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DownOnTheFarm
02-22-2015, 11:01 PM
It also doesn't help the cause when you do see Q showing immaturity in their decision making. There are plenty of times I find myself complaining about something one of the young guys do on that ice, and I'm especially talking about you, Connor Clifton. Not to say any names or anything. But then again I agree with you guys on the fact that there are a few refs as soon as they step on the ice I know its going to be a loooooong game.

Harvard will be a tough one this week seeing as though they got embarrassed by SLU and most likely embarrassed tonight in the Bean Pot. I hope Rand got the Honeymoon stage out of these boys and back focused on the task at hand!

BigAl
02-23-2015, 09:24 AM
Friday is a BIG game. We will not jump any higher with a win, if everyone holds, but will fall to 15th with a loss. Absolutely have to pick a win. Remember that CHN has a cool Pairwise machine that allows you to change results and plan out the rest of the season. Link is here: http://www.collegehockeynews.com/ratings/ncaapwcr.php#

The biggest problem is the NCHC is causing many problems. Teams are only increasing their SOS every week so losses don't move them down at all. This meaning we likely wont be able to move up much more regardless

toogees
02-23-2015, 12:56 PM
It also doesn't help the cause when you do see Q showing immaturity in their decision making. There are plenty of times I find myself complaining about something one of the young guys do on that ice, and I'm especially talking about you, Connor Clifton. Not to say any names or anything.

Do you mean this in terms of penalties or game play with C. Clifton. He has been much better this year in regard to "foolish" penalties. He took a bunch last year. He had like 100+ PIMs last year and he has about 50 PIMs so far this year. His offensive numbers are down a bit (slight sophomore slump?) but I am not sure it is too much of an issue as long as he continues to progress on the defensive side of the game. He is also a much needed physical presence.

Not saying it's not there but I haven't noticed immaturity issues with Clifton this year.

MarkEagleUSA
02-23-2015, 05:15 PM
Not saying it's not there but I haven't noticed immaturity issues with Clifton this year.Oh, he's had a few issues but has been a bit better than last season.

DownOnTheFarm
02-24-2015, 01:14 AM
Oh, he's had a few issues but has been a bit better than last season.


Do you mean this in terms of penalties or game play with C. Clifton. He has been much better this year in regard to "foolish" penalties. He took a bunch last year. He had like 100+ PIMs last year and he has about 50 PIMs so far this year. His offensive numbers are down a bit (slight sophomore slump?) but I am not sure it is too much of an issue as long as he continues to progress on the defensive side of the game. He is also a much needed physical presence.

Not saying it's not there but I haven't noticed immaturity issues with Clifton this year.

I totally agree that he has been playing a lot better and has cut down on his foolish penalties but he also (not the only one) gets caught out of position. Don't get me wrong, I love the tenacity and passion the kid plays with. I would want him next to me in a bar fight which is a very good quality to possess.

I can be very critical of play at times but I have been very pleasantly surprised by the all around hustle and play of the boys. Regardless it would be nice to see them make it to a Regional and make a big splash to get the excitement up for next year and get them hungry.

BigAl
02-24-2015, 04:35 PM
I totally agree that he has been playing a lot better and has cut down on his foolish penalties but he also (not the only one) gets caught out of position. Don't get me wrong, I love the tenacity and passion the kid plays with. I would want him next to me in a bar fight which is a very good quality to possess.

I can be very critical of play at times but I have been very pleasantly surprised by the all around hustle and play of the boys. Regardless it would be nice to see them make it to a Regional and make a big splash to get the excitement up for next year and get them hungry.

I completely agree on the Clifton analysis. He does get caught out of position alot. The biggest problem we have defensively is people let opposing forwards walk right in front of Garteig. Thats when we give up goals. When someone comes from behind the net and is allowed right in front of Garteig. Has happened too many times and its usually Clifton or Federico

DownOnTheFarm
02-25-2015, 01:07 AM
I completely agree on the Clifton analysis. He does get caught out of position alot. The biggest problem we have defensively is people let opposing forwards walk right in front of Garteig. Thats when we give up goals. When someone comes from behind the net and is allowed right in front of Garteig. Has happened too many times and its usually Clifton or Federico

Hell yeah it does. But Garteig does a good job of leaving himself up to dry when he gets too comfortable leaving the crease to play the puck. I am so happy that he changed that for the second half of the season though! Sucks that I won't being seeing many, if any, games live anymore!

ZYanksRule
02-25-2015, 01:26 AM
Thought you guys would enjoy this story I did on the growth of college hockey, and how the NHL has benefited from that growth.


NEW YORK – Thirty-five years ago, television broadcaster Al Michaels asked a question that’s become synonymous with hockey in America. The question had a major impact on the five rings of the 1980 Winter Olympics in upstate New York. The answer has left an indelible mark on the entire sport.

A group of largely-unknown college hockey players had just beaten the greatest hockey team in the world, putting American hockey on the map.

The growth continues to this day, especially at the increasingly-competitive collegiate hockey level, where the talent continues to improve.

http://www.insidehockey.com/nhl-continues-benefiting-from-college-hockeys-growth/

QUAlum2004
02-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Want to know how big the losses to UConn, UMass and Merrimack were. Say we go 3-1 against those teams still losing the game at Merrimack. The team would be 3rd in the Pairwise right now and an absolute lock for the tournament. Even if we just won against UConn and UMass we would still be 4th. I did the college hockey news customized results. Lets just say we need to take care of business this weekend and in the tournament or we will have the whole off season to say what if.

toogees
02-25-2015, 12:54 PM
http://www.insidehockey.com/nhl-cont...ockeys-growth/

Nice piece of work. It is a great story for NCAA hockey.

Just saw this posted on Yahoo - Not sure I agree 100% with everything in the article, but an interesting take:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ncaa-hockey-101--jack-eichel-and-the-hobey-baker-watch--quinnipiac--yale-battle-150735450.html

MarkEagleUSA
02-25-2015, 06:14 PM
Want to know how big the losses to UConn, UMass and Merrimack were. Say we go 3-1 against those teams still losing the game at Merrimack. The team would be 3rd in the Pairwise right now and an absolute lock for the tournament. Even if we just won against UConn and UMass we would still be 4th. I did the college hockey news customized results. Lets just say we need to take care of business this weekend and in the tournament or we will have the whole off season to say what if.You need to keep in mind that we weren't supposed to do as well in-league as we have. Had we been 4th-6th as projected, winning those OoC games wouldn't have mattered. The what-if's are nice but the reality is we're where we are and nothing can be done about that. All we can do is go out and take care of business this weekend and beyond.

I have to believe one of the goals this team set was to win the Whitelaw. If they do that, pairwise doesn't matter (except for seeding).

DownOnTheFarm
02-26-2015, 02:31 AM
Nice piece of work. It is a great story for NCAA hockey.

Just saw this posted on Yahoo - Not sure I agree 100% with everything in the article, but an interesting take:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/ncaa-hockey-101--jack-eichel-and-the-hobey-baker-watch--quinnipiac--yale-battle-150735450.html

You know what? I really agree with the Gartieg and Co. comments this guy made. Our goaltending is not up to par... YET! I don't think it will hinder Qs chances of advancing in either tournament but it does play a role in where they get seeded in the NCAAs.

Fingers crossed for Friday night!!!

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 01:20 PM
Quinnipiac picked up a new recruit today.


Over The Boards ‏@OTBPuckWatch 15m15 minutes ago
95 D Brogan Rafferty (@CRCHILL) commits to Quinnipiac. 6'1 right shot leads Coulee defensemen in assists (21) through 47 @NAHLHockey games.

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Recruit Watch 2014-15


BCHL
F Logan Mick 1996 (Salmon Arm) 25 GP, 5G 5A, 33 PIM (Committed for 2015-16) *Season ending lower body injury*
D Chase Priskie 1996 (Salmon Arm) 55 GP, 6G 14A, 18 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
F Craig Martin 1995 (Trail) 40 GP, 18G 27A, 27 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
F Scott Davidson 1995 (Chilliwack) 56 GP, 17G 26A, 42 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
D Daniel Fritz 1995 (Coquitlam) 53 GP, 8G 30A, 48 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)

AJHL
F Nelson Gadoury 1995 (Camrose) 38 GP, 21G 26A, 178 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)

USPHL

Premier Division
F Logan Coomes 1996 (Rochester Jr Americans) 6 GP, 3G 3A 2 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)

U18 Division
F Johnny DeRoche 1998 (Jr Bruins) 29 GP, 16G, 24A, 6 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)
F Ryan Finnegan 1997 (Skipsjacks HC) 23 GP, 17G 20A, 2 PIM (Signed NLI for 2015-16)
F Alex Whelan 1997 (Jersey Hitmen) 26 GP, 14G 9A, 12 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)
D James Callahan 1997 (Jersey Hitmen) 25 GP, 1G 7A, 16 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)

NAHL

G Andrew Shortridge 1995 (Aberdeen) 26 GP 15-11-1 2.53 GAA, .915 Sv%, 3 shutouts (Likely committed for 2016-17)
D Brogan Rafferty 1995 (Coulee Region) 47 GP, 2G 21A, -3, 30 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)

High School

G Keith Petruzzelli 1999 (Springfield Cathedral) 21 GP .959 GAA 4 shutouts (Committed for 2017-18)
F DJ Petruzzelli 1997 (Springfield Cathedral, Springfield Rifles U18) 22 GP 20G 42A (Committed for 2016-17)

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 01:47 PM
Story on Brogan Rafferty's commitment to Quinnipiac.

http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=14098

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 05:09 PM
Another player has committed to Quinnipiac. Defenseman Luke Shiplo from Vernon (BCHL) is heading to Hamden next fall.

5'9 183 1995 birthday out of Ontairo. Having a very good year for Vernon 5 goals and 39 assists in 50 games with 36 PIM.

http://www.vipers.bc.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=5225&leagueID=19573&page=86589

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 05:11 PM
Recruit Watch 2014-15


BCHL
F Logan Mick 1996 (Salmon Arm) 25 GP, 5G 5A, 33 PIM (Committed for 2015-16) *Season ending lower body injury*
D Chase Priskie 1996 (Salmon Arm) 55 GP, 6G 14A, 18 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
F Craig Martin 1995 (Trail) 40 GP, 18G 27A, 27 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
F Scott Davidson 1995 (Chilliwack) 56 GP, 17G 26A, 42 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
D Daniel Fritz 1995 (Coquitlam) 53 GP, 8G 30A, 48 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)
D Luke Shiplo 1995 (Vernon) 50 GP, 5G, 39A, 36 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)

AJHL
F Nelson Gadoury 1995 (Camrose) 38 GP, 21G 26A, 178 PIM (Committed for 2015-16)

USPHL

Premier Division
F Logan Coomes 1996 (Rochester Jr Americans) 6 GP, 3G 3A 2 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)

U18 Division
F Johnny DeRoche 1998 (Jr Bruins) 29 GP, 16G, 24A, 6 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)
F Ryan Finnegan 1997 (Skipsjacks HC) 23 GP, 17G 20A, 2 PIM (Signed NLI for 2015-16)
F Alex Whelan 1997 (Jersey Hitmen) 26 GP, 14G 9A, 12 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)
D James Callahan 1997 (Jersey Hitmen) 25 GP, 1G 7A, 16 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)

NAHL

G Andrew Shortridge 1995 (Aberdeen) 26 GP 15-11-1 2.53 GAA, .915 Sv%, 3 shutouts (Likely committed for 2016-17)
D Brogan Rafferty 1995 (Coulee Region) 47 GP, 2G 21A, -3, 30 PIM (Committed for 2016-17)

High School

G Keith Petruzzelli 1999 (Springfield Cathedral) 21 GP .959 GAA 4 shutouts (Committed for 2017-18)
F DJ Petruzzelli 1997 (Springfield Cathedral, Springfield Rifles U18) 22 GP 20G 42A (Committed for 2016-17)

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Looks as if Shiplo was originally committed to Western Michigan for next year before decommitting and coming to us.

Interesting that he signed a NLI with WMU last year. They must have let him out of it.

http://www.mlive.com/broncos/index.ssf/2014/01/wmu_hockey_program_signs_7_pla.html

LTsatch
02-26-2015, 10:06 PM
Some interesting reading for a cold night. http://www.eliteprospects.com/where_are_they_now.php?team=2078&NationID=&order=Born

QUAlum2004
02-26-2015, 10:19 PM
Zach Metsa ‏@MetsaWorldPeace 1h1 hour ago
Very excited and honored to announce my commitment to play D1 hockey at Quinnipiac University! Thanks to everyone along the way. #Bobcats


Over The Boards ‏@OTBPuckWatch 20m20 minutes ago
98 D Zach Metsa (@MkeJrAds U16) commits to Quinnipiac. Very mobile, smart, 5'11, threads passes, plays 2way. Our #116 uncommitted in Dec'14.

Real big day for Quinnipiac on the recruiting front picking up three future defenseman.