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    Who has the best rink?
    NMU

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    • #3
      Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

      The Ralph... although The Kohl Center is probably the loudest
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      • #4
        Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

        Originally posted by Dirty View Post
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        • #5
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          #1 Ralph Englestad.
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          • #6
            Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

            The Kohl Center is very nice of course, but I feel it definitely can't be the best because there are some seats that are just flat terrible for watching hockey.

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                The Berry Events center is an ok rink, but it is meant for basketball to so you can't always see the corners but overall its a good rink but not the best
                NMU

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                • #9
                  Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                  There is an easy answer to this, and it's more complicated than "the Ralph." The answer is the WCHA. Basically every rink in the conference has had major renovations recently, or is brand new in the last ~ 20 years:

                  Minnesota-Duluth - Amsoil Arena: ($80 million) opened December, 2010
                  Bemidji State - Sanford Center ($45 mil) opened October, 2010
                  Nebraska-Omaha - Qwest Center ($291 mil) opened 2003
                  North Dakota - Ralph Engelstad Arena ($105 mil) opened 2001
                  Denver - Magness Arena (part of an $84 mil complex) opened 1999
                  Colorado College - World Arena (part of a $59 mil complex) opened 1998
                  Wisconsin - Kohl Center ($76 mil) opened 1998
                  Minnesota State - Verizon Wireless Center opened 1995
                  Minnesota - Mariucci Arena opened 1993
                  St. Cloud State - National Hockey Center opened 1989 ($32 mil renovation scheduled to start this off-season)
                  Alaska-Anchorage - Sullivan Arena opened 1983*
                  Michigan Tech - MacInnes Student Ice Arena opened 1972 with major renovations in 2008 and '09

                  * the only rink to receive no major renovations in the last ~ 20 years.

                  No other conference can remotely compete with that list, and that, IMHO, is part of what makes the WCHA the top conference.
                  Last edited by moose97; 01-10-2011, 09:24 PM.
                  Current NCAA D-I rinks I've been to:

                  AHA:
                  B1G: UMinn, UWisc
                  ECAC:
                  HEA: UMass, Notre Dame
                  NCHC: UMD, UND, SCSU, WMU
                  WCHA: UAH, BSU, FSU, LSSU, MSU, MTU, NMU

                  Inactive: BSU, UMD, UND, NMU, Notre Dame

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                    Originally posted by moose97 View Post
                    There is an easy answer to this, and it's more complicated than "the Ralph." The answer is the WCHA. Basically every rink in the conference has had major renovations recently, or is brand new in the last ~ 20 years:

                    Minnesota-Duluth - Amsoil Arena: ($80 million) opened December, 2010
                    Bemidji State - Sanford Center ($45 mil) opened October, 2010
                    Nebraska-Omaha - Qwest Center ($291 mil) opened 2003
                    North Dakota - Ralph Engelstad ($105 mil) rink opened 2001
                    Denver - Magness Arena (part of an $84 mil) complex opened 1999
                    Colorado College - World Arena (part of a $59 mil complex) opened 1998
                    Wisconsin - Kohl Center ($76 mil) opened 1998
                    Minnesota State - Verizon Wireless Center opened 1995
                    Minnesota - Mariucci Arena opened 1993
                    St. Cloud State - National Hockey Center opened 1998 ($32 mil renovation scheduled to start this off-season)
                    Alaska-Anchorage - Sullivan Arena opened 1983*
                    Michigan Tech - MacInnes Student Ice Arena opened 1972 with major renovations in 2008 and '09

                    * the only rink to receive no major renovations in the last ~ 20 years.

                    No other conference can remotely compete with that list, and that, IMHO, is part of what makes the WCHA the top conference.
                    Is UNO getting a new rink? Or is that not finalized yet?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NMUFAN21 View Post
                      Who has the best rink?
                      Bu and Denver
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                      • #12
                        Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                        Oh good... another "best rink" thread.

                        I haven't been to every rink of course... but my 2 favorites are Agganis Arena and Matthews Arena. Both for very different reasons.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                          Originally posted by rvd5star69 View Post
                          Bu and Denver
                          I've never been to BU's, but DU only has maybe the 5th or 6th best rink in the WCHA.
                          North Dakota
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                          • #14
                            Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                            Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post
                            I haven't been to every rink of course... but my 2 favorites are Agganis Arena and Matthews Arena. Both for very different reasons.
                            This. In Hockey East, they're the top two. Agganis because it's the most state-of-the-art and has the best sightlines, Matthews because it's the oldest hockey arena in the world and you can just feel the history in there.
                            Places I've seen a college hockey game: Agganis Arena, Alfond Arena, Bright Center, Consol Energy Center, Conte Forum, DCU Center, Fenway Park, Gutterson Fieldhouse, Houston Field House, Lawler Arena, Madison Square Garden, Matthews Arena, Mullins Center, Schneider Arena, Scottrade Center, Sears Centre, Tampa Bay Times Forum, TD Bank Sports Center, TD Garden, Tsongas Center, Tully Forum, Verizon Center, Verizon Wireless Arena, Walter Brown Arena, Wells Fargo Center, Whittemore Center

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                            • #15
                              Re: Best Rinks in college hockey

                              What is the definition of "best?" I like the old barns- Matthews, Appleton, etc.

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