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More AUSSIES...MORE MORE MORE! SUNY Australia will reign supreme!

 

I think it would be a nice gesture if we hung an Australian flag up in the Arena and/or played the Australian national anthem before games in addition to ours. RPI and Union play the Canadian national anthem before college hockey games, do they not? Just a thought, but I think it would be a symbol of appreciation and respect and help the guys feel a little closer to home!

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More AUSSIES...MORE MORE MORE! SUNY Australia will reign supreme!

 

I think it would be a nice gesture if we hung an Australian flag up in the Arena and/or played the Australian national anthem before games in addition to ours. RPI and Union play the Canadian national anthem before college hockey games, do they not? Just a thought, but I think it would be a symbol of appreciation and respect and help the guys feel a little closer to home!

 

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More AUSSIES...MORE MORE MORE! SUNY Australia will reign supreme!

 

I think it would be a nice gesture if we hung an Australian flag up in the Arena and/or played the Australian national anthem before games in addition to ours. RPI and Union play the Canadian national anthem before college hockey games, do they not? Just a thought, but I think it would be a symbol of appreciation and respect and help the guys feel a little closer to home!

 

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More AUSSIES...MORE MORE MORE! SUNY Australia will reign supreme!

 

I think it would be a nice gesture if we hung an Australian flag up in the Arena and/or played the Australian national anthem before games in addition to ours. RPI and Union play the Canadian national anthem before college hockey games, do they not? Just a thought, but I think it would be a symbol of appreciation and respect and help the guys feel a little closer to home!

 

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- uhhhg - how 'bout just a good Aussie chant
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More AUSSIES...MORE MORE MORE! SUNY Australia will reign supreme!

 

I think it would be a nice gesture if we hung an Australian flag up in the Arena and/or played the Australian national anthem before games in addition to ours. RPI and Union play the Canadian national anthem before college hockey games, do they not? Just a thought, but I think it would be a symbol of appreciation and respect and help the guys feel a little closer to home!

 

Ummm...that's because team's throughout the country feature Canadian players...primarily. Aussie Flag somewhere in the building...sure. National Anthem. NO WAY! Sorry, that's not appropriate. And furthermore, should we play the Denmark National Anthem or Georgian?

 

Playing the national anthem goes one step too far.

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More AUSSIES...MORE MORE MORE! SUNY Australia will reign supreme!

 

I think it would be a nice gesture if we hung an Australian flag up in the Arena and/or played the Australian national anthem before games in addition to ours. RPI and Union play the Canadian national anthem before college hockey games, do they not? Just a thought, but I think it would be a symbol of appreciation and respect and help the guys feel a little closer to home!

 

Ummm...that's because team's throughout the country feature Canadian players...primarily. Aussie Flag somewhere in the building...sure. National Anthem. NO WAY! Sorry, that's not appropriate. And furthermore, should we play the Denmark National Anthem or Georgian?

 

Playing the national anthem goes one step too far.

 

And we feature Aussie players. Other teams' and their player makeup are irrelevant. I would put up flags for each country that is represented on our team. I recognize that there is also an argument for playing other anthems if we play the Australian anthem. Perhaps rotate or at least play those players' anthems on their respective senior day.

 

The players have traveled "far" to come here. Hoisting their flags in the arena or playing their anthem on, at a minimum, senior day (or before other games) does not go "too far." Nor do I view it in any way whatsoever un-patriotic. But I also recognize that it may be a sensitive topic (justifiably so or not) for some people in the crowd. But playing other nations' anthems would be a gesture of respect and solidarity. At least for me. How and when those anthems would be played are more difficult questions to answer.

 

D96: would you be OK with a player's anthem on his senior day?

 

Would the "world within reach" slogan have any import here? :)

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I would absolutely support playing the anthem on Sr. Day. I would absolutely support having the Aussie flag flying at all times. No questions asked. I've been to the country and have great friends who are Australian. That's not my issue.

 

The anthem, for every day purposes, is a revered tradition and HOCKEY is the only sport in the U.S. (other than world events) that has another, and only the Canadian, anthem played. The Canadian schools, and junior leagues, return the favor ONLY when a U.S. team comes to play. Believe me, our Canadian offices are located in Kitchener and I've watched a ton of college and pro games in Kitchener, Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, and London, ON. Some traditions are meant to be kept.

 

In fact, as for my former statement, I am surprised that the school hasn't already put up the Australian, Danish and Georgian flags. It would be a nice touch to hang them somewhere.

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I would absolutely support playing the anthem on Sr. Day. I would absolutely support having the Aussie flag flying at all times. No questions asked. I've been to the country and have great friends who are Australian. That's not my issue.

 

The anthem, for every day purposes, is a revered tradition and HOCKEY is the only sport (other than world events) that has another, and only the Canadian anthem played. Some traditions are meant to be kept.

 

In fact, as for my former statement, I am surprised that the school hasn't already put up the Australian, Danish and Georgian flags. It would be a nice touch to hang them somewhere.

 

Your point makes sense. I think hanging the flags at all times and playing anthems on senior day would be the right approach. And the flags would be really cool. Maybe they can take down the Binghamton and Stony Brook flags while they are up there. :)

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I can't believe I am joining this conversation but we did play the Aussie national anthem in honor of Australia Day in 2012. Australia Day is on January 26 each year.

That seemed like a nice gesture. Please let's get back to news about the recruits.

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