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  • 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

    Anyone else excited for this?!

    Union and Michigan Tech square off at 4pm CT while Minnesota takes on the home team tUMD in the nightcap at 7:30pm CT.

    Thoughts? Predictions? Anything?

    Can't wait to get to Duluth on Friday!!! Anyone know if we will be able to leave/re-enter between games?
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    Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

    Originally posted by gopher wes View Post
    Anyone else excited for this?!

    Union and Michigan Tech square off at 4pm CT while Minnesota takes on the home team tUMD in the nightcap at 7:30pm CT.

    Thoughts? Predictions? Anything?

    Can't wait to get to Duluth on Friday!!! Anyone know if we will be able to leave/re-enter between games?
    When I bought my tickets through UMD's website it states you get 2 game tickets for the weekend and you cannot return if you leave the arena.
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    • #3
      Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

      Two friends and I are making a road trip from the UP for this weekends games. Does any local know of a decent ( more on the cheap side) hotel in the Duluth or surrounding area (25 mile radius) from Amsoil?
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      • #4
        Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

        Originally posted by Wi.Huskies Fan View Post
        Two friends and I are making a road trip from the UP for this weekends games. Does any local know of a decent ( more on the cheap side) hotel in the Duluth or surrounding area (25 mile radius) from Amsoil?
        Which way are you coming to Duluth from? Based on your name and location, coming through Superior?
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        • #5
          Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

          Is the NCHC going to get an actual TV contract one of these years so that we don't have to pay for an over-priced, crappy stream?
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            Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

            I predict that if CM scores a hat trick, the Gophers will win. I know....it's a bold prediction.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by USAFA Bulldog View Post
              Which way are you coming to Duluth from? Based on your name and location, coming through Superior?
              Yes,I will travel from Houghton county in Michigan and connect on Highway US2,then US53 through Superior.
              My first time out that way. Looking forward to see that area.
              Last edited by Wi.Huskies Fan; 10-03-2017, 06:07 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mnstate0fhockey View Post
                Is the NCHC going to get an actual TV contract one of these years so that we don't have to pay for an over-priced, crappy stream?
                It's not overpriced nor crappy.
                Also when the B1G barely shows games during football season...you can't really talk.
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                • #9
                  Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

                  Originally posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
                  It's not overpriced nor crappy.
                  Also when the B1G barely shows games during football season...you can't really talk.
                  It's definitely overpriced.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by manurespreader View Post
                    It's definitely overpriced.
                    If you say so.
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                    Juniors: 39 points (8G, 31A) from 4 players
                    Sophomores: 99 points (49G, 50A) from 5 players
                    Freshmen: 129 points (43G, 86A) from 8 players

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
                      It's not overpriced nor crappy.
                      Also when the B1G barely shows games during football season...you can't really talk.
                      Criticism isn't mutually exclusive. BTN isn't beyond criticism when it comes to hockey, I recognize that. But they do show a majority of their conference games on a medium that a large number of sports fans in this country have. And I do understand that other sports largely subsidize the Big Ten's ability to do that.

                      I am genuinely not trying to be a jerk about this, nor am I trying to rip on the NCHC. Jim was actually pretty fantastic about addressing my questions, clarifying some bad info I got elsewhere, and listening to my criticism/feedback on Twitter concerning this. Props to him and the conference for that.

                      And to a large extent he said he agrees that UMN vs UMD and UMN vs UND should be on TV, but its beyond the conference's control. FSN wouldn't pick up the Ice Breaker and UND controls rights to the games in Grand Forks. Hopefully a deal is worked out where those games do get picked up and shown nationally somehow.

                      And FYI - I worded my criticism of the stream poorly. My criticism isn't in regards to quality of the stream or broadcast team, but accessibility. It's still a paid stream and won't reach nearly as many viewers as TV will.

                      I just think these games, and the NCHC as a whole, deserve better. And that is a compliment to the conference, not a knock on it. I'd like to watch more College hockey, enjoy watching SCSU and UMD as well as the Gophers, but don't want to dish out for another streaming package. Wish they would work out a way to get more games on TV.
                      Last edited by mnstate0fhockey; 10-03-2017, 09:22 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mnstate0fhockey View Post
                        Criticism isn't mutually exclusive. BTN isn't beyond criticism when it comes to hockey, I recognize that. But they do show a majority of their conference games on a medium that a large number of sports fans in this country have. And I do understand that other sports largely subsidize the Big Ten's ability to do that.

                        I am genuinely not trying to be a jerk about this, nor am I trying to rip on the NCHC. Jim was actually pretty fantastic about addressing my questions, clarifying some bad info I got elsewhere, and listening to my criticism/feedback on Twitter concerning this. Props to him and the conference for that.

                        And to a large extent he said he agrees that UMN vs UMD and UMN vs UND should be on TV, but its beyond the conference's control. FSN wouldn't pick up the Ice Breaker and UND controls rights to the games in Grand Forks. Hopefully a deal is worked out where those games do get picked up and shown nationally somehow.

                        And FYI - I worded my criticism of the stream poorly. My criticism isn't in regards to quality of the stream or broadcast team, but accessibility. It's still a paid stream and won't reach nearly as many viewers as TV will.

                        I just think these games, and the NCHC as a whole, deserve better. And that is a compliment to the conference, not a knock on it. I'd like to watch more College hockey, enjoy watching SCSU and UMD as well as the Gophers, but don't want to dish out for another streaming package. Wish they would work out a way to get more games on TV.
                        Honestly...considering they don't make money...i
                        We're lucky any are on at all.
                        "If you leave ignorance and stupidity alone, ignorance and stupidity will think it's ok."
                        -Gallagher

                        R.I.P.
                        Grandpa G. ~ Feb 11, 1918-Oct. 6, 1999
                        Grandma ~ Jan 2004
                        Dad ~ Nov. 4, 1958-April 21, 2008
                        Grandpa S. ~ June 21, 1932-November 11, 2013

                        SCSU 2015-16 scoring by class through 40 games
                        Seniors: 210 points (71G, 139A) from 5 players
                        Juniors: 39 points (8G, 31A) from 4 players
                        Sophomores: 99 points (49G, 50A) from 5 players
                        Freshmen: 129 points (43G, 86A) from 8 players

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                        • #13
                          Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

                          Originally posted by gopher wes View Post
                          Anyone else excited for this?!

                          Union and Michigan Tech square off at 4pm CT while Minnesota takes on the home team tUMD in the nightcap at 7:30pm CT.

                          Thoughts? Predictions? Anything?

                          Can't wait to get to Duluth on Friday!!! Anyone know if we will be able to leave/re-enter between games?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
                            Honestly...considering they don't make money...i
                            We're lucky any are on at all.
                            I know you are right to a certain extent, but I do think there is enough viewership there to get something done. Especially for big games. UMN vs Notre Dame outdrew a bunch of NHL games a few seasons back. I have to imagine some of the marquee games would draw enough to make somethiny happen. Or maybe I am completely off base.

                            Anyways, it was nice to see the NCHC so receptive to feedback. Gotta give them props for that.
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                            • #15
                              Re: 2017 Icebreaker: Union/Michigan Tech & Minnesota/tUMD

                              The NCHC has a contract with CBSSports that likely hamstrings them when it comes to other national coverage. Granted, all the games are in the second half, and I think they only aire like 16 games total, but it’s still a contract.

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