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mar7967
03-31-2010, 06:16 AM
This might be a stupid question...but how do they keep a hockey rink cold inside a football stadium?

They are controlling the air temp inside ford field. It will be held at 60 degrees with 40% humidity for ideal ice conditions.

see video here: http://www.freep.com/article/20100331/SPORTS08/3310310/1365/SPORTS/Ford-Field-gridiron-makes-way-for-hockey-rink

Russell Jaslow
03-31-2010, 08:18 AM
Don't be zipping too fast the OPP WILL CATCH YOU!!!!!!!!:eek:

Everytime I see OPP plastered on the side of one of their dinky police cars, I laugh. Like OPP sounds intimidating.

Do Canadian cops even carry guns? :D

LtPowers
03-31-2010, 08:18 AM
Wayne Wilson and Jerry York both were asked about this during the NCAA press conference today.

I didn't know there was a press conference yesterday; is there video of it online?


Powers &8^]

Russell Jaslow
03-31-2010, 08:24 AM
I'm not sure it favors any team.. gives both team a week or so to review video and so forth.

Even though I will be rooting for RIT very hard, I can look at this a little more objectively than some.

I think the layoff favors Wisconsin big time. First of all, RIT is not going to be able to sneak up on anyone. Wisconsin now knows they have to respect RIT, unlike DU and UNH did.

Because of that, the Wisconsin coaches will be hammering that point to their players for two weeks. They'll have time to let it sink in, unlike if they had to turn around two days later and head to Detroit. In a short time span, overconfidence can still abound. When the players have time to settle down and think about their opponent, they will listen to their coaches more.

This also gives the coaches plenty of time to review tapes. You know they know they have to completely dissect RIT's play, something I suspect the DU and certainly the UNH coaches didn't spend a lot of time on.

Yes, RIT also has lots of time to prepare. But when a better team takes their preparation time seriously, it's always going to favor the better team.

blockski
03-31-2010, 08:30 AM
Well, remember that UW's played 3 games against DU and 2 games against UNH (granted, those two were a long time ago) this season, so there's a lot of comparative tape to look at. UW also knows the one other common opponent - Mankato - quite well. DU probably only really had the Mankato tape to work with comparatively - it's a lot harder to draw conclusions from a small sample size against largely inferior competition in Atlantic Hockey.

Anyway, both coaching staffs should have plenty of tape to look at this time around. The element of surprise is gone.

The layoff also gives the coaches more leeway to skate the players hard in practice if they don't think they're focused enough.

Gurtholfin
03-31-2010, 08:32 AM
How do the coaches keep their teams sharp?

Eaves and Lucia were in talks about having a couple of scrimmage games this weekend, but it was decided that the Badgers needed stronger competition, so my men's league team is getting the call.

Gurtholfin
03-31-2010, 08:34 AM
The layoff also gives the coaches more leeway to skate the players hard in practice if they don't think they're focused enough.

Oh yeah. I bet they're having some brutal practices this week and then they'll get back to normal next week.

I seem to remember that being the case in 06 also.

HeyJay
03-31-2010, 08:37 AM
Prediction: RIT takes it over the Badgers by a 4-2 score. Burt scores twice in front of his hometown crowd.

Mania
03-31-2010, 09:02 AM
Prediction: RIT takes it over the Badgers by a 4-2 score. Burt scores twice in front of his hometown crowd.

Sounds good to me :D

Ed Trefzger
03-31-2010, 11:51 AM
I didn't know there was a press conference yesterday; is there video of it online?
Powers &8^]

No video. It was a conference call for media only conducted by the NCAA. Each team phoned in from their own site and press called in.

jwilli
03-31-2010, 12:31 PM
This might be a stupid question...but how do they keep a hockey rink cold inside a football stadium?

The same way the ice is maintained in a hockey arena, refrigerated coils under the ice.

jwilli
03-31-2010, 12:56 PM
Eaves and Lucia were in talks about having a couple of scrimmage games this weekend, but it was decided that the Badgers needed stronger competition, so my men's league team is getting the call.
Now that's funny... :D

unclenick
03-31-2010, 03:36 PM
Do Canadian cops even carry guns? :D

Nahhhhhhhhh we use bow & arrows & pelletguns:p :o :o

Red Till I'm Dead!
04-05-2010, 10:50 AM
77 hrs approx until the puck drops
This threads needs to go to the top!!

Go Red!!!

Mania
04-05-2010, 11:47 AM
I hope Wisconsin is as cocky as a lot of their fans seem to be.

Red Till I'm Dead!
04-05-2010, 12:10 PM
I hope Wisconsin is as cocky as a lot of their fans seem to be.

:confused:
All I have seen is UW fans giving RIT huge props on the way they have played.

Mania
04-05-2010, 12:18 PM
:confused:
All I have seen is UW fans giving RIT huge props on the way they have played.

Really? Hmm, maybe I was just paying attention to the ones that said they were going to kill us.

Also I feel dumb because I thought the people saying Go Red were Cornell fans. :o

Timothy A
04-05-2010, 12:19 PM
I hope Wisconsin is as cocky as a lot of their fans seem to be.

Other than VW or UW14, um, that really not the case at all. Even those 2 have really toned it down. It's the Frozen Four, all 3 games should be tight. And if you think we're cocky, you haven't bumped into the Sue fans on this board. They seem to have taken the Rodent arrogance and compounded it by 1000.

On paper UW would seem to have more NHL talent, but that's projected ability at the next level, and that doesn't necessarily translate to actual play at the college level. Just as the Rodents. :D

I was looking at RIT's roster Friday, it's an older Canadian team (a 23 yr old freshman?!), and therefore a physically and mentally mature team. That would help any team's chances, along with a very good dose of talent. Of course, being older and Canadian hasn't helped UAA or Tech over the years.

Let's Go RED!!!!!!!!!

Red Till I'm Dead!
04-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Really? Hmm, maybe I was just paying attention to the ones that said they were going to kill us.

Also I feel dumb because I thought the people saying Go Red were Cornell fans. :o

I had to reread this entire thread and I have not seen one mention that UW is going to "kill" RIT. Or anything else of that nature. Now I have not read every post in the UW thread but come on dude, lets act like an adult and stop the schoolyard crap.

You think what you want to but myself along with most other UW fans hope RIT cools down because the are playing some great hockey. This game will be played close with lots of big hits. Hopefully UW can keep their hands down and finish off checks without getting a penalty called on them.

RedFreak
04-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Really? Hmm, maybe I was just paying attention to the ones that said they were going to kill us.

The marvelous thing about the internet is that you can easily link to the posts that you are referring to. Please do so.