Last time we had a new coach, the internet wasn't even thought of, now we have open discussions about everything on line. And we all get our letters in some type of editorial posting.....
Anyway, now that the schedule has been officially released- https://www.mgoblue.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey , it's time to start a new thread.
We've had some recent additions to this year's team, which closed out the thread from last year, and, of course, Red has retired and Mel Pearson is now our head coach.
Given that we haven't even stepped on the ice, just like everyone else- the possibilities are endless.
I know many think we have a LONG way to go before we will be a good team, we saw some spurts of what they can do- so I'm leaning toward a handful of small steps will bring us back to our winning expectations. And if we can get one or two big steps, then we can get a B1G championship, and perhaps go deep into the tournament. With our history with Mel, I doubt any here will think he can't do it- but it is a matter of time.
To the schedule- the non-conference schedule is interesting- away games against St. Lawerence and Clarkson, and then home against Vermont (nice to see them again). After a couple of really early B1G games, a pair with Ferris, and then way after the B1G season, we host ASU for a couple of games. Couple of ECAC teams, and then we continue to have two Hockey East schools. Then a former CCHA and now WCHA foe; ending the season with a team that needs to find a home (and I still think it will be the B1G like Notre Dame).
Lots of hope, and high expectations.