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  • Just checked, Syracuse graduated 8 Srs last year. And they just pounded RIT 7-1. Syracuse always seems to play PSU tough if not own them, but PSU did win one last year. Both teams seem vastly different.

    Any games this year is a plus. I know a lot of players, both genders,who have given up playing hockey at the D3 level.

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    • Not sure if this has been shared publicly before, as I haven't seen it, but here is the CHA return to play plan: https://ritathletics.com/documents/2...21.pdf?id=4299
      Atlantic Hockey Composite schedule: www.tinyurl.com/AHAcomp2
      College Hockey America (Women) Composite Schedule: www.tinyurl.com/CHAWcomp

      AHA Pick'em spreadsheet 2019-2020: https://tinyurl.com/AHApickem19

      RIT Tigers
      Men's Atlantic Hockey Champions 2010 2015 2016
      Men's Frozen Four 2010
      Women's College Hockey America Champions 2014 2015
      Women's DIII National Champions 2012

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      • Originally posted by Reddington View Post
        Just checked, Syracuse graduated 8 Srs last year. And they just pounded RIT 7-1. Syracuse always seems to play PSU tough if not own them, but PSU did win one last year. Both teams seem vastly different.
        I just looked at the Syracuse roster, too, and I sure don't recognize many names now...maybe three or four of them. They hammered RIT, but I put that in about the same boat as Penn State sweeping Lindenwood. Nice for a season opener, but not really a test of the program. Syracuse is going to test Penn State, for sure.

        Just a reminder for today and tomorrow - $9.95 for a school pass to watch both games on BTN+ (https://www.btnplus.com/secure/subsc...NTHLYPENNSTATE). It would cost $5.00 a game to watch live at Pegula, so this stream isn't a bad deal.

        Originally posted by mar7967 View Post
        Not sure if this has been shared publicly before, as I haven't seen it, but here is the CHA return to play plan: https://ritathletics.com/documents/2...21.pdf?id=4299
        I wonder why Penn State's Covid testing requirements are more strict than the other CHA schools. I know Penn State has seen a very predictable Covid spike since classes started, so maybe they're just being extra careful.

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        • I have no idea on RIT, it looks like they had a number of players transfer including Hunter Barnett, who I thought was one of RIT's best players. She is now at Providence. You will find out soon enough on PSU.

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          • Penn State and Syracuse are tied 1-1 after the first period. Penn State's goal came from freshman Olivia Wallin in her first game for Penn State. Shots on goal are 15-13 for Syracuse, and there were no penalties in the first period. This game has been 100 MPH from the opening faceoff...wow. Josie Bothun has made some great saves for Penn State and kept this one close, but Penn State has made the Syracuse goalie work just as hard. Freshman defender Lyndie Lobdell is a workhorse...one end to the other she's in on the play, she's a fast skater, and she's a very good puck handler. The pace of this one is crazy, and we'll see if both teams can keep this up.

            EDIT: On the lineup sheet, Jenna Brenneman is listed as a scratch, so she must have either reinjured herself or her old injury just hasn't healed as well as expected. Does Penn State have a sixth-year senior in its future?
            Last edited by ZedLeppelin; 12-05-2020, 02:45 PM.

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            • Penn State is up on Syracuse 2-1 after two periods on a late goal from freshman Kiara Zanon. Penn State was called for one penalty and Syracuse was called for two, with neither team scoring on the powerplay. Penn State leads the shots on goal by 27-17 on another high-flying period. I know it's still early in the season (such as it is), but this is a different Penn State team - faster than any Penn State team I've seen.

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              • Penn State comes away with the win by a score of 2-1 in a game that never slowed down. Penn State led the shots on goal 41-22. Neither team scored on the powerplay. Penn State is now 3-0 on the season, with three more games against Syracuse before the holiday break.

                Takeaways: this Penn State team today was something different. They've had teams before that would show a period or two of pressure, but usually mixed with an off period of slower "keep away" hockey - not this team. They pressured Syracuse for 60 full minutes and were on the offensive for the entire game. Jeff Kampersal got himself a really talented freshman class who is all go, all game, every shift. I really like defender Lyndie Lobdell - she's a good defender, and very ready to jump into the offense, too. Kiara Zanon seems to always make the first defender miss her on her way into the offensive zone - she's a good one, for sure. Everyone watches for Natalie Heising to run the offense, but these freshmen are kind of taking it over. That's not a bad thing so far.

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                • Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post


                  I wonder why Penn State's Covid testing requirements are more strict than the other CHA schools. I know Penn State has seen a very predictable Covid spike since classes started, so maybe they're just being extra careful.
                  I assume it's across the board at Penn State to meet Big10 rules, which are likely more strict. Syracuse has different requirements too...
                  Atlantic Hockey Composite schedule: www.tinyurl.com/AHAcomp2
                  College Hockey America (Women) Composite Schedule: www.tinyurl.com/CHAWcomp

                  AHA Pick'em spreadsheet 2019-2020: https://tinyurl.com/AHApickem19

                  RIT Tigers
                  Men's Atlantic Hockey Champions 2010 2015 2016
                  Men's Frozen Four 2010
                  Women's College Hockey America Champions 2014 2015
                  Women's DIII National Champions 2012

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                  • Originally posted by Reddington View Post
                    I have no idea on RIT, it looks like they had a number of players transfer including Hunter Barnett, who I thought was one of RIT's best players. She is now at Providence. You will find out soon enough on PSU.
                    RIT did have a number of players transfer or leave the team. I'm not sure where they went, if anywhere. Reagan Pietrowski went to Adrian in the spring of last year. Emily Stemple also transferred to Adrian. I am unsure on Kylie Lalonde and Jaymee Nolan.
                    Atlantic Hockey Composite schedule: www.tinyurl.com/AHAcomp2
                    College Hockey America (Women) Composite Schedule: www.tinyurl.com/CHAWcomp

                    AHA Pick'em spreadsheet 2019-2020: https://tinyurl.com/AHApickem19

                    RIT Tigers
                    Men's Atlantic Hockey Champions 2010 2015 2016
                    Men's Frozen Four 2010
                    Women's College Hockey America Champions 2014 2015
                    Women's DIII National Champions 2012

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                    • Pleasant surprise with the win. Big shot advantage for PSU. First period to Syracuse. Next two to PSU.

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                      • No idea on Jenna Brenneman - I'm thinking it would all depend on her master's program - whether it was one of two years and of course the job market. I think all players get another year of Eligibility so if PSU has other plans some other teams may have a need. I'm sure a couple of CHA teams would take a hard look. But, PSU seems to always be able to find a goalie, Whitlinger, Ehresman, Panicia was playing well for a little bit, Brenneman, Burke (from the bench to CHA goalie of year) and now Bothun. Spring was supposed to redshirt, but again this year does not count against eligibility. Burke wore down a bit last year during stretches of the season so it is somewhat important to have a number two.

                        As far as RIT, I'm a little surprised the players from last year were in such a hurry to leave since Celeste ended up getting the position.

                        As far as Syracuse, 18 and 22 look good. Their goalie gave up two five hole shots (big hint).




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                        • Syracuse leads Penn State 2-0 after one period, a very sloppy period by Penn State. Syracuse came out fast, Penn State not so much. Penn State also took four penalties in that period to Syracuse's one. Syracuse leads the shots on goal 20-12. Victoria Klimek has both goals for Syracuse, and they also had a third goal waived off for goalie interference. It's already a chippy game, so I hope Jeff Kampersal squashes that between periods and Penn State gets back to playing hockey. It was just really sloppy play.
                          Last edited by ZedLeppelin; 12-06-2020, 02:49 PM.

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                          • No scoring in the second period, so Syracuse is still up 2-0 on Penn State. It was a much better period for Penn State, with no penalties to Syracuse's two. Shots on goal are now tied up at 25-25 as well, so much cleaner play and more offense from Penn State. The sloppy first period might be too much to overcome, though, if Syracuse is able to keep the pace up.

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                            • Penn State ties it up 2-2 after three, on goals from Carrie Byrnes and Amy Dobson. Penn State leads the shots on goal 41-31. Heading to 3-on-3 OT!

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                              • And that's how it ends, a 2-2 OT tie with Syracuse. Kudos to Penn State for coming back in the third to get that tie, and playing the third period like they played the game yesterday. Shots on goal for the game were 46-37 for Penn State, and penalties were 5-4 against Syracuse. After the bad first period, Penn State didn't take another penalty the rest of the game, so that was good to see from them. This new 3-on-3 OT is kind of weird to see...both teams predictably get good chances and they just kind of trade off. The Syracuse goalie made some huge saves today, as did Josie Bothun for Penn State.

                                Next weekend it's off to Syracuse to play two more against these guys. Streaming video is on CuseTV for a great price - $5.99 for a monthly pass gets you both games.

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