College Hockey: Western Hockey rules

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  1. Rabid

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    It is early but here is a look at conference win percentage:
    B1G: .739
    NCHC: .654
    ECAC: .568
    HEA: .421
    WCHA: .361
    AHC: .261

    Current top 10
    1. Notre Dame
    2. St. Cloud State
    3. UMD
    4. Ohio State
    5. Minnesota
    6. Providence
    7. Mankato State
    8. Cornell
    9. Denver
    10. Penn State

    Western hockey looks pretty dominant right now.

    Edit: Michigan and Wisconsin are 12 & 14 as well which puts 6 of the 7 B1G teams in the top 14 (for now).
     
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  2. RockHardEnis39

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    B1G clearly the premier hockey conference
     
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  3. petey23

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    Clearly!
    On the ice, not only does the NCHC have the best nonconference winning percentage (.624) during the past five years (nobody else is higher than .565), it also has won three consecutive NCAA national championships.


    In 2016, UND won the NCAA national championship. It only played one game that was within three goals -- it came against conference foe, Denver, in the semifinals.

    In 2017, Denver won the NCAA championship. The Pioneers only played one game within three goals -- it came against conference foe, Minnesota Duluth, in the championship.

    In 2018, Minnesota Duluth won the NCAA championship. Although the Big Ten put three teams in the NCAA Frozen Four, it was the Bulldogs who came out on top.

    That aside, the Big 10 is definitely trending up. When the shakeup happened it just coincided with Michigan and Wisconsin, 2 long time powers that were both garbage when the B10 Conference started while 7 of the 8 NCHC teams had made the tournament the year before. It will be interesting now that Ohio State is putting together a strong program and Penn State obviously is all in on being a winner, Minnesota is Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin have righted the ship and adding Notre Dame to the mix makes for a very strong league.

    Vegas this weekend for UND and Minnesota!

    Probably be 10-15000 UND fans in Vegas for the weekend, the pregame/during game/post game tailgate on Saturday looks to be a good time.

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    Top golf on Friday night, Sportsbook on Sunday for NFL games...should be a fun weekend all around. Going to see a bunch of old college friends and hopefully not lose too much cash, although winning the 50/50 raffle at the UND game on Saturday for a little over 5k will help offset some losses and paid for the trip!
     
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  4. RockHardEnis39

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    Relax, petey23. Also I'm not reading all of that.
     
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  5. petey23

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    So far check-ins from UND alum for the weekend in Vegas

    41 states
    5 Canadian Provinces
    England
    Mexico
    Japan
     
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  7. Jack Bauer

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    So far check ins from non-UND alum who don't give a shit:

    The universe.
     
  8. Cornelius Suttree

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    lol looks like St Cloud State won at BC 7-0 tonight. BC Twitter didn't even post a final score :roll:

    I believe it is parents weekend at Northeastern so there will be a packed house for that game on Saturday night
     
  9. Rabid

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    How is BC suddenly horse shit? I'm not going to verify but I believe I heard a stat earlier this week that they haven't won a non-conference game since the 2016-17 season.
     
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  11. Cornelius Suttree

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    they lost one guy to graduation and no one to the NHL. 3 members of their freshmen class were teammates last year in the USNT Development Program. Wahlstrom was the 11th overall pick over the summer...

    And yet, that is 120 minutes without a goal on the heels of a 7-5 defeat at Wisconsin

    I understand BU and Northeastern getting off to slow starts. BC should be good this year. I mean they were preseason favorites in the league
     
  12. Cornelius Suttree

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    lol maybe losing no one to graduation is the issue
     
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  13. Jack Bauer

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    York is a geezer.
     
  14. Rabid

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    It looks like BC has been shut out 3 of 4 games this year. The amazing thing is that they scored 5 in the other game.
     
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    big weekend in south bend. it's hard to hate minnesota duluth though, just a top tier city to visit.
     
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  16. Jack Bauer

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    Good game tonight. I thought it was going to be one of those nights that UMD out shoots its opponent 2-1 but just can't bury anything.
     
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    Losing 8-2 to Bowling Green at home, not good.
     
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  18. Jimmy the Saint

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    Saw a guy in a UND shirt outside Paris just now.

    petey23 WAS THAT YOU?
     
  19. Jack Bauer

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    Waiting for Rabid to provide a Minnesota alum check in update by state and country.
     
  20. Rabid

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    I spent the night sitting in the rain watching 2 shitty football teams.
     
  21. Jimmy the Saint

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    At least you can enjoy a few Grain Belts while doing that.
     
  22. buffs

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    With an alumni network as vast and distinguished as North Dakota’s you would think their TV distribution would extend to the Twin Cities. Too bad, I was excited to watch tonight.
     
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    One did have one GB Nordeast last night but mostly drank Surly and 3 Floyd’s.
     
  24. Jack Bauer

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    UMD sweeps Notre Dame. I'm guessing that'll move the Bulldogs back up to #1, not that it means much this early.
     
  25. Rabid

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    I just discovered I have the game via ch 999 on Comcast. I have a sports package included in my package but I didn’t think it would include this.
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  26. Cornelius Suttree

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    Northeastern with a 3-2 W over St Cloud State. Fell behind 2-0 in the first before rallying for the final three scores of the game
     
  27. buffs

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    Score?
     
  28. Rabid

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    0-0 16:21 to go in the 2nd but Minnesota is about to start a 5 minute power play with 5/3 for the first 2.
     
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  29. Rabid

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    Make that 1-0. 4:01 in to the 2nd. 5 on 4 for 4:38
     
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  30. Jimmy the Saint

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    They sell that in the stadium now?
     
  31. Rabid

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    I was drinking the 3 Floyd’s and Surly (Bender) in the tailgate lot but they do have Surly Furious in limited locations within the stadium.
     
  32. Rabid

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    Halfway through the game and we’ve had at least 3 stoppages to fix the glass.

    The announcers can’t stop talking about Edina hockey. You would think Lou Nanne was announcing.
     
  33. Rabid

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    1-1 5:49 remaining in the 2nd
     
  34. Jimmy the Saint

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    Wow buddy that’s a game changer.

    Probably going to make the trip out for PSU next year if a Packers home game falls on that Sunday after.
     
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    Midco commercials are worse than early BTN (Rotel every commercial block). I’m seeing things for Grand Forks liquor stores and something that tries to lure me in with the opening line “how many times have you wondered if you already took your pills today?”
     
  36. mtsucalico85

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    But does it top Aggie-Vision and the Casa de Autos?
     
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    Lol. Oh, I loved Aggie Vision.

    The production quality is definitely better than Aggie Vision. It feels like I’m watching tv rather than early internet.

    The commercials are probably similar but it’s hard to recall.
     
  38. Rabid

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    2nd period was 1-1 but Minnesota was definitely on its heels most of the period. North Dakota took a 5 on 3 (check from behind coupled with too many men on the ice) and the Gophers scored 22 seconds in but the rest of the power play looked neutral rather than 5 on 4. North Dakota dominated puck control after that and at one point Minnesota took 3 icing calls in 2 minutes.
     
  39. JC

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    I miss Fox Sports North carrying the Gopher hockey games
     
  40. Rabid

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    2-1 UND with 5 to go. This is a credit to UND but the Gophers look shitty and unorganized for the last 2 periods.
     
  41. Jimmy the Saint

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    petey23 were you tossing beads at the Cabo Wabo?
     
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  42. petey23

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    Was not me. Great weekend in Vegas. UND played well and got the win which at the end of the day is just a regular season non conference win but the event was great. The pre game party was fun and the game atmosphere was great although the arena is a little dated. It is funny though that no matter how much our Alumni office tries to warn the pre game hosts of what is about to hit them they either don't believe it or just can't prepare for the event at "gamespeed" . The battle was lost once again in the first half hour as they were understocked, understaffed and just not ready for that many drunks showing up and end up scrambling as all the stands run out of beer and booze and it is an uphill battle after that.

    Next destination game is being finalized for Nashville in 2020 against Penn State.

    Heading to the airport in about an hour to grab the red eye back to Minneapolis.
     
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  43. petey23

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    Yeah. A lot of people weren't happy when UND gave up their FCS TV contract for the good of the NCHC conference CBS Sports deal and the online NCHC TV platform.
     
  44. RockHardEnis39

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    Didn't read the rest of the novel, but I did see this. COUNT ME IN!
     
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  45. Jack Bauer

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    It was just about how crazy flickertail fans are. It's all the meth that makes them that way.
     
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  46. Cornelius Suttree

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  47. Cornelius Suttree

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    Northeastern with a disappointing 5-5 tie vs BU last night. Led 3-2 going to the third period. The crowd was incredible. Matthews Arena is one of the best venues in all of college sports :ohgosh: The two square off at BU tomorrow night

    BC with a couple games vs Merrimack this weekend. Should be a couple easy wins for them but let's see how that goes
     
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    The thread logo is yours.
     
  50. RockHardEnis39

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    "B1G! B1G! THE PREMIER COLLEGE HOCKEY CONFERENCE!" - petey23, probably
     
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