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  • ColSkate65
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    Originally posted by TchrBill View Post
    Will add my congratulations to Austin Smith. Many naysayers on his behalf as an ECAC player, no tourny wins, etc...but numbers are numbers, so we'll see.

    Don't share the same optimism that having a HHT finalist or Hobey winner will be the lightning rod Colgate needs. We've had talent before [MacDonald]. Our trip to the NCAAs in 2000 was followed by a less-than-stellar season from what I recall. I think this is true for most sports. Perhaps the most disappointing follow-up seasons were with football in 2003 or basketball with Foyle/Neale in '95(?). We can't seem to keep momentum on our side like some of our peer schools [Bucknell, Lehigh]. Will FF-bound Union now be an upper-echelon team in the ECAC year in and year out? It seems cyclical; good for a year or two and then back to the drawing board.

    Anyone associated with Smith know him well enough to comment on his choice in coming to Colgate? In all of the articles written I have yet to read any statements about his fondness for Colgate, that he enjoyed his 4 years at Colgate...I have read that he hates the weather more than anything and that he couldn't wait to get out. I think he had other college options (assume scholarship offers as well, though I don't know if they were full ride), so what was the draw, exactly? Haven't heard him speak favorably or proudly of Colgate, so just wondering. And recently with some of the boys leaving AC early...maybe there's more to the picture than we're seeing.
    Good questions, TchrBill. One has to wonder about these issues. It might be a good idea to promote UCONN for the ECAC and let Union go to HE..

    On another note, it's been posted on the 'Gate voy forum that Chris Wagner has signed with the Anaheim Ducks. What does this mean for next season? Is he gone, or will he be back? (this being mearly a "signing" and that's all?). Sure hope we aren't losing our key guy for next season.

    On the positive side Corbin McPherson has signed an ATA with the Albany Devils. Hope he can make it and stick with the AHL.

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  • TchrBill
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    Will add my congratulations to Austin Smith. Many naysayers on his behalf as an ECAC player, no tourny wins, etc...but numbers are numbers, so we'll see.

    Don't share the same optimism that having a HHT finalist or Hobey winner will be the lightning rod Colgate needs. We've had talent before [MacDonald]. Our trip to the NCAAs in 2000 was followed by a less-than-stellar season from what I recall. I think this is true for most sports. Perhaps the most disappointing follow-up seasons were with football in 2003 or basketball with Foyle/Neale in '95(?). We can't seem to keep momentum on our side like some of our peer schools [Bucknell, Lehigh]. Will FF-bound Union now be an upper-echelon team in the ECAC year in and year out? It seems cyclical; good for a year or two and then back to the drawing board.

    Anyone associated with Smith know him well enough to comment on his choice in coming to Colgate? In all of the articles written I have yet to read any statements about his fondness for Colgate, that he enjoyed his 4 years at Colgate...I have read that he hates the weather more than anything and that he couldn't wait to get out. I think he had other college options (assume scholarship offers as well, though I don't know if they were full ride), so what was the draw, exactly? Haven't heard him speak favorably or proudly of Colgate, so just wondering. And recently with some of the boys leaving AC early...maybe there's more to the picture than we're seeing.

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  • ColSkate65
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    Congrats to Austin again, this time on making the Hobey Hat Trick. Hope for a great announcement on Thursday night. Whatever happens, as Gaterrooter says, this is all good PR for our program.

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  • 'Gate Radio
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    Originally posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I was just reading the tail end of the 2011-12 thread and saw the note about the two McNamara bros leaving AC early. It occurred to me that I never heard what happened to Kevin this year ...was he injured, did he fall out of favor or something else? Seems like a bonehead move to leave AC early when one of you is a Captain and the other should be looking for more playing time next year...
    Kevin missed just about all of the second half due to an upper body injury.

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  • Oldtimer
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    I was just reading the tail end of the 2011-12 thread and saw the note about the two McNamara bros leaving AC early. It occurred to me that I never heard what happened to Kevin this year ...was he injured, did he fall out of favor or something else? Seems like a bonehead move to leave AC early when one of you is a Captain and the other should be looking for more playing time next year...

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  • sshablak
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    Smith got his first assist last night. Shootout goal previously.

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  • Gaterrooter
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    Excuse my stupidity. I just realized that the old thread was closed, I was wondering why no one was talking anymore.

    I could not be happier for Austin, his team mates, the coaches and the program. I think this may give Colgate some power in the recruiting battles, along with Union winning the National Championship hopefully. Lots of national attention with Maine and UMD. If I was recruiting, I'd be on the road all week beating my chest saying "you can come to Colgate as one of the top players in the country".

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  • Woodstick
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    Congratulations to Austin. Well deserved. Took an exceptional effort and results on his part to get the national recognition.

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  • Marmot
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    College Hockey News Player of the Year:

    http://www.collegehockeynews.com/new...ear_austin.php

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  • ColSkate65
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    Originally posted by Rainman View Post
    Ignore Post #5 on this thread.

    In other news ... http://gocolgateraiders.com/news/201...329121315.aspx

    Austin Smith is a Hobey Hat Trick finalist!
    Great news about Austin! It's about time he gets the recognition he deserves for a super season.

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  • UHhky
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    Originally posted by sshablak View Post
    Poor guy...his son sits the bench !!!!!
    Incorrect: ..::BREAKINGUPDATE::..DV Jr. To Move Behind The Bench Working Under Interim Head Coach Brad Dexter. Jason Lefevre To Remain Head of Video Operations. DV Press Conference To Be Held At Seven Oaks Golf Club- Bar Side...::BREAKINGUPDATE::..

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  • Rainman
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    Ignore Post #5 on this thread.

    In other news ... http://gocolgateraiders.com/news/201...329121315.aspx

    Austin Smith is a Hobey Hat Trick finalist!

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  • sshablak
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    Poor guy...his son sits the bench !!!!!

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  • UHhky
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    :::BREAKINGNEWS:::Don Vaughan to Leave Colgate, Coach Hamilton Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Cites Declining Health As Reason. Remains Determined To Find Way To Do Chip Outs on Boardless Pond Rink.:::BREAKINGNEWS:::

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    Last edited by UHhky; 03-29-2012, 02:21 PM.

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  • Marmot
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    Johnston and Lough, two d-men from that same league and also '12 'Gate recruits, were the first team all-star defensemen in that league as well.

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