Nov 25, 2012, OOC action

In a day of rather dull OOC games, the big news is that now Conn College is webcasting its games!! We’ll see whether Trinity, Wesleyan, and Tufts make their webcasts a more regular thing but we are getting much closer to universal coverage of NESCAC games . .

Tufts 6 Brockport 3 (consolation game of Rutland Herald Invitational; Tufts broke open a 3-3 tie with 3 unanswered goals in the 3rd period and snared 3rd place on the Rutland tournament; solid 1-2-3 stat lines for Dylan Plimmer and frosh Stewart Bell; Brian Phillips got the start and the win, facing 37 SOGs)

Trinity 5 SUNY Canton 0

Bowdoin 5 Suffolk 2 (2nd day of Bowdoin-Colby Tournament; Ollie Koo wracked up a hat trick on 3 PP goals in the 1st period and looks to be headed to a break-out season; Max Fenkell got the start and the win in net for the Bears)

Salve Regina 4 Colby 3 (2nd day of Bowdoin-Colby Tournament; ugh for Colby although Salve was more skilled than its record would suggest; Nick Lanza scored 2 goals for the Mules)

Wesleyan 6 Stonehill 0 (2 goals for Adam Kaiser and a shut out for the Cards’ Glen Stowell on 22 saves)

Conn College 4 Salem State 2 (Conn College is doing an impressive job with its webcast; good video signal and announcing; Conn College’s rink does seem tiny in terms of both capacity and ice surface)

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2 Responses

  1. FYI Re: Conn’s Dayton Arena –

    The rink does have a small capacity (600. That’s stuffed stuffed like sardines / SRO – 3 deep) but it doesn’t take a full house to create a lively, on the glass atmosphere. Some of the newer, large capacity D-III rinks can drain the energy when a small crowd, set back from the boards, is seemingly like a BB in a boxcar.

    The ice surface is a standard North American style 200′ x 85′. The corners are a tight, old school 20′ radius. Newer rinks are all going with a more sweeping 28′ radius. You’ve got to struggle to get out of the corner with the puck at Conn :o)

    The ice surface may look tiny because of the low camera angle. There are no safe elevated places available to broadcast from inside the rink.

    • Thanks for the clarification on the ice surface – closeness of the cameras to the ice surface probably distorted perceptions a bit. You’re right that the small size does help with the creation of the hockey atmosphere — even though the Salem State game was an OOC game taking place during break, you could sense a nice level of crowd engagement via the webcast.

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