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Puck Bucks Moving Closer to 1st

HockeyNut

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OSU Hockey needs your support

After watching them tie the number 1 team in the nation Colorado College over the holidays and split versus scUM, the future is bright. The problem is they always slip up against a weaker foe (i.e. Ferris State). Last year was great at the Joe...watching 8000 scUM fans cry as a friend and I screamed in pure amazement as the bucks won the CCHA. It's amazing that more people don't support this team. I grew up a fan of college hockey and even though the Schott isn't the best of hockey venues, it's still worth the coin for admission. These guys have a bright future; 11 freshman (7 of which see good ice time), and only 3 seniors. The frozen four is realistically only a year or two away. Although, since the final four is in C-Bus this year...anything can happen.:biggrin:
 
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LightningRod

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What amazed me about the Michigan-Mich ST match last night was the fact that only 6900 people showed up for what is supposed to be a huge rival game. They play again tonight at the Joe, so maybe attendance in Detroit will be higher. But for being one of the dominant teams in recent years, the fans certainly do not show for the rival games.
 
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VprHis

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LightningRod said:
What amazed me about the Michigan-Mich ST match last night was the fact that only 6900 people showed up for what is supposed to be a huge rival game. They play again tonight at the Joe, so maybe attendance in Detroit will be higher. But for being one of the dominant teams in recent years, the fans certainly do not show for the rival games.
I could be wrong, but isn't that near capacity for Yost?

wait... per worldstadiums.com

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width=650 bgColor=#e6e6ff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>USA</TD><TD>Michigan Wolverines</TD><TD>
icehockey.gif
</TD><TD>Ann Arbor</TD><TD>Yost Ice Arena</TD><TD align=middle>6 637</TD><TD align=middle>1973</TD><TD align=middle>all-seater</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

That's a capacity croud, folks.
 
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LightningRod

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OSU - Lake Superior St 2-2 at the end of regulation.

That was quick - OSU wins 3-2 in OT. Score comes with 1:04 into OT.

VprHis said:
I could be wrong, but isn't that near capacity for Yost?

wait... per worldstadiums.com

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1 width=650 bgColor=#e6e6ff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>USA</TD><TD>Michigan Wolverines</TD><TD>
icehockey.gif
</TD><TD>Ann Arbor</TD><TD>Yost Ice Arena</TD><TD align=middle>6 637</TD><TD align=middle>1973</TD><TD align=middle>all-seater</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

That's a capacity croud, folks.

I thought it held more than that. My bad.

Also, no final in yet on Michigan-Michigan St., but no matter what happens, OSU will be no further than 2 points out of 1st in the CCHA after tonights win.

EDIT:

On the website, I see where capacity actually decreased from 8,100 to 6,600. That's strange, especially given the interest in hockey.

CAPACITY: 8,100 (1973-74 to 1990-91); 7,235 (1991-92 to 1995-96); 6,343 (1996-97 to 2000-01); 6,637 (2001-02 to present)

CONSTRUCTED: 1923

DEDICATED: November 10, 1923

RENOVATED: 1973, 1992, 1996, 2001

NAME CHANGES:
Fielding H. Yost Field House (1924-73)
Yost Ice Arena (1973-present)

FIRST ICE HOCKEY GAME: Nov. 2, 1973
U-M 6, Waterloo Lutheran 2

Yost Ice Arena
 
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Why is that funny?

Fielding H. Yost was the Athletic Director at Michigan at the time of Yost's construction. He was already a legend in Ann Arbor but as an AD he did more for the school then any other AD in history. During his time Yost was the guy who built Michigan Stadium, the U-M Golf course, the first Rec/IM in the entire nation, and the Fielding H. Yost Field House.

The reason that our capacity got smaller is because during the latest renovation they added "luxury" suites inside the arena. The second deck over the student section used to be bleachers like the rest of the arena but now it is sold for much higher price and includes a catoring service that provides free food and drinks at each game with nicer seats that take up more room.

I'm guessing that you'll move up to #7 or #8 in this weekends rankings after your weekend sweep of LSSU. This weekend will be the most critical in determining the regular season championship.

You guys have a big series with BGSU this weekend. They are coming to Columbus as #5 in the CCHA but they've collected points in 3 of their last 4 games so they are hot right now like you guys. We have to head to Nebraska-Omaha for two road games this weekend and they are fourth in the CCHA right now. If Michigan escapes this weekend and still has a grasp onto the point lead then Michigan is much more likely to hold on IMO.

You still have two games in East Lansing, and even though MSU is having a rough year this year, they're 5-3-3 against Top 10 teams so I'm sure they'll play you guys tough. I have a good breakdown of the standings on GBW with the remaining CCHA schedule if you want to check it out.

We end with 2 @ Nebraska-Omaha (4th place), home-and-home with ND (last place), and home-and-home with BGSU (5th place). You guys have two home games Vs. BGSU (5th place), 2 @ MSU (6th place), and a home-and-home with Miami, Oh. (6th place).

What really stings is we should have won both games against MSU. On Friday night in Ann Arbor it was 2-0 Michigan with under 4 minutes remaining and MSU scored the game tying goal with 1.2 seconds left on the clock.

On Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena we had a 1-0 lead with under 4 minutes to go again when MSU tied it up.

Good luck the rest of the way and I'm sure we'll be bumping into you at the Joe.

Edit: On the Wolverine Rivals board there is a Michigan State fan that provides a very accurate bracketology for college hockey and he just posted his information today for through this weekend. Right now you are #14 in the pairwise rankings and need a strong finish to ensure you make the tournament in case you don't win the CCHA.

Automatic Bids:
Atlantic: Holy Cross
CCHA: Michigan
CHA: Alabama-Huntsville
ECAC: Cornell
Hockey East: Boston College
WCHA: Denver U.

Top 16 PWR without bonus points (RPI used as tiebreaker)

1. Colorado College
2. Minnesota
3. Denver U.
4. Boston College
5. Cornell
6. Michigan
7. Harvard
8. New Hampshire
9. UMass-Lowell
10. Colgate
11. Ohio State
12. Boston U.
13. Wisconsin
14. North Dakota
15. Dartmouth
16. Northern Michigan
(#17 Michigan State)

Top 16 PairWise w/ 3-2-1 bonus (and all 6 automatic bids)

1. Colorado College
2. Minnesota
3. Denver U *auto*
4. Boston College *auto*
5. Cornell *auto*
6. Michigan *auto*
7. Harvard
8. Wisconsin
9. New Hampshire
10. North Dakota
11. UMass-Lowell
12. Boston U
13. Colgate
14. Ohio State
15. CHA Champ: Alabama-Huntsville *auto*
16. Atlantic Champ: Holy Cross *auto*

Now we pair the teams up, and we get the following match-ups:

#1 CC vs. #16 Holy Cross
#2 Minnesota vs. #15 Alabama-Huntsville
#3 Denver U vs. #14 Ohio State
#4 Boston College vs. #13 Colgate
#5 Cornell vs. #12 Boston U
#6 Michigan vs. #11 UMass-Lowell
#7 Harvard vs. #10 North Dakota
#8 Wisconsin vs. #9 New Hampshire

And now we place them in regionals, Minnesota & Boston U stay at home since they are hosting. Also, we don't have any conference match-ups in the first round, so we get the following pairings (PWR, Overall record given)

East Regional (Worcester, Mass. Host: Boston U)
1. Boston College (t-#2, 17-3-5)
2. Cornell (#5, 16-4-3)
3. Boston U (t-#12, 15-10-2)
4. Colgate (t-#12, 19-8-1)

Northeast Regional (Amherst, Mass. Host: UMass)
1. Denver U (t-#2, 20-6-1)
2. Michigan (#6, 20-7-3)
3. UMass-Lowell (t-#9, 16-6-4)
4. Ohio State (t-#12, 20-7-3)

West Regional (Minneapolis, Minn. Host: Minnesota)
1. Minnesota (t-#2, 20-11-0)
2. Harvard (#7, 14-5-2)
3. North Dakota (t-#9, 15-12-3)
4. Alabama-Huntsville (#28, 12-6-4)

Midwest Regional (Grand Rapids, Mich. Host: Western Michigan)
1. Colorado College (#1, 23-4-3)
2. Wisconsin (#8, 20-7-1)
3. New Hampshire (t-#9, 18-7-3)
4. Holy Cross (UNR, 12-9-5)

Last 2 In: Colgate, Ohio State
First 2 Out: Dartmouth, Northern Michigan

Bids By Conference:

WCHA: 5
Hockey East: 4
ECAC: 3
CCHA: 2
CHA: 1
Atlantic: 1

Bracketology
 
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