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    Has it really been 40 years? Time flies...

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    Tse scored her second and third goals of the season within 91 seconds, an EAG on a delayed penalty, then a PPG, to bring Harvard within one at 15:00 of the third - - - the first Crimson D since Edney to score two in a game. An ENG sealed the deal for Colgate, 4-2. What threatened to become a Raiders blowout after a crisp first period forced Harvard to put a season high 42 shots on goal. (This team can beat Cornell tomorrow if they just put it where they ain’t.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    Tse scored her second and third goals of the season within 91 seconds, an EAG on a delayed penalty, then a PPG, to bring Harvard within one at 15:00 of the third - - - the first Crimson D since Edney to score two in a game. An ENG sealed the deal for Colgate, 4-2. What threatened to become a Raiders blowout after a crisp first period forced Harvard to put a season high 42 shots on goal. (This team can beat Cornell tomorrow if they just put it where they ain’t.)
    Well they didn't. On a weekend that celebrated 40 years of Harvard women's hockey and the 1999 championship team, you just can't submit an effort like that. I don't want to disparage Cornell because they are a good team but Harvard simply isn't competitive with the better teams. In or out of conference. I thought they were starting to turn a corner after the Wisconsin series but now I don't think so. They are too inconsistent. True that is the hallmark of a young team but we've had young teams in the past that have overcome youth to play a lot better than this. And this isn't an Ivy issue because Princeton is proving that you can build a winner with high academic standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    Well they didn't. On a weekend that celebrated 40 years of Harvard women's hockey and the 1999 championship team, you just can't submit an effort like that. I don't want to disparage Cornell because they are a good team but Harvard simply isn't competitive with the better teams. In or out of conference. I thought they were starting to turn a corner after the Wisconsin series but now I don't think so. They are too inconsistent. True that is the hallmark of a young team but we've had young teams in the past that have overcome youth to play a lot better than this. And this isn't an Ivy issue because Princeton is proving that you can build a winner with high academic standards.
    So Cornell doesn’t have high academic standards? Last time I checked Cornell was still a member of the Ivy League and has been a top team for a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoop85 View Post
    So Cornell doesn’t have high academic standards? Last time I checked Cornell was still a member of the Ivy League and has been a top team for a decade.
    Read the last sentence of my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    Read the last sentence of my post.
    Perhaps you would have better said, “Ever since Cornell built a strong program a decade ago, and more recently with Princeton, it’s been proven that the Ivies can produce strong women’s hockey programs despite stringent academic standards.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoop85 View Post
    Perhaps you would have better said, “Ever since Cornell built a strong program a decade ago, and more recently with Princeton, it’s been proven that the Ivies can produce strong women’s hockey programs despite stringent academic standards.”
    Fine.

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    Remember, “water polo is no longer just a California sport.” . . . . Oh, sorry! I must have been listening to the IVY intermission PR. That stuff gets in your head. All about student-athletes, ya know?

    Harvard with two needed conference gimmes this weekend, with more or less a full bench (Tresca still out). KDR not dressed today, but two goals yesterday, Reddington. The other great thing about the Yale game was watching Petrie almost complete a 720 around the opponent’s goal. I think she’s going to be the Crimson’s next Pucci, as far as exciting end-to-end puck carrying goes, regardless of position. In any case, a much-needed tune-up for the opening round of the Beanpot, coming Tuesday to an Allston rink near you!

    What once looked like chopped liver for Northeastern now has the makings of a pretty compelling tournament. Someone will know when three nationally-ranked teams last appeared in the Beanpot. The main event is Harvard/BC (the same BC that’s “always on the rise” according to the wonderful line by the otherwise colorless color guy). The undercard is the NU/BU game. The 2019 Beanpot would merit its own thread if the four Hub teams collectively had more than a dozen fans.

    (I think the Beanpot usually brings out all the bands, but Harvard’s won’t expect as many sieve opportunities as today, so who knows?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    Remember, “water polo is no longer just a California sport.” . . . . Oh, sorry! I must have been listening to the IVY intermission PR. That stuff gets in your head. All about student-athletes, ya know?

    Harvard with two needed conference gimmes this weekend, with more or less a full bench (Tresca still out). KDR not dressed today, but two goals yesterday, Reddington. The other great thing about the Yale game was watching Petrie almost complete a 720 around the opponent’s goal. I think she’s going to be the Crimson’s next Pucci, as far as exciting end-to-end puck carrying goes, regardless of position. In any case, a much-needed tune-up for the opening round of the Beanpot, coming Tuesday to an Allston rink near you!

    What once looked like chopped liver for Northeastern now has the makings of a pretty compelling tournament. Someone will know when three nationally-ranked teams last appeared in the Beanpot. The main event is Harvard/BC (the same BC that’s “always on the rise” according to the wonderful line by the otherwise colorless color guy). The undercard is the NU/BU game. The 2019 Beanpot would merit its own thread if the four Hub teams collectively had more than a dozen fans.

    (I think the Beanpot usually brings out all the bands, but Harvard’s won’t expect as many sieve opportunities as today, so who knows?)
    Why was Delle Rovere out? Just when I thought she would start producing like she is capable of, an injury?

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    Why was Delle Rovere out? Just when I thought she would start producing like she is capable of, an injury?
    Always a mystery, until it isn’t. Rules, regs, loose lips sink ships. Understandable, but mighty frustrating. Her presence would go a long way to help H stay with BC Tuesday. But this game should not be a cakewalk for the Eagles: at home, against last year's champs, channeling some of their Wisco series vibes, Harvard will be pumped. In any case, this Beanpot is loaded, with four crucial games for all concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    What once looked like chopped liver for Northeastern now has the makings of a pretty compelling tournament. Someone will know when three nationally-ranked teams last appeared in the Beanpot.
    In 2015, BC was No. 1, Harvard was No. 4, and BU was No. 6 (and Northeastern had Coyne). The next year, BC was No.1, Northeastern was No. 5, and Harvard was receiving votes. Both the Crimson and the Terriers had been ranked earlier in the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    In 2015, BC was No. 1, Harvard was No. 4, and BU was No. 6 (and Northeastern had Coyne). The next year, BC was No.1, Northeastern was No. 5, and Harvard was receiving votes. Both the Crimson and the Terriers had been ranked earlier in the year.
    So not so rare a phenomenon. Thank you "someone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddington View Post
    Why was Delle Rovere out? Just when I thought she would start producing like she is capable of, an injury?
    I was told that her grandfather passed away and she went home for the funeral.

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    I was told that her grandfather passed away and she went home for the funeral.
    We all too often forget that these athletes have lives outside of and beyond school.

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    The handwriting that was on the wall at 19:18 of the first period was erased at 8:10 of the second, and then just kept getting edited. One, two, three, fourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr -one. I’ll leave it to T3 to tell us what version of BC showed up (were you there?) but the Harvard they played was not # 23, 24 or 25 in the nation. It was a healthy, rejuvenated team, undeterred by the prospect of high-flying Eagles, and skating with relentless determination. It wasn’t “grit,” because you never felt that they felt down. It was not all pretty, plenty of gaffs for a team that could finish to pounce on, but Reed was very pretty, the D increasingly confident, and the forwards not afraid to make plays when there didn’t appear to be any to be made. And when you do that, you SCORE! The Crimson were doing the flying tonight.

    (A number of freshmen parents from far and wide were at Bright to experience their first Beanpot. Very gratifying.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    The handwriting that was on the wall at 19:18 of the first period was erased at 8:10 of the second, and then just kept getting edited. One, two, three, fourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr -one. I’ll leave it to T3 to tell us what version of BC showed up (were you there?) but the Harvard they played was not # 23, 24 or 25 in the nation. It was a healthy, rejuvenated team, undeterred by the prospect of high-flying Eagles, and skating with relentless determination. It wasn’t “grit,” because you never felt that they felt down. It was not all pretty, plenty of gaffs for a team that could finish to pounce on, but Reed was very pretty, the D increasingly confident, and the forwards not afraid to make plays when there didn’t appear to be any to be made. And when you do that, you SCORE! The Crimson were doing the flying tonight.

    (A number of freshmen parents from far and wide were at Bright to experience their first Beanpot. Very gratifying.)
    Reed was outstanding and she needed every save because Harvard was badly outplayed in this game. You can't tell me the Crimson can skate with BC because they can't. Laing's goal was the result of the BC goalie basically not covering her angles - really poor coverage. Petrie's goal, while a beauty of a wrister, was the result of a defensive breakdown as was Jovanovich's second goal. Harvard was outshot almost 3-1. It's nice to look at this win with Crimson colored glasses but the reality is that Harvard doesn't have the talent to skate or play with Top Ten teams on a consistent basis. If they did, their record against said teams would not have been 0-6-2 going into last night's game.

    Speaking of BC, their coach after the game made some pointed remarks about how teams should be 'scared' to play BC. Huh? If you told any athlete worth their salt that they should be scared to play another opponent, they would either laugh in your face or put you through the boards. It's an insult to any D-1, D-2, or D-3 athlete to suggest they should be scared of the competition. What utter nonsense and completely inappropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skate79 View Post
    It's nice to look at this win with Crimson colored glasses but the reality is that Harvard doesn't have the talent to skate or play with Top Ten teams on a consistent basis. If they did, their record against said teams would not have been 0-6-2 going into last night's game.
    I don't know where this stat comes from. Yes, Harvard has a tie with Princeton, a top-10 team. The other two ties were with UNH, who hasn't been ranked this year, and SLU, who was long since done being ranked by late January when Harvard played the Saints. The announcers last night kept mentioning the two ties with Wisconsin. Those games were tied heading into OT, but not after OT. So I don't know what the 0-6-2 should really be, but there's only one tie.
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    You can't tell me the Crimson can skate with BC
    If by “skate with BC” you mean have as talented a roster, then no, they can’t, and no one’s claiming otherwise. If by “skate with BC” you mean can beat them playing a game of ice hockey, then yes, they can, and everyone knows that.

    Sheesh! Were you not excited in the least to see that win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    If by “skate with BC” you mean have as talented a roster, then no, they can’t, and no one’s claiming otherwise. If by “skate with BC” you mean can beat them playing a game of ice hockey, then yes, they can, and everyone knows that.

    Sheesh! Were you not excited in the least to see that win?
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