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  • neumyer
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    So Midd managed a tie with Plattsburgh, but survived the Cards only because the goalie stood on his head and had 45 saves to 14 for the Platts netminder. That goalie was Horoho, so Midd's goalie tandem should be discontinued and they should stick with Horoho. He, at least, gives them a chance to stay in games.

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  • neumyer
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    I suppose I should be encouraged when Midd scores 3 goals since they have had such a hard time finishing and they ended the 1st period up 1-0. Then the roof fell in and they allowed 6 unanswered to a 3-6-1 Amherst team. When Midd (1-7) plays a team that is buried in the standings like they are themselves, you would like to see them put up a better result. Wisco started in net and allowed the first 5 goals, so maybe the goaltending tandem is not working and they should stick with Horoho? We've had a decade of hockey malaise and I hate seeing that empty rink. I know with covid it would be empty anyway, but with these kind of results it would be empty without any covid restrictions. I guess we need more and better players ASAP?

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  • bakdraft21
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    Originally posted by MELIN27 View Post
    Would be interesting to track overall attendance figures for DIII hockey over the past 10 years. I think attendance has dropped all around and not just due to relative strength of teams (and without COVID #s of course).
    FYI This site has a attendance drop down if you care to take a look, goes back pretty far...

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  • MELIN27
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    Would be interesting to track overall attendance figures for DIII hockey over the past 10 years. I think attendance has dropped all around and not just due to relative strength of teams (and without COVID #s of course).

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  • neumyer
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    Originally posted by rufus22 View Post
    I'm certainly going to reserve judgement because of Covid etc, but I've followed Midd Hockey for a long time, I used to walk to games at the old War Memorial (Duke) arena, and its tough to watch this.
    Rufus-this blog has become a conversation between you and I. I didn’t see the whole game, but you have to chalk this L up to an inability to score. Goaltending by Horoho was good and their penalties were down to just 3. It is sad far the mens team has fallen from its proud past. The rink is empty due to covid, but based on pefomance it would be empty. Kenyon and it’s predecessor used to be rocking.

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  • rufus22
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    I'm certainly going to reserve judgement because of Covid etc, but I've followed Midd Hockey for a long time, I used to walk to games at the old War Memorial (Duke) arena, and its tough to watch this.

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  • neumyer
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    Originally posted by rufus22 View Post
    Neumyer: "Midd was out shot 40-24, but I think they found a goaltender in Horoho."
    Well, one might have thought so, but Sinclair went right back to Wisco against Trinity.
    Yeah, I watched the game and it wasn't pretty. Midd was out shot 43-29 and could not finish at all. I think Coach Sinclair still wants a goalie tandem and probably Horoho will get tomorrow's game at Wesleyan. If Horoho can get a W perhaps he will get more time moving forward. One improvement is that they only committed 3 penalties for 6 minutes.

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  • rufus22
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    Neumyer: "Midd was out shot 40-24, but I think they found a goaltender in Horoho."
    Well, one might have thought so, but Sinclair went right back to Wisco against Trinity.

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  • tjoneslo
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    Great game of Colby vs #9 Endicott. The two were an evenly matched pair, with the edge to Colby for their ability to score.

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  • neumyer
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    Originally posted by tjoneslo View Post
    That was nice to watch the Panthers have a game with the Purple Knights with a 5-1 win. That seems to have energized the team. The Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Tournament was canceled, which was two more NESCAC teams not playing. With all the cancellations and rescheduling this seems to be a really challenging season for everyone.
    I watched this game and the next two after it. While it was nice to see the Panthers score some goals, they were against St Mikes, a D2 school, so they don’t count for much except for the benefit of getting a W. They don’t count in any of the D3 metrics. There are problems. Like two years ago, they take a ton of penalties. Even against St Mikes, they had about 10 with a couple of lengthy 5 v 3’s against them. Fortunately, their penalty kill is pretty good or St Mikes PP pretty bad and they were able to kill most of them off. They weren’t so lucky against #5 Hobart where they gave up a similar amount of penalties and the 1-4 score reflected it. Yesterday, they faced Bowdoin on the road and lost 0-1 in OT. The goaltending in this one by Horoho and for that matter, Bowdoin’s Kozic, was outstanding, but they just couldn’t score. They did take fewer penalties, though. Midd was out shot 40-24, but I think they found a goaltender in Horoho. So they scored 5 goals against a suspect, St Mike’s team and collectively 1 goal against Hobart and Bowdoin. Without a scoring touch, Midd better stay out of the penalty box.

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  • tjoneslo
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    That was nice to watch the Panthers have a game with the Purple Knights with a 5-1 win. That seems to have energized the team. The Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Tournament was canceled, which was two more NESCAC teams not playing. With all the cancellations and rescheduling this seems to be a really challenging season for everyone.

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  • geneseo
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post

    You'd think so, right? Yet by their own admission in the below link of their announcement, they are 99% vaccinated. Go figure:

    https://www.middlebury.edu/office/co...vent-protocols
    My daughter's school is at 99% and they're still having an outbreak. That's happening lots of places. They advantage they have is they will likely get less ill from it. Boosters are looking like a necessity.

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  • FLHockeyMom
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    Originally posted by dinocoach View Post
    I guess Middlebury doesn’t have a vaccination requirement as some other NESCAC schools do. I am concerned about the tournament in January. Would hate to see the only non NESCAC school lose two OOC games.
    You'd think so, right? Yet by their own admission in the below link of their announcement, they are 99% vaccinated. Go figure:

    https://www.middlebury.edu/office/co...vent-protocols

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  • dinocoach
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    I guess Middlebury doesn’t have a vaccination requirement as some other NESCAC schools do. I am concerned about the tournament in January. Would hate to see the only non NESCAC school lose two OOC games.

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  • neumyer
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    That’s what I surmise, but as of now, I don’t see anybody else cancelling, yet. Midd’s game’s beginning the new year are still on. Ironically, similar to what happened at Thanksgiving, they are hosting a tournament for the New Year. We’ll see if all those games get canceled or they go on with or without Middlebury’s participation.

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