NCAA HOCKEY SEASON TO START IN DECEMBER ?

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Re: NCAA HOCKEY SEASON TO START IN DECEMBER ?

Postby le » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:52 am

Boy, that's going to be a tough travel schedule for ASU jetting back and forth to the Midwest every weekend. However, getting guarantee home games in future years is the key.

According to their coach, they did get guarantees of return trips to Tempe in future years
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Re: NCAA HOCKEY SEASON TO START IN DECEMBER ?

Postby NewEnglander » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:18 pm

le wrote:Boy, that's going to be a tough travel schedule for ASU jetting back and forth to the Midwest every weekend. However, getting guarantee home games in future years is the key.

According to their coach, they did get guarantees of return trips to Tempe in future years


Hopefully their guarantee is not the kind usually used by the elite programs: a 2 for 1 deal. Niagara has seen plenty of those or more so even 3 for 1 or no return games at all.
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Re: NCAA HOCKEY SEASON TO START IN DECEMBER ?

Postby Millsy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:16 pm

le wrote:Boy, that's going to be a tough travel schedule for ASU jetting back and forth to the Midwest every weekend. However, getting guarantee home games in future years is the key.

According to their coach, they did get guarantees of return trips to Tempe in future years


Actually, it sounds like they will be pulling extended trips. Minnesota and Wisconsin on one trip, Michigan and Michigan State on one trip, Ohio State and Notre Dame on one trip and then Penn State. Probably a lot like the WCHA teams have done with the Alaska whenever possible, make it a 10 day trip. Fly into where ever on Thursday (or Wednesday night), play Friday/Saturday, stay over somewhere and then play Thursday/Friday. As of right now with no fans in the stands, it really doesn't matter what day of the week you play on as long as there is some rest/practice time between series.
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Re: NCAA HOCKEY SEASON TO START IN DECEMBER ?

Postby Millsy » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:18 pm

NewEnglander wrote:
le wrote:Boy, that's going to be a tough travel schedule for ASU jetting back and forth to the Midwest every weekend. However, getting guarantee home games in future years is the key.

According to their coach, they did get guarantees of return trips to Tempe in future years


Hopefully their guarantee is not the kind usually used by the elite programs: a 2 for 1 deal. Niagara has seen plenty of those or more so even 3 for 1 or no return games at all.


It would not shock me if the Big10 ends up taking ASU on as a conference team once their arena is done. I don't see a PAC12 league starting anytime soon, so this would be the most "like minded" move out there.
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Re: NCAA HOCKEY SEASON TO START IN DECEMBER ?

Postby le » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:53 pm

ASU to the B10 makes sense to me for many different reasons even if the geography is a challenge.
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