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    Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    An amazing season has drawn to a close, so the offseason is here.

    Post any offseason news and notes here.... only 6 (long?) months until the puck is dropped at Messa again.

    Here's what some of Union's 2012-2013 schedule might look like

    2012-2013 schedule: http://www.unionathletics.com/schedu...x?schedule=265
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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Quote Originally Posted by rdf8585 View Post
    An amazing season has drawn to a close, so the offseason is here.

    Post any offseason news and notes here.... only 6 (long?) months until the puck is dropped at Messa again.

    Based on RPI's previously announced schedule, here's what some of Union's might look like. There's likely several OOC games not listed that aren't known yet.

    11/2 – at RPI
    11/3 – vs RPI
    11/9 – at Harvard
    11/10 – at Dartmouth
    11/23 – vs Penn State (Schott reported on this possible two game series in December)
    11/24 – vs Penn State
    11/30 – vs Quinnipiac
    12/1 - vs Princeton
    12/7 – at Brown
    12/8 – at Yale
    TBD late December - play in Catamount Cup @ Vermont
    1/11 – at Princeton
    1/12 – at Quinnipiac
    1/18 – vs Cornell
    1/19 – vs Colgate
    1/26 – RPI (non-league, possibly at Times Union Center as per Schott)
    2/1 – vs Dartmouth
    2/2 – vs Harvard
    2/8 – at Clarkson
    2/9 – at St. Lawrence
    2/15 – vs Yale
    2/16 – vs Brown
    2/22 – at Colgate
    2/23 – at Cornell
    3/1 – vs St. Lawrence
    3/2 – vs Clarkson
    You won't be playing 2/2 vs. Harvard, given that 2/4 is one of the days of the Beanpot. That game will likely be moved.
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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Speaking of schedules, Schott reports Union will play a two game set at Bowling Green on Oct 12-13. Schedule above edited.

    http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/...een-next-seas/
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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Looks like plenty of OOC games left to schedule. So far as Zajac is concerned, good luck to him. I assume an ATO means no pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholin1 View Post
    Looks like plenty of OOC games left to schedule. So far as Zajac is concerned, good luck to him. I assume an ATO means no pay?
    Correct.

    Under the agreement, the player shall receive no salary, bonus (of any kind) or any other form of compensation. He does not count against the cap.
    - http://capgeek.com/faq/what-s-an-ama...t-contract.php
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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Just was thinking... it would be pretty fun if Kinkaid started in goal this weekend and Zajac played as well.
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    So far as I know there is still space available to the year end Banquet this Sunday. It should be a great event. http://www.unionathletics.com/news/2...x?path=mhockey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholin1 View Post
    So far as I know there is still space available to the year end Banquet this Sunday. It should be a great event. http://www.unionathletics.com/news/2...x?path=mhockey
    It always is. We'll be there. After that a long summer 'til October and hockey rolls around again.
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    Does anyone know what recruiting is looking like for next year? Are there any signals that it is picking up? Any 6'5" forwards? Hope this year makes recruiting easier and more productive. Going to be hard to replace the leadership.

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    I dont know much about recruiting but according to the NHL Central Scouting website there is an incoming player who is ranked in the Top 200 draft eligible players who is committed to Union. Forgot his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeMalloy View Post
    I dont know much about recruiting but according to the NHL Central Scouting website there is an incoming player who is ranked in the Top 200 draft eligible players who is committed to Union. Forgot his name.
    I think you're referring to Tim Boyle, younger brother of NYR Brian Boyle. Gostisbehere is also in the top 200 but of course we already have him, for the time being or at least until he puts on another 25 lbs. or so.

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    Highlight package from a season to remember - http://youtu.be/kbAz_AkJzqI
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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Kelly Zajac is in the lineup tonight for the AHL Albany Devils at the TUC. They also have games tomorrow and Sunday.

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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Who has the biggest cap hit in NHL history?

    Answer - Jeremy Welsh.

    Really - http://www.capgeek.com/faq/is-jeremy...hit-a-typo.php and http://www.capgeek.com/leaders.php?type=CAP_HIT
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeMalloy View Post
    I dont know much about recruiting but according to the NHL Central Scouting website there is an incoming player who is ranked in the Top 200 draft eligible players who is committed to Union. Forgot his name.
    Here's a little recruit news courtesy of Ken Schott. http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/...-to-sjhl-titl/

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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Ken Schott's recap of last night's award's banquet. http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/...on-hockey-mvp/

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    It was a great night. The place was packed. A fitting end to a remarkable season.

    Now the hockey withdrawal will begin. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaliefan View Post
    It was a great night. The place was packed. A fitting end to a remarkable season.

    Now the hockey withdrawal will begin. . .
    I thought Jeremy Walsh's remarks were the highlight of the evening. He spoke sincerely and passionately for about 10 minutes on the program, the college and all those who had helped him to get his degree and to grow as a person and a hockey player. A great young man.

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    Re: Union Hockey Offseason Thread - That was fun...

    Wally Bzdell getting some recent ink in the Nanaimo Daily News, a Canadian paper.

    http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailyn...0-c3ab75343a82
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