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Dutchfan
07-14-2013, 07:50 PM
Jooris and Ghost apparently both had impressive prospect camps from everything I have read. It will be crucial for both of these guys to have big seasons this upcoming year if Union is to continue the run they have been on the last few seasons, so this is good news to hear over the summer.

CornwallAce
07-15-2013, 09:32 AM
http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/wisconsin-badgers-mens-hockey/2013/7/12/4506444/alex-todd-nebraska-omaha-assistant-coach-dean-blais-mavericks-uno-nchc

Alex Todd, former Union player who was coaching up in Castleton, VT has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Nebraska-Omaha.

Wholin1
07-15-2013, 08:47 PM
Jooris and Ghost apparently both had impressive prospect camps from everything I have read. It will be crucial for both of these guys to have big seasons this upcoming year if Union is to continue the run they have been on the last few seasons, so this is good news to hear over the summer.i'd like to see Jooris have the type of senior season that Kyle Bodie had last season. I think he is capable of it. I'd love to see him avoid the ill advised penalties as well.

Wicked Slappaahs
07-16-2013, 05:03 PM
I believe I read that Lindholm is expected to play in Sweden next season, so Welsh should have every opportunity to earn a spot with the Canes out of camp, without the young Swede taking a spot at center. Worst case scenario, he will gain more exposure and experience for interested teams to see him. So much for that...Lindholm signed entry level deal with CAR and will have every opportunity to make the big squad, according to Rutherford.

rdf8585
07-16-2013, 06:59 PM
i'd like to see Jooris have the type of senior season that Kyle Bodie had last season. I think he is capable of it. I'd love to see him avoid the ill advised penalties as well.

Sounds like he's in great shape.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Flames&amp;src=hash">#Flames</a>&#39; fittest rookies at camp (in order) -- Brossoit, Elson, Horak, Van Brabant, Jooris.</p>&mdash; Scott Cruickshank (@CruickshankCH) <a href="https://twitter.com/CruickshankCH/statuses/356918516491894785">July 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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rdf8585
07-17-2013, 03:31 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Philadelphia Daily News feature on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UnionHockey&amp;src=hash">#UnionHockey</a> defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere: <a href="http://t.co/RX4aW6LbxO">http://t.co/RX4aW6LbxO</a></p>&mdash; Union Hockey News (@unionhockeynews) <a href="https://twitter.com/unionhockeynews/statuses/357578318440181762">July 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Wholin1
07-17-2013, 03:59 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Philadelphia Daily News feature on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UnionHockey&src=hash">#UnionHockey</a> defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere: <a href="http://t.co/RX4aW6LbxO">http://t.co/RX4aW6LbxO</a></p> Union Hockey News (@unionhockeynews) <a href="https://twitter.com/unionhockeynews/statuses/357578318440181762">July 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Hey we both gained 10 lbs this summer! :D

rdf8585
07-25-2013, 01:57 AM
Big honor for former Union forward Doug Christiansen (1998-2002) ...

http://unionhockeynews.blogspot.com/2013/07/christiansen-named-great-britain.html

Anyone remember him?

Dutchman
07-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Did anyone look over the final NCAA Stats for 2012-2013?

Union Power Play - #1
Union Team Defense - #6
Union Penalty Kill - #7
Goal Tending - #16

A real team effort .... down the stretch all defense combined with the emergence of offense. Everybody contributing .... no superstars, selfless play. That is also a sign of great coaching. I just don't see us being able to recover from the graduation losses. The win against BC will be one for the record books.

Wholin1
07-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Did anyone look over the final NCAA Stats for 2012-2013?

Union Power Play - #1
Union Team Defense - #6
Union Penalty Kill - #7
Goal Tending - #16

A real team effort .... down the stretch all defense combined with the emergence of offense. Everybody contributing .... no superstars, selfless play. That is also a sign of great coaching. I just don't see us being able to recover from the graduation losses. The win against BC will be one for the record books. Starting with Nate Leaman and continuing with Rick Bennett, the Union coaching staff has been very good at developing and getting the most they could out of the talent they have. I would expect this trend to continue. Whether that will be enough to stay on the current roll, is anyone's guess but Bennett and staff will get the biggest bang for the buck that they can.

Dutchfan
07-30-2013, 10:38 AM
Jooris has signed with Calgary according to Ken Schott.

Great news for Josh, but terrible timing for us.

turk181
07-30-2013, 10:54 AM
Jooris has signed with Calgary according to Ken Schott.

Great news for Josh, but terrible timing for us...... http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Todd-Cordell/Calgary-Flames-Sign-College-Free-Agent-Josh-Jooris/178/5310

rdf8585
07-30-2013, 01:02 PM
Devastating is the word that comes to mind.

Losing a player of this caliber -- he would have likely joined the 100 point club this year -- is hard enough. Losing him so late in the offseason is even harder.

"It's the one thing we talked about to our players early in the season at our opening meeting and at the end of the season to wrap it up," head coach Rick Bennett said in April. "Give us a chance to go out there and give us a chance to find a replacement for anyone leaving this program... not that we want to, but we have to be prepared."

Gone are four of last year's top 5 scorers. Only Carr remains.

I didn't see this coming.

turk181
07-30-2013, 01:45 PM
....do you think this opens up the possibility of Hynes or Pontarelli coming one year sooner?

rdf8585
07-30-2013, 01:59 PM
....do you think this opens up the possibility of Hynes or Pontarelli coming one year sooner?

As far as I know, Hynes was already scheduled to come this year.

I haven't heard anything on Pontrarelli since he announced his intentions to play another year in Cornwall.

turk181
07-30-2013, 02:00 PM
As far as I know, Hynes is already supposed to be coming this year.

I haven't heard anything on Pontrarelli since he announced his intentions to play another year in Cornwall....my bad about Tyler, I just saw on Heisenberg he's this year.

Wicked Slappaahs
07-30-2013, 04:14 PM
Devastating is the word that comes to mind.

Losing a player of this caliber -- he would have likely joined the 100 point club this year -- is hard enough. Losing him so late in the offseason is even harder.

"It's the one thing we talked about to our players early in the season at our opening meeting and at the end of the season to wrap it up," head coach Rick Bennett said in April. "Give us a chance to go out there and give us a chance to find a replacement for anyone leaving this program... not that we want to, but we have to be prepared."

Gone are four of last year's top 5 scorers. Only Carr remains.

I didn't see this coming. The offer likely came as a result of his performance at their camp, so there probably wasn't the option of giving Bennett much if/any notice. Good for the kid...I wont miss him though. :D

rdf8585
07-30-2013, 04:33 PM
Just spoke with Rick Bennett about the Josh Jooris signing. Will have more later.

turk181
07-30-2013, 05:00 PM
Just spoke with Rick Bennett about the Josh Jooris signing. Will have more later.2 year, 2 way deal.

rdf8585
07-30-2013, 06:10 PM
Jooris signs with Flames: http://unionhockeynews.blogspot.com/2013/07/jooris-bolts-for-flames.html

While Bennett had nothing but good things to say about Jooris, he admitted "the timing absolutely stinks."

He added, "I wish I could sugarcoat it, but it stinks. It's awful tough to replace a player at this time, never mind one of your best players."