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QUAlum2004
10-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Game day at the Bank!

Home ice advantage? I hope so. If they can polish up those rough edges things will start to come together. As long as they keep their heads in the game and keep getting pucks to the net they'll be fine.

Will there be any significant changes to the lineup? Time will tell.

Go Q!

Only change last night was KJ Tiefenwerth in and Soren Jonzzon scratched.

QUAlum2004
10-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Rough night for some players. Anas was a -4 along with Landon Smith. Peca a -3 as well as Dan Federico. Plenty to work on and its very early in the season.

MarkEagleUSA
10-18-2014, 10:22 PM
Will there be any significant changes to the lineup?Gartieg on the bench, only 1 Pieper (Bo), Fiala as the 7th D.

Lawrence looked good in net. The 1st 2 goals were not his fault at all... the tying goal was a wicked deflection at a bad angle. Otherwise he stopped everything he was supposed to.

Overall, they skated better than what I saw last night. Landon Smith was strong and Agosta seems to be getting comfortable. It appears everyone is gaining confidence so maybe things will start looking up.

Quick turnaround to Tuesday's UConn game in Bridgeport.

BigAl
10-18-2014, 10:33 PM
Larson and I had differing thoughts on Rand blowing up last nights lineup including Garteig. I liked the move. Lawrence did look good tonight but I hope it lights a fire in Garteig and he takes over. The defense was a lot better tonight (that's how bad it was last night). Lots of stick lifts which Rand loves. The second goal to the top shelf should of never happened. The guys need to eat that puck. Liked Landon's play tonight, Peca, and how bout some Tommy Schutt. I don't know if anyone else noticed but St. Denis definitely didn't play in the third period maybe even the second. Time to take care of UConn Tuesday and spend a week and a half correcting and tweaking. I expect the next time we see these guys at the Bank they are a different team.

MarkEagleUSA
10-18-2014, 11:33 PM
Tommy Schutt is a workhorse. Never takes a shift off and is always giving his all. Not the most skilled out there, but definitely the most determined.

We saw St Denis in street clothes in the tunnel towards the end of the 3rd. I honestly don't remember his last shift, nor do I remember him having any trouble on the ice. Hopefully it's nothing serious, and at least he made an appearance unlike that former fan named Schvatz! ;)

I hate to admit this but I enjoy having Larson at games. He's as passionate as any Bobcat fan I've met and offers great (even if sometimes twisted) insight into the game. Of course, anyone who wears a pink women's jersey to a men's game... well, um... err... yeah. :eek:

ZYanksRule
10-19-2014, 12:30 AM
Was able to watch most of tonight's game ... some thoughts ...

You can tell this team has a lot of underclassmen. Some guys that, I thought, didn't have enough compete level in the corners and along the walls. I can't remember a whole lot of 50-50 battles Quinnipiac won, can probably count them on one hand. Frankly, if the Bobcats get into the dirty areas and take care of those little details a little more, they aren't in that situation late in the third period. Have to win the battles along the walls, that's where hockey is won and lost.

C. Clifton made a hell of a wall in front of Lawrence on that second goal -- really bad job by him, the goalie had no chance to see that puck.

Like last year, this team has a lot of skill. Question is, can they put it all together by March? With the glut of freshmen and sophomores, they're going to have to learn how to play college hockey quick, because there were clearly a few situations where the young guys thought they could (a) skate through someone and (b) shy away from contact. That stuff doesn't fly, but you have to give freshmen the benefit of the doubt and let them battle through some of the issues. Ultimately, I think and hope they'll be fine. One things for sure, this class is going to be awfully good for this team. A freshman skating on the top line? Very impressive.

Quinn57
10-19-2014, 07:59 PM
Can see a lot of growing pains this season but important to keep in mind that this was a very good UMass-LOL team.

Liked what I saw from Saint Landon. Conor Clifton is new David Marshall in both good/bad. Defense looked very out of sorts but think they get in most trouble when trying to shuttle the puck out of their own end. Hopefully that can be addressed by the coaches.

Student section is killer. Best in years. Hope they stick with it, even if the results aren't as good as the last two years.

QU87
10-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Student section is killer. Best in years. Hope they stick with it, even if the results aren't as good as the last two years.


I agree!! It was great to see the students in force this early in the season. Definitely gave the place more energy and created a true "home ice" feel to the Bank.

QUAlum2004
10-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Any reason why Zach Luczyk doesn't have to sit out this season while transferring from Quinnipiac to Sacred Heart? He is already playing for them and has gotten off to a nice start for them.

http://www.sacredheartpioneers.com/sports/m-hockey/2014-15/bios/luczyk_zach_ycv6
http://www.sacredheartpioneers.com/sports/m-hockey/2014-15/players/zachluczykca5o

Larson210
10-20-2014, 07:00 PM
Tommy Schutt is a workhorse. Never takes a shift off and is always giving his all. Not the most skilled out there, but definitely the most determined.

We saw St Denis in street clothes in the tunnel towards the end of the 3rd. I honestly don't remember his last shift, nor do I remember him having any trouble on the ice. Hopefully it's nothing serious, and at least he made an appearance unlike that former fan named Schvatz! ;)

I hate to admit this but I enjoy having Larson at games. He's as passionate as any Bobcat fan I've met and offers great (even if sometimes twisted) insight into the game. Of course, anyone who wears a pink women's jersey to a men's game... well, um... err... yeah. :eek:

I said to myself, "WOW Eagle is throwing punches" when I saw the Schvatz post. Then I continued and said, "WOW Eagle just gave me a compliment." Then I continued and said, "Ahh that's the Eagle I know."

So I never got to stop in here after Friday's game ... I got home and went straight to bed. I woke up the next morning and got right on the road for Saturday's game. Albeit there really isn't much to say about Friday's game. I thought they looked absolutely awful, especially at the start of the second period. I thought they looked pooped for a good chunk of the game. But they bounced back Saturday night.

Yes yes it was a tie and usually I am the kind of person that says only a win will make me happy. But this season is all about small steps and getting some confidence going. Sure giving up a late goal in the third won't help with that confidence, but like I said to a number of folks after the game, "It could have been worse."

Big Al noted that I wasn't in on the big changes for Saturday and he is right and I was wrong! Not always a bad thing. To go back to the confidence point ... I wanted Garteig in because I don't want him guessing himself so early in the year, especially when Lawrence had a chance to get some action on a Tuesday night (outside of free wings at Sidestreet). But what it must have done was give confidence to Lawrence. Now we have a bit of a competition going and I'm all for it. It'll be nice having some midweek fun tomorrow night.

GO BOBCATS

BigAl
10-20-2014, 11:47 PM
Big Al noted that I wasn't in on the big changes for Saturday and he is right and I was wrong! Not always a bad thing.
I never thought the day would come Larson.

I think Garteig comes out tomorrow night and plays extremely well (albeit against UConn). Remember how well he played at the beginning of last year while everyone was asking him how he could ever fill hartzell'I shoes? Rand does. And I think that's why he did this and we'll see tomorrow if it pays off

MarkEagleUSA
10-21-2014, 05:14 AM
Game day in Bridgeport. Hopefully the result will be better than our last visit there.

My guess is Gartieg goes back in net and Rand will probably stick with the same basic lineup from Saturday.

Go Q!

Dutchman
10-21-2014, 06:14 AM
Hopefully the result will be better than our last visit there.
Good luck tonight against Connecticut. They have always been a thorn in our side. In the last 5 years we are 2-0-3 and the last three games have been ties.

BigAl
10-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Updates on our guys in the pros:

Eric Hartzell-Wheeling (ECHL) Hasn't played
David Marshall-Reading (ECHL) 1GP -1
BVB-Adirondack (AHL) 4GP -4
Kellen Jones-Bakersfield (ECHL) 3GP 3A +2
Connor Jones-Bakersfield (ECHL) 3GP 1G 2A +2
Mike Dalhuisen-Texas (AHL) Hasn't played
Zach Davies-Reading (ECHL) 1GP 1G 1A -2
JST-Rochester (AHL) 2GP -1
Jeremy Langlois-Worcester (AHL) 3GP 1A
Scott Zurevinski-Hamilton (AHL) 3GP -1 10PIM

Think I got everyone. Let me know if I forgot anyone.

I expect Garteig in net tonight. Should be interesting to see the entire lineup

ZYanksRule
10-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Updates on our guys in the pros:

Eric Hartzell-Wheeling (ECHL) Hasn't played
David Marshall-Reading (ECHL) 1GP -1
BVB-Adirondack (AHL) 4GP -4
Kellen Jones-Bakersfield (ECHL) 3GP 3A +2
Connor Jones-Bakersfield (ECHL) 3GP 1G 2A +2
Mike Dalhuisen-Texas (AHL) Hasn't played
Zach Davies-Reading (ECHL) 1GP 1G 1A -2
JST-Rochester (AHL) 2GP -1
Jeremy Langlois-Worcester (AHL) 3GP 1A
Scott Zurevinski-Hamilton (AHL) 3GP -1 10PIM

Think I got everyone. Let me know if I forgot anyone.

I expect Garteig in net tonight. Should be interesting to see the entire lineup

Wow, David Marshall is still playing -- good for him. Guy carved out a nice minor league career for himself. Graduated QU in 2008, so it's nice to see he's still lacing 'em up.

QUAlum2004
10-21-2014, 08:00 PM
The defense and goaltending have been real shaky this year to start.

MarkEagleUSA
10-21-2014, 08:58 PM
There are no words for that debacle... :( :mad:

QUAlum2004
10-21-2014, 10:06 PM
There are no words for that debacle... :( :mad:

Worst loss in the regular season since losing to AIC. This team has multiple issues right now.

ZYanksRule
10-22-2014, 12:43 AM
Worst loss in the regular season since losing to AIC. This team has multiple issues right now.

I mean, look at this roster. They have 17 freshmen and sophomores, just 11 juniors, seniors, and graduate students. You can't win a hockey game because you have a couple stars, you win because of your depth. And right now, QU has a whole bunch of guys that need to learn how to play college hockey.

The Bobcats will be fine, but it's not going to happen overnight.

BigAl
10-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Updates on our guys in the pros:

Eric Hartzell-Wheeling (ECHL) Hasn't played
David Marshall-Reading (ECHL) 1GP -1
BVB-Adirondack (AHL) 4GP -4
Kellen Jones-Bakersfield (ECHL) 3GP 3A +2
Connor Jones-Bakersfield (ECHL) 3GP 1G 2A +2
Mike Dalhuisen-Texas (AHL) Hasn't played
Zach Davies-Reading (ECHL) 1GP 1G 1A -2
JST-Rochester (AHL) 2GP -1
Jeremy Langlois-Worcester (AHL) 3GP 1A
Scott Zurevinski-Hamilton (AHL) 3GP -1 10PIM

Think I got everyone. Let me know if I forgot anyone.

I expect Garteig in net tonight. Should be interesting to see the entire lineup

Tolkinen is with Elmira (ECHL) 2GP No stats