Clarkson Golden Knights for me (in the same league as RPI and Union, already mentioned in this thread). Unfortunately, we didn't have such a great year...we finished 12th in the ECAC standings for the first time in history. Jim, you prolly remember that 11-2 disaster from earlier in the season over at Messa (though the game against Union at home wasn't much better...the Dutchmen scored twice within the first 40 seconds of the second period and our whole team lost it from there)...that was the lowpoint of our season (I was not there- the women's hockey team was at home losing to RPI that night...our PA announcer gave up announcing the score of the men's game after a while). Injuries plagued us all season, though we made a run at the end of the season, very nearly beating archrival St. Lawrence in the first round of the playoffs.
Good luck to the Dutchmen this weekend, especially Friday night against SLU. I don't want SLU in the title game- I hate them so much. Rooting for Brown in the other game- I also hate Cornell.
I'm also a Clarkson women's hockey fan...the team won my heart three years ago when I attended my first women's game. They just finished their best season in school history...2nd place in the ECAC standings, made it to the ECAC title game (though lost), and made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in history (though lost in OT).
Regarding the shootout rule, some conferences use them for regular season games only, but all playoff games use the multiple OT until someone wins rules. The ECAC does not use the shootout- in the regular season, if the game remains tied after five minutes of OT, it is a tie.
Union broke its own record for the longest game in NCAA history. They had played (and also lost) the only other 5 OT game in history just 4 years ago when they lost to Yale in a first-round game.
There have been two other 5OT games in NCAA history, both women's games...the one that was the longest until last weekend was a 1996 game between Providence and UNH, with UNH defeating Providence 3-2 about 5 1/2 minutes into the fifth overtime, and the second occuring just 2 1/2 weeks ago between Quinny and RPI, with RPI winning 3-2 about 4 1/2 minutes into the fifth OT.
College hockey is great.
In the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings, fan from birth.