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#41 JujuFish

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:01 PM

Would be neat if the Beauts were from Montana. 

I don't think Montana is known for having buttes.  Arizona, perhaps.



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:47 AM

I don't think Montana is known for having buttes.  Arizona, perhaps.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:53 AM

 

They could be the Butte Beauts.

 

It's sort of like the Buffalo Bisons except even more redundant.



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:11 AM

Why? Because of a grrl thang?

A bit. As for how these players play for part time paychecks, it's similar to the Major Lacrosse League in the beginning. Those players did it for beer money. They get paid more now but it still isn't full time money. But the time to do it is when you're young. Postpone joining the 9-5 rat race a few years to play hockey. I'd have done it.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 08:31 AM

I have a house full of girls (and some dudes) who love to play a variety of sports. I am very much looking forward to this. I hope they play their home games at Harborcenter.



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:52 AM

Here is an update: Courtesy of John Vogl

http://www.buffalone...-ice-20150524/1



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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

Here is an update: Courtesy of John Vogl
http://www.buffalone...-ice-20150524/1


Awesome to see that Celeste Brown has gone to each team's camp. She was excellent for RIT and it would be great to keep her local for the cross promotion.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

Results of yesterday's draft are below.  Teams will fill their rosters with free agents.

 

 

  1. Alex Carpenter, F, Boston College (RIVETERS)
  2. Hannah Brandt, F, Minnesota (WHALE)
  3. Kendall Coyne, F, Northeastern (PRIDE)
  4. Courtney Burke, D, Wisconsin (BEAUTS)
  5. Haley Skarupa, F, Boston College (RIVETERS)
  6. Michelle Picard, D, Harvard College (WHALE)
  7. Emerance Maschmeyer, G, Harvard College (PRIDE)
  8. Sarah Lefort, F, Boston University (BEAUTS)
  9. Erin Ambrose, D, Clarkson University (RIVETERS)
  10. Milica McMillen, D, Minnesota (WHALE)
  11. Lexi Bender, D, Boston College (PRIDE)
  12. Amanda Leveille, G, Minnesota (BEAUTS)
  13. Dana Trivigno, F, Boston College (RIVETERS)
  14. Maryanne Menefee, F, Minnesota (WHALE)
  15. Miye D'Oench, F, Harvard College (PRIDE)
  16. Emily Janiga, F, Mercyhurst (BEAUTS)
  17. Kimberly Newell, G, Princeton (RIVETERS)
  18. Cassandra Poudrier, D, Cornell (WHALE)
  19. Shannon MacAuley, F, Clarkson University (PRIDE)
  20. Jenna Dingeldein, F, Mercyhurst (BEAUTS)


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:38 AM

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I'm not crazy about "Beauts."


Am I the only one who first read the logo as be nuts?

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:03 AM


Results of yesterday's draft are below. Teams will fill their rosters with free agents.

  • Alex Carpenter, F, Boston College (RIVETERS)
  • Hannah Brandt, F, Minnesota (WHALE)
  • Kendall Coyne, F, Northeastern (PRIDE)
  • Courtney Burke, D, Wisconsin (BEAUTS)
  • Haley Skarupa, F, Boston College (RIVETERS)
  • Michelle Picard, D, Harvard College (WHALE)
  • Emerance Maschmeyer, G, Harvard College (PRIDE)
  • Sarah Lefort, F, Boston University (BEAUTS)
  • Erin Ambrose, D, Clarkson University (RIVETERS)
  • Milica McMillen, D, Minnesota (WHALE)
  • Lexi Bender, D, Boston College (PRIDE)
  • Amanda Leveille, G, Minnesota (BEAUTS)
  • Dana Trivigno, F, Boston College (RIVETERS)
  • Maryanne Menefee, F, Minnesota (WHALE)
  • Miye D'Oench, F, Harvard College (PRIDE)
  • Emily Janiga, F, Mercyhurst (BEAUTS)
  • Kimberly Newell, G, Princeton (RIVETERS)
  • Cassandra Poudrier, D, Cornell (WHALE)
  • Shannon MacAuley, F, Clarkson University (PRIDE)
  • Jenna Dingeldein, F, Mercyhurst (BEAUTS)

The draft order was determined by lottery with Beauts drafting fourth in every round. The order should have been changed with each successive round having another team draft first. For example the second round should have been BUF, BOS, CT then NY.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:07 AM

I'm interested to see who they pick up as free agents.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:45 AM

The draft order was determined by lottery with Beauts drafting fourth in every round. The order should have been changed with each successive round having another team draft first. For example the second round should have been BUF, BOS, CT then NY.

 

 

Sarah Lefort will be FINE.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 11:05 AM

Sarah Lefort will be FINE.


Well played sir, very well played

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 11:09 AM

A little hint of the old Bisons logo in that Beauts logo, no?

 

Maybe could have called them the buffalo cows *runs away*



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 11:38 AM

A little hint of the old Bisons logo in that Beauts logo, no?

 

And a sword, too.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 11:45 AM

And a sword, too.


It's a smart move to try to link them to the local teams. It'd be nice if they could work some blue and gold in there at some point.

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 12:02 PM

Sarah Lefort will be FINE.

As per the Aerosmith song: F'd up; insecure, neurotic, & emotional? You know something about her we don't? :o

:P

(Yeah, yeah, it's a play on Liger's fine. We get it. ; )) :lol:

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:39 PM

Sooo I decided to whip up a few designs- the NWHL was holding a design contest for their uniforms - http://nwhl.co/design-contest/

 

So here's the four I threw together. Room for improvement, but I just wanted to have some fun. The logos- well, I'd redo a few of them haha 

 

The contest ends Friday- If I've got time, I've got some other ideas I'd like to try out including away variations and more with the buffalo one- I'd love to add some deep red (throwback to the goat) or the royal blue. 

 

I figured even if they don't pick any of mine, maybe someone will be impressed enough to look at my site and.... wishful thinking. 

 

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Black and yellow have always been my fav colors. Too bad Boston sucks. 

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incorporated some of the sabre's swoop- tried to avoid penguin and jailbird. 

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See the harpoon/anchor on the sleeve? Yeah, maybe it's a bit morbid but... 

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Ugh. It is tough to design star spangled and not go either union jack or rocket pop. 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:13 AM

Sooo I decided to whip up a few designs- the NWHL was holding a design contest for their uniforms - http://nwhl.co/design-contest/

 

So here's the four I threw together. Room for improvement, but I just wanted to have some fun. The logos- well, I'd redo a few of them haha 

 

The contest ends Friday- If I've got time, I've got some other ideas I'd like to try out including away variations and more with the buffalo one- I'd love to add some deep red (throwback to the goat) or the royal blue. 

 

I figured even if they don't pick any of mine, maybe someone will be impressed enough to look at my site and.... wishful thinking. 

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See the harpoon/anchor on the sleeve? Yeah, maybe it's a bit morbid but... 

 

 

Seems a little busy in my opinion, the other 3 have a sleek design. 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 06:45 AM

Seems a little busy in my opinion, the other 3 have a sleek design. 

They must have bought those jerseys from the Hartford AHL team when they changed their name to the Whale for a short time.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 06:57 AM

Are the Beauts' colors, in fact, b&w?
The Pride design is the one I like best out of the 4. I like the obvi Bruins tie-in.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:40 AM

Beuts, meh.  Be like the Buffalo Renegade or something, don't make your team name a word for beauty, seems cliche.  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

Are the Beauts' colors, in fact, b&w?
The Pride design is the one I like best out of the 4. I like the obvi Bruins tie-in.

Yes, unfortunately. 

 

Sooo I decided to whip up a few designs- the NWHL was holding a design contest for their uniforms - http://nwhl.co/design-contest/

 

So here's the four I threw together. Room for improvement, but I just wanted to have some fun. The logos- well, I'd redo a few of them haha 

 

The contest ends Friday- If I've got time, I've got some other ideas I'd like to try out including away variations and more with the buffalo one- I'd love to add some deep red (throwback to the goat) or the royal blue. 

 

I figured even if they don't pick any of mine, maybe someone will be impressed enough to look at my site and.... wishful thinking. 

 

Ugh. It is tough to design star spangled and not go either union jack or rocket pop. 

Those look awesome, Jo. I love that gold on the Boston one.

 

I did some of these, too, just for kicks. They aren't in Josie's stratosphere, but I love uniforms.

 

Beauts:

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My least favorite of the three I've done. Tried to incorporate the edge of the sword in to some spots, not sure it turned out great. Its ok, but I'm also sad with the black and white. I think on ice it just doesn't pop out at all. Oh well.

 

New York Riveters:

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Much better. Kinda did a similar thing to Josie with the riveted look, but went a little crazy, and a little more literal with it. Looking at it now I wish I had made the home socks or shorts red instead of blue. Oh well.

 

Connecticut Whale:

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This ones a little silly, but I like it. Front and back is a whale's tail popping out of the water, and stuck with the water motif for the legs. I'm apparently a very literal person.

 

 

I haven't done one for Boston, and I probably won't get to it before its "due". Now I can't get Jo's look out my head now anyways, so its probably just as well before I just copy it, haha.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

Sarah Lefort will be FINE.

 

Both Buffalo teams attaching their future to the backs of BU players.  Those two pieces of paper on my wall are finally paying off for my pride factor.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:06 AM

Beuts, meh.  Be like the Buffalo Renegade or something, don't make your team name a word for beauty, seems cliche.  

 

Yeah, I don't think anyone is a big fan of the mascot choice for Buffalo. It seemed half-assed. But that's what we're stuck with so I'll support em. 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:21 AM

Beuts, meh.  Be like the Buffalo Renegade or something, don't make your team name a word for beauty, seems cliche.  

Yeah, I don't think anyone is a big fan of the mascot choice for Buffalo. It seemed half-assed. But that's what we're stuck with so I'll support em. 

 

Initially, I didn't like it, and didn't get it.

 

The team took to Twitter in late March to explain the name. While the "blue collar" thing gets an eye-roll (talk about a cliche'), I've since come around to it. (We discussed it upthread as well.)

 
 

Beaut: One of the greatest compliments somebody can be given in hockey.

12 retweets34 favorites
 
 

Beaut: It's somebody who is blue collar and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

 

Beaut: isn't necessarily a man or woman, it's a way of life. Deeply embedded in Hockey culture & represents anybody/anything that is amazing

 

FWIW, I'm given to understand that "beaut" is a term that is used without regard to gender in the hockey world.

 

"You see that sick saucer pass that Gordo sent me? Guy's a real beaut, eh."

Fixed it for ya. ;)


Edited by That Aud Smell, 02 July 2015 - 08:19 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:26 AM

 

Initially, I didn't like it, and didn't get it.

 

The team took to Twitter in late March to explain the name. While the "blue collar" thing gets an eye-roll (talk about a cliche'), I've since come around to it. (We discussed it upthread as well.)

 
 

Beaut: One of the greatest compliments somebody can be given in hockey.

12 retweets34 favorites
 
 

Beaut: It's somebody who is blue collar and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

 

Beaut: isn't necessarily a man or woman, it's a way of life. Deeply embedded in Hockey culture & represents anybody/anything that is amazing

 

 

 

My problem with their explanation is it elevates something that is essentially slang. I think there's a ton of other options that are much more prestigious. But we'll get used to it. Especially if they're good.  :thumbsup:



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:27 AM

Those tweets are pure BS.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:37 AM

Those tweets are pure BS.

I agree. They picked Beauts because it is a Women's team. 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

Those tweets are pure BS.

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I agree. They picked Beauts because it is a Women's team. 

 

 

Of course the fact that they're ladies factored into the decision. If a women's league wants to leverage that girl angle, take control of it, and re-purpose it to get some exposure, then I'm all for it.

 

And I don't know that the boys have standing to sniff at their choice to do that. Unless, of course, you're, like, more of a feminist than anyone in that league is. Which is possible, I suppose (?). Or not. 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:50 AM

Smell, maybe I should explain why I said they are BS.  Those tweets come across as complete ramblings.  They're just making stuff up.  You basically hinted at that with your blue collar comments.  They picked a bad name and now they're spinning their tires trying to explain it.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:53 AM

I still don't like the name.

 

Good luck Josie and (if you're entering) sabills.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 10:48 AM

Smell, maybe I should explain why I said they are BS.  Those tweets come across as complete ramblings.  They're just making stuff up.  You basically hinted at that with your blue collar comments.  They picked a bad name and now they're spinning their tires trying to explain it.

 

Hmm. I disagree. They may've chosen poorly -- too much of an inside joke for the general public -- but I think they intentionally chose the name with an idea of it being a play on words of sorts.


I still don't like the name.

 

I'm not a huge fan, either - but I give them credit for taking a risk with it.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Those all look pretty good Jo! best of luck with your submission!!



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:40 PM

RIT Hockey standout Erin Zach signed with Buffalo today. 

http://nwhl.co/skeat...r-toronto-camp/

 

 

 

Forward Erin Zach played for the RIT Tigers until she graduated in 2014. Over her collegiate career, Zach scored 74 points (30g, 44a) in 121 games, including five shorthanded goals, enough to place her at fifth all-time in RIT's record book. Zach was a member of the Tigers team that won the 2014 College Hockey America (CHA) Championship versus Mercyhurst in second overtime.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:10 PM

They should play occasional games in Rochester to try and expand the fanbase.

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

RIT Hockey standout Erin Zach signed with Buffalo today. 

http://nwhl.co/skeat...r-toronto-camp/

 

Supporting our Alma mater.

 

As for the name, I don't think Beauts is as bad as it could be (or even that bad really).  I know I use "beaut" to describe things that aren't women even though they are inferred as female "she's/that's a thing of a beaut".

 

Could have called them the Buffalo Calves if they really wanted to go the female buffalo route.


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 11:16 PM

ERIN ZACH WILL BE FINE!



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:48 AM

Supporting our Alma mater.

As for the name, I don't think Beauts is as bad as it could be (or even that bad really). I know I use "beaut" to describe things that aren't women even though they are inferred as female "she's/that's a thing of a beaut".

Could have called them the Buffalo Calves if they really wanted to go the female buffalo route.


Calves refer to offspring. Cows are female, but I don't think that's a name you want to use.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:52 AM

Supporting our Alma mater.

 

As for the name, I don't think Beauts is as bad as it could be (or even that bad really).  I know I use "beaut" to describe things that aren't women even though they are inferred as female "she's/that's a thing of a beaut".

 

Could have called them the Buffalo Calves if they really wanted to go the female buffalo route.

 

I would watch a team named after inkman.  Just think of the promotional ideas he'd come up with.







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