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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post
    Ticket applications due back "no later than August 16..." So if you received them today, you've been granted 8 business days by the regime.... good thing I wasn't on vacation....all a part of the RPI fan " experience"...HA
    I guess I'm surprised they didn't forgo the postage to save money and just hand them out at the home opener...
    Gotta love the short turnaround they always state... Mine came in the mail yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawthr View Post
    I was at the golf outing, and can confirm both Jakub and Owen were there. Had the pleasure of sitting at dinner with both Jakub and Ottoville (who were also paired up on the course). Have to say, love Ottoville's dry humor. They were excited to have a Swede joining them this year, though OL remarked it's not as good as a Fin. Also, apparently Jakub is sharing a locker this year due to the large roster size (and that he wouldn't complain since he's too nice, per OL).

    Attendance was bigger than last year, though that isn't saying much since it was sparse then. I counted 27 foursomes, certainly down from the 40+ during the Appert hey-day; that being said the speed on the course was much better than in years past. Notably absent from the event/dinner were two people who have featured prominently in the past - Dino Macaluso (who has emceed in the past / ran the auction) and Father Ed. Not sure what to read that as. Peter Pedone was at the dinner, which was a welcome surprise since I have sorely missed his involvement with the Alumni House since he left (he was happy to not be running the event for once, and instead enjoying it).

    A few changes to the overall formatting. After last year's embarrassing auction of the 'big ticket' items (Night on the bench, golf outing with the coach, etc), these were moved to a silent auction where you'd place your bid on the corresponding sheet. They also created a 'pass' where $30 got you entry into the coach's challenge, putting competition, and the penalty shot (hit the golf ball into a hockey net 180 yards out and you'd get a hole in 1 on the par 5).

    Overall, both Coach Smith & AD McElroy talked up the positive momentum the program has and how they are looking to make big steps. It was admitted the program is still a work in progress, and they are working to translate the strong team cohesion into on-ice results. Coach also joked that he knows the fans 'are with us, win or tie." Also mentioned was $200k in facelifts/updates to the HFH - Coach seemed to indicate most was around the locker room, however McElroy said to look for the changes to the HFH when you get there to see a game?
    Thanks for the report.

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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Today is 15 August 2019. There are 51 days until RPI's next game and still no rosters.


    This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.
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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    After the picture of most of the team at the golf tourney and the following I am going to have to learn what the players look like. I can't identify most of them.



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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by hawthr View Post
    I was at the golf outing, and can confirm both Jakub and Owen were there. Had the pleasure of sitting at dinner with both Jakub and Ottoville (who were also paired up on the course). Have to say, love Ottoville's dry humor. They were excited to have a Swede joining them this year, though OL remarked it's not as good as a Fin. Also, apparently Jakub is sharing a locker this year due to the large roster size (and that he wouldn't complain since he's too nice, per OL).

    Attendance was bigger than last year, though that isn't saying much since it was sparse then. I counted 27 foursomes, certainly down from the 40+ during the Appert hey-day; that being said the speed on the course was much better than in years past. Notably absent from the event/dinner were two people who have featured prominently in the past - Dino Macaluso (who has emceed in the past / ran the auction) and Father Ed. Not sure what to read that as. Peter Pedone was at the dinner, which was a welcome surprise since I have sorely missed his involvement with the Alumni House since he left (he was happy to not be running the event for once, and instead enjoying it).

    A few changes to the overall formatting. After last year's embarrassing auction of the 'big ticket' items (Night on the bench, golf outing with the coach, etc), these were moved to a silent auction where you'd place your bid on the corresponding sheet. They also created a 'pass' where $30 got you entry into the coach's challenge, putting competition, and the penalty shot (hit the golf ball into a hockey net 180 yards out and you'd get a hole in 1 on the par 5).

    Overall, both Coach Smith & AD McElroy talked up the positive momentum the program has and how they are looking to make big steps. It was admitted the program is still a work in progress, and they are working to translate the strong team cohesion into on-ice results. Coach also joked that he knows the fans 'are with us, win or tie." Also mentioned was $200k in facelifts/updates to the HFH - Coach seemed to indicate most was around the locker room, however McElroy said to look for the changes to the HFH when you get there to see a game?
    Grumblings from my dinner table seemed to think maybe Macaluso was butthurt that the Oates memorabilia from his personal collection was auctioned off for peanuts last year. Father Ed's absence was noted at our table as well, both for the absence of the dinner blessing, and his knack for cleaning up on the raffles, though there were a few tables that did quite well in that department.
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    Congrats to Ryan Mahshie!


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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Today is 16 August 2019. There are 50 days until RPI's next game and still no rosters.


    This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDRocket View Post
    Grumblings from my dinner table seemed to think maybe Macaluso was butthurt that the Oates memorabilia from his personal collection was auctioned off for peanuts last year. Father Ed's absence was noted at our table as well, both for the absence of the dinner blessing, and his knack for cleaning up on the raffles, though there were a few tables that did quite well in that department.
    Dino was at the Renss Co chamber outing last Monday...no sign of Padre.

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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Today is 17 August 2019. There are 49 days (7 weeks) until RPI's next game and still no rosters.


    This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Today is 18 August 2019. There are 48 days until RPI's next game and still no rosters.


    This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    The team RPI will play 48 days hence is Brock University, whose main campus is located in St. Catharines, ON.

    Although augenblick.org does not acknowledge that such a game was played, I recollect attending a game between Brock and RPI at the Field House, probably sometime in the 1970’s. As I recall, RPI won handily. Perhaps the game was considered a preseason exhibition rather than an official game.

    History lesson (don't worry, you'll find something interesting about this ) - Brock University, which opened in 1964, was named after Maj. Gen. Sir Isaac Brock of the British Army. Despite being given little to work with, Brock successfully organized a defense of Upper Canada against American incursions during the first year of the War of 1812. Brock is credited with capturing Fort Detroit and with a decisive victory at the Battle of Queenston Heights, though Brock himself was killed during the battle. Brock’s efforts during the War of 1812 earned him renown as the “Hero of Upper Canada.”

    The commander of the American forces at the Battle of Queenston Heights was a relatively inexperienced militia general. He labored under several handicaps, notably the fact that some of the regular army officers under his command, resenting the fact that a militia officer had been elevated to be their superior, simply refused to cooperate with him. Even worse, when the initial attack faltered and the commander tried to send reinforcements, many of the militia troops under his command refused to obey his order to cross the Niagara River to join in the fray and help the Americans on the other side. Their objection was based on the ground that the Constitution only required them to defend the territory within the boundaries of the United States, not to cross the boundary and take action on the other side.

    The American commander, unlike Brock, survived the Battle of Queenston Heights, but when all was said and done, he had to face the fact that he had lost the battle and lost it badly. After the debacle, he wisely concluded that continuing to pursue a military career wouldn’t be a good idea for him. He resigned his commission and went back to civilian life. Twelve years later, he founded an institution of higher learning.

    Who was this American commander? None other than our very own Stephen Van Rensselaer.

    Early suggestion for the title of this season’s first game thread – “After 207 years, Brock faces Rensselaer again.”

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    A very interesting story indeed.
    FWIW, I was at that game as well and I do remember two things about that game. RPI beat Brock 15-0 and the Brock goalie made 32 saves, in the SECOND period. He was so tired that he had to be helped off the ice by his teammates at the end of the period. And no, he did not play the third period.
    As far as what year it took place, all I can remember is that we played Sir Wilfred Laurier either the previous week or the night before. Not really sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waite21 View Post
    Early suggestion for the title of this season’s first game thread – “After 207 years, Brock faces Rensselaer again.”
    Great idea.

    Did you mean a thread on this forum or the one on the Score Updates forum? I, for one, did not intend to start a thread on this forum because there are unlikely to be any Brock fans participating. We could make an exception.
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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Today is 19 August 2019. There are 47 days until RPI's next game and still no rosters.


    This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Great idea.

    Did you mean a thread on this forum or the one on the Score Updates forum? I, for one, did not intend to start a thread on this forum because there are unlikely to be any Brock fans participating. We could make an exception.
    I meant the thread on the Score Updates forum.

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    Today is 20 August 2019. There are 46 days until RPI's next game and still no rosters.


    This is based upon 5 October 2019 for the start of next season.

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    Re: RPI Hockey 2019 - 2020: Nordic Combined

    Quote Originally Posted by Waite21 View Post
    The team RPI will play 48 days hence is Brock University, whose main campus is located in St. Catharines, ON.

    Although augenblick.org does not acknowledge that such a game was played, I recollect attending a game between Brock and RPI at the Field House, probably sometime in the 1970’s. As I recall, RPI won handily. Perhaps the game was considered a preseason exhibition rather than an official game.

    History lesson (don't worry, you'll find something interesting about this ) - Brock University, which opened in 1964, was named after Maj. Gen. Sir Isaac Brock of the British Army. Despite being given little to work with, Brock successfully organized a defense of Upper Canada against American incursions during the first year of the War of 1812. Brock is credited with capturing Fort Detroit and with a decisive victory at the Battle of Queenston Heights, though Brock himself was killed during the battle. Brock’s efforts during the War of 1812 earned him renown as the “Hero of Upper Canada.”

    The commander of the American forces at the Battle of Queenston Heights was a relatively inexperienced militia general. He labored under several handicaps, notably the fact that some of the regular army officers under his command, resenting the fact that a militia officer had been elevated to be their superior, simply refused to cooperate with him. Even worse, when the initial attack faltered and the commander tried to send reinforcements, many of the militia troops under his command refused to obey his order to cross the Niagara River to join in the fray and help the Americans on the other side. Their objection was based on the ground that the Constitution only required them to defend the territory within the boundaries of the United States, not to cross the boundary and take action on the other side.

    The American commander, unlike Brock, survived the Battle of Queenston Heights, but when all was said and done, he had to face the fact that he had lost the battle and lost it badly. After the debacle, he wisely concluded that continuing to pursue a military career wouldn’t be a good idea for him. He resigned his commission and went back to civilian life. Twelve years later, he founded an institution of higher learning.

    Who was this American commander? None other than our very own Stephen Van Rensselaer.

    Early suggestion for the title of this season’s first game thread – “After 207 years, Brock faces Rensselaer again.”
    This is one of the things i have missed by not posting lately. Fascinating history lesson and greatly appreciated. BTW RPI Fan For Life is indeed correct about our facing Brock in the past. It had to be before 1975 as I know that Jenny was not with me for that game. It was an exhibition but I cannot recall if it was preseason or during the regular season.
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