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sshablak
02-28-2015, 08:09 AM
Great win Union...congrats !

Dutchman
02-28-2015, 08:20 AM
One observation. During the season some coaches have been playing and developing talent and trying to develop depth so when the season ends, the team will have the depth to be able to compete and survive late season injuries. I think the St. Lawrence game was an example. We were minus our third and forth leading scorers and two defensive stalwarts, but we able to hang in there against one of the best and hottest teams in the league. Good job RB.

Kudo's to Eli (6'6") and Connor (6'5"). Great game ..... playing like they had a purpose. :) Any word on Taylor or Wilkins?

Got 6, Want More
02-28-2015, 08:56 AM
IMO the officiating was terrible ... missed a lot of calls but I think it cut both ways. 5 on 5 you were the better team. I think we scored all our goals on the PP. St. Lawrence leads the ECAC in penalty minutes across all games. That statistic usually belongs to Cornell. Your offense looked good ....

http://unionhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/dutchmen-rally-for-3-2-win-over-saints.html

While that may be true, we did pick up 90 minutes in penalties at the 20-minute mark of the 3rd period at Cornell that distorts reality. But 29 minutes last night is pretty harsh especially considering more than 20 of them were in the 3rd.

Dutchman
02-28-2015, 11:58 AM
It looks like, based on what happens around the league today, we are on the road to either Clarkson or Cornell or Harvard.
http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2014-15/News/20152702_Seeding_Updates

ADK11
02-28-2015, 12:27 PM
The hit by Dahl was borderline and if I were a SLU fan would not have been happy with the call. Have seen a couple of those go against U this season so know the feeling. I really feel the ECAC reffing has hit a nadir this season. Have seen two bad hits that essentially put players out for the season that weren't even called penalties at the time. Meanwhile a ton of ticky tacky interference, holding, slap on the pads "slashing" calls.

Congrats to the boys on a good effort over the last 2 periods last night and FINALLY a reward! First period was pretty bad, but the leaders on the team stepped up in the 2nd and hopefully that can continue. Feel good especially for Stevo who was very good again. Would be nice to see the seniors out with a win in their final home game and maybe sneak into 9th, but Clarkson will definitely have payback and plenty to play for so will be a tough one.

rdf8585
02-28-2015, 12:33 PM
Watching the highlights again, JC Brassard was the unsung hero on the GWG. He kept the play alive after denying SLU's clearing attempt.

rdf8585
02-28-2015, 04:04 PM
Lines:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UnionHockey?src=hash">#UnionHockey</a>-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ClarksonHockey?src=hash">#ClarksonHockey</a> lines. For Union, the lone change is Roy in for Cruice up front. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ECACHockey?src=hash">#ECACHockey</a> <a href="http://t.co/zBjhKWzHDj">pic.twitter.com/zBjhKWzHDj</a></p>&mdash; Union Hockey Blog (@UnionHockeyBlog) <a href="https://twitter.com/UnionHockeyBlog/status/571792100318179328">February 28, 2015</a></blockquote>
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cudmud
02-28-2015, 04:15 PM
I have an arcade style hockey game in my bar, and I'm giving my players custom uniforms. My plan is to have our 2014 NCAA champions battle the 1985 RPI champions. Can any of you please provide the starting line that won the NCAA championship game? I'm looking for each starter's name, number, and position. Thank you.

Dutchfan
02-28-2015, 04:59 PM
I have an arcade style hockey game in my bar, and I'm giving my players custom uniforms. My plan is to have our 2014 NCAA champions battle the 1985 RPI champions. Can any of you please provide the starting line that won the NCAA championship game? I'm looking for each starter's name, number, and position. Thank you.

http://collegehockeystats.net/1314/boxes/mminuni1.a12

G: 30 - Colin Stevens
LD: 22 - Mat Bodie
RD: 24 - Sébastien Gingras
LW: 9 - Daniel Carr
C: 21 - Mike Vecchione
RW: 17 - Daniel Ciampini

Sounds like an awesome project, I would love to see some pictures whenever it is finished.

Dutchman
02-28-2015, 08:28 PM
we won again !!!!!

rdf8585
02-28-2015, 09:21 PM
Postgame reaction after tonight's 3-2 win over Clarkson:

Novak and Hynes: http://yourlisten.com/unionhockeyblog/max-novak-tyler-hynes-postgame-22815

Assistant coach Joe Dumais: http://yourlisten.com/unionhockeyblog/joe-dumais-postgame-22815

UnionFan4Life
02-28-2015, 09:35 PM
A great way to end the regular season and the senior game!

rdf8585
02-28-2015, 10:17 PM
Union will be the 10th seed in the ECAC Hockey playoffs, which means a trip to 7th-seeded Cornell next weekend. Not the best draw, but Union should at least make it interesting. One thing is for sure, Union can't expect to go into Lynah, fall down 2-0 (like both games this weekend) and expect positive results.

rdf8585
03-01-2015, 12:55 AM
Video of all three Union goals from tonight's 3-2 win over Clarkson:

https://t.co/pQHADIMJyR

Dutchman
03-01-2015, 03:34 AM
Union can't expect to go into Lynah, fall down 2-0 (like both games this weekend) and expect positive results. You can say that again !!! I don't see how we pull this off. The bad news is that Cornell leads the country in just about every defensive category. Their PK is off the charts and they are not taking many penalties. Q shut them out twice. SL beat them twice. Dartmouth beat them twice. They are a solid home team. Conference Record, ECAC: 9-9-4, 22 points. Home: 7-5-3 / Away: 3-6-2 / Neutral: 1-1-1. I don't have a good feeling. Our chances will improve if/with Wilkins and Taylor returning. Our season could be over next weekend. Does this team have enough "acid in the gut" players to win two at Lynah?

Do we have what it takes?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41Zjh3AirjU

cudmud
03-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Dutchfan, thank you for the starting line information. Yes, I will be posting pictures.

UnionHockeyRadio
03-01-2015, 10:44 AM
We've already begun prepping for the playoff series against Cornell - And you fans might be interested in this recent history refresher -

The Big Red are no stranger to the ECAC Final Four, as the storied Cornell program went to the tourney in 2014, and went for a five year stretch 2008-2012 - for a total of 6 out of the last 7 years. While they won it all in 2010, they were shut out in the finals twice by Yale in that run. Cornell also lost in the finals in 2001, 2002, and 2006, but won the Whitelaw cup in 2003 and 2005 (Cornell played Harvard in 4 of those championship games, splitting them).

Union has been to the final four in four out of the last five seasons, of course winning the last three league titles, the only times Union has been to the ECAC Championship Tourney.

Colgate has made 4 appearances, Yale 3 in that same seven year stretch starting in 2007-2008, the most behind Cornell and Union.

Union/Cornell playoff history -

2013-2014: Union defeated Cornell in the ECAC Semis last year, 5 - 2. (Union was #1, Cornell #4). Of returning players, Novak and Vechhione had goals for Union, while Stevens got the W. Ryan and Hilbrich had the goals for Cornell, Isles was their goalie last season.
2009-2010: Cornell defeated Union in the ECAC Finals, 3-0 - Union's first trip the the final four, and Cornell's lone ECAC title during that stretch starting in the 07-08 season.
2007-2008: Union (4 seed) hosted Cornell (#5) in the second round of the tournament, with Cornell earning a pair of 3-2 wins. While Union was the #4 seed, Cornell was favored by most coming into Schenectady.

Cornell has quite the knack for making into the final rounds, so a very tough task awaiting the Dutchmen in Ithaca next week. Cornell has played only one opening round series at home since the ECAC adopted this format in 2002-2003, a sweep of Dartmouth in a matchup of #5 vs #12 in 2007-2008. Cornell's only lost in the preliminary rounds was in 2013, as the #9 seed upsetting their first round opponent Princeton on the road, but falling to #1 Quinnipiac in the 2nd round.

Don't forget we have Coach's Corner coming up Tuesday at the Van Dyck, there *MAY* be some playoff tickets as prizes, but we won't know that til the night of the show. We'll preview the matchup with Rick Bennett, who isn't too used to being on the road this time of year, Union's last prelim road trip was in 2006-2007, a loss at Quinnipiac.

UFan
03-02-2015, 06:57 AM
2 Wins, both very similar. A sub-par first period, followed by a better 2nd and a decent 3rd. A lot of sparks and more guts than I've seen in a long time. It's exactly what has been missing all season, so it's nice to see it happen. Usually, we have a couple of defensive errors (those happened) and nothing to make up for them. This week, they wanted it.
A couple of big games by Eli and Scarfo, pleasantly surprised. And it's nice to see some scoring by more players, it shows a bit more depth than we've had this past year. Hope it continues !
I hope the players and the coaches can figure out a solution to our first period woes...
My hope for this coming week-end : a win on Friday, an win on saturday. Close games, 1 goal difference.
Let's go Union !

Kepler
03-02-2015, 09:24 AM
We've already begun prepping for the playoff series against Cornell - And you fans might be interested in this recent history refresher

Good summary. The '08 QF was one of the tightest playoff series I've ever seen. We won the first game (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/2008/box20080314.pdf) with a ppg with 6 minutes remaining and the second (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/2008/box20080315.pdf) on a ppg with 11 minutes to go. At no time in the entire series did either team have a 2-goal lead.

Cornell has tended to fall behind lately and naturally we do not excel at coming back, being a defensive team. G Mitch Gillam, after leading the country all year in GAA and Sv%, had two surprisingly poor games this past weekend. The lineup is healthy (except one senior who has been out since Christmas). F Cole Bardreau (22) and D Joakim Ryan (5) are the heart of the team, which has size and power, and even some speed, but very little skill at finding the net.

No Cornell class under coach Schafer has gone all 4 years without playing in the ECAC title game, something the class of '15 has only one last chance to do.

I would bet the farm that this series goes 3 games with perhaps some free hockey thrown in. I wish you guys every bad bounce possible. ;)

rdf8585
03-02-2015, 10:53 PM
2015-16 recruit Brett Supinski named BCHL Rookie of the Year:

http://t.co/rzbFvBEtAb