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ibanezist00
11-02-2014, 10:11 AM
No question that Kasdorf is a great goalie ..... and that RPI has good defense. This year the ECAC has lots of very good goalies. However, thus far this year he does not even show up in the top 39 goalies (GAA) but I am sure he will ...

Goaltending Leaders
(Minimum 33% of team's total minutes needed to qualify)
Rk Name GP W-L-T MIN GA SV SV% GAA
1 Dalton Izyk, So, Robert Morris 4 4-0-0 239:49 3 128 .977 0.7506
2 Mathias Dahlstr�m, Jr, Northern Michigan 6 5-0-1 364:43 5 132 .964 0.8226
3 Mitch Gillam, So, Cornell 1 0-0-1 65:00 1 38 .974 0.9231
4 Matt O'Connor, Jr, Boston University 4 3-1-0 238:47 5 115 .958 1.2564
5 Charlie Finn, So, Colgate 8 6-2-0 475:04 10 179 .947 1.2630
6 Jamie Phillips, Jr, Michigan Tech 6 6-0-0 359:18 8 157 .952 1.3359
7 Tyler Steel, So, Brown 2 1-0-0 87:21 2 38 .950 1.3738
8 Ryan Massa, Sr, Nebraska-Omaha 5 4-0-1 304:59 7 138 .952 1.3771
9 Brody Hoffman, Jr, Vermont 4 3-0-1 244:42 6 89 .937 1.4712
10 Cal Petersen, Fr, Notre Dame 5 3-1-1 304:18 8 152 .950 1.5774
11 Evan Cowley, So, Denver 6 4-2-0 348:26 10 151 .938 1.7220
12 Tim Ernst, So, Brown 1 1-0-0 32:39 1 16 .941 1.8377
13 Colin Stevens, Sr, Union 7 5-2-0 390:35 12 186 .939 1.8434
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34 Kyle Hayton, Fr, St. Lawrence 8 4-3-1 489:11 18 276 .939 2.2078
35 Michael Bitzer, Fr, Bemidji State 3 2-1-0 180:00 7 78 .918 2.3333
36 Parker Gahagen, So, Army 5 2-2-1 303:20 12 158 .929 2.3736
37 Rob Nichols, So, Connecticut 6 1-3-2 344:49 14 185 .930 2.4361
38 Sean Cahill, Sr, Alaska 4 2-2-0 244:19 10 126 .926 2.4558
39 Matt Ginn, Sr, Holy Cross 8 2-4-2 484:45 20 240 .923 2.4755


Read more: http://www.uscho.com/stats/overall/division-i-men/2014-2015/#ixzz3HvOmiCsb

and he is at 30th (lowest reported) in save percentage

17 Colin Stevens, Sr, Union 7 .939
Kyle Hayton, Fr, St. Lawrence 8 .939
19 Evan Cowley, So, Denver 6 .938
20 Brody Hoffman, Jr, Vermont 4 .937
21 Carmine Guerriero, So, Alabama-Huntsville 4 .936
22 Matthew Skoff, Jr, Penn State 8 .932
23 Zane McIntyre, Jr, North Dakota 7 .931
24 Rob Nichols, So, Connecticut 6 .930
25 Parker Gahagen, So, Army 5 .929
Thatcher Demko, So, Boston College 6 .929
27 Tommy Burke, Jr, Bowling Green 3 .928
28 Sean Cahill, Sr, Alaska 4 .926
Terry Shafer, Jr, Robert Morris 4 .926
30 Jason Kasdorf, Jr, Rensselaer 7 .924

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/stats/overall/division-i-men/2014-2015/#ixzz3HvN37rhI

A good test for him will be this weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth.

Good point and research, but this is all statistically insignificant for a lot of reasons. Time will tell. I think ECAC goaltending in general is top notch.

Wholin1
11-02-2014, 10:22 AM
I love this quote from RB commenting on the power shortage on the power play, it epitomizes the mindset that Union Hockey adheres to to reach the heights. No whining, no excuses. "Whether you're a freshman or a senior, you're a hockey player and you are here for a reason...you are either going to provide value on it or not. We never make excuses here. We're going to make an audit on those guys on the power play. If they're not making it, they're not going to be on it. It's that simple."

ibanezist00
11-02-2014, 10:34 AM
I love this quote from RB commenting on the power shortage on the power play, it epitomizes the mindset that Union Hockey adheres to to reach the heights. No whining, no excuses. "Whether you're a freshman or a senior, you're a hockey player and you are here for a reason...you are either going to provide value on it or not. We never make excuses here. We're going to make an audit on those guys on the power play. If they're not making it, they're not going to be on it. It's that simple."

"You must spread some reputation around before giving it to Wholin1 again." Thanks for the kind words, and great series this weekend, I'm feeling better about your coach after words like these.

AspyDad
11-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Union will win tonight

Nostradamus

johnk
11-02-2014, 11:11 AM
This team will be fine. Ran into a team that was more hungry on Friday night, and got some very good goaltending on Saturday night. It would be nice to finally have 2 of the top teams in the ECAC coming from the CD. Playing your best hockey in March is way more important than October and after last year, Union will clearly getting every other teams best shot. Bennett is still figuring out how to integrate the freshmen and also waiting to see what upper classmen will step up. Foo and Shier look very talented.

Wholin1
11-02-2014, 01:48 PM
The NY Rangers are down to 4 available defenseman due to injuries and a suspension. Mat Bodie may get his first NHL action if he gets the callup from Hartford.

Dutchman
11-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Weekend concludes with three ECAC teams going up against 3 HE teams. Our Connecticut brethren did good. Yale and Lyons looked very very strong against Connecticut. QU showed a lot being down by two to come back and defeat NU. These two OC wins gives the ECAC the best league record against HE and we are the only league HE has less than .500 I am very impressed with Yale. QU showed lots of guts. Merrimack came away with a win against Princeton, but lots of loose filings :)

Wholin1
11-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Mat Bodie does not get the call up from Rangers.

UnionFan4Life
11-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Bodie and Welsh lead their respective AHL teams in scoring. Jooris is the first Union player to have a multi-goal NHL game.

UFan
11-03-2014, 08:14 AM
If Saturday is any indication of things to come, good. I consider Friday's game an anomaly.
On Saturday, I saw very decent shots on goal, face of wins, more simple hockey, finished hits, good forecheck, fairly even lines, good freshmen and a very disciplined team. If we can keep doing this, we'll be fine. Too bad it wasn't a split...
What we didn't have on Saturday was a decent power play unit. When the other team is running all over you, pass the puck around without trying anything fancy until the defense gets tired. Make them run around the ice for 1 minute and 30 seconds and they'll be gassed out ; then you get quality chances. Also on Saturday, too many dumps and chase that led to nothing (goes back to not playing well against team that defend high), and the usual no-look passes that lead to turnovers (practice should fix this). Once we can get this going, scoring will come.

And let's not forget RPI's goalie who won the game for them.

Kepler
11-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Union's going to be fine. Their system is more demanding than most teams in the conference, so it makes sense that when replacing important people they will wobble in November. BU under Parker did that for decades. It sure didn't hurt them in March.

UnionFan4Life
11-03-2014, 09:37 AM
If Saturday is any indication of things to come, good. I consider Friday's game an anomaly.
On Saturday, I saw very decent shots on goal, face of wins, more simple hockey, finished hits, good forecheck, fairly even lines, good freshmen and a very disciplined team. If we can keep doing this, we'll be fine. Too bad it wasn't a split...
What we didn't have on Saturday was a decent power play unit. When the other team is running all over you, pass the puck around without trying anything fancy until the defense gets tired. Make them run around the ice for 1 minute and 30 seconds and they'll be gassed out ; then you get quality chances. Also on Saturday, too many dumps and chase that led to nothing (goes back to not playing well against team that defend high), and the usual no-look passes that lead to turnovers (practice should fix this). Once we can get this going, scoring will come.

And let's not forget RPI's goalie who won the game for them.
Well said. I think we were spoiled defensively last year with the two headed monster of Bodie and Ghost. It's taking time for Vasacuro and Gingras to step up and the rest of the underclassmen obviously need to gain more experience. As I previously mentioned, I'd like to see Connor Light in the lineup soon. The kid is a blue chip prospect, big and physical d-man. I fear we may lose him to a transfer if he's not happy with playing time.

rdf8585
11-03-2014, 11:37 AM
Video of Jooris' two goals last night: http://bit.ly/1ws4393

lugnut92
11-03-2014, 02:33 PM
It’s obviously very early in the season, but I’ve gotten my season simulator fired up to see what KRACH says the final standings will be. I update every Sunday based on the week's games. Come have a look in the thread (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?111013-ECAC-Projected-Standings-2014-15)!

UnionFan4Life
11-03-2014, 05:09 PM
It’s obviously very early in the season, but I’ve gotten my season simulator fired up to see what KRACH says the final standings will be. I update every Sunday based on the week's games. Come have a look in the thread (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?111013-ECAC-Projected-Standings-2014-15)!
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital."

Dutchman
11-03-2014, 08:04 PM
On November 9th, 2013, we were 3-3-2 and had just lost to Colgate 5-3. We were not ranked in any poll and got no votes. RPI was ranked 10th in the USCHO and was 6-2-2. There is just no telling how things will turn out this early in the season.

Nottme
11-04-2014, 06:25 AM
On November 9th, 2013, we were 3-3-2 and had just lost to Colgate 5-3. We were not ranked in any poll and got no votes. RPI was ranked 10th in the USCHO and was 6-2-2. There is just no telling how things will turn out this early in the season.

This is a different team however your point is well taken, but I don't think U will have just 3 losses after November 8 either.

Union93
11-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Kinkaid call up to NJD

http://theahl.com/stats/transactions.php

Dutchman
11-04-2014, 12:05 PM
"Playing what we call Union College Hockey .... being really aggressive .... finishing hits .... and being really hard to play against." Quote last year from Daniel Carr. Win, lose or draw ... this is what I would like to see this weekend ...

rdf8585
11-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Vecchione was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month (http://t.co/DtWEy0o1tt) today.