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Caxton Bomber
05-14-2010, 11:15 AM
MSU officially announces 2010-11 schedule
http://www.msumavericks.com/news/2010/5/13/MHOCKEY_0513101239.aspx

Bale
05-14-2010, 09:06 PM
Thank God, we're finally done with those stupid home-and-homes....at least for this year.

MavsFan
05-15-2010, 02:37 AM
Thank God, we're finally done with those stupid home-and-homes....at least for this year.I hate them, and I'm sure all the downtown restaurants, bars, and hotels agree with me.

Chris Clark Fan Club
05-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Seriously? A month on the road?

2010-11 Minnesota State Men's Hockey Schedule
Date Opponent Site
Oct. 4 British Columbia (ex.) Mankato, Minn.
Oct. 8 St. Lawrence Mankato, Minn.
Oct. 9 St. Lawrence Mankato, Minn.
Oct. 15 @ Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich.
Oct. 16 @ Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich.
Oct. 22 Colorado College Mankato, Minn.
Oct. 23 Colorado College Mankato, Minn.
Oct. 29 @ Alaska-Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
Oct. 30 @ Alaska-Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska
Nov. 5 @ Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Nov. 6 @ Nebraska-Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Nov. 12 @ Denver Denver, Colo.
Nov. 13 @ Denver Denver, Colo.
Nov. 26 @ Mass. Lowell Lowell, Mass.
Nov. 27 @ Mass. Lowell Lowell, Mass.
Dec. 3 Minnesota Mankato, Minn.
Dec. 4 Minnesota Mankato, Minn.
Dec. 10 North Dakota Mankato, Minn.
Dec. 11 North Dakota Mankato, Minn.
Jan. 1 @ Shillelagh Tournament* Chicago, Ill.
Jan. 2 @ Shillelagh Tournament* Chicago, Ill.
Jan. 7 American International Mankato, Minn.
Jan. 8 American International Mankato, Minn.
Jan. 14 Denver Mankato, Minn.
Jan. 15 Denver Mankato, Minn.
Jan. 21 @ Wisconsin Madison, Minn.
Jan. 22 @ Wisconsin Madison, Minn.
Jan. 28 @ St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn.
Jan. 29 @ St. Cloud State St. Cloud, Minn.
Feb. 4 Bemidji State Mankato, Minn.
Feb. 5 Bemidji State Mankato, Minn.
Feb. 11 @ Colorado College Colo. Springs, Colo.
Feb. 12 @ Colorado College Colo. Springs, Colo.
Feb. 18 Minnesota Duluth Mankato, Minn.
Feb. 19 Minnesota Duluth Mankato, Minn.
Mar. 4 Alaska-Anchorage Mankato, Minn.
Mar. 5 Alaska-Anchorage Mankato, Minn.
Mar. 11-13 WCHA First Round On campus sites
Mar. 17-19 WCHA Final Five St. Paul, Minn.

state of hockey
05-19-2010, 10:23 AM
I hate them, and I'm sure all the downtown restaurants, bars, and hotels agree with me.

Really? They would rather have two games in St. Cloud rather than having one of them in Mankato?

I'd understand your view more during the seasons that you play one of the teams four times, not twice.

redheadzeb
05-19-2010, 08:54 PM
Seriously? A month on the road?

2010-11 Minnesota State Men's Hockey Schedule
...

At least the majority of December and January are home, as well as the series to end the year. Sucks, however, when you really want to watch hockey in November.

MavsFan
05-20-2010, 01:10 AM
Really? They would rather have two games in St. Cloud rather than having one of them in Mankato?Yes, I think they'd rather have one weekend every other year where people stay in town in hotels, eating in restaurants and drinking in bars, than one weekend every year where people drive to town, watch the game, and drive back home.

Chris Clark Fan Club
05-20-2010, 01:25 PM
I look at it this way. We have 2 weekends of hockey rather than just 1.

Much better on my opinion.

MavsFan
05-21-2010, 01:48 AM
I look at it this way. We have 2 weekends of hockey rather than just 1.

Much better on my opinion.You live in Edina. Mankato could use the money.

Chris Clark Fan Club
05-23-2010, 10:22 PM
What does me living in Edina have to do with Home and Home series?

CornwallAce
05-23-2010, 10:31 PM
If everything goes right, I am planning to go to the AIC games in January. (Have a friend who moved to Lanesboro, with a diner.) How are the roads, generally, from Mankato to Lanesboro in the winter?

MavsFan
05-24-2010, 02:02 AM
What does me living in Edina have to do with Home and Home series?Because the economics have no impact on you.

MavsFan
05-24-2010, 02:06 AM
How are the roads, generally, from Mankato to Lanesboro in the winter?Seriously? Completely unreliable. You're talking about extremely rural roads for well over a hundred miles.

MaizeRage
05-24-2010, 02:16 AM
Seriously? Completely unreliable. You're talking about extremely rural roads for well over a hundred miles.

It's not that bad. It's only about 45 miles up to Rochester, and then you'd come in on 14, which is major enough that it shouldn't be too bad. Or about 40 miles to get on I90, and then come up 22.

Either way, it's probably a solid 2 and half hour drive, but shouldn't be bad unless it snows that day.

MavsFan
05-24-2010, 02:20 AM
It's not that bad. It's only about 45 miles up to Rochester, and then you'd come in on 14, which is major enough that it shouldn't be too bad. Or about 40 miles to get on I90, and then come up 22.

Either way, it's probably a solid 2 and half hour drive, but shouldn't be bad unless it snows that day.And that 40 or 45 miles is roads that could be wind-blown and un-plowed. I've made the drive to Rochester in the winter, and was glad to get there alive. 14 can be a real ***** in the winter, and 22 north from I-90? Are you kidding?

I'm just trying to be honest; it's extremely unreliable to expect to get to Mankato from there in the winter.

Chris Clark Fan Club
05-24-2010, 08:11 PM
Because the economics have no impact on you.

Right? Do you own a bar, hotel, or restaurant?

MavsFan
05-25-2010, 12:49 AM
Right? Do you own a bar, hotel, or restaurant?
Do you understand the impact on a local economy, and how that affects everyone there? Money spent in town gets circulated in town. Taxes in town stay in town.

Bale
05-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Do you understand the impact on a local economy, and how that affects everyone there? Money spent in town gets circulated in town. Taxes in town stay in town.

That's my point also. Several of the business owners in town commented a couple of years ago that when they took away the Gopher series, they took away the biggest revenue night of the year away. That doesn't just hurt the business, that hurts the community and eventually the team (because of all the ill-will that is caused).

As for the actual experience, I would prefer to be in Mankato for an entire weekend with people from SCSU or UMN traveling for the entire weekend. The atmosphere on Saturday night last year after the MSU/UMN game was fantastic. If you have that for two nights it only get amplified.

CornwallAce
05-25-2010, 06:43 PM
Thank you for the talk about the road from Lanesboro to Rochester in the winter. Obviously in the spring(when I drove it), it was perfectly fine. I will have to play the trip by ear and watch the weather.

blueyesme2
05-25-2010, 10:02 PM
lines for 2010?