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  • riverchief1
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    Some initial side-by-side comparisons between Lowell and Cornell:

    Offense - Lowell 3.69 goals per game (6th in nation)/Cornell 2.91 goals per game (31st in nation)
    Defense - Lowell 2.36 goals allowed (13th in nation)/Cornell 2.24 goals allowed (8th in nation - tied with Notre Dame)
    Power Play - Lowell 27.06% (3rd in nation)/Cornell 17.76% (33rd in nation)
    PK - Lowell 85.6% (10th in nation)/Cornell 83% (27th in nation)

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  • Scoop85
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    If you want to see Cornell at it's best, watch the tape from last Friday when the Big Red "wiped the floor" with Union in Lake Placid.

    Dutchman's cutting comments notwithstanding, Cornell may not match the skill level of Harvard--very few teams this year do--but the Big Red has plenty of skill and grit and was the 3rd highest scoring team in the ECAC. The biggest difference for Cornell this year has been the depth of scoring across all four lines, and much better offensive support from the blue line. In most recent years we've had at best two lines that could put the puck in the net.

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  • Scoop85
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    Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
    "I don't know much about them. I just know they made it to the final of their league. All 16 teams in the tournament are good teams," senior captain Michael Kapla said.
    "We'll do our homework on them during the week. Our coaches do an amazing job of getting intel on other teams," Gambardella said.
    Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/sports/ci_3...#ixzz4bu4EQ7ha

    Get a copy of the ECAC Championship round video where Harvard wiped the floor with Cornell as they seem to do each time they play them. The best way to defeat a "bully" is to give them a bloody nose. That is the same with the Big Red. Use your shoulder pads. Pound them. Cornell tries to get an early lead and then suffocates you with defense causing you to take risks. Don't be intimidated by their size. Harvard's 5'9" forwards were knocking the Cornell 6'4" players (or what one Harvard fan affectionately calls "skating pylons") on their butt. Bodycheck, Forechecking ... go after them !!!

    Glad you made it to Manchester. Good luck !!! Will be cheering for you.
    If you want to see Cornell at it's best, see the tape of Friday's semifinal when the Big Red "wiped the floor" with Union.

    Cornell didn't play badly on Saturday, and in fact had some excellent chances early that may have changed the complexion of the game. But Harvard is a tremendous team this year and are deserved ECAC champs.

    Dutchman's cutting remarks notwithstanding, while the Big Red doesn't have as much high-end skill as Harvard--very few teams do--it has plenty enough talent to give just about any team a good battle. We were the 3rd-highest scoring team in the ECAC this season, and have the best scoring balance we've seen at Cornell in many years.

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  • Dutchman
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    "I don't know much about them. I just know they made it to the final of their league. All 16 teams in the tournament are good teams," senior captain Michael Kapla said.
    "We'll do our homework on them during the week. Our coaches do an amazing job of getting intel on other teams," Gambardella said.
    Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/sports/ci_3...#ixzz4bu4EQ7ha

    Get a copy of the ECAC Championship round video where Harvard wiped the floor with Cornell as they seem to do each time they play them. The best way to defeat a "bully" is to give them a bloody nose. That is the same with the Big Red. Use your shoulder pads. Pound them. Cornell tries to get an early lead and then suffocates you with defense causing you to take risks. Don't be intimidated by their size. Harvard's 5'9" forwards were knocking the Cornell 6'4" players (or what one Harvard fan affectionately calls "skating pylons") on their butt. Bodycheck, Forechecking ... go after them !!!

    Glad you made it to Manchester. Good luck !!! Will be cheering for you.

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  • riverchief1
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    Article in today's Lowell Sun on Lowell's NCAA selection.

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  • riverchief1
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    A bit more logistical information for Saturday. With regard to the marathon, when looking at the Arena Parking Map and the Marathon Route Map, everything to the left of Granite Street and Lake Avenue (south of that area) is accessible including Exit 5 off the highway. Everything to the right (north) is inaccessible including the majority of those parking areas on the arena map. Did some digging and both the arena and marathon people said that the garage across from the arena by the hotel at the corner of Granite and Elm is accessible and available (how much availability is TBD given marathon and the fact the hotel is also hosting the Made In New Hampshire Trade Show from 10-8 Saturday...I guess Manchester does the same job coordinating their events as Les says the do with event traffic management).

    The arena said other than that garage, it would be on street parking in the areas south of Granite, to the left on their parking map. Marathon people said that in addition to on street, there are many private lots in that area that wave folks in and charge during events. And Commercial Street will be accessible they said to the south towards the ball park as well as north along the mill areas as that street to the north is not within the marathon course zone. So there would be on street, mill parking lots as office workers aren't there, and possibly some of those lots shown on the arena map further to the north/right on the arena parking map closer to the river.

    So between NCAA hockey, the marathon, and the Made In New Hampshire Expo, downtown Manchester will be quite the scene Saturday morning. Best advice would be to leave earlier than you might normally to allow for possible delays of any sort and just plan accordingly so you're in your seats by noon puck drop. Hopefully there won't be too many frustrated and angry fans coming in during the first period or later! But many Lowell fans know their way around Manchester and hopefully Manchester has their act together to direct, assist, and guide everyone.

    Update: UML has additional information on their Tournament Central page. Looks like there's a parade on Sunday too that should be over by 2:00. Here's a direct link to Manchester PD alert regarding roads and traffic for both days. They're estimating 6,000 people for marathon and parade Saturday and Sunday, not counting the hockey games. What fun!
    Last edited by riverchief1; 03-20-2017, 01:55 PM.

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  • Nick Papagiorgio
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    Congrats on the HE Title. Good luck this weekend.

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  • BostonSoccerDad
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    Originally posted by ScottK View Post
    Haven't seen anyone post this yet, but Hockey East put out another video from Saturday, and I love this one: https://youtu.be/qmVksABkJ3w
    Nice video - thanks for posting it.

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  • ScottK
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    Haven't seen anyone post this yet, but Hockey East put out another video from Saturday, and I love this one: https://youtu.be/qmVksABkJ3w

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  • J.D.
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    I am planning on going as a neutral. Seats weren't available last night when i checked, maybe because the 4 teams weren't taken care of yet. Not sure.

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  • ScottK
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    Lowell was able to get more tickets from SNHU Arena. The Lowell seats are in Sections 109-114 according to the e-mail they just sent out.

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  • chickod
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    Originally posted by LTI Alum View Post
    Thanks everybody for the help
    You're welcome. Hope you were able to get what you wanted.

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  • LTI Alum
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    Originally posted by chickod View Post
    OK. I looked up my tickets from 2015 (they're pdf files and I still had them on my computer). We were in Section 205. We were NOT on the end where the home team shot twice, so DEFINITELY you would want 112-116 (assuming that the "home" team shoots at the same end as previous years).
    Thanks everybody for the help

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  • leswp1
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    Originally posted by mookie1995 View Post
    you'll be able to roam
    Probably not to sit where they want. I am guessing more people will show for this than for Boston- Easier trip for us, good time of day for people who don't want to get home late, less expensive to park.

    Marathon or not Manchester is bush league when handling traffic. No one to direct traffic, traffic pattern at the rink exit is a gong show. We were shooting to be there about 45 min before the game. Left with plenty of time to do that and I spent the entire 1st period still sitting in line to get off the exit. Managed to see the last 2 periods. It was past ridiculous. Second night we went hours early.

    Plan for plenty of extra time. The people that avoided the traffic did so by swinging north and coming back down. If they are racing just north of the arena starting at 10 they will still be running when we are trying to get there.

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  • leswp1
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    Originally posted by boblav1 View Post
    Those times are not right. Both are 3:30

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