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Puck Bucks Moving Closer to 1st

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by LightningRod, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    The Puck Bucks win 3-1 last night while Michigan tied Michigan St 2-2. The race for 1st is getting interesting.
     
  2. HockeyNut

    HockeyNut Groundskeeper Willie

    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:
     
  3. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    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.
     
  4. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    I'm moving back to ohio this summer. I have been living in a sports hell here in Alabama. I guaratee I catch at least 2-3 Games next year. BTW I have already gotten tickets to the Texas game...Ouch I wish I had lubed before I bought them.
     
  5. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    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>[​IMG]</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.
     
  6. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    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.

    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.

    Yost Ice Arena
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2005
  7. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    OSU wins in OT, mich. and mich. st. tied again. OSU is now 1 point back from being tied for first.
     
  8. cyclonefan

    cyclonefan Alice in Chains

    do they have to win the CCHA to make the postseason or can they qualify as an at-large???????
     
  9. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    We're currently ranked 9th in the USCHO rankings... I'd think that would be enough for an at-large.


    Of course, a solid showing through the conf. tourney would help to solidify that.
     
  10. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    The top 16 in the Pairwise Rankings get NCAA tourney bids. USCHO's estimate has us tied in 10th right now, although they can't calculate the exact rankings.

    http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pwr.php
     
  11. TGfan06

    TGfan06 Senior Hurler

    I still find it hillarious how they named their hockey rink after a former football coach

    :scum4:
     
  12. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy

    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
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2005
  13. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    I still find it hillarious how they named their hockey rink after a former football coach

    It's still funny!
     

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