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  • Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

    Each of the candidates mentioned brings unique pros and cons to the mix. If you were king for a day, who would you pick?

    Note: This is not necessarily who you predict will be the choice, but who you want.
    87
    Universtiy of Alabama - Huntsville
    21.84%
    19
    University of Rhode Island
    14.94%
    13
    St. Anselm College
    9.20%
    8
    United States Naval Academy
    50.57%
    44
    Other
    3.45%
    3
    None, keep it at 11 for now
    0.00%
    0
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  • #2
    Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

    The Middies should be right at home--ice is just frozen water anyway.
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    • #3
      Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

      Originally posted by AFHockeyFan View Post
      The Middies should be right at home--ice is just frozen water anyway.
      Hmm, maybe they won't be "lucky the ice is frozen"...


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      • #4
        Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

        Looks like Navy is winning going away. Not too surprising--pretty much the only school with national name recognition, a pretty large alumni/organizational fan following, and instant rivals for two teams already in the league. The "geographic expansion" without overly stressing travel (how long is the Acela trip from Boston to DC?) is probably a plus, too.
        Now all we have to worry about is sequestration.

        In URI's defense, they would have been my second pick if we were doing a "top three" or something.
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        2013 Atlantic Hockey Postseason Pick 'Em Champion!
        Air Force Falcons
        2007 Atlantic Hockey Champions, NCAA West Regional
        2008 Atlantic Hockey Champions, NCAA Northeast Regional
        2009 Atlantic Hockey Champions, NCAA East Regional Final
        2011 Atlantic Hockey Champions, NCAA East Regional
        2012 Atlantic Hockey Champions, NCAA Northeast Regional

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        • #5
          Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

          Originally posted by AFHockeyFan View Post
          Looks like Navy is winning going away. Not too surprising--pretty much the only school with national name recognition, a pretty large alumni/organizational fan following, and instant rivals for two teams already in the league. The "geographic expansion" without overly stressing travel (how long is the Acela trip from Boston to DC?) is probably a plus, too.
          Now all we have to worry about is sequestration.

          In URI's defense, they would have been my second pick if we were doing a "top three" or something.
          Warm up the ship!

          My signature should tell you who I picked...

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          • #6
            Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

            PLEASE take UAH. It makes ZERO sense to consider any of these other options...NONE of which have D1 programs, while UAH is left an orphan
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            • #7
              Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

              The three service academies compete for the Commander in Chief Trophy in football, should Navy join AHA, perhaps they could find another trophy to compete for in Hockey to spice things up as a side dish in the AHA. Also I'm not sure abt the other rinks in the AHA but Tate Rink at West Point is sold out or near capacity every time Air Force shows up, I would think there would be a similar draw for Navy, regardless of the team it puts on the ice, at least a better showing than UCONN, who draws okay at Tate, but not like two service academies would going head to head.
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              • #8
                Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

                Guess it won't be UAH since they are going to the new WCHA.
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                • #9
                  Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

                  Norwich University should have been in this poll. They have had an elite D-3 hockey program the last decade.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

                    Originally posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
                    Norwich University should have been in this poll. They have had an elite D-3 hockey program the last decade.
                    The NCAA closed the door on D-III programs playing up in one sport, so Norwich would not be eligible.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

                      Originally posted by Ed Trefzger View Post
                      The NCAA closed the door on D-III programs playing up in one sport, so Norwich would not be eligible.
                      I did not know that. Thanks for the heads up. Though that rule is kind of stupid though especially with Norwich having a quality hockey program.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Atlantic Hockey Expansion Candidates - Your Preference

                        Navy

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