I'm all for it.
Article on Adam Gaudette.
Happy to see that it sounds like the player and the canucks think he should be back next year
Instead we're all left to ponder - what if Vecchione had kept his commitment to UNH and Poturalski had stayed for his junior year. What if indeed...
The bolded part of your claim is my least favorite part of the Hobey candidacy conversation (not meant to target you, just the phrasing which is used frequently, especially to knock ZAR/Kelleher). Team record/performance is in no way part of the Hobey criteria. The criteria are:
1. Strength of character, on and off the ice
2. Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the game
3. Scholastic achievement and sportsmanship
4. Compliance with all NCAA rules, including being a full-time student in an accredited college or university and completing 50 percent or more of the season
Obviously all three of these players have fulfilled #4, and to different degrees #2 (I'd argue ZAR most completely out of all three, obviously). For #1, Vecchione is a two-year captain, ZAR is a two year assistant captain, Kelleher is an assistant captain this year, I do not remember if he was last year- so I imagine their "strength of character" is pretty good, not knowing anything else about them regarding off-ice curriculars. Which leaves scholastic achievement, which I have no insight to other than All-Academic teams, which Vecchione had last year and the other two did not.
Maybe that all academic team is enough to push Vecchione over the edge, and while "quality of competition" is not a criteria either like I claim ZAR's dominance in in my blog post, but it's definitely easier to show "outstanding skills" against easiaer competition.
New recruit Chase Bradley: http://northeasternhockeyblog.com/20...h-aston-reese/
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