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  • UAHStatman
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    Re: Save Uah Hockey!

    Originally posted by gfmorris View Post
    Don't get me wrong: I love that my alma mater has the chance to play varsity hockey at the Division I level. But to argue that the only reason we're around is because of the big schools is ignorant of UAH's history.

    GFM
    That's why I don't think it can be assumed the remaining schools in the CCHA are going to be in serious trouble when the Big Ten schools leave. UAH has managed to have a program all this time without regular (or even irregular) visits from Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame. That's not to say we wouldn't have welcomed that situation if we had gotten a spot in the CCHA, but the big schools can't and shouldn't be our basis of existence.

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  • tnlong
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    Originally posted by gfmorris View Post
    I can't at this time. I haven't gotten to talk schedule with Lou lately. It's probably a little easier now. I'll ask tonight and/or tomorrow.

    I can tell you that there are 12/30 and 12/31 games at home [have heard that from non-UAH folks] but not who the opponent would be [only heard that from UAH folks and don't know if it's okay to say].

    GFM
    If there is a 12/31 game, I sure hope they announce an afternoon start time up front rather than waiting until the last moment like last year. Some of us actually plan our New Year's Eve activities in advance.

    The reason I was wondering about a possible Sun. 10/16 game is that I've already got a civic activity wanting me to make a commitment for that afternoon. We try to put UAH hockey at the top of our entertainment calendar, but sometimes they make it difficult.
    Last edited by tnlong; 06-03-2011, 03:15 PM.

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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by tnlong View Post
    Can we get any type of confirmation that the BGSU games will be on Fri. and Sat. instead of Sat. and Sun.?
    I can't at this time. I haven't gotten to talk schedule with Lou lately. It's probably a little easier now. I'll ask tonight and/or tomorrow.

    I can tell you that there are 12/30 and 12/31 games at home [have heard that from non-UAH folks] but not who the opponent would be [only heard that from UAH folks and don't know if it's okay to say].

    GFM

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  • tnlong
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    Re: Save Uah Hockey!

    Originally posted by tnlong View Post
    Sat. Oct. 1 v's Lake Superior State
    Sun. Oct. 2 v's Lake Superior State
    Fri. Oct. 14 v's Bowling Green State
    Sat. Oct. 15 v's Bowling Green State
    Fri. Dec. 9 @ Minnesota State
    Sat. Dec. 10 @ Minnesota State
    Fri. Dec. 16 @ Bemidji State
    Sat. Dec. 17 @ Bemidji State
    Fri. Jan. 6 @ Denver
    Sat. Jan. 7 @ Denver
    Fri. Jan. 20 @ Minnesota-Duluth
    Sat. Jan. 21 @ Minnesota-Duluth
    Fri. Feb. 10 @ Miami
    Sat. Feb. 11 @ Miami
    Can we get any type of confirmation that the BGSU games will be on Fri. and Sat. instead of Sat. and Sun.?

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  • gfmorris
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    Ah, the tropes about the growth of hockey and that smaller schools wouldn't have programs without the big ones. How did UAH end up in D-I? It moved up when the NCAA stopped sanctioning D-II. UAH was doing just fine as a program without Wisconsin and Minnesota, thank you, in the D-I ranks. That is why we have a program: we started in club, found our level, moved to D-II, and have stuck around as an NCAA participant since. Both trips into D-I occurred when D-II was de-sanctioned.

    Don't get me wrong: I love that my alma mater has the chance to play varsity hockey at the Division I level. But to argue that the only reason we're around is because of the big schools is ignorant of UAH's history.

    GFM

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  • Tipsy McStagger
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    I think that PSU adding hockey is the bellwether (sic?) For college hockey. I hate the formation of the BTHC but if college hockey is going to grow, they need more big schools to add hockey. I don't want UAH to lose their program, but to be fair, would they have a program without the Wisconsins and Minnesotas? The answer is no. The BTHC will lead to more exposure for college hockey, which could lead to more D-1 programs.

    Either way, the CCHA should let UAH in if they can get the same benefits that UAA and UAF get. Which, if the NCAA cares about college hockey, should be something worth considering.

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  • Big Papa
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    that would be cool.

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  • gfmorris
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    Originally posted by chargersupporter View Post
    If the CCHA decideds to take in UAH, is it possible they would do so starting 2012-2013? The league would then have 12 teams for that year before Michigan State, Ohio State, and Michigan leave for the Big 10.
    I think it's possible, sure. I think it would be likely, because the league would want to have as firm of a schedule as possible as soon as possible. The uncertainty of the league's future size and scope makes it likely that member institutions don't have full schedules and, as such, will have the flexibility for a new league schedule for 12-13.

    GFM

    P.S.: My temporary employment with UAH ends on Fri 27 May 2011. I'll be back thereafter.

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  • Back check
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    If the CCHA decideds to take in UAH, is it possible they would do so starting 2012-2013? The league would then have 12 teams for that year before Michigan State, Ohio State, and Michigan leave for the Big 10.

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  • davyd83
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    You would hope that at some point, something works out for UAH. I remembe several years ago, with the Nashville Predators getting ready to launch, the Buffalo Sabres played Pittsburgh at the VBC in an exhibition game. I spent some time with Preds GM David Poile standing chatting behind the goal. He was amazed at the great support shown in Huntsville. I had friends that played for both teams at the time and they couldn't believe how knowledgeable the fans were. And then finally talking with Condredge Holloway when we were out after the game. I asked him how UAH was able to sustain a D-I college hockey program, and compete with a minor pro team as well. He said it was very simple; great fan support and great support in the community. I spent many years in Alabama, some working in the hockey business, and continue to maintain a number of contacts in the Birmingham and Huntsville areas. It can work. It can happen. There has to be a way. This is too good of a fan base and to classy a program to let slip away!

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  • tnlong
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    Sat. Oct. 1 v's Lake Superior State
    Sun. Oct. 2 v's Lake Superior State
    Fri. Oct. 14 v's Bowling Green State
    Sat. Oct. 15 v's Bowling Green State
    Fri. Dec. 9 @ Minnesota State
    Sat. Dec. 10 @ Minnesota State
    Fri. Dec. 16 @ Bemidji State
    Sat. Dec. 17 @ Bemidji State
    Fri. Jan. 6 @ Denver
    Sat. Jan. 7 @ Denver
    Fri. Jan. 20 @ Minnesota-Duluth
    Sat. Jan. 21 @ Minnesota-Duluth
    Fri. Feb. 10 @ Miami
    Sat. Feb. 11 @ Miami

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  • boblav1
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    Originally posted by tnlong View Post
    What's the earliest they can officially practice? That's enough of a confirmation for me even though I couldn't find anything on the LSSU website referencing it. I did see a report on their awards banquet though (unlike a certain team we know). ;-)

    Sat. Oct. 1 v's Lake Superior State
    Sun. Oct. 2 v's Lake Superior State
    Fri. Dec. 9 @ Minnesota State
    Sat. Dec. 10 @ Minnesota State
    Fri. Dec. 16 @ Bemidji State
    Sat. Dec. 17 @ Bemidji State
    Fri. Jan. 6 @ Denver
    Sat. Jan. 7 @ Denver
    Fri. Jan. 20 @ Minnesota-Duluth
    Sat. Jan. 21 @ Minnesota-Duluth
    Fri. Feb. 10 @ Miami
    Sat. Feb. 11 @ Miami
    Bowling Green at UAH 10/14 & 15/11
    http://www.bgsufalcons.com/documents...le.pdf?id=2007

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  • jyoung
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    Originally posted by moose97 View Post
    That pretty much says it all. My wife grew up in rural Marquette County before moving to Rudyard for HS, so I've been all over the UP (went to school at NMU, visited every part of the state, got married in the Soo), and hadn't been back in a number of years until last summer. We did the touristy-type stuff, going all over again (Marquette, Soo and her Mom lives in Traverse City), and just fell in love with Michigan all over. We would love to move back, but the economy is just so terrible. The one chance we had didn't work out for that reason...
    I had an a few options that might have taken me back to Michigan. Since I got one of my top choices offered to me I wasn't inclined to wait and see what the others were going to do in this economy. While I love the land, there are just too many negatives right now for me to seriously consider returning. Maybe someday I'll go repurchase the old family cabin property on Crystal Lake... nice retirement spot.

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  • moose97
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    Originally posted by jyoung View Post
    That's probably because I changed it a few weeks ago after I moved. I was in Madison, AL. I graduated from UAH in December and took a job here in Tennessee.

    I grew up downstate (Flint) but I spent a lot of time in farther north in the state. Great Sleeping Bear near Empire, Higgin's Lake, Tawas, Mackinaw Island, Wilderness State Park, Hiawatha National Forest, the Soo, Whitefish Point, etc. are all childhood memories. I took my wife for the first time last year and she loved the area too. It's just a great place (if you ignore the economics and politics), and one I'd like to return to more often. We didn't get a chance on that trip to actually make the Soo itself, and I'd like to remedy that. A hockey game would be a great excuse.

    I wish Michigan would put some money into promoting tourism up along the coast of Lake Superior down here. A lot of the folks in this region would probably love it in the summer and fall, but I seldom saw people from further away than Indiana. It's gorgeous in many areas, great camping and hiking, good hunting too. There are a number of nice bed and breakfasts, some are in the old lighthouses.

    I will say one thing... the trail between the falls as Tahquamenon Falls LIES when it says it's four miles. It's closer to 6 or 7. It was fun, but we wore out the plott hound who was with us and that says something.
    That pretty much says it all. My wife grew up in rural Marquette County before moving to Rudyard for HS, so I've been all over the UP (went to school at NMU, visited every part of the state, got married in the Soo), and hadn't been back in a number of years until last summer. We did the touristy-type stuff, going all over again (Marquette, Soo and her Mom lives in Traverse City), and just fell in love with Michigan all over. We would love to move back, but the economy is just so terrible. The one chance we had didn't work out for that reason...

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  • jyoung
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    Originally posted by moose97 View Post
    Okay, I can't let this go - I never noticed before that you list Antioch as your location, and now you've professed a love for the Soo.

    The reason I would care? My sister used to live in Antioch and now lives in Brentwood, and my father-in-law lives on Sugar Island in Sault Ste. Marie (plus I got married in the Soo). BSU is playing there in November, and I'm trying to put together a trip for the family...

    It truly is a small world.
    That's probably because I changed it a few weeks ago after I moved. I was in Madison, AL. I graduated from UAH in December and took a job here in Tennessee.

    I grew up downstate (Flint) but I spent a lot of time in farther north in the state. Great Sleeping Bear near Empire, Higgin's Lake, Tawas, Mackinaw Island, Wilderness State Park, Hiawatha National Forest, the Soo, Whitefish Point, etc. are all childhood memories. I took my wife for the first time last year and she loved the area too. It's just a great place (if you ignore the economics and politics), and one I'd like to return to more often. We didn't get a chance on that trip to actually make the Soo itself, and I'd like to remedy that. A hockey game would be a great excuse.

    I wish Michigan would put some money into promoting tourism up along the coast of Lake Superior down here. A lot of the folks in this region would probably love it in the summer and fall, but I seldom saw people from further away than Indiana. It's gorgeous in many areas, great camping and hiking, good hunting too. There are a number of nice bed and breakfasts, some are in the old lighthouses.

    I will say one thing... the trail between the falls as Tahquamenon Falls LIES when it says it's four miles. It's closer to 6 or 7. It was fun, but we wore out the plott hound who was with us and that says something.

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