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Hokydad
06-02-2015, 08:31 AM
Accari signed......

boblav1
06-02-2015, 10:14 AM
Accari signed......

Mark Divver ‏@MarkDivver 2h
Noel Acciari helped @FriarsHockey build a championship culture. He has an NCAA title, a PC diploma and now a two-year deal with @NHLBruins

The Zlax45
06-02-2015, 12:24 PM
Accari signed......

Stock wasn't going to get much higher

F O F room fan
06-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Accari signed......

Good luck Noel. I must be selfish but wanted you back for one more year. Perfect time for him to sign and he gets to play in Providence to start his pro career. Not a bad last couple of months.

The Zlax45
06-05-2015, 01:39 PM
Not a fan of this hire at all

http://www.friars.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/060515aaa.html

satking
06-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Good maybe you will spread your venom on him and leave the players alone

Not a fan of this hire at all

http://www.friars.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/060515aaa.html

C-H-C
06-05-2015, 05:09 PM
"Scott Borek Becomes Associate Head Coach at Providence" (http://unhhockeyblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/scott-borek-becomes-associate-head.html)

The Zlax45
06-05-2015, 09:58 PM
Stole this from the UNH board on their recruiting under Borek...major drop off

McCloskey Hired 1992
Commit Date First Name Last Name JrTeam League Year
11/4/1992 Dean Woodman Wexford Raiders MJBHL 1993
11/4/1992 Eric Boguniecki Westminster Prep NEPSAC 1993
11/12/1992 Tom Nolan Avon Old Farms NEPSAC 1993
11/13/1992 Brian Larochelle Phillips Exeter NEPSAC 1993
11/15/1992 Tim Murray Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 1993
10/15/1993 Rob Gagnon Avon Old Farms NEPSAC 1994
11/15/1993 Pat Bottino NECDL Classics EJHL 1994
11/30/1993 Eric Nickulas Cushing Prep NEPSAC 1994
12/15/1993 Mark Mowers Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 1994
6/10/1994 Dylan Dellezay Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 1994
11/22/1994 Derek Bekar Powell River Kings BCJHL 1995
11/22/1994 Ryan Harris Culver Military Prep 1995
11/28/1994 Steve O'Brien Catholic Memorial MA HS 1995
2/21/1995 Brad Erbsland NECDL Classics EJHL 1995
3/17/1995 Jason Krog Chilliwack Chiefs BCJHL 1995
4/4/1995 Christian Bragnalo Thunder Bay Flyers USHL 1995
6/5/1995 Chad Onufrechuk Chilliwack Chiefs BCJHL 1995
7/2/1995 Mike Souza Wakefield MA HS 1996
7/10/1995 Ryan Bencurik Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 1995
8/20/1995 Sean Matile Vernon Lakers BCJHL 1995
1/14/1996 Jayme Filipowicz Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 1996
1/27/1996 John Sadowski Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 1996
1/28/1996 Jay Shipulski Tabor Academy NEPSAC 1996
1/28/1996 Eric Soltys Notre Dame Hounds SJHL 1997
2/5/1996 Brad English Powell River Paper Kings BCHL 1996
3/6/1996 Dan Enders Green Bay Gamblers USHL 1996
7/10/1996 Eric Lind Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 1997
8/11/1996 Brendon McEniry Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 1996
10/4/1996 Sean Austin Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 1997
2/7/1997 Mark White Avon Old Farms NEPSAC 1997
2/25/1997 Corey-Joe Ficek St.Pauls Prep NEPSAC 1997
3/2/1997 Matt Swain Oakville Blades OPJHL 1997
3/25/1997 Matt Carney Phillips Exeter NEPSAC 1999
5/14/1997 Ty Conklin Green Bay Gamblers USHL 1997
5/15/1997 Johnny Rogers Wexford Raiders MJBHL 1997
8/28/1997 Ryan Cordeiro Catholic Memorial MA HS 1998
.......[McCloskey at Dartmouth 97-98]
7/11/1998 Kevin Truelson Archbishop Williams MA HS 1999
9/16/1998 Patrick Foley US National U-17 USHL 1999
10/11/1998 Garrett Stafford Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 1999
11/12/1998 Lanny Gare Vernon Vipers BCHL 1999
12/30/1998 Colin Hemingway Surrey Eagles BCHL 1999
2/13/1999 Jim Abbott St.Louis Sting NAHL 1999
4/11/1999 Josh Prudden Phillips Exeter NEPSAC 1999
4/16/1999 Tyler Scott Upper Canada College Prep 1999
7/10/1999 Mick Mounsey Avon Old Farms NEPSAC 2000
8/3/1999 Steve Saviano Reading MA HS 2000
10/7/1999 Mike Lubesnick Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 2000
11/18/1999 Nathan Martz Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 2000
12/1/1999 Travis Banga Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 2000
12/3/1999 Robbie Barker Sioux Falls USHL 2001
12/6/1999 Michael Ayers Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 2000
3/3/2000 Justin Aikins Langley Hornets BCHL 2001
3/8/2000 Tim Horst Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2000
6/10/2000 Sean Collins Reading MA HS 2001
6/14/2000 Ed Caron Phillips Exeter NEPSAC 2001
6/21/2000 Preston Callander Lincoln Stars USHL 2001
7/5/2000 Matt Hoppe Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2000
11/15/2000 Tyson Teplitsky Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 2001
5/9/2001 Brian Yandle Cushing Prep NEPSAC 2002
6/6/2001 Michael Hutchins Des Moines Bucaneers USHL 2002
8/6/2001 Jeff Pietrasiak Berkshire Prep NEPSAC 2002
2/27/2002 Andrew Leach Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 2002
3/29/2002 A.J. Bucchino Avon Old Farms NEPSAC 2003
4/22/2002 Brett Hemingway Coquitlam Express BCHL 2003
5/3/2002 Mark Kolanos Calgary Royals AJHL 2002
5/9/2002 Daniel Winnik Wexford Raiders OPJHL 2003

BOREK Hired 6/17/2002
Commit Date First Name Last Name JrTeam League Year
7/29/2002 Dan Travis Deerfield Prep NEPSAC 2003
7/29/2002 Kevin Regan Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2004
9/12/2002 Jacob Micflikier Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 2003
9/30/2002 Brian Pouliot Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2004
10/15/2002 Matt Fornataro Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2004
10/29/2002 Josh Ciocco Vernon Vipers BCHL 2003
11/2/2002 John Doherty NH Jr.Monarchs EJHL 2003
2/11/2003 Mike Radja Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2004
2/22/2003 Chris Murray Cushing Prep NEPSAC 2003
4/1/2003 Shawn Vinz Cedar Rapids USHL 2003
5/22/2003 Kevin Kapstad Governor Dummer NEPSAC 2005
8/26/2003 Alan Thompson Chicago Steel USHL 2005
10/22/2003 Jerry Pollastrone Salisbury Prep NEPSAC 2005
11/25/2003 Brad Flaishans Texas Tornado NAHL 2004
11/27/2003 Greg Collins Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2005
11/29/2003 Craig Switzer Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 2004
12/13/2003 Keith Yandle Cushing Prep NEPSAC 2005
3/3/2004 Peter Leblanc Hamilton Red Wings OPJHL 2006
4/27/2004 Brian Foster NH Jr.Monarchs EJHL 2006
8/19/2004 Mike Borisenok Green Bay Gamblers USHL 2008
10/28/2004 Trevor Smith Omaha Lancers USHL 2005
11/9/2004 Thomas Fortney Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2005
1/27/2005 Joe Charlebois Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2005
3/1/2005 Jamie Fritsch NH Jr.Monarchs EJHL 2005
4/21/2005 Kirk Manke Capital District EJHL 2005
6/10/2005 Nick Krates Omaha Lancers USHL 2006
9/4/2005 Bobby Butler Boston Jr.Bruins EJHL 2006
11/4/2005 Danny Rossman Jr.Warriors EJHL 2006
11/19/2005 David Kolomatis USNDPT 2007
11/21/2005 James Van Riemsdyk USNDPT 2007
1/8/2006 Phil DeSimone Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2007
7/24/2006 Will O'Neill Omaha Lancers USHL 2007
9/4/2006 Steve Moses Boston Jr.Bruins EJHL 2008
9/4/2006 Greg Burke Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2009
10/18/2006 Paul Thompson NH Jr.Monarchs EJHL 2007
1/4/2007 Mike Beck Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2007
1/16/2007 Blake Kessel Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2008
1/18/2007 Mike Sislo Green Bay Gamblers USHL 2007
2/2/2007 Matt Campanale Green Mountain Glades EJHL 2007
3/2/2007 Matt White Omaha Lancers USHL 2009
3/20/2007 Greg Manz Choate Prep NEPSAC 2007
3/22/2007 Matt Digirolamo Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2008
4/7/2007 Danny Dries Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2007
4/19/2007 Danny Vranek Eden Prairie MN HS 2007
6/4/2007 Kevin McCarey USNDPT 2008
9/4/2007 Ryan Bourque USNDPT 2009
12/10/2007 John Henrion USNDPT 2009
12/18/2007 Damon Kipp Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 2008
2/10/2008 Tyler Scott South Kent NEPSAC 2008
2/18/2008 Brett Kostolansky Chicago Steel USHL 2009
2/18/2008 Joey Laleggia Penticton Vees BCHL 2010
4/15/2008 Connor Hardowa Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 2009
7/30/2008 Grayson Downing Westside Warriors BCHL 2011
9/6/2008 Jeff Silengo Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2010
10/7/2008 Cam Reid Westside Warriors BCHL 2009
12/15/2008 Eric Chevrier Cushing Prep NEPSAC 2011
1/22/2009 Kyle Smith Boston Jr.Bruins EJHL 2012
2/8/2009 Justin Agosta Indiana Ice USHL 2010
3/3/2009 Nick Sorkin Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2010
3/4/2009 Jamie Hill Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2012
3/15/2009 Jeff Wyer Valley Jr.Warriors EJHL 2010
4/28/2009 Scott Pavelski Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2009
5/5/2009 Ansel Ivens-Anderson NJ Hitmen EJHL 2009
5/8/2009 Austin Block Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL 2009
8/1/2009 Cody Campbell Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2011
8/4/2009 Dalton Speelman Green Bay Gamblers USHL 2009
8/24/2009 Eric Knodel Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 2010
10/7/2009 Kevin Goumas Indiana Ice USHL 2010
10/28/2009 Casey Thrush Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 2011
11/20/2009 Jay Camper Chicago Steel USHL 2011
1/13/2010 Trevor Van Riemsdyk NH Jr.Monarchs EJHL 2011
3/25/2010 Mike Vecchione Tri-City Storm USHL 2012
4/18/2010 Maxim Gaudreault Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2012
10/19/2010 Dan Correale Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 2012
10/20/2010 Dylan Maller Tri-City Storm USHL 2013
10/28/2010 Casey DeSmith Indiana Ice USHL 2011
12/28/2010 Brett Pesce NJ Hitmen EJHL 2012
12/29/2010 Ryan Randall NH Jr.Monarchs EJHL 2011
12/29/2010 Tyler Kelleher USNDPT USHL 2013
1/22/2011 Matt Willows NJ Hitmen EJHL 2011
2/9/2011 Andrew Poturalski Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2014
2/11/2011 Mike McNicholas Vernon Vipers BCHL 2014
3/17/2011 Matias Cleland Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 2013
8/24/2011 Collin MacDonald NJ Hitmen EJHL 2012
8/26/2011 Shane Eiserman Dubuque Fighting Saints USHL 2014
8/29/2011 Jordan Masters NJ Hitmen EJHL 2014
9/18/2011 Jason Kalinowski Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2015
12/14/2011 Harry Quast Bay State Breakers EJHL 2012
2/16/2012 Jamie Regan Philadelphia Revolution EJHL 2012
2/21/2012 Dylan Chanter Merritt Centennials BCHL 2014
4/4/2012 Cameron Marks Coquitlam Express BCHL 2014
8/17/2012 Charlie Kelleher Jr.Bruins USPHL 2016
8/27/2012 Patrick Grasso Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 2015
9/10/2012 Liam Darcy Green Bay Gamblers USHL 2016
9/25/2012 Adam Clark Salmon Arm Silverbacks BCHL 2014
10/12/2012 Joseph Masonius USNDPT 2015
11/16/2012 Brendan Van Riemsdyk Middlesex Islanders USPHL 2015
2/18/2013 Warren Foegele St.Andrews College Prep 2014
3/22/2013 Danny Tirone Cedar Rapids Roughriders USHL 2015
4/2/2013 Ara Nazarian Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 2015
4/23/2013 Collin Bourque NE Wolves Atlantic 2013
5/30/2013 Jason Salvaggio Indiana Ice USHL 2014
6/10/2013 Nick Nonis Powell River Kings BCHL 2016
8/1/2013 Rich Boyd Cushing Prep NEPSAC 2014
8/19/2013 Aaron O'Neill Green Bay Gamblers USHL 2017
9/11/2013 John Furgele NJ Hitmen USPHL 2014
9/25/2013 Marcus Vela Langley Rivermen BCHL 2016
11/20/2013 Chris Miller Boston jr.Bruins USPHL 2016
2/25/2014 Justin Fregona Langley Rivermen BCHL 2016
3/29/2014 Joey Cipollone 2017
4/9/2014 Jake Ryczek Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2017
7/8/2014 Eric Esposito 2017
8/13/2014 Mike Robinson Boston Jr.Bruins USPHL 2017
10/6/2014 Liam Blackburn West Kelowna Warriors BCHL 2016
10/16/2014 Jason O'Neill USHL 2017
12/14/2014 Joel Farabee 2019
1/29/2015 Frankie Cefalu Walpole Express EHL 2015

cavbim
06-06-2015, 04:59 AM
Zlax I am going to begin by admitting I would have loved to have picked up the hottest young coach and not some retread

That said look at 2 things, one is this tweet from Jeff Cox

@JeffCoxSports: Leaman seems to prefer mix of experience and youth among his assistants if you look back so this fits the bill. https://twitter.com/sbncollegepuck/status/606913834385833984

The other just go steal Hokey's very rational response in that same UNH thread

A couple of other points most likely the hottest young coach in college hockey right now is Benny having played a major role in building the last 2 national champions. He left in part to position himself as the successor to one of his early mentors which will in theory be an opening that comes far sooner than the Providence job.

To Cox's point it seems no matter how good a coach you are wise council from some veteran who has been around the block can still be handy. Kind of like the bench coach on many MLB teams--some retread who has years of experience. In that respect I feel more comfortable with Borek than Russell.

Expanding on Hokey's point all of PC's recruiting goes directly through Leaman. When it time to close the deal the kid already knows Leaman, not like what the UNH fans say where Umile sweeps in after the assistant has set up the deal. In recruiting for PC the key ability is to be able to Identify the talent and to be a solid evaluator.

Lastly I am under the impression that Mayotte was the recruiting coordinator at SLU and that was his not Miller's responsibility last year so I doubt Borek will have the exact same responsibilities with the Friars

Hokydad
06-06-2015, 07:18 AM
Good points Cav
I would put it this way.
What a great year and experience for the entire PC community from the players all the way down to the casual fan.
Leaman is the one consistent and if anyone gets a "I will defer to your judgment", it is him. Do we really think he didn't factor in every variable for this hire? Every single one? Borek must fit a specific role/duty that Leaman has in store for him. A specific role, just like the one Miller had. Borek has a long diverse resume with several very good programs. Has very good connections in BCHL, which adds to their current ties in USHL.
Even if it doesn't work out, I still would defer to Leaman and give him a pass
Russell
Barr
Miller
Borek
Doesn't really matter as long as Leaman is in charge.

Will be interested to see if they get to go to the White House after Union being snubbed last year. Not sure why. Especially with their alumni connections

cavbim
06-06-2015, 10:34 AM
One other point. That list Zlax got of Borek and MacCloskey's recruits is impressive.

However interesting the UNH folks break it down by assistant ( and obviously keeping the same head coach may make that obvious). I have thought about a PC list I would label it by head coach (again maybe fairly obvious since for the first 2 the key assistant was the same--Berard). At this point if you took Pooley second half of his PC career from the group brought in in September of 2000 it would be 6 classes, Army gets 5 classes with next September since he overlapped Army's last class with some late replacement (Mauerman in particular) 5 for Leaman.

To begin with I would see how weak the Army recruits were and where they fell proved it. I have often heard he was so hands on but without a direction, a vision, and largely worked at cross purposes to what Berard accomplished (also note how Bennett flourished after Army sent him packing because he worked with a coach who had a vision). However look at Pooley's list and this is post Rask-Schaefer-Jon D-Fegoe. He got Wild, Woods, Regan Kelly, Darth Platt, Rheault, McDonald and solid guys like Chaput and Zingoni among his recruits. Still he got mediocre results and part of the time he still had the class of '03. I venture to say Pooley was clearly lacking in charisma but more importantly either because of where sports was being relegated or because of the lack of charisma, maybe credit ability he could not tie the vision he had together and get the most out of his players. Starting basically from scratch post 3 last place finishes with no better players than those Pooley players, but a clear plan and vision Leaman delivered a national championship.

Going a bit further beside what appears to be a bias toward Leaman from the start, it was clear the 2 finalist Leaman and Quinn each had a vision. The third finalist Cavanagh, at the very least could not articulate such a vision in his inert view (and it appears in other interviews)

Now in regards to that list from UNH. Maybe what Whistling Dick benefitted most from McCliskey was he had an assistant with a vision who could see the whole picture of the proper blend of players. Borek maybe lacks that vision, can realize good players since there are plenty of good players to his credit, he just lacks that vision. At PC that vision is coming from Leaman directly..

Let's face it McCloskey got a head job with an elite program even if it was on the women's side, that still might be a better job that some of the Atlantic teams and CHA teams beginning to rise the slightly above 40 Division 1 teams when McCloskey began to 60 now

That brings up the other point McCloskey had less competition to go up against than Borek does today. It's also possible like PC dip at the turn of the century there is less administrative support now at UNH than 15 years ago (point their women's team is truly in a funk). Borek also worked for grandpa Umile while McCliskey worked for legacy building Umile. Maybe it matters players McCloskey was competing for we're not the BC BU targets, but the UML PC targets and Borek has to make a much better case to wangle those guys into his camp since those 2 teams have evolved into solid teams Also if I'm not mistaken the Whitt was brand new when McCloskey recruited, now Borek at least according to some UNH people finds the facilities a handicap.

The Zlax45
06-08-2015, 12:43 AM
That brings up the other point McCloskey had less competition to go up against than Borek does today. It's also possible like PC dip at the turn of the century there is less administrative support now at UNH than 15 years ago (point their women's team is truly in a funk). Borek also worked for grandpa Umile while McCliskey worked for legacy building Umile. Maybe it matters players McCloskey was competing for we're not the BC BU targets, but the UML PC targets and Borek has to make a much better case to wangle those guys into his camp since those 2 teams have evolved into solid teams Also if I'm not mistaken the Whitt was brand new when McCloskey recruited, now Borek at least according to some UNH people finds the facilities a handicap.

The Whitt opened in 95

McCloskey recruited very good college players at UNH whileBorek has had some high level success with JvR there is less depth there.

Just my two cents...we will see what happens but I am going on the record that I don't like it.

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
06-08-2015, 01:55 AM
The Whitt opened in 95

McCloskey recruited very good college players at UNH whileBorek has had some high level success with JvR there is less depth there.

Just my two cents...we will see what happens but I am going on the record that I don't like it.

I'll go on record as saying that Providence will perennially be in the top 3 of Hockey East for as long as Leaman is the head coach, with or without Borek.

PC91
06-08-2015, 08:47 AM
I'll go on record as saying that Providence will perennially be in the top 3 of Hockey East for as long as Leaman is the head coach, with or without Borek.

I second that emotion! :)

Hokydad
06-08-2015, 12:26 PM
I second that emotion! :)

exactly

even with our championship team last year we hiccupped our way into 2nd last year, could have just as easily been 5th,
crazy league

Cav
I am not by the way 100% convinced that Armys last team with Gillies in net would have been that bad. look at the difference in numbers vs him and Beaudry. Pretty substantial. They made it to Garden following year with mostly Army's players.

http://hockeyeastonline.com/men/pc/stats11.php


PC goalies last year were 941 save % and 1.67 GA
PC with Beaudry his last year with Army was 897 save % and 3.40 GA

That hides a lot of flaws. Oconnor, Mackinnon, Shaller, Germain, Farrar, Bergland , Kramer were pretty hard workers and had some talent.
It worked out perfect but a great goalie can make flaws into a, "oh that was close, vs F" moment. Think last minute vs BU in Garden. Not many make that save outside Gillies.

kdiff77
06-08-2015, 12:43 PM
I'll go on record as saying that Providence will perennially be in the top 3 of Hockey East for as long as Leaman is the head coach, with or without Borek.

Don't they have some killer recruiting classes coming in, too? I wouldn't bet against Leaman regardless of the talent he has at his disposal, but I also recall seeing several very highly-touted recruits committing to Providence. The biggest question, really, is if Ellis can play at a level that isn't a significant downgrade from Gillies.

kdiff77
06-08-2015, 12:53 PM
While I'm on this thread - I liked last year's Mayor's Cup format better than this year's. You could really feel the hostility building between the two teams as they faced each other in back-to-back games, and having the two encounters spread out over the course of two months this year might hinder that and lower the intensity level.

Nevertheless, I think the two-game format is a very good idea overall. I do wish Bryant and URI would start D-1 programs, so we could have a Beanpot-esque statewide tournament at the Dunk, and have the Mayor's Cup be a separate single game between PC and Brown.

The Zlax45
06-09-2015, 01:19 AM
Don't they have some killer recruiting classes coming in, too? I wouldn't bet against Leaman regardless of the talent he has at his disposal, but I also recall seeing several very highly-touted recruits committing to Providence. The biggest question, really, is if Ellis can play at a level that isn't a significant downgrade from Gillies.

Doubt Ellis is the "everyday" starter by mid season as Hawkey was drafted last year by the Canadiens and highly touted more so than Ellis was ever"

The Zlax45
06-09-2015, 01:21 AM
While I'm on this thread - I liked last year's Mayor's Cup format better than this year's. You could really feel the hostility building between the two teams as they faced each other in back-to-back games, and having the two encounters spread out over the course of two months this year might hinder that and lower the intensity level.

Nevertheless, I think the two-game format is a very good idea overall. I do wish Bryant and URI would start D-1 programs, so we could have a Beanpot-esque statewide tournament at the Dunk, and have the Mayor's Cup be a separate single game between PC and Brown.

I think Bryant would start hockey before URI because Bryant president is a sports fanatic with how he deals with many of his sports teams...look at who coaches the lacrosse team and the amount of money that school has for athletic facilities

satking
06-09-2015, 06:39 AM
URI has a very good club hockey program and at one point were considering going to D1 but that seems to have ended, the rink is decent but not great to watch a game.....agree Bryant is really going sports and could be in hockey soon