2018-2019 AUS Thread

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  1. UNB Bruins Fan

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    The AUS released the men's hockey schedule today so I figured it was a good time for a new thread.

    We can use this thread to discuss anything AUS related (news/recruits/predictions/season/playoffs) during the upcoming 2018-2019 season.

    What I found particularly interesting was how early the season is starting (September 26th) and how some teams (UNB/Acadia/UPEI) are off the following weekend (Thanksgiving) while the others are playing. IIRC you are no longer allowed to play exhibition games while the regular season is going on (have to be prior to the regular season or over the Christmas break)...Thanksgiving weekend is usually when the AUS/NCAA games are played so are they doing away with that rule and allowing those three teams to go down south that weekend if they so choose? Or are there not going to be any AUS/NCAA games this season?
     
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    I figured that must’ve been the case. Good catch.
     
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    Another road trip. I went last year to Lowell and Maine. Good time. Have to see where SMU is playing before I commit to Acadia.
     
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    SMU at Dal and St. FX at Moncton play on Friday, October 5th in league action...no games scheduled for the 6th. I wonder if any would go down for one game on Sunday the 7th.
     
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    Don't think so. Too long of a trip for 1 game. UNB can hop down to Maine in a few hrs. Bit longer for the others.
     
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    The 2017-18 rule outlined no Exhibition games prior to the first games in October. It doesn't explicitly say the first game of the season. Since the season didn't start until Wed. 4th, teams were free to go down on the 29, 30 and 1st. (in this case, it's basically the same thing - semantics)

    > From the date of the first regular season league game in October
    > to the completion of the last regular season game of the first half


    However, this year - the league starts on Sept 26th, 5 days after they're allowed to even play an exhibition game. So, how do you get more than 2 games played in that time period?

    > The first day of exhibition competition for men’s hockey is fourteen (14) days
    > following the start date - Sept. 21st (The start date for AUS men’s hockey
    > is the Friday of the Labour Day weekend (Sept. 7th)


    This is the earliest UNB has ever started by a week - likely the impact of the 30 game schedule.

    The updated manual will likely explain all of this - it's just not out yet.

    I wish the AUS would get their act together - these nickel and dime changes each year are annoying.
     
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    This season will be another 18-12 split. Going back to the 90s, you could be a bit slow out of the gate and look to recoup over the break and have a strong second half, but that's less so now - 12 games (approx. 6 weekends) doesn't leave you much time to 'catch up'.

    It's likely the same number of games as in the past, but strong teams can have a larger lead now going into the break.

    A 6pt spread requires you to make-up 3 wins on your opponent over 12 games. If they go 8-4 (.750) you have to go 11-1 or better. That's tough in this league - this isn't the OUA-W :laugh:.
     
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    I wonder how many players from the AUS will attend WUG - interesting to see.

    I started a new thread on this topic.
     

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