PDA

View Full Version : 2016-2017 WCHA Season Thread



Pages : 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

FadeToBlack&Gold
09-26-2016, 10:22 AM
So would that be UPset?

Yoopexit

bigblue_dl
09-26-2016, 12:02 PM
4 WCHA teams in the top 20 in first USCHO poll.

TalonsUpPuckDown
09-26-2016, 03:49 PM
I'm understand this question has no bearing on anything important in either the world of college hockey or Brexit, but does anyone know if LakerDude is running the WCHA Pick 'Em again this year? I hadn't seen anything yet.

beaverhockeyfan
09-27-2016, 01:38 PM
I will work on keeping track of this during the season.

2016-17 WCHA Non-Conference Schedule

The WCHA has 69 non-conference games this year, not including the one game between Alaska and Alaska-Anchorage.
27 Possible NCHC Games (0-0-0)
25 Possible Big10 Games (0-0-0)
8 Possible Hockey East Games (0-0-0)
8 Possible Atlantic Hockey Games (0-0-0)
7 Possible ECAC Games (0-0-0)

ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE (0-0-0)
-2 at Connecticut
-2 at St. Cloud State
-vs. Massachusetts (Minneapolis, MN)
-vs. Minnesota/Mercyhurst (Minneapolis, MN)

ALASKA (0-0-0)
-at Alaska-Anchorage
-vs. Minnesota (Anchorage, AK)
-Canisius
-Nebraska-Omaha
-2 at Notre Dame

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE (0-0-0)
-Minnesota
-Alaska
-vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Fairbanks, AK)
-vs. Canisius (Fairbanks, AK)
-2 at Penn State

BEMIDJI STATE (0-0-0)
-2 at North Dakota
-2 with Princeton
-at Minnesota-Duluth
-Minnesota Duluth
-vs. St. Cloud State (St. Paul, MN)
-vs. Minnesota/Minnesota-Duluth (St. Paul, MN)

BOWLING GREEN (0-0-0)
-Western Michigan
-at Western Michigan
-Ohio State
-at Ohio State
-2 at Miami
-vs. RIT (Toledo, OH)
-with Mercyhurst

FERRIS STATE (0-0-0)
-Western Michigan
-at Western Michigan
-Michigan
-at Michigan State
-Michigan State
-vs. Robert Morris (Pittsburgh, PA)
-vs. Boston College/Quinnipiac (Pittsburgh, PA)

LAKE SUPERIOR STATE (0-0-0)
-2 with Michigan State
-2 at Michigan
-2 at Nebraska-Omaha

MICHIGAN TECH (0-0-0)
-2 at Minnesota Duluth
-2 at Michigan
-2 at Michigan State
-vs. Michigan (Detroit, MI)
-vs. Western Michigan/Michigan State (Detroit, MI)
-2 at Notre Dame

MINNESOTA STATE (0-0-0)
-2 with St. Cloud State
-Minnesota
-at Minnesota
-2 at Princeton

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (0-0-0)
-2 vs. Wisconsin (at Green Bay)
-2 at Wisconsin
-2 with Nebraska-Omaha
-vs. Colorado College/Cornell/Mercyhurst (Estero, FL)
-vs. Colorado College/Cornell/Mercyhurst (Estero, FL)

Laker Dude
09-27-2016, 08:56 PM
I'm understand this question has no bearing on anything important in either the world of college hockey or Brexit, but does anyone know if LakerDude is running the WCHA Pick 'Em again this year? I hadn't seen anything yet.

I saw this question in the MTU vs. Duluth weekly thread, and wanted to post my response here as well:

I will not be running the WCHA pick-em this season. I am doing a NCAA pick em which will feature 15 random games spread throughout the conferences each week. The first week of games to pick for NCAA pick-em will be October 8-9. The link to that thread is: http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...k-em-2016-2017.

I figured trying to run a WCHA pick-em thread on top of the NCAA one would be to much. Anyone interested in running the WCHA pick-em thread is more than welcome to.

I have a spreadsheet set up to keep track of scoring, so I could modify it for this season and share it with someone if they are interested in running the WCHA pick-em thread.

potternmu
09-28-2016, 02:13 PM
I'd be willing to pick it up Laker Dude


I saw this question in the MTU vs. Duluth weekly thread, and wanted to post my response here as well:

I will not be running the WCHA pick-em this season. I am doing a NCAA pick em which will feature 15 random games spread throughout the conferences each week. The first week of games to pick for NCAA pick-em will be October 8-9. The link to that thread is: http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...k-em-2016-2017.

I figured trying to run a WCHA pick-em thread on top of the NCAA one would be to much. Anyone interested in running the WCHA pick-em thread is more than welcome to.

I have a spreadsheet set up to keep track of scoring, so I could modify it for this season and share it with someone if they are interested in running the WCHA pick-em thread.

manurespreader
09-28-2016, 02:46 PM
If Huntsville beats Ferris even one game, they will be serving notice on the rest of the league. Good luck to all and I hope the attendance goes way up for everyone.

TalonsUpPuckDown
09-29-2016, 12:34 PM
If Huntsville beats Ferris even one game, they will be serving notice on the rest of the league. Good luck to all and I hope the attendance goes way up for everyone.

I just checked the WCHA standings page on the website. They have Huntsville in first place. ;)

gfmorris
09-29-2016, 04:17 PM
I just checked the WCHA standings page on the website. They have Huntsville in first place. ;)

Three years ago, it was "First in the alphabet, last in the standings."

GFM

JohnsonsJerseys
09-29-2016, 06:22 PM
Three years ago, it was "First in the alphabet, last in the standings."
GFM
But you have to admit, at that point, UAH was happy just to be in some kind of standings after their years of independance.
Ryan J

gfmorris
09-29-2016, 07:35 PM
But you have to admit, at that point, UAH was happy just to be in some kind of standings after their years of independance.

Yes. That's not the case now. :) It would all start with a win on Saturday, which puts UAH at the top of its league standings for probably the first time ever in Division I.

[Cue UAHstatman to figure out if that's happened before.]

GFM

Dirty Dream No. 2
09-29-2016, 09:44 PM
Why is Ferris opening with league games and not even an exhibition, nor a scrimmage? I guess UAH could be considered scrimmage material, but it still doesn't make much sense.

Tech is opening w/o an exhibition nor scrimmage this year, too, and they're opening at UMD, an even tougher opponent. What are thinking?

uaafanblog
09-29-2016, 09:56 PM
Why is Ferris opening with league games and not even an exhibition, nor a scrimmage? I guess UAH could be considered scrimmage material, but it still doesn't make much sense.

Tech is opening w/o an exhibition nor scrimmage this year, too, and they're opening at UMD, an even tougher opponent. What are thinking?

They're both thinking that since they aren't fully committed financially to playing division 1 hockey that they'll save money in any way they can. Not playing exhibitions = an extra buck three eighty in the bank.

FadeToBlack&Gold
09-29-2016, 10:09 PM
Why is Ferris opening with league games and not even an exhibition, nor a scrimmage? I guess UAH could be considered scrimmage material, but it still doesn't make much sense.

Tech is opening w/o an exhibition nor scrimmage this year, too, and they're opening at UMD, an even tougher opponent. What are thinking?

Tech didn't play an exhibition or scrimmage 2 years ago, and instead opened up the season on the road at Lake State the first weekend of October. We ended up starting on a school record 10-0 run, and making the NCAAs for the first time in 34 years.

Last year, we gave up a home game to play Laurentian twice in two meaningless blowouts...and barely missed the NCAAs.

I'm hardly expecting a repeat of the 2014 start, but I'll take our chances playing games that count. :)

sdbulldogdad
09-29-2016, 10:19 PM
Why is Ferris opening with league games and not even an exhibition, nor a scrimmage? I guess UAH could be considered scrimmage material, but it still doesn't make much sense.

Tech is opening w/o an exhibition nor scrimmage this year, too, and they're opening at UMD, an even tougher opponent. What are thinking?

I heard that it has to do with the new playoff schedule and NCAA tourney so Ferris v. UAH was moved to other weekend (first was only open dates).

davyd83
09-29-2016, 11:32 PM
They're both thinking that since they aren't fully committed financially to playing division 1 hockey that they'll save money in any way they can. Not playing exhibitions = an extra buck three eighty in the bank.

Ferris/UAH got moved because of playoff related schedule compacting. Michigan Tech has 38 games on the schedule this year, including 24 by the time they finish the GLI. They play 24 games away from home and 14 at home. They have 10 games in October. Where would you like them to squeeze in an exhibition game? Yeah, they should have turned down the contract with Duluth to play Laurentian. Brilliant.

AKSWF
09-29-2016, 11:46 PM
Inside the WCHA webisode (1st episode for 16-17):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mIwvBhz6og

manurespreader
09-30-2016, 07:05 AM
Inside the WCHA webisode (1st episode for 16-17):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mIwvBhz6og

Man that guy's hair !

Dirty Dream No. 2
09-30-2016, 07:39 AM
Man that guy's hair !

What is with the shorts?? Put on some **** pants.

bigblue_dl
09-30-2016, 09:09 AM
Ferris/UAH got moved because of playoff related schedule compacting. Michigan Tech has 38 games on the schedule this year, including 24 by the time they finish the GLI. They play 24 games away from home and 14 at home. They have 10 games in October. Where would you like them to squeeze in an exhibition game? Yeah, they should have turned down the contract with Duluth to play Laurentian. Brilliant.

Not to mention, the way the PWR work, this type of schedule is beneficial. The more non-con games you have, the more chances you have to get QWB, and improve PWR. It is a bold strategy that may, or may not pay off. But, IMO, it is a much better plan than wasting potential PWR improvement opportunities and scheduling a Canadian exhibition game instead. We already did the number for last year. If, instead of scheduling a 2 game exhibition series, Tech would have scheduled a non-conference series, and won, even against a bad team, they would have been in the tourney.