FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY: 2012 FROZEN FOUR
God, that was fun...
"... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling
Yes, this team will most likely always be a low-end and possibly even a middle of the road team with little chance of great success but who cares?! That's obviously not the point. As long as the school wants to support the program, it gives opportunities for female players to play at the D1 level just like RIT, Lindenwood, Penn State, Union, Brown, RPI, Dartmouth, Yale, UConn, Vermont, Merrimack, St. Cloud, Mankato, and others. As long as all these middle and low-end programs have financial support then they provide D1 women's hockey opportunities, unlike UND, Niagara, and Wayne State who pulled the plug on their programs. So welcome LIU-Brooklyn to D1 women's hockey!!!! I hope you support your program for years and years to come!!
Last edited by shelfit; 06-13-2018 at 02:32 AM.
And who knows? There are probably plenty of high schoolers who would love the opportunity to go to school in NYC and continue playing their sport. These non-revenue sports tend to have more of the smaller schools that punch above their weight. I mean, JMU just won the WLAX title (). Also if Clarkson were just starting a women's hockey program, we'd probably be saying the same things about them right now -- what is there to suggest that a little school like Clarkson would have any success?
Everyone had to build their own legacy at some point. And the main point here is that our sport is expanding, not contracting, in a time where things looked pretty grim for a bit after UND folded. It's exciting and good. Full stop.
Some of us laughed at the notion of a NWHL. Incongruity, thy name is womenís hockey.
2007-2008 ECAC East/NESCAC Interlock Pick 'em winner
2007-2008 Last Person Standing Winner,
2013-2014 Last Person Standing Winner (tie)
2016-2017 Last Person Standing Winner
Think that this could have ANY impact on the women D1 hockey landscape in the next few years?
I know that travel costs could be prohibitive but do not know what % of a women's hockey programs costs are travel alone...
NCAA Hockey Financials workbook with the numbers for 2016-17, but of the 14 public schools that had DI hockey between 2009-10 and 2015-16 the highest average was 16.1% for Ohio State and the lowest was 5.4% for New Hampshire. The highest single season percentage was 19.3% for Ohio State in 2009-10 and the lowest was 2.0% for Penn State in 2012-13. The overall averaged travel expenses for all 14 schools for 2009-10 through 2015-16 was 10.3% of the overall averaged total expenses.
In response to shelfit. On low end... Colgate had five wins three seasons ago and played for the title. Uconn won the Hockey East. The status quo is now non-existent in girls' hockey.
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