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  • ZedLeppelin
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    The CHA announced they will be holding the CHA tournament in Erie this year: http://chawomenshockey.com/news/2021...nce-arena.aspx

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  • Reddington
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    If RIT is going with same goalie, there is no way 97 shots did not tire her out. Zed you could be right on the bank pass. I'm not a fan of the low cycle, yet they do that often too. Most of the success has been when the players are getting up and down the ice. All the lines and pairings seem to be working.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    I think a lot of their shot attempts (not shots on goal) are miscounted, because to me it looks like a very frequent set play to bounce the puck off the back boards and close in on it for some scrappy stuff at the net. That's less a shot attempt and more of a "board aided" pass.

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  • Reddington
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    I agree with Zed. I had to look up the advanced metrics for the year and

    Gangarosa. 55/108 .51 shots on goal/total shots= %on net.
    Lobdell. 46/106 .43
    Heminger 40/99 .40
    Adolfson 32/76 .42
    Uihlien 19/46 .41

    On the pp

    Adolfson 23/56 .41
    uiehlien 12/35 .34
    Heminger 9/23 .39
    Lobdell 14/29 .48
    Gangarosa 10/16 .62


    ​​​​​​I see very similar numbers with one outlier. I don't see anything there that jumps out at me.

    Gawerdosky and Kampresal come from Princeton and Gawerdosky's PSU team is known for usually leading the nation in shot attempts. It's worked for the men.

    Playing a team in a tight five dice is frustrating. It beat Mercyhurst earlier this year.

    Kampresal says he wants to try different angle shots tonight.


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    ​​​​​​Mikayla Lanto looks like she is back as she has some stats now.

    I looked at the highlight of Bothun's save and d need to be disciplined in staying in the zone until puck is cleared.
    Didn't get to see the game.

    PSU is now a more consistent scoring team, yet not prolific. However, team D has been very good lately.


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  • EMPTYNETTER
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    After two it's still Penn State 1-0. They lead the shots on goal by 29-9, but should've had twenty more shots - they're spending too much time thinking "pass" when they should be just firing it on net. They weren't as crisp in the second, so we'll see if they settle down and just play their game.
    I have to disagree here. 97 shots and 47 shots on goal indicates players are taking shots under circumstances they probably should be looking for another option. Take a look at the "D" shot attempts versus shots that were on goal, it is telling most games they've played. It would appear some players may be point chasing, and that is never a good thing.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Daily Collegian article about preparing for RIT:

    https://www.collegian.psu.edu/sports...b7cd852f2.html

    And an article about the fatigue in this series:

    https://www.collegian.psu.edu/sports...d1afc353b.html

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State game recap: https://gopsusports.com/news/2021/2/...-over-rit.aspx

    RIT game recap: https://ritathletics.com/news/2021/2...e-tuesday.aspx

    Daily Collegian game recap: https://www.collegian.psu.edu/sports...a34a4c011.html

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    And the announcers said the CHA regular season champions will be decided this season on win percentage only - hadn't heard that one before tonight.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State takes game one by a score of 2-0, on a third period goal from Izzy Heminger. Penn State led the shots on goal 47-12. A win is a win, but man they looked gassed by the third period, understandably, playing on such a quick turnaround Tuesday game after a very physical weekend. After tomorrow's game they get nine days off, so the series in Rochester will be a different story.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    After two it's still Penn State 1-0. They lead the shots on goal by 29-9, but should've had twenty more shots - they're spending too much time thinking "pass" when they should be just firing it on net. They weren't as crisp in the second, so we'll see if they settle down and just play their game.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    I forgot that Jordin Pardoski, one of the original Penn State players when they went D-1, is now coaching with Celeste Brown at RIT.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    After one, it's Penn State up 1-0 on RIT on a goal by Julie Gough. RIT took two penalties, and Penn State didn't take any. Penn State leads the shots on goal by 17-3, and that's not counting 17 more that RIT has blocked. Penn State doesn't look like they lost anything coming back so soon after the Robert Morris series this past weekend.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State at home against RIT starts shortly (5:00 Eastern).

    BTN+ video link ($): https://www.btnplus.com/game/rit-at-...2092021?tid=19

    Live stats: http://pennstate.sidearmsports.com/s...hockey/summary

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  • Lindsay
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    I get where you are coming from as a fan. The polls are tough to swallow sometimes and the computer rankings are flawed. Maybe there are fairly two groups: top 5 in the nation and 6-10 in the nation.

    Best remedy is never stop winning and you will eventually climb. Great to see more teams in the CHA finding success, and I hope to see it transfer out of conference next year. Next year will be interesting with centralization and non Olympic players potentially taking a fifth year. Lots of opportunity for teams to make their Mark in the top ten.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Every season when discussions about the rankings come up, I've always seen it revolve around Pairwise, RPI, strength of schedule. If that's the case, Penn State should be much higher in the rankings.
    The computer rankings are always at the mercy of the limited amount of out-of-conference games that they can use as comparisons. In a typical year, half of the WCHA would play Lindenwood so we would have some perspective on whether failing to sweep the Lions is a concern or not. Sometimes, Robert Morris plays Colgate. This year, there were very, very few nonconference games. I saw Colgate play Syracuse to kick off the season. The eye test told me that the Raiders were considerably better, but if it wasn't for the one-sided penalties late, maybe they don't win. Colgate stays #1 in the PWR whether they win or lose thanks in part to that early sweep, which gives it a chance to pick up points in RPI when CHA teams win, particularly the Orange. In a league like the WCHA, the final record of the league is destined to be .500, because every win has come at the expense of another WCHA team. The computers can't tell if the top of that league is loaded or mediocre. The fact that voters keep those teams near the top tells me that they are going largely by history.

    Pollsters don't have their usual measuring sticks, so votes may be determined by past performance, eye-witness observations, hunches, and wild guesses more so than in the past. As in most aspects of our lives, these are different times.

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