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  • lmg6841
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Just take a look at where the HB finalists teams are ranked in PWR. The farthest down the list (surprisingly) is in 29th, one spot below Mercyhurst. Until an AHA team cracks the top 20, I don't think we'll see a seriously considered AHA players as a HB finalist. As someone mentioned, that's going to come down to our conference and that team having better OOC results.

    Originally posted by wwjg1158 View Post
    Funny how that could be the excuse. What about when the other teams playing pushovers in their non conference games. Not sure every time Johnny Hockey played a team they had Tim Thomas in front of the net! Nor am I sure every team they played was Minnesota. How many times did they play BU? Really anytime a player has to shoot a puck on net they likely don't have a gimmie coming. Anyway I guess it really doesn't matter. One thing I would say that is a big deal is Atlantic Hockey snubbing the all time points person. Now I think that is a bit out of bounds. Frankly that is worse than the Hobey award snubbing Atlantic Hockey.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by wwjg1158 View Post
    Funny how that could be the excuse. What about when the other teams playing pushovers in their non conference games. Not sure every time Johnny Hockey played a team they had Tim Thomas in front of the net! Nor am I sure every team they played was Minnesota. How many times did they play BU? Really anytime a player has to shoot a puck on net they likely don't have a gimmie coming. Anyway I guess it really doesn't matter. One thing I would say that is a big deal is Atlantic Hockey snubbing the all time points person. Now I think that is a bit out of bounds. Frankly that is worse than the Hobey award snubbing Atlantic Hockey.
    I do not disagree on the latter snubbing, although Bentley not getting to Rochester certainly hurt, and the MVP is for just this year.

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  • wwjg1158
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    Funny how that could be the excuse. What about when the other teams playing pushovers in their non conference games. Not sure every time Johnny Hockey played a team they had Tim Thomas in front of the net! Nor am I sure every team they played was Minnesota. How many times did they play BU? Really anytime a player has to shoot a puck on net they likely don't have a gimmie coming. Anyway I guess it really doesn't matter. One thing I would say that is a big deal is Atlantic Hockey snubbing the all time points person. Now I think that is a bit out of bounds. Frankly that is worse than the Hobey award snubbing Atlantic Hockey.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by wwjg1158 View Post
    I am taking it that you must take your team to the semi finals to get the player of the year award? I am not sure how you ignore the accomplishments of one of your best players that has the Atlantic Hockey scoring record! Clearly some other factor must be in play or simply stated Atlantic Hockey doesn't know exactly what they are doing. If the coaches voted I sure would like to see the breakdown. In the end simply a poor decision as this should of been a given.
    I think that the AHA's perennially poor OOC record hurts all of their players for consideration of individual Div 1 honors, although the AHA has had one Hobey 10 finalist in several of the past few years. My guess is that coaches in non-AHA conferences are dismissive of high point totals by individuals from a conference that typically has 5 or 6 teams in the bottom 10 in Div 1 year after year, leading to an abysmal SOS for all of the AHA teams. The AHA is the Rodney Dangerfield of Div 1, in part for good reasons. But, several AHA teams are slowly improving, and Holy Cross, Air Force, and RIT have won games in the NCAA post-season, with RIT going to the Frozen Four.

    I think that Kevin Goumas at UNH being left out of the Hobey top ten was even more of a slight, as he had similar point totals to Brett Gensler, but UNH also is still ranked 7th in SOS for the season, and UNH did manage to slip into the Hockey East tourney at the Garden.

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  • wwjg1158
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    I am taking it that you must take your team to the semi finals to get the player of the year award? I am not sure how you ignore the accomplishments of one of your best players that has the Atlantic Hockey scoring record! Clearly some other factor must be in play or simply stated Atlantic Hockey doesn't know exactly what they are doing. If the coaches voted I sure would like to see the breakdown. In the end simply a poor decision as this should of been a given.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by Ed Trefzger View Post
    Gensler: hosed.
    Agreed. Goumas at UNH hosed also. Seems that goalies were highly regarded in the Hobey pool this year, as well as AHA.

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  • Ed Trefzger
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    Originally posted by eXcSports View Post
    Jimmy Sarjeant named AHA Player of the Year.
    Gensler: hosed.

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  • eXcSports
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    Originally posted by wwjg1158 View Post
    Goes to show you no one really thinks much of Atlantic Hockey. I am not too sure what you need to do to make it as picking anyone of the players from our league certainly isn't an embarassment.

    When do the rest of the awards for Atlantic Hockey get annouced? Friday? Saturday?
    Jimmy Sarjeant named AHA Player of the Year.

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  • wwjg1158
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    Goes to show you no one really thinks much of Atlantic Hockey. I am not too sure what you need to do to make it as picking anyone of the players from our league certainly isn't an embarassment.

    When do the rest of the awards for Atlantic Hockey get annouced? Friday? Saturday?

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  • eXcSports
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    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Probably not, as I think that the AHA will be shut out this year. But. we should know in about an hour.
    Snub city.

    http://hobeybaker.com/awards/the-hob...ial-award/vote

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by wwjg1158 View Post
    Does any of the three Bentley Hobey Baker candidates make it to the top 10?
    Probably not, as I think that the AHA will be shut out this year. But. we should know in about an hour.

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  • wwjg1158
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    Re: Bentley Falcons 2013-2014: No offseason. No excuses.

    Does any of the three Bentley Hobey Baker candidates make it to the top 10?

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  • Humanoid
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    Originally posted by Snively65 View Post
    Good clip, schiegs. The Dana Center really was rocking last night. Very few college coaches in any sport can match the success of Barbara Stevens. Keep up the Bentley hockey passion, TTS. Good things will continue to happen for hockey at Bentley, and a campus rink / events center is bound to get built sooner or later. I think about driving past such a complex right where the tennis courts are now located every time I drive down that street.
    The Top Shelf makes a good, solid point - WE need to make this push. Listening to the broadcasts this past weekend, it's now evident that the playoffs were the starting forum point for the new rink. The school is turning the corner enough to soften the most jaded person, and I think they're aware of it. But there needs to be a movement of some sort.

    Everyone will point to the donation side of it, but I think it's more convincing the school to make a decision in terms of "is it worth it." They clearly have the money to build it, they just want to be sure that what they build is going to be worth the cost of upkeep.

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  • Snively65
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    Originally posted by schiegs View Post
    It happens.....

    http://youtu.be/MJimOD5iZD0

    I've seen it at football and even soccer games. Just not part of the everyday fabric of the Bentley student body. Yet.
    Good clip, schiegs. The Dana Center really was rocking last night. Very few college coaches in any sport can match the success of Barbara Stevens. Keep up the Bentley hockey passion, TTS. Good things will continue to happen for hockey at Bentley, and a campus rink / events center is bound to get built sooner or later. I think about driving past such a complex right where the tennis courts are now located every time I drive down that street.

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  • schiegs
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    Originally posted by The Top Shelf View Post
    To touch on the basketball game, I attended and for the first time at a Bentley athletics event, I was really impressed with the crowd. Even on senior night when we broke the attendance record, the crowd was seated and relatively quiet with the exception of a few people. That's the way every Bentley sporting event I've ever been to usually is. But not Monday. Wow. The crowd was fantastic and ROWDY! There were easily 1000 students alone, all standing and LOUD. Everyone was standing and chanting for the entire game and it was very easy to imagine something similar in a few years for hockey. If a women's basketball game can draw that type of crowd on a Monday, I see no reason why hockey wouldn't draw a similar or even a bigger crowd with an on campus rink on a weekend. Especially with the popularity of hockey in this area (which is still growing), and hockey being our only D-1 sports team. I've seen it many times on here: "If you build it, they will come". That's 100% the truth, and hopefully we'll see it come to fruition one day soon.
    It happens.....

    http://youtu.be/MJimOD5iZD0

    I've seen it at football and even soccer games. Just not part of the everyday fabric of the Bentley student body. Yet.

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