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« on: January 15, 2020, 08:42:03 am »
Starting a new discussion thread--

Starting this season, Curry College is playing their home games in a new rink that opened 2 miles from where I live.  The Colonels are playing in a 3 game overseas exhibition tour, and Curry is streaming today's game vs UTE from Budapest, Hungary, on Facebook Live.  Curry is leading 4-3 in the 3rd period as I write this.

Update-- Curry defeated UTE 4-3 in a come from behind win to unofficially finish the trip with 2 wins and a draw/shootout win.

On Monday, in a game that was streamed on Youtube on HK Nitra TV's YouTube channel, Curry was leading over HK Nitra, in Nitra, Slovakia, 3-0 in the middle of the 2nd period before Nitra tied it at 3-3 at the end of regulation.  The game went to a 5 round penalty shootout, with Alex Ochterbeck scoring an amazing winning penalty shootout goal that made #3 on ESPN's Top 10 plays.  Curry won the shootout 1-0.

Curry won 9-1 over Vasas in the first game on Jan. 11.

Looks to be a successful overseas trip for Curry before they resume conference play on Jan. 24 against Wentworth at the Canton, MA Ice House.
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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 07:44:39 am »
Commonwealth Coast Conference standings--

Note as to points:

Regulation win-- 3 points
5 on 5 overtime win-- 2 points
5 on 5 overtime loss-- 1 point

(Note:  If team loses on an empty net goal in a 5 on 5 overtime period, that team loses the earned point for extending the game, and the win is treated as a regulation win for purposes of points.)

If game is tied after the 5 minute 5 on 5 OT, then game is recorded as a tie for NCAA purposes, each team gets the point for the tie, and we go to a 5 minute 3 on 3 OT for the extra conference point in the standings.

If game is still tied after the 3 on 3 OT period, the game goes to a 3 round shootout for the extra point in the conference standings.

After 8 games--

1.) University of New England-- 7 reg wins, 1 reg loss, 0 ties-- 21 points.

2.) Salve Regina-- 5 reg wins, 1 reg loss, 1 5 on 5 OT win, 1 tie (shootout loss)-- 18 points.

T3.) Curry-- 5 reg wins, 2 reg losses, 1 tie (shootout win)-- 17 points

T3.). Endicott-- 5 reg wins, 2 reg losses, 1 5 on 5 OT win-- 17 points

5.). Wentworth-- 2 reg wins, 4 reg losses, 1 5 on 5 OT loss, 1 tie (3 on 3 OT win)-- 9 points

6.). Becker-- 2 reg wins, 5 reg losses, 1 5 on 5 OT loss-- 7 points

7.). Nichols-- 1 reg win, 6 reg losses, 1 5 on 5 OT loss-- 4 points

8.). Western New England-- 0 reg wins, 6 reg losses, 1 5 on 5 OT win, 1 tie (3 on 3 OT loss)-- 3 points

Commonwealth Coast teams in USCHO poll

#9 -- Univ of New England
#12-- Salve Regina

 Games this weekend:

The top 2 teams in the standings (UNE and Salve Regina) play their home and home weekend against each other on Friday and Saturday. 

Elsewhere, Curry plays Wentworth, Endicott faces off against Becker, and Nichols plays Western New England in home and home games.




Top 6 teams in the standings after 18 games go to the conference tournament, with the top two teams getting a Feb. 26 1st round bye and home ice in the Feb. 29 semifinals

Championship game-- Saturday, March 7.

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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 02:20:45 am »
Commonwealth Coast Conference scorelines from the weekend of Jan 23-25, 2020.

Home team shown first, winner of each game in bold.


University of New England vs Salve Regina.

1.). University of New England 9,Salve Regina 0
2.). Salve Regina 0, University of New England 9

University of New England gets the whole 6 points this weekend.

Endicott vs Becker

1.). Becker 0, Endicott 5
2.). Endicott 15,Becker 0

Endicott gets the whole 6 points this weekend.

Curry vs Wentworth

1.) Curry 6, Wentworth 3
2.) Wentworth 3, Curry 4 (5 on 5 OT).

Curry gets 5 points, while Wentworth picks up a point for forcing an overtime session.

Nichols vs Western New England

1.) Western New England 1, Nichols 2
2.). Nichols 8, Western New England 1

Nichols picks up all 6 points over the weekend.

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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 02:30:32 am »
Commonwealth Coast point standings after 10 games

8 games left for each team before conference tournament

1.). University of New England-- 27 points
2.)  Endicott-- 23 points
3.). Curry-- 22 points
4.). Salve Regina-- 18 points
T5.) Wentworth-- 10 points
T5.) Nichols-- 10 points
7.) Becker-- 7 points
8.). Western New England-- 3 points.
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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 05:42:29 am »
Commonwealth Coast home and home games for the weekend of January 31 and February 1, 2020

1.). U New England vs Curry

U New England clinches a playoff spot with wins in this series; the Noreasters seem to be the favorites now to get home ice advantage throughout the conference tournament, having already played Endicott earlier this season in a home and home series.

2.). Becker vs Salve Regina
3.). Endicott vs Western New England
4.)) Nichols vs Wentworth

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 11:12:48 am »
Reading the box scores from the UNE vs Salve Regina series--

The 9-0 scorelines.are the widest margins of victory for UNE over a nationally ranked opponent.

On Friday, UNE was 5 of 9 on the power play.  Yesterday, UNE was 6 of 14 on the power play.

Salve Regina was whistled on Friday for 9 penalties and a total of 21 penalty minutes.

Yesterday, Salve Regina was whistled for 15 penalties and a total of 52 penalty minutes.

UNE has one of the best power plays in D3 Hockey.

PS-- It was just as ugly for me watching Tim Sweeney and Danny Eruzione (Note- they are relatives of very famous hockey players)-- and the Salve Regina teammates get crushed like that on Youtube.  I watched the archive of Saturday's beat down this morning.

Looks like I will have to see the Noreasters in person on Saturday when they come to the Canton Ice House for their only scheduled visit of the season.
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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2020, 06:30:13 am »
Univ of New England became the first team to clinch a spot in the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament last night by winning in a 3 on 3 OT period after drawing 2-2 with Curry up in Biddeford, Maine.  I plan to attend today's match at the Canton, MA Ice House this afternoon.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 04:53:21 am »
Commonwealth Conference Coast scores-- Weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020

Home team shown first

1.) U. New England 2, Curry 2 (T-OT).

U.New England wins 3 v 3 OT  period.

2.) Curry 4, U. New England 6

U. New England gets 5 points, while Curry picks up a point for the tie.
U. New England clinches a spot in the conference tournament.

3.) Becker 2, Salve Regina 7
4.) Salve Regina 4, Becker 0

Salve Regina picks up all 6 points this weekend.

5.). Endicott 3, W. New England 0
6.)  W. New England 2, Endicott 5

Endicott picks up all 6 points this weekend.
Endicott clinches a spot in the conference tournament.

7.) Nichols 4, Wentworth 2
8.) Wentworth 4, Nichols 4 (T-OT)   (Nichols wins shootout).

Nichols picks up 5 points, while Wentworth gets 1 point for the tie.

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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 05:00:15 am »
Commonwealth Coast point standings

6 games left for each team before conference tourna!ent

P-- Clinched spot in conference tournanent.

1.) Univ of New England-- 32 points-- P.
2.). Endicott-- 29 points-- P.
3.). Salve Regina-- 24 points
4.)  Curry-- 23 points
5.). Nichols-- 15 points.
6.). Wentworth-- 11 points.
7.). Becker-- 7 points.
8.). Western New England-- 3 points.

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 05:10:45 am »
Commonwealth Coast Conference home and home games for weekend of February 7-8, 2020.

1.). Curry vs Western New England

Curry can clinch a playoff spot with wins in this series.

2.). Nichols vs Univ. of New England

3.). Endicott vs Salve Regina

Salve Regina can clinch a playoff spot with wins in this series.

4.). Wentworth vs Becker

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Re: 2019-20 discussion
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2020, 02:18:21 pm »
Beanpot Monday is today....

So, Did you know?

Curry College junior forward Eetu Selanne was a member of the last 2 Beanpot Championship teams.  As a member of the Northeastern Huskies, he saw limited action in last year's Beanpot Tournament, but got the honor of skating with the Beanpot trophy on TD Garden ice for 2 consecutive seasons.

Currently, Eetu Selanne has 2 goals and 6 assists for the Colonels this season.  He is the son of NHL Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne.
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 05:52:13 am »
Nprtheastern vs BU next Monday for the Beanpot trophy, as BU tied BC 4-4 before winning 7 minutes into the first 20 minute Beanpot OT period.  Under NCAA rules, the BU vs BC semifinal went to a 5 minute OT period with no goals scored. Game is officially a tie, with no stats from the extra OT counting for NCAA purposes.

NU def Harvard in the first semifinal, 3-1.

Now onto my thoughts on last Saturday's game between Curry and UNE in Canton, MA--

This season is the first time that I have attended a D3 Hockey game-- this game was my second game that I attended, after I saw Curry defeat Endicott in the Curry home opener.

Canton Ice House has excellent concessions, with burgers, pizza, and fries among the many items available.  Game tickets are $5 for regular season admission, going on sale 1 hour before puck drop.

UNE proved why they are the favorite to go back to the NCAAs as CCC champions.  UNE tied the game just seconds after Curry scored the opening goal.  The Noreasters's came from behind to take their first lead in the third period at 5-4, and made it hold up for the win.  Very few penalties were called, but UNE did not need the power play to score goals, as their first 5 goals were scored at even strength before Curry gave up an empty netter.

I really like the tradition where both the Canadian and our national anthem are played before the start of Curry hockey home games.

I have also listened to Curry PBP voice Brendan O'Brien on streams of Curry home games; I complimented him.on his excellent job calling the action.

Looks like UNE may get home ice throughout in the conference tournament, barring major upsets.....

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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2020, 08:59:16 am »
USCHO DIII Top 15 poll-- February 3

1.) Norwich-- 19 first place votes-- 299 points
2.). UW-Eau Claire-- 1 first place vote-- 274 points
3.). Geneseo-- 267 points
4.) Utica-- 243 points
5.) Hobart-- 206 points
6.). Univ of New England-- 176 points
7.). Lake Forest-- 143 points
8.) Babson-- 137 points
9.). Trinity (CT)-- 134 points
9.). Williams-- 134 points
11.). Adrian-- 130 points
12.). Augsburg-- 74 points
13.) UW-Stevens Point-- 52 points
14.) Wilkes-- 28 points
15.) Elmira-- 25 points

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2020, 07:16:54 am »
Commonwealth Coast hockey action for weekend of Feb. 7-8, 2020

Curry vs Western New England

1.) Curry 4, WNEU 0 (Curry clinches conf tourney spot).
2.) WNEU 5, Curry 8.

Curry picks up all 6 points this weekend.


Nichols vs University of New England

1.). Nichols 3, UNE 3 (T-OT). (UNE wins 3 v 3 OT).
2.). UNE 3, Nichols 5

Nichols picks up 4 points, while UNE gets 2 points on the weekend.




Endicott vs Salve Regina

1.). Endicott 4, Salve Regina 3 (OT). (Salve Regina clinches conf tourney spot).
2.). Salve Regina 1, Endicott 2

Endicott gets 5 points this weekend, while Salve Regina gets a point for the OT loss.


Wentworth vs Becker

1.). Wentworth 4, Becker 4 (T-OT). (Becker wins shootout.)
2.). Becker 4, Wentworth 9

Wentworth picks up 4 points from this weekend, while Becker gets 2 points.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2020, 01:01:34 am »
Commonwealth Coast point standings--

4 games left for each team until conference tournament.

P-- Clinched spot in conference tournament

T1.). Univ. of New England-- 34 points-- P.
T1.). Endicott-- 34 points-- P.
3.). Curry-- 29 points.-- P.
4.) Salve Regina-- 25 points-- P.
5.). Nichols-- 19 points.
6.). Wentworth-- 15 points.
7.). Becker-- 9 points
8.). Western New England-- 3 points.