Probably a good 150 Mule Faithful at the rink currently
(Or Romney, or even Plattsburgh, as far as the East goes... It's been a long time since The Miracle on Ice, and the shine is off the trophy for anyone under 40 or so. LP is just a tough trip for almost everyone.)
Last edited by Fishman'81; 03-23-2018 at 06:04 PM.
1762 is full day attendance...
We are not attending, but it is obvious from the stream that there is a very low turnout.
We have talked about this and an idea we have had is change the format by including the Womenís Championship.
Start Thursday with the menís semiís and Friday with the Womenís semiís.. With the Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Please if you donít like this so be it, but it might help the situation.
I have been told that no one is submitting a bid for next years venue.
Not sure on the truth of no one submitting a bid or not. I do know that the menís coaches did vote and were in favor of returning to campus sites for at least a one in every 3 or 4 year cycle. Next year will be campus as will 2021.
I will say that when we played at the Ronnie B in 87 for the championship in front of a HUGE sold out crowd it was AWESOME,no matter the outcome it made the experience much better than I would imagine playing IFO seats.
Well, I will be in Section 7 tonight. My son and I will be sporting Patrice Begeron jerseys. I want to see a good, competitive hockey game, but I think I'd enjoy watching Salve Regina win their first national championship of any kind.
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I kinda feel bad to see all of this poor attendance talk for Lake Placid for the NCAA Division III tournament championship weekend. Almost bad enough to want to drive down (with no affiliation or even the slightest bit of clue about either team) and watch the championship game tonight just to put a couple more bodies in the seats. I am in Plattsburgh and only about 45-50 minutes away. So, there could be worse decisions I suppose.
Last weekend the ECAC tournament had its largest turnout since the tournament moved back to Lake Placid 4 years ago. There was around 5,500 for the semifinals and around 6,000 for the championship game. Granted that Clarkson, a local team that always travels well was there this year, but in years past even when a local didn't make it they would still get between 4,000-5,000 regularly.
Yes I get that Lake Placid is "off the beaten path" so to speak, but I feel like people greatly exaggerate it. I mean, people make it seems like you have to drive through a beat up bumpy old one lane cow-path dirt road just to get in there. That is fair from the case even if there is not a major four lane highway connecting in to Lake Placid. It's not that difficult of a drive, especially if you know where you are going. There are stretches in the winter that can be bad, but to be fair, it's bad just about everywhere in the winter around here. I get it though, I do have the luxury of being from around here and understanding the area better, but I guess as a local it's still a bummer to see such a low drop in attendance when a non-local team doesn't make it for this tournament. Lake Placid is a fun place to be. It's even better when there are 3 good games to watch in a weekend.
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