2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

slappybrown
Posts: 16505
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:19 pm
Location: WPXI Facebook Page Comments Appreciator

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby slappybrown » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:08 pm

http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/artic ... inois-pitt
Now here’s where it gets interesting: From what I’ve been told, the Blackhawks aren’t the only NHL team trying to drum up interest in college hockey. High-ranking executives with the Penguins have apparently already been laying the groundwork to help the University of Pittsburgh (aka Pitt) go D1 in the future. Do they have a Pegula? The rumor is they might.

Now, this is not going to happen overnight. It may be years before we see the Pitt Panthers in Division 1, but it certainly makes sense. Pittsburgh has become a huge hockey town thanks to the Sidney Crosby-era Penguins and numerous NHL young guns, from John Gibson to Brandon Saad, have come from the area recently.

Pitt would also have a natural landing spot in Hockey East, where schools such as Boston College, UConn and Providence College would be familiar from past or present basketball and football rivalries. With Notre Dame joining the Big Ten, Hockey East now has an uneven 11 teams and while adding another program won’t be forced, it sure would make things easier in the future from a scheduling perspective.

meow
Posts: 16817
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:53 am
Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯™

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby meow » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:12 pm

Big draw back for Pitt Hockey. Where the f are they going to play?

mikey
Posts: 27186
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:58 pm
Location: More of a before-rehab friend...
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby mikey » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:13 pm

Hot Shots Roller Rink in New Stanton...

count2infinity
Posts: 23973
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: All things must pass. With six you get eggroll. No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:14 pm

Pittsburgh has a college hockey team already... Bobby Mo.

I would welcome a Pitt hockey team though. Would be fun to play each other.

slappybrown
Posts: 16505
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:19 pm
Location: WPXI Facebook Page Comments Appreciator

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby slappybrown » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:16 pm

Big draw back for Pitt Hockey. Where the f are they going to play?
I think that's where the Pegula like figure who can build them a rink comes in.

MR25
Posts: 10569
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:58 pm
Location: Gamehendge

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby MR25 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:19 pm

OSU uses the Schottenstein Center (basketball arena) for hockey. Pitt could theoretically use the Pete, though I don't know if the Pete has the necessary equipment to accommodate a hockey rink.

slappybrown
Posts: 16505
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:19 pm
Location: WPXI Facebook Page Comments Appreciator

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby slappybrown » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:20 pm

If you've got someone with tens of millions willing to kick in for it, I am sure they could make it happen at the Pete. That would be awesome

willeyeam
Posts: 18117
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:49 pm
Location: canceled

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby willeyeam » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:02 pm

Big draw back for Pitt Hockey. Where the f are they going to play?
I think that's where the Pegula like figure who can build them a rink comes in.
You'd have to think that the rink will be attached to the new on campus stadium

willeyeam
Posts: 18117
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:49 pm
Location: canceled

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby willeyeam » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:03 pm

re: the Pete while it wasn't built for hockey, I wonder if there is actually enough room because of the Zoo seats being moveable as well as all that wasted space due to the suites on the court. There's also the issue of the equipment for the ice.. who the heck knows

meow
Posts: 16817
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:53 am
Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯™

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby meow » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:47 pm

Rink proximity is fairly high on most recruits list of questions to ask the recruitment staff. The schools that have their rink on campus really pimp it to potential players as well. Hopefully they can land it near campus

LITT
Posts: 5128
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:43 pm
Location: Those who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people with nothing to say

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby LITT » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:47 pm

chances of this happening for pitt are low

RonnieFranchise
Posts: 4728
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:45 pm
Location: Was joke.

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby RonnieFranchise » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:20 pm

http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/artic ... inois-pitt
Pitt would also have a natural landing spot in Hockey East, where schools such as Boston College, UConn and Providence College would be familiar from past or present basketball and football rivalries. With Notre Dame joining the Big Ten, Hockey East now has an uneven 11 teams and while adding another program won’t be forced, it sure would make things easier in the future from a scheduling perspective.
ND was never a good fit and Pitt wouldn't be either. HE is all New England schools. Orono is fabulous in January.

I hear the CCHA has spots available @LITT

LITT
Posts: 5128
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:43 pm
Location: Those who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people with nothing to say

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby LITT » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:42 pm

:slug:

columbia
Posts: 34731
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:23 am
Location: South Baldwin Yinzer Strokefest

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby columbia » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:49 pm

One of dudes in our HS street hockey gang played on the Pitt club team. It's annoying that they still haven't progressed beyond that level.

meow
Posts: 16817
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:53 am
Location: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯™

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby meow » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:32 pm

Oh God, no. Pitt would need to cut their teeth in Atlantic Hockey for a few seasons. Hockey East would chew them up and spit them out. Tough to get a program off the ground in that fashion.

count2infinity
Posts: 23973
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: All things must pass. With six you get eggroll. No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:07 pm

I was just chatting with my boss when he looked at his watch and goes "oh sh*t... I gotta get to the hockey rink." I asked if it was for the Penguins game tonight:

"Nope, Guy Gadowski wants to meet up with me for some reason. He's been hinting that he has a B1G championship ring for me, but I don't really want one because I don't know what the hell I'd do with it."

:lol:

count2infinity
Posts: 23973
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: All things must pass. With six you get eggroll. No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:52 pm

PSU starts the season ranked for the first time in program history... Bobby Mo also receiving some votes.

http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/

count2infinity
Posts: 23973
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: All things must pass. With six you get eggroll. No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 am

Awesome save... Mostly luck? Sure, but still awesome.

https://streamable.com/pawqf

RonnieFranchise
Posts: 4728
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:45 pm
Location: Was joke.

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby RonnieFranchise » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:27 pm


count2infinity
Posts: 23973
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: All things must pass. With six you get eggroll. No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:32 pm

RMU visits happy valley this weekend... Dickie, you coming up?

RonnieFranchise
Posts: 4728
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:45 pm
Location: Was joke.

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby RonnieFranchise » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:04 pm

Front row seats procured for PC vs ASU and then vs RMU or Lake State on the 29th and 30th.

Sam's Drunk Dog
Posts: 4864
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:10 pm
Location: Less Coronavirus; More Donnie Iris
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:18 pm

Image

count2infinity
Posts: 23973
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Location: All things must pass. With six you get eggroll. No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
Contact:

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby count2infinity » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Tough weekend, @Dickie Dunn ...

Maybe we'll see you again in the playoffs?

RonnieFranchise
Posts: 4728
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:45 pm
Location: Was joke.

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby RonnieFranchise » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:03 pm

The Friars are here!

Should be me, my kid and about a dozen other people for the big PC/ASU scrap tomorrow afternoon.

RonnieFranchise
Posts: 4728
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:45 pm
Location: Was joke.

2017-2018 College Hockey Thread

Postby RonnieFranchise » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:24 pm

First visit to Pegula tonight, #8 Gophers vs # 18 PSU. Beat them last night, need another one tonight.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests