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MarkEagleUSA
04-22-2013, 04:07 PM
As always, thanks for the recap of the banquet Mark! I remember going to the banquets back when they were at Eli's.My pleasure. Next year it's likely going to be held on the basketball court as it's outgrown the University Club. On Saturday there were 3 tables out on the basketball balcony because the main room was full. Luckily, many of the players opted to sit out there so that the others attending could see and hear the presentations which I thought was a really classy gesture on their part.

MarkEagleUSA
04-22-2013, 04:21 PM
First Quinnipiac player to ever dress for an NHL game.I spent a lot of time this season talking with Eric's dad, Kevin, at games. He captained the Minnesota Gophers in 1979 under the legendary Herb Brooks, and was a long-time coach of Sioux Falls in the USHL. Simply put, the man knows hockey and coached many kids in D-I... I could have talked to him for hours if he let me. ;)

As a dad, he was as proud of Eric as you would expect. He told me a few months back that playing in the NHL has been Eric's dream since he was a young child, as I'm sure it is for everyone who laces 'em up. To have that dream come true tonight, even if it's a backup role, has to be an incredible feeling for both he and his dad.

As happy as I am for Eric, I'm equally happy for his dad (and mom, too). I wonder if they'll be in attendance in Ottawa tonight? How cool would that be for them?

MarkEagleUSA
04-22-2013, 04:37 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=16659


Eric Hartzell, signed April 14 after leading Quinnipiac University to the Frozen Four championship game, will serve as the backup.I hope he remembers how to open and close the door to the bench... it's been a while since he's had to do that! ;)

QUAlum2004
04-24-2013, 09:48 AM
Final central scouting rankings came out

Connor Clifton - D - ranked 88th
Peter Quenneville - C/RW - ranked 130th

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=88636

FredDavenport
04-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Thank You Tim Taylor for all you did for USA, Yale, College and Quinnipiac Hockey. Quinnipiac would not be where we are today, without your help. Hockey Heaven is now an even better place!

QUAlum2004
04-28-2013, 08:14 PM
We picked up another commitment for 2013-14 in defenseman Derek Smith who has played most recently for the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL.

5'11 180lb 2G 19A 21Pts in 60 games 10/24/93 birthdate

http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=8491

This gives us 12 freshman for 2013-14 season.

QUAlum2004
04-30-2013, 10:53 AM
Cory Hibbeler named the captain for next season with Connor and Kellen the A's.

MarkEagleUSA
04-30-2013, 11:46 AM
Cory Hibbeler named the captain for next season with Connor and Kellen the A's.No surprise there. Hibb's should be a great leader. Congrats to Cory! :cool:

MarkEagleUSA
05-19-2013, 04:24 PM
Congratulations to all the Quinnipiac seniors who graduated today. Best of luck in all your future endeavors. :cool:

MarkEagleUSA
05-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Saw this on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Penguins flew G Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake) back to Quinnipiac so he could graduate. He is practicing with the Pens during playoffs</p>&mdash; Let's Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/LetsPlay_Hockey/status/336493924212420611">May 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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I had the pleasure of meeting Eric's mom and dad this season. His dad, Kevin, played for the legendary Herb Brooks at Minnesota and coached in the USHL for a long time. Not only does he know hockey, he's a great guy and willing to talk about anything. He's been writing for the Let's Play Hockey (http://www.letsplayhockey.com/) web site this season. Here is but one example (http://www.letsplayhockey.com/online-edition/kevin-hartzell/1627-as-a-long-journey-ends-another-begins.html) of his work.

I wish nothing but the best for Eric (as I'm sure we all do), but as a parent, I hope his parents are enjoying the pride of knowing all their hard work is paying off.

To Eric, and the rest of this year's seniors, thank you for a great 4 years (5 for President Bui) and may all of your dreams come true!

QUAlum2004
05-21-2013, 04:42 PM
Any word on when the finalized schedule is being released?

MarkEagleUSA
05-21-2013, 04:55 PM
It's never been "officially" released before the start of school IIRC. Sometime in late August or early September it will magically appear on the website.

QUAlum2004
05-22-2013, 04:21 PM
Peter Quenneville named to 2nd team all USHL.

FlagDUDE08
05-22-2013, 04:56 PM
It's never been "officially" released before the start of school IIRC. Sometime in late August or early September it will magically appear on the website.

How about a tentative one, then?

MarkEagleUSA
05-22-2013, 05:54 PM
How about a tentative one, then?Isn't that what we have you for? :D

FlagDUDE08
05-23-2013, 08:52 AM
Isn't that what we have you for? :D

It's a little tough when the teams you're looking to play aren't talking, either. I can make guesses until I'm blue in the face, but it only goes so far.

FlagDUDE08
05-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Isn't that what we have you for? :D

Since you seem to be SOOOOO dependent on me for what your schedule is :p, your Beanpot make-up game is January 7th.

lmg6841
05-30-2013, 10:14 AM
Hey Quinny... come back to the AHA. We saved a spot for you!

FlagDUDE08
06-03-2013, 09:50 PM
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, you will have UMASS at home.

FlagDUDE08
06-06-2013, 06:51 AM
Your schedule is almost complete; a series with Maine has been figured out. I would predict your home/home with UMASS-Lowell to be around the weekend of December 13th/14th. However, the very first weekend of play is also a possibility (unlikely, but based upon when you played Maine last year, possible).

That makes for 9 games against Hockey East opponents, 3 vs. AHA former foes, and a game vs. each of the Alaska schools.