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Slap Shot
11-11-2011, 05:18 PM
Be interesting for fans to nominate games that did not include their favorite team. fwiw

bcarlisle
11-11-2011, 06:08 PM
The 1968 ECAC Quarterfinal between St. Lawrence and BC won by BC in OT, 7-6 at Appleton. Tim Sheehy vs. Gary Croteau. A 5th grader's dream game (except for the outcome)

Zudnic
11-11-2011, 06:17 PM
Be interesting for fans to nominate games that did not include their favorite team. fwiwThe HE final maybe 5 years ago where Maine beat Umass in OT was pretty awesome.

mariucci
11-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Be interesting for fans to nominate games that did not include their favorite team. fwiw

Defnately interesting.. but that would shorten the list considerably :)

mohawk1972
11-11-2011, 08:50 PM
Some interesting ones for Cornell:

Mar 21, 1970 (NCAA Final): Defenseman scores natural hat trick to break game open and win 6-4, capping off perfect season. (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/1970/box19700321.html)
Feb 3, 1976 (ECAC RS): Cornell scores last 5 goals to beat SLU 9-7. (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/1976/box19760203.html)
Mar 11, 1977 (ECAC semifinal): 18 regulation goals, but makes it to 2OT. (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/1977/box19770311.html)
Mar 6, 1979 (ECAC quarterfinal): Cornell scores last 5 goals to beat Providence 6-5 in OT. (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/1979/box19790306.html)
Mar 14, 1986 (ECAC semifinal): Doug Dadswell makes 57 saves on 59 shots to beat Yale in 2OT, 3-2. Cornell outshot 59-33. (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/1986/box19860314.html)
Mar 26, 2006 (NCAA quarterfinal): Just to see if your formula appreciates a defensive struggle, Wisconsin over Cornell 1-0 in 3OT. (http://www.tbrw.info/seasons/2006/box20060326.html)

How about the 1970 ECAC final against Clarkson (3 -2) to keep the undefeated season rolling? Hughes gets the tying goal waved off late in the third and then scores the winner in the final seconds! The 4th line with Eddie Ambis got 'em rolling.

vizoroo
11-11-2011, 09:59 PM
http://www.uscho.com/box/mens-hockey/2003/12/20/denver-vs-minnesota-state/

December 20, 2003 - Denver @ Minnesota State. Denver went on to win the National Championship this year, but this was probably the craziest game I have ever seen in person. Minnesota State had the best talent they ever had with David Backes and Shane Joseph and it sure made one for the ages with scoring 7 unanswered and winning 8-7.

After that game DU fans referred to your arena as The House of Horrors.

WildShawn
11-11-2011, 10:32 PM
One of my favorite games that never really gets mentioned was the 1999 NCAA quarterfinal game between UNH and Michigan won by UNH in Overtime 2-1. There were, at most 2 penalties the entire game (one on each team, maybe?), an extremely exciting, despite the low score, and very clean game between two great teams.

UNH defeating BU shorthanded in overtime in the 1998 quarterfinal in Albany is probably my single favorite game. Drury's last college game, BU a heavy favorite (despite losing to Merrimack in the Hockey East quarters), UNH barely squeaked into the tournament after a typical late season slide. They played WCHA champion (I think?) Wisconsin the day before and won 7-4 (after trailing 3-1 late in the 2nd), the ice was terrible and BU was well rested. The regulation was back and forth action and score, and Matile made an incredible save late in regulation off of, I think, Sylvia. UNH was without their best shorthanded player (Bekar) in OT because of injury and Krog was in the box when Souza and Mowers broke 2 on 1 and Mowers finished it off beating Laroque (or was it Tom Noble?) to get UNH to the Frozen Four for the first time in 16 or 17 years. Probably the most important goal in recent UNH history. Ahhhh the good ol' days.

bueller
11-11-2011, 10:50 PM
UAH taking Notre Dame to double overtime in the 2007 NCAA tournament.

defkit
11-12-2011, 06:02 AM
One of my favorite games that never really gets mentioned was the 1999 NCAA quarterfinal game between UNH and Michigan won by UNH in Overtime 2-1. There were, at most 2 penalties the entire game (one on each team, maybe?), an extremely exciting, despite the low score, and very clean game between two great teams.

UNH defeating BU shorthanded in overtime in the 1998 quarterfinal in Albany is probably my single favorite game. Drury's last college game, BU a heavy favorite (despite losing to Merrimack in the Hockey East quarters), UNH barely squeaked into the tournament after a typical late season slide. They played WCHA champion (I think?) Wisconsin the day before and won 7-4 (after trailing 3-1 late in the 2nd), the ice was terrible and BU was well rested. The regulation was back and forth action and score, and Matile made an incredible save late in regulation off of, I think, Sylvia. UNH was without their best shorthanded player (Bekar) in OT because of injury and Krog was in the box when Souza and Mowers broke 2 on 1 and Mowers finished it off beating Laroque (or was it Tom Noble?) to get UNH to the Frozen Four for the first time in 16 or 17 years. Probably the most important goal in recent UNH history. Ahhhh the good ol' days.

I moved away from the area so didn't get to see that game live. BU started 18-1 that year, if memory serves. As a BU fan, I think of that game as the beginning of the slide that saw us go from 1997 to 2009 with no FF's. The win over UNH that sent us to the FF in 2009, albeit a game UNH probably deserved to win, was an interesting reciprocation.

goldy_331
11-12-2011, 08:20 AM
You are a crabby old man! And yes, I was. But Christ, do I have to put a **** smiley face on a post for it to be taken as a joke? MUST I STOOP TO SUCH LOWBROW TACTICS AS THE EMOTICON? Nay, I shall keep my standards high, and eschew the emoticon.

And I was so unbelievably drunk for the SCSU-UMTC 8-7 game. Oh, was I drunk. It was glorious.

Do I have to stoop to using the :p to convey my intent? I mean, I use them, but didn't think it necessary here. What were you, three when that game was played?

skiumah2
11-12-2011, 08:36 AM
The best game I ever saw was the 1973 NCAA final between MTU and Minnesota. With Minnesota winning 4-2. Tech had come into the game as the regular season WCHA champ with a record of 29-9-3. They had a tough time with Harvard but won in OT, and lost in a terrific game to Minnesota at the Boston Garden. I remember the game was really up tempo for all 60 minutes and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.Both teams were flying and it was a shame someone lost..I have never seen anything so exciting since. The Minnesota goalie won the MVP I believe and was put on the all tournament team. He was terrific. I believe Buzz Schneider was one of the UMTC players, and the coaches were Herb Brooks and John MacInnes.
I really hate being that guy but it was 1974. :)

burd
11-12-2011, 08:42 AM
The best game I ever saw was the 1973 NCAA final between MTU and Minnesota. With Minnesota winning 4-2. Tech had come into the game as the regular season WCHA champ with a record of 29-9-3. They had a tough time with Harvard but won in OT, and lost in a terrific game to Minnesota at the Boston Garden. I remember the game was really up tempo for all 60 minutes and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.Both teams were flying and it was a shame someone lost..I have never seen anything so exciting since. The Minnesota goalie won the MVP I believe and was put on the all tournament team. He was terrific. I believe Buzz Schneider was one of the UMTC players, and the coaches were Herb Brooks and John MacInnes.

Those great Tech teams were big, fast, and physical. The beauty of witnessing games like that back then is that you usually had to be there to be there.

manurespreader
11-12-2011, 10:11 AM
I really hate being that guy but it was 1974. :)
I'm sure. I couldn't remember exactly so I went to the archives to look up the year and some had 73 some 74. It was a real long time ago but I still remember how up and down the game was and how intense for the whole time. I tried to find the box score but couldn't so maybe someone else who has better internet skills than I do can find it. Most places just give the brackets and the scores.

Fighting Sioux 23
11-12-2011, 10:48 AM
old pio has been banned (for comments on the Penn State tread in the Cafe), I hope this thread doesn't close before he can return and bring some memories that others may not have.

I'll keep this open for some time. It will take me a few months to gather the data I will need to plug teams into the formula. I am hoping to have the list ready to go by Tournament Time this year. If not, then I will probably release it over the summer. Also, it may very well be released over at College Hockey Weekly, assuming they are still operating at that time.

Anyway, here is the list I have so far. Please keep nominating games, as I would like to have somewhere around 100 or so to plug numbers in for (but I am not opposed to doing a whole lot more if it is reasonable).

1968 ECAC QF: BC v. St. Lawrence
1969 NCAA Championship: DU v. Cornell
1970 ECAC Championship: Cornell v. Clarkson
1970 National Championshp: Cornell v. Clarkson
1974 National Championship: MTU v. Minnesota
1976 Regular Season: Cornell v. SLU
1976 WCHA Tourn.: Minnesota v. Michigan State
1977 ECAC Semifinal: Cornell v.
1979 ECAC Qfinal: Cornell v.
1979 National Championship: North Dakota v. Minnesota
1983 RS: Notre Dame v. Western Michigan
1984 National Championship: Bowling Green v. Duluth
1986 ECAC Semifinal: Cornell v. Yale
1986 Regular Season: Duluth v. North Dakota
1988 National Championship: LSSU v. St. Lawrence
1989 National Championshp: Minnesota v. Harvard
1991 National Championship: NMU v. BU
1993 National Championship: Maine v. LSSU
1993 National Semifinal: Maine v. Michigan
1995 National Semifinal: Maine v. Michigan
1997 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Minnesota
1998 National Championship: BC v. Michigan
1998 Regional Final: UNH v. BU
1998 WCHA 1st Round: Duluth v. Minnesota
1999 Regional Final: UNH v. Michigan
2000 HE Title: Maine v. BC
2000 Regional Final: St. Lawrence v. BU
2002 National Championship: Maine v. Minnesota
2003 ECAC Championship
2003 Regional Final: BC v. Cornell
2003 RS: Denver v. Mankato
2003 RS: Michigan Tech v. Northern Michigan
2004 National Championship: Maine v. Denver
2004 National Semifinal: DU v. Duluth
2004 Regional Final: North Dakota v. Denver
2004 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Minnesota
2006 Regional final: Wisconsin v. Cornell
2006 WCHA FF Semi: SCSU v. Minnesota
2007 Regional Final: North Dakota v. Minnesota
2007 Regional Semifinal: Notre Dame v. UAH
2007 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Minnesota
2008 Regional Final: Miami v. BC
2009 National Championshp: BU v. Miami
2009 Regional Semifinal: Duluth v. Princeton
2009 Regional Semifinal: UNH v. North Dakota
2011 National Championship: Duluth v. Michigan
2011 WCHA FF Title: North Dakota v. Denver

Jon
11-12-2011, 12:09 PM
Nobody nominated the 1985 HE Championship game? really?

Even if you forgot that PC has a program (which is entirely reasonable given the past decade) you're all bailing on a game that BC lost in double OT?

Ralph Baer
11-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Nobody nominated the 1985 HE Championship game? really?

Even if you forgot that PC has a program (which is entirely reasonable given the past decade) you're all bailing on a game that BC lost in double OT?

Two also-rans who left the ECAC so they wouldn't have to play RPI that year. :D

Jon
11-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Two also-rans who left the ECAC so they wouldn't have to play RPI that year. :D

In our defense, that team was stacked. Even if OFFSIDES didn't happen, PC still wasn't winning a NT. Sigh...

gounhwildcats
11-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Nobody nominated the 1985 HE Championship game? really?

Even if you forgot that PC has a program (which is entirely reasonable given the past decade) you're all bailing on a game that BC lost in double OT?

In a strange way that PC team and the RPI team of the same era were my introduction to college hockey. Growing up in Edmonton the only hockey I cared about was the NHL, but I remember my friends and I being fascinated by the constant double and triple OT's during the NCAA's in those years. Of course we didn't realize that an OT period in those days was 10 minutes. It was recollecting those years that would get me interested in college hockey years later. So I actually owe PC and RPI a debt of gratitude for getting me into this in the first place.

NUWH DogHouse
11-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Although it was the quintessential kick below the belt the Beanpot Final last year between NU and bc was pretty amazing. Surprising none of the old Beanpot games have been mentioned.

Ralph Baer
11-12-2011, 02:17 PM
In our defense, that team was stacked. Even if OFFSIDES didn't happen, PC still wasn't winning a NT. Sigh...

That RPI team averaged almost as many goals as RPI has scored in 10 games so far. :(