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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    I never met Chip face to face but I think he knew who I was because of my work with Luke on the original Bobcats blog. I did have an email exchange with him one time regarding his misspelling of Nick Pisellini's last name (he used 2 "s" and 1 "l" several times. When I pointed it out to him he thanked me saying he should have double checked himself. He admitted he didn't like when his last name got misspelled and would make sure he spelled Pisellini right going forward (and he did). It gave me a good glimpse into how humble he was.

    He had a flair for writing that was second to none, and was always a good read. His coverage of Quinnipiac, Yale, and the rivalry was always neutral and unbiased. He did wonders for both programs and their rise to the top.

    My condolences to his family, especially his son. Having lost my father at age 7, I know how hard it will be for young Mr. Malafronte.

    Rest in peace, Chip. You will be missed dearly...

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  • QUAlum2004
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    2004 Defenseman Aaron Brown commits to Quinnipiac

    https://www.bobcatshockeyblog.com/20...ommits-to.html

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  • QUAlum2004
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    Originally posted by ZYanksRule View Post

    Incredibly sad. The old-timers on this forum like Mark will remember that I was a student media member while at Quinnipiac (Class of 2008), and I covered the program for WQAQ for 3 years. During that time I got to watch Chip at work and become friendly with him -- Chip was highly supportive of the student media members who undoubtedly slowed him down and made his job harder. But he always supported, helped, cheerled, and was a source of insight. He was so approachable, always smiling and in a good mood.

    For a while after graduation, after games I would always go up to the press box to say hi to Bill Schweizer. If Chip was there he would stop, shake my hand, and engage me in a really nice conversation, even 10 years after I graduated. The conversation was so nice I'd have to end it after 10 minutes to remind him that I'm sure he was on deadline, and he should really get back to it. The nicest man you'd ever want to meet, a great reporter, and just one of those people I really looked forward to seeing whenever I made it back up to Hamden for a game. He will be missed immensely.
    His work was fantastic in covering hockey in New Haven between Quinnipiac and Yale. He will be severely missed as a writer.

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  • ZYanksRule
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    Originally posted by LTsatch View Post
    Sad news, Chip Malafronte of the New Haven Register has passed away after his struggle with cancer. A nice guy who really boosted QU sports. https://digital.olivesoftware.com/Ol...iDFqRNg-BNG58c
    Incredibly sad. The old-timers on this forum like Mark will remember that I was a student media member while at Quinnipiac (Class of 2008), and I covered the program for WQAQ for 3 years. During that time I got to watch Chip at work and become friendly with him -- Chip was highly supportive of the student media members who undoubtedly slowed him down and made his job harder. But he always supported, helped, cheerled, and was a source of insight. He was so approachable, always smiling and in a good mood.

    For a while after graduation, after games I would always go up to the press box to say hi to Bill Schweizer. If Chip was there he would stop, shake my hand, and engage me in a really nice conversation, even 10 years after I graduated. The conversation was so nice I'd have to end it after 10 minutes to remind him that I'm sure he was on deadline, and he should really get back to it. The nicest man you'd ever want to meet, a great reporter, and just one of those people I really looked forward to seeing whenever I made it back up to Hamden for a game. He will be missed immensely.

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  • LTsatch
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    Sad news, Chip Malafronte of the New Haven Register has passed away after his struggle with cancer. A nice guy who really boosted QU sports. https://digital.olivesoftware.com/Ol...iDFqRNg-BNG58c

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  • QUAlum2004
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    William Fallstrom signs a pro contract in Sweden. Tough loss this late in the summer.

    https://www.taif.nu/artikel/2ja1akdh...liam-fallstrom

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  • QUAlum2004
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    2003 Defencemen Nick Wallace commits to Quinnipiac

    https://www.bobcatshockeyblog.com/20...ommits-to.html

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    No surprise... the Friendship Four has been cancelled.

    https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/spo...-39381355.html

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    ECAC release from today:

    https://ecachockey.com/men/2019-20/N...2020-21_Season

    Just a whole lot of non-committal mumbo jumbo.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    No fall sports for the Ivy League . Decision on winter sports to be made later.

    My guess is we won’t see ECAC hockey until fall of ‘21 at the earliest since half the league is Ivy.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    Originally posted by QUFan View Post
    New job starting as well.
    Good luck in the new job!

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  • QUFan
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    Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    I didn’t get any warm, fuzzy feelings from the email sent yesterday from the ticket office. The options the presented for renewal seem geared to a shortened or no season. I guess we’ll all find out in the coming weeks.
    Yes, all the unknowns and I think the university is just trying to salvage as much of the season ticket holder funds as possible. I’m personally happy with the options and will jump in, in hopes of a season. Not sure how much travel I’ll do this year. New job starting as well. I would bet the schedule will be lighter this year, very local and maybe shorter. I could see ASU having difficulties getting a schedule together, or keeping it together. This will be an interesting year.

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  • QUAlum2004
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    Originally posted by FLHockeyMom View Post
    More of that expected roster turnover. Dman Jeremy Smith who never played a game has transferred to D3 Hamilton.
    Can't say I am surprised.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    Originally posted by DrewQU99 View Post
    Exactly one year ago today the 2019-20 Quinnipiac hockey schedule was released.

    I know a lot of things are up in the air right now with Covid, but you have to wonder when we'll see the 20-21 schedule come out.
    I didn’t get any warm, fuzzy feelings from the email sent yesterday from the ticket office. The options the presented for renewal seem geared to a shortened or no season. I guess we’ll all find out in the coming weeks.

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  • DrewQU99
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    Exactly one year ago today the 2019-20 Quinnipiac hockey schedule was released.

    I know a lot of things are up in the air right now with Covid, but you have to wonder when we'll see the 20-21 schedule come out.
    Last edited by DrewQU99; 06-26-2020, 01:40 PM.

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