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Ma#1ne Hky
05-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Correct. UAA is coming to Orono for a pair this season, not next.Well with 4 games still in play,imo I would rather see Colgate and Ohio State then Canisius and Penn State on the schedule.

Priceless
05-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Well with 4 games still in play,imo I would rather see Colgate and Ohio State then Canisius and Penn State on the schedule.

If I had to bet, I'd say Colgate and Canisius (or another AHA team). I'm afraid it will be an AHA team and Vermont though.

Ma#1ne Hky
05-18-2014, 06:35 AM
If they have to play Vermont and UMass 4 games again this year...why don't they split them that on Friday's of each series they count as Hockey East games and the Saturday games count as Non-Conference games...I know that should of been the thought last year and would interfere with next season schedule.

blackbearbone
05-22-2014, 06:06 PM
So, it's worth mentioning that some important news broke today:

President Ferguson is leaving Orono to become the President at Ball State. (http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/22/news/state/university-of-maine-president-leaving-for-indiana-post/)

LTsatch
05-22-2014, 11:54 PM
So, it's worth mentioning that some important news broke today:

President Ferguson is leaving Orono to become the President at Ball State. (http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/22/news/state/university-of-maine-president-leaving-for-indiana-post/)

In more important news, it has been reported on Twitter that Red Gendron has shaved off his mustache!

blackbearbandie
05-27-2014, 06:14 AM
Dan Kerluke was on the front page of the Portland Press Herald online version this morning in an article about his goaltender app:

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_startup_develops_a_goal-oriented_app_.html

Priceless
05-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Colgate released the schedule. No Maine on it. Colgate is playing mighty Sacred Heart on the road instead.

How our schedule looks now:
10/04/14 Canadian Exhibition
10/10/14 @Alaska-Anchorage &
10/11/14 v Alaska &
10/17/14 Union
10/18/14 Union
10/24/14 Alaska-Anchorage
10/25/14 Alaska-Anchorage
10/31/14 Massachusetts *
11/01/14 Massachusetts *
11/07/14 @Vermont *
11/08/14 @Vermont *
11/21/14 @Boston University *
11/22/14 @Boston College *
12/06/14 @Lowell *
12/12/14 v New Hampshire (Manchester)
12/13/14 v New Hampshire (Portland)

01/09/15 @Massachusetts
01/10/15 @Massachusetts
01/23/15 New Hampshire *
01/24/15 @New Hampshire *
01/30/15 Connecticut *
02/01/15 @Connecticut *
02/06/15 Notre Dame *
02/07/15 Notre Dame *
02/13/15 @Merrimack *
02/14/15 @Merrimack *
02/20/15 Northeastern *
02/21/15 Northeastern *
02/27/15 @Providence *
02/28/15 @Providence *

& - Exempt
* - Hockey East games

Two games remain to schedule at home vs Boston College and Boston University
Four games remain to schedule - all are assumed to be home games.

AHA: AIC, Army, Bentley, Holy Cross, Air Force, Canisius
ECAC: Dartmouth
HEA: Providence, Vermont
B1G: Michigan, Penn State
NCHC: Western Michigan
WCHA: Bowling Green

I am afraid 2 noncon vs Vermont and 2 vs an AHA team are in our future.

all bear
05-28-2014, 05:56 PM
I am afraid 2 noncon vs Vermont and 2 vs an AHA team are in our future.

We get to mount the cats an extra two times AGAIN THIS YEAR? THIS THE GREEN VARIETY OR THE WILD VARIETY?

TripleE
05-29-2014, 03:00 AM
12/12/14 v New Hampshire (Portland)
12/13/14 v New Hampshire (Manchester)

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Red said via a question on Twitter that the Portland game was the 13th. What's your source for this breakdown?

Priceless
05-29-2014, 09:23 AM
Red said via a question on Twitter that the Portland game was the 13th. What's your source for this breakdown?

Typo? Brain fart?

Good catch.

blackbearbandie
05-30-2014, 06:07 AM
Spencer Abbott had been on a bit of a scoring slump, so yesterday he decided to shave his playoff beard and wrapped up the evening with a hat trick:

http://www.canada.com/sports/hockey/Spencer+Abbott+scores+trick+Marlies+beat+Stars+Wes t+final/9890356/story.html

BBDiehard14
05-30-2014, 08:30 AM
We get to mount the cats an extra two times AGAIN THIS YEAR? THIS THE GREEN VARIETY OR THE WILD VARIETY?




Ugh. No more OOC games against Vermont or AHA teams please.

Ma#1ne Hky
05-30-2014, 03:15 PM
Colgate released the schedule. No Maine on it. Colgate is playing mighty Sacred Heart on the road instead.

How our schedule looks now:
10/04/14 Canadian Exhibition
10/10/14 @Alaska-Anchorage &
10/11/14 v Alaska &
10/17/14 Union
10/18/14 Union
10/24/14 Alaska-Anchorage
10/25/14 Alaska-Anchorage
10/31/14 Massachusetts *
11/01/14 Massachusetts *
11/07/14 @Vermont *
11/08/14 @Vermont *
11/21/14 @Boston University *
11/22/14 @Boston College *
12/06/14 @Lowell *
12/12/14 v New Hampshire (Manchester)
12/13/14 v New Hampshire (Portland)

01/09/15 @Massachusetts
01/10/15 @Massachusetts
01/23/15 New Hampshire *
01/24/15 @New Hampshire *
01/30/15 Connecticut *
02/01/15 @Connecticut *
02/06/15 Notre Dame *
02/07/15 Notre Dame *
02/13/15 @Merrimack *
02/14/15 @Merrimack *
02/20/15 Northeastern *
02/21/15 Northeastern *
02/27/15 @Providence *
02/28/15 @Providence *

& - Exempt
* - Hockey East games

Two games remain to schedule at home vs Boston College and Boston University
Four games remain to schedule - all are assumed to be home games.

AHA: AIC, Army, Bentley, Holy Cross, Air Force, Canisius
ECAC: Dartmouth
HEA: Providence, Vermont
B1G: Michigan, Penn State
NCHC: Western Michigan
WCHA: Bowling Green

I am afraid 2 noncon vs Vermont and 2 vs an AHA team are in our future.Western Michigan would be a good possible fit to come to Maine...then return and play them next Year or the Year after.

Ma#1ne Hky
05-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Ugh. No more OOC games against Vermont or AHA teams please.I think that Vermont might feel the same about playing Maine also...sadly it looks like a AHA Team will be on the Schedule...another season or two and the Schedule should look a lot stronger.

Priceless
05-31-2014, 11:59 AM
I think that Vermont might feel the same about playing Maine also...sadly it looks like a AHA Team will be on the Schedule...another season or two and the Schedule should look a lot stronger.

The problem is Vermont has five openings and Maine four. There are not a lot of options left. The choice is a return series between Maine and Vermont, extra games against the AHA, exhibition games against Canadian teams or not playing at all.

Pink Pony
05-31-2014, 12:28 PM
NMU Wildcats have two games to schedule,

Priceless
05-31-2014, 12:38 PM
NMU Wildcats have two games to schedule,

Unfortunately I believe they have already released their schedule.

Ma#1ne Hky
06-01-2014, 07:02 AM
The problem is Vermont has five openings and Maine four. There are not a lot of options left. The choice is a return series between Maine and Vermont, extra games against the AHA, exhibition games against Canadian teams or not playing at all.I hear you on Vermont...but it won't hurt to bring in Western Michigan this year and return there next season or the season after that,form a agreement between UM & WM for a 2 year series and bridge the Scheduling gap some...and if not Western Michigan,reach out to Ohio State.

Priceless
06-01-2014, 09:02 AM
I hear you on Vermont...but it won't hurt to bring in Western Michigan this year and return there next season or the season after that,form a agreement between UM & WM for a 2 year series and bridge the Scheduling gap some...and if not Western Michigan,reach out to Ohio State.

I think the most likely scenario at this point is scheduling an AHA team the weekend after Thanksgiving and Vermont in January. Attendance will already be poor since students are on break and January opponents do not draw well, even high-profile ones.

It also doesn't make a lot of sense to get into a home-and-home agreement with a team like Penn State this season because there is an opportunity in 2015-16 to play 18 or 19 home games again because of the exemption for playing the Icebreaker. Bring in Denver and/or a B1G next year and schedule the return trip for 2016-17. There is also (hopefully) a home-and-home with Duluth but that most likely wouldn't be able to start until 16-17 because of their prior commitments.

blackbearbandie
06-06-2014, 05:23 PM
Here's the latest from the Bangor Daily by Larry Mahoney, with quotes from Gendron:

College hockey making minor changes to rules for 2014-15 season (http://bangordailynews.com/2014/06/06/sports/college/ncaa-hockey-making-minor-changes-to-rules-for-2014-15-season/?ref=SportsBox)