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czeckthebody
01-16-2011, 12:54 AM
LTsatch
Take 95 to 195 to Gano Street exit--go left at the end of the ramp, and then at the light go right onto Gano Street which becomes Taber
Left on Lloyd and you get to Meehan in 3 blocks--it will be on the left at Hope and Lloyd

Just park on Lloyd

There won't be many people at the game--there never are plus the Patriots are playing and that is an obsession around here and will pull away some who would go just to se ethe #1 team in the country

It is nothing like the Whale in terms of crowds. My brother in law lives in Guilford and we go to the odd game in New Haven. It is unbelievable what your new coach has done with Yale's team. The atmosphere there is excellent which has to help recruiting. Brown's atmosphere is not great so it's a recruiting disadvantage,

I saw Yale play last year at the NCAA's in Worcester and again on TV this year against Union and they have an offensive juggernaut and a D that feeds them nicely. If you had a great goalie--like say the kid Beaudry at PC (I am a PC man at heart but have been migrating to Brown because they are more fun to watch of late)--then you would have a legit chance to win the NCAA this year.

What has made me a convert to Brown is the skill of some of their players. That's the fun of watching hockey anyway--skilled players as opposed to trap teams and the like. We have a guy on Brown--#27--who is as skilled as anyone in the country.

Best of luck to Yale (but not tomorrow). Brown could win this game with a very big defensive effort but it is a long shot because Yale is one of the only tyeams in the east anyway with 4 real lines. Most teams have 2 at most and that is a problem in back to back game situations.

Onion Man
01-16-2011, 07:18 AM
Brown wins today, without a doubt.

Brown 4
Yale* 2

With the Pats game going on at the same time, this could be the smallest crowd ever at Meehan. Too bad

BrunoFan00
01-16-2011, 07:38 AM
No problem, happy to help out a fellow fan (even an Eli).

As for parking, I have only this to say: good luck! If you get there really early, there should be ample parking on the streets surrounding Meehan, and I doubt it'll be a very well-attended event since it's a Sunday afternoon with no students and the Patriots playing at the same time, so you should be ok. But as for a lot, there really aren't any right around the rink except for the one down the street at the Stevensen Field Complex (and I'm not sure if that one is open to the public; I've been parking on the streets for almost 20 years).

The Stevenson Field lot will be open. The lot outside Meehan and the Pitz is pretty crammed with the ongoing construction and repairs being made on top of the Pizzitola- parking on Hope and Lloyd will be okay, but kind of tight with the snowbanks.

I'm hoping a few stout souls make it out to the game, regardless of the Pats. After all, this game will end when the Patriots game is at about halftime, depending on how many stoppages there are.

LTsatch
01-16-2011, 08:13 AM
Brown played well for the first two periods yesterday, they seemed to tire in the third. Your goalie played well also. Refs did not help either team, but when Yale gets the advantage in power plays, they usually take advantage. The scary thing is that Yale really is not clicking on all cylinders and have some improvements to make, especially with regard to passing on the pp.

Thanks for all of the advice , it is greatly appreciated!

Yale84
01-16-2011, 08:40 AM
Sorry we won't be joining you at Brown, Ltsatch - should be a great game. Save travels and GO BLUE!

LTsatch
01-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Just saw in my morning paper that a wake that I thought was going to be Monday is actually today, so I will not be making the trek. I have two free electronic tickets that can be e-mailed if anyone would like them. Once again, thanks for the help. Please email me at Ltsatch@yahoo.com or reply here if you want them.

BrunoFan00
01-16-2011, 02:49 PM
Today's game is being broadcast on local radio via AM790 for those in southern New England, according to the link on brownbears.com.

Waterboy66
01-16-2011, 05:39 PM
Excellent outing by the Bears today. Harry Z's winner was spectacular. His speed is impressive, as he just blew past 2 Yale defenders.

The team as a whole played very well, essentially controlling lots of the play, and even enduring quite a series of bad officiating calls. It's clear the referees know who is supposed to win these games, and was clearly helping Yale along. Unfortunately Yale got outplayed.

Congrats Bears.

Mike Hutter
01-16-2011, 05:58 PM
Excellent outing by the Bears today. Harry Z's winner was spectacular. His speed is impressive, as he just blew past 2 Yale defenders.The team as a whole played very well, essentially controlling lots of the play, and even enduring quite a series of bad officiating calls. It's clear the referees know who is supposed to win these games, and was clearly helping Yale along. Unfortunately Yale got outplayed.Congrats Bears.

Two questions - who was officiating? How was the crowd?

kdiff77
01-16-2011, 06:06 PM
Two questions - who was officiating? How was the crowd?

The officials were awful all night; don't get me started.

The crowd wasn't too bad; a good number of Yale fans made the trip and Brown must have pushed the game in the local youth hockey community because there were a ton of kids in jerseys running around. However, the fact that students are still on break and the Pats had such a huge game at the same time really drove down the attendance.

I just posted a fairly long observatory remark about the game on the Score Update thread, so I'll be concise here. This was probably the best I've seen us perform since the 03-04 season. We simply outworked and outhustled Yale all game long and deserved to win. Clemente played a great game and the offense was buzzing and creating chances left and right. The refs, as Waterboy put it, knew who was supposed to win and called the game completely in Yale's favor (although they admittedly made some bad calls on Yale, as well; perhaps they just suck altogether?), but we still found ways to remain in the game and come back from two different deficits. What a performance! If we played like this every night, we'd probably be a top ten team.

BrunoFan00
01-16-2011, 06:28 PM
The officials were awful all night; don't get me started.

The crowd wasn't too bad; a good number of Yale fans made the trip and Brown must have pushed the game in the local youth hockey community because there were a ton of kids in jerseys running around. However, the fact that students are still on break and the Pats had such a huge game at the same time really drove down the attendance.

I just posted a fairly long observatory remark about the game on the Score Update thread, so I'll be concise here. This was probably the best I've seen us perform since the 03-04 season. We simply outworked and outhustled Yale all game long and deserved to win. Clemente played a great game and the offense was buzzing and creating chances left and right. The refs, as Waterboy put it, knew who was supposed to win and called the game completely in Yale's favor (although they admittedly made some bad calls on Yale, as well; perhaps they just suck altogether?), but we still found ways to remain in the game and come back from two different deficits. What a performance! If we played like this every night, we'd probably be a top ten team.

The two refs were Gilbert and Litterio. The third period call against Robertson was awful, and there were a couple of non-calls against Yale that were just as bad. That said, they gave the Bears a penalty shot in the first. The 10-minute against Harry was someone taking something he said too personally, Jack Millea-style. It probably led to Harry's fresh legs on the two third-period goals, however.

That said, that the Bears were able to kill the Robertson penalty effectively and then get the game-winner is a credit to their character, especially after they were butchered by truly awful officiating at Yale the night before.

The story of this game is not the officiating. Clemente played pretty consistently in goal all weekend - he saw pucks, made the stops he could have. There was nothing he could have done on either Yale goal, truthfully, and he made a couple of other stops, particularly one on Cahill in the third, that saved the Bears' bacon.

Also impressive, to a degree, was the play of the other lines. I thought Juola fit in well with the shifts he got, and defensively this was the best I think we've played all year. Pace, consistency, head-up defense against the best forwards in the league. Now, some consistent play at home, a couple wins on the road, and home ice in some form or another should be a foregone conclusion.

Brown09
01-16-2011, 07:00 PM
BROWN 3 - Yale 2!!!

With all the dives by the Yale players, I wondered whether I'd walked into a swim meet by mistake. :)

This was one of the poorest called hockey games I've ever attended. The men in stripes did an almost perfect job trying to ensure a Yale win. Unfortunately -- for them, as well as for the Elis -- Brown has a great player named Harry Zolnierczyk. :cool:

DarthBruno
01-16-2011, 07:42 PM
This was one of the poorest called hockey games I've ever attended. The men in stripes did an almost perfect job trying to ensure a Yale win.

I hate to whine about refs, but honestly these guys were terrible. I was almost on top of the play when Harry got his penalty that led to a 10-minute penalty, and it was absurd -- the Yale player clocked him with a blatant roundhouse punch as Harry was BACKING AWAY from a small fracas beside the Yale net. Harry didn't even retaliate, just pushed his helmet back on. Yes, the helmet the Yale player knocked off with that punch. The next thing we saw was Harry being skated over to the penalty box. Outrageously bad call, perhaps the worst of many today.

The game itself was as others have described already: Fast, exciting, full of offensive punch at both ends, some great saves by both goalies.

Harry's breakaway goal with less than a minute to play was the sweetest thing I've seen since Damien Prescott '98 was routinely streaking up-ice to shellac opposing goalies. Perfect! Not to take anything away from MacLellan, who seems to get better at moving and shooting the puck with every game. It's exciting that Jack is only a junior and will be back next year.

I'm glad I didn't bother staying home to watch the Patriots. Talk about Choke City. Instead I got to see one of the best games at Meehan in quite some time.

willythekid
01-16-2011, 09:32 PM
Brown skating circles around yale fan's egos...

LTsatch
01-16-2011, 10:00 PM
Kudos to Brown, you outplayed Yale and deserved the win. Why would you use the excuse of poor officiating to diminish your teams accomplishment. Your team is chippy and physical and will take penalties. I called Harry the "Steve Avery" of your team, talented , but also your teams own worst enemy. Enjoy the win, not sure we want to see you in Atlantic City.

DarthBruno
01-16-2011, 10:39 PM
Why would you use the excuse of poor officiating to diminish your teams accomplishment. Your team is chippy and physical and will take penalties.

I think the fact that Brown won makes our comments about the officiating even more credible. The bad officiating went both ways (although frankly a few calls against Brown were especially egregious) and seriously detracted from the fans' enjoyment of what was otherwise a fantastic contest between these teams.

I've been watching ECAC hockey since 1970, and what I'm seeing in recent years is very mouthy officials -- Giles Threadgold would be appalled at their constant yammering during game play -- who make a lot of bad calls. The fact that we now have four officials on the ice in college games should theoretically improve their ability to stay on top of the action and make judicious calls, but in fact the quality of officiating seems diluted instead of sharpened.

I won't even start on the clumsiness of too many linesmen who don't know how to stay out of the way, impeding both pucks and players to the detriment of the game.

kdiff77
01-16-2011, 11:02 PM
LTsatch, I think you mean Sean Avery. And I don't agree with the comparison. I'm a Rangers fan and I can't stand having Avery on the team. All he does is cause trouble. No point production whatsoever (16 this year so far). Sure, Harry Z causes more than his fair share of trouble, but he scores, too. He's averaging over 1.4 points per game and will more than likely register 30 for the second consecutive year (a figure Avery is likely to surpass as well, but keep in mind that he plays 82 games and Harry will play 29). As a fan of both teams, I would gladly trade Avery for almost nothing, but Harry is indispensable.

LTsatch
01-16-2011, 11:21 PM
Sorry about that, Steve was a basketball player I think? Believe me, Yale is missing a Harry type player who will crash the net, we have too much finesse. For every pretty goal you get in the ECAC season three others are scored off of rebounds near the crease. Brown proved it today, hard work equals wins.

Onion Man
01-17-2011, 06:56 AM
Great to knock Yale* off, but it wasn't a surprise to me. I knew the Bears would win. Brown is clearly a program on the rise.

sshablak
01-17-2011, 07:36 AM
Darth...The ECAC wasn't formed until I believe 1982.