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FlagDUDE08
04-09-2010, 03:07 PM
I predict that the continuing saga of JL will keep us posting unless he does something to make us know for sure -- like signing with a major junior team.

Maybe it will be like "Fifteen", where the story never ends. :D

Though it did end, and I'm pretty sure only about 6 people on this board will get this reference.

If he's stuck with his RPI commitment for this long, though, I think he'll give everything he has to become eligible to play.

RHamilton
04-09-2010, 03:17 PM
The BU, Northeastern, Niagara, UAH and Union games are unknowns at this point.

at Northeastern - 10/15
Niagara - 10/23
Union - 11/12
at Union - 11/13
BU - 12/11
at UAH - 12/30
at UAH - 12/31

I'm a bit confused by an away game at Northeastern and a home game vs. Bentley on the same weekend, but that's what the schedule I've seen lists.


On the Field House front, very little is going to change seating wise. Section 1 is gone for good. In its place will be a two story structure with VIP balcony seating, offices for the coaches, and conference rooms on the 2nd level. The windows along the front are all being reopened and will probably feature EMPAC style lighting which should make the Field House look awesome at night. The bathrooms in the northwest corner are being replaced/renovated, and there will be a walkway above them that connects the new structure to some of the auxiliary rooms (including the new RPI TV room!) under the stands.

It was found that the lighting over the ice was rated at an average of 63 foot-candles, whereas the NCAA mandates at least 100 foot-candles, so expect all new fixtures. I believe they're working on finding the budget for new house lights as well. They'll also be painting the ceiling, which should lighten things further. The PA system will likely not be receiving an upgrade.

There's also quite a lot of talk about a video scoreboard/jumbotron. The prevailing idea is to replace the current scoreboard with a 3 or 4-sided video board, much like the screen at Harvard. However, there would not be room for the score/period/penalty information below the screen, so that information would be relegated to the catwalks. The other idea is to mount a much larger screen above/behind the Pep Band stage, but I'm not convinced the sight lines would be very good, especially considering the netting behind the goal.

Wicked Slappaahs
04-09-2010, 03:36 PM
Ralph:

Do you know what the HFH will look like after the work they are doing on it this summer? How it will be set up differently from now.

thanks

RVD: They had renderings of the renovations set up on easels in the HFH for all home games this year...Essentially, according to those drawings, the entire front facade of the building is to be removed and replaced with a modern full-glass facade...including a new lobby, box office and entry doors into the rink. Also, as part of the work, the old Section 1 is slated to become one or two club type rooms for game rentals and VIP groups...as well as a few offices, IIRC. Also, you may recall that along the front wall of the rink there are air handling units, so I would imagine those will be replaced/upgraded -- or at the very least hidden from sight in what becomes the new wall.

I don't have time to find these drawings on the RPI website, but I know I have found them there in the past. I know the original schedule was to begin this work right about now, but what I do not know is whether the admin. is sticking to this plan.

AspyDad
04-09-2010, 03:42 PM
For the poster who was getting on SA about criticizing his players, that person should have been around when the Fat Man (Adessa) was coach. For example, SA was honest when he talked about Yorkie giving up a cheapie on the winning goal (soft backhand) at Colgate. I remember him saying that he thought Yorkie "wishes he had that one back" or words to that effect . That's honesty, not coming down hard. Speaking of York, I am hoping that SA recruits some goaltending because I've heard from some folks that Yorkie may not be staying the whole four. What say you Ralph about bolstering the netminding area especially in light of the poor showing by backups during freakout weekend. I will hang up so I can listen to your response.

burgie12
04-09-2010, 03:46 PM
I know the original schedule was to begin this work right about now, but what I do not know is whether the admin. is sticking to this plan.

That is still the plan. Talking with JFK, he said that the ice was being melted and the cranes were ready to move into the concrete area.



5-year trends of ECAC attendance coming later today or tomorrow.

AspyDad
04-09-2010, 05:27 PM
BTW - Not asking anyone to divulge sources but how reliable on the Appert extension posts? Appert is a first class guy and will bring us to the promised land. Hope it is true. We need to lock him up because OS might be throwing $$$ at SA's pal Blasi. Known fact OS is lusting after Blasi. Seth could be a candidate for Miami if Blasi takes the cash. Gwozdeky connection. Stranger things have happened.

Ralph Baer
04-09-2010, 06:49 PM
For the poster who was getting on SA about criticizing his players, that person should have been around when the Fat Man (Adessa) was coach. For example, SA was honest when he talked about Yorkie giving up a cheapie on the winning goal (soft backhand) at Colgate. I remember him saying that he thought Yorkie "wishes he had that one back" or words to that effect . That's honesty, not coming down hard. Speaking of York, I am hoping that SA recruits some goaltending because I've heard from some folks that Yorkie may not be staying the whole four. What say you Ralph about bolstering the netminding area especially in light of the poor showing by backups during freakout weekend. I will hang up so I can listen to your response.

It's nice that everyone thing that my opinion is worth something. :)

I don't think that York is leaving now, but he could leave after next year. IMO, he would be a more important early loss than any other single player (i.e., Pirri or D'Amigo but not both).

We do know that SA has been looking at Stevens who would be available in 2011. He's probably looking at others also. As to Merriam, although I don't see him ever being a number 1 goalie, we haven't seen enough of him to be sure.

fishcore12
04-09-2010, 07:23 PM
Just got a text message from a friend who is in Detroit and let it be known that Chase Polacek is a 1st team All-American....Congrats Chase.

Ralph Baer
04-09-2010, 07:24 PM
Just got a text message from a friend who is in Detroit and let it be known that Chase Polacek is a 1st team All-American....Congrats Chase.

Seconded. :) http://www.ahcahockey.com/news/0910/0409d1aa.html

DrDemento
04-09-2010, 07:25 PM
Just got a text message from a friend who is in Detroit and let it be known that Chase Polacek is a 1st team All-American....Congrats Chase.

Way to go!!!

AspyDad
04-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Awesome. Congrats to Chase. I believe Chase was brought in the first full recruiting year for SA. Another retort to all the bedwetters (homage to Red Cloud) who carp at SA. If we can sure up D we are going to be good next year. Question for Ralph -- Last RPI 1st team All American that weren't from the Capital Region?

The following is official press release -
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/4/9/MHOCK_0409101034.aspx

AspyDad
04-09-2010, 07:57 PM
Sorry for bad grammar. Last RPI first teamer that wasn't from Capital Region? Long day at work.

Ralph Baer
04-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Awesome. Congrats to Chase. I believe Chase was brought in the first full recruiting year for SA. Another retort to all the bedwetters (homage to Red Cloud) who carp at SA. If we can sure up D we are going to be good next year. Question for Ralph -- Last RPI 1st team All American that weren't from the Capital Region?

The following is official press release -
http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2010/4/9/MHOCK_0409101034.aspx

Joel Laing

Ralph Baer
04-10-2010, 12:31 AM
Today is 10 April 2010. There are 181 days until RPI's next game.


This is based upon 8 October for the start of next season.

Ralph Baer
04-10-2010, 12:35 AM
On Friday, the Indiana Ice lost to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 5-3. Nick Bailen had an assist and a hooking penalty. Indiana trails in the best-of-five playoff series 2-0. http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/boxscore.html?gameid=1250423

Bailen's line is now 2-0-1-1-2.
His total is 60-14-28-42-99.

Ralph Baer
04-10-2010, 12:39 AM
2010
Jacob Laliberté C Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 50-62-48-110- 34
Playoffs 12- 3- 6- 9- 2 season over
Total 62-65-54-119- 36
Brock Higgs LW Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL) 48-22-34- 56- 82
Playoffs 17- 6-12- 18- 16 season over
Total 65-28-46- 74- 98
Johnny Rogic RC Alberni Vly Bulldogs (BCHL) 59-18-29- 47- 36
Playoffs 13- 6- 4- 10- 8 season over
Total 72-24-33- 57- 44
Matt Tinordi LW Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) 59-23-22- 45- 69
Playoffs 3- 0- 1- 1- 2 season over
Total 62-23-23- 46- 71
Nick Bailen RD Indiana Ice (USHL) 58-14-27- 41- 97
Playoffs 2- 0- 1- 1- 2 04/10/10
Total 60-14-28- 42- 99
Guy Leboeuf LD Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 62-10-19- 29- 66
Playoffs 12- 1- 5- 6- 12 season over
Total 74-11-24- 35- 78
Nick Quinn LD Aurora Tigers (OJAHL) 10- 2- 7- 9- 6
Orangeville Crushers (CCHL) 27- 5- 6- 11- 20
Playoffs 0- 0- 0- 0- 0 season over
Total 37- 7-13- 20- 26
Greg Burgdoerfer RW not playing 0- 0- 0- 0- 0

2010 or 2011
Luke Curadi LD Penticton Vees (BCHL) 58- 7-10- 17- 98
Playoffs 16- 0- 1- 1- 22 season over
Total 74- 7-11- 18-120
2011
Patrick Koudys LD Burlington Cougars (CCHL) 50- 5-28- 33- 42
Playoffs 12- 0- 1- 1- 16 season over
Total 62- 5-29- 34- 58


2010 women
Toni Sanders F Susquehanna Rapids U19 Red 34-53- 9- 62- 42 season over
West York HS Boys Team 18-27-19- 46- ? season over
Total 52-80-28-108- ?
Missy Mankey F Hopkins HS Minnetonka MN 31-15-10- 25- 28 season over
Jordan Smelker LW Team Alaska U19 30-22-16- 38- 6 season over?
Madison Marzario RD Shattuck St Mary's 22- 1- 9- 10- 50 04/10/10 missing several games
Nona Letuligasenoa D NAHA White ?- ?- ?- ?- ? season over

RHamilton
04-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Hey guys,

I'm pretty sure Luke Curadi is at the RPI Accepted Students day festivities. Luke or someone who looked exactly like him was talking with some ACHA guys at the activity fair. I'll confirm if I have the chance.

Wicked Slappaahs
04-10-2010, 11:06 AM
Hey guys,

I'm pretty sure Luke Curadi is at the RPI Accepted Students day festivities. Luke or someone who looked exactly like him was talking with some ACHA guys at the activity fair. I'll confirm if I have the chance.

The B.R.O. is hard to miss -- 6'4 250ish, shock red hair and big enough to bench press a Buick. :D

Wicked Slappaahs
04-10-2010, 11:10 AM
I had the opportunity to witness one of Doc's buddies - Frank Murphy - work his magic in the AHL last night. He was a linesman for the Adk. Phantoms game vs. Bing. Sens. Can't say he was much better than his ECAC work...:eek: :D

Wicked Slappaahs
04-10-2010, 11:19 AM
...If we can sure up D we are going to be good next year...]Defense is my number 1, 2 and 3 concern heading into next season...our ability to take the next step will depend on our blueline play, IMO.