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  • Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

    Title ©MSchvatz44

    Ok... the young kids talked me into it...

    We all owe Jack McDonald a debt of gratitude for having the vision he has had during his tenure here. Our entire athletics program is better because of him. I only hope his replacement has half as much enthusiasm as he does.

    As for this off-season, it's started a couple of weeks too early. It would have been nice to play some April hockey but I guess we'll just have to wait until next year in Tampa.

    To all the players, coaches, staff, family, friends, and fans... thanks for another great season of Bobcats hockey.
    Last edited by MarkEagleUSA; 03-28-2015, 01:51 PM.
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    ECAC Regular Season Champions: 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24
    ECAC Tournament Champions: 2016
    East Regional: 2013 (Champions), 2014, 2016 (Champions), 2023 (Champions)
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  • #2
    Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    Title ©MSchvatz44

    Ok... the young kids talked me into it...

    We all owe Jack McDonald a debt of gratitude for having the vision he has had during his tenure here. Our entire athletics program is better because of him. I only hope his replacement has half as much enthusiasm as he does.

    As for this off-season, it's started a couple of weeks too early. It would have been nice to play some April hockey but I guess we'll just have to wait until next year in Tampa.

    To all the players, coaches, staff, family, friends, and fans... thanks for another great season of Bobcats hockey.
    Also the new AD must be a Deadhead. It worked out last time.

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    • #3
      Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

      Thanks for starting this Mark.

      I've been wondering about the recruits. I know QUAlum2004 is busy but when you get a chance I'd love an update on the recruits.

      Couple people who will need to step up big time next year: MacMaster, Toews, Cliftons, TSD.

      Excited to see what Anas and L Smith bring to the table next year. Both had fantastic seasons. Looking back on the season having BVB would've been a huge lift. We needed someone to be a presence in front of the net. T Clifton stepped up into that role and did quite nicely. He just isnt a force like BVB was.

      I'd expect Peca to be signed by the end of next week. Don't know if they'll have him report to Tampa or their AHL team.

      If I had a guess, I'd say Rand taps TSD and Jonzzon as co captains for next year
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      • #4
        Originally posted by BigAl View Post
        Thanks for starting this Mark.

        I've been wondering about the recruits. I know QUAlum2004 is busy but when you get a chance I'd love an update on the recruits.

        Couple people who will need to step up big time next year: MacMaster, Toews, Cliftons, TSD.

        Excited to see what Anas and L Smith bring to the table next year. Both had fantastic seasons. Looking back on the season having BVB would've been a huge lift. We needed someone to be a presence in front of the net. T Clifton stepped up into that role and did quite nicely. He just isnt a force like BVB was.

        I'd expect Peca to be signed by the end of next week. Don't know if they'll have him report to Tampa or their AHL team.

        If I had a guess, I'd say Rand taps TSD and Jonzzon as co captains for next year
        I'll update the recruits in this thread soon. Really interested to see which recruits come over next season and which stay back in juniors. They need to replace 2 d men. I think Chase Priskie is 1 that will come over. Losing only 4 players they don't really need to bring much in at all. I'll have time to break down the recruits tomorrow.
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        • #5
          Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

          Originally posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
          I'll update the recruits in this thread soon. Really interested to see which recruits come over next season and which stay back in juniors. They need to replace 2 d men. I think Chase Priskie is 1 that will come over. Losing only 4 players they don't really need to bring much in at all. I'll have time to break down the recruits tomorrow.
          Sounds good. Much appreciated!
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          ECAC Championship: 2016
          NCAA Tournament: 2002, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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          • #6
            Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

            Originally posted by BigAl View Post
            Thanks for starting this Mark.
            I was bullied into it!

            Couple people who will need to step up big time next year: MacMaster, Toews, Cliftons, TSD.
            Everyone will need to step up next year. It's part of the progression. I think we saw some of the guys start to come into their own. MacMaster, and McKernan really picked it up down the stretch. My only problem with MacMaster is he's at times too selfish and/or holds onto the puck too long. McKernan should be a stout D-man with this years experience under his belt.

            Don't forget Garteig. He's going to have to carry this team next season. He was very good this year but I think he has more to offer and needs to be our best guy on the ice each and every night.

            Excited to see what Anas and L Smith bring to the table next year. Both had fantastic seasons.
            Landon Smith really impressed me this year. One of our best forecheckers all season long. Great hands and stick skills. He should be a force for sure next year. Anas... a gifted player for certain. The closest thing to a sniper we've had in quite a while. Has to have the team record for posts and crossbars!

            Looking back on the season having BVB would've been a huge lift. We needed someone to be a presence in front of the net. T Clifton stepped up into that role and did quite nicely. He just isnt a force like BVB was.
            BVB would have been huge this year with what we had offensively. Tim Clifton had a great 1st half but seemed to fade a bit down the stretch.

            If I had a guess, I'd say Rand taps TSD and Jonzzon as co captains for next year
            Most likely candidates for sure. I'm actually thinking Jonzzon with the "C" and TSD an "A"...
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            ECAC Regular Season Champions: 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24
            ECAC Tournament Champions: 2016
            East Regional: 2013 (Champions), 2014, 2016 (Champions), 2023 (Champions)
            Northeast Regional:

            West Regional: 2015, 2021
            Midwest Regional: 2019, 2022
            Frozen Four: 2013, 2016, 2023 (Champions)

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            • #7
              Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

              Does anyone leave early?
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              2023 National Champions
              ECAC Regular Season Champions: 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24
              ECAC Tournament Champions: 2016
              East Regional: 2013 (Champions), 2014, 2016 (Champions), 2023 (Champions)
              Northeast Regional:

              West Regional: 2015, 2021
              Midwest Regional: 2019, 2022
              Frozen Four: 2013, 2016, 2023 (Champions)

              Pass complete. Lipkin has a man in front! Shot... SCORE!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
                Does anyone leave early?
                I don't see anyone leaving early but possibly Toews if I had to guess. Otherwise I think the entire team returns.
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                • #9
                  Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

                  Originally posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
                  I don't see anyone leaving early but possibly Toews if I had to guess. Otherwise I think the entire team returns.
                  I'm not sure Toews is ready. We also need to remember there's some talented kids that didn't seen any ice this season...

                  How about two #1 seeds going down yesterday? And that scorefest in Providence was unreal. Whatever happens, it should be a decent Frozen Four field.
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                  2023 National Champions
                  ECAC Regular Season Champions: 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24
                  ECAC Tournament Champions: 2016
                  East Regional: 2013 (Champions), 2014, 2016 (Champions), 2023 (Champions)
                  Northeast Regional:

                  West Regional: 2015, 2021
                  Midwest Regional: 2019, 2022
                  Frozen Four: 2013, 2016, 2023 (Champions)

                  Pass complete. Lipkin has a man in front! Shot... SCORE!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

                    Originally posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
                    I don't see anyone leaving early but possibly Toews if I had to guess. Otherwise I think the entire team returns.
                    Can't see Toews leaving. He had a mediocre year in my eyes. He turns the puck over FAR too often in the defensive zone. Almost gave a few to UND. I think the entire team returns that isnt graduating.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

                      Originally posted by BigAl View Post
                      Can't see Toews leaving. He had a mediocre year in my eyes. He turns the puck over FAR too often in the defensive zone. Almost gave a few to UND. I think the entire team returns that isnt graduating.
                      I agree as well. I don't see anyone leaving at all. I just raised the possibility if anyone left maybe it would be Toews but I really don't see that happening. Now onto my roster predictions and recruits for next year.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

                        Players leaving

                        Matthew Peca F
                        Alex Barron F/D
                        Danny Federico D
                        Justin Agosta D

                        There isn't much room for recruits. I think they will bring in a max of probably 5 maybe 6.

                        Players I think are coming

                        Craig Martin LW (1995 DOB) 6'0 180, Trail (BCHL) 19 G 27 A
                        Scott Davidson RW (1995 DOB) 6'1 200, Chilliwack (BCHL) 18 G, 27 A
                        Nelson Gadoury C (1995 DOB) 6'1 200, Camrose (AJHL) 22 G 26 A
                        Chase Priskie D (1996 DOB) 6'0 187, Salmon Arm (BCHL) 6 G 14 A
                        Luke Shiplo D (1995 DOB) 5'9 183, Vernon (BCHL) 5 G 39 A
                        Daniel Fritz D (1995 DOB) 6'1 195, Coquitlam (BCHL) 8 G 30 A

                        They either take all 3 of these Defenceman or they take 2 of the 3 with Shiplo coming over this year with either Priskie or Fritz the other coming over.

                        Ryan Finnegan signed a NLI to us for 2015-16 but I don't see anyway he comes at a true 18 year old player this year. He is done with SkipJacks hockey but he was drafted by the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. He could go there or he could go to the BCHL for a year of seasoning. I just don't think there is any space for him to get minutes especially with the Renauf twins likely seeing time next year as they didn't play a minute this year and the rest of the team coming back along with 3 1995 forwards.
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                        2013, 2015, 2016, 2019

                        ECAC Tournament Champions
                        2016

                        NCAA Tournament
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                        NCAA Frozen Four
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                        • #13
                          Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

                          Originally posted by QUAlum2004 View Post
                          Players leaving

                          Matthew Peca F
                          Alex Barron F/D
                          Danny Federico D
                          Justin Agosta D

                          There isn't much room for recruits. I think they will bring in a max of probably 5 maybe 6.

                          Players I think are coming

                          Craig Martin LW (1995 DOB) 6'0 180, Trail (BCHL) 19 G 27 A
                          Scott Davidson RW (1995 DOB) 6'1 200, Chilliwack (BCHL) 18 G, 27 A
                          Nelson Gadoury C (1995 DOB) 6'1 200, Camrose (AJHL) 22 G 26 A
                          Chase Priskie D (1996 DOB) 6'0 187, Salmon Arm (BCHL) 6 G 14 A
                          Luke Shiplo D (1995 DOB) 5'9 183, Vernon (BCHL) 5 G 39 A
                          Daniel Fritz D (1995 DOB) 6'1 195, Coquitlam (BCHL) 8 G 30 A

                          They either take all 3 of these Defenceman or they take 2 of the 3 with Shiplo coming over this year with either Priskie or Fritz the other coming over.

                          Ryan Finnegan signed a NLI to us for 2015-16 but I don't see anyway he comes at a true 18 year old player this year. He is done with SkipJacks hockey but he was drafted by the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. He could go there or he could go to the BCHL for a year of seasoning. I just don't think there is any space for him to get minutes especially with the Renauf twins likely seeing time next year as they didn't play a minute this year and the rest of the team coming back along with 3 1995 forwards.
                          Davidson, Gadoury, and Priskie are locks to come next year
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BigAl View Post
                            Davidson, Gadoury, and Priskie are locks to come next year
                            I agree. I just don't know if this is a class of 5 or 6 guys which would probably mean 3 dmen. I really hope they don't bring Ryan Finnegan in as a true freshman as he can definitely get stronger playing a year or 2 of higher juniors.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Quinnipiac Bobcats 2015 Off-Season: "Thanks for the memories, Jack"

                              Gadoury is going to bring the toughness that we lost with BVB not being here this year if you can live with the amount of penalty minutes he will bring.
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