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    Cyclone Hockey

    So, CN has started to cover Cyclone hockey, and, IMO - it's about time. Now, if they covered it before, my apologies. I just don't ever recall seeing anything about ISU hockey on any Cyclone website.

    So, with that, here's a link to an article done by CN on the Cyclone hockey team.

    CN Hockey link


    I skimmed the piece and will actually read it later. Just wanted to share with everyone.

    And...does anyone actually attend hockey games? We do when we have time and plan to hit a handful this year.

    Perhaps...a CF night at a hockey game. We did defeat Iowa last year, 10-0 or something like that. I know, 'cuz we were there.



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    Cyclone hockey is great! We're ranked, we win a lot, and nobody spends countless hours on message boards discussing firing coach Murdoch.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    We should fire the coaches, build new facilities, spend more money...wait hockey? Sorry I was using my template. I hope the hockey team does get some publicity they are good.



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Didnt they win it all a few years back just to have it stripped away because of an ex pro player? lol I loved those games. Always had a great turnout and cheering section.



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Do they still serve beer during the games?



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    funny I should see this thread. I was home this morning with a sick kid and was listening to Omaha's Big Sports 590. Tuesday's between 10-11, an entire hour is devoted to hockey in the 590 listening area (Sioux Falls to Omaha to Kearney, NE back to DSM).

    I've been to a couple of Stars games and it just blows my mind the lack of interest people have with this awsome sport in the state of Iowa. Go just over 100 miles to the north and hockey is all the rage, here in Iowa it'll never be nothing more than a niche sport.



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    ...here in Iowa it'll never be nothing more than a niche sport.
    Well, it'll never beat football or basketball for the general populace's attentions, but the Bucs have a loyal, sizable following here in DSM. The Stars will be a little bit tougher sell, but I hope they succeed.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    I used to go to a few Cyclone Hockey games when I lived in Ames, they do a great job creating a fun environment there.

    I used to play hockey when I was a kid, so I can attest to the fact that Hockey is a fantastic game to play. Hockey for me falls into the baseball category though, where I really don't get into watching it. I used to love playing Hockey and I love playing baseball and slow-pitch, but it's tough for me to get into attending hockey and baseball games. Just too slow for my tastes.




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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonekj View Post
    ...nobody spends countless hours on message boards discussing firing coach Murdoch.
    Why would people care about firing the leader of an ISU CLUB?



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Hockey is an exciting sport but people have a hard time following the rules and play. It doesnt get more exciting have goalies fighting each other or the game ending with a shootout. The Waterloo Blackhawks have a huge and loyal fanbase but it cant compare to football or bball.


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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    I"m almost sure the last National Championship they won was back in 1992, but they're always a strong team and win most all of their games at home.

    They don't serve beer in the new arena, which is certainly a drag, but the games are still a good time.



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
    Why would people care about firing the leader of an ISU CLUB?
    Because Cyclone Hockey is one of the more prestigious Iowa State teams around. Because they're ranked fifth in the nation. Because they've never missed a national championship. Because Murdoch is the father of the program and has coached in all 38 years of the programs existence. Because he's the reason there is an ice rink in Ames. Because he's the reason there is an intercollegiate hockey team. Because he's the reason there's intramural broomball. Because he's done so much for the sport that the trophy the Cyclones play for is called the Murdoch Cup.

    Need more?



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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I used to go to a few Cyclone Hockey games when I lived in Ames, they do a great job creating a fun environment there.

    I used to play hockey when I was a kid, so I can attest to the fact that Hockey is a fantastic game to play. Hockey for me falls into the baseball category though, where I really don't get into watching it. I used to love playing Hockey and I love playing baseball and slow-pitch, but it's tough for me to get into attending hockey and baseball games. Just too slow for my tastes.
    I agree Bryce. I never watch hockey on TV because it bores me.

    But live, it's a ton of fun!



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    The boys play Arizona State in the first of their Homecoming matches this weekend. ISU is fifth-ranked in the nation, Arizona State is ranked tenth. Starts at 7:30. Should be a good one.



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    Re: Cyclone Hockey

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Because Cyclone Hockey is one of the more prestigious Iowa State teams around. Because they're ranked fifth in the nation. Because they've never missed a national championship. Because Murdoch is the father of the program and has coached in all 38 years of the programs existence. Because he's the reason there is an ice rink in Ames. Because he's the reason there is an intercollegiate hockey team. Because he's the reason there's intramural broomball. Because he's done so much for the sport that the trophy the Cyclones play for is called the Murdoch Cup.

    Need more?
    I agree that Murdoch is a great guy, but the fact remains that it is still just that - CLUB hockey. Coming from a hometown where hockey is very popular, I just don't see how people can get into paying $7 to see a club team play.

    Heck, in Minnesota most the high school Single A teams I played against would compete with the ISU club team. AA wouldn't even be close. I would much rather go and see a Gophers game and see a top 5 NCAA team for $30. Just my thoughts. I've always chuckled when I hear people talk about how 'good' the ISU hockey team is.


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