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Snively65
12-18-2015, 12:44 PM
I could be wrong but last year, this game was close to being sold out up in Portland...not so much at the Verizon, as one would expect...I mean, they aren't even having a UNH reception in ManchVegas :rolleyes: and they are in Pland???

So, you are saying that I should find Felger's car, break into it, and take one if his four freebie tickets?

HockeyRef
12-18-2015, 01:59 PM
So, you are saying that I should find Felger's car, break into it, and take one if his four freebie tickets?

Might not hurt 😉

Chuck Murray
12-18-2015, 04:48 PM
So, you are saying that I should find Felger's car, break into it, and take one if his four freebie tickets?

Technically, you don't even have to break into something that's already been broken into. :)

Felger
12-18-2015, 05:00 PM
I could be wrong but last year, this game was close to being sold out up in Portland...not so much at the Verizon, as one would expect...I mean, they aren't even having a UNH reception in ManchVegas :rolleyes: and they are in Pland???

I think Portland is a great hockey town, and I would love to see an NCAA regional there. I'll bet they do a great job. Also...

It has always appeared to me that Maine has been much more of a "statewide" school, and as a result Portland has supported them very well. Perhaps that has something to do with the flagship's mindset? I mean, remember when UMO won its first national title and Coach Walsh said right there on ESPN it was for the whole state? Something like from Kittery to Fort Kent? Compare that to those who claim to be supporters of the UNH program, but are much happier with mileposts more like Barrington to Newington...

As far as last year goes, don't forget a couple things. The Manchester game was on TV, at the same time the UNH football team was on ESPN, playing in the NCAA playoffs. And the Portland game was not on tv at all.

Snively65
12-18-2015, 05:07 PM
I think Portland is a great hockey town, and I would love to see an NCAA regional there. I'll bet they do a great job. Also...

It has always appeared to me that Maine has been much more of a "statewide" school, and as a result Portland has supported them very well. Perhaps that has something to do with the flagship's mindset? I mean, remember when UMO won its first national title and Coach Walsh said right there on ESPN it was for the whole state? Something like from Kittery to Fort Kent? Compare that to those who claim to be supporters of the UNH program, but are much happier with mileposts more like Barrington to Newington....
...to Effingwoods......to Thornton; right?


As far as last year goes, don't forget a couple things. The Manchester game was on TV, at the same time the UNH football team was on ESPN, playing in the NCAA playoffs. And the Portland game was not on tv at all.
Is Portland Civic Center game on TV this year?

Darius
12-18-2015, 05:09 PM
I think Portland is a great hockey town, and I would love to see an NCAA regional there. I'll bet they do a great job. Also...

It has always appeared to me that Maine has been much more of a "statewide" school, and as a result Portland has supported them very well. Perhaps that has something to do with the flagship's mindset? I mean, remember when UMO won its first national title and Coach Walsh said right there on ESPN it was for the whole state? Something like from Kittery to Fort Kent? Compare that to those who claim to be supporters of the UNH program, but are much happier with mileposts more like Barrington to Newington...

As far as last year goes, don't forget a couple things. The Manchester game was on TV, at the same time the UNH football team was on ESPN, playing in the NCAA playoffs. And the Portland game was not on tv at all.Location, location, location.

Chuck Murray
12-19-2015, 10:52 PM
I think we touched briefly on the WIS "What If Walshy?" thread the effort Coach Walsh put into marketing his team on a statewide basis, which was commendable, and apparently is still paying some dividends with consistent decent ticket sales in Portland for a game or two annually. One of my major beefs with the way the UNH Hockey program has been "promoted" (and I use that term flimsily) to areas beyond the Seacoast - and frankly even in the Seacoast region - is the apparent total absence of any real marketing push.

And these days, with more and more on-campus housing options there should be an even bigger push to get more students involved. If there are regularly hundreds of unsold tickets at the far end of the arena (opposite the sky boxes and the regular student section), why not offer those to additional students? Getting more folks into the building would be a great first step, and the younger ones tend to be the more energetic and enthusiastic ones (so long as their noses aren't buried in their devices). Liven the frickin' place up.

Snively65
12-24-2015, 02:42 AM
Weather forecast is not looking good for driving across northern New England to/from Portland for game on Tuesday evening. :-(

walrus
12-24-2015, 06:37 AM
Weather forecast is not looking good for driving across northern New England to/from Portland for game on Tuesday evening. :-(

Yeah, not sure I want to drive down there in rain, ice, snow when temps are going to be close to 32. Especially when I leave the coast, go inland and then back to the coast. Its still a few days out so we'll see come monday night if I go. Have seats right on the glass, it would suck for them to be empty.

Merry Christmas Folks:)

e.cat
12-24-2015, 08:06 AM
Weather forecast is not looking good for driving across northern New England to/from Portland for game on Tuesday evening. :-(

Nope and I got my tix last week and registered for the Alumni event which is in a suite at the arena. Will give it a go if at all possible.

e.cat
12-24-2015, 08:09 AM
Yeah, not sure I want to drive down there in rain, ice, snow when temps are going to be close to 32. Especially when I leave the coast, go inland and then back to the coast. Its still a few days out so we'll see come monday night if I go. Have seats right on the glass, it would suck for them to be empty.

Merry Christmas Folks:)

Right back atcha Walrus!

HockeyRef
12-24-2015, 08:20 AM
Yeah, not sure I want to drive down there in rain, ice, snow when temps are going to be close to 32. Especially when I leave the coast, go inland and then back to the coast. Its still a few days out so we'll see come monday night if I go. Have seats right on the glass, it would suck for them to be empty.

Merry Christmas Folks:)

Right back atcha. We're coming from NH and have a lot of winding roads to get to 95...sure hope the weather is good but heck, won't miss it!!!!! Merry Christmas you Mainiac...:D

Snively65
12-24-2015, 09:55 AM
Will be a "game-time decision" whether I can play, er, drive.

E.cat, do you think that the UNH alumni event allows walk-ons, with credit card in hand, of course?

Walrus, perhaps you could hire a lobstah boat to get you there?

Drive (home) safely, everyone.

HockeyRef
12-24-2015, 10:01 AM
Will be a "game-time decision" whether I can play, er, drive.

E.cat, do you think that the UNH alumni event allows walk-ons, with credit card in hand, of course?

Walrus, perhaps you could hire a lobstah boat to get you there?

Drive (home) safely, everyone.

Snively65 I think when I looked last at the "guest list" there weren't a ton of people signed up so can't imagine you couldn't get into the event! Unfortunately am going to miss that but we are in Section Q right on the glass so maybe catch up? NOT that I CARE but...since it's a college game will they be selling beer at the game? Like I said, not that I care hahaha just curious. Doubt they will at the Verizon...

all bear
12-24-2015, 11:42 AM
Snively65 I think when I looked last at the "guest list" there weren't a ton of people signed up so can't imagine you couldn't get into the event! Unfortunately am going to miss that but we are in Section Q right on the glass so maybe catch up? NOT that I CARE but...since it's a college game will they be selling beer at the game? Like I said, not that I care hahaha just curious. Doubt they will at the Verizon...
No there will be no beer for sale:(
I work about a half mile from rink so will stay in p town and have dinner with the better half then do a walk up for tix I guess

e.cat
12-24-2015, 12:06 PM
Will be a "game-time decision" whether I can play, er, drive.

E.cat, do you think that the UNH alumni event allows walk-ons, with credit card in hand, of course?

Walrus, perhaps you could hire a lobstah boat to get you there?

Drive (home) safely, everyone.

Yes. I registered on UNH Direct and was able to add my wife as a guest. Free food and cash bar in a suite overlooking the ice. Other people bringing guests as well. All you need is a game ticket to get in. Sorry I don't have the link for UNH Direct. I got an email from them. I'll see if I can copy it here. Hang tight for a bit.

e.cat
12-24-2015, 12:10 PM
Will be a "game-time decision" whether I can play, er, drive.

E.cat, do you think that the UNH alumni event allows walk-ons, with credit card in hand, of course?

Walrus, perhaps you could hire a lobstah boat to get you there?

Drive (home) safely, everyone.


Here it is Snively65.. Hope it works...

https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1518/index-1col-social.aspx?sid=1518&gid=4&pgid=2085&cid=3682&fid=3682

e.cat
12-24-2015, 12:13 PM
Snively65 I think when I looked last at the "guest list" there weren't a ton of people signed up so can't imagine you couldn't get into the event! Unfortunately am going to miss that but we are in Section Q right on the glass so maybe catch up? NOT that I CARE but...since it's a college game will they be selling beer at the game? Like I said, not that I care hahaha just curious. Doubt they will at the Verizon...

Hope to catch up with you at the game Ref!

BassAle
12-24-2015, 12:38 PM
No there will be no beer for sale:(
I work about a half mile from rink so will stay in p town and have dinner with the better half then do a walk up for tix I guess

Why won't they sell beer? They sold it at the ice breaker.

Drew S.
12-24-2015, 12:44 PM
Why won't they sell beer? They sold it at the ice breaker.

They sold it last year as well.