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  • bruno
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game


    Brown – Rhode Island Auditorium, Meehan Auditorium, Dunkin' Donuts Center (Providence Civic Center)
    Clarkson – Walker Arena, Cheel Arena
    Colgate – Starr Rink
    Cornell – Lynah Rink
    Dartmouth – Davis Rink, Thompson Arena
    Harvard – Watson Rink, Bright-Landry Hockey Center
    Pennsylvania – Class of ’23 Ice Rink
    Princeton – Baker Rink
    Quinnipiac – Highpoint Solutions Arena at TD Banknorth Sports Center
    Rensselaer– Houston (R.P.I.) Field House
    St. Lawrence – Appleton Arena
    Union – Messa (Achilles) Rink
    Yale – New Haven Arena, Ingalls Rink


    Boston College – Boston Arena, Kelley Rink (McHugh Forum), Conte Forum
    Boston Univ.– Boston Arena, Boston Garden, Walter Brown Skating Pavilion, Agganis Arena
    Merrimack – Lawler (Volpe Center) Arena
    Maine - Alfond Arena, Cumberland County Civic Center
    New Hampshire - Snivley Arena, Whittemore Center
    Northeastern – Matthews (Boston) Arena
    Providence College – Rhode Island Auditorium, Schneider Arena
    UMass-Amherst - Mullins Center
    Umass-Lowell - Tully Forum, Tsongas Arena
    Vermont - Gutterson Fieldhouse


    Denver – D.U. Arena, Magness Arena
    Colorado College - World Arena
    Michigan – Yost Ice Arena
    Minnesota – Mariucci Arena
    Nebraska-Omaha - Qwest Center
    North Dakota - Ralph Engelstad Arena


    Army – Smith Rink, Tate Rink
    Air Force Academy - Cadet Ice Arena
    Connecticut – Freitas Ice (UConn Ice Arena) Forum
    Holy Cross – Hart Recreation Center

    Division III

    Amherst – Orr Rink
    Colby – Alfond Arena
    Wesleyan – Spurrier-Snyder (Wesleyan Arena) Rink
    Williams – Lansing Chapman Rink


    Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim CA (FF)
    Boston Garden, TD Garend (Fleet Center, TD (Banknorth) Garden), Boston (FFs)
    Bradley Center, Milwaukee (FFs)
    Centrum. DCU, Worcester (Regional)
    D.U. Arena, Denver (FF)
    HSBC Arena, Buffalo (FF)
    Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, (Regional), (FF)
    Pepsi Arena (Knickerbocker Arena, Times-Union Center), Albany (Regional), (FFs)
    Meehan Auditorium, Providence (FF)
    1980 Olympic Arena, Lake Placid (FF)
    Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse (FF)
    Pepsi Center, Denver (FF)
    Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Providence Civic Center), Providence (FFs)
    Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati (FF)
    R.P.I. Field House, Troy (FF)
    Scottrade Center, St. Louis (FF)
    Shottenstein Center, Columbus (FF)
    St. Paul Civic Center, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul (FFs)
    Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica (FF)
    Verizon Center, Washington, DC (FF)


    Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, New York
    Madison Square Garden, New York (8th Avenue & Penn Station locations)
    McNichols Arena, Denver
    Richfield Coliseum, Ohio

    That's 75+ venues and a lot of road miles, but I don't regret a single trip.

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  • BC/HE
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    Sean, great idea. I'll tackle my list over a period of time as I don't want to keep adding to it. I bet you have another to add to the list since you had Tully Forum in it and that would be Skate3 in Tyngsboro where Lowell played games in the MacTavish era.

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  • groovemaster
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    Originally posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    Since it's summer, and I'm seeing several "Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game" signatures, I though I would start a thread where everyone can post where they've seen a college hockey game. I'll start:

    Agganis Arena, Alfond Arena (pre and post 1992 renovation), Appleton Arena, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Boston Garden, Bradley Center, Bright-Landry Hockey Center (& Bright Hockey Center), Cheel Arena, Conte Forum, DCU Center (& Centrum Centre & Worcester Centrum), Freitas Ice Forum, Gutterson Fieldhouse (pre and post 1990 renovation), Hobey Baker Memorial Rink, Houston Field House, HSBC Arena, Hyannis Youth and Community Center, Ingalls Rink, Joe Louis Arena, Lawler Arena (pre and post 2010 renovation), Lynah Rink, Madison Square Garden, Matthews Arena (pre and post 1990 renovation and post 2009 renovation), McHugh Forum, Meehan Auditorium, Mullins Center, Nutter Center, Olympic Center, Onondaga War Memorial, Pepsi Arena (& Knickerbocker Arena), Pepsi Center, Providence Civic Center, Ridder Arena, Riverfront Coliseum, Schneider Arena (pre and post 2013 renovations), Schottenstein Center, Scottrade Center, Snively Arena, St. Paul Civic Center, Starr Rink, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tate Rink, TD Bank Sports Center, TD Garden (& FleetCenter), Thompson Arena, Tsongas Center (& Tsongas Arena), Tullio Arena, Tully Forum, Verizon Center, Verizon Wireless Arena, Walker Arena, Walter Brown Arena, Wells Fargo Center, Whittemore Center, Xcel Energy Center

    That's 54 different rinks over 30 seasons. I tried to include all the names a rink had when I saw a game their, as well as before and after major renovation, but I may have missed a few. I expect some to have been to more rinks, maybe many more, as I've not been to any college rinks beyond New Jersey and New York besides Schottenstein Center (2005 Men's FF) and Ridder Arena (2013 Women's FF). You'll also never see me at an outdoor college hockey game, or one played in a football stadium.

    Do D2/3 games count?

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  • kdiff77
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    These are all D-1 or professional venues, but some of them I've only seen women's or D-3 games at.

    Meehan Auditorium, Bright Hockey Center (before and after the renovation), Schneider Arena, Agganis Arena, Kelley Rink (women's), Matthews Arena (D-3), Walter Brown Arena (D-3), Dunkin' Donuts Center, DCU Center, TD Garden, Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City), Compton Family Ice Arena.

    I need to venture more outside of the Boston-Providence area! The highest on my bucket list at the moment are Lynah, Ingalls, Hobey Baker and Alfond. I'm a big fan of older, historic arenas. With that said, I'd also love to see QU's arena and Lake Whittemore.

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  • joecct
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    Let's see
    Madison Square Garden
    Clarkson/Walker Arena
    Cheel Campus Center
    Maxcy Hall
    Appleton Arena
    Gutterson Field House
    Starr Rink
    Hobey Baker
    Class of '23
    McHugh Forum
    Walter Brown
    Watson Rink
    Bright Hockey Center
    Meehan Auditorium
    Schneider Arena
    The Whale at Yale
    Rochester War Memorial
    Syracuse War Memorial
    Boston Garden (NIGHTMARES!)
    TD Garden
    Providence Dunkin Donuts
    Albany Pepsi/Knickerbocker Arena
    Buffalo HSBC
    Washington Verizon Center
    St. Louis - Scott Trade Center
    Denver - Pepsi Arena
    Salem St -Rockett Rink
    Norwich - (can't spell it)
    Fitchburg - Wallace Civic Center
    Fenway Park
    Ronald Stafford Ice Arena
    Lansing Chapman Rink
    Ridder Arena
    1980 Rink - Lake Placid
    Androscoggin Arena - Lewiston, ME
    Last edited by joecct; 06-07-2015, 04:19 PM.

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  • college pucks
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    18 schools 20 rinks for me so far

    Air Force - Cadet Ice Arena
    American International College - Olympia Ice Center
    Army - Tate Rink

    Michigan - Yost Arena
    Minnesota - Mariucci Arena
    Wisconsin - Dane County
    Wisconsin - Kohl Center

    Clarkson - Cheel Arena
    Harvard - Bright Hockey Center
    Princeton - Hobey Baker Rink
    Quinnipiac - TD Bank Sports Center
    St. Lawrence - Appleton Arena

    Boston College - Conte Forum
    Boston University - Agganis Arena
    Vermont - Gutterson Fieldhouse

    Denver - Magness Arena
    North Dakota - Engelstad Arena (old)
    North Dakota - Engelstad Arena (new)
    St. Cloud State - National Hockey Center

    Minnesota State - Verizon Wireless Center

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  • blackswampboy
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    ok I'll play, firmly bringing up the rear.

    Walker Arena
    Appleton Arena
    Maxcy Hall Ice Arena
    1980 (Herb Brooks) Arena
    BGSU Ice Arena
    Clauss Ice Arena
    Yost Ice Arena
    Munn Ice Arena
    Joe Louis Arena
    Huntington Center
    Fifth Third Field

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  • QUAlum2004
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    High Point Solutions Arena - Quinnipiac
    Northford Ice Pavilion - Quinnipiac
    Meehan - Brown
    Bright Hockey Center - Harvard
    Matthews Arena - Northeastern
    Walter Brown Arena - BU
    Mullins Center - UMass
    Tsongas Arena - Lowell
    Lawler Arena - Merrimack
    Madison Square Garden - UConn vs Quinnipiac
    DCU Center - 2002 East Regional
    Dunking Donuts Center - 2013 Daresa Deann Poe Regional
    Consol Energy Center -2013 Frozen Four
    Harbor side Arena - 2014 East Regional
    TD Garden - 2015 Frozen Four
    Last edited by QUAlum2004; 06-07-2015, 08:33 AM.

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  • Maine Event
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    This was the a fun little exercise. I guess I'm technically an "old timer", as I was a Maine Fan from afar since the program started in Division II back in 1977, however, I've only been attending games on a regular basis since 2003:

    Hockey East: Alfond Arena, Cross Insurance Arena (pka Cumberland County Civic Center), Conte Forum, Whittemore Center, Agganis Arena, Walter Brown Arena, Lawler Arena, Tsongas Center/Arena, Chelmsford Forum (pka Tully Forum), Schneider Arena, Matthews Arena, Gutterson Fieldhouse, Mullins Center, Compton Family Ice Arena, and XL Center.

    WCHA: Sullivan Arena

    ECAC: Achilles Rink, Appleton Arena

    NCHC: Ralph Engelstad Arena, Magness Arena

    Big Ten: Munn Ice Arena

    Frozen Fenway: Fenway Park

    Hockey East: Boston Garden

    Florida College Hockey Classic: Germain Arena

    Ice Breaker Tournament: Sprint Center

    NCAA Regionals: Verizon Wireless Arena, DCU Center, Webster Bank Arena, Blue Cross Arena, Pepsi Arena

    Frozen Fours: Fleetcenter/TD Bank Garden, Value City Arena, Bradley Center, Scottrade Center, Pepsi Center, Verizon Center, Ford Field, Xcel Energy Center, Wells Fargo Center

    I hope to add a couple more this year.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    MacInnes (best in the new WCHA, *bows*, thanks)
    Taffy (2nd favorite in the nWCHA thus far)
    Yost (it's alright - the tall end zone seats kind of suck, experience-wise)
    Berry (worst sightlines - get a real hockey team, NMU)
    Brooks NHC (it's loud and the fans are a mixed bag, but the sight lines are just OK)
    Mariucci (gorgeous bowl with very good sight lines, but most of the fans are accounted-for Goofs
    JLA: Great Lakes Invitational Tournament - Save-a-Lot Spartys, Walmart Wolverines, and various other sponsors that keep Tech's beloved holiday tournament alive.

    Next Year: Munn or Ewigleben, which I will singlehandedly out-cheer, according to everyone.

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  • bgbill1
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    Sullivan Arena, Carlson Center, Von Braun Center, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Pepsi Center, Magness Arena, XL Center, Verizon Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, UIC Pavilion, Joyce Arena, Compton Family Ice Arena, FleetCenter, TD Garden, Matthews Arena, Bright Hockey Center, Conte Forum, Alfond Arena, Arrington Ice Arena, Yost Arena, Palace of Auburn Hills, Ewigleben Arena, Joe Louis Arena, Ford Field, Michigan State Fairgrounds, City Sports Center, Munn Ice Arena, Van Andel Arena, MacInnes Ice Arena, Lawson Arena, Lakeview Arena, Berry Events Center, Taffy Abel Arena, Bemidji Events Center, Duluth ECC, Verizon Wireless Center, Mariucci Arena, Saint Paul Civic Center, Xcel Energy Center, Scottrade Center, Omaha Civic Auditorium, Qwest Center, Thompson Arena, Hobey Baker Rink, Thomas & Mack Center, Knickerbocker Arena, HSBC Arena, Buffalo State Ice Arena, Appleton Arena, Starr Rink, Lynah Rink, Dwyer Arena, Cheel Arena, Ritter Arena, Achilles Center, Houston Fieldhouse, BGSU Ice Arena, Riverfront Coliseum, Value City Arena, Ohio State Ice Arena, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Nutter Center, Clauss Ice Arena, Kent State Ice Arena, Goggin Ice Arena, Steve Cady Arena, Richfield Coliseum, Huntington Center, Fifth Third Field, University of Toronto Arena, Mercyhurst Ice Center, Wells Fargo Center, Consol Energy Center, 84 Lumber Arena, Providence Civic Center, Schneider Arena, Gutterson Fieldhouse, Kohl Center, Bradley Center.

    Basically, every place Bowling Green has played in the last 30 years, most of the Frozen Fours, and a few tournaments and exhibitions.

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  • ericredaxe
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    I'm sure I'll have to add to this, but quickly off the top of my head:

    Agganis Arena
    Walter Brown Arena
    Conte Forum
    Matthews Arena
    Tsongas Arena
    Whittmore Center
    Schneider Arena
    Bright Rink
    Lawler Arena
    Madison Square Garden
    Boston Garden
    Fleet Center
    Fenway Park
    Worcester Centeum
    Pepsi Center (Albany... Not sure what it's called now)
    Verizon (Manchester)

    I'm sure I've forgotton a couple.

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  • Laker Dude
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    I have the following:

    Island Sports Center - Robert Morris
    Compton Family Ice Arena - Notre Dame
    Taffy Able Arena - Lake Superior
    MacInnes Student Ice Arena - Michigan Tech
    Berry Events Center - Northern Michigan
    Verizon Center - Minnesota State
    Bowling Green Student Ice Arena - Bowling Green
    Ewigleben Ice Arena - Ferris State
    Ralph Engelstad Arena - North Dakota
    DECC - Minnesota Duluth
    Lawson Ice Arena - Western Michigan
    Mariucci Arena - Minnesota
    Kohl Center - Wisconsin
    Munn Ice Arena - Michigan State
    Resch Center - Green Bay
    Scottrade Center - St. Louis
    Joe Louis Arena - Detroit
    Madison Square Garden - New York
    Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia
    Excel Energy Center - St. Paul
    TD Garden - Boston

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  • PcFriars13
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    I've only been attending college hockey games on the regular since 2009, but here's mine:

    Hockey East: Agganis Arena, Alfond Arena, Compton Family Ice Arena, Conte Forum, Gutterson Fieldhouse, Matthews Arena, Mullins Center, Schneider Arena, Tsongas Center, Whittemore Center

    ECAC: Thompson Arena

    NCHC: Ralph Engelstad Arena

    Big 10: Pegula Ice Arena

    Random Neutral Sites: Cross Insurance Arena (Cumberland County Civic Center), Dunkin' Donuts Center, Fenway Park, T.D. Garden, Webster Bank Arena, Wells Fargo Center

    D3: University of Southern Maine

    I'm still super bitter I never made it to Merrimack while I was an undergrad. I'm currently exploiting my friends in grad schools now to visit other arenas around the country--I'm hoping to get Michigan/Michigan State this year and possibly Princeton, RPI, Union, and Cornell. I've seen Providence play at all of the above arenas except for Pegula (that was BC/Penn State) and Wells Fargo Center (the 2014 Frozen Four, which I went to on a complete whim after I convinced a coworker it'd be fun to skip half a day of work and just go).

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  • Sean Pickett
    Re: Places I've Seen a College Hockey Game

    Originally posted by Tater View Post
    Agganis Arena, Alfond Arena, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Bradley Center, Boston Garden, Bright-Landry Hockey Center, Consol Energy Center, Conte Forum, DCU Center (& Worcester Centrum), Fenway Park, Ford Field, Houston Field House, HSBC Arena, Lawler Arena (pre and post 2010 renovation), Madison Square Garden, Matthews Arena (1990 renovation and post 2009 renovation), Mullins Center, Pepsi Arena (& Knickerbocker Arena), Providence Civic Center, Riverfront Coliseum, Schneider Arena (pre 2013 renovations), Schottenstein Center, Scottrade Center, St. Paul Civic Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, TD Garden (& FleetCenter), Tsongas Center (& Tsongas Arena), Tully Forum, Verizon Center, Verizon Wireless Arena, Walter Brown Arena, Wells Fargo Center, Xcel Energy Center

    Mine was much easier to do since I copied and edited yours Sean!

    -Added Boston Garden. Had to be an oversight on Sean's list!

    -Added Fenway Park (only the 1st time when it was something special)

    -Deleted the ones I haven't gone to and did a FF scan (added Consol Center & Ford Field)

    -I don't go to nearly the number of away games that I used to. I made all the BU home games this year - and neutral site (Beanpot/HEA/FF) games, but zero away games.
    Yes, I overlooked Boston Garden. It's been 20 years and I guess I saw so many games there they just blended into the games I've seen at TD Garden. I also overlooked the Onondaga War Memorial. I attended the 1988 SIT there. Very interesting rink. I enjoyed walking through the War Memorial between games.

    I had my tickets for the FF at Consol Ceneter, but I was unable to attend. I really would have liked that FF.

    I used to go to all BU away games east of the Great Lakes, but with my daughter playing youth hockey and the women's games I'm lucky to get to one away game a season now. I still miss the trips to Maine, Vermont and Cornell (unlikely to happen again).

    Last edited by Sean Pickett; 06-06-2015, 04:20 PM.

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