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hockeyenthusiast
02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
BTW, Jeff was playing with McIntyre from Colgate and Zalewski from CT. Great to see 3 ECAC players.

Fixed it :)

TchrBill
02-21-2011, 09:08 PM
Hey Brown fans...just reminiscing about your amazing, late run last season. Definitely serves as an inspiration for others in the playoffs. Good luck Bears.

Euler18
02-21-2011, 10:01 PM
Chris H's recruit page has an additional commitment for 2011 on 1/21 from a Massino Lamacchia, a leading scorer in the BCHL. He looks promising. Euler, I know that you don't like to comment on recruits, but is this the last of Brendan's 2011 class? By my count he has 8 players coming in next year.

Mike: I know how dedicated a fan you are and how excited you've been about the direction in which Brendan is taking the hockey program, so I wish I could answer your question. Unfortunately, NCAA rules don't permit me to make public comments on prospects until they officially accept Brown's offer of admission, which normally only happens in April.

kdiff77
02-22-2011, 11:56 PM
Well, this team seems to have found some consistency. It has no trouble losing games whatsoever.

StayPuftMMcu
02-23-2011, 07:50 AM
Mike: I know how dedicated a fan you are and how excited you've been about the direction in which Brendan is taking the hockey program, so I wish I could answer your question. Unfortunately, NCAA rules don't permit me to make public comments on prospects until they officially accept Brown's offer of admission, which normally only happens in April.

Don't take this the wrong way, I'm just curious...

If NCAA rules prohibit you from making comments until official acceptance of admission (as opposed to letters of intent or commitments), I assume you must have some direct tie, inside track to the inner workings of the team, or NCAA affiliation that allows them to prohibit you. How are you tied to the team?

DarthBruno
02-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Brendan wants to rebuild the Brown program on two pillars: skating ability up front, and mobility at defense.

In light of this, I found Brendan's quote in today's Brown Daily Herald* interesting:
"Our problem is that we can't score. We don't have naturally gifted guys around the net." (He was discussing Brown's lack of scoring in spite of out-shooting other teams.)

Where, oh where, is our next Damian Prescott?


* Source: http://www.browndailyherald.com/bears-lose-maclellan-12-pick-up-one-point-in-ecac-1.2478270

Mike Hutter
02-23-2011, 10:24 PM
In light of this, I found Brendan's quote in today's Brown Daily Herald* interesting:
"Our problem is that we can't score. We don't have naturally gifted guys around the net." (He was discussing Brown's lack of scoring in spite of out-shooting other teams.)

Where, oh where, is our next Damian Prescott?


* Source: http://www.browndailyherald.com/bears-lose-maclellan-12-pick-up-one-point-in-ecac-1.2478270

Looks like he might be among those in next year's class who are listed as committed on Chris H's page. That class has as much if not more potential than this year's incoming class.

KFBS
02-24-2011, 11:31 AM
In light of this, I found Brendan's quote in today's Brown Daily Herald* interesting:
"Our problem is that we can't score. We don't have naturally gifted guys around the net." (He was discussing Brown's lack of scoring in spite of out-shooting other teams.)

Where, oh where, is our next Damian Prescott?


* Source: http://www.browndailyherald.com/bears-lose-maclellan-12-pick-up-one-point-in-ecac-1.2478270

He could be in the Freshman class. Prescott didn't exactly set the world on fire in his freshman and sophomore years. Give these guys a chance to develop.

Mike Hutter
02-25-2011, 10:53 AM
Looking forward to games tonight and tomorrow. With a good effort there is a chance to finish 7th and home ice but even 8th and home ice will do. Hopefully the alumni weekend will add to attendance. I trust the Atheletics department is trying to get the student body to attend. LARGE CROWD WOULD BE GREAT!

FlagDUDE08
02-25-2011, 11:33 AM
Looking forward to games tonight and tomorrow. With a good effort there is a chance to finish 7th and home ice but even 8th and home ice will do. Hopefully the alumni weekend will add to attendance. I trust the Atheletics department is trying to get the student body to attend. LARGE CROWD WOULD BE GREAT!

Good luck against Cornell tonight. Obviously the RPI fan base is hoping you guys win that one.

kdiff77
02-25-2011, 11:34 AM
I foresee a problem with tonight's crowd: Cornell always travels well and brings its band. Ordinarily, the Brown band wouldn't embarrass itself and its school, and would show up. But next door, the basketball team is playing 1st-place Harvard at the same time. This will be a big conflict for students and the band alike. The same problem persists Saturday, with Dartmouth in town for Senior Night as the hockey team's own Senior Night is unfolding vs Colgate.

Hopefully, everyone shows up for Cornell Friday, but with such a big name and good team next door (not to imagine the hockey team's morbid play of late and at home all season), it's a little hard to imagine.

kdiff77
02-25-2011, 11:36 AM
Good luck against Cornell tonight. Obviously the RPI fan base is hoping you guys win that one.

We'll be cheering for you against QU this weekend with equal ferocity. Of course, we need to get some points of our own one of these days too...

DarthBruno
02-25-2011, 12:16 PM
He could be in the Freshman class. Prescott didn't exactly set the world on fire in his freshman and sophomore years. Give these guys a chance to develop.

Very good point. Jack McLellan is another who has come on strong since freshman year. We need some good snipers around the goal. We have several new guys on D who can whale a slapshot; need the quick wristers farther inside the blue line to take goalies by surprise. Think Ihnacak but with better size and killer instinct.

Mike Hutter
02-25-2011, 09:20 PM
I foresee a problem with tonight's crowd: Cornell always travels well and brings its band. Ordinarily, the Brown band wouldn't embarrass itself and its school, and would show up. But next door, the basketball team is playing 1st-place Harvard at the same time. This will be a big conflict for students and the band alike. The same problem persists Saturday, with Dartmouth in town for Senior Night as the hockey team's own Senior Night is unfolding vs Colgate.

Hopefully, everyone shows up for Cornell Friday, but with such a big name and good team next door (not to imagine the hockey team's morbid play of late and at home all season), it's a little hard to imagine.

I was unaware of the BB conflict. I would have expected that scheduling would be done to avoid such a situation. BTW, how was the student turnout at the hockey game?

kdiff77
02-25-2011, 10:11 PM
Well, that was exhilarating!

Mike, the student turnout was pretty good, and with the band and the Cornell fans and their band, the student side was pretty packed. It was a solid crowd overall; a little less than the Dartmouth game, but better than any other game this season.

As for the game: Harry Z was on pace for about 4 or 5 goals. He was on fire. The team was beating Cornell in every aspect of the game. And then...Harry decided to be stupid, and got the WORST penalty I've ever seen. Already down a man and forechecking in the Cornell zone, he viciously hit a guy who had already passed the puck from behind, prompting his ejection and an extended 5x3. We held Cornell for the first minute of the 5x3, but eventually they wore us down and cashed in. On the ensuing extended 5x4 (the remainder of the 5-minute major), we were doing ok, but then they had a sequence where they just bottled us up and wouldn't let us get a change, and then it was 5 Reds vs Clemente and 4 exhausted skaters. Guess which side prevailed?

At this point, I was fearing a repeat of two years ago, when we were having our Worst Season Ever and they came to Meehan ranked 3rd. We went up 2-0, only to fall prey to Cornell's overwhelming talent and perseverance, and fell in overtime, 3-2. However, this time was different. 30 seconds into overtime, someone shot the puck and Iles left a juicy rebound out front. Someone was waiting there, but was heavily interfered with by a goon of a Cornell defender. While I was screaming at the officials for missing this blatant penalty, David Brownschidle swooped in from nowhere and won the game. All I saw was the red light go on in my peripherals. I went from screaming at the refs to screaming in general ;)

To take a step back, Harry Z's 2nd goal (I missed the first, unfortunately, as I arrived a bit tardy) was possibly the best I've ever seen at this level. I don't want to even try to describe it. I really hope they put a highlight reel of this game up on the Brown athletics site like they have done in the past, because it was a truly remarkable goal and I would love to watch it again.

What a game! There is not a single more exciting way to win a game.

BrunoFan00
02-25-2011, 10:32 PM
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As for the game: Harry Z was on pace for about 4 or 5 goals. He was on fire. The team was beating Cornell in every aspect of the game. And then...Harry decided to be stupid, and got the WORST penalty I've ever seen. Already down a man and forechecking in the Cornell zone, he viciously hit a guy who had already passed the puck from behind, prompting his ejection and an extended 5x3. .

It was a terrible penalty, similar to one that Aaron Volpatti would have gotten in his first or second year. It sounded bad when the Cornell player hit the boards. Harry tends to play on the edge, and obviously has to be smarter, since every referee in the league, and every team, has an axe to grind against him. I think Coach Whittet may have said something to the officials after the game about that call - but that call turned the tide of the game.


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At this point, I was fearing a repeat of two years ago, when we were having our Worst Season Ever and they came to Meehan ranked 3rd. We went up 2-0, only to fall prey to Cornell's overwhelming talent and perseverance, and fell in overtime, 3-2. However, this time was different. 30 seconds into overtime, someone shot the puck and Iles left a juicy rebound out front. Someone was waiting there, but was heavily interfered with by a goon of a Cornell defender. While I was screaming at the officials for missing this blatant penalty, David Brownschidle swooped in from nowhere and won the game. All I saw was the red light go on in my peripherals. I went from screaming at the refs to screaming in general ;)

Ditto. Brownschidle does a lot of the little things well, took about 30 faceoffs in Maclellan's absence, and potted an opportunistic shot. Mentally, I was impressed that the team found a way to win this game, considering the way the third period progressed.


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To take a step back, Harry Z's 2nd goal (I missed the first, unfortunately, as I arrived a bit tardy) was possibly the best I've ever seen at this level. I don't want to even try to describe it. I really hope they put a highlight reel of this game up on the Brown athletics site like they have done in the past, because it was a truly remarkable goal and I would love to watch it again.

What's amazing to me is that the officials missed the blatant hook. I'm quite certain that Harry did not intend to dive parallel to the ice while shooting. Mike Schaefer had a conversation with the officials midway through the second period, and after that, the Bears didn't get another power play. Ridiculous. And that's not sour grapes - just a fact.

Now we look at tomorrow with an opportunity at first round home playoffs. A win and either a Clarkson or Quinnipiac loss gives us a home series, since we could leapfrog Clarkson and I think we have the tie-break with the Q. Anything to keep us from going to Clarkson... and I was pretty impressed with tonight's crowd. Hopefully they are all back, with more in tow, to rally this team for a late February game that actually counts at Meehan.

kdiff77
02-26-2011, 02:19 AM
What's amazing to me is that the officials missed the blatant hook. I'm quite certain that Harry did not intend to dive parallel to the ice while shooting. Mike Schaefer had a conversation with the officials midway through the second period, and after that, the Bears didn't get another power play. Ridiculous. And that's not sour grapes - just a fact.


Totally agree! Especially considering that most of Cornell's players had no interest in actually winning puck battles, but instead preferred to thug it up and beat up on our much smaller players. Every guy on that team had to be over 6 feet, with the notable exception of Esposito. There was a particular instance in the 2nd when Jesse Fratkin was dumped into the boards head first on a VERY blatant cross check (I should know; I watched it happening from less than ten feet away), and no call was made. The referees didn't call Brown on anything ridiculous, but they also didn't call Cornell on ANYTHING.

Mike Hutter
02-26-2011, 09:49 AM
Well, that was exhilarating!

Mike, the student turnout was pretty good, and with the band and the Cornell fans and their band, the student side was pretty packed. It was a solid crowd overall; a little less than the Dartmouth game, but better than any other game this season.

As for the game: Harry Z was on pace for about 4 or 5 goals. He was on fire. The team was beating Cornell in every aspect of the game. And then...Harry decided to be stupid, and got the WORST penalty I've ever seen. Already down a man and forechecking in the Cornell zone, he viciously hit a guy who had already passed the puck from behind, prompting his ejection and an extended 5x3. We held Cornell for the first minute of the 5x3, but eventually they wore us down and cashed in. On the ensuing extended 5x4 (the remainder of the 5-minute major), we were doing ok, but then they had a sequence where they just bottled us up and wouldn't let us get a change, and then it was 5 Reds vs Clemente and 4 exhausted skaters. Guess which side prevailed?

At this point, I was fearing a repeat of two years ago, when we were having our Worst Season Ever and they came to Meehan ranked 3rd. We went up 2-0, only to fall prey to Cornell's overwhelming talent and perseverance, and fell in overtime, 3-2. However, this time was different. 30 seconds into overtime, someone shot the puck and Iles left a juicy rebound out front. Someone was waiting there, but was heavily interfered with by a goon of a Cornell defender. While I was screaming at the officials for missing this blatant penalty, David Brownschidle swooped in from nowhere and won the game. All I saw was the red light go on in my peripherals. I went from screaming at the refs to screaming in general ;)

To take a step back, Harry Z's 2nd goal (I missed the first, unfortunately, as I arrived a bit tardy) was possibly the best I've ever seen at this level. I don't want to even try to describe it. I really hope they put a highlight reel of this game up on the Brown athletics site like they have done in the past, because it was a truly remarkable goal and I would love to watch it again.

What a game! There is not a single more exciting way to win a game.

The Prov Journal should hire you to report on the games!! Great writeup. See you tonight - It finally stopped snowing in Albany.

Onion Man
02-26-2011, 10:50 AM
Nice win over Cornell. Brown needs to put these games away when they have leads and not have to win in OT. A win is a win.

BrunoFan00
02-26-2011, 11:51 AM
Nice win over Cornell. Brown needs to put these games away when they have leads and not have to win in OT. A win is a win.

Does anyone know if last night's misconduct will cost Harry Z a game suspension? I think it was his fifth of the season.