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  • #46
    Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

    As anyone who attended last years Holloween Face Off can attest - that was playoff atmosphere for an exhibition game! Despite the big ice, winding roads and unpredictable weather - the ECAC Championship belongs in Lake Placid PERIOD!

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    • #47
      Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

      Originally posted by number 16 View Post
      As anyone who attended last years Holloween Face Off can attest - that was playoff atmosphere for an exhibition game! Despite the big ice, winding roads and unpredictable weather - the ECAC Championship belongs in Lake Placid PERIOD!
      The Lake Placid event worked because it was RPI/Union and Clarkson/SLU (two of the schools that have large traveling fan bases), and the fact that everyone only had a 2 hour drive or so. Also, it was a one day affair, so you could call it a nice day trip.

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      • #48
        Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

        Just found this in The Press of Atlantic City:

        The ECAC tournament averaged 3,742 fans at Boardwalk Hall (seating capacity about 10,300 for hockey) with 4,126 for the championship game.
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        • #49
          Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

          Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
          Just found this in The Press of Atlantic City:
          They could have held it @ Houston Field House and had room to spare.
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          • #50
            Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

            Originally posted by number 16 View Post
            As anyone who attended last years Holloween Face Off can attest - that was playoff atmosphere for an exhibition game! Despite the big ice, winding roads and unpredictable weather - the ECAC Championship belongs in Lake Placid PERIOD!
            For the next 2 years, Lake Placid is the home of the NCAA Men's D-III Finals. Sorry.

            And they'll outdraw the ECAC both days..
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            1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

            ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
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            • #51
              Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

              Originally posted by number 16 View Post
              As anyone who attended last years Holloween Face Off can attest - that was playoff atmosphere for an exhibition game! Despite the big ice, winding roads and unpredictable weather - the ECAC Championship belongs in Lake Placid PERIOD!
              The ice size is a problem at Lake Placid...

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              • #52
                Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
                It just didn't feel like hockey to me, probably because of that gaudy wall behind the stage at the far end of the rink.
                It's a curtain and you're insane, that (and the amazing architecture) are beautiful.

                We've been fortunate that three of the ECAC's tournament sites have been wonderful buildings (Matthews, the Old Garden, Boardwalk Hall). The Lake Placid building was acceptable; the Pepsi or Whatever Corporate Whore Center was the same hideous cookie cutter monstrosity that infests almost every city.

                Unless the ECAC is near bankruptcy I can't see them staying in AC past the three years. I'd certainly give NYC a shot and Albany is always there as the dull, practical option, but it would be great if we could somehow combine the AC barn, the LP surroundings, and Albany's centrality.

                Or we could just have it at Houston Field House. (At least it would be full for one night. I keeed, I keeed.)
                Last edited by Kepler; 03-21-2011, 04:04 PM.
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                • #53
                  Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  It's a curtain and you're insane, that (and the amazing architecture) are beautiful.

                  We've been fortunate that three of the ECAC's tournament sites have been wonderful buildings (Matthews, the Old Garden, Boardwalk Hall). )
                  Dear god I wish it could be at Matthews...not realistic because of the capacity, but man what a gorgeous great place to watch a game

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                  • #54
                    Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                    Originally posted by BigRedTerrier View Post
                    Dear god I wish it could be at Matthews...not realistic because of the capacity, but man what a gorgeous great place to watch a game
                    Of course, if we were going on sheer beauty, no building in the world holds a candle to Appleton.
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                    • #55
                      Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      Of course, if we were going on sheer beauty, no building in the world holds a candle to Appleton.
                      Never been...but I'd put Matthews up against it just judging by the pics I could find and the history...but a discussion for another thread I suppose

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                      • #56
                        Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                        Madison Square Garden.
                        LET'S GO UNION DA DA DADADA

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                        • #57
                          Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                          Vegas

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                          • #58
                            Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            It's a curtain and you're insane, that (and the amazing architecture) are beautiful.
                            I can appreciate the architecture, but that "curtain" just didn't speak hockey to me. Others may have liked it, but I found it gaudy and a bit distracting. The building did nothing to make me feel like I was at a hockey game.
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                            2013 East Regional Champions, Frozen Four
                            2014 East Regional
                            2015 West Regional
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                            2019 Midwest Regional

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                            • #59
                              Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                              Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
                              The Lake Placid event worked because it was RPI/Union and Clarkson/SLU (two of the schools that have large traveling fan bases), and the fact that everyone only had a 2 hour drive or so. Also, it was a one day affair, so you could call it a nice day trip.
                              RPI/Union barely brought 1000-1500 people and still the arena was 3/4 full to full for the event and the town was a buzz all day. When the tournament was there for almost 10 years attendence was never an issue and they had a few years where some of the teams with the worst followings made it. For example there was three years in a row (I do believe) where Princeton made it and Harvard and Brown as well. Attendence still was nearly full every game. The locals will show up no matter who is there which makes attendence never an issue here. Plus the arena only seats around 8000 or so, smaller than others but just big enough to accomodate. This tournament belongs somewhere where it is wanted and Lake Placid is the place.
                              Last edited by Saints#1; 03-21-2011, 05:11 PM.
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                              • #60
                                Re: For ECAC Fans: Where Should Our Tournament Be Held?

                                Originally posted by Wholin1 View Post
                                Vegas
                                LMAO nice!!!This could work
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                                4 time ECAC Runner-Ups: 1964, 1987, 1991, 1999
                                2 time ECAC Cleary Cup Champions: 2000, 2007
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