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Elmira_College-Fan
11-12-2009, 07:31 PM
Any thoughts on this friday's game at the domes? Sorry guy's for the thread just bored and sick sitting here. Just wanted to get some ideas for this game. I think EC needs to cut down on the GHG's this game.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-12-2009, 07:42 PM
I think if EC wants to get back up to the top half of the ranks, they MUST win this game (and a lot of others, too). They dropped two games to Neumann at the domes last year when it REALLY counted. Yes it's a different team, but I just think that, psychologically, Elmira's upperclassmen could really use this chance for retribution. If Elmira comes out of this with a win, I think we might see more confidence and leadership from the upperclassmen, especially Tuttle (If Tuttle gets the start, that is).

Elmira_College-Fan
11-12-2009, 07:44 PM
I think if EC wants to get back up to the top half of the ranks, they MUST win this game (and a lot of others, too). They dropped two games to Neumann at the domes last year when it REALLY counted. Yes it's a different team, but I just think that, psychologically, Elmira's upperclassmen could really use this chance for retribution. If Elmira comes out of this with a win, I think we might see more confidence and leadership from the upperclassmen, especially Tuttle (If Tuttle gets the start, that is).

I think your right this is a huge game for Elmira since after this game they are on the road till Jan.9th. And if Tuttle dont start there will be some thing said at the game

PrezdeJohnson09
11-12-2009, 07:55 PM
Certainly a big weekend for the Soaring Eagles. They could really use four points to start off conference play strong and set-up their long road trip for the rest of the first semester.

For the reasons you listed below Elmira could use a win over Neumann because of the sour taste that should be in the upperclassmen's mouths knowing the Knights stole the ECAC West championship right from their grasps but also a possible NCAA title.

These two teams met each other six times last season and although the personnel has changed drastically there will be no love lost between the two sides.

I dont think Elmira should be ranked right now and I think they are lucky to still be ranked after the Morrisville loss and almost giving away the Fredonia game. However, they can start to turn things around with a win over a good Neumann team.

Neumann certainly isn't going to pleased after dropping three points to Utica the last two weekends so they'll be coming in guns blazing.

EC has to be better in their own zone and tighten things up around their net and stop giving up shorties. I think EC got spoiled having a solid corp of defensemen the year they went to the Frozen Four and the year before that. Last year you could see the kinks starting to show and this year after losing Branson they are really struggling for leadership in the back end especially with Linden not off to a strong start.

Hopefully the top line can continue to put pucks into the net and EC can get some scoring from the 2nd and 3rd lines to balance things out because Neumann was a deep team last year that rolled four lines and I'm sure coach Dawes is doing the same thing this year with all his freshman.

Matt Ward was also the best player on the ice in the ECAC West game and the NCAA Tournament game last season. EC will need to make sure they know where he is at all times tomorrow night and make sure he isnt the one that beats them.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-12-2009, 08:08 PM
I think your right this is a huge game for Elmira since after this game they are on the road till Jan.9th. And if Tuttle dont start there will be some thing said at the game

Yeah, a really tough road stretch. 3 games against ranked opponents, one game against currently-unranked MSOE, potentially (perhaps likely) ANOTHER game against #2 Oswego...

and then they FINALLY return home... to host #3 Plattsburgh. I'll be at that game, no doubt about it. I'll do whatever I can to make sure I've got tickets to that game.

Anyway, the moral of the story is that Elmira NEEDS these 4pts this weekend to have the confidence to succeed on that road spell.

PrezdeJohnson09
11-12-2009, 08:18 PM
Yeah, a really tough road stretch. 3 games against ranked opponents, one game against currently-unranked MSOE, potentially (perhaps likely) ANOTHER game against #2 Oswego...

and then they FINALLY return home... to host #3 Plattsburgh. I'll be at that game, no doubt about it. I'll do whatever I can to make sure I've got tickets to that game.

Anyway, the moral of the story is that Elmira NEEDS these 4pts this weekend to have the confidence to succeed on that road spell.

Want to come to the Oswego/Adrian game on Friday too?

It'll be a heck of a hockey weekend for anyone who makes it to the Oswego/Adrian game and the Plattsburgh/Elmira game the next day.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-12-2009, 08:33 PM
Want to come to the Oswego/Adrian game on Friday too?

It'll be a heck of a hockey weekend for anyone who makes it to the Oswego/Adrian game and the Plattsburgh/Elmira game the next day.

Heck Yeah! My friend and I are already discussing making it a weekend trip. I just hope we can get tickets. Both seem like they would be extremely high-demand games, and I don't want to get shut out. But then again... I only have experience purchasing tickets for games at the Staff (yes, I will admit that I have never been to a Plattsburgh road game), so I have may a negatively-biased view of DIII athletics box offices.

PrezdeJohnson09
11-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Heck Yeah! My friend and I are already discussing making it a weekend trip. I just hope we can get tickets. Both seem like they would be extremely high-demand games, and I don't want to get shut out. But then again... I only have experience purchasing tickets for games at the Staff (yes, I will admit that I have never been to a Plattsburgh road game), so I have may a negatively-biased view of DIII athletics box offices.

You will have NO and emphasize NO problem at either rinks.

Oswego wouldnt even sell out if the students were there but since they aren't, it's going to be an empty campus center except townies and Plattsburgh fans hitting up the game before going down to Elmira the next day.

I'd guess 1500 tops will be at the Adrian game.

Elmira hasn't sold a game out since the early 90's or late 80's.

We are lucky to get 1500 at games now and thats with students starting to come to games now. If the Jackals are in town that night with the students gone, we'll be lucky to see 1000 people at the game.

Elmira_College-Fan
11-12-2009, 08:42 PM
Heck Yeah! My friend and I are already discussing making it a weekend trip. I just hope we can get tickets. Both seem like they would be extremely high-demand games, and I don't want to get shut out. But then again... I only have experience purchasing tickets for games at the Staff (yes, I will admit that I have never been to a Plattsburgh road game), so I have may a negatively-biased view of DIII athletics box offices.

Iam sure you can or would be able to get tickets for the platty/EC game prob wont be close to a sell out

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-12-2009, 08:46 PM
You will have NO and emphasize NO problem at either rinks.

Oswego wouldnt even sell out if the students were there but since they aren't, it's going to be an empty campus center except townies and Plattsburgh fans hitting up the game before going down to Elmira the next day.

I'd guess 1500 tops will be at the Adrian game.

Elmira hasn't sold a game out since the early 90's or late 80's.

We are lucky to get 1500 at games now and thats with students starting to come to games now. If the Jackals are in town that night with the students gone, we'll be lucky to see 1000 people at the game.

Good to know! Actually, I'd totally forgotten that it was during Winter Break (despite winter break being the only reason that I CAN go).

And it does appear that the Jackals are hosting the Everblades that night.

Thanks!

Elmira_College-Fan
11-12-2009, 08:58 PM
Good to know! Actually, I'd totally forgotten that it was during Winter Break (despite winter break being the only reason that I CAN go).

And it does appear that the Jackals are hosting the Everblades that night.

Thanks!

The jackals play at 7:30 i belive and the EC/Platty game starts at 4 i think so maybe people in Elmira can get to see 2 games maybe

PrezdeJohnson09
11-12-2009, 09:46 PM
The jackals play at 7:30 i belive and the EC/Platty game starts at 4 i think so maybe people in Elmira can get to see 2 games maybe

Are you sure it starts at 4?

That's odd...but with the long trip Plattsburgh has home I guess that could be right.

Just can't remember the last time EC played a home game that didn't start at 7 or later.

LoudHorns31
11-12-2009, 09:51 PM
The jackals play at 7:30 i belive and the EC/Platty game starts at 4 i think so maybe people in Elmira can get to see 2 games maybe

according to the Plattsburgh schedule, the game is at 7. and as for Dereks question about Plattsburgh fans going to the Adrian/Oswego game, the only reason I'm really making the trip this year is because of the Adrian/Oswego game. it's tough to make an almost 6 hour trip for just a single hockey game. but now that that game is the same weekend it makes it worth is for us!

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-12-2009, 09:52 PM
Are you sure it starts at 4?

That's odd...but with the long trip Plattsburgh has home I guess that could be right.

Just can't remember the last time EC played a home game that didn't start at 7 or later.

Maybe they were considering how tired all the Plattsburgh fans would be after going to the Adrian game the night before :rolleyes:

But in all honesty, that does make life a lot simpler for Plattsburgh townies like me.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-12-2009, 09:56 PM
The Elmira Athletics website says 4pm, the Plattsburgh website says 7pm... USCHO appears to have believed the home team's schedule.

As for only making the trip because of Adrian/Oswego... I'm also an Elmira fan, so I'd be making the trip anyway... Adrian@Oswego is just an extra benefit

Elmira_College-Fan
11-12-2009, 11:03 PM
Are you sure it starts at 4?

That's odd...but with the long trip Plattsburgh has home I guess that could be right.

Just can't remember the last time EC played a home game that didn't start at 7 or later.

Ya i belive it's 4 thats what Don H was telling.

goec18
11-13-2009, 10:03 AM
This matchup can become a major rivalry like Elmira and RIT used to be. Whenever these two teams play its always a good game. This could be the game of the week and it will be an actionpacked game in the DOMES.

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DH003325
11-13-2009, 10:49 AM
The EC-Plattsburgh game is definitely a 4:00 start. I confirmed that with Aaron Saul. This is to cut down on late travel. I hear we will do the same thing when we go up there next year

PrezdeJohnson09
11-13-2009, 10:57 AM
The EC-Plattsburgh game is definitely a 4:00 start. I confirmed that with Aaron Saul. This is to cut down on late travel. I hear we will do the same thing when we go up there next year

Nice that the game is on the schedule again next year.

Although judging from Emery's comments on Behind the Bench, I didn't expect Plattsburgh to end the series on a year they were due to host.

Maybe 2011-2012 will be the death of this storied rivalry :(

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
11-13-2009, 09:17 PM
Well, I wasn't at the game, but it certainly looks as though the Eagles had a strong showing tonight. If they can keep it up tomorrow night, they should have the confidence to continue the season strong. Could this be the turning point in the EC season?