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  • Originally posted by Hockeybuckeye View Post

    To see nearly all of our conference away games you need BTN+. A school specific subscription to stream them is only about ten bucks a month which really isn't too bad.
    Another option is to get a hockey specific subscription. This is also about ten bucks a month -- around $60 for the season. It includes both the WCHA Women's teams & the Men's B1G teams.

    Based on her posts, I'm guessing that the hockey specific subscription would be the best fit for Lindsay.

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    • Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post
      Another option is to get a hockey specific subscription. This is also about ten bucks a month -- around $60 for the season. It includes both the WCHA Women's teams & the Men's B1G teams.

      Based on her posts, I'm guessing that the hockey specific subscription would be the best fit for Lindsay.
      "Hockey" would also include Penn State women CHA games, I'm fairly sure. ( I have all schools, all sports subscription - for hockey, volleyball, and some amount of football and softball - and Penn State CHA is definitely included there).

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      • Originally posted by robertearle View Post

        "Hockey" would also include Penn State women CHA games, I'm fairly sure. ( I have all schools, all sports subscription - for hockey, volleyball, and some amount of football and softball - and Penn State CHA is definitely included there).
        Yeah, I think you're correct. But maybe it's limited to Penn State home games + road games at B1G schools?

        Given Lindsay's Mercyhurst connections, PSU would definitely be of interest. I should have included this issue. If Zed Leppelin or Reddington stop by, I'm sure either one of them could tell us the exact arrangement.

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        • Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post

          Yeah, I think you're correct. But maybe it's limited to Penn State home games + road games at B1G schools?

          Given Lindsay's Mercyhurst connections, PSU would definitely be of interest. I should have included this issue. If Zed Leppelin or Reddington stop by, I'm sure either one of them could tell us the exact arrangement.
          I looked in the BTN "archive"; you're correct, PSU home games only.

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          • Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post

            Yeah, I think you're correct. But maybe it's limited to Penn State home games + road games at B1G schools?

            Given Lindsay's Mercyhurst connections, PSU would definitely be of interest. I should have included this issue. If Zed Leppelin or Reddington stop by, I'm sure either one of them could tell us the exact arrangement.
            Thanks guys for kindly sharing. I’ve stepped away from watching college and spending the money on it for 2 reasons. My son and daughter are getting busy with their own sports, which is a tremendous blessing to watch them grow and develop and benefit from that sense of belonging to a team.

            2, I started a rec girls ice hockey team here in Cleveland. It is awesome, I am so proud of it, but def putting my time and money there for now.

            Nonetheless I do enjoy following along at the college level even if a bit more distantly. It’s all connected, the success of one impacting the other. Here’s to hoping that the Lakers can turn it around vs RMU in their playoffs, and OSU can go on a run that continues to be part of the fuel for girls hockey growth in Ohio.

            I will be watching tonight!

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            • Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post

              Yeah, I think you're correct. But maybe it's limited to Penn State home games + road games at B1G schools?

              Given Lindsay's Mercyhurst connections, PSU would definitely be of interest. I should have included this issue. If Zed Leppelin or Reddington stop by, I'm sure either one of them could tell us the exact arrangement.
              I have the BTN+ school pass and get all the Penn State women's hockey home games. I don't know about away games, but I assume that would also cover Penn State playing another Big Ten school at that school's arena (rather than in one of these holiday weekend tournaments at random sites). As a Penn State fan, that would only apply to games against Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio State, and Penn State isn't scheduling those teams very often.

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              • Originally posted by Lindsay View Post
                I started a rec girls ice hockey team here in Cleveland. It is awesome, I am so proud of it, but def putting my time and money there for now.
                GO LINDSAY!!! That's so cool!

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                • Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post

                  I have the BTN+ school pass and get all the Penn State women's hockey home games. I don't know about away games, but I assume that would also cover Penn State playing another Big Ten school at that school's arena (rather than in one of these holiday weekend tournaments at random sites). As a Penn State fan, that would only apply to games against Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ohio State, and Penn State isn't scheduling those teams very often.
                  Next year is the third and final year of the CHA’s ridiculous flo hockey package I think. As they merge with Atlantic hockey hopefully they get a streaming option that is better for everyone. As it stands it’s difficult for the CHA to even be part of any college hockey discussion because their streaming.

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                  • Originally posted by Lindsay View Post
                    They play at 9 pm eastern? What a late start.?I wonder what they do all day.
                    A couple years ago, I had relatives in town staying at the Hampton Inn on W Johnson Street, which is about a third of a mile from LaBahn. In the elevator that day, there was a girl with a big hockey equipment bag, and Minnesota was in town that weekend. So I asked and it turned out to be Josey Dunne.

                    So if Ohio State stays there as well, a walk to State Street, or the Memorial Union and Mendota lakeshore, or even the state capitol building would all be within a half mile or so from their hotel.
                    Last edited by robertearle; 02-24-2024, 09:07 AM.

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                    • If you wanted to put a game on 'regular TV' to highlight your sport to an audience that might not otherwise be watching, tonight's a pretty darn good one to choose.

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                      • Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                        Last regular season weekend is anti-climatic. It's all been decided except which team gets sacrificed to Muzzy and which to MJ.

                        Tosu at UW. Tosu has a big lead in the pairwise, they have literally nothing to play for. UW has Gate, UM and Clarkson nipping at their heels for the 2 hole. Split.
                        UMD at UM. The battle of Ugly Color Creek. The one with less white gets more points.
                        Tommies Mavvies home n home. Split
                        St. Cloud at the Beavs. The sniffers get all the points. They are in trouble in making the ncaa. They need wins bad, though a bad win hurts you? So confusing.

                        Looking ahead to they playoffs....
                        UM and the Mavvies is interesting. I don't think the Mavvies can pull it off but UM fans will perspire more than they like unless they've already mailed in the season.
                        St. Cloud at UMD. We could be looking at the lowest scoring 3 game series in the history of modern hockey across both genders. We also could be looking at the most minutes played in a 3 game series as well. It could be epic in a boring and crazy way.
                        WI and Tosu split, though I think Tosu is the better team overall.

                        Battle of Ugly Color Creek does indeed go to the team with less white.
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                        Tommy's sweep, that was a shocker. They move up in the standings and don't get to be Muzzinated.

                        Yep.

                        Poor BSU gets to play the Muzzinators after a loss by them. Lots of anger and frustration will be laid upon their pelts.

                        UW and UM will cruise to sweeps.

                        I am just super curious to see how that UMD St Cloud series turns out. That's great to be a fascinating one. If St Cloud sweeps, how do their NCAA hopes improve? Or do they basically just need to win the WCHA to get in? I really do think they are an NCAA tournament quality team. Drop that team at Hockey East and they win the league
                        ​​​ title easily.
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                        • Originally posted by Lindsay View Post
                          I started a rec girls ice hockey team here in Cleveland. It is awesome, I am so proud of it, but def putting my time and money there for now.
                          I would really love to hear more about this (a lot more). How did you start your team, what motivated you, what age group is it, where/who do they play, all that good stuff. How long had you been thinking about doing this? Should we be watching ESPN for highlights? I just think this is really cool.

                          (and sorry to plant this in the WCHA thread, but this is where it started)

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                          • Originally posted by robertearle View Post
                            If you wanted to put a game on 'regular TV' to highlight your sport to an audience that might not otherwise be watching, tonight's (tOSU/UW is) a pretty darn good one to choose.
                            Agreed. Although it didn't help that: a) tOSU was wearing some version of "stealth" uni that Muzzy seems to love, and b) Baylee Wellhausen thought she was speaking to a strictly Wisconsin audience.

                            Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
                            WI and Tosu split, though I think Tosu is the better team overall.
                            Other than the entertainment value and giving both teams a chance to play a dress rehearsal, I'm not sure how much relevance to place on last night's game.

                            For tOSU, I was impressed by how fast/crisp their passing was all over the ice. I'm not remembering a team that could fire the puck around the rink in all three zones and put some mustard on it. Maybe I've just watched too little of our sport of late and am easily impressed. Plus, the reliable version of Thiele looked to be back.

                            What's with the Jekyll/Hyde version of UW this weekend from period to period? Last night, all of their goals came in transition, and that seems to be the part of a team's offense that most commonly disappears in the postseason. It's not like they can't generate offense from sustained time in the zone, but that's the part of their game where, historically, they are sometimes prone to dominate w/o changing the number that matters. Of course, they should have scored when Eden set Curl up alone on the backdoor, but ... couldn't tell if she partially whiffed on the shot and didn't think she needed to raise it or how she didn't bury that.

                            I think both teams can play better, and the coaches will likely clamp their defenses down more for future meetings. It should be a two-horse race, but both showed enough wobbles defensively that they won't be an absolute lock against other teams. I'd expect that we'll only see McNaughton once the NCAAs arrive. The numbers suggest the same for Kirk, but Thiele does have that crown on her resume that can't be ignored.

                            Just for Timothy, the more I watch Curl, the more I start to think that the distance between her and Murphy isn't that great. The biggest difference is size, so Murphy appears little and feisty, while Curl comes across more as big and clumsy as she continues to run people over "by accident." Plus, she doesn't have to defend herself as much, as fewer people are anxious to bully the bully.

                            "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
                            And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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                            • Originally posted by ARM View Post
                              Just for Timothy, the more I watch Curl, the more I start to think that the distance between her and Murphy isn't that great. The biggest difference is size, so Murphy appears little and feisty, while Curl comes across more as big and clumsy as she continues to run people over "by accident." Plus, she doesn't have to defend herself as much, as fewer people are anxious to bully the bully.
                              Curl has taken 9 penalties this year, for a total of 21 minutes (meaning one five minute in there)
                              Murphy has taken 38 penalties this year, for a total of 101 minutes. That's so many fives and tens, I can't easily work out how many.

                              The distance is indeed great.

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                              I looked it up: 33 twos, 3 fives, 2 tens.
                              Last edited by robertearle; 02-25-2024, 09:21 AM.

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                              • Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post

                                I would really love to hear more about this (a lot more). How did you start your team, what motivated you, what age group is it, where/who do they play, all that good stuff. How long had you been thinking about doing this? Should we be watching ESPN for highlights? I just think this is really cool.

                                (and sorry to plant this in the WCHA thread, but this is where it started)
                                Hey Zed! I will answer this longer on a different thread at some point but the short answer is I really love the game, and believe all kids should have access to rec versions of it. Cleveland didn’t have an all girls rec option.

                                In fact to play girls you were expected to do the long co Ed season, then add a part time competitive/travel girls option on top it once you were u10 (if you had the money, skill, time for it). Way too big a barrier to girls hockey for my family, so we did something different.

                                My hope is to positively impact the 13 girls on my team, and be part of the noise calling for better local girls hockey options in Cleveland. Our local elite girls travel program is great, but we are missing the foundational piece imo.

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