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  1. NORTH DAKOTA vs. Minnesota

    http://www.nchc.tv/und Thats how I watch the games over hear in Asia... It took a while getting used to watching hockey while eating an ommlet and drinking coffee but you do what you gotta do.
  2. College Hockey Expansion

    Looks like University of Mary will be starting an ACHA program next year. Seems like it could be a good fit in Bismarck. http://news.umary.edu/university-of-mary-approves-ice-hockey-for-2018/
  3. College Hockey Expansion

    I think they could have successful programs, but I doubt they would dominate, it a long shot those schools would add hockey, the south isn't exactly clamoring for hockey, The south is riddled with NHL and pro league teams that play to half empty arenas. AHU - the self-proclaimed hockey capital of the south only averages 24% capacity for a game, around 1,600 people. Even if they did incur the massive expense to add basic hockey facilities I seriously doubt they would spend a ton of money on the coaching staff. The only way a southern conference could work is if enough teams in the south added hockey at the same time to create a southern conference that could be more forgiving on things like smaller venues and even lower number of scholarships. This would if nothing else help make hockey cost less while the school built up interest in the sport that might warrant larger arena facilities. You would need to get at least five schools to add hockey and convince Alabama Huntsville to leave the WCHA, not sure how keen the Chargers would be on leaving the WCHA, but the WCHA would probably role out the red carpet for them to leave and thank god that they have one less far-flung team in the league. Then they might start eyeing a sleeping UAA with a Pillow...
  4. Counterfeit Sioux jerseys and pucks on ebay

    These are all over aliexpress, its the same with pro jerseys as well, you can get them really cheap, like 30 buck but they are counterfit, my guess is that they have alot of these patches left over an they are now trying to sell them off. And by they I mean the chinese factories that make this stuff. I bought a Charlestown Cheifs Jersy for about 20 bucks off there and you will run into some of the same things, like the weird little button flap, and the sizes tend to run small. However for me it was fine since it was just a novelty jersy anyway, Halloween as one of the Hanson Brothers.
  5. College Hockey Expansion

    The problem the BigTen has, at least as I see it, is they basically went into the college hockey game like a bull in a china shop, and they didn't really plan for the long term. When PSU joined the smarter move would have been to try and move slowly toward a big ten hockey conference, Start with a Bigten invite tourney with four of the teams competing, then maybe encourage Bigten conference member to schedule at least 2 or 4 of their nonconference match ups against big ten conference opponents. Then maybe, you'd start to re-establish old rivalry from the old old WCHA, Before the Michigans and Ohio State joined the CCHA, then maybe people would start to wonder about a big ten Hockey conference. But they didn't and now big ten members, except Penn State, have lower attendance than in their previous conferences. I think a better move for other conferences, like the PAC10, would be to create a semi independent conference, MVFC is to MVC, this way schools in said conference that want to add hockey have a home which they can go to, but the conference can look to other non-member schools to bolster its ranks. Though in fairness i am not sure that the NCAA would go for it, the NCAA seems more concerned about being a bureaucratic monolith and milking money out of schools rather than trying to make it easier for schools to add sports.
  6. Jerseys

    Sorry I think the logo is okay for shoulder patch, but as the primary on a hockey jersey it looks out of place, that's part of the reason I was confused when this was all we got from SME for 50 grand, I was under the assumption that we would get a primary and secondary logo for that much money.
  7. College Hockey Expansion

    Okay I stand corrected, However I would have to say that one of the assistant coaches, Mike Field , seems to be the only one there who is really "qualified" to be the head coach as he has 4 seasons experience as an assistant in the USHL. I'm a little suprised that ASU hasn't tried to poach a Head coach from the USHL or an assistant from another NCAA program, also wonder if they tired to entice Gwozdecky to come back to the college level, although that might be hard to do with no solid plans for an arena.
  8. Checking In Womens Hockey

    I can't think of any logical reason why checking isn't allowed in women hockey, seeing as how they wear "mostly" the same padding and the rules are otherwise the same. While I don't think it would ever be as popular as men's hockey, just due to the fact that the level of play in men's hockey is faster, at least it would be a similar game, and not what it is right now. A very high-level game of squirt hockey.
  9. College Hockey Expansion

    Thinks strongly huh? Wow, that's even stronger than really hopes. Until there are shovels in the ground and an actual professional coaching staff being hired I'm not going to hold my breath, neither will the prospective players that ASU wants or the conferences that ASU hopes to join.
  10. College Hockey Expansion

    That assumes that ASU sticks around that long, they wouldn't be the first school to have a program that folds. For being one of the largest Universities in the country, ASU still has no solid plans for an Arena and team facilities that would befit a D1 institution, they are still relying on the former clubs staff and have shown zero interest in recruiting a professional staff that will attract top talent to the new school. Additionally, they are still without a conference as the Big10, NCHC and the WCHA have all said no. Far from being the boon to an expansion of college hockey, ASU could still become a cautionary tale of what happens when the schools try to enter the sport halfheartedly.
  11. Jerseys

  12. Jerseys

    That's how it starts, a cutesy nickname here and stupid logo there. Before you know it we'll have dumbass running around in Hawk costume taking pictures with 3-year-olds and reinforcing the anthropomorphic animal tropes that are helping to turn kids today into vegan pussies. No, you got your pound of flesh with the generic nickname and the PC the postal hawk logo, which some intern as SME most likely finished 2 hours before the presentation. So keep the cutesy !@#$ out of it.
  13. What do you think of the logo now??

    Honestly, the Hawks logo doesn't really bother me anymore, do I think it's a good logo? No. Do I think it was worth $50,000? Not a chance in hell. But realistically I've seen a few tweaks on here that last makes it look serviceable. The part I really don't like is the new font that he designed to go with the logo. It looks like something off a 90's digital watch. While that may work on the Football or Basketball Jersey where the team name is traditionally much smaller, I think it will just look tacky as hell on the hockey jerseys.
  14. NCHC Frozen Faceoff - Xcel Energy Center

    Or hosting an other hockey events... You think MPLS could support an AHL team in addition to the Wild?