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hockeyeast1
08-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Schedule is out, tough non-league game schedule with Clarkson 2x and Mercyhurst etc.

http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/sched/prov-w-hockey-sched.html

joehockey
08-18-2014, 05:29 PM
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Hockey in the Hermit Kingdom

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:18




A team of U.S. and Canadian women's hockey players will travel to North Korea to play a series of games in August 2015



By Allison Micheletti


North Korea is most likely one of the last countries anyone would expect to read about in a hockey magazine. North Korea has a population of 24,851,627; it is a region of mainly hills, mountains and valleys; it is on the eastern side of Asia, and boarders China, South Korea and a very small area of Russia. Finally, the fact that almost everyone knows: It is a highly militarized communist country.

It turns out that this country 6,423 miles away from the United States has given the hockey world something to talk about. In August of 2015, a team of women from the U.S. and Canada over the age of 18 will be traveling to Pyongyang, the capital city, to a play a series of hockey games against the women’s teams in North Korea.

Ron Carroll is the man behind the plan. He speaks with such excitement and enthusiasm about the project, and provides insight into how traveling to a highly isolated country to play hockey will work.

A Canadian who studied mediation and negotiation at Harvard and is involved with peace matters, Carroll visited North Korea and his historic idea began to hatch. He found interest in these North Korean teams and went to see them play. The North Korean national women’s team plays at the international level at Division 1B (ranked 27th in the world) and after observation Carroll found their play equivalent to that of a college team here in North America.

There are 515 registered female players in the country and North Korea currently has three indoor rinks. After a few phone calls with contacts in North Korea, an agreement was finally made that Carroll and his team could come into North Korea to play, something that has never been done before.

When North Korea plays internationally, they always travel to other countries. This will be the first time that international play will take place in North Korea. The capital city of Pyongyang will host the event. The North Korean women have a league in Pyongyang where they play on different teams and have a schedule starting in September. Carroll and his team will be heading there to play these games right before the start of the North Korean women’s league season.

There will be 20 players on this team from the U.S. and Canada. The trip will cost about $7,000 per player. However, with fundraising, Carroll is hoping to raise enough so each player will only have to pay half.

The team will first fly to Beijing and then take the train to Pyongyang. The plan, as of now is to tour the city for a day or two, play three hockey games and then tour around the country and help train the youth players. Another idea still in the works would be to have a joint practice with the two teams, followed by all the players getting together for dinner, another event that has never been done in North Korea. When asked about communication between the two teams, Carroll noted that most of the North Koreans begin to learn English as children, and are well-versed in the English language by the time they are adults.

With the strong military presence and the growing nuclear program, Carroll has no apprehensions about going to North Korea. “I have no worries. It is a safe country and the people are very nice.”

Carroll tells story after story about the numerous acts of generosity and kindness the people of North Korea had shown him in previous trips.

“I wanted to do something new and unique, and this is historic, so I jumped at it,” Carroll said. “This event is not a moneymaking operation, but an opportunity for both sides to meet players from halfway around the world.”

With an extremely positive outlook and mentioning that no one knows where North Korea could be in 20 years, Carroll said that a player may make one friend, and perhaps further down the road it will not be so difficult to continue to hold that friendship.

In the hockey world, hockey is always considered to be much more than just a game. Carroll’s innovative idea and a group of open-minded individuals are exemplifying that perfectly. How wonderful it is that hockey is opening doors in places where most people would expect the door to be locked?

Carroll stressed how winning or losing the games is of no importance in this expedition. To him, the real importance is to use hockey as a vehicle to break down barriers to give people a chance to experience that maybe, just maybe, we are not as different as we thought we were.

Hux
08-18-2014, 08:07 PM
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Hockey in the Hermit Kingdom

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:18




A team of U.S. and Canadian women's hockey players will travel to North Korea to play a series of games in August 2015



By Allison Micheletti


North Korea is most likely one of the last countries anyone would expect to read about in a hockey magazine. North Korea has a population of 24,851,627; it is a region of mainly hills, mountains and valleys; it is on the eastern side of Asia, and boarders China, South Korea and a very small area of Russia. Finally, the fact that almost everyone knows: It is a highly militarized communist country.

It turns out that this country 6,423 miles away from the United States has given the hockey world something to talk about. In August of 2015, a team of women from the U.S. and Canada over the age of 18 will be traveling to Pyongyang, the capital city, to a play a series of hockey games against the women’s teams in North Korea.

Ron Carroll is the man behind the plan. He speaks with such excitement and enthusiasm about the project, and provides insight into how traveling to a highly isolated country to play hockey will work.

A Canadian who studied mediation and negotiation at Harvard and is involved with peace matters, Carroll visited North Korea and his historic idea began to hatch. He found interest in these North Korean teams and went to see them play. The North Korean national women’s team plays at the international level at Division 1B (ranked 27th in the world) and after observation Carroll found their play equivalent to that of a college team here in North America.

There are 515 registered female players in the country and North Korea currently has three indoor rinks. After a few phone calls with contacts in North Korea, an agreement was finally made that Carroll and his team could come into North Korea to play, something that has never been done before.

When North Korea plays internationally, they always travel to other countries. This will be the first time that international play will take place in North Korea. The capital city of Pyongyang will host the event. The North Korean women have a league in Pyongyang where they play on different teams and have a schedule starting in September. Carroll and his team will be heading there to play these games right before the start of the North Korean women’s league season.

There will be 20 players on this team from the U.S. and Canada. The trip will cost about $7,000 per player. However, with fundraising, Carroll is hoping to raise enough so each player will only have to pay half.

The team will first fly to Beijing and then take the train to Pyongyang. The plan, as of now is to tour the city for a day or two, play three hockey games and then tour around the country and help train the youth players. Another idea still in the works would be to have a joint practice with the two teams, followed by all the players getting together for dinner, another event that has never been done in North Korea. When asked about communication between the two teams, Carroll noted that most of the North Koreans begin to learn English as children, and are well-versed in the English language by the time they are adults.

With the strong military presence and the growing nuclear program, Carroll has no apprehensions about going to North Korea. “I have no worries. It is a safe country and the people are very nice.”

Carroll tells story after story about the numerous acts of generosity and kindness the people of North Korea had shown him in previous trips.

“I wanted to do something new and unique, and this is historic, so I jumped at it,” Carroll said. “This event is not a moneymaking operation, but an opportunity for both sides to meet players from halfway around the world.”

With an extremely positive outlook and mentioning that no one knows where North Korea could be in 20 years, Carroll said that a player may make one friend, and perhaps further down the road it will not be so difficult to continue to hold that friendship.

In the hockey world, hockey is always considered to be much more than just a game. Carroll’s innovative idea and a group of open-minded individuals are exemplifying that perfectly. How wonderful it is that hockey is opening doors in places where most people would expect the door to be locked?

Carroll stressed how winning or losing the games is of no importance in this expedition. To him, the real importance is to use hockey as a vehicle to break down barriers to give people a chance to experience that maybe, just maybe, we are not as different as we thought we were.

:rolleyes:

hockeyeast1
08-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Providence
Incoming Class for 2014-2015

Brooke Boquist .................F .................................(SSM) ..........................Thunder Bay, ON
Blair Parent .....................F .................................(Anoka) .................................Anoka, MN
Madison Sansone .............F ............................(Buffalo Bison) ........................................NY
Alanna Serviss ................G ................................(CYA) ...................................Chicago, IL
Lauren Klein…………………D…………………………… ( Mounds View High School) Shoreview, MN

The Friars should have a better season with several talented, experienced players returning. Hopefully the freshmen can step in and contribute right away and improve on last years success.

TonyTheTiger20
08-22-2014, 04:12 PM
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Hockey in the Hermit Kingdom

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:18




A team of U.S. and Canadian women's hockey players will travel to North Korea to play a series of games in August 2015



By Allison Micheletti


North Korea is most likely one of the last countries anyone would expect to read about in a hockey magazine. North Korea has a population of 24,851,627; it is a region of mainly hills, mountains and valleys; it is on the eastern side of Asia, and boarders China, South Korea and a very small area of Russia. Finally, the fact that almost everyone knows: It is a highly militarized communist country.

It turns out that this country 6,423 miles away from the United States has given the hockey world something to talk about. In August of 2015, a team of women from the U.S. and Canada over the age of 18 will be traveling to Pyongyang, the capital city, to a play a series of hockey games against the women’s teams in North Korea.

Ron Carroll is the man behind the plan. He speaks with such excitement and enthusiasm about the project, and provides insight into how traveling to a highly isolated country to play hockey will work.

A Canadian who studied mediation and negotiation at Harvard and is involved with peace matters, Carroll visited North Korea and his historic idea began to hatch. He found interest in these North Korean teams and went to see them play. The North Korean national women’s team plays at the international level at Division 1B (ranked 27th in the world) and after observation Carroll found their play equivalent to that of a college team here in North America.

There are 515 registered female players in the country and North Korea currently has three indoor rinks. After a few phone calls with contacts in North Korea, an agreement was finally made that Carroll and his team could come into North Korea to play, something that has never been done before.

When North Korea plays internationally, they always travel to other countries. This will be the first time that international play will take place in North Korea. The capital city of Pyongyang will host the event. The North Korean women have a league in Pyongyang where they play on different teams and have a schedule starting in September. Carroll and his team will be heading there to play these games right before the start of the North Korean women’s league season.

There will be 20 players on this team from the U.S. and Canada. The trip will cost about $7,000 per player. However, with fundraising, Carroll is hoping to raise enough so each player will only have to pay half.

The team will first fly to Beijing and then take the train to Pyongyang. The plan, as of now is to tour the city for a day or two, play three hockey games and then tour around the country and help train the youth players. Another idea still in the works would be to have a joint practice with the two teams, followed by all the players getting together for dinner, another event that has never been done in North Korea. When asked about communication between the two teams, Carroll noted that most of the North Koreans begin to learn English as children, and are well-versed in the English language by the time they are adults.

With the strong military presence and the growing nuclear program, Carroll has no apprehensions about going to North Korea. “I have no worries. It is a safe country and the people are very nice.”

Carroll tells story after story about the numerous acts of generosity and kindness the people of North Korea had shown him in previous trips.

“I wanted to do something new and unique, and this is historic, so I jumped at it,” Carroll said. “This event is not a moneymaking operation, but an opportunity for both sides to meet players from halfway around the world.”

With an extremely positive outlook and mentioning that no one knows where North Korea could be in 20 years, Carroll said that a player may make one friend, and perhaps further down the road it will not be so difficult to continue to hold that friendship.

In the hockey world, hockey is always considered to be much more than just a game. Carroll’s innovative idea and a group of open-minded individuals are exemplifying that perfectly. How wonderful it is that hockey is opening doors in places where most people would expect the door to be locked?

Carroll stressed how winning or losing the games is of no importance in this expedition. To him, the real importance is to use hockey as a vehicle to break down barriers to give people a chance to experience that maybe, just maybe, we are not as different as we thought we were.

WHOA is this a real thing? I need to find out a way to go and cover this.

joehockey
08-22-2014, 04:51 PM
WHOA is this a real thing? I need to find out a way to go and cover this.

I would start with Dennis Rodman to get credentials & access!

The story was in Let's Play Hockey in MN http://www.letsplayhockey.com/online-edition/news/2306-hockey-in-the-hermit-kingdom.html and was written by a Friar senior player Allison Micheletti

TonyTheTiger20
08-23-2014, 08:41 AM
I would start with Dennis Rodman to get credentials & access!

The story was in Let's Play Hockey in MN http://www.letsplayhockey.com/online-edition/news/2306-hockey-in-the-hermit-kingdom.html and was written by a Friar senior player Allison Micheletti
North Korea's on the top of my bucket list but my wife won't let me go. haha

It's pretty straightforward to get a visa to go, it isn't difficult at all. I just need to find a news outlet willing to pay for my trip and I'll write the stories for them :p

D2D
09-01-2014, 01:33 PM
North Korea's on the top of my bucket list but my wife won't let me go. haha

A wise woman! If you go, be sure not to take any "unauthorized" walks. :eek:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/americans-detained-in-north-korea-call-for-u-s-help-1409577203?tesla=y&mod=djemTAR_h&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204730204580127532747775418.html?m od=djemTAR_h

hockeyeast1
10-02-2014, 03:57 PM
USCHO Write up for the Friars

Providence Friars
USCHO prediction: Seventh
Coaches’ prediction: Fifth
Last season: Seventh (11-24-0, 6-15-0 Hockey East)
The names
Hockey East has turned upside down from its early days; Providence and New Hampshire are now found at the bottom of the standings rather than the top. For UNH to be in the predicament wasn’t totally unexpected, because the Wildcats have struggled in recent years. The Friars, although a few years removed from their last title, have still been in the hunt every year, so to see them absent from the league semifinals was a surprise.

Goaltending remains a problem. Among starters, junior Sarah Bryant had the lowest save percentage in Hockey East, and her overall save percentage of .884 was worse. Providence would play games where it would seem to have a territorial advantage, but the scoreboard would tell a different story.

The problem was not confined to goaltending, however. As a team, the Friars just made too many mistakes at key times.

Through graduation and transfer, five of the top 12 scorers are gone, so the Providence offense will have a slightly different look. Forming the core will be senior forwards Haley Frade and Beth Hanrahan, along with sophomore forward Cassidy Carels.

Coach Bob Deraney adds four new players plus sophomore Lauren Klein, a transfer from RIT. Lacking a big-name recruit, the team’s gains will likely have to be made by the group as a whole.

The numbers
In another season, losing their final seven league games and nine of the last 10 may have landed the Friars in the basement, but they were saved that indignity by the fact that New Hampshire’s collapse was more epic.

While the defensive woes are more glaring, the offense misfired as well in 2013-14, scoring just 77 times, 37 fewer goals than the year before.

The prognosis
Having picked Providence for a runner-up finish in Hockey East last season, I’m once bitten, twice shy where the Friars are concerned. Why were they so disappointing in 2013-14? There was likely more than one reason, some of which were not apparent in advance, and I’m not convinced they’ll be improved on all of those fronts, so I’m going to be slower to embrace a revival of PC than the league coaches.

Blackhawks Rule
10-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Big test this weekend and next. However, these games will be great primers for the HE schedule. Good luck Friars!

joehockey
11-04-2014, 09:07 PM
So is this the week the Friars find a way forward? I don't know when the program started this slow? Overall: 0-9-1 • Conf: 0-2-0 • Home: 0-4-0 • Away: 0-5-1 • Neut: 0-0-0

This week maybe it turns with road game at Union then home versus UCONN?

Overall Team Statistics

TEAM STATISTICS PC OPP
SHOT STATISTICS
Goals-Shot attempts 9-191 41-302
Shot pct. .047 .136
Goals/Game 0.9 4.1
Shots/Game 19.1 30.2
Assists 13 66
POWER PLAYS
Goals-Power Plays 3-37 8-42
Conversion Percent .081 .190
Shot Attempts 34 66
Shot Percent .088 .121
GOAL BREAKDOWN
Total Goals 9 41
Power Play 3 8
Short-handed 2 1
Empty net 0 3
Penalty 0 0
Unassisted 1 2
Overtime 0 0
Shootout 0 0
Delayed Penalty 0 0
PENALTIES
Number 44 40
Minutes 88 80
Penalties/Game 4.4 4.0
Pen minutes/Game 8.8 8.0
Minor 44 40
Major 0 0
10-minute Misconduct 0 0
Game Misconduct 0 0
Gross Misconduct 0 0
Match 0 0
FACEOFFS (W-L) 251-350 350-251
Faceoff W-L Pct. .418 .582
SHOOTOUTS (Made-Att) 0-0 0-0
ATTENDANCE
Total 1036 1780
Dates/Avg Per Date 4/259 6/297
Neutral Site #/Avg 0/0
GOALS BY PERIOD 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Providence 3 1 5 0 9
Opponents 8 15 18 0 41
SAVES BY PERIOD 1st 2nd 3rd OT Total
Providence 82 109 69 1 261
Opponents 52 50 77 3 182

HockeyEast33
11-04-2014, 09:18 PM
So is this the week the Friars find a way forward? I don't know when the program started this slow? Overall: 0-9-1 • Conf: 0-2-0 • Home: 0-4-0 • Away: 0-5-1 • Neut: 0-0-0

This week maybe it turns with road game at Union then home versus UCONN?



Providence and Deraney have lost their way. Two of their key returners left to go back to MN. Team shows little cohesiveness in their play, particularly on the offensive end. Goaltending continues to be suspect. This team is just not very good. They may get by Union in Schenectady, but I suspect CT beats them at home.

hockeyeast1
11-05-2014, 01:47 PM
0-9-1 start! Goals for: 9 in ten games! Goals against: 41 Good thing you remember how you finish not how you start! Only direction is up from here

CrossCheck
11-06-2014, 09:25 PM
Goaltending remains a problem. Among starters, junior Sarah Bryant had the lowest save percentage in Hockey East, and her overall save percentage of .884 was worse. Providence would play games where it would seem to have a territorial advantage, but the scoreboard would tell a different story.


As I said last year...the problems on this team were obvious and easy to fix...but the coach missed the boat...not he will go down with the ship......

hockeyeast1
11-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Goaltending remains a problem. Among starters, junior Sarah Bryant had the lowest save percentage in Hockey East, and her overall save percentage of .884 was worse. Providence would play games where it would seem to have a territorial advantage, but the scoreboard would tell a different story.


As I said last year...the problems on this team were obvious and easy to fix...but the coach missed the boat...not he will go down with the ship......


What territorial advange is there when you get out shot 302 - 190 over ten games? They have been out shot every game except one (Mercyhurst and the shots were 22-20 in the Friars favor). 9 goals for in ten games !

CrossCheck
11-07-2014, 05:14 PM
check the stats from last year...identify your problem...fix it. Or do nothing and live with the consequences. Seems like a change at the top is in order.

Blackhawks Rule
11-07-2014, 06:19 PM
May be time to give the new goalie a shot. She hasn't seen the ice yet. Is she hurt?

joehockey
11-08-2014, 11:02 AM
May be time to give the new goalie a shot. She hasn't seen the ice yet. Is she hurt?

So I think she did appear in the 3rd period versus BC last week after the first two goalies gave up 4 each.

Morse has played the lions share of games after getting little opportunity to play in her first two years at PC.

Hopefully PC can build on 2-2 tie to get their first win this year at home versus a stronger UCONN Team.

Hux
11-08-2014, 11:17 AM
May be time to give the new goalie a shot. She hasn't seen the ice yet. Is she hurt?

I don't think changing goalies is really going to make much of a difference as the Friars seem to be struggling across the board..and on both sides of the boards.

cavbim
11-08-2014, 01:22 PM
I don't think changing goalies is really going to make much of a difference as the Friars seem to be struggling across the board..and on both sides of the boards.

I have not seen a game this year and the last couple I have seen a limited number of games. Without question things are in rough shape. I do
Agree with cross check. The issue has been out there for several years and it has gotten steadily worse since LaCasse graduated. They have not adjusted and from what I can see from the commitment threads for the next couple of years it is not going to get better. This team has a fairly large senior class and what little offense that there is comes from these players.

Is the issue the 2 assistants can't identify talent and he has chosen to be loyal to them being former captains from earlier better days? I over the years heard that BB warned him you can't build a team with players who aren't college ready from the get go,and hope you will make them better, because by the time they reach their potential they've graduated so is the issue his vision of building a team not working. Then is it possible he turns players off, his system in the early years was complicated, several parents telling me it took a long time to learn it (bad starts cost them NCAA bids in his first three championship seasons), with the 2 kids leaving that makes twice there has been a house cleaning, while it is second hand I've heard for whatever reason the players pretty much tune him out. Not close enough to know that for a fact, but as a parallel it was what happened with Pooley and Army as they tried to incorporate complicated systems. Ultimately their teams broke down played poor defense, had a stagnate offense and really no in game discipline. Beginning to look familiar here.

What is the school going to do. Who knows. Not sure women's hockey is a high priority, the soccer team, cross country, and because of their conference affiliation ball are higher priority so hockey doesn't seem a priority. I'd have to see how much longer his contract, because if it extends into the future I can't see them having the stomach to eat the contract. With recruiting now several seasons out maybe he can buy time saying it will take time to see the results of the rink rehab, though as I said what has been done to late does not look promising and on the men's side Leaman has brought quality guys even when the rehab was a vision.

The other possibility is the early decade success was having things go well. His 2 best skaters were transfers in and the goalie chain, though not unbroken, from Sara to Jana to Gen covered up a multitude of sins and maybe created a smoke and mirror affect.

Maybe it is a bit ironic and I don't know if my men's forum buddy Jon still reads this forum ,but back in the day there was an anti Deraney poster, we called the cat, who to this day Jon still quotes when things go wrong for PC by saying PC is getting "their desevrings", there is a saying what goes around comes around. While everyone wrote the cat off as ranting maybe they were a lot more on target.