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  • Federal League
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    Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

    Originally posted by WarriorDJ View Post
    On the hockey side of things, let's talk lines: who do you pair Da Costa with this season to start things off?
    Barton's an obvious choice since they were together almost all of last season. Putting Brodhag on RW would make a pretty nasty line, but I think Brodhag played with Cucci most of last season, so Dennehy might wanna keep him on the 2nd line. If I'm not mistaken, Velleca played on the top line quite a bit, so I guess that could work again.

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  • WarriorDJ
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    Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

    Originally posted by sterlippo1 View Post
    this half does and i do watch what MC football is doing.........
    I'm more of a hockey fan than a football fan (wouldn't be in the fan forum otherwise, right? ) but it was really impressive to see QB James Suozzo run for 4 TDs. He is a great athlete...

    On the hockey side of things, let's talk lines: who do you pair Da Costa with this season to start things off?

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  • sterlippo1
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    Originally posted by Salvo1017 View Post
    Merrimack football kicks off today in Stony Brook PA! Not that slightly half of hockey east knows anything about college football.
    this half does and i do watch what MC football is doing.........

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  • ChiefWahoo
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    Originally posted by Salvo1017 View Post
    Merrimack football kicks off today in Stony Brook PA! Not that slightly half of hockey east knows anything about college football.
    Especially D2 College Football.

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  • Salvo1017
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    Merrimack football kicks off today in Stony Brook PA! Not that slightly half of hockey east knows anything about college football.

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  • WarriorDJ
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    I am intrigued for February 12 and the Merrimack Hall of Fame Weekend.
    http://merrimackathletics.com/sports...chedule_201011

    Here is the question: which Merrimack hockey players (D1 or D2) should be in the Hall of Fame?

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  • sterlippo1
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    you probably don't need any sort of promotion to fill the place on October 30th, Halloween or no Halloween

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  • Salvo1017
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    Rene Rancourt will be singing the National Anthem at Lawler on October 16th

    http://merrimackathletics.com/sports...chedule_201011

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  • WarriorDJ
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    Re: Merrimack Offseason thread - preseason rank 10th again? I think not

    Originally posted by Clark-Hislop-Cox View Post
    Hopefully, Coach Yopyk and his assistants will guide the development of these recruits while keeping them relatively content. With these kids playing on the other side of the continent from Hockey East, there is always a concern that they will renege on their commitment. For example, there is the lure of the Kelowna Rockets, the major junior team just across the lake from the Westside Warriors.
    There is always a risk that recruits will jump ship for the WHL, CHL QMJHL etc, but I know recently, Merrimack has built their team on these far away recruits in the BCHL and AJHL. To name a few Kyle Bigos, Chris Barton, Jordan Heywood, Karl Stollery, Mike Collins, Jesse Todd and Brendan Ellis.

    Plus it is an advantage for two advocates of college hockey in Yopyk and Gough to have a hand in their development.

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  • Salvo1017
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    Is this cool/fall weather making anyone else itch for hockey? Makes me want to come out of hibernation early

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33wPu...eature=related

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  • C-H-C
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    Originally posted by WarriorDJ View Post
    Thanks for the heads up! This is interesting from Merrimack's perspective given that the team coach is former assistant MC coach Darren Yopyk and the new assistant coach in Westside is a member of Merrimack's All-Decade Team: Brent Gough.

    This will allow for another interesting pairing: Cronin and fellow Merrimack recruit defenseman Izaak Berglund who played his first year in the BCHL last season.
    Hopefully, Coach Yopyk and his assistants will guide the development of these recruits while keeping them relatively content. With these kids playing on the other side of the continent from Hockey East, there is always a concern that they will renege on their commitment. For example, there is the lure of the Kelowna Rockets, the major junior team just across the lake from the Westside Warriors.

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  • WarriorDJ
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    Originally posted by Clark-Hislop-Cox View Post
    One of your recruits, Matt Cronin, was traded to the Westside Warriors of the British Columbia Hockey League:
    http://www.westsidewarriors.ca/leagu...597&page=46206
    He will be playing with UNH recruit Grayson Downing.
    Thanks for the heads up! This is interesting from Merrimack's perspective given that the team coach is former assistant MC coach Darren Yopyk and the new assistant coach in Westside is a member of Merrimack's All-Decade Team: Brent Gough.

    This will allow for another interesting pairing: Cronin and fellow Merrimack recruit defenseman Izaak Berglund who played his first year in the BCHL last season.

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  • C-H-C
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    One of your recruits, Matt Cronin, was traded to the Westside Warriors of the British Columbia Hockey League:
    http://www.westsidewarriors.ca/leagu...597&page=46206
    He will be playing with UNH recruit Grayson Downing.

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  • sterlippo1
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    Originally posted by WarriorDJ View Post
    It looks great so far! One thing I noticed last year from attending all the home games was the change in the student section, they were much louder and there were a lot more of them at HE games. Now that they have their own section directly behind the goal, I can forsee it being tougher mentally for opposing goalies to ignore them haha.
    it's funny what a pretty good team will do for you, huh? i've followed since i moved up here 10 years or so ago. good things happening now

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  • WarriorDJ
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    Originally posted by sterlippo1 View Post
    i think that's a great idea and it's really needed. now you just gotta boost the attendance a few hundred or so more a game and fill them with students.............from the pictures it looks like they've done a nice job. i am looking forward to seeing the difference
    It looks great so far! One thing I noticed last year from attending all the home games was the change in the student section, they were much louder and there were a lot more of them at HE games. Now that they have their own section directly behind the goal, I can forsee it being tougher mentally for opposing goalies to ignore them haha.

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