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  • #76
    Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

    I agree, and I want to add, losing is bad enough, but to have to sit still for the condescending comments that come our way totally ticks me off. Everyone gets their turn to lose, not just us. I so look forward to the day when we can walk down the concourse again and not catch those bs comments. The team is not the group that has to stay under control emotionally.
    MTU: Three time NCAA champions.

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    • #77
      Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

      Originally posted by huskyfan View Post
      now, seriously. why wouldn't we want to have a Division I hockey program in Houghton? hell, yes, it makes money. and gets publicity. and we who live up here get to see quality college hockey (ok ok, so its not always our team providing it). we have a great band, fun students, loyal fans and a very nice arena. we see alot of up and coming talent. its not just about winning. and if you think we fans feel bad about losing - think about the team and the coaches - how do you think they feel?
      Well said.

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      • #78
        Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

        Single-Game Attedance Records Top

        4,619 vs Michigan (2/7/1976)
        4,563 vs Denver (2/4/1978)
        4,551 vs Denver (2/3/1978)
        4,514 vs Michigan State (2/2/1974)
        4,512 vs Michigan (2/6/1977)
        4,478 vs Michigan State (2/1/1974)
        4,426 vs Wisconsin (2/7/1973)
        4,401 vs Minnesota Duluth (2/8/1975)
        4,291 vs Minnesota Duluth (2/7/1975)
        4,234 vs Colorado College (2/5/1977)
        4,221 vs Colorado College (2/4/1977)
        4,200 vs Michigan (2/2/1979)
        4,200 vs Michigan (2/3/1979)
        4,200 vs North Dakota (2/2/1980)
        4,200 vs Notre Dame (1/29/1982)
        4,200 vs Notre Dame (1/30/1982)
        4,200 vs Northern Michigan (10/15/1983)
        4,200 vs Michigan State (2/3/1984)
        4,200 vs Northern Michigan (10/29/1988)
        4,181 vs North Dakota (2/1/1980)
        4,180 vs Northern Michigan (10/9/1998)
        4,180 vs Northern Michigan (2/17/2005)
        4,165 vs Michigan State (2/4/1984)
        4,154 vs Northern Michigan (9/12/2008)
        4,134 vs Northern Michigan (11/2/1991)
        4,084 vs Northern Michigan (12/1/1990)
        4,076 vs Colorado College (2/6/1981)
        4,069 vs Minnesota (2/1/1985)
        4,054 vs Minnesota Duluth (10/19/1990)
        4,052 vs Northern Michigan (1/15/1983)

        The good old days attendance-wise. My question .... how did 4,619 fit into the Mac? Isn't capacity 4,200. Must have been quite a few standing to see that one or (hanging from the rafters)....LOL.
        Last edited by Wi.Huskies Fan; 11-21-2010, 10:08 PM.
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        • #79
          Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

          Originally posted by guinness View Post
          I'd wish they'd just drop the hockey program already - I know it's a prestige thing, and playing in the WCHA/D-1, history and whatnot, but the program is only slightly less terrible then I was at Tech during the Tim Watters era. (which isn't that long ago, but still).

          I remember when the university was trying to save money one year, by cutting football, but some of the alumni stepped in and saved it. That program is doing really well, even beating Grand Valley this year, but hockey just seems like a money pit. Seems like they have new jerseys every season, start off well in October, and then fall flat, and maybe once a decade, a decent 2nd place showing at the GLI.

          I'll always cherish my Tony O signed Tech jersey, but it feels like enough is enough.
          Too much hockey tradition to fold the program. A coaching change is needed though. Some are asking; what are they wating for in Houghton? The coach has been given plenty of time to make the program, at the very least, respectable. That has not happened.
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I
          2010-11 3 6 2 Russell, Jamie
          2009-10 5 30 1 Russell, Jamie
          2008-09 6 25 7 Russell, Jamie
          2007-08 14 20 5 Russell, Jamie
          2006-07 18 17 5 Russell, Jamie
          2005-06 7 25 6 Russell, Jamie
          2004-05 8 25 4 Russell, Jamie
          2003-04 8 25 5 Russell, Jamie
          2002-03 10 24 4 Sertich, Mike
          2001-02 8 28 2 Sertich, Mike
          2000-01 1 7 1 Watters, Tim
          2000-01 7 17 3 Sertich, Mike
          1999-00 4 34 0 Watters, Tim
          1998-99 9 28 1 Watters, Tim
          1997-98 17 20 3 Watters, Tim
          1996-97 8 27 4 Watters, Tim
          1995-96 18 18 6 Mancini, Bob
          1994-95 15 20 4 Mancini, Bob
          1993-94 13 27 5 Mancini, Bob
          1992-93 17 15 5 Mancini, Bob
          1991-92 16 22 1 Brown, Newell
          1990-91 13 25 3 Brown, Newell
          1989-90 10 30 0 Boxer, Herb
          1988-89 15 25 2 Boxer, Herb
          1987-88 20 20 1 Boxer, Herb
          1986-87 11 28 1 Boxer, Herb
          1985-86 10 26 4 Boxer, Herb
          1984-85 15 24 1 Nahrgang, Jim
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I (CCHA)
          1983-84 19 21 1 Nahrgang, Jim
          1982-83 22 17 1 Nahrgang, Jim
          1981-82 23 14 3 MacInnes, John
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I (WCHA)
          1980-81 29 14 1 MacInnes, John (3)
          1979-80 18 18 2 MacInnes, John
          1978-79 17 18 3 MacInnes, John
          1977-78 25 14 1 MacInnes, John
          1976-77 19 18 1 MacInnes, John
          1975-76 34 9 0 MacInnes, John (2)
          1974-75 32 10 0 MacInnes, John (1)
          1973-74 28 9 3 MacInnes, John (2)
          1972-73 24 13 1 MacInnes, John
          1971-72 16 17 1 MacInnes, John
          1970-71 25 6 2 MacInnes, John
          1969-70 19 12 3 MacInnes, John (4)
          1968-69 21 9 2 MacInnes, John (4)
          1967-68 22 9 1 MacInnes, John
          1966-67 18 11 1 MacInnes, John
          1965-66 23 6 1 MacInnes, John
          1964-65 24 5 2 MacInnes, John (1)
          1963-64 14 12 1 MacInnes, John
          1962-63 17 10 2 MacInnes, John
          1961-62 29 3 0 MacInnes, John (1)
          1960-61 16 13 0 MacInnes, John
          1959-60 21 10 1 MacInnes, John (2)
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I (Independent)
          1958-59 16 10 1 MacInnes, John
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I (WIHL)
          1957-58 11 16 1 MacInnes, John
          1956-57 14 9 5 MacInnes, John
          1955-56 21 7 0 Renfrew, Al (2)
          1954-55 12 13 1 Renfrew, Al
          1953-54 7 17 1 Renfrew, Al
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I (MCHL)
          1952-53 6 13 0 Renfrew, Al
          1951-52 2 18 0 Renfrew, Al
          Michigan Tech Huskies | Division: I (Independent)
          1950-51 5 14 2 Bessone, Amo
          1949-50 10 7 0 Bessone, Amo
          1948-49 5 10 0 Bessone, Amo
          1947-48 8 12 0 Maki, Ed
          1946-47 6 13 0 Maki, Ed
          1945-46 4 12 0 Maki, Ed
          1942-43 1 9 0 Romnes, Elwin
          1941-42 3 6 3 Romnes, Elwin
          1940-41 1 10 0 Maki, Ed
          1939-40 10 5 0 Maki, Ed
          1938-39 6 8 0 Maki, Ed
          1937-38 4 11 1 Savini, Joe
          1936-37 7 8 3 Noblet, Bert
          1935-36 6 9 1 Noblet, Bert
          1934-35 4 11 2 Noblet, Bert
          1933-34 12 9 1 Noblet, Bert
          1932-33 9 5 1 Noblet, Bert
          1931-32 6 5 2 Noblet, Bert
          1930-31 2 7 0 Noblet, Bert
          1929-30 5 7 1 Noblet, Bert
          1928-29 2 8 3 Haug, Carlos
          1927-28 5 1 0 Haug, Carlos
          1926-27 5 1 0 Haug, Carlos
          1925-26 2 2 1 Harvey, Leon
          1924-25 2 4 0 Harvey, Leon
          1923-24 0 5 0 Sicotte, Elmer
          1922-23 0 4 0 Murdoch, Bill
          1921-22 9 3 0 Fay, Mike
          1920-21 7 4 0 Sicotte, Elmer
          1919-20 1 2 1 Lovel, E.R.
          KEY


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          • #80
            Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

            With my anger finally subsiding, and some measure of rational thought returning, I think that series can only be summed up by saying that Olson is a much bigger loss than I had feared. He's clearly the more vocal, "rah rah rah, get your a55 in gear" type of the two captains, and the sooner he is back, the better. In meantime, Cousens and some of the other upperclassmen have to try and fill the void, and that did not happen this past weekend. The whole team definitely has some soul-searching to do.

            As I mentioned previously, we MUST get multiple points from this pedestrian-looking CC team, or we'll likely be riding a ten-game winless streak into a road slapfest with eNeMa U and a pseudo-road game with Michigan. Not good. The bad news is that CC gets Anchorage at home over Thanksgiving, so they will be playing games and have a good shot at another win or two before jetting off to Houghton, while we will be coming off...you guessed it...another bye week. *******http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/brick-wall-101.gif********

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            • #81
              Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

              Both teams played better on Sat, and it was decent hockey, I don't care what some of the faithful say. Own goals happen, sure, but it isn't exclusive to Tech, and that goal helped change the game.

              I mentioned to FM and Yager and some others, that on Sat, MTU was taking the puck away from the Gophers by hitting the bejeezus out of them, while the Gophers relied on stick handling to take the puck away. I think if your big boys hit the crap out of the other team, you can wear them down and sneak a couple goals in and get some wins.

              I mean, Bjugstad is a big boy, and your three (?) big boys just about dwarf him, it seems. If anything, at least have all three on the PK. Total. Lane. Blockage.

              And this folding of the program must stop. I'll be a sad panda if that happens.
              Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
              Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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              • #82
                Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                Yeah, Eric has been in serious trouble before. Last year, Gwilliam and Russell agreed he could return after a two-month suspension, but I imagine he got read the riot act, and any further violation of team rules would result in his immediate and permanent removal.
                Originally posted by MacInnes Diehard View Post
                It's official:

                Kattelus Dismissed from Hockey Team

                HOUGHTON, Mich. - Michigan Tech senior forward Eric Kattelus has been dismissed from the hockey team for a violation of team rules. He had one goal and seven assists in nine games this season and 6-26--32 in 87 career games.

                “It is unfortunate that we had to dismiss Eric from the team,” said athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. “We have high standards for our student-athletes, and we expect them to live up to the high standards that have been set.”

                http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/V...CLID=205034075
                Why the suspension last year? And what's the dirt on the dismissal?
                GO DU !!!

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                • #83
                  Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                  Originally posted by vizoroo View Post
                  Why the suspension last year?
                  "Violation of team rules"

                  When these situations come up, Shirtless is usually better at digging up rumored details than the rest of us (he knows people).

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                  • #84
                    Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                    "Violation of team rules"

                    When these situations come up, Shirtless is usually better at digging up rumored details than the rest of us (he knows people).
                    I didn't get the following from Shirtless, but the word around the campfire is that it had to do with a group that was drinking and driving, and Kattelus was in that group, although he was not partaking in those activities. Just what I heard.
                    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                    • #85
                      Whoa... Let's step back from the ledge.

                      Originally posted by guinness View Post
                      ...hockey just seems like a money pit. Seems like they have new jerseys every season...
                      Well as someone else already pointed out, Tech hockey isn't a money pit, it just isn't very successful recently in terms of "W"s and yet it continues on inspite of itself. I for one certainly wish they did get new jerseys every year because my collection would grow much quicker. Maybe you just meant new players fill the jerseys each year, but in general they replace one of the three sets every year, plus a few replacements here and there - about $4,500. Bring in 450 fans to one game and they're paid off. They likely spend the same on post game pizza for the players and refs throughout the season.

                      Regardless of the record this season, I hope Jamie stays with the team. I have always felt that he is the most passionate coach I have seen at Tech, although my experiance only dates back to Bob M. in the early 90s. On one hand, I think it would be interestesting to bring in a big name coach and see how (if at all) the program changes. There are a variety of factors that do not favor MTU when you look at the NCAA hockey landscape from a competitive stand point. These have been discussed to death here and other places so I won't repeat it again.

                      Yes, maybe coaching might be one of them, but when you look at the big picture, I don't think spending $2M a year on a coach gets you more than 2-3 extra wins per year in Houghton. They did bring Sertich in for a few years who certainly had his share of success in the past as well as name recognition, but I imagine he never had visions of staying long term. If you think the name behind the bench alone turns things around, those were not 20 win seasons under his command either.

                      The fact that Jamie has been around long enough to have the 2nd highest win total all time, even with marginal seasons says something about his relationship with the University. Sure we all sit and look at wins and losses, but he runs a disciplined program, and you can't say that he has not made Tech hockey a better experaince for the players over the years - Rink improvements, new suites, treadmill, first ever trip to Europe, etc. I'm not saying he gets all the credit for these items, but you can't say he wasn't a big part of them either. At least the program is trying to do things to give themselves an edge in the highly competive WCHA.

                      Sometimes we take what we have for granted. How many other rinks in college hockey have the student section sitting at center ice for little or no cost out of their own pocket? How many other rinks have you been to that have a band like tSGFitW? If you've been other other rinks, even some of the new ones, they are cookie cutter barns compared to the look and feel of the JMSIA.

                      Nobody likes to lose, but take a deep breath, step back from the ledge and enjoy being part of the Huskies, good, bad, or otherwise.

                      Ryan J
                      Preserving Michigan Tech's Hockey History
                      https://www.johnsonsjerseys.net
                      Originally posted by geezer
                      Tech has the best of everything, even the best jersey nerd.
                      Originally posted by manurespreader
                      ...I really enjoyed listening to Ryan Johnson. He sounded intelligent.

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                      • #86
                        Re: Whoa... Let's step back from the ledge.

                        This article caught my eye and I was enjoying it right until I read the name Jake Hauswirth in the body. He certainly is on the fast track to the NHL, putting in his time in the ECHL. I wonder how he'll feel about blowing off college in 5-6 years when he is looking for a 9-5 job. I really hate sports agents and their bad advice some days...

                        Ryan J

                        http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcs...randed_jo.html
                        Preserving Michigan Tech's Hockey History
                        https://www.johnsonsjerseys.net
                        Originally posted by geezer
                        Tech has the best of everything, even the best jersey nerd.
                        Originally posted by manurespreader
                        ...I really enjoyed listening to Ryan Johnson. He sounded intelligent.

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                        • #87
                          Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                          Originally posted by guinness View Post
                          ...
                          It does hurt though, that they're better off icing a terrible team, year after year, than not.
                          The Pittsburgh Pirates have been doing this for almost 20 years. Field a sub-average team, but make enough to be profitable.

                          Maybe the recruiting needs to change a bit. Start looking for the Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba kids that are pi**ed off that the "prestige" schools in the WCHA won't take them immediately. Maybe turn some of these table scraps into a feast?


                          Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
                          I didn't get the following from Shirtless, but the word around the campfire is that it had to do with a group that was drinking and driving, and Kattelus was in that group, although he was not partaking in those activities. Just what I heard.
                          You don't get kicked off an NCAA sports team for being friends with drunk drivers. Hell, I know that you can be a top player, and have your (well beyond legal) drunk driving crash wiped away like it never happened. And you STILL won't get kicked off the team.

                          There's something more serious to this.
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                          • #88
                            Re: Severe Ronaldstorm Warning: the Michigan Tech 2010-11 Season Thread, Part the Sec

                            Originally posted by aparch View Post


                            You don't get kicked off an NCAA sports team for being friends with drunk drivers. Hell, I know that you can be a top player, and have your (well beyond legal) drunk driving crash wiped away like it never happened. And you STILL won't get kicked off the team.

                            There's something more serious to this.
                            From what I took from it, he was in the car, or whatever. For all I know, he was driving hammered. Either way, this last incident was an on-ice thing, and how many other teams kick players off for that? I see a very tight ship being run in Houghton, which should be applauded.
                            Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                            Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                            • #89
                              Re: Whoa... Let's step back from the ledge.

                              @aparch: His last suspension was a pretty ****ing big deal, it wouldn't surprise me if he was told that he'd get the boot for anything major or minor in the future.

                              Originally posted by JohnsonsJerseys View Post
                              This article caught my eye and I was enjoying it right until I read the name Jake Hauswirth in the body. He certainly is on the fast track to the NHL, putting in his time in the ECHL. I wonder how he'll feel about blowing off college in 5-6 years when he is looking for a 9-5 job. I really hate sports agents and their bad advice some days...

                              Ryan J

                              http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcs...randed_jo.html
                              It's easy for us to play Monday Morning Armchair Analyst and say he blew it. Let's face it though - you've spent your youth honing your skills at the amateur level, attending countless early morning practices, often living away from home with host families as you get older, all while completing your grade school academic obligations. In his case, you're 21, and not likely to get a shot at the NHL unless you start in the minors ASAP. So in that situation, you have to prioritize. Unfortunately, if a pro team waves some money in a young guy's face, he's not likely to turn it down.

                              People make decisions they regret later, and that's life.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                                It's easy for us to play Monday Morning Armchair Analyst and say he blew it. Let's face it though - you've spent your youth honing your skills at the amateur level, attending countless early morning practices, often living away from home with host families as you get older, all while completing your grade school academic obligations. In his case, you're 21, and not likely to get a shot at the NHL unless you start in the minors ASAP. So in that situation, you have to prioritize. Unfortunately, if a pro team waves some money in a young guy's face, he's not likely to turn it down.

                                People make decisions they regret later, and that's life.
                                there is no bad blood between MTU and haiswirth. The blame falls on the pressure placed on Jake by his "family advisor."
                                Michigan Tech Legend, Founder of Mitch's Misfits, Co-Founder of Tech Hockey Guide, and Creator/Host of the Chasing MacNaughton Podcast covering MTU Hockey and the WCHA.

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