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Humanoid
03-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Spring training is beginning today for many of the Bentley hockey players, and with the recruits we got coming in next year, I felt it was time to turn the page. Yes I probably should've waited until the finish of the season to get this kickstarted, but I'm already excited and can't wait for October!!

There is no word yet on schedule release dates or possible opponents. But that will usually be released in June or July.

Snively65
03-29-2012, 11:52 PM
Thought that I would copy over the 2012-2013 frosh recruits from the old 2011-2012 thread (R.I.P.).

Good idea on the 2012-2013 season thread. Who needs a stinkin' "off-season thread" anyway?

So, will the Wolverines be coming to the JAR for a couple of games to begin the coming season, the way Clarkson did last season? Somehow, I doubt it.


According to http://eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=2319 , the Falcons have the following players committed:
Max French, F, Westside Warriors, BCHL, 7 Oct 1992, Westbrook, B.C., 5'9", 170#, 48 Ga, 25 G, 14 A, 83 PIM
Andrew Gladink, F, Nanaimo Clippers, BCHL, 7 March 1991, White Rock, B.C., 6'0", 185#, 59 Ga, 29 G, 30 A, 23 PIM
Kyle O'Brien, D, Cushing Academy, 23 March 1993, 6'0", 179#, no data for 2011-2012, 30 Ga, 6 G, 13 A, 0 PIM for 2010-2011
Mark Meads, F, Valley Jr. Warriors, EJHL (via Tabor Acad), 16 March 1992, Middleton, Mass., 5'6", 161#, 27 Ga, 5 G, 10 A, 54 PIM
Tyler Krause, F, Westside Warriors, BCHL, 15 Sept 1991, Kelowna, B.C., 5'11", 170#, 24 Ga, 12 G, 17 A, 28 PIM, and 27 Ga, 23 G, 18 A, 26 PIM for Okotok Oilers, AJHL
Matthew Bloomquist, D, Coulee Region Chill, NAHL, 6 March 1991, Blaine, MN, 6'1", 181#, 44 Ga, 6 G, 16 A, 17 PIM
Jesse Petito, F, New Jersey Hitmen, EJHL, 2 July 1991, Ronkonkoma, NY, 5'9", 161#, 24 GA, 8 G, 12 A, 48 PIM
Jordy Trottier (is he coming back, as played for Bentley during 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons?), Boomington Blaze, CHL, 5 Nov 1988, Bozeman, MT, 5'11", 181#, 38 Ga, 4 G, 6 A,, 29 PIM

Humanoid
03-30-2012, 11:14 AM
Thought that I would copy over the 2012-2013 frosh recruits from the old 2011-2012 thread (R.I.P.).

Good idea on the 2012-2013 season thread. Who needs a stinkin' "off-season thread" anyway?

So, will the Wolverines be coming to the JAR for a couple of games to begin the coming season, the way Clarkson did last season? Somehow, I doubt it.


According to http://eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=2319 , the Falcons have the following players committed:
Max French, F, Westside Warriors, BCHL, 7 Oct 1992, Westbrook, B.C., 5'9", 170#, 48 Ga, 25 G, 14 A, 83 PIM
Andrew Gladink, F, Nanaimo Clippers, BCHL, 7 March 1991, White Rock, B.C., 6'0", 185#, 59 Ga, 29 G, 30 A, 23 PIM
Kyle O'Brien, D, Cushing Academy, 23 March 1993, 6'0", 179#, no data for 2011-2012, 30 Ga, 6 G, 13 A, 0 PIM for 2010-2011
Mark Meads, F, Valley Jr. Warriors, EJHL (via Tabor Acad), 16 March 1992, Middleton, Mass., 5'6", 161#, 27 Ga, 5 G, 10 A, 54 PIM
Tyler Krause, F, Westside Warriors, BCHL, 15 Sept 1991, Kelowna, B.C., 5'11", 170#, 24 Ga, 12 G, 17 A, 28 PIM, and 27 Ga, 23 G, 18 A, 26 PIM for Okotok Oilers, AJHL
Matthew Bloomquist, D, Coulee Region Chill, NAHL, 6 March 1991, Blaine, MN, 6'1", 181#, 44 Ga, 6 G, 16 A, 17 PIM
Jesse Petito, F, New Jersey Hitmen, EJHL, 2 July 1991, Ronkonkoma, NY, 5'9", 161#, 24 GA, 8 G, 12 A, 48 PIM
Jordy Trottier (is he coming back, as played for Bentley during 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons?), Boomington Blaze, CHL, 5 Nov 1988, Bozeman, MT, 5'11", 181#, 38 Ga, 4 G, 6 A,, 29 PIM

Bentley hockey never has an offseason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Chris Heisenberg, it looks like bentley has signed another goalie to make up for the departure of Rank from last year. They ran into a situation where Dougherty tore his knee in the Holy Cross game at the end of the year when they yanked Komm on the alst night of the regular season. He was able to dress, and medically he was cleared to play, but he would've been terribly ineffective had Komm been injured in the playoffs. It's obvious Bentley needed the third goalie down the stretch.

The goalie is Gabe Antoni from the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NAHL Tier-A league. He'll be the third Bentley Falcon from St. Louis's organization that I can think off of the top of my head. The other two that come to mind are Brett Gensler and Dain Prewitt. That's a pretty solid track record. Looking at his stats, he's coming in with some talent - 91% save pct and 14 wins last year in the NAHL. Big potential coup for Bentley.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?encode=TRUE&pid=145426

UMLFan
03-30-2012, 12:34 PM
You also just picked up a commitment from Derek Bacon of the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL). He had a 13-28-41 in 33 games this year (3rd on his team) and has 10 points in 9 games in the playoffs. He's 5'9", 175 pounds, from Calgary.

Snively65
03-30-2012, 03:55 PM
You also just picked up a commitment from Derek Bacon of the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL). He had a 13-28-41 in 33 games this year (3rd on his team) and has 10 points in 9 games in the playoffs. He's 5'9", 175 pounds, from Calgary.

Thanks for posting; for 2012-2013, or year following?

Good pick up on St. Louis Jr Blues goalie, too. Good to have competition for time in the net.

UMLFan
03-30-2012, 04:04 PM
Thanks for posting; for 2012-2013, or year following?

Good pick up on St. Louis Jr Blues goalie, too. Good to have competition for time in the net.He's a '91 (will turn 21 in September), so it would be for this season.

Humanoid
03-30-2012, 09:57 PM
He's a '91 (will turn 21 in September), so it would be for this season.

With Bacon and the new recruits, I want to say the lines will go something like this:

Switzer-Grieve-Gensler
Gladiuk-Campanelli-French
Breton-Kubiak-Koudys
Meads-Hartung-Krause or Rickord-Hartung-some freshman

Krause is going to be the Kayfes replacement in terms of instigation I think; the stats lend themselves. I'm not sure about Meads, but I really think Gladiuk and French are going to be solid. There's going to be some form of embarassment of riches here.

Williams-Marginsky
Weinstein-Maher
O'Brien-Bloomquist

As much as I think Ledford gives 150% on the ice, depending on how the new guys look, I don't see him playing every game. Maybe platooning with the other two in some capacity?

Komm
Dougherty
freshman whose name I can't remember

Snively65
03-31-2012, 12:29 AM
With Bacon and the new recruits, I want to say the lines will go something like this:

Switzer-Grieve-Gensler
Gladiuk-Campanelli-French
Breton-Kubiak-Koudys
Meads-Hartung-Krause or Rickord-Hartung-some freshman

Krause is going to be the Kayfes replacement in terms of instigation I think; the stats lend themselves. I'm not sure about Meads, but I really think Gladiuk and French are going to be solid. There's going to be some form of embarassment of riches here.

Williams-Marginsky
Weinstein-Maher
O'Brien-Bloomquist

As much as I think Ledford gives 150% on the ice, depending on how the new guys look, I don't see him playing every game. Maybe platooning with the other two in some capacity?

Komm
Dougherty
freshman whose name I can't remember

So, assuming that everyone comes back and all the committed players named above show up, I count 17 forwards (Switzer, Grieve, Gensler; Breton, Kubiak, Koudys; Rickford, Hartung, Fitzstephens; Trottier, Campanelli, French; Krause, Gladiuk, Petito, Meads, Bacon), 7 D-men (Williams, Marginsky; Weinstein, Maher; Ledford, O'Brien, Bloomquist), and 3 goalies (Komm, Dougherty, Antoni). That is a lot of players fighting for ice time.

Humanoid
03-31-2012, 02:12 PM
So, assuming that everyone comes back and all the committed players named above show up, I count 17 forwards (Switzer, Grieve, Gensler; Breton, Kubiak, Koudys; Rickford, Hartung, Fitzstephens; Trottier, Campanelli, French; Krause, Gladiuk, Petito, Meads, Bacon), 7 D-men (Williams, Marginsky; Weinstein, Maher; Ledford, O'Brien, Bloomquist), and 3 goalies (Komm, Dougherty, Antoni). That is a lot of players fighting for ice time.

French is going to be coming for 2013-2014, so that makes 16 forwards. Still an insane amount of players fighting for ice time.

This is a credit to the coaching staff who is recruiting a LARGE number of players who are also committing. There's no way they have the scholarship packages to give these guys a huge substantial amount, so these guys are coming to play for the opportunity.

From what I understand, a couple of guys, namely Gladiuk and Meads are coming in highly touted.

http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/sports/story.html?id=c6bae999-2fa3-47bd-9a72-3ae875004e1f

Gladiuk is coming in to be a top 6 forward and be on the top two PP units according to this article. 166 points in 174 games in junior hockey as of when it was written. He was called the best player in the league by his coach and is reigning MVP of the Nainamo Clippers. So I'm assuming he will be playing with Campanelli to give more second line punch. Bentley really needs that as the first line accounted for far too many goals and points versus the other three lines. If they can roll out two legitimate goal scoring lines, they'll have a chance to quickly become the best offensive team in the league.

Their top line was the best in the league, but their offense fell just short of some of the offense produced by the top teams. It can be argued they were eliminated by an inferior offensive team that capitalized at the right moments. I didn't feel watching the RIT series that RIT was the overall better team but they were the team that did the things right to win (so I guess that does make them th ebetter team). I know people will say to me that I'm an RIT hater, and while, to an extent that's true, I have said a number of times that RIT was better when they had to be in Games 2 and especially, obvs, in Game 3.

That said, I see Bentley competing NOW for a spot in the conference's final game, as opposed to falling just short of going tot he conference semifinals. This team is going to not sneak up on anybody though so it's imperative these players make an immediate impact.

Snively65
04-04-2012, 03:19 AM
Krause is going to be the Kayfes replacement in terms of instigation I think; the stats lend themselves.

So, who will be replacing Nudy and Stonacek (3 SHG's) on the number 1 PK unit next season?

brookie
04-04-2012, 02:18 PM
Recruiting would be aided by having a rink on campus. Any plans for an arena in the near future???

Snively65
04-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Recruiting would be aided by having a rink on campus. Any plans for an arena in the near future???

Sigh.......probably will not happen any time in the near- or mid-term, as the senior admin is against it, even when the hockey rink project was veiled as a campus events center, for hosting graduations, concerts, and other gatherings. Off course, I am biased and do not agree with this short-sighted view, and feel that a rink on campus would have immeasurable upside opportunities. Given this situation, I feel that it is even more amazing that the Bentley hockey program has been recruiting some really fine players. And, like most college hockey programs, with the exception of some where a few upperclassmen leave early to turn pro, our graduation rates are excellent, as they are for all of our student athletes.

schiegs
04-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Nice article on Gensler...

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/news/x221039282/Bentley-University-discovers-hockey-gem-in-Gensler#axzz1rHDmpzcA

Snively65
04-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Nice article on Gensler...

http://www.wickedlocal.com/waltham/news/x221039282/Bentley-University-discovers-hockey-gem-in-Gensler#axzz1rHDmpzcA

Tickets for New England Hockey Writers' Dinner are $50; anyone going to Saugus this Wednesday night?

Oops, it is tonight, Tuesday, not Wednesday. Was incorrectly listed on the Boston Gridiron Website, although was correctly listed elsewhere.

Humanoid
04-10-2012, 11:18 PM
Tickets for New England Hockey Writers' Dinner are $50; anyone going to Saugus this Wednesday night?

Oops, it is tonight, Tuesday, not Wednesday. Was incorrectly listed on the Boston Gridiron Website, although was correctly listed elsewhere.

I was seriously considering it, but I ended up not going. Bentley Falcons' facebook page posted the picture. I am already anxious waiting for October!

Snively65
04-11-2012, 12:33 AM
I am already anxious waiting for October!

Ya, ya; that is why we have this 2012-2013 thread instead of a dumb off-season thread. :)

In researching the Walter Brown Award, I discovered that my alma mater UNH has seven recipients: Bob Miller, 1977; Ralph Cox, 1979; Ty Conklin, 2001; Mike Ayers, 2003; Steve Saviano, 2004; Kevin Regan, 2008; and Bobby Butler, 2010. Really cool to have a Bentley player now on that list.

Still hoping that Bentley gets a chance to play at Lake Whitt one of these years.

Humanoid
04-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Many of the Bentley Falcons on twitter and facebook have been sending well wishes out to Michael Eden, the boy who became part of the team through Team Impact. Michael's condition hasn't been made too public, but I get the feeling that it hasn't improved, as the majority of them have been asking for prayers and to keep him in the thoughts. He is still fighting cancer, but as the players have asked for well wishes, i figured I'd appeal to the forum masses for the team.

Please keep the boy in your thoughts and prayers as he fights this insidious disease. He was an inspiration to so many last year, and he was out in Rochester for the series against RIT. The boys on the team drew so much from him and welcomed him with open arms, and he skated with them to shoot pucks after wins or losses at the JAR. I know that we can send out well wishes to him even though this is but a forum where we can argue or agree with one another.

Snively65
04-18-2012, 01:34 AM
Many of the Bentley Falcons on twitter and facebook have been sending well wishes out to Michael Eden, the boy who became part of the team through Team Impact. Michael's condition hasn't been made too public, but I get the feeling that it hasn't improved, as the majority of them have been asking for prayers and to keep him in the thoughts. He is still fighting cancer, but as the players have asked for well wishes, i figured I'd appeal to the forum masses for the team.

Please keep the boy in your thoughts and prayers as he fights this insidious disease. He was an inspiration to so many last year, and he was out in Rochester for the series against RIT. The boys on the team drew so much from him and welcomed him with open arms, and he skated with them to shoot pucks after wins or losses at the JAR. I know that we can send out well wishes to him even though this is but a forum where we can argue or agree with one another.

Here is a link from this past January to Michael Eden.

http://framingham.patch.com/articles/cancer-survivor-15-spends-time-with-bentley-college-hockey-team

Humanoid
04-18-2012, 10:33 AM
I am hearing some increased rumblings regarding the three words we never thought we'd ever hear. I don't know any details, they're entirely unconfirmed, and it's only a vicious rumor that came to me from some students on campus. But I think, if nothing else, there are some discussions regarding this:

on
campus
rink

Has anyone else heard anything?

Chris_NH
04-18-2012, 11:30 AM
As a 1980 Alum of Bentley and a big college hockey fan, this 'rumor' is very exciting! Isn't hockey the only D-1 sport Bentley has? With all due respect to the basketball programs that have been extraordinarily successful, hockey has more than held its own at Bentley...and paid its dues.

Obviously a structure like this can only go on the South Campus; what would be taken away to make room for it? My guess: baseball fields. I would imagine that it makes the most sense to build a 'Merrimack-like' facility, right? It certainly doesn't need to be any bigger than that.