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Nosdravi
07-12-2014, 07:13 AM
2014-15 Schedule : www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/071114aab.html

2014-15 Captains : www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/052214aaa.html

Nosdravi
08-25-2014, 06:17 AM
2014-15 Roster : www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-hockey/mtt/conn-w-hockey-mtt.html

hockeyeast1
08-25-2014, 11:28 AM
UConn should improve over last years success. The new coaching staff was very good and will keep this program rising to new heights in the coming years. Have they taken over the rink for themselves? Heard the men's program was mandated to move to larger rink due to Hockey Easy guidelines.

TonyTheTiger20
08-25-2014, 01:02 PM
UConn should improve over last years success. The new coaching staff was very good and will keep this program rising to new heights in the coming years. Have they taken over the rink for themselves? Heard the men's program was mandated to move to larger rink due to Hockey Easy guidelines.

My guess is the men will still be practicing there. As far as I can tell, though, none of the men's team's home games are at Freitas.

Last year's success? 9-24-2 is a pretty low bar for success, unless you're referring to the banner you guys will no doubt be raising for the win over BC.

hockeyeast1
08-26-2014, 11:59 AM
My guess is the men will still be practicing there. As far as I can tell, though, none of the men's team's home games are at Freitas.

Last year's success? 9-24-2 is a pretty low bar for success, unless you're referring to the banner you guys will no doubt be raising for the win over BC.

Last year's success is in reference to the 2012-2013 record of 3-29-3 (with the previous coaching staff, the new coaching staff's improvement to 9-24-2 and a much more competitive team in the losses over the previous year. As BC now knows it is not an automatic 4 point weekend!!

hockeyeast1
10-02-2014, 03:04 PM
USCHO Predictions
Connecticut Huskies
USCHO prediction: Fourth
Coaches’ prediction: Sixth
Last season: Sixth (9-24-2, 6-14-1 Hockey East)
The names
While Connecticut won’t show up in anyone’s top 10 lists or picks to advance to the NCAA tournament, the nine wins the Huskies achieved in Chris MacKenzie’s first season exceeded the win total for the prior two years combined.

UConn proved to be tough to beat for anyone, boasting a shutout win over BC in the final month of the season and holding a third-period lead in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs at Northeastern before falling in the final minutes.

“We have program goals that include trying to win a national championship, trying to win Hockey East,” MacKenzie said. “We are taking steps to get to those right now. I would like to win every single game. How’s that for a goal?”

Sarah Moses has graduated, so junior Elaine Chuli figures to get even more of the minutes in net, after playing roughly two-thirds of the time as a sophomore. Among returning goaltenders in the league, only Desjardins of Northeastern rivals her numbers.

The goaltending task figures to be made easier by teammates more familiar with MacKenzie’s systems and the return to the blue line of senior captain Caitlin Hewes after playing only a handful of games due to injury.

The numbers
Who is going to score for the Huskies? They were last in scoring offense in the conference, tallying less than twice a game. Michela Cava transferred after tying with Sarah MacDonnell for the team scoring lead, but the other top scorers are all back.

However, the committee needs to score a little more; otherwise, Chuli will just be battling to keep the score respectable. One area that could stand improvement is the power play, which converted only 11.2 percent of the time in league action.

The prognosis
I like what MacKenzie has started in Storrs. To keep the momentum going, he likely needs contributions from his class of nine freshmen.

“Who’s going to make an impact?” MacKenzie said. “Leah Lum right now looks really good on defense for us. Actually, our backup goalie Annie Belanger has looked really good in practice, too.”


Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2014/10/01/return-of-carpenter-may-lift-boston-college-to-hockey-east-title/#ixzz3F1Kr9guo

hockeyeast1
10-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Chuli with 86 saves in a two-game set against No. 10 Minnesota Duluth over the weekend........................ UConn will need to tighten up the D for the USCHO 4 place prediction in HockEast!