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ADK11
09-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Charlie's father, John Corcoran, was a star forward at Bowdoin College in the late 70s and early 80s, scoring 135 points (57 goals, 78 assists) in 101 games. His aunt, Mardie Corcoran, was an outstanding player for Brown. Great bloodlines...As FYI - USHR has good words to say about Corcoran, calling him skilled enough to be a top 6 forward, but also fast and gritty enough to play anywhere in the lineup. They also praise Whittet/White/Souza for their recent recruiting and, despite losing you-know-who, think that Lappin, Naclerio, Pfeil and Pryzbek will be very good additions for Bruno.

boblav1
09-13-2012, 11:29 PM
FYI - Another (2013) recruit according to USHR. Finnish defenseman Aleksi Rossi (3/15/93, 6’2”, 179). Rossi played the past two seasons in Finland’s top junior league and is a big stay-at-home defenseman. He’s en route to the U.S. and will play for Waterloo (USHL) this season.

Mike Hutter
09-27-2012, 01:03 AM
Ken Schotts reports in his blog that the ECAC coaches and media poll results are out. Brown is 12th in both.

http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2012/sep/26/union-picked-no-1-in-ecac-hockey-coaches-and-media/

DarthBruno
09-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Ken Schotts reports in his blog that the ECAC coaches and media poll results are out. Brown is 12th in both.

http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/schott/2012/sep/26/union-picked-no-1-in-ecac-hockey-coaches-and-media/

I guess the title of this thread is all too apt. Seriously, I know we need to stay upbeat, but it's **** discouraging reading the rankings. I know all the reasons why it's a challenge to recruit for Ivy and ECAC (but especially Ivy) hockey, but shouldn't we at least be able to make an institutional commitment to being in the top half of our league? Or among the top 3 Ivies in the ECAC?

I really feel for Brendan. His positive attitude is wonderful, but this can't be a lot of fun.

Hope the Bears prove the polls wrong and finish higher than last this year.

Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi. You're our only hope!

DarthBruno
09-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Who knew you couldn't post the D-word here? Squeaky clean, we are. :)

Mike Hutter
09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Hope the Bears prove the polls wrong and finish higher than last this year.


I have a lot of confidence that this team will prove the polls wrong and that Brendan will make sure of that.

Mike Hutter
10-02-2012, 11:24 PM
Bobby Farnham with Montreal AHL's Hamilton team

http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/hockey/montreal-canadiens/Bulldogs+start+show+system/7334582/story.html

Brown09
10-03-2012, 09:41 AM
I have a lot of confidence that this team will prove the polls wrong and that Brendan will make sure of that.

I hope so, but Brown needs to step its recruiting in order to move up to the next level. The non-scholarship excuse doesn't work any longer. Brown has made significant improvements in financial aid packages, and the Brown University brand is more valuable than at any time in the school's 248-year history.

eastcoastguru
10-03-2012, 03:06 PM
I hope so, but Brown needs to step its recruiting in order to move up to the next level. The non-scholarship excuse doesn't work any longer. Brown has made significant improvements in financial aid packages, and the Brown University brand is more valuable than at any time in the school's 248-year history.

I think what has happened is that it has gotten out that the coaches are not always truthful with potential recruits and the head coach does not always keep his word so they are finding it hard to attract the quality of kid they need. I have a friend who just went thru a nightmare with one of the assistant coaches basically lying over and over to the parents and the kid and then not having enough class to even call the kid back directly. You can't do that if you want to attract the right type of recruit as the hockey recruiting world is too small. My guess is until that is corrected they will have more and more decommits of good players and have an even more difficult time getting the right players in.

KFBS
10-03-2012, 03:52 PM
I think what has happened is that it has gotten out that the coaches are not always truthful with potential recruits and the head coach does not always keep his word so they are finding it hard to attract the quality of kid they need. I have a friend who just went thru a nightmare with one of the assistant coaches basically lying over and over to the parents and the kid and then not having enough class to even call the kid back directly. You can't do that if you want to attract the right type of recruit as the hockey recruiting world is too small. My guess is until that is corrected they will have more and more decommits of good players and have an even more difficult time getting the right players in.

My friend's, brother's, wife's cousin says you're totally making this up...so there.

kdiff77
10-03-2012, 09:38 PM
I think what has happened is that it has gotten out that the coaches are not always truthful with potential recruits and the head coach does not always keep his word so they are finding it hard to attract the quality of kid they need. I have a friend who just went thru a nightmare with one of the assistant coaches basically lying over and over to the parents and the kid and then not having enough class to even call the kid back directly. You can't do that if you want to attract the right type of recruit as the hockey recruiting world is too small. My guess is until that is corrected they will have more and more decommits of good players and have an even more difficult time getting the right players in.

I have it on good authority that you're full of ****.

The good authority is deductive reasoning.

Euler18
10-06-2012, 12:33 AM
I think what has happened is that it has gotten out that the coaches are not always truthful with potential recruits and the head coach does not always keep his word so they are finding it hard to attract the quality of kid they need. I have a friend who just went thru a nightmare with one of the assistant coaches basically lying over and over to the parents and the kid and then not having enough class to even call the kid back directly. You can't do that if you want to attract the right type of recruit as the hockey recruiting world is too small. My guess is until that is corrected they will have more and more decommits of good players and have an even more difficult time getting the right players in.

This is a totally ridiculous statement.

Mike Hutter
10-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Frustrating to see a lot of the ECAC teams playing games already, both exhibition and non-exhibition, and Bruno hasn't even officially started practice. When does practice officially begin?

UncleRay
10-07-2012, 09:59 PM
I hope so, but Brown needs to step its recruiting in order to move up to the next level. The non-scholarship excuse doesn't work any longer. Brown has made significant improvements in financial aid packages, and the Brown University brand is more valuable than at any time in the school's 248-year history.
Frustrating to see a lot of the ECAC teams playing games already, both exhibition and non-exhibition, and Bruno hasn't even officially started practice. When does practice officially begin?Aren't rules in the Ivy League different? Like no athletic scholarships. And starting the hockey season later than the rest of the NCAA. When you checked other ECAC teams, did you not notice that no other Ivies had played??

bruno
10-08-2012, 10:52 AM
Frustrating to see a lot of the ECAC teams playing games already, both exhibition and non-exhibition, and Bruno hasn't even officially started practice. When does practice officially begin?

Friday, October 12.

Also, the Bears are scheduled to meet Harvard in a 4:00 p.m. exhibition game at the Bright Center on Saturday, October 20.

Humanoid
10-10-2012, 08:32 AM
USCHO's preview of Brown states the obvious - that Brown suffered at the end of last year with injuries they never overcame, and that Brendan Whittet doesn't blame anyone for Bruno's preseason 12th place finish.

Brown is still very young, which will make a difference this year, and they'll obviously be starting the year behind the 8 ball due to a learning curve and later start date.

One thing I still liked is Brendan's attitude - "yeah we lost Clemente. So what? We might have two guys who are better than he was." Ok - probably not true, but you gotta like that type of fire since we've all had that fire over the past few months with everything. I just hope that fire doesn't turn into anger or frustration if Brown doesn't win games.

Either way, I'm glad the season is right around the corner, even if we all know there's going to be some serious growing pains issues this year.

http://www.uscho.com/2012/10/10/brown-focuses-on-effort-consistency-with-young-roster/

Humanoid
10-10-2012, 08:34 AM
I think what has happened is that it has gotten out that the coaches are not always truthful with potential recruits and the head coach does not always keep his word so they are finding it hard to attract the quality of kid they need. I have a friend who just went thru a nightmare with one of the assistant coaches basically lying over and over to the parents and the kid and then not having enough class to even call the kid back directly. You can't do that if you want to attract the right type of recruit as the hockey recruiting world is too small. My guess is until that is corrected they will have more and more decommits of good players and have an even more difficult time getting the right players in.

Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

bruno
10-11-2012, 11:19 AM
READY TO GO!

Official practice sessions get underway tomorrow (Friday) and the Bears' season begins with the Ivy Showcase at Meehan Auditorium on October 26-27. Dartmouth and Yale will play the opening game at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, and Brown meets Princeton in the tourney nightcap at 7:00 p.m. The two Friday winners will play for the Showcase championship on Saturday, October 27 and a consolation game is also scheduled.

Mike Hutter
10-15-2012, 03:08 PM
Mike Clemente Update:

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4496557

Euler18
10-16-2012, 12:02 AM
The Bears' season begins with the Ivy Showcase at Meehan Auditorium on October 26-27. Dartmouth and Yale will play the opening game at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, and Brown meets Princeton in the tourney nightcap at 7:00 p.m. The two Friday winners will play for the Showcase championship on Saturday, October 27 and a consolation game is also scheduled.

Whatever happens on Friday, Brown will play the late game on Saturday (7:00pm) against either Yale or Dartmouth.

This coming Saturday Brown will play a pre-season scrimmage at Harvard (4:00pm).