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  • Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    http://www.uscho.com/2015/03/10/bent...-campus-arena/

    The rumours can now shift to open discussion. After years of gripes, bad food, cold seating, bad sight lines, and a dangerously comical hodge-podge of wires called a "press box", Bentley has announced their plans to "investigate sites" for an on-campus arena. This has been folded into a greater capital campaign for the upcoming 100th anniversary, and has been given an initial "green light" by major donor(s). This last piece was always the missing link. Schools don't have mystical piles of cash lying around to build flashy projects. They take generous, insightful, freinds and alumni to step up, and lead.

    The two spots mentioned most often are the current tennis courts (which could then be moved to the back entrance of the athletic fields), or vice versa with the arena being in the back entrance. The former seems to make much more sense as a centralized, accesable location for everyone. The 2,500 seat configuration would likely be a horseshoe shape.

    Now the next logical step of rumor mongering can begin... Will Bentley remain with Atlantic Hockey? The school has had discussions with other leagues in the past, and has been recieved warmly from an academic and sports market perspective. The facility was always a "call us when that is fixed" subject. Well, it looks like it will be fixed.

    Discuss.
    Last edited by schiegs; 03-10-2015, 06:34 PM.
    Bentley University Hockey
    On-campus arena: Build it, and they will come...

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    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

    Always good to see a program making a significant investment like this... Good for them
    It's never too early to start the Pre-game festivities

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    • #3
      Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

      good news, Falcons!

      signed,
      your Falcon friends in Ohio
      Bowling Green St. Univ. '88 SUNY Potsdam '79

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      • #4
        Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

        Kudos to Bentley for making this investment.

        To go with the rumor part of it - the timing is interesting with the possible opening in ECAC/Hockey East coming.
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        • #5
          Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

          Nice summary of Bentley hockey history by our own Dan Rubin. A lot of us have been reluctant to get caught up in the rumor mill the past couple of years; for example, see one of schiegs' recent posts on our Bentley season thread. If there is one thing that we have learned from Bentley over the years, it is that they do not make many mistakes in financial management and strategic planning, being a topnotch business school and all. :-)

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          • #6
            Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

            about time, weren't they supposed to do this 10 years ago?
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            • #7
              Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

              Maybe they can replace Notre Dame in hockey east.

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              • #8
                Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

                Congrats! As we can vouch up at the Lawler, 2500 can feel like 30000 if the fans show up invested.

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                • #9
                  Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

                  Exciting times for Bentley fans, looking forward to reading the Bentley threads once the project kicks off and the first artist renderings of the new rink appear.

                  With regards to other leagues, if that is in Bentley's future, I'd throw at least another 500 seats in the rink to make it attractive to the bigger leagues that play to larger crowds.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

                    Clearly, this facility is not on campus:

                    http://bentleyfalcons.com/facilities/ryanarena

                    The directions on this page made me laugh. Is it hard to find? This is a serious question.

                    Does Bentley practice in this facility? All the time? If not, then, like UNO, not having an on-campus arena to practice in, either, is something you'll get used against you in recruiting until you announce it/get it built. And, because UNO's current facility is not on campus, student attendance at our games is spotty.

                    Kudos if this is not the case and you get this done because having your own arena (which is expensive, by the way, before and after built) will almost certainly improve your hockey lot in life. We aren't opening our new arena until this fall:

                    http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/mavs_ca

                    http://netnebraska.org/interactive-m...hockey-2014-15

                    https://vimeo.com/108291868

                    ....................and, the boost associated with having your "own" barn is already incredibly evident here. UNO welcomed what was easily the best recruiting class in school history this past season and next year's, albeit smaller, is very high quality as well. I attribute this to both the presence here of Dean Blais, and, this new facility. UNO has been ushering recruits through there since around Christmas.

                    We played you guys for the first time last season and maybe this will aid in making a return trip possible. Sincere hopes that you get this done.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Red Cows View Post
                      Clearly, this facility is not on campus:

                      http://bentleyfalcons.com/facilities/ryanarena

                      The directions on this page made me laugh. Is it hard to find? This is a serious question.

                      Does Bentley practice in this facility? All the time? If not, then, like UNO, not having an on-campus arena to practice in, either, is something you'll get used against you in recruiting until you announce it/get it built. And, because UNO's current facility is not on campus, student attendance at our games is spotty.

                      Kudos if this is not the case and you get this done because having your own arena (which is expensive, by the way, before and after built) will almost certainly improve your hockey lot in life. We aren't opening our new arena until this fall:

                      http://www.bradwilliamsphotography.com/mavs_ca

                      http://netnebraska.org/interactive-m...hockey-2014-15

                      https://vimeo.com/108291868

                      ....................and, the boost associated with having your "own" barn is already incredibly evident here. UNO welcomed what was easily the best recruiting class in school history this past season and next year's, albeit smaller, is very high quality as well. I attribute this to both the presence here of Dean Blais, and, this new facility. UNO has been ushering recruits through there since around Christmas.

                      We played you guys for the first time last season and maybe this will aid in making a return trip possible. Sincere hopes that you get this done.
                      You think it's bad reading about it, try going to a game there. Yes, that is also their practice facility. I've been there dozens of times, and still have trouble finding it sometimes.

                      A new arena was the only logical step. It was simply a matter of finding the right circumstances to make the commitment. Bentley is a conservative institution run by conservative people.
                      Bentley University Hockey
                      On-campus arena: Build it, and they will come...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

                        Congrats.

                        If you guys beat out RIT to a spot in the ECAC I will ragequit.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

                          I wonder if RPI is going to delay a "return trip" to Bentley until this new arena is finished. We seem to be doing that more often, at least we did with Mercyhurst, Sacred Heart (albeit at an AHL rink), and RIT.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bentley Begins Process to Build On-Campus Rink

                            I live down the street from the JAR. It's no harder to find than anything else in the age of GPS and smartphones, but yeah, it's a few miles off of either 95 or 90 in a dense residential setting.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
                              I wonder if RPI is going to delay a "return trip" to Bentley until this new arena is finished. We seem to be doing that more often, at least we did with Mercyhurst, Sacred Heart (albeit at an AHL rink), and RIT.
                              I'm hoping this will start the process of cashing in on some of those return dates Bentley has saved up. Seeing some Boston area schools at the new facility would provide for a great atmosphere. Not sure of any return commitments per se, but NU, BU, and Harvard have all been paid visits.
                              Bentley University Hockey
                              On-campus arena: Build it, and they will come...

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