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  • FredsDeadFriend
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    Goals scored totals I list, only include games where Western teams played Eastern teams.

    1948 - Western team won the Title and Western teams outscored Eastern teams 18 goals to 16.
    1949 - Eastern teams win the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Western teams 11 to 5 in goals scored. This was the only time in first 16 years of NCAA tourney that 2 Eastern teams got into the Title Game.
    1950 - Western team won the Title and 3rd place game, outscoring Eastern teams 36 to 17 in goals scored.
    1951 - Western team won the Title but lost the 3rd place game, but still outscored Eastern teams 23 to 18 in goals scored.
    1952 - Western team won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 13 to 6 in goals scored.
    1953 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 17 to 4 in goals scored.
    1954 - Eastern team won the Title with a Western team winning Runner Up and the 3rd place game, and Western teams outscored Eastern teams 31 to 14 in goals scored. So even when an Eastern team wins a Title, they do it just barely winning both their games, and the evidence shows it was an exception to the general rule, as the other Eastern team was way outclassed by both western teams.
    1955 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 9 to 4 in goals scored.
    1956 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 12 to 5 in goals scored.
    1957 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 11 to 4 in goals scored.
    1958 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 15 to 3 in goals scored.
    1959 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 8 to 6 in goals scored.
    1960 - Western teams won the Title and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 19 to 7 in goals scored.

    1961 - Western team won the Title, but both Eastern teams were paired in the Semis, with the Western team winning the 3rd place game, outscoring the Eastern teams 16 to 5 in goals scored.

    1962 - Western teams won the Title, and the 3rd place game, outscoring Eastern teams 22 to 8 in goals scored.
    1963 - Western teams won the Title, and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 14 to 4 in goals scored.
    1964 - Western teams won the Title, and Runner Up, outscoring Eastern teams 7 to 3 in goals scored.
    1965 - Western teams won the Title, and the 3rd place game, outscoring Eastern teams 24 to 11 in goals scored.
    1966 - Western teams won the Title, and the 3rd place game, outscoring Eastern teams 15 to 9 in goals scored.
    1967 - Eastern teams won the Title, and Runner up, outscoring Western teams 5 to 2 in goals scored.
    1968 - Western teams won the Title, and Runner up, outscoring Eastern teams 11 to 2 in goals scored.
    1969 - Western team won the Title, but Eastern teams were Runner Up and won the 3rd place game, but Western teams outscored Eastern teams 21 to 15 in goals scored.
    1970 - Eastern teams won the Title, and Runner Up, outscoring Western teams 12 to 8 in goals scored.


    1971-2019 are the 49 tourney's in 50 years I've already mentioned.

    So in total, throughout history, Western teams won 52 Titles to the East's 20.

    52 > 20 WOW!!!

    And in the first 23 seasons the Western teams PUMMELED Eastern teams scoring wise, with Western teams outscoring Eastern teams 20 out of 23 seasons, even in a year when an Eastern team won the Title.


    How much more evidence do you need to prove that Western Hockey IS and always has been superior to Eastern Hockey?

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  • Numbers
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    Future Frozen Fours:
    2023 - Tampa
    2024 - St Paul
    2025 - St Louis
    2026 - Vegas

    Looks pretty west to me.

    ETA:
    Future Regionals:
    2022: Loveland (Denver host), Allentown (Penn State), Albany (ECAC), Worcester (Holy Cross?)
    2023: Fargo (NoDak), Allentown, Bridgeport, Manchester
    2024: Sioux Falls, SD (NoDak), Maryland Heights, MO (who hosts here?), Providence, Springfield
    2025: Fargo, Toledo, Allentown, Manchester
    2026: Loveland, Sioux Falls, Albany, Worcester

    There are about 6 host sites in the Northeastern US which make sense, and they all get their turn.
    Further west, look at it: Fargo is North Dakota's bid. Sioux Falls is Omaha's bid, but it is done with the understanding that if North Dakota goes there, Fighting Hawk fans will fill the place. Those fans will easily run down I-29, even 4 or 5 hours to Sioux Falls, to support their team.
    The other places? Well, Allentown has Penn State nearby, plus its close to some of the more eastern schools. So, there are fan bases nearby which gives a chance of making some money. Toledo was a disaster the last time, but it might be worth another shot. Loveland requires one of the Colorado schools to qualify. I'm really curious about Maryland Heights. I don't know who made the bid.

    But, the point here is: There is no place in Minnesota or Michigan or Wisconsin which is not a home rink of a team, which has a chance of making money. The only one that has been tried recently was Green Bay (Resch Center), and attendance was bad, and they haven't bid again.
    Last edited by Numbers; 03-19-2021, 01:22 PM.

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  • Numbers
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    FDF,
    I don't know just how exactly you think that there is somehow an inherent, and willful, bias in the PWR. But, as far as I can see, the PWR which usually chooses the field is a completely neutral set of mathematical calculations. There would be little way for the people at the NCAA to manipulate it if they wished. And, there being no subjective criteria in choosing the field, any complaints about the distribution of the field in the last 30 are hollow complaints.

    As far as regional sites....the NCAA handbook for bidding sites places so many very stringent rules on hosts, that there is very little room for the host arena to make a profit unless there are lots and lots of tickets sold to the regionals. This is the origin of the NC$$ moniker. Because it is that way (and clearly the motivation is to make money for the NCAA), then it is always feasible for the eastern sites of Bridgeport, Manchester, Albany, and a couple of others to bid. There are enough colleges close by that there will be fans from those schools in attendance. However, in the west, this is not the case. Take Loveland. In a non-COVID year, it's going to be very difficult for fans from Minnesota, Michigan, and other places to go to the regional. So, the only way it makes sense to host is under the assumption that Denver, or CC or Air Force qualifies. The only way that this would change is if it were possible to host on campus. Until about 12 years ago or so, it was possible, and there were years when the U of Minn hosted at Mariucci. Then, the NCAA deemed on campus sites to be too advantageous for the host school, and discouraged them. Since that time, the only on campus regionals have been at Notre Dame, and that was because (in the words of the NCAA), no one else bid for those Midwest Regionals.

    Let me ask you this: If you can't host a Regional on campus, just where in Minnesota do you propose to host the regional? I can think of a couple of possibilities: One is the home rink of SCSU, which is not on campus. The other is the home rink of UMD, also not on campus. Have either of those schools bid to host? Not that I am aware of. There is, in the archives, an article suggesting that Duluth bid to host in 15 and in 16, and that article states that the NCAA preference is not only "not on-campus sites", but schools home rinks as well. As you can readily understand, this takes every good option in Minnesota out of the question.

    What you seem to be suggesting is that the NCAA did this intentionally in order to favor eastern teams. I would say that is NOT the case, and that the NCAA actually did this ignorantly, not paying attention to the situation in the west. And, that, as a result of a policy which is ill founded, there is nowhere in Minnesota to host a regional.

    Everything you write about the NCAA Tournament can easily be attributed to this kind of ignorance. It's not intentional. It's just that the NCAA is fairly blind to the realities in the west.

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  • J.D.
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    You made a point about FF attendance. Attendance has been pretty good everywhere until Buffalo. Hopefully they don't get it again. FF routinely goes to a lot of the same places now. I am sure Detroit will get one to make up for last year. Tampa, Boston, St. Paul and Vegas stand a good chance to see FFs going forward. If you wanna make a case that certain western bids were turned down and shouldn't have been, what are they? Who is being denied?

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  • FredsDeadFriend
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    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    So now the PWR is designed to help more Eastern teams get in. Please explain to us how the PWR factors in being a Western team vs. Eastern. Do Eastern teams get more credit for results? If we are simply breaking out East/West by league and the western leagues are WCHA/NCHC and Big Ten...2019 was an 8-8 split.

    2018: 9-7 west
    2017: 9-7 west
    2016: 9-7 east
    2015: 9-7 west
    2014: 8-8
    2013: 8-8
    2012: 9-7 west
    2011: 9-7 west

    National titles in that time are 5-4 for the west. Ya, what a corrupt system we have. The east only won those 4 titles because the committee refuses to flood the tournament with 10+ western teams every year! You're simply talking out of your ***.

    2016 national title game in the great western city of Tampa, FL: 19,358
    2015 in Boston (here is where you will move the goalposts and say it's because BU played Providence): 18,022
    2014 in Philly: 18,742
    2013 in Pittsburgh: 18,184
    2012 in Tampa: 18,818
    Yeah, every 8 to 8 split should probably have been 9-7 and most of the 9-7 splits should probably have been 10-6. The East DOES produce really good teams, sometimes, BC for example, but as a whole, Eastern teams are simply weaker as a whole compared to Western teams, it's always been this way.

    And I never claimed Florida for either the east or west, both Florida and Ohio I figured to be neutral.

    But by your list there, that is 5 years straight without a FF in a Western state. 3 Eastern states and twice in Tampa.
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  • FredsDeadFriend
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    Originally posted by Lemonade View Post

    Well since you stated that "33 of the last 49 titles(last 50 seasons). That is TWICE as many as Eastern teams have produced."...that would look to me that the NCAA is doing something that favors the west team does it not? Maybe travel and locations have benefits - team bonding, focus on game, etc.
    No, the OBVIOUS reason for those results is simple, MORE TALENT in the west. You saw what I posted about 14 of the first 16 NCAA champs being Western teams, right? And 10 of the first 16 runner ups were from the west, as well. And the Western teams won most of the 3rd place games they played in against Eastern teams, and the scoring margins were heavily in favor of the western teams, and it wasn't even close!!!

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  • FredsDeadFriend
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    Originally posted by Lemonade View Post

    I am sure there is a lot that goes into selecting locations. With the growth of hockey I would expect even more locations to be popping up as more programs get going to spread the game. Playing in Minnesota or Massachusetts in a saturated market really doesn't grow the game. If you want to get more specific the state of Massachusetts has 11 national titles compared to only 8 in Minnesotay.....

    A site in Arizona would be awesome....only 20 states have NCAA D1 hockey programs.
    THIS, if it were the only motivation, is something I'd be ok with, yet it's not BOTH Minnesota and Massachusetts being left out, only Minnesota, Mass still gets 5 tournaments from 2020-2026, Minnesota gets 1.

    And your Title comparison? 5 teams with 8 titles vs 11 teams with 11 titles, doesn't say as much to bolster what you think you are saying as you think it does.

    Also, UND with 6 titles is basically right on the Minnesota border and UW with another 6 titles is a short bus ride away from the Twin Cities and both relied heavily on the state of Minnesota to fill their rosters. Why are there ZERO tourney's held in Wisconsin? I mean, i know the answer, and it's legitimate, but doesn't change the fact that a state with 6 titles never gets even a Regional tourney.

    And going forward, I'd bet my house that more Minnesota based teams will win Natl Titles and make FFs than Mass based teams.

    Again, I am not arguing that all tournaments need to be held in Minnesota, lol. That would not help college hockey at all. But at the same time, for all that Minnesota has done to help build college hockey here in America, you'd think they wouldn't try SO HARD to avoid rewarding Minnesota in any way. I mean one out of forty tournaments, while Mass gets 5 and Penn gets 5, NH gets 4, NY gets 3 and even RI gets 2.

    If the NCAA wants to promote hockey and get it out of saturated markets, why are they continuing to play so many tournaments in Eastern states??? Play ALL of our FFs in Vegas and Florida and maybe Arizona or Texas or Cali, as all would be neutral locations with pro hockey arenas and potential schools nearby that are considering starting up hockey, but don't avoid Minnesota while having lots of tourneys in Mass, NH, NY & RI and claim it's not biased and only for the good of college hockey.

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  • J.D.
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    Originally posted by FredsDeadFriend View Post

    Well, Minnesota puts in bids for basically everything else, so it's a very reasonable assumption they DO put in as many bids as they can. Maybe if you were a Minnesotan and knew how many NCAA Swimming Championships, and NCAA basketball Final Fours, and NCAA anything else, and PGA Golf Championships, and Super Bowls, etc., that they make bids on, heck, they even put in bids for the Olympic Games, then you'd understand how ******** it is to assume they don't put in bids for NCAA hockey tournaments.
    Do you have proof or do you not? Let's keep it simple.

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  • J.D.
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    So now the PWR is designed to help more Eastern teams get in. Please explain to us how the PWR factors in being a Western team vs. Eastern. Do Eastern teams get more credit for results? If we are simply breaking out East/West by league and the western leagues are WCHA/NCHC and Big Ten...2019 was an 8-8 split.

    2018: 9-7 west
    2017: 9-7 west
    2016: 9-7 east
    2015: 9-7 west
    2014: 8-8
    2013: 8-8
    2012: 9-7 west
    2011: 9-7 west

    National titles in that time are 5-4 for the west. Ya, what a corrupt system we have. The east only won those 4 titles because the committee refuses to flood the tournament with 10+ western teams every year! You're simply talking out of your ***.

    2016 national title game in the great western city of Tampa, FL: 19,358
    2015 in Boston (here is where you will move the goalposts and say it's because BU played Providence): 18,022
    2014 in Philly: 18,742
    2013 in Pittsburgh: 18,184
    2012 in Tampa: 18,818

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  • Lemonade
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    Originally posted by FredsDeadFriend View Post

    Well, Minnesota puts in bids for basically everything else, so it's a very reasonable assumption they DO put in as many bids as they can. Maybe if you were a Minnesotan and knew how many NCAA Swimming Championships, and NCAA basketball Final Fours, and NCAA anything else, and PGA Golf Championships, and Super Bowls, etc., that they make bids on, heck, they even put in bids for the Olympic Games, then you'd understand how ******** it is to assume they don't put in bids for NCAA hockey tournaments.
    Well since you stated that "33 of the last 49 titles(last 50 seasons). That is TWICE as many as Eastern teams have produced."...that would look to me that the NCAA is doing something that favors the west team does it not? Maybe travel and locations have benefits - team bonding, focus on game, etc.

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  • Siouxfaninseattle
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    Yikes....

    I would not want to see UND and SCSU in the same regional, as some of the proposed regionals are predicted, simply because they finished 1-2 in the regular season and 1-2 in the conference playoffs.

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  • FredsDeadFriend
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    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    Do you have proof that Minnesota IS putting in bids? This is an easy game to play.
    Well, Minnesota puts in bids for basically everything else, so it's a very reasonable assumption they DO put in as many bids as they can. Maybe if you were a Minnesotan and knew how many NCAA Swimming Championships, and NCAA basketball Final Fours, and NCAA anything else, and PGA Golf Championships, and Super Bowls, etc., that they make bids on, heck, they even put in bids for the Olympic Games, then you'd understand how ******** it is to assume they don't put in bids for NCAA hockey tournaments.

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  • FredsDeadFriend
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    Originally posted by Numbers View Post

    This is mostly due to NCAA. It's a real stretch to assume those rules are in place specifically to keep western teams from thriving. A real stretch. Much more likely is that off campus feels much more neutral.


    Is there Eastern bias? In some small ways, yes. Most Eastern fans have no idea about the distances between schools in the west. This is a cultural bias, not a hockey bias.

    Is there some conspiracy about placement of teams in Regions to prevent 4 western teams from filling the F4? No. Anyone who has been paying attention knows that. The committee has been making justifiable choices about the regionals all of the time. No conspiracy.

    And, this year, the likely distribution is 10-6. For the west. No bias there.

    the "likely" distribution is 10-6, but we have yet to see that be the case.

    And I'm basing my theory on DECADES of evidence, going all the way back to 1948, and also including Women's hockey. Constantly the NCAA does all it can to give Eastern teams advantages they don't deserve or haven't earned. Now maybe this is the best thing for college hockey in general, and IF that was their sole motivation, I would be reluctantly fine with it. And THAT, is part of the motivation, I'm guessing, but the East vs West issue has existed since the very beginning. An analysis of tourney data from 1948 to 1963, shows OVERWHELMING evidence that Western teams were clearly better than Eastern teams, yet not once did the West get more than 2 teams into the Frozen Four, and no matter how weak and pathetic the East was, they ALWAYS got their allotment of 2 guaranteed teams into the Frozen Four.

    14 Champions in those 16 years, and 10 Runner Ups, so 24 Title game appearances out of 32 chances, and one of those years, 1961, that was forced by the 2 eastern teams being paired against each other in the Semis. Western teams outscored Eastern teams in E vs W matchups in 15 of the 16 seasons and in only 2 of those 15 seasons was it even close. I'll continue looking at 1964-1970, where I am sure the Eastern teams will start to look better, but my guess is the Western dominance will continue, for the most part. I limited my earlier comparisons to the last 50 years because I knew it would help the East, as things have gotten better for Eastern teams, but again, why is this? Because they are the little sisters of the poor needing the help and unfair advantages from the NCAA in an effort to even things up?

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  • Lemonade
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    Originally posted by FredsDeadFriend View Post

    You have proof that Minnesota isn't putting in bids? And what? Pittsburgh, Boston, Buffalo, St Louis or Detroit are incredible places to visit in April? lol
    I am sure there is a lot that goes into selecting locations. With the growth of hockey I would expect even more locations to be popping up as more programs get going to spread the game. Playing in Minnesota or Massachusetts in a saturated market really doesn't grow the game. If you want to get more specific the state of Massachusetts has 11 national titles compared to only 8 in Minnesotay.....

    A site in Arizona would be awesome....only 20 states have NCAA D1 hockey programs.
    Last edited by Lemonade; 03-19-2021, 11:52 AM.

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  • captain beefheart
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    Originally posted by J.D. View Post
    Dear lord
    Well said.

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