I did notice the loss by UMB, but I figured they their PWR would give them a lock for a bid. Maybe I don't understand this new system for selecting the teams.
BTW, the Curry feed cut out with six minutes left in the game! Man, that was a long six minutes!
Think about the CCC schedule mix. The top clubs played each other more times than the "weaker" teams.
This results in a circular firing squad, which hurts the PWR. It's now math, not opinions (Rankings) that decide who gets in.
Unfortunately, I will be tied up with HS hockey here in Maine on Saturday. Hopefully I can pull in the stream on my phone.
Last year they moved to URI because the Abbey didn't have ice anymore. Abbey breaks down the Ice the first week of March once the School and Newport Youth Hockey's seasons are done.
I am really sorry I had to miss Saturday's game, I tried to catch it on the stream, but my wifi coverage wasn't strong enough. I did catch the first 4 goals of the game (1 by Salve and 3 for UNE). From what I could tell on my little phone screen, Salve looked flat. Also, not sure what happened on the butt end penalty. I really hope it was a legit call. Losing that kid had to be huge for Salve. He is a spark plug of player. The kind of player you hate on the other team, but would love to have on your team!
I'm going to say this here, even if it is fodder for another category. I have to wonder what the losing of J&W and Suffolk meant to the CCC, and did it help the NEHC? CCC teams had to add 3 games (UNE added Endicott, Salve and Nichols) to their conference schedule that were very good teams. That had to have an impact on the PWR, didn't it? And, is it a coincidence that last year the CCC had 3 teams receive bids to the NCAAs and this year the NEHC will, possibly, receive 3 bids?
Tonight's game will be an interesting one because both teams seem to some scoring punch. Trinity had to work overtime to get to this game. I watched the OT in that NESCAC Final and that puck left Corriveau's stick with .3 second left on the clock. Talk about a clutch play! You could see Amherst lose some steam with about 20 secs left. They were about a half stride late to each loose puck. I think that speaks to Trinity's will.
UNE came out early an put Salve behind the 8-ball in the first period. I think the score was 5-1 UNE when Eruzione was called for the questionable butt end (What I infer from others on this thread, I didn't see it!), so I don't know how much of an effect it had on the game.
Their common opponents (Bowdoin, Colby and St A's) don't give a lot of information. Nice to see a Maine boy (Greason) do well in hockey! Best of luck to all in the NCAAs, these games today should all be good.
Anyone thinking there'll be a few surprises today?
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