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TECHFAN
10-20-2012, 10:57 AM
What's the vibe like for the hockey team in Houghton? I noticed both home games so far have been over 3,400 for attendance.

Hatch_man
10-20-2012, 03:24 PM
The atmosphere has been outstanding so far... The band is awesome (as usual).. The misfits are loud... and the student section as a whole has been jam packed and catching on!!! Props to the misfits and the band for getting the "other side" to stand and cheer with 2 minutes left last night!!!! The difference is noticeable and I'm sure the team can feel the extra energy with the way the Mac has been buzzing so far...

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Last report via Twitter - 50 reserved seats left for tonight. So including the suites, gate attendance will likely be about the same.

Flashy Man
10-20-2012, 05:01 PM
Last report via Twitter - 50 reserved seats left for tonight. So including the suites, gate attendance will likely be about the same.

There were a lot of walk ups last night.

giwan
10-20-2012, 05:02 PM
The atmosphere has been outstanding so far... The band is awesome (as usual).. The misfits are loud... and the student section as a whole has been jam packed and catching on!!! Props to the misfits and the band for getting the "other side" to stand and cheer with 2 minutes left last night!!!! The difference is noticeable and I'm sure the team can feel the extra energy with the way the Mac has been buzzing so far...

Nice to hear. Have the locals bought in or just the hardcore local fans? Before there were complaints of parking cost, ticket prices and food as reasons not to show up.

icehawk
10-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Last report via Twitter - 50 reserved seats left for tonight. So including the suites, gate attendance will likely be about the same.What is the capacity up there?

Great game last night for your boys. Keep working the gophs along the wall and I can see a sweep. Didn't realize how fast some of your forwards were until I saw it for myself last night. Huskies will have home ice this year and will make a trip to the big tourney. Nice squad.

Flashy Man
10-20-2012, 06:28 PM
What is the capacity up there?

The stands seat 2800, with suites and standing room it's 4128.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-20-2012, 06:35 PM
Before there were complaints of parking cost, ticket prices and food as reasons not to show up.

Those complaints were probably from people old enough to remember Tech's last national championship. ;)

"In my day it was $1.50 for a seat at the Dee, and I had to work part-time in the cafeteria to afford that! And I walked to every game! In a blizzard!" *click*click*click*

Flashy Man
10-20-2012, 06:56 PM
Those complaints were probably from people old enough to remember Tech's last national championship. ;)

"In my day it was $1.50 for a seat at the Dee, and I had to work part-time in the cafeteria to afford that! And I walked to every game! In a blizzard!" *click*click*click*

Hopefully you'll be joining us tonight in the chat. Speaking of that, click below.

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mnstate0fhockey
10-20-2012, 07:19 PM
What is the capacity up there?

Great game last night for your boys. Keep working the gophs along the wall and I can see a sweep. Didn't realize how fast some of your forwards were until I saw it for myself last night. Huskies will have home ice this year and will make a trip to the big tourney. Nice squad.

Tech had a nice squad last year too.

icehawk
10-20-2012, 07:41 PM
The stands seat 2800, with suites and standing room it's 4128.Thanks. It is packed tonight.

icehawk
10-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Tech had a nice squad last year too.Yes they did and I like seeing that.

Old Pio
10-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Nice win Huskies. I'd really like to see Tech back among the elite teams.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-20-2012, 09:26 PM
Hopefully you'll be joining us tonight in the chat.

Sorry, a bunch of stuff came up this weekend. Wound up having to follow via phone both nights.

I'll take the split; Copley acquitted himself well this weekend. Probably prevented the score from being worse tonight, as MN stepped up their game and Tech did not.

Flashy Man
10-20-2012, 09:29 PM
'll take the split; Copley acquitted himself well this weekend. Probably prevented the score from being worse tonight, as MN stepped up their game and Tech did not.

After the PK, Tech looked sluggish onwards. Not too surprised being the first normal weekend series.

mtu_huskies
10-20-2012, 09:45 PM
Fun weekend!

Mel's postgame thoughts:
Can see why they're ranked #1, they played a much better
liked our 1st period, our start
We got in penalty trouble in 2nd period, couldn't get going
But went into the 3rd tied, give our guys credit, young team playing hard
Found out a lot about our team and where we're at, found out a lot about 1 of our goalies too
A lot of posatives this weekend, would've liked to sweep them, but they're a talented team that will win a lot
A lot of good things going on with this program, they're takign this loss tough, good sign, no moral victories
If we play like we did this weekend, we'll win a lot of games too
UMN anticipated where puck was going, we reacted, didn't do a good job on the boards
Wilcox was good, C. Pietila had a great chance in 3rd
Proud of our kids, young team, growing in a lot of areas, can't fault the effort
We chased the puck a lot, spent a lot energy, more of a factor in 3rd
Hats off to the fans, they continue to support us this year, they'll see a lot of wins at home
Every loss stings a bit, but we'll get back to work on Monday

Flashy Man
10-20-2012, 09:49 PM
I've been happy with Rix's and C. Pietila's progress. Definitely think it may be a while before Khaira finds his stride, but should be good once he uses his size.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-20-2012, 09:53 PM
If we can at least split in Denver, we'll be well on our way. These first two series were going to be extra hard, with MN projected to win the MacNaughton and Denver likely a Top 4 finisher. After that, it's another 4 of 6 at home (Omaha/at Bemidji/Duluth) and a good chance to start putting up some conference points, but we can't get too far ahead of ourselves.

redwing61
10-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Definitely think it may be a while before Khaira finds his stride, but should be good once he uses his size.

Or his feet. He often looks tentative, much more so than our other freshmen.

Really didn't like Sova's play in either game this weekend. I wouldn't mind giving Davis a chance at his expense.

FadeToBlack&Gold
10-20-2012, 11:39 PM
I believe Kharia is the youngest on the team? There's talent there, but as with almost all true freshmen, we'll need to give him the full year to adjust. He's 18, and he'll be playing against a lot of 20-24 year-olds this season.