NCAA hockey starts in a month!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Solskjaer, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Solskjaer

    Solskjaer New Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Eau Claire, WI
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone else a college hockey fan?
     
  2. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not much of a college hockey fan, BUT I check for the Beanpowt scores and follow BC.

    Couldn't tell you what BC's season is gonna be like, tho.
     
  3. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
    About frickin time.

    Or if you live really far north, you would say "Aboot frickin time eh!"
     
  4. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BC's first championship in sixty years in '01 earned them the right to suck for the next five years, at least.
     
  5. SportBoy321

    SportBoy321 New Member

    Jul 6, 2002
    New England
    Why yes I happen to be a big Alaska-Fairbanks fan. I think the NCAA screws them by making them play teams from Michigan and Minnesota making them travel so far. They should be playing other west coast power teams like UCLA and San Diego State those are some outstanding hockey clubs there.
     
  6. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC STILL USOC Champs
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Maybe they celebrate too much...
     
  7. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Metronatural
    And I hear there's a question with their birth certificates.

    You can't trust those Alaskans, y'know ...
     
  8. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    White men who can, do.

    White men who can't, play hockey.
     
  9. SportBoy321

    SportBoy321 New Member

    Jul 6, 2002
    New England
    theres a difference between celebrating and showing up your opponents.
     
  10. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I hate Maine.....
     
  11. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
  12. tundrafunk

    tundrafunk Member

    Jun 24, 2000
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    As a long time season ticket holder. If you really are a UAF fan. I am truly embarrassed. It's not like we have a hard enough time getting respect. Oh well, Go Nooks!
     
  13. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I wish we had an NCAA hockey team in Chicago. Specifically one at Loyola University.

    For now, though, I'm behind Loyola Academy. Go Ramblers, goddamnit!
     
  14. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    I am old enough to remember when UIC had a team in the CCHA...
     
  15. JRedknapp11

    JRedknapp11 Red Card

    Dec 5, 2001
    tsacademy.net
    College hockey is for the ones who can't hack it in the CHL leagues....or don't want to take hockey very seriously.
     
  16. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Well, true to some point..... but many great players did emerge from the college rank..... Tony Amonte, Paul Kariya, Anson Carter, Chris Druy, Keith Tkachuk, etc. Hockey is not liked football or basketball where most players came from NCAA, but a signflcant number(about 20%) came from college.
     
  17. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    NYC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Well, bear in mind that there are also some great college hockey programs in the country that don't operate as a regular part of the NCAA - Harvard and Yale come to mind.
     
  18. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Both Harvard and Yale are in the ECAC, which is a real NCAA hockey conference. (Well, at least it used to be. :D) In fact, Harvard won the NCAA national title in 1989.
     
  19. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, you need to pay more attention to college hockey. Most top-level Americans who have emerged in the last 10 years have played at least some college hockey.
     
  20. Ludahai

    Ludahai New Member

    Jun 22, 2001
    Taichung, Taiwan
    Amen to that. Go Wildcats!!!
     
  21. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    You don't have to be THAT old! FWIW, I have the puck that was on the ice as the final whistle blew during what turned out to be UIC's last ever game at the Pavillion. I was teaching there at the time, and a former student was on the team. He didn't want it because it brought back bad memories... first of the score (a horrific referree-aided 12-0 drubbing by the Wolverines) and second of what happened later that spring when the school dropped the sport to pour the entire budget into the basketball team. An investment that is paying off. Not.

    So, I still dig college hockey, even though UIC hardly provided the best version of it on a consistent basis.
     
  22. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Harvard occasionally got into the top 10 in NCAA ranking. They played in the Beanpot.... Ted Druy, Chris's big brother, went to Harvard. Chris was known as Ted's kid brother when he played at BU.
     
  23. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    and...

    Brett Hull
    Bill Guerin
    Brian Leetch
    Mike Grier
    Rob Blake
    Joe Nieuwendyk
    Doug Weight
    Mike York
    Ed Belfour
    Joe Juneau
    Adam Oates
    John LeClair
    Chris Chelios
    Scott Mellanby
    Gary Suter
    Curtis Joseph
    Mike Richter
    Steve Shields
    Brendan Morrison
    Marty Turco
    John Madden
    Rod Brind'Amour
    Brian Smolinski

    source:
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/stats0102/origin.htm
     
  24. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. adam

    adam Member

    Mar 6, 1999
    Minneapolis
    How did I miss this thread?

    I just sent in my season ticket lottery application (fingers crossed)...

    The Gophers should be a contender again this year. Losing guys like Leopold hurts, but we have a good freshman class coming in.

    Another plus is that there are 7 players from the northern part of the state, including one from my hometown and two from a tiny mining town 20 minutes down the road. One of those kids is named Gino Guyer...remember that name.

    And just so none of you forget who the champion is... [​IMG]
     

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