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UConn Approves Plans For New Ice Hockey Arena

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#76
Brown has some cool antiquated facilities.
Meehan Auditorium is definitely antiquated. 15 years ago Brown had a pretty good team, with NFL draft picks. Since then they have had dismal teams.
2 fun things about Meehan: When you walk in the door there was a 6' + Brown Bear standing in a case to startle people, donated by some alum from the class of 1910. Second, the ends of the rink are standing room only, and you can lean over the rail looking over the goalie, which is a great view on a power play.
 

Butch

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Meehan Auditorium is definitely antiquated. 15 years ago Brown had a pretty good team, with NFL draft picks. Since then they have had dismal teams.
2 fun things about Meehan: When you walk in the door there was a 6' + Brown Bear standing in a case to startle people, donated by some alum from the class of 1910. Second, the ends of the rink are standing room only, and you can lean over the rail looking over the goalie, which is a great view on a power play.
The bear is still there.
 

HuskyHawk

Hoping to see something that looks like basketball
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I’d understand this if XL was slated to be replaced or fully upgraded. It isn’t. We all hope it will happen, but I wish UConn would add some pressure. They put the school in a very bad position by moving ahead with this plan now.
 
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Whereas Cav going to go? The thing about college hockey is there are a limited number of places you can go and be a head coach. And when you look at success he’s been pretty good but hardly the second coming of Ned Harkness. Could he go to the NHL as an assistant? Sure but I don’t get the sense he want that. So he is looking at the handful of eastern jobs that come open every year and most likely only a couple are equal or better than UConn. This isn’t basketball where a successful coach at UConn might get recruited to Arizona.
 
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Whereas Cav going to go? The thing about college hockey is there are a limited number of places you can go and be a head coach. And when you look at success he’s been pretty good but hardly the second coming of Ned Harkness. Could he go to the NHL as an assistant? Sure but I don’t get the sense he want that. So he is looking at the handful of eastern jobs that come open every year and most likely only a couple are equal or better than UConn. This isn’t basketball where a successful coach at UConn might get recruited to Arizona.
Jerry York is 73 and his top assistant who was "next in line" just left for the Rangers. When Jerry retires, Cav is 100% going to be in the discussion for that job.
 

CL82

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Comparatively speaking, it will be smaller than many Hockey East Arenas, though coach Mike Cavanaugh said it will be built for possible expansion to 4,000.

There it is. This is fine.
 


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