The only thing I’ll say is that the Ralph’s atmosphere is all out of whack. We have an identity problem,without a doubt, as far as having zero, I mean ZERO, chants from the student section and other than a loud noise meter that pops up 3 seconds before they drop the puck, we have nothing! Why do they put up a noise meter and two seconds later when the puck drops, it’s back to library voices. Play it right after the previous whistle!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a die hard sioux fan but from this point forward, I’m moving on. A nickname is definitely not going to win us games or even cost a loss here or there, but the 3 clap, lets go sioux chant is awkward now. Students that are coming in now, unless they are locals, will likely have zero ‘sioux’ background, so where does it go from here? All of this is basically talking about home ice advantage, and really for any games that I have attended the past year or two (every Friday sometimes more), we have had a very poor fan base. Unless we are scoring goals or the game is tied with 5 minutes or less in the game, the crowd is silent. Who’s fault is it? Honestly, you can’t point fingers at just one person or group of people, but having an identity problem isn’t going to help the matter either. The Sioux name isn’t coming back, ever. Something has to change so I, myself, am willing to make the leap. Go fighting hawks! Hope we turn it around a little next year. At least get to the NCAAtournament again, that would be a good start.
p.s. I’ll change my profile picture soon