Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 26

Thread: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    8,492

    Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Big weekend for the the sister schools as they play each other at Amherst on Friday night and then at Lowell Saturday. UML and UMass are currently tied for the last home-ice spot in HE, but Lowell has played one less game than UMass. They are both 2 points behind BC (who has also played one more than UMass).

    I think the win for UMass yesterday at NU was huge for the team and their fans.

    Thoughts?
    Monty

    2011-2012 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2012-2013 Hockey East Regular Season Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions, and Frozen Four Participants
    2013-2014 Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants
    2015-2016 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2016-2017 Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    558

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Which UMass team shows up? The one that gave up touchdowns in consecutive games or the one that thoroughly dominated Northeastern?

    If it's the team from last night it will be an awesome series. If it's the other, it'll be ugly.
    #NewMass

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    8,492

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by jjmc85 View Post
    Which UMass team shows up? The one that gave up touchdowns in consecutive games or the one that thoroughly dominated Northeastern?

    If it's the team from last night it will be an awesome series. If it's the other, it'll be ugly.
    I think the one thing that scares me as a Lowell fan is if the undisciplined play continues. Lowell's given up 28 power plays in the last four games which isn't normal for a Coach MacDonald team. They've given up 5 goals in those 28 (82.1% kill rate).
    Monty

    2011-2012 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2012-2013 Hockey East Regular Season Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions, and Frozen Four Participants
    2013-2014 Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants
    2015-2016 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2016-2017 Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lowell, MA
    Posts
    747

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Anyone making the trip to Amherst on Friday? I'll most probably be making the trip to the worst arena in Hockey East. I said it.

    Between the neanderthal students and Mullins being a crappy place to watch hockey there isn't anything to like about that place.
    Let's go Lowell.

  5. #5
    Opposite Girl
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Meffa, MA
    Posts
    30,232

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainzo View Post
    Between the neanderthal students and Mullins being a crappy place to watch hockey there isn't anything to like about that place.
    The ice cream concession is pretty good.

  6. #6
    Rodent of Unusual Size Patman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    22,972

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Need all 4 points from this one... plain and simple. Play smart and play hard.... the rest takes care of itself.
    BS UML '04, PhD UConn '09

    Jerseys I would like to have:
    Skating Friar Jersey
    AIC Yellowjacket Jersey w/ Yellowjacket logo on front
    UAF Jersey w/ Polar Bear on Front
    Army Black Knight logo jersey


    NCAA Men's Division 1 Simulation Primer

  7. #7
    Support UML Hockey
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Lowell, MA
    Posts
    315

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainzo View Post
    Anyone making the trip to Amherst on Friday? I'll most probably be making the trip to the worst arena in Hockey East. I said it.

    Between the neanderthal students and Mullins being a crappy place to watch hockey there isn't anything to like about that place.
    I'm making the trip out.

    The students will still be on break I believe. I know Lowell students don't start classes until the 25th.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    558

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainzo View Post
    Anyone making the trip to Amherst on Friday? I'll most probably be making the trip to the worst arena in Hockey East. I said it.

    Between the neanderthal students and Mullins being a crappy place to watch hockey there isn't anything to like about that place.
    Classes don't start till Tuesday so you might not have to worry about the students. Heck, it might even look like a game played at Tsongas!
    #NewMass

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    8,492

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by jjmc85 View Post
    Heck, it might even look like a game played at Tsongas!
    Does that mean there won't be constant swearing?
    Monty

    2011-2012 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2012-2013 Hockey East Regular Season Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions, and Frozen Four Participants
    2013-2014 Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants
    2015-2016 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2016-2017 Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants

  10. #10
    Where my dogsies at?
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Lowell, MA
    Posts
    2,406

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    Does that mean there won't be constant swearing?
    Always a joke this Monty. No swearing...

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    558

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    Does that mean there won't be constant swearing?
    "might even look" is not equal to "might even sound"
    #NewMass

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    8,492

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by jjmc85 View Post
    "might even look" is not equal to "might even sound"
    I was going to switch your comment around to fit mine, but decided just to leave it as it was.
    Monty

    2011-2012 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2012-2013 Hockey East Regular Season Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions, and Frozen Four Participants
    2013-2014 Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants
    2015-2016 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2016-2017 Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    8,492

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    I can just feel the excitement towards this weekend.
    Monty

    2011-2012 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2012-2013 Hockey East Regular Season Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions, and Frozen Four Participants
    2013-2014 Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants
    2015-2016 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2016-2017 Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants

  14. #14
    wait till next year...
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    people's republic
    Posts
    1,135

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    I can just feel the excitement towards this weekend.
    Oh...sorry. Maybe we need more smack talk.

    AHEM. Crack! Little sister school! 2004 Hockey East Quarter finals!

    Honestly, I'm pretty nervous about this weekend; Lowell has been the harder working team the last 10-15 times these teams have played. UMass seems to bring out the best in them, so I'm not feeling real confident about this weekend. As much as winning the season series (for once) would be nice, for the course of the rest of the season, I'll be happy with a split.
    It's easy to root for a winner...

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Nashua, NH
    Posts
    8,492

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by justinD View Post
    Oh...sorry. Maybe we need more smack talk.

    AHEM. Crack! Little sister school! 2004 Hockey East Quarter finals!
    That's better.
    Quote Originally Posted by justinD View Post
    Honestly, I'm pretty nervous about this weekend; Lowell has been the harder working team the last 10-15 times these teams have played. UMass seems to bring out the best in them, so I'm not feeling real confident about this weekend. As much as winning the season series (for once) would be nice, for the course of the rest of the season, I'll be happy with a split.
    I'm not sure why it seems like Lowell takes the games against UMass more serious (or so it appears from the results). It's strange.
    Monty

    2011-2012 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2012-2013 Hockey East Regular Season Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions, and Frozen Four Participants
    2013-2014 Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants
    2015-2016 NCAA Tournament Participants
    2016-2017 Hockey East Regular Season Co-Champions, Hockey East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament Participants

  16. #16
    Ofcl Riverhawk Radio Meteorologist
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    South of Boston
    Posts
    9,223

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    I'm not sure why it seems like Lowell takes the games against UMass more serious (or so it appears from the results). It's strange.
    Blaise talked about it on the radio show this week. I forget the exact details (maybe boblav can recall), but he said the players are definitely more amped up for these games.
    Charter Member of darin's "UML Seven"

    "I just hate Boston College to be perfectly honest'' -Ken Dorsey
    "It's time for my favorite NCAA tradition ... that's right, rooting against BC!" -Bill Simmons

  17. #17
    wait till next year...
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    people's republic
    Posts
    1,135

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottK View Post
    Blaise talked about it on the radio show this week. I forget the exact details (maybe boblav can recall), but he said the players are definitely more amped up for these games.
    There's no doubt that it occurs though.

    There must be a bit of the resentment that many of the fans show floating around the team. Even more so a couple of years ago when the threat of losing the team was more immediate. Hopefully that talk is permanently done with, and Lowell can stopped getting so fired up to play UMass!
    Seriously though, Blaise and his boys have it right...I'd like to see the same sense of urgency out of the Minutemen.
    It's easy to root for a winner...

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Windham, NH
    Posts
    6,839

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16


  19. #19
    Rodent of Unusual Size Patman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    22,972

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    *giggle*
    BS UML '04, PhD UConn '09

    Jerseys I would like to have:
    Skating Friar Jersey
    AIC Yellowjacket Jersey w/ Yellowjacket logo on front
    UAF Jersey w/ Polar Bear on Front
    Army Black Knight logo jersey


    NCAA Men's Division 1 Simulation Primer

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Merrimack Valley
    Posts
    759

    Re: Battle for the Alumni Cup: UMass v UML, 1/15 and 1/16

    I'm at the Hangar now. These wings aren't as great as they make them out to be.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •