rank / out of 60:
    Boston College - 5th (3.74)
    St Lawrence - 18th (3.26)
    Clarkson - 23rd (3.11)
    Cornell - 30th (3.00)
    Mercyhurst - 33rd (2.86)
    Maine x 2 - 37th (2.78)
    Bentley - 39th (2.60)
    Merrimack x 2 - 44th (2.44)
    Arizona State - 48th (2.35)
    Massachusetts x 2 - 49th (2.33)
    Colorado College - 51st (2.27)
    Sacred Heart - 53rd (2.24)
    Rensselaer - 54th (2.16)
    Dartmouth - 56th (2.10)

    I'm enjoying the recent wins and TK's scoring race as much as anyone, but the fact of the matter is that 8-6-2 would have been considered a disappointment prior to the season. Say what you will about this program, but they have the talent to be sitting here at 12-4-0. Hopefully the team can carry some late first half confidence into the second half of the year (and 5-1-1 in conference play is great regardless of who they've played) - but I for one won't get carried away based on two wins over a hapless Maine team and a pre-thanksgiving win over an RPI team that may very well be the worst team in the country...

    They get Dartmouth tonight, as well as another shot at Maine, a key game with UML and a trip to Brown (59th - 1.82) before hitting the meat of the schedule. Anything less than 11-7-2 heading into Northeastern will be unfortunate.

    If they can get to 11 wins or more by that point, in dominating fashion, then I may allow myself to start getting excited about what they can do in the second half against a lackluster NU team, far from perfect ND and PC clubs, an identical UConn group, a UVM team they have historically outclassed and a BU team struggling to find chemistry...

    In the meantime, a Commesso commitment and a recent trend of beating the teams they're supposed to beat is a happy/hopeful distant light at the end of the tunnel...
    Last edited by Dan; 12-10-2016 at 05:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Wow that's noteworthy! Hey keep us in the loop tonight ok? I'll be checking in...
    Will need to drag over posts on rink construction and comparison from old thread, as there are lots of differences between Thompson Arena and Lake Whitt.

    UNH down 1-0 after one, but leads 9-8 in SOG. Both teams had one successful PK in first. Big Green jerseys have thick dark stripes (supposedly throwbacks), so hard for me to distinguish from UNH dark blues; glad that I am not trying to tell the difference on the ice, or maybe my eyes are just getting bad?

    Oops, BG up 2-0 only 16 seconds into second.

    Eiserman all alone in front and shoots low into Buffalo's pads; talk about a player who has regressed.
    Last edited by Snively65; 12-10-2016 at 07:57 PM.

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    Ugh 'Come on 'Cats!!! 🙀

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyRef View Post
    Ugh 'Come on 'Cats!!! 🙀
    3-0...

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    Re: UNH Wildcats 2016-17 Vol II -- We Do Have a Hockey Season Here!?!

    And, Cats face 1:35 of 5-3 PK to begin third. Both teams have hit the pipes twice. Cats just not good in OOC games.

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