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  • Originally posted by Scott View Post
    COVID ends Merrimack's seasoon, including the playoffs:

    https://www.collegehockeynews.com/ne...-Following.php

    UNH can't finish any higher or lower than 9th. So, do the top 6 teams get a bye, with matchups next week with #7 UML vs #10 UVM and #8 Maine vs #9 UNH?
    Wondering where the UNH-Maine game will be played....
    UNH Hockey: From "Why Not Us' to "Woe is Us"

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    • Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post

      They have been sending out tweets congratulating seniors. Presumably, scheduled for Thursday's last regular season game (Senior day).
      They started with Sato, then Robinson, then MacAdams and finally Grasso. I suppose they could add more shout outs before the playoff game. My reading -- supported by my belief that Kelleher is a natural to return after his banged up limited senior year -- is that maybe they are only sending off the guys leaving, which would leave out Kelleher and Maass.


      UNH Men's Hockey
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      With the final week of the regular season upon us, we would like to thank our seniors for their dedication & commitment! Kohei Sato has played in 102 games (10 g, 18 a, 28 pts) Honors: 2-time All-Academic, Most Improved Player & Nate Hardy Ironman Award. Thank you Kohei!


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      Our next senior is Mike Robinson from Bedford, N.H. Mike has played in 83 games (1,985 career saves) Honors: Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, Hockey East Player of the Week Thank you Mike!!



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      Our next senior is Eric MacAdams from Salem, Mass. Eric has played in 108 games (17 g, 22 a, 39 pts) Honors: 2019-2020 Robert A. Kullen Unsung Player Award for his consistent dedication and hard work, 2020-2021 Assistant Captain Thank you Eric!!


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      Our next senior is Patrick Grasso from Ankeny, Iowa. Patrick has played in 136 games (49 g, 48a, 97 pts) Honors: Hockey East All-Rookie Team, 2x National College Athlete Honor Society, 2x Assistant Captain Thank you Patrick!!
      Could also read it this way:

      Non letter wearing seniors by number (18, then 31);

      Assistant letter wearing seniors by number (19, then 20, perhaps 28 next?);

      Final salute would be to the Senior wearing the "C"
      UNH Hockey: From "Why Not Us' to "Woe is Us"

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      • Originally posted by Felger View Post

        Wondering where the UNH-Maine game will be played....
        Portland? Or, Augusta?

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        • They duplicated some of the tweets, if I recall. Does that mean those players are leaving twice/can't leave soon enough? ;-)
          I will not be out cheered in my own building.

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          • Originally posted by Felger View Post

            Could also read it this way:

            Non letter wearing seniors by number (18, then 31);

            Assistant letter wearing seniors by number (19, then 20, perhaps 28 next?);

            Final salute would be to the Senior wearing the "C"
            I was gonna jab you for having too much time on your hands, but the more I think about it, I suspect your approach makes more sense than reverse alphabetical order. Whatever. It's been that kind of season, we're reduced to discussing the order of senior announcements.

            Per Dan's take ... who wants to chime in on where Patrick Grasso is going to be next season?

            (a) Northeastern
            (b) Merrimack
            (c) Quinnipiac
            (d) Miami of Ohio
            (e) ECHL destination TBD
            (f) European destination TBD
            (g) UNH volunteer assistant coach
            (h) Other
            Sworn Enemy of the Perpetually Offended
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            • Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post
              Luce is only slightly less mediocre than Borek and his former assistant MS7.
              After crushing Providence today, Luce has a 4th place HE finish (part of the big 4 with BC/BU/Umass), all while recruiting without an arena. He may be a bit older and therefore getting closer to the age in which to make the move for the last big job, but he's still pretty good. UNH could have done worse in 2015.

              The Souza record:
              15-16 10th place
              16-17 10th place
              17-18 11th place
              18-19 8th place
              19-20 9th place
              20-21 10th place
              21-22 9th place
              22-23 10th place

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              • Originally posted by Snively65 View Post

                Portland? Or, Augusta?
                Portland has no ice and Augusta doesn't have a rink.

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                • Originally posted by Felger View Post

                  Wondering where the UNH-Maine game will be played....
                  Sebago Lake perhaps?

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                  • Originally posted by NCAA watcher View Post
                    After crushing Providence today, Luce has a 4th place HE finish (part of the big 4 with BC/BU/Umass), all while recruiting without an arena. He may be a bit older and therefore getting closer to the age in which to make the move for the last big job, but he's still pretty good. UNH could have done worse in 2015.
                    If UNH had hired him then, or hires him in the future, I'm out. Seriously. Let's leave it at that.

                    I know you're baiting me when I see the "Big 4" reference, although I can absolutely hear Luce rolling that line out (plus the "no arena" schtick) in one of his recruiting forays. He's in his 8th year at Storrs now, and his high water mark has been two .500 seasons this year and last, and his only winning season to date was his first season, when UConn was still in AHA pre-Hockey East. He is currently in his "last big job", unless Borek gets canned, and MC is looking for a BS artist who can push the program slightly closer to .500 (without exceeding it) than usual. He has made UConn everything I used to accuse pre-Carvel UMass of being. Totally irrelevant.

                    Mediocrity, thine name is Luce Canaan. Pass. No - make that hard pass.
                    Sworn Enemy of the Perpetually Offended
                    Montreal Expos Forever ...

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                    • Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

                      If UNH had hired him then, or hires him in the future, I'm out. Seriously. Let's leave it at that.

                      I know you're baiting me when I see the "Big 4" reference, although I can absolutely hear Luce rolling that line out (plus the "no arena" schtick) in one of his recruiting forays. He's in his 8th year at Storrs now, and his high water mark has been two .500 seasons this year and last, and his only winning season to date was his first season, when UConn was still in AHA pre-Hockey East. He is currently in his "last big job", unless Borek gets canned, and MC is looking for a BS artist who can push the program slightly closer to .500 (without exceeding it) than usual. He has made UConn everything I used to accuse pre-Carvel UMass of being. Totally irrelevant.

                      Mediocrity, thine name is Luce Canaan. Pass. No - make that hard pass.
                      Geez, for someone so mediocre you certainly talk about him a lot.



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                      • Originally posted by Elbowing View Post
                        Geez, for someone so mediocre you certainly talk about him a lot.
                        It's called a message board. It works this way ... someone posts something with information and/or an opinion(s), someone else reads it and reacts, and can ignore or respond IF they agree/disagree and have something else to offer on the topic.

                        'Watcher knows how I feel about the subject of his post, so he put together a post that he knew would probably elicit a response, especially when he took some HEPI-influenced data to a questionable conclusion - basically turning a .500 UConn team into a "Big 4" program, despite there already being five (5) HEA teams with better win-loss records so far this season.

                        'Watcher's post did catch my attention, I knew he was baiting me, and I said so in responding.

                        Hockey East is loaded with lots of mediocre coaches/programs who enjoy unusual staying power.

                        The prime examples of these folks include coaches at UNH, UMaine, UConn and Merrimack. UVM used to be in this group, and a few years ago so was UMass Amherst. UMass Lowell used to be here too, then Bazin moved them up, but they've sagged a bit since, and currently occupies a middle ground where Bazin's goodwill keeps him around, unless/until there is a downturn. His path is increasingly similar to that of a certain Dick Umile.

                        The folks coaching at BC, Providence, Northeastern, UMass (currently) and (arguably) UMass Lowell have transformed their programs, and the BU coach is the latest of a few guys post-Parker who haven't succeeded OR failed to impact the program to a definitive degree yet.

                        So here's a quick recap of the Who's Who of HEA Coaching, broken out into three tiers:

                        Transformative: *York (BC), Leaman (PC), *Madigan (NU), Carvel (UMass - latest entry)
                        On The Bubble: *Bazin (UML - trending down?); O'Connell (BU - TBD); Woodcroft (UVM - TBD)
                        Long Term Mediocrity: *Canaan (UConn); *Borek (MC); Gendron (UMaine); *MS7 (UNH)

                        Folks with asterisks next to their names, those are the coaches I've commented on here with some degree of regularity over the years - good OR not so good. Luce is one of several.

                        You think I'm "talking about him a lot". So you are probably a UConn fan.

                        Instead of being a snarky d-bag, why don't you post and tell me how I'm wrong about your guy?
                        Sworn Enemy of the Perpetually Offended
                        Montreal Expos Forever ...

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                        • Originally posted by Snively65 View Post

                          Portland? Or, Augusta?
                          The game won't be in Maine anywhere. Looks like home ice for UNH unless HE selects different venue.

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                          • Originally posted by Runsub5 View Post

                            The game won't be in Maine anywhere. Looks like home ice for UNH unless HE selects different venue.
                            I posed the question thinking the league would select a neutral site....unless protocols make that difficult.
                            UNH Hockey: From "Why Not Us' to "Woe is Us"

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                            • UNH honors senior Benton Maass on social media (and describes him as 'our NEXT senior', not FINAL)...
                              Live Free or Die!!

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                              • Originally posted by Chuck Murray View Post

                                It's called a message board. It works this way ... someone posts something with information and/or an opinion(s), someone else reads it and reacts, and can ignore or respond IF they agree/disagree and have something else to offer on the topic.

                                'Watcher knows how I feel about the subject of his post, so he put together a post that he knew would probably elicit a response, especially when he took some HEPI-influenced data to a questionable conclusion - basically turning a .500 UConn team into a "Big 4" program, despite there already being five (5) HEA teams with better win-loss records so far this season.

                                'Watcher's post did catch my attention, I knew he was baiting me, and I said so in responding.

                                Hockey East is loaded with lots of mediocre coaches/programs who enjoy unusual staying power.

                                The prime examples of these folks include coaches at UNH, UMaine, UConn and Merrimack. UVM used to be in this group, and a few years ago so was UMass Amherst. UMass Lowell used to be here too, then Bazin moved them up, but they've sagged a bit since, and currently occupies a middle ground where Bazin's goodwill keeps him around, unless/until there is a downturn. His path is increasingly similar to that of a certain Dick Umile.

                                The folks coaching at BC, Providence, Northeastern, UMass (currently) and (arguably) UMass Lowell have transformed their programs, and the BU coach is the latest of a few guys post-Parker who haven't succeeded OR failed to impact the program to a definitive degree yet.

                                So here's a quick recap of the Who's Who of HEA Coaching, broken out into three tiers:

                                Transformative: *York (BC), Leaman (PC), *Madigan (NU), Carvel (UMass - latest entry)
                                On The Bubble: *Bazin (UML - trending down?); O'Connell (BU - TBD); Woodcroft (UVM - TBD)
                                Long Term Mediocrity: *Canaan - .444 (UConn); *Borek - .400 (MC); Gendron - .435 (UMaine); *MS7 - .439 (UNH)

                                Folks with asterisks next to their names, those are the coaches I've commented on here with some degree of regularity over the years - good OR not so good. Luce is one of several.

                                You think I'm "talking about him a lot". So you are probably a UConn fan.

                                Instead of being a snarky d-bag, why don't you post and tell me how I'm wrong about your guy?
                                Since you told me I have too much time on my hands I figured I would give your post additional context by adding winning percentages as head coach....
                                UNH Hockey: From "Why Not Us' to "Woe is Us"

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