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  • CROSBYNU63
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    I have a great idea, why don't you hold your breath until they make that change



    Originally posted by hawk View Post
    I agree with all the comments. I haven't seen the new Castleton recruits play but just take a look at the Junior A leagues they came from:
    CCHL
    OJAHL
    CJHL
    AJHL
    SJHL
    MJHL
    WSHL
    NAHL

    The recruit leagues are almost like a map of Canada and are the source of many top players. St. A's should be very competitive in the interlock this year. Any chance the school will drop the athletic programs down to D3 to help the hockey program?

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  • hawk
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    Originally posted by hawkhockey View Post
    I somewhat agree with the Norwich pick,although, the goalie situation is unclear.the goalie,last year, made the difference,so we'll see.
    What is the behind the support for Castleton? 9-12-5 last year, and now challenging for the top?
    Babson should be in the mix,and although St.A's can't be in the tournament,
    they lost 2 players from last year's team,the ECACE player of the year is back, and had a solid recruiting year.they could be a spoiler.
    I agree with all the comments. I haven't seen the new Castleton recruits play but just take a look at the Junior A leagues they came from:
    CCHL
    OJAHL
    CJHL
    AJHL
    SJHL
    MJHL
    WSHL
    NAHL

    The recruit leagues are almost like a map of Canada and are the source of many top players. St. A's should be very competitive in the interlock this year. Any chance the school will drop the athletic programs down to D3 to help the hockey program?

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  • CROSBYNU63
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    So let's take a look at the goalie situation at Norwich....last year the Cadets allowed just on average 19 shots per game. Our goalie who played last year had a save percentage of .90. If he does not improve at all that might translate into something like 2.9 goals per game average. The Cadets averaged 4.3 goals per game in the scoring department. Looks like it could be closer than last year, but I am betting that our goalie improves over last year. With virtually the same offense back along with a couple of nice scoring additions, we should be just fine:


    Originally posted by hawkhockey View Post
    I somewhat agree with the Norwich pick,although, the goalie situation is unclear.the goalie,last year, made the difference,so we'll see.
    What is the behind the support for Castleton? 9-12-5 last year, and now challenging for the top?
    Babson should be in the mix,and although St.A's can't be in the tournament,
    they lost 2 players from last year's team,the ECACE player of the year is back, and had a solid recruiting year.they could be a spoiler.

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  • hawkhockey
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    I somewhat agree with the Norwich pick,although, the goalie situation is unclear.the goalie,last year, made the difference,so we'll see.
    What is the behind the support for Castleton? 9-12-5 last year, and now challenging for the top?
    Babson should be in the mix,and although St.A's can't be in the tournament,
    they lost 2 players from last year's team,the ECACE player of the year is back, and had a solid recruiting year.they could be a spoiler.

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  • hockeyfan77
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    Originally posted by scoopnroll View Post
    I agree I beleive the East will be a three horse race with Norwich and Castleton in the Final.
    Well that's a shame....

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  • scoopnroll
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    I agree I beleive the East will be a three horse race with Norwich and Castleton in the Final.



    Originally posted by hawk View Post
    There are a lot of teams in the east that appear to have good recruiting classes. Castleton recruited a lot of talent but who knows if they will be productive until the first game. NEC was down a little last year but the Sweeden B team could suprise. Norwich has lot of talent but the goalie position will be a question mark until after the Primelink with two high school goalies on the roster. Southern Maine, Babson, Skidmore, and UMass Boston are always tough. St. A's was very competitive last year and has a good program. Norwich should be considered the favorite but after that anyone could suprise. I am guessing the east will do very well in the interlock especially if Castleton proves to be a force this year.

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  • NUProf
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    Originally posted by hockeyfan77 View Post
    Sarcasm doesn't play well on these boards...If you look at Norwich's games last year I think the ECAC East gave them good games...
    Nah, some of us read your statement as an affirmation of the eternal truth

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  • hockeyfan77
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    Originally posted by hawk View Post
    There are a lot of teams in the east that appear to have good recruiting classes. Castleton recruited a lot of talent but who knows if they will be productive until the first game. NEC was down a little last year but the Sweeden B team could suprise. Norwich has lot of talent but the goalie position will be a question mark until after the Primelink with two high school goalies on the roster. Southern Maine, Babson, Skidmore, and UMass Boston are always tough. St. A's was very competitive last year and has a good program. Norwich should be considered the favorite but after that anyone could suprise. I am guessing the east will do very well in the interlock especially if Castleton proves to be a force this year.
    My disdain for Castleton prohibits me from hoping they win any games...I would be pleased with a 0-26 season for the mighty Spartans...

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  • hockeyfan77
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    Originally posted by hockeyfan77 View Post
    Nope, no other team has a chance!!!!
    Sarcasm doesn't play well on these boards...If you look at Norwich's games last year I think the ECAC East gave them good games...

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  • hawk
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    There are a lot of teams in the east that appear to have good recruiting classes. Castleton recruited a lot of talent but who knows if they will be productive until the first game. NEC was down a little last year but the Sweeden B team could suprise. Norwich has lot of talent but the goalie position will be a question mark until after the Primelink with two high school goalies on the roster. Southern Maine, Babson, Skidmore, and UMass Boston are always tough. St. A's was very competitive last year and has a good program. Norwich should be considered the favorite but after that anyone could suprise. I am guessing the east will do very well in the interlock especially if Castleton proves to be a force this year.
    Last edited by hawk; 10-01-2010, 01:13 PM.

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  • norm1909
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    Originally posted by Beaver Believer View Post
    I certainly agree that Norwich is the favorite and as defending National Champ deserves all of the accolades that come with it.
    All of the accolades that come with it.

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  • Beaver Believer
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    I certainly agree that Norwich is the favorite and as defending National Champ deserves all of the accolades that come with it. I also agree with the Interlock it is difficult for any of the East teams to get an at large bid unless they have a truely remarkable season. That being said I watched Babson play the Cadets very tough twice last year. A 3-3 tie in which Norwich had to pull its goalie to score in the final seconds and a very competitive ECAC-E championship game up at Norwich. Babson returns two excellent goalies, most of its top forwards and will need to get big years out of some freshmen defense but in a one game scenario like the ECAC -E tournament, they could steal one from a heavily favored Cadets even in their barn. IMHO.

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  • NUProf
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Because the ECAC-E is not stratified into haves and have nots AND has the Interlock, it is extremely difficult for anyone except the tournament champion to get an at-large.
    With the exception that a Norwich team that loses in the playoffs can have a shot...

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  • joecct
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    Because the ECAC-E is not stratified into haves and have nots AND has the Interlock, it is extremely difficult for anyone except the tournament champion to get an at-large.

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  • hockeyfan77
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    Originally posted by reggiedunlop View Post
    As defending DIII champs, it seems from the posts that Norwich is a lock to repeat as ECAC-E regular season champs and win the ECAC-E tournament and thus earn the AQ, leaving the other 9 teams to work hard for an at-large bid. Does anyone see a potential ECAC-E team ousting Norwich in the regular season or in the tournament, or earning an at-large berth?
    Nope, no other team has a chance!!!!

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