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Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby thehockeyguru on Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:43 pm

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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:58 pm

Between the gender equity regulations (taken care of by concurrently adding a women's team) and the location of the school (PSU is 'geographically undesirable' to all of the four NCAA hockey conferences), I thought I'd never see Nittany Lion hockey. And, frankly, I'm still skeptical.

I will believe it when I see it, but if it happens it won't be a moment too soon. The Icers are too good to be a club forever.

Still wear my Icers jersey with pride, and I have gone through about 15 or 20 PS Ice Hockey t-shirts over the years. I'd buy two or three at the beginning of every season from Family Clothesline to use under my gear.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby thehockeyguru on Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:41 pm

Word is PSU would join other teams in the Big 10 and form a 6 team conference. (OSU, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan State). This is definitely driven though by the Big 10 Networks desire to show college hockey.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:44 pm

I hate that idea
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby thehockeyguru on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:02 pm

Its all about money.....
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:22 pm

Awesome. Wonder if Notre Dame would join that conference? :pop:
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby PghSkins on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:47 pm

tifosi77 wrote:the location of the school (PSU is 'geographically undesirable' to all of the four NCAA hockey conferences).


While I have also heard this, they manage to travel to close by cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, Duluth, Great Falls, and Orono with little problem.

Been to Orono before, it might as well be Greenland.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Point Breeze Penguins on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:47 pm

Don't forget about Huntsville...
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby mac5155 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:48 pm

there is a decent sized airport in SC, not sure how much D1 hockey teams use it, but it is there.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:10 pm

PghSkins wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:the location of the school (PSU is 'geographically undesirable' to all of the four NCAA hockey conferences).


While I have also heard this, they manage to travel to close by cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, Duluth, Great Falls, and Orono with little problem.

Been to Orono before, it might as well be Greenland.

Just parroting what I learned from spending a couple years in and around the Icers' program. Travel budgets for hockey programs are nothing like the dollars a football program gets.... very few D1 hockey teams are flying to their road games.

If I'm not mistaken, teams in the WCHA (and to a lesser extent the CCHA) have some sort of collective travel arrangement. Since many of the schools are so far flung, they kind of pool resources to get teams out to some of those podunksville schools like AK-Fairbanks.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby icb6 on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:24 pm

Screw them. Let's go Bobby Mo!!
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby MelicharSux on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:30 pm

overrated .... wut?
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby slappybrown on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:38 pm

P-E-N-N-S-T SUCKS
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Ossa on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:25 pm

I heard from Coach Balboni that there will be exciting news coming out in the next couple days.

Make it official. Penn State is getting a D1 team. :D :D :D
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Draftnik on Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:30 pm

I heard the deal was done a few weeks ago. The guy that sold East Resources to Shell wrote a check for somewhere near $100M. 6,300 seat arena. The coach will be hired a year in advance of play starting. Mark Johnson is an early candidate. Indiana will also allegedly start a D1 program and the Big 10 will be a hockey conference with content for the Big 10 network.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Ossa on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:39 pm

Official:

Penn State to start 2012-2013 season

Big Ten Conference to start 2014-2015 season
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby steve784 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:14 pm

LOL

Though I don't frequent Pittsburgh Penguin message boards enough to document the credibility of the folks who post on them, my heart almost stopped when I read this.

'I heard the deal was done a few weeks ago. The guy that sold East Resources to Shell wrote a check for somewhere near $100M. 6,300 seat arena. The coach will be hired a year in advance of play starting. Mark Johnson is an early candidate. Indiana will also allegedly start a D1 program and the Big 10 will be a hockey conference with content for the Big 10 network.'


http://www.blackshoediaries.com/2010/9/ ... key-rumors
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:29 pm

With this shift from the ccha and wcha I would expect Miami to bug out of the c since there won't be much left. They'll probably join the w but wouldn't be surprised if they went hockey east
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby PghSkins on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:33 pm

Any chance of Pitt going D-1?

Guess I assume there's no ice at the Pete, like there's none at the BJC.

So glad to see real college hockey coming to Pennsylvania. Need more teams than just RMU and PSU.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby PghSkins on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:With this shift from the ccha and wcha I would expect Miami to bug out of the c since there won't be much left. They'll probably join the w but wouldn't be surprised if they went hockey east


I would, especially if HE didn't recruit PSU (I don't know if they did or not). Hockey East is all New England.

Kind of wish PSU was going HE so I could see my lowly Providence Skating Friars play once in awhile.

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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:38 pm

Miami is an established program and I feel like the HE elitists will be threatened by the powers joining forces in a big 10 conference so they may try and counteract. Like I mentioned they'll probably end up in the w but stranger things have happened
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby bh on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:01 pm

Bout time. They were fun to watch when I was there.
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:39 pm

Story on ESPN.com

Interesting that both CCHA and WCHA want Penn State.

Viva los Icers :fist:
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:47 pm

PghSkins wrote:Any chance of Pitt going D-1?

Guess I assume there's no ice at the Pete, like there's none at the BJC.

So glad to see real college hockey coming to Pennsylvania. Need more teams than just RMU and PSU.



oh jeez, i doubt it. your recreational dek hockey team was as well organized and funded as the pitt ice hockey program was when i went there from 2001-2005
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Re: Penn State D1 Hockey

Postby AlexPKeaton on Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:55 pm

thehockeyguru wrote:Word is PSU would join other teams in the Big 10 and form a 6 team conference. (OSU, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan State). This is definitely driven though by the Big 10 Networks desire to show college hockey.


Ohhhh that would be awesome for college hockey on the big 10!
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