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goldy_331
03-28-2012, 11:00 AM
I was surprised I had not seen a thread on this yet, sorry if I missed one. Here are the finalists:

2011-12 AHCA Men's Ice Hockey Spencer Penrose Award Finalists

Norm Bazin, UMass-Lowell - Hockey East Coach of the Year
Rick Bennett, Union - ECAC Coach of the Year and NCAA Semifinalist
Bob Daniels, Ferris State - CCHA Coach of the Year and NCAA Semifinalist*
Don Lucia, Minnesota - NCAA Semifinalist*
Mel Pearson, Michigan Tech - WCHA Coach of the Year
Ryan Soderquist, Bentley College - Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year
Jerry York, Boston College - NCAA Semifinalist*

Feel free to weigh in on who is most deserving.

icehawk
03-28-2012, 11:06 AM
Bazin has this thing hands down.


2011-12 Norm Bazin -------------- 24 13 1 NCAA Quarters
2010-11 Blaise Macdonald --------- 5 25 4

claver2010
03-28-2012, 11:07 AM
Bazin has this thing hands down.

Yup, not close.

jrobes01
03-28-2012, 11:09 AM
Somebody actually bothered putting in other "finalists?" Seriously?

goldy_331
03-28-2012, 11:22 AM
Somebody actually bothered putting in other "finalists?" Seriously?

I know, it's like why do they bother having the other three teams go to Tampa when everyone knows the title already belongs to BC? Same thing here.

Patronick
03-28-2012, 11:22 AM
I was surprised I had not seen a thread on this yet, sorry if I missed one. Here are the finalists:

2011-12 AHCA Men's Ice Hockey Spencer Penrose Award Finalists

Norm Bazin, UMass-Lowell - Hockey East Coach of the Year
Rick Bennett, Union - ECAC Coach of the Year and NCAA Semifinalist
Bob Daniels, Ferris State - CCHA Coach of the Year and NCAA Semifinalist*
Don Lucia, Minnesota - NCAA Semifinalist*
Mel Pearson, Michigan Tech - WCHA Coach of the Year
Ryan Soderquist, Bentley College - Atlantic Hockey Coach of the Year
Jerry York, Boston College - NCAA Semifinalist*

Feel free to weigh in on who is most deserving.

This might be the biggest no-brainer in the history of the award.

Although not everyone feels that way. Noted hack Dave Starman gave his award to Bob Daniels. Because, you know, going from 18-16-5 (.526) to 25-11-5 (.671) is totally on par with Lowell posting a 5-25-4 (.206) under MacDonald to 24-13-1 (.645) with Bazin.

Not to take anything away from Bob Daniels, but this is no contest.

Patronick
03-28-2012, 11:25 AM
I know, it's like why do they bother having the other three teams go to Tampa when everyone knows the title already belongs to BC? Same thing here.

Sarcasam aside, it's not the same thing. BC is a heavy favorite, but they still have to play the games, anything could happen, blah blah.

Picking COTY has no direct compeition, it's just voters making a decision. In this case, there is no decision to make. It's a gimme. Fact. Science.

SanTropez
03-28-2012, 11:38 AM
In fact, they should change the award name from Spencer Penrose to the Norm Bazin award.

walrus
03-28-2012, 12:07 PM
What
No Timmay?

ronmexico
03-28-2012, 12:20 PM
In fact, they should change the award name from Spencer Penrose to the Norm Bazin award.

Some people in Colorado Springs might take issue with that. I've heard stories, you don't want to mess with these people. (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/) :eek:

rdf8585
03-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Rick Bennett has this one in the bag. First year head coach, his team won its first ever league championship, first ever tourney games (including a win over Bazin's team), and now a trip to the Frozen Four.

Flashy Man
03-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Norm Bazin

2011-12 Norm Bazin Hockey East I 24 13 1 .645
2010-11 Blaise MacDonald Hockey East I 5 25 4 .206
2009-10 Blaise MacDonald Hockey East I 19 16 4 .538
2008-09 Blaise MacDonald Hockey East I 20 16 2 .553

Rick Bennett

2011-12 Rick Bennett ECAC I 26 7 7 .738
2010-11 Nate Leaman ECAC I 26 10 4 .700
2009-10 Nate Leaman ECAC I 21 12 6 .615
2008-09 Nate Leaman ECAC I 19 17 3 .526

Bob Daniels

2011-12 Bob Daniels CCHA I 25 11 5 .671
2010-11 Bob Daniels CCHA I 18 16 5 .526
2009-10 Bob Daniels CCHA I 21 13 6 .600
2008-09 Bob Daniels CCHA I 12 19 7 .408

Don Lucia

2011-12 Don Lucia WCHA I 28 13 1 .679
2010-11 Don Lucia WCHA I 16 14 6 .528
2009-10 Don Lucia WCHA I 18 19 2 .487
2008-09 Don Lucia WCHA I 17 13 7 .554

Mel Pearson

2011-12 Mel Pearson WCHA I 16 19 4 .462
2010-11 Jamie Russell WCHA I 4 30 4 .158
2009-10 Jamie Russell WCHA I 5 30 1 .153
2008-09 Jamie Russell WCHA I 6 25 7 .250

Ryan Soderquist

2011-12 Ryan Soderquist Atlantic Hockey I 16 16 8 .500
2010-11 Ryan Soderquist Atlantic Hockey I 10 18 6 .382
2009-10 Ryan Soderquist Atlantic Hockey I 12 19 4 .400
2008-09 Ryan Soderquist Atlantic Hockey I 19 17 2 .526

Jerry York

2011-12 Jerry York Hockey East I 31 10 1 .750
2010-11 Jerry York Hockey East I 30 8 1 .782
2009-10 Jerry York Hockey East I 29 10 3 .726
2008-09 Jerry York Hockey East I 18 14 5 .554

Nick Papagiorgio
03-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Rick Bennett has this one in the bag. First year head coach, his team won its first ever league championship, first ever tourney games (including a win over Bazin's team), and now a trip to the Frozen Four.

April 1st is Sunday... a little early with this post.

J.D.
03-28-2012, 12:40 PM
I know, it's like why do they bother having the other three teams go to Tampa when everyone knows the title already belongs to BC? Same thing here.

Not everyone. BC fans are confident, as we should be, but it's other fans who are proclaiming BC is a lock.

Anyway, are the finalists really "named"? Isn't it the same thing every year? League COTYs and FF coaches?

Dirty
03-28-2012, 12:41 PM
Rick Bennett has this one in the bag. First year head coach, his team won its first ever league championship, first ever tourney games (including a win over Bazin's team), and now a trip to the Frozen Four.

Speaking of in the bag, you must half in the bag right now.

Patronick
03-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Rick Bennett has this one in the bag. First year head coach, his team won its first ever league championship, first ever tourney games (including a win over Bazin's team), and now a trip to the Frozen Four.

Taking a team full of Leaman's players to similar record and reaching the NCAA's for the second consecutive years doesn't come close to the turnaround Bazin engineered.

rdf8585
03-28-2012, 12:49 PM
With all due respect to Nate Leaman, a great coach.... Bennett was instrumental in recruiting many of the players on the team. I'd have Bazin second on the ballot.

Flashy Man
03-28-2012, 01:13 PM
Taking a team full of Leaman's players to similar record and reaching the NCAA's for the second consecutive years doesn't come close to the turnaround Bazin engineered.

So Bazin engineered turning around one consecutive year of single digit wins and Pearson engineering turning around three consecutive years of single digit wins.

ScottK
03-28-2012, 01:19 PM
so bazin engineered turning around one consecutive year of single digit wins into an ncaa berth and pearson engineering turning around three consecutive years of single digit wins into a record still under .500.

fyp

Flashy Man
03-28-2012, 01:22 PM
fyp

Eh, it's my only argument of Pearson over Bazin.