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  • GhostOfYost
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    Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post

    I stand corrected on the name of the building. It's just a shame MSU doesn't have a women's NCAA hockey program in my opinion.
    Sure they do....

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  • John J. MacInnes
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    Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post

    It's just a shame MSU doesn't have a women's NCAA hockey program in my opinion.
    Fine to have that opinion, but you're also talking about an athletic department that had to cut a sport this year. MSU doesn't have the donor base to approach the level of the Big Ten schools who sponsor women's hockey. It would have to come from that funding source, and it just isn't there.

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  • wsummers
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    Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post

    I stand corrected on the name of the building. It's just a shame MSU doesn't have a women's NCAA hockey program in my opinion.
    There are no D1 women’s teams in Michigan. Northern has looked into it, but I’m not aware of Michigan or Michigan State giving it any serious consideration.

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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    Originally posted by wsummers View Post

    I assume you mean Demonstration Hall which was used for hockey prior to 1974. Not feasible. It’s old and the last time I was there a few years ago to watch roller derby in what was the old ice surface the place had an old dirty garage atmosphere. I don’t see MSU adding women’s hockey, but if they did it wouldn’t be there.
    I stand corrected on the name of the building. It's just a shame MSU doesn't have a women's NCAA hockey program in my opinion.

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  • wsummers
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    Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
    Let me ask one more question. Obviously MSU's hockey priorities are finishing the Munn project and getting the men's program back on track but hypothetically speaking, how feasible would it be to revamp Dominion Hall to house a woman's team like OSU did with their old rink?
    I assume you mean Demonstration Hall which was used for hockey prior to 1974. Not feasible. It’s old and the last time I was there a few years ago to watch roller derby in what was the old ice surface the place had an old dirty garage atmosphere. I don’t see MSU adding women’s hockey, but if they did it wouldn’t be there.

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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    Let me ask one more question. Obviously MSU's hockey priorities are finishing the Munn project and getting the men's program back on track but hypothetically speaking, how feasible would it be to revamp Dominion Hall to house a woman's team like OSU did with their old rink?

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post
    I have a question that's in relation to a thread on the women's forum. Has the upgrades to Munn been completed and does anyone know if the upgrades would allow space to someday include a women's team?
    I believe construction will be continuing all summer. I have no idea on the women’s team. MSU has a women’s club team currently.

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  • John J. MacInnes
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    The current stretch of 205:16 is the program record for longest without scoring a goal. Yesterday marked the first time ever that the Spartans were shut out in three consecutive games.

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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    I have a question that's in relation to a thread on the women's forum. Has the upgrades to Munn been completed and does anyone know if the upgrades would allow space to someday include a women's team?

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  • Pirateasaur
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    Hockey team sure hasn’t given us much to discuss lately. Maybe we’ll get one from Wisconsin but I’ve definitely checked out since all we’re playing for now is pride.

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  • wsummers
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post
    The announcement of the initial recruiting class of 5 has me wondering if Cole brings in another dman to complement impressive recruit Gucciardi. We have somewhat of a logjam at the position, particularly if Sr. dman Tommy Miller returns for his COVID year, and Cesana doesn't make the jump to the pros (not likely IMO). I just noticed Zane Demsey no longer shows as an MSU commit on the Dubuque USHL line chart, so he's apparently out of contention although Heisenberg doesn't reflect his decommit yet. Demsey's Dubuque teammate and fellow dman Feenstra might be an option. Or Basgall from the Lancers who's younger and has slightly better offensive stats (in Feenstra's defense, Dubuque is a bit challenged at the moment). I'm also interested to see if rarely used dman Dybicz makes the cut (my guess is a transfer is in his future).
    I don’t see very many seniors taking advantage of the 5th covid year this year unless they want a graduate degree. Otherwise they are likely to play pro hockey. I’ve mentioned Combs because he is a graduate student and he may need another year to finish his degree. I’ve always thought Dybicz was mostly an insurance player for next year in case we lose more than just Miller.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    The announcement of the initial recruiting class of 5 has me wondering if Cole brings in another dman to complement impressive recruit Gucciardi. We have somewhat of a logjam at the position, particularly if Sr. dman Tommy Miller returns for his COVID year, and Cesana doesn't make the jump to the pros (not likely IMO). I just noticed Zane Demsey no longer shows as an MSU commit on the Dubuque USHL line chart, so he's apparently out of contention although Heisenberg doesn't reflect his decommit yet. Demsey's Dubuque teammate and fellow dman Feenstra might be an option. Or Basgall from the Lancers who's younger and has slightly better offensive stats (in Feenstra's defense, Dubuque is a bit challenged at the moment). I'm also interested to see if rarely used dman Dybicz makes the cut (my guess is a transfer is in his future).

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  • wsummers
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post

    Right, this is where things come back down to reality. Based on performance to date, I would not be asking back any senior Fs other than perhaps Lewandowski and Combs (sorry, Apap, IMO your FOWs don't override your shortcomings). Next logical men up are somewhat uninspiring: the aforementioned Maatta (more of a defensive forward) and Wallace (arguably trending up since a trade to the Phantoms #freshstart); Dan Russell (MSU legacy, need I say more?); and Tiernan Shoudy. It's a shame Carter Mazur spurned MSU for Denver as he'd be a good addition.
    Thanks, I had forgotten Russell was in this class. Russell and Wallace seem to be having decent years (Wallace only since switching teams) offensively. As you mentioned, if Maatta would be brought in it would mainly be for killing penalties and on a checking line. As for Shoudy, I expect him to spend next year back in the USHL.
    Last edited by wsummers; 02-12-2021, 12:30 PM.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by wsummers View Post
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    i agree this does appear to be the best class he has had to date. If no underclassman jumps there is room for up to 3 more forwards. One or two of those spots could be filled by 5th year players with Combs probably the most likely. Winter Wallace and Joel Maatta are also likely to be added as long as they have decent USHL years.
    Right, this is where things come back down to reality. Based on performance to date, I would not be asking back any senior Fs other than perhaps Lewandowski and Combs (sorry, Apap, IMO your FOWs don't override your shortcomings). Next logical men up are somewhat uninspiring: the aforementioned Maatta (more of a defensive forward) and Wallace (arguably trending up since a trade to the Phantoms #freshstart); Dan Russell (MSU legacy, need I say more?); and Tiernan Shoudy. It's a shame Carter Mazur spurned MSU for Denver as he'd be a good addition.

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  • wsummers
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post

    No surprise here as three of the five are OAs and, as a whole, these are the recruits who are the most D1 ready. While I expect the OAs to have lofty stats, I admit this is an uptick from prior recruiting classes and agree that Cole has reason to be optimistic. Now let's see how he rounds out the class.
    i agree this does appear to be the best class he has had to date. If no underclassman jumps there is room for up to 3 more forwards. One or two of those spots could be filled by 5th year players with Combs probably the most likely. Winter Wallace and Joel Maatta are also likely to be added as long as they have decent USHL years.

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