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    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    I have a feeling that the system does affect recruiting ... but not fully sure obviously.

    In the meantime, another '99 for both BU and Providence yesterday. And Wisco picks up their 9th commitment from 2018 and on in the last 30 days.
    I think it is less the system on the ice, and more that Bazin has found a recruiting system he likes: going after 19 and 20 year old late bloomers under a year before their enrollment. Then using his superior system on the ice to turn that group into a top 15 team.

    It looks like he will at least kick the tires on some elite kids, but only ones within a year of enrolling, not the 16 year old type, and since most elite kids commit over a year before enrollment there aren't many of these recruiting battles, so there won't be many wins.

    Personally, I don't think it's the best way to go about building a championship team (nor do I think it is the worst), but if it consistently gets him top 4 in HE it's hard to argue with it, and unlikely he'll to see a reason to change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agganis View Post
    I think it is less the system on the ice, and more that Bazin has found a recruiting system he likes: going after 19 and 20 year old late bloomers under a year before their enrollment. Then using his superior system on the ice to turn that group into a top 15 team.

    It looks like he will at least kick the tires on some elite kids, but only ones within a year of enrolling, not the 16 year old type, and since most elite kids commit over a year before enrollment there aren't many of these recruiting battles, so there won't be many wins.

    Personally, I don't think it's the best way to go about building a championship team (nor do I think it is the worst), but if it consistently gets him top 4 in HE it's hard to argue with it, and unlikely he'll to see a reason to change it.
    Fair point. Thanks for this.
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    3 more '00s for Wisco yesterday. I've seriously never seen anything like this in college recruiting since I started following over 20 years ago.
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    @MarkDivver
    .@FriarsHockey and Chilliwack's Jordan Kawaguchi recently parted ways. Word is he quickly had offers from a Big Ten and an @TheNCHC school.
    Kawaguchi was the 4th leading scorer in the BCHL this past season.
    Kawaguchi is heading to Denver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    3 more '00s for Wisco yesterday. I've seriously never seen anything like this in college recruiting since I started following over 20 years ago.
    According to the Wisco thread there's another one on the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Innova View Post
    I went to the Annual WAHA meeting yesterday in Wausau. Don Granato was the guest speaker. It was a great talk, you can really see the passion that he has for hockey when he speaks. Some notes that I took away (in a very random order):

    • He talked about how they have two first rounders right now (Frederic and Kunin), the goal is to have 10 of them at Wisconsin at a time.
    • Tony, Don, and Mark had been talking for years about coaching together. But they thought it would be in the NHL.
    • Don said that he questioned how much Barry and the AD cared about hockey. Even when the team made money, it was such a small percentage compared to Football and Basketball.
    • Once Barry offered Tony the job, it was a 5 minute conversation with Don and Mark, they said Yes that quickly.
    • A lot of college hockey coaches are now intimidated by what Wisconsin has.
    • Tony was going to speak instead of Don, but Don wouldn't let him. He had to be in Michigan for the World Junior Summer Showcase
    • He talked about how his US NTDP U18s came to Madison and beat the Badgers with 7 or 8 17 year olds. The Badgers should never lose to high schoolers.
    • All of their recent recruits (12?) had their foot in the door at MN, Boston, UND, etc. Some de-committed. He said that they respected the Verbal commitments, and only talked to kids after they de-committed.
    • They are very happy with the incoming recruits, but they don't want to wait 3 years to start winning.
    • He talked about changing the attitude of the players (12 wins in the last two years will defeat a team).
    • He mentioned another recruit that will be announced next week. Said he played for him at US NTDP, and is another de-committment.
    • He talked about recruiting philosophy. They try to challenge the kids. They want to find kids that have the same goals as the coaching staff (hard work, intelligence, desire to win, etc). If they don't share those goals, then there is another school for them.... like MN, ND, etc!


    Overall a really good talk. He also had an hour session about player development on the world stage. He used a lot of Auston Mathews clips in that presentation

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    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    According to the Wisco thread there's another one on the way.
    There's a few more commits on Wisco radar that they're going hard after. I know the one that will be committing this week sometime played last year for Don Granato on the NDTP U17 team; was committed to another Big10 school.

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    Isn't it about that time one of you Sconnie guys send over another d-man ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    I guess there's not enough room for everyone at BU. Brandon Fortunato is leaving BU after two seasons.

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    Brandon Fortunato will not return to @TerrierHockey next season, according to David Quinn. Fortunato has 1 year of junior eligibility left.

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=190085
    He's heading to Quinnipiac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    He's heading to Quinnipiac.
    Joe Dumais connection had to play a factor in this.
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    Waiting on some recruiting news. Any day now.

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    It was mentioned before, but I hadn't put together the list yet to help prove the point. Here's where we would be for 2018, as currently constituted and with the current commits...

    I'm going to assume (for now) that Marin does indeed get redshirted this year. I think when you start seeing it this way, you realize how much work is needed in recruiting right now.

    18/19 roster

    Defense (6):
    Senior: Avni Berisha, Niklas Folin, Jacob Townsend
    Juniors: Mattias Goransson
    Sophomore: Cale List, Trevor Zins
    Freshmen:

    Forwards (10):
    Seniors: Ryan Dmowski, Nick Master, Connor Wilson
    Juniors: Keith Burchett, Kenny Hausinger, Guillaume LeClerc, Ryan Lohin, Colin O’Neill, James Winkler
    Sophomores: Nicholas Marin
    Freshmen:

    Goalies (4):
    Seniors: Sean Cleary, Chris Hernberg
    Junior: Garrett Metcalf, Tyler Wall
    Sophomore:
    Freshmen:

    This leaves us at 20 on the roster, with the class breakdown for 2017/2018 being:
    Seniors: 8
    Juniors: 9
    Sophomores: 3
    Freshmen: 0
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    Thanks, nice job Monty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    It was mentioned before, but I hadn't put together the list yet to help prove the point. Here's where we would be for 2018, as currently constituted and with the current commits...

    I'm going to assume (for now) that Marin does indeed get redshirted this year. I think when you start seeing it this way, you realize how much work is needed in recruiting right now.

    18/19 roster

    Defense (6):
    Senior: Avni Berisha, Niklas Folin, Jacob Townsend
    Juniors: Mattias Goransson
    Sophomore: Cale List, Trevor Zins
    Freshmen:

    Forwards (10):
    Seniors: Ryan Dmowski, Nick Master, Connor Wilson
    Juniors: Keith Burchett, Kenny Hausinger, Guillaume LeClerc, Ryan Lohin, Colin O’Neill, James Winkler
    Sophomores: Nicholas Marin
    Freshmen:

    Goalies (4):
    Seniors: Sean Cleary, Chris Hernberg
    Junior: Garrett Metcalf, Tyler Wall
    Sophomore:
    Freshmen:

    This leaves us at 20 on the roster, with the class breakdown for 2017/2018 being:
    Seniors: 8
    Juniors: 9
    Sophomores: 3
    Freshmen: 0
    That's a freshmen class for the ages right there.

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    Here's your new recruit.
    U.S. Hockey Wire ‏@USHockeyWire 2m2 minutes ago
    '98 F Charles Levesque (Hawkesbury CCHL) has committed to UMass-Lowell. Small & quick, put up point-per-game numbers last season in CCHL.
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    I wrote about Charlie Levesque following Chowder Cup Pre-Draft in May: http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/coll...layer-rankings

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    more on the new recruit for Lowell

    Jeff Cox ‏@JeffCoxSports 7m7 minutes ago
    Saw new UMass Lowell commit Charlie Levesque in May at Chowder Cup Pre-Draft. 5'9" '98 RW is fast, good skater, was elusive w/ quick release
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    Thanks Jeff and QU...

    First non-2016 commit since November 2015. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UMLFan View Post
    Thanks Jeff and QU...

    First non-2016 commit since November 2015. Wow.
    Great news. The CCHL press release. Hawks Levesque Commits To NCAA UMass Lowell for 2018-19

    The 5-9, 160lb Russell, ON native is a smart two-way centerman who also has strong hockey sense and playmaking ability. He simply has a never-ending motor as he wont blow you away with flashy play but his “never quit” mentality wears down opposing defenders. Levesque doesn’t let his lack of size keep him out of the tough areas of the ice as he scores a lot of goals from within 10 feet.
    Levesque was named CCHL Rookie of the Year while also being named to the CCHL All-Academic Team.

    http://cchl_hockey2.stats.pointstrea...seasonid=14468
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    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    Great news. The CCHL press release. Hawks Levesque Commits To NCAA UMass Lowell for 2018-19



    Levesque was named CCHL Rookie of the Year while also being named to the CCHL All-Academic Team.

    http://cchl_hockey2.stats.pointstrea...seasonid=14468
    Smaller sized, fast skater. Sounds like a Pendenza/Gambardella type player. Maybe a little smaller, but still. So he'll be coming in as a 20 year old or 19 going on 20 it sounds like, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottomdweller View Post
    Smaller sized, fast skater. Sounds like a Pendenza/Gambardella type player. Maybe a little smaller, but still. So he'll be coming in as a 20 year old or 19 going on 20 it sounds like, yes?
    Born 5/28/98, so he'd be coming in at age 20 (if he comes in '18 as is being speculated).
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