2005 Mantaray NCAA Ice Hockey Challenge

My friends and fellow warrior-brethren:

Not having any NHL hockey is most depressing.

I miss the sparring, cajoling and the other passions that our game evokes. In so, I open a challenge among my fellow hockey enthusiasts.

The First Annual Mantaray/HTR NCAA Hockey Challenge:

The NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship starts this Friday, March 25th.

There are 16 teams from across the USA.

Do your homework, look at your favorite teams college draft choices and pick your teams.

Below is the link to the NCAA Ice Hockey tournment.

We will do this on a point system:

Correct picks in the first round: 1 point each team

Correct picks in the second round 2 points each

Correct picks in Semifinals: 3 points each team

Correct Champion pick: 5 points.

May the best forum member win!!!

http://www.ncaasports.com/icehockey/mens/brackets/2005/DI

TEAMS:

Boston College

Boston University

Mercyhurst

North Dakota

Cornell

Ohio State

Maine

Minnesota

Colorado College

Denver

Colgate

Wisconsin

Michigan

New Hampshire

Harvard

Bemidiji State (?)

Go to it Boys– you have until Friday, March 25 at 4pm

Predict winners for EACH ROUND and your final pick for NCAA Frozen Final Champion.

K’pla


22 Responses to 2005 Mantaray NCAA Ice Hockey Challenge

  1. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Minnesota and Boston are gonna take the tournament. The top states for hockey are:

    Massachusettes

    Colorado

    Minnesota

    Michigan

    New York

    Pennsylvania

    Chicago (For Chellies sake.)

  2. Phenom3150 says:

    Round One Winners

    Boston College

    North Dakota

    Ohio State

    Minnesota

    Colgate

    Michigan

    Harvard

    Bemidji

    Round Two Winners

    Boston College

    Minnesota

    Michigan

    Bemidji

    Semis Winners

    Minnesota

    Michigan

    Champs

    Minnesota

  3. hockeyhead says:

    well, being a grad from unh and a boston u. fan my picks will be around the best league…hockey east.

    round one winners

    BC (not british columbia eh)

    BU

    cornell

    Minn

    CC (go mark stuart)

    Mich

    UNH(go cats)

    Den

    round two

    BC(even tho i like the terriers)

    Minn

    CC

    UNH

    finals

    BC

    UNH

    champs- my alma mater UNH

    i don’t really believe this but since my basketball bracket was torn to shreds….who knows.

  4. MantaRay says:

    My picks:

    Round #1

    BC

    BU

    Cornell

    Minnesota

    Colorado

    Michigan

    Harvard

    Denver

    Round #2

    BC

    Minn

    Michigan

    Denver

    Round #3

    BC

    Michigan

    Round #4

    Michigan-Champion

  5. MantaRay says:

    Reformat your picks by round and also relevant teams if you wish to compete.

  6. big_booty says:

    First Round:

    BC over Mercyhurst.

    North Dakota over BU.

    Ohio State over Cornell.

    Minnesota over Maine.

    Colorado over Colgate.

    UPSET SPECIAL – THE HARBINGER GAME: Wisconsin over Michigan – the Badgers make Alvaro Montoya look like Indigo Montoya, while Bernd Bruckler makes like the Dread Pirate Roberts.

    New Hampshire over Harvard.

    Denver over Bemidji State.

    Second Round:

    BC over North Dakota.

    Minnesota over Ohio State.

    Wisconsin over Colorado College.

    Denver over Harvard.

    Frozen Four:

    Minnesota over BC.

    Wisconsin over Denver.

    Championship:

    Wisconsin over Minnesota.

    “Here – park my car, get my bags, and put on some weight, will ya?”

  7. 19Yzerman says:

    First Round winners

    BC

    ND

    OSU

    Minn

    Colorado col

    UofM

    UNH

    DEN

    East Regional Finals

    BC over ND

    West Regional Finals

    Minn over OSU

    Midwest Regional Finals

    Uof M over Colorado Col

    NE Regional Finals

    Den over UNH

    Semi Finals

    Uof M over Den

    Minn over BC

    Champ Finals

    UofM over Minn

    UofM Wolverirnes win the 2005 DivI mens Ice Hockey Championship.

    Look out for TJ Hensick and Jeff Tambellini.

    I did an article back in OCT to introduce this UofM team to HTR members.This whole team is loaded with some real Dandys. 14 of these players are NHL drafted and six of them are seniors. 10 seniors all together on this team.

    http://hockeytraderumors.com/modules.php?

    name=News&file=article&sid=4901

    If you have any doubts or interests in these Wolverines stats.

    http://mgoblue.com/do*****ent_display.cfm?do*****ent_id=17689&season=928

    Go Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. hockeyhead says:

    booty…you have UNH beating Harvard and then denver beating harvard

    my guess is that you have the pioneers beating the wild cats?

  9. 19Yzerman says:

    TJ Hensick and Jeff Tambellini will distrupt your upset special.

  10. MantaRay says:

    You killed my father…

  11. 19Yzerman says:

    Your fathers almamater is Wisconsin???

    The Team mascott is a Badger and this Badger has a first name do you know it?? Hint you were close with Booty Badger.

  12. kicksave856 says:

    you have killed my father. prepare to die.

    cause the goalie’s name is montoya?

  13. 19Yzerman says:

    I hear the Badgers goalie is outstanding.

  14. 19Yzerman says:

    Oh yea and the mascott is called Bucky Badger for those who didn’t know. insert 2 e’s and Bucky becomes Buckeye.LOL

  15. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I didn’t say I was picking them, I was saying they were the best states for hockey.

  16. big_booty says:

    Sorry for the mix-up, I meant Denver over UNH.

    Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I hope this will not affect my score.

  17. big_booty says:

    “Booty’s Badgers?”

    I think I saw a movie by that title. As I recall, it had excellent production values and first-rate cinematography.

    “Until then, sleep well and dream of large women.”

  18. big_booty says:

    Bernd Bruckler:

    6’1″, 180 lbs, from Graz, Austria. Heavily recruited by many upper-echelon NCAA hockey programs. Played in his home town as well as the USHL’s Tri-City Storm before enrolling at UW

    5th Round selection (150th overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 Entry Draft.

    Posted a record of 17-11-3 this season, with a 2.35 GAA, 3 shutouts, and a save percentage of .916. Last season: 19-10-8, 4 SO, 2.09 GAA, .924 Sv pct.

    Stand-up/butterfly hybrid style. Quick reflexes and good skating ability. His goaltending coach has taught Curtis Joseph, Mike Richter, and Jim Carrey.

  19. hockeyhead says:

    for his sake i hope he doesnt turn out like jim “dr. jeckle” carrey.

  20. 19Yzerman says:

    Dreaming of Bridget Nielson??

    you left out the Badgers record

    going down the stretch into this Tourney.

    like 3wins 7loses 3ties only plus was that they were all very tuff teams.

  21. MantaRay says:

    Here we go boys:

    Hockeyhead: 13

    Yzerman19: 11

    Big Booty: 10

    Mantaray: 10

    Phenom3150: 6

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