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    Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    It's the only official game of the season this weekend- the rest, including Michigan's Sunday game, are exhibitions.

    Lets talk HOCKEY!!!!!

    Coming into this season, I know virtually nothing about Michigan's team, as I don't get a local paper, and I'm too lazy to read stuff on line. And I like to be surprised. I know a bunch of players are coming back, including Hagelin.

    But I thought it would be cool to post the first offical game thread of the 2010/11 season. Which is a significant one for me- it's my 20th season as a Michigan season ticket holder and a REAL NCAA hockey fan. For the 90/91 season, I was a fresh graduate student at Michigan, and had seats right on the blue line, since the games were far from a sell out. Now, we've been in our same seats since the re-model following the '95/96 championship season. It will be good to see our section mates this weekend.

    There are a lot of big, big questions surrounding Michigan, primarilly who is best between the pipes (and WHO IS COMING NEXT YEAR???). For whatever reason, Michigan is somehow polled 4th, and I put less than a Pole's chance in Siberia that it's relevant. Unless the rest of the country is in big trouble....

    Anyway, nice to have the winter obsession upon us!!! Let the ranting about officials BEGIN!
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    This is my 10th year of knowing more about hockey than: it's on ice, there's a goalie, and they try to shoot a puck in the goal.

    Michigan's 2000-2001 season marked my freshman year at U of M, where I was too stupid to audition for the hockey band, but played at a few games as a sub. One of my friends was kind enough to explain the rules and what was going on to me during those games, and I've been hooked ever since.

    Yup, that's right, I knew nearly nothing about hockey 10 years ago because I grew up in the hockey void of Maryland.

    I can't wait for this weekend.

    Also, I hope Michigan has the football game under control Saturday as it will be tough to leave my tv, but I imagine tougher for me to miss the puck drop on the start of the hockey season.
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    This IS the best time of year!
    The first weekends of hearing the wack and slap of stick and puck on ice is great. Throw in a Pep Band, the smell of popcorn and the goal celebrations and that's a start to the new season, my 45th.

    I always have high hopes for the team and will continue to be a fan as long as I can sing the fight song.
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Hello Michigan fans. Some friends and I were in the RIT student section at the frozen four, and a couple Michigan fans came up and complimented us on our enthusiasm, then proceeded to tell us how amazing it is to see a game at Yost. This stuck in my friends head, now there is a group of about 10 RIT fans coming to see Michigan (hopefully) stomp Mercyhurst. Anyone have any tips for them?

    Thanks

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Tips:

    1. Arrive early for parking since there may be other events going on.

    2. Hit Mr. Spots just north of the arena on State street for pre-game snack.

    3. Avoid the hotdogs at Yost. Cinnamon roasted nuts are better.

    4. Most USCHO posters meet between periods outside on the south end (Zamboni) entrance.

    5. Get a crash course on the chants from a student or fellow poster.

    Enjoy your visit, should be a good game.

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker View Post
    Tips:

    1. Arrive early for parking since there may be other events going on.

    2. Hit Mr. Spots just north of the arena on State street for pre-game snack.

    3. Avoid the hotdogs at Yost. Cinnamon roasted nuts are better.

    4. Most USCHO posters meet between periods outside on the south end (Zamboni) entrance.

    5. Get a crash course on the chants from a student or fellow poster.

    Enjoy your visit, should be a good game.
    Follow streaker's advice.

    6. Wear RIT jerseys so I can find you, drag you into Michigan's student section and teach you not to cheer for Miami.

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    I like to hear that you are more worried about Miami than Michigan State. We have played a few great games the last few seasons. Seems the coaches are thinking you are going to win the CCHA this year, media doesn't agree. Good luck this season. Can't wait until our series in the Goggin later in the year. Should be one hell of a time.
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SweeneyHawksHockey View Post
    I like to hear that you are more worried about Miami than Michigan State. We have played a few great games the last few seasons. Seems the coaches are thinking you are going to win the CCHA this year, media doesn't agree. Good luck this season. Can't wait until our series in the Goggin later in the year. Should be one hell of a time.
    My comment was in reference to the RIT students that were cheering for Miami at the Frozen Four. I understand the underdog/haven't been there as much, cheer for each other thing. But I was still appalled to see and hear it. Even so, I had a bunch of fun in the RIT section at the Frozen Four.


    Oh, and for the RIT fans that will at the game Saturday, it sounds like my boyfriend might come to the game with me, he'll be wearing an RIT jersey (RIT class of '01) so if you see an RIT jersey on a guy you don't recognize, feel free to come say "hi" to us.
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    RIT... Are you the folks that had me take you photo at the display area?

    There are no other events going on Sat PM. The football is away (3:30 start)
    Usually that means a few more parking spots in the neighborhood. (free)

    Besides working on the cheers there are the moves to the 'Blues Brothers'
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wolverineTrumpet View Post
    Yup, that's right, I knew nearly nothing about hockey 10 years ago because I grew up in the hockey void of Maryland.
    Not entirely relevant (okay, not relevant at all), but... I found this statement ironic, since I'll be going to a pair of (club) hockey games in Maryland this weekend
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Hello Michigan fans. Some friends and I were in the RIT student section at the frozen four, and a couple Michigan fans came up and complimented us on our enthusiasm, then proceeded to tell us how amazing it is to see a game at Yost. This stuck in my friends head, now there is a group of about 10 RIT fans coming to see Michigan (hopefully) stomp Mercyhurst. Anyone have any tips for them?

    Thanks
    Second intermission go to the student section. Here's all you need to know:

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    53.5 hours!

    (not that anyone would be counting down or anything)

    Quote Originally Posted by CARDS_rule_the_Burgh View Post
    Not entirely relevant (okay, not relevant at all), but... I found this statement ironic, since I'll be going to a pair of (club) hockey games in Maryland this weekend
    Cool. Have fun. Growing up in Maryland 10-20 years ago, it was fairly void of hockey.

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sqeyes View Post
    There are no other events going on Sat PM. The football is away (3:30 start)
    Usually that means a few more parking spots in the neighborhood. (free)
    That is true, this weekend. Just a general heads-up to any other visiting fans, especially when basketball, wrestling or football coincide with a hockey event.

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sqeyes View Post
    RIT... Are you the folks that had me take you photo at the display area?
    I don't think that was us, unless you remember an orange mohawk in the shot.

    Hehe... anyways... the final tally of RIT kids on this trip is 9. We'll be in our orange and ready to be loud with you. And we can't wait.

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by M-HockeyNet View Post
    Second intermission go to the student section. Here's all you need to know:

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    Looks cool, but a bit long for my tastes - though more shots of the flute players would be in order
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    For those going to Yost, do NOT plan on meeting outside the arena between periods. NEW YOST ICE ARENA RULES:

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    EXIT/RE-ENTRY
    NEW FOR 2010-11: Guests are not permitted to leave Yost Ice Arena and return on the same ticket. Re-admittance to Yost Ice Arena will be allowed only in the case of an emergency. Those needing to exit Yost Ice Arena for this purpose must see the Gate Supervisor through which they exit/re-enter prior to exiting.

    SMOKING
    NEW FOR 2010-11: For the health and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is prohibited in ALL areas of Yost Ice Arena. In addition, guests wanting to leave and smoke may not re-enter the facility. The enforcement of this regulation depends on the cooperation, consideration, and good faith of smokers and nonsmokers alike. It is the responsibility of all fans to observe the no-smoking regulation.
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by M-HockeyNet View Post
    For those going to Yost, do NOT plan on meeting outside the arena between periods. NEW YOST ICE ARENA RULES:

    https://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hock...093010aac.html
    This is probably aimed at one of the "breeches" of security issues, especially in the south end where the visiting players congregate. I wouldn't think they would do this just because smokers leave a pile of butts at the south entrance.

    Can't say I haven't anticipated this for some time, either.

    New plan???

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker View Post
    This is probably aimed at one of the "breeches" of security issues, especially in the south end where the visiting players congregate. I wouldn't think they would do this just because smokers leave a pile of butts at the south entrance.

    Can't say I haven't anticipated this for some time, either.

    New plan???
    interesting. When Mrs. Alfa and I walk around, we do find that the area near the trophies seems to be fairly clear. But it's a pain to get there from the west side- since there are two concessions right next to each other.

    The other areas that are kind of clear are right behind the benches and right behind the score box. But the corners are bad.

    For sure, we will be under the band, listening. We see KC there (well, not there- but close enough), sometimes.

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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker View Post
    This is probably aimed at one of the "breeches" of security issues, especially in the south end where the visiting players congregate. I wouldn't think they would do this just because smokers leave a pile of butts at the south entrance.
    Michigan is trying to standardize the rules and game management for all of the sporting venues. You will also have a hard time bringing in noisemakers and other things. Cowbells are "a tradition" and will be allowed.
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    Re: Mercyhurst @ Michigan 10/2- the first real game of the 2010 NCAA Season!!!!

    Hey guys! Is there anyone in the Michigan area that gets the game on Comcast Channel 900? If you do would anyone please set up their webcam and us like ustream or another service like that so those of us who aren't lucky enough to get it on TV can watch??? PLEASE! Email me at billpoliticsdc@yahoo.com if you're willing to do that and let me know the address or send me the link so I can enjoy watching Michigan's opening game. Thanks.

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