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Everything posted by JMC-STL

  1. Rumor has it that the new ECHL site is still being tweaked (probably waiting for angry fans to point out all of the problems - free beta testing), and that it is being set up to favor access via mobile devices. Don't expect it to improve much.
  2. I've got a few of those primary logos hanging in my closet at home: Silvertips, Ice Pilots, Blades, Vipers, Spirit. R.I.P., Keith, as your work lives on.
  3. So they switched from Orthodox New Year to Tu B'Shevat, did they? Oy vey!
  4. And Mr. E's take on the exhibition match ... Rivermen find some answers in 4-3 OT preseason win over Quad City
  5. Peoria pulls this one back from the brink in overtime, on a goal by Will Smith (no, not THAT Will Smith). Final score: Storm 3 - Rivermen 4. The third period saw some fire from both teams. Let the rivalry smolder.
  6. Peoria poured on the offensive chances in the 2nd period, and the game is now tied 3-3 early in the 3rd. Cody Smith, Mike Gurtler & Canadian junior prospect Vincent Beaudry have put the home team back in this contest.
  7. Storm up 2-0 in Peoria entering the 2nd period. Forward Taylor McCloy scored both QDC goals. He played two games for Norfolk of theECHL last season after he wrapped up his college career at Division III Adrian College in Michigan. ETA: And McCloy scores very early in the 2nd to record a hat trick. C'mon, Rivermen, don't let these rookies spoil the night.
  8. From: The Peoria (IL) Journal Star > Sports
  9. I thought it was the CHL's Bloomington Blaze that went up in smoke. The Bloomington Thunder simply derailed at the first curve.
  10. The same thing was said by SPHL fans before Peoria & Bloomington were added.
  11. JMC-STL


    Peoria camp roster is posted on their website ... "All players listed are currently signed to professional tryout agreements for October 2018's training camp." http://www.rivermen.net/team/roster
  12. From the Peoria (IL) Journal Star ...
  13. From: The Peoria Rivermen > News/Stats > Rivermen Headlines A full schedule of Peoria’s on-ice practice sessions is as follows: Wednesday, October 10: 10:00 am – 12:15 pm (Owens Center) Thursday, October 11: 10:00 am – 12:15 pm (Owens Center) Friday, October 12: 10:00 am – 12:15 pm (Owens Center) Saturday, October 13: 10:00 am Morning Skate, 7:15 pm preseason game vs Quad City (PCC) Sunday, October 14: 10:00 am – 12:15 pm (PCC) Monday, October 15: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (PCC) Tuesday, October 16: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (PCC) ... Read more at: http://www.rivermen.net/news-stats/rivermen-headlines/article/2018/09/rivermen-announce-training-camp-practice-schedule
  14. I suspect that the differences in webcast quality among the AHL arenas will remain noticeable, as long as each facility provides and maintains its own video & audio equipment. But on the whole, I'd say HockeyTech is well on it's way to setting the sub-NHL standard for digital media productions in both quality & price point. I just hope their future popularity doesn't dilute the product and/or inflate the subscription prices..
  15. I signed up for an account with this new hockey media product, as the AHL is offering free web & mobile casts all through their season opening weekend. So far, so very good with video quality with my new high-speed cable service for Period 1 of each of four Friday night games out east. Audio quality varies from facility to facility, with some of them only feeding one channel; and the audio feed is entirely silent in Utica, but at least they had a banner under the video window advising that reported they're working on it. I'm not sure what the "Tag Game Event" buttons are at the bottom of the game page. I'm gonna surf around as the other games start, to get a feel for the differences from arena to arena. Saturday or Sunday I was planning to give the mobile feeds a try to see what extras they have to offer; but a poster on HF Boards reported that there were issues with that feed tonight. In the early going, this to me is certainly a promising hockey media product just for the PC video quality alone. SPHL: Pay attention.
  16. Simple, clean look. I like 'em.
  17. JMC-STL

    SPHL Live

    Yeah, it'd be way too hard for me to justify plunking down that kinda coin. But thanks for the heads up on AHLTV's free season-opening weekend, Greg. Mrs. JMC 'n' me aren't planning any AHL road trips this season, so this will be a good way to get my fix outta the way.
  18. The QC hockey boosters group has been around for many years, and they work very hard to accommodate the players & their daily needs through the season. I encourage supporting their efforts.
  19. Still doesn't seem QUITE as busy as the ice @ the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne. But props to the Storm prez & her corporate sales staff for beating the QC bushes until all the CFOs tossed their money out.
  20. Criminal justice background? I guess that could come in handy working in pro sports.