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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Students living on campus is at a record high folks.
I like facts and not opinions!
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Back to hockey.
Looks like we got swept by AIC tonight 5-2.
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Just looked at our attendance the opening home weekend.
900 AND 500
Disgraceful!
And why should we spend tens of millions to increase capacity???
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Jim. Gotta start winning on a consistent basis after several losing seasons . After the two wins at UNO , 900 plus was an excellent start but with the ugly loss , everyone stayed home which brings us back to the lousy “norm.” Build it and they will come.
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Jim have you ever seen what the campus life looks like on weekends.? The majority of those students disappear on weekends. I am sorry there is no student spirit amongst the current grouping.
In our era, we came back from vacations early for basketball games and camaraderie. It is a different breed of young people today. The early bolt of excitement for NU hockey may have been extinguished.
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Students living on campus may be at it's highest level , however , many of those students are within a 2 hour drive . With little to no activities to keep them on campus , many head home for the weekend especially if they have no classes on Friday or can leave early . What was the norm on campus 40 or 50 years ago , doesn't exist today at NU .
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Back to the games. There is no shame in losing to AIC especially since NU finally appears to have some firepower. I do take exceptions to three things however. Both losses were 2 goal games that ended up being 3 with empty net goals. I never liked pulling the goalie down 2, it rarely ever works for even one goal. Teams can work hard at trying to get within one then pull the goalie. What looks like a respectable score makes it look like no contest. That can be demoralizing to the players. This is a failed pattern that needs to be addressed. Two, Niagara had some very inopportune penalties. AIC took advantage scoring several PP goals one which was in the last 5 minutes breaking a one goal game. Discipline is much needed to prevent that from happening. Three, why has Sibbel been dropped to the #3 netminder? He showed promise last year and I expected to see him get a start this weekend. I am not dismissing the choice but Sibbel really deserves more of a chance too.
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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Very good insight New Englander , it seems the three issues that you correctly point out clearly point to coaching . The program just seems to stuck in neutral . Every time they take a step forward , they promptly take two steps backward . Actually I do believe that there is " shame "in getting swept by AIC at home . It's getting to the point where one can't distinguish one season from another with the same issues always cropping up . It's still early , hopefully the team can bounce next weekend at home with a sweep .
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Re: Home Opener : Niagara falls to AIC

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NE and others: I totally agree regarding NU's lack of discipline on penalties and the questionable system of yanking a netminder early down by two goals. AIC is deserving of their #1 ranking, but they are not the same caliber as say a BU or Qpac from a major program. NU should have come away with a split at home after registering some success on the road against a NCHA program. Ya can't energize the local fan base with two losses on home ice to start the season. Even the local paper has ceased coverage of the program--I don't know what is up with that debacle.
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Re: Niagara drops two at Dwyer

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le.....The Niagara Gazette is on life support , they operate on a shoe string budget and one has to wonder how long they can hang on .
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