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Old Pio
01-07-2011, 07:31 PM
Have you gotten the back-up ice maker? I thought we were going to have to call EMS when your ice maker broke earlier this season. :D

I've invested in an industrial, gasoline powered, 435 hp ice crusher which should get the job done nicely. And I bought the long term service agreement, too. I'm good to go. :)

Dmann
01-07-2011, 08:44 PM
Despite having no DU hockey toight there are tons au games on tonight. I am watching Mich St vs Mich right now and they just called Chelios' name.- Ramage, Hextall, Chelios present. Statsny, Bourque, Geofrion recent past to name a few. How many other sons and grandsons of NHL hockey greats have played NCAA? Just something to talk about on the off week!!

Discuss

Oh God, I forgot Mullen!!!

du78
01-07-2011, 09:34 PM
Despite having no DU hockey toight there are tons au games on tonight. I am watching Mich St vs Mich right now and they just called Chelios' name.- Ramage, Hextall, Chelios present. Statsny, Bourque, Geofrion recent past to name a few. How many other sons and grandsons of NHL hockey greats have played NCAA? Just something to talk about on the off week!!

Discuss

Oh God, I forgot Mullen!!!

Off the top of my head some more DU names with fathers, grandfathers, uncles who played in the NHL.

Brian Morenz
Craig Patrick
Alex Shibicky
Peter McNab
Shawn & Kevin Dineen
Pete LoPresti
Keith Magnuson, son Kevin played at Michigan

Some non-DU names
Hull
Nystrom
Parise

Dmann
01-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Bump!!!

vizoroo
01-08-2011, 06:11 PM
On this off weekemd I was browsing the blogs and while visiting Donald Dunlop's, UAA Delusions of Grandeur ;-}, discovered that Kane LaFranchise would not be returning. It appears to be personal issues, not Bad Boyz things like the Boyz from St. Cloud.

Anyway, thought I'd check to see how Alex Carle was doing and much to my surprise he was no longer on the Anchorage South High School team, but never fear I did find him!
Just go about 4500 miles east to Meriden, New Hampshire, home of Kimball Union Academy. And yes, Alex Carle, Class of 2013, is on the Varsity Hockey team. (More surprisingly there is another player, Ryan Cole, from Anchorage on the team.)

Kimball Union Academy
Grades 9-12, PG
Founded in 1813
1300-acre campus
13 miles from Dartmouth College
317 students
27% international
75th anniversary of boys hockey--current record 12-3-0
362 miles from Philly

Hmmmmm

Puck Swami
01-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Pioneer hoops won its 6th straight game and second straight road game today, with a win over Louisiana-Monroe. DU is now 4-0 in SBC league play.

Old Pio
01-09-2011, 03:48 AM
Off the top of my head some more DU names with fathers, grandfathers, uncles who played in the NHL.

Brian Morenz
Craig Patrick
Alex Shibicky
Peter McNab
Shawn & Kevin Dineen
Pete LoPresti
Keith Magnuson, son Kevin played at Michigan

Some non-DU names
Hull
Nystrom
Parise

Of course the Hull in question WAS coming to DU, 'til he scored less than 800 on his SAT. And we came THIS close to adding a young man named Howe to the DU list. But who knew a WHA team would give a 17-year old kid, his older brother and his dad a multi million dollar package deal?

As to LaFranchise, isn't he as dumb as a bag of door knobs? And isn't he the one who administered the phantom injury to Patrick Wiercioh last year?

Finally, what it the significance to us if little Carle and the other boy are playing in the lower 48?

vizoroo
01-09-2011, 10:37 AM
Never heard of Kimball Union as a hockey school. If Alex Carle plays well that would certainly put him on the Hockey East or ECAC radar. And that is really along way from home and DU.

vizoroo
01-09-2011, 10:49 AM
The latest issue of RedLine Reports ranks recruiting classes from the early signing period.
Red Line is an independent international scouting service that focuses mainly on draft-eligible prospects. As such, here is its rankings of the top college recruiting classes
1. North Dakota (Western Collegiate Hockey Association).
2. Miami (Central Collegiate Hockey Association).
3. Minnesota (WCHA).
4. Denver (WCHA).
5. Harvard (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference).
6. Ohio State (CCHA).
7. Vermont (Hockey East Association).
8. Cornell (ECAC).
9. Northeastern (HEA).

From Andy Baggott at UW men's hockey @ Madison.com

Old Pio
01-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Never heard of Kimball Union as a hockey school. If Alex Carle plays well that would certainly put him on the Hockey East or ECAC radar. And that is really along way from home and DU.

I see.

Puck Swami
01-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Never heard of Kimball Union as a hockey school. If Alex Carle plays well that would certainly put him on the Hockey East or ECAC radar. And that is really along way from home and DU.

Several DU kids have played at East Coast prep schools over the years, including Gabe Gauthier at Berkshire (Mass.) Prep, J.P. Testuide (Northwood (N.Y) School and Josh Rosenholtz at Proctor (NH) Academy, and many others have played at Shattuck-St. Mary's prep in Minnesota, including Ruegsegger, Max Bull and Ryan Caldwell. I"m sure Carle is on DU's radar, and if the Pioneers want him, they will make a pitch for him.

Dmann
01-09-2011, 03:34 PM
Off the top of my head some more DU names with fathers, grandfathers, uncles who played in the NHL.

Brian Morenz
Craig Patrick
Alex Shibicky
Peter McNab
Shawn & Kevin Dineen
Pete LoPresti
Keith Magnuson, son Kevin played at Michigan

Some non-DU names
Hull
Nystrom
Parise

I was actually thinking of college hockey in general and how fun it is to hear names of players whose fathers we knew that played in the NHL

vizoroo
01-09-2011, 05:33 PM
HF Boards reviewing some AHL prospects. Reviews from late December or early January.


Patrick Wiercioch, D, 20 Binghamton Senators

Like many young prospects Wiercioch has found the jump to the pro ranks a challenge while playing each game against bigger, more highly-skilled players than he had dominated previously. A minus-10 so far, he'll need to use the remainder of the season to build his confidence and display the fine offensive skill-set he has.


Joe Colborne, C, 20 Providence Bruins

Like most hopeful NHL rookies, Joe Colborne took the news that he was being sent down to the AHL hard. It took him the better part of five games and a meeting with head coach Rob Murray to get his head on straight and his game pointed in the right direction. Since then, he's been better, recording 16 points in his last 25 games, but he's still not quite living up to the billing and expectations placed on the Bruins number-two ranked prospect. Colborne's style is often compared to Joe Thornton and like the developing Thornton, Colborne has often look disengaged and listless.

If Colborne hopes to position himself for a longer look with the Bruins next fall, he's going to have to get off the perimeter and turn up the intensity level in the second half of this season. Otherwise, he could be looking at several years in the minors.

Rhett Rakhshani, RW, 22 Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The former Denver Pioneer standout has taken a leadership role in his AHL rookie season, his name appearing at the top of the Sound Tigers scoring chart. The quick and skillful winger originally from Huntington Beach, California has adapted well to the pro ranks and dismissed any suggestions that his smaller frame might not handle the more physical AHL play. His 10 goals and 21 assists in 35 games set the pace for the Tigers and he also leads the team in shots by a wide margin. Standing just 5'10 and weighing only 180 pounds, Rakhshani has shown quiet determination to succeed and his hard work at both ends of the ice has made him a consideration for a spot with the Islanders in the near future.

Dmann
01-10-2011, 08:49 AM
HF Boards reviewing some AHL prospects. Reviews from late December or early January.


Patrick Wiercioch, D, 20 Binghamton Senators

Like many young prospects Wiercioch has found the jump to the pro ranks a challenge while playing each game against bigger, more highly-skilled players than he had dominated previously. A minus-10 so far, he'll need to use the remainder of the season to build his confidence and display the fine offensive skill-set he has.


Joe Colborne, C, 20 Providence Bruins

Like most hopeful NHL rookies, Joe Colborne took the news that he was being sent down to the AHL hard. It took him the better part of five games and a meeting with head coach Rob Murray to get his head on straight and his game pointed in the right direction. Since then, he's been better, recording 16 points in his last 25 games, but he's still not quite living up to the billing and expectations placed on the Bruins number-two ranked prospect. Colborne's style is often compared to Joe Thornton and like the developing Thornton, Colborne has often look disengaged and listless.

If Colborne hopes to position himself for a longer look with the Bruins next fall, he's going to have to get off the perimeter and turn up the intensity level in the second half of this season. Otherwise, he could be looking at several years in the minors.

Rhett Rakhshani, RW, 22 Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The former Denver Pioneer standout has taken a leadership role in his AHL rookie season, his name appearing at the top of the Sound Tigers scoring chart. The quick and skillful winger originally from Huntington Beach, California has adapted well to the pro ranks and dismissed any suggestions that his smaller frame might not handle the more physical AHL play. His 10 goals and 21 assists in 35 games set the pace for the Tigers and he also leads the team in shots by a wide margin. Standing just 5'10 and weighing only 180 pounds, Rakhshani has shown quiet determination to succeed and his hard work at both ends of the ice has made him a consideration for a spot with the Islanders in the near future.

After reading this, I would think players would think twice about leaving early. In our experience at DU, (recently that is) I can only think of 3 guys that did well by leaving early, Carle, Statsny and Bozak. The rest of them must be regretting their decisions. Weircoch and Colbourne were top level NCAA players and they are struggling, wow.

Puck Swami
01-10-2011, 09:14 AM
No surprise that Wiercioch and Colborne are struggling a bit- both are still tall, skinny 20 year olds playing vs. men in the AHL. Bozak, Carle and Stastny had already grown into their current body sizes when they left DU, although Bozak put on about 15 pounds over the summer after he left.

vizoroo
01-10-2011, 10:09 AM
No surprise that Wiercioch and Colborne are struggling a bit- both are still tall, skinny 20 year olds playing vs. men in the AHL. Bozak, Carle and Stastny had already grown into their current body sizes when they left DU, although Bozak put on about 15 pounds over the summer after he left.


After reading this, I would think players would think twice about leaving early. In our experience at DU, (recently that is) I can only think of 3 guys that did well by leaving early, Carle, Statsny and Bozak. The rest of them must be regretting their decisions. Weircoch and Colbourne were top level NCAA players and they are struggling, wow.

Maturity does count. Rakhshani kept building over a his four years and the dividends are paying. You can't discount his own determination in making it happen in the AHL and hopefully in the big show.
Neither Colborne nor Wiercioch had 2 good years in a row. Both were true freshmen. Colborne started slow and finished strong and Wiercioch just the reverse. (Even as a sophomore, Patrick still looked pretty gangly, as a freshman downright skinny.) I know it would be hard to turn down the money and defer your dream, but in my humble opinion both would have benefitted by another year at DU.

Puck Swami
01-10-2011, 11:58 AM
When guys are drafted in the first or second round, they tend to have a lot of confidence in themselves, which can be both good and bad. Family, friends, nHL teams and agents are all telling them how good they are and how good they can be. You can't blame the guys for taking the money and signing. It's pretty hard to say no, considering if you get hurt, you get nothing, and you can get started on your pro career, which is your dream.

What they don't tell you about is the long grind of AHL busrides, minor league life, and hockey becoming a business, rather than fun. You are no longer a big man on campus, but just a struggling minor leaguer in a place like Providence or Binghamton.

du78
01-10-2011, 02:05 PM
The NHL's Central Scouting Service released their Mid-Term Draft Rankings (http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=67005) today. The rankings are by North American Skaters, North American Goalies, European Skaters and European Goalies. DU's Nick Shore is ranked #38 on the N.A. Skaters list. Three DU recruits are also on the list; Scott Mayfield is listed #15, Zac Larraza is listed #98 and Josiah Didier is listed #198.

dggoddard
01-10-2011, 02:46 PM
The NHL's Central Scouting Service released their Mid-Term Draft Rankings (http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=67005) today. The rankings are by North American Skaters, North American Goalies, European Skaters and European Goalies. DU's Nick Shore is ranked #38 on the N.A. Skaters list. Three DU recruits are also on the list; Scott Mayfield is listed #15, Zac Larraza is listed #98 and Josiah Didier is listed #198.DU's Recruiting List has been updated. Matt Van Voorhis will play in the USHL next season.

2011 Recruiting Class
D Scott Mayfield (Youngstown, USHL)
F Zac Larraza (U.S. Under-18)
F Garrett Allen (Fargo, USHL)
D Joey LaLeggia (Penticton Vees, BCHL)
F Larkin Jacobson (Janesville Jets, NAHL)

2012 Recruiting Class
D Matt Van Voorhis (U.S. Under-18)
F Tyler Pham (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)
D Dakota Mermis (U.S. Under-17)
D Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids, USHL)
F Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls, USHL)

2013 Recruiting Class
F Brad Hawkinson (Colorado Thunderbirds-U18)

Graduating from DU will be Maiani, K. Ostrow, Martin, Nutini, Rosenholtz, Cook & Brehem. DU will also have Wrenn's schloie available. Donovan could leave DU early. Returning to DU for Redshirt/5th seasons will be Ryder & Jackson.

Puck Swami
01-10-2011, 02:51 PM
DU's Recruiting List has been updated. Matt Van Voorhis will play in the USHL next season.

That's good that they are deferrring him another year. He looked a little lost when the U18 team played here.