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MissThundercat
08-08-2017, 10:56 PM
Neither of the Alaska teams made it into the "Far Too Early SHOTS Predictions"? Impressive.

They are 7 and 9, respectively.

MissThundercat
08-09-2017, 12:10 AM
They are 7 and 9, respectively.

6-16:

6. UAH
7. UAA
8. Maine
9. UAF
10. Holy Cross
11. Colorado College
12. Army
13. UMass
14. Dartmouth
15. AIC
16. NMU

Just so you know, there is no computer, there is no objective rankings system. We have no desire to be like that "other" tournament.

MissThundercat
08-09-2017, 08:59 PM
6-16:

6. UAH
7. UAA
8. Maine
9. UAF
10. Holy Cross
11. Colorado College
12. Army
13. UMass
14. Dartmouth
15. AIC
16. NMU

Just so you know, there is no computer, there is no objective rankings system. We have no desire to be like that "other" tournament.

Does anyone else want to take a stab at SHOTS?

LTsatch
08-09-2017, 09:54 PM
I will just add that the former SHU home the illustrious Milford CT Ice Pavilion is looking for March rentals. SHU's 200 fans are now wallowing in an 8000 seat arena in Bridgeport, but ironically are not the hosts for the 2018 D-1 Hockey regional there. Yale and Fairfield University (no hockey team) are the co-hosts.

MissThundercat
08-09-2017, 11:39 PM
I will just add that the former SHU home the illustrious Milford CT Ice Pavilion is looking for March rentals. SHU's 200 fans are now wallowing in an 8000 seat arena in Bridgeport, but ironically are not the hosts for the 2018 D-1 Hockey regional there. Yale and Fairfield University (no hockey team) are the co-hosts.

We'll take it under consideration. Any links or pictures?

John J. MacInnes
08-10-2017, 03:53 PM
The Baraga County Fairgrounds building in Pelkie, Michigan has made a back channel approach to receive consideration as a host site.

The facility features natural ice, complete with small tadpoles and fish embedded in the rough ice surface. With no Zamboni within 20 miles, the ice is resurfaced by first dry scraping by the fans themselves, followed by a flooding with water from the adjacent Sturgeon River. There is no heat anywhere inside the pole barn style building. Locker room facilities would be in the 4-H show barn next door, utilizing the animal stalls.

Media headquarters would be in the local one room schoolhouse, which would double as a team hotel since there are no other places to stay within 15 miles.

MissThundercat
08-10-2017, 09:04 PM
Should the NCHC receive an auto bid, possibly taking a spot from a more deserving Atlantic Hockey or WCHA team?

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-10-2017, 10:16 PM
We already had this debate a few years back. Yes, they get an autobid. They're better than everyone else, so it stands to reason that their worst team is better at sucking than everyone else.

MissThundercat
08-11-2017, 12:01 AM
We already had this debate a few years back. Yes, they get an autobid. They're better than everyone else, so it stands to reason that their worst team is better at sucking than everyone else.

Then what I will do is put them at 15-16 in SHOTS with an (auto bid) note.

Snively65
08-11-2017, 12:48 AM
Great thread! Hottest on the Board right now, for sure!

MissThundercat
08-12-2017, 01:16 PM
The committee will be taking suggestions on venues until January. Right now, we're going with Fade's idea of the Futile Four in Louisiana, unless someone can top it.

joecct
08-12-2017, 05:39 PM
The committee will be taking suggestions on venues until January. Right now, we're going with Fade's idea of the Futile Four in Louisiana, unless someone can top it.

Does it have to be in the USA or would Nepal qualify?.

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-12-2017, 06:55 PM
Does it have to be in the USA or would Nepal qualify?.

The BFB committee certainly can't afford to fly teams anywhere. So I would think all tournament sites must have bus access from the United States. Note, I didn't say convenient bus access. ;)

I think the only Futile Four ever held outside of the US was at some mall rink in Mexico City, and IIRC we lost a participating team that year who never made it back to the States.

MissThundercat
08-12-2017, 08:05 PM
The BFB committee certainly can't afford to fly teams anywhere. So I would think all tournament sites must have bus access from the United States. Note, I didn't say convenient bus access. ;)

I think the only Futile Four ever held outside of the US was at some mall rink in Mexico City, and IIRC we lost a participating team that year who never made it back to the States.
Last season. Michigan State's goalie never made it back.

model94
08-12-2017, 08:35 PM
Adding to the aura, Terry Nichols was from the area.



I think I've found a good prospect for a BFB Midwest Regional bid - Huron County Expo Center & Ice Arena in Bad Axe, MI. However, the clock is ticking. The next year or two is probably their last shot at a bid, before a newer, far too ritzy facility is constructed:

http://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/County-again-looking-into-building-new-arena-9150076.php

http://huroncountyview.mihomepaper.com/news/2017-07-20/Community/Hockey_Association_commits_750K_for_new_ice_arena. html

Key selling points:

1. At 70x190, the rink is nicely undersized

2. The ice plant is a decade past its EOL date, and is currently being held together with spit and glue. It could go **** up at any time.

3. Unlike other areas of the state, Michigan's thumb is not all that into hockey. Huron County is also the least densely populated county in the southern Lower Peninsula (http://www.usa.com/rank/michigan-state--population-density--county-rank.htm).

4. There is no media/TV/radio setup in the rink, so the ability to deliver any sort of traditional game broadcasts will be restricted. In 2017, regardless of venue, the committee may need to consider methods of preventing social media broadcasts, as Facebook and YouTube Live continue to become increasingly popular mediums. Is there some way the BFB could use its influence to have BFB tournament games auto-flagged as inappropriate content on Facebook and YouTube? Or perhaps the committee could pay some Russians to hack and temporarily disable the cellular services within the local areas of the chosen sites?

joecct
08-12-2017, 08:38 PM
The BFB committee certainly can't afford to fly teams anywhere. So I would think all tournament sites must have bus access from the United States. Note, I didn't say convenient bus access. ;)

I think the only Futile Four ever held outside of the US was at some mall rink in Mexico City, and IIRC we lost a participating team that year who never made it back to the States.

Point Barrow, AK?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/magneticnorth/2746522518/

model94
08-12-2017, 08:42 PM
I played club hockey in the mid-80s at Carnegie Mellon. We traveled to West Virginia University for a weekend, the rink was open on three sides. And the local culture (which I'm sure could catch on) involved fans who stood behind the visiting goal and spit over the glass onto the opposing goaltender. I suggesting looking into this venue.

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-12-2017, 08:48 PM
Point Barrow, AK?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/magneticnorth/2746522518/

Could've sworn we had the BFB West Regional in Barrow at some point in the past few years.

Yuppie Scum
08-12-2017, 09:17 PM
I played club hockey in the mid-80s at Carnegie Mellon. We traveled to West Virginia University for a weekend, the rink was open on three sides. And the local culture (which I'm sure could catch on) involved fans who stood behind the visiting goal and spit over the glass onto the opposing goaltender. I suggesting looking into this venue.

However, WVU's sweater game strong.

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(I hope that this board is now high tech enough to have images. Most of the players in the NCAA, even at Merrimack, were born after AOL cd's were a thing)

Happy
08-13-2017, 04:29 PM
Should the NCHC receive an auto bid, possibly taking a spot from a more deserving Atlantic Hockey or WCHA team?

of course, if they suck, they suck. Some of those high fullutin teams need to see how the other half lives.