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MUhawks628
06-08-2012, 09:37 PM
Coming in this fall, wonder if that means Bingham is gone.

And somebody get that kid a toasted roll.

MUnRPI
06-12-2012, 08:49 PM
So the NCHC post season tourney is at the target center. I don't think Miami will ever have more than 50 fans...

fellowes
06-13-2012, 05:49 AM
Coming in this fall, wonder if that means Bingham is gone.

And somebody get that kid a toasted roll.

I find it hard to believe that he would go through all that effort to get on the team just to bail a year later. I mean, it can't be a playing time issue...

MUhawks628
06-13-2012, 08:24 AM
So the NCHC post season tourney is at the target center. I don't think Miami will ever have more than 50 fans...

You can bank on virtually no students. As road trip happy as we were the last few years of school, even I probably would have balked at a 24 hour round trip in three days. Logistics aside, that is going to get expensive in a hurry, and whereas most people could find a friend's apartment or parents' house at which to crash in Detroit, how many people at Miami know someone from Minneapolis :confused:

Someone over on MHT mentioned the MSP Alumni chapter had pulled 30+ people for game watches in the past, so maybe there is a shot at 100 or so folks, but anything more than that will be a pleasant surprise. Personally, I'll be more likely to spend money in the next few years on a flight out to North Dakota or Denver/CC to see our first road series at those rinks over a ticket to go sit in a 3/4 empty Target Center.

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm decidedly less excited about this conference than I was 9 months ago. Once the relief of not being left behind wore off, the fact that the tournament is going to suck (location, attendance, venue), and that we as fans only have one manageable road trip is kind of ****ty. We'd be in the exact same situation in Hockey East or the nWCHA though, so I guess it really doesn't matter.


I find it hard to believe that he would go through all that effort to get on the team just to bail a year later. I mean, it can't be a playing time issue...

I don't know how much effort was actually involved there. IIRC he was set to attend Miami as a regular student when he heard about Murphy decommiting, so his father contacted Rico and asked if he could get a tryout. He showed up at Goggin the first day of orientation, skated around with Trags for 20 minutes and was on the team as a practice player. At any rate I just remember seeing some quote along the line that his stint with the team could be for just the one year until the roster could be filled out with scholarship players (coaching decision, not his).

fellowes
06-13-2012, 07:27 PM
I don't know how much effort was actually involved there. IIRC he was set to attend Miami as a regular student when he heard about Murphy decommiting, so his father contacted Rico and asked if he could get a tryout. He showed up at Goggin the first day of orientation, skated around with Trags for 20 minutes and was on the team as a practice player. At any rate I just remember seeing some quote along the line that his stint with the team could be for just the one year until the roster could be filled out with scholarship players (coaching decision, not his).

Ahh, gotcha. I guess I was under the impression that this was more of a Rudy thing.

MUhawks628
06-14-2012, 11:58 AM
Some tidbits on our one remaining draftee, assuming no one decides to take a flyer on Czarnik in the late rounds.

TSN has Barber as one of the top 20 players projected after the 2nd round to keep an eye on (http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=9687)

Reel Scouting also has a report on Riley up w/isolation video. (http://reelhockeyscouting.com/2012/06/13/riley-barber-22-usa-ntdp-u18-ushl/)

MUnRPI
06-14-2012, 02:43 PM
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm decidedly less excited about this conference than I was 9 months ago.


Agreed. Playing North Dakota and Denver every year will be fun but i'd still rather have the CCHA. Hopefully we continue to schedule O$U and BGSTDU.

Thor
06-15-2012, 12:24 PM
Agreed. Playing North Dakota and Denver every year will be fun but i'd still rather have the CCHA. Hopefully we continue to schedule O$U and BGSTDU.

Rico recently stated that in 2013 and beyond, Miami & OSU would start the season with a split series - one game in Columbus & 1 game in Oxford.

He said that both schools hope to keep the series going to start the season each year - I am not sure if the contract has been signed yet.

SiouxFanatic
06-15-2012, 12:59 PM
So the NCHC post season tourney is at the target center. I don't think Miami will ever have more than 50 fans...
A little late in responding but hey, that's more fans than what Denver has ever brought to the WCHA Final Five. Hell, even 10 Miami fans will be more than the 3-5(even this is a generous number) Denver fans that make the trek to the conference tournament each year. :)

klbaum1077
06-15-2012, 02:33 PM
Rico recently stated that in 2013 and beyond, Miami & OSU would start the season with a split series - one game in Columbus & 1 game in Oxford.

He said that both schools hope to keep the series going to start the season each year - I am not sure if the contract has been signed yet.

As a Buckeye Fan i hope they get this done as well as a Series with BG but if only one series can get done i would rather it be with Miami.

fellowes
06-16-2012, 05:50 AM
As a Buckeye Fan i hope they get this done as well as a Series with BG but if only one series can get done i would rather it be with Miami.
I imagine most of our fans feel the same way too, but I hope it doesn't have to be a one-or-the-other choice every year.

MUhawks628
06-16-2012, 07:27 AM
It would be a mutually beneficial relationship, Miami gets to keep playing a "name" school at home every season and OSU is looking at 3-4k more in ticket sales whenever we are in Columbus, tis a win win.

Also, what a brutal start to the CCHA season for any team, let alone this inexperienced of a group. Two games at Yost then off to Big Rapids.

klbaum1077
06-16-2012, 09:46 AM
It would be a mutually beneficial relationship, Miami gets to keep playing a "name" school at home every season and OSU is looking at 3-4k more in ticket sales whenever we are in Columbus, tis a win win.

Also, what a brutal start to the CCHA season for any team, let alone this inexperienced of a group. Two games at Yost then off to Big Rapids.

That is a rough start to the conference schedule i wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy....oh wait yes i would if Michigan could get a rough road with a young team.

MUhawks628
06-18-2012, 04:22 PM
Congrats to Sean Kuraly on his invite to the US National Junior Camp. Biggs will also be in attendance, along with Those Who Shan't be Named (Hartman, Sieloff and Murphy).

MUnRPI
06-26-2012, 09:40 PM
Congrats to Sean Kuraly on his invite to the US National Junior Camp. Biggs will also be in attendance, along with Those Who Shan't be Named (Hartman, Sieloff and Murphy).

bump

MUhawks628
06-29-2012, 12:44 PM
bump

Bump you right back.

The countdown clock on our new (rather ugly) website tell me we have 99 days until some hockey.

RedhawkBandMan
06-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Bump you right back.

The countdown clock on our new (rather ugly) website tell me we have 99 days until some hockey.

I'll forgive the design as long as this turns out to be true:

"During the 2012-13 season, Miami All-Access will have select live events in high definition available to watch on your computer and the soon-to-be-released iPad application."

Hopefully "select" doesn't just mean "when ESPN3 lets us stream their broadcast to All-Access subscribers."

fellowes
06-30-2012, 12:43 PM
high definition

Being able to see lines on the field = HD

MUhawks628
07-09-2012, 01:56 PM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/sports/2012/07/09/miami-hockey-to-play-at-soldier-field-next-season/

Official announcement for the outdoor game tomorrow.

fellowes
07-13-2012, 07:05 PM
This pretty much sums up my reaction to the new roster,

http://ponysquare.com/file/pic/photo/2012/05/a4851cd3dd4303de69275e769072d514_500.png