I think we "naysayers" get the point and there is some merit to your statements. But my frustration and disappointment stems from exactly what TchrBill states above: my alma mater is a great school, produces great kids, has a much better scorecard on "campus bull****" that goes on at other like colleges, has great facilities, et al. And I have expressed my concerns in other, very discrete ways...I love college hockey and I love Colgate...let's get this program going in an upward trajectory...
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Mitch Benson in goal. Ken Citron not dressed. Miami 14, Colgate 10, Shots On Goal. Miami 1, Colgate 0, after one. Colgate played well in the first half of the period, Miami played better in the second half. We wasted our first power play. Second PP split between first and second periods. Good up-n-back hockey.
Miami 22, Colgate 17, SOG after two periods. 3-1 Miami after two. Mitch screened on their second goal, then we traded PPG goals. We need to stay out of the penalty box, as we took some poor late-period penalties. Still a good up-n-back game.
Miami 32, Colgate 29, SOG. Miami 4, Colgate 1, final score. Their goalie deserved the win; he played well. It was a good college hockey game.
one goal...6 goals in four games...
Was the game closer than the score? How did the team look compared to last Saturday?
Yes, the game was much closer than the score indicated.
And I thought, overall, the team looked much better than last week.
We came out strong, but we just needed to keep that momentum going. I am sure goalie Benson wishes he could have at least one do-over, but, overall, I thought he played well. Our defense just needs to clear guys out from in front of him. And we need to stop taking poor penalties (goalie interference). While we didn’t visibly get rattled, I wish we could score first. I think the little bit of confidence that that could afford us would benefit our younger (more inexperienced) players. After RIT, I have reset my personal expectations, and last night is likely how our season is going to go, I think. We played well, but they played better. I am the one yelling ‘good job’ and ‘good effort,’ as I know that we aren’t going to score on every shift. But, I expect us to put in a solid effort on every shift. I usually also post SOG before the score, because I think that is going to be a very important indicator for our team this season. We don’t appear to have any snipers, so the more shots, the better, in the long run. If we can lead SOG, or come close (like last night), we’ll be in the running for most games. I look forward to tonight’s game.
Iowa, thank you for your concise and thoughtful recap of the game. Hope the boys will come away with a split. Go 'Gate!!
CU13, thanks. My posts aren’t going to be detailed play-by-play analysis like I see on other threads (and which I enjoy reading). I am, first and foremost, a college hockey fanatic. I want to see an entertaining game. I didn’t go to Colgate (but two brothers did). I won’t be commenting on the coaching staff nor the recruiting plan; there are others on here more knowledgeable about the whole program than I am. I just want to see competitive hockey and if Colgate wins, all the better. Right now, it appears (to me) that we have an average offense (to GreenCoat’s point), an average defense and three freshmen goalies. Unless individuals really step up and lead, there will likely be a lot of ‘close, but no cigar’ games in our future. I still maintain that we will have to be ‘very lucky’ to win later this afternoon (earlier start than normal). On a separate subject, Bowling Green’s 8-2 thumping of Ohio State in Columbus was all the buzz in the crowd last night. Should be an interesting rematch at BGSU tonight. And we have 2018 Frozen Four participant Ohio State coming up at home on November 9-10.
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How about RPI's upset of Union. Tonight's game is at Union so maybe payback? Thanks for the report Iowa. I'll try to get my SOG figures right. :-))
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Colskate65, I totally agree that the RPI upset was HUGE. I had a bad experience at Union last year, so it never hurts my feelings to see them go down. Plus, I really like RPI’s coach Smith (met him during Fairbanks tournament a couple of years ago).
FlagDUDE08, while walking out of the Union arena last year (game against ‘Gate), I was elbowed by an ‘old man’ while I was walking with my cane. He muttered something about not liking my loud clapping. Now I am age 59, so I am no spring chicken, but he was likely in his 70’s. Kinda sad, actually. I have been to Cheel several times and love it, but maybe ‘cause one of my best Frozen Four friends is a season ticket holder there. I love the pre-game buffet, too. I also went to RPI’s HFH last year... and loved it. I found it to be a great experience. I am not a fan of Lynah at all (no hand-railings, the whole newspaper thingee, etc.). And SLU’s Appleton is like playing hockey in an Adirondack cabin... love it. I had a good experience at Dartmouth; of course, I love the Hanover area.
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Do you ever go to any of the USHL arenas to get a preview of the recruits? Lincoln has a really vibrant arena. Youngstown was just empty and trying to hype like no tomorrow; although it's the closest to me in distance, it made me not want to go there again (not to mention I don't think FlagDUDETTE would be OK with that trip).
FlagDUDE08, I have made some of those arenas. I spent 28 years in Iowa, so I was a UNO season ticket holder and saw many games in Des Moines, Mason City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Omaha, Lincoln, Green Bay, etc.
Last year, after Lake Placid, we went to Ottawa to see a game against North Bay, and it was fun. So, last month, I saw QMJHL play in Springhill (Nova Scotia), Shawinigan and Quebec City. Also caught an NHL game in Montreal.
Lastly, Poutine rocks.
Last edited by iowabasedtraveler; 10-27-2018 at 01:47 PM.
Andrew Farrier in goal this afternoon for Colgate.
Miami 12, Colgate 7, Shots On Goal.
Miami 1, Colgate 0, score after one period.
Our first penalty was for Embellishment. We really need to play smarter. But it’s not over...
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