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UVM Cat in Texas
10-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Thought it was time for a season thread. We play 6 regular season games in Massachusetts this season. Let's add 2 for the HEA Championship and 2 for the Frozen Four. "Why not us?"

UVM Cat in Texas
10-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Thoughts on Clarkson anyone? I'd say there's an excellent chance we'll see Santaguida this weekend, probably in the Saturday game at Clarkson I would think. Anyone from Clarkson want to fill us in on what we'll be seeing? I understand you guys have a big freshmen class, with a couple of potential game-changers mixed in. I always hated games at Clarkson back in our ECAC days. Tough place to play and we usually got hammered.

jcarter7669
10-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Thoughts on Clarkson anyone? I'd say there's an excellent chance we'll see Santaguida this weekend, probably in the Saturday game at Clarkson I would think. Anyone from Clarkson want to fill us in on what we'll be seeing? I understand you guys have a big freshmen class, with a couple of potential game-changers mixed in. I always hated games at Clarkson back in our ECAC days. Tough place to play and we usually got hammered.

Sounds like they are picked to be a mid pack ECAC team, with good defense but lacking on the offensive side. They came away with wins against Niagara and RIT this weekend, but the two teams combined only mustered 32 shots so... either their defense was incredible or RIT and Niagara just aren't very good. Considering USCHO lists 44 teams in the top 20 or receiving votes and neither team is listed in either category I'm going to assume it is the latter.

It's still early and I don't want to get too excited about last weekends win, but I would be disappointed with anything less then a win and a tie. That said, their defense and goalie are their strengths, so I could see the possibility of a low scoring game that got stole by the tender.

Cat lover
10-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Well Clarkson beat Niagara 3-1 a day before St Lawrence beat Niagara 10-1. So either STL
is really good or the other two teams are not.

drshoen
10-15-2014, 11:17 AM
Well Clarkson beat Niagara 3-1 a day before St Lawrence beat Niagara 10-1. So either STL
is really good or the other two teams are not.

But RIT beat SLU 5-2 before we beat them 3-1. I'm in agreement with what's been said so far - Clarkson will not score a lot, but won't give up a lot either. I'm expecting a split, and hoping for more than that. We've done pretty well historically in Gutterson, hoping that holds up this weekend.

Agganis
10-15-2014, 12:57 PM
Thought it was time for a season thread. We play 6 regular season games in Massachusetts this season. Let's add 2 for the HEA Championship and 2 for the Frozen Four. "Why not us?"

Finishing 9th in Hockey East, beating Northeastern in the first round game, losing to UML in 3 in the quarterfinals, and missing the NCAAs would also get 10 :p

(FYI: I went to the UVM at NU game on Saturday and don't actually think you guys finishing that low is an option)

Jayden_Stoff
10-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Finishing 9th in Hockey East, beating Northeastern in the first round game, losing to UML in 3 in the quarterfinals, and missing the NCAAs would also get 10 :p

(FYI: I went to the UVM at NU game on Saturday and don't actually think you guys finishing that low is an option)

Certainly nice to start the season with 2 points from a team that was expected to finish 4th.

UVM Cat in Texas
10-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Finishing 9th in Hockey East, beating Northeastern in the first round game, losing to UML in 3 in the quarterfinals, and missing the NCAAs would also get 10 :p

(FYI: I went to the UVM at NU game on Saturday and don't actually think you guys finishing that low is an option)
Yeah, I did consider there are other ways to get to 10 games, which wouldn't be so good. :) Banking on us having home ice for the first round and quarterfinals though.

snwbrdr
10-15-2014, 06:54 PM
I like the cats chances this year but no did lose to the Canadian team they played so let's not over hype the w last weekend. They do need 3 points this weekend though to start working on the r p I for tourney

snwbrdr
10-15-2014, 06:55 PM
I like the cats chances this year but no did lose to the Canadian team they played so let's not over hype the w last weekend. They do need 3 points this weekend though to start working on the r p I for tourney

That was N U

UVM Cat in Texas
10-15-2014, 07:12 PM
Finishing 9th in Hockey East, beating Northeastern in the first round game, losing to UML in 3 in the quarterfinals, and missing the NCAAs would also get 10 :p
Also, just as a side note, I think the first round is going to be a best of three series this year, just like the quarterfinals. I like it--eliminates flukey results at a critical time in the season.

jcarter7669
10-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Don't know if anyone else has seen this but there are a slew of Catamount stories on ABC22 website http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/sports

There's a weekend preview against Clarkson as well as a 4 part series on the hockey program both mens and womens.

charliecatamount
10-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Observations from last night:

Alex Priviterra is a stud! Huge pick up for this program. Mark my words him and Paliotta will be best d line in HE this season. Great player both ways, makes smart plays and timely stops... Really impressed with this kid last night, thought he was the best skater on the ice last night.

Hoff was the best player overall last night, and won this game. Time to cash in and ride Hoff the rest of the way, he deserves it.

Reynolds was awful. Too much dipsydoodle and soft play. I remember McCarthy being soft on his first couple games back last year, and hope Reynolds can turn the corner like chris did.

Defense overall is solid. Lukkko looked good, pattyn was physical, I guess Muscoby would be odd man out when Phillips can skate?

Missing forg out there, I think he serves a valuable purpose on this team with his energy and spark. Would be great to have him back playing with some of the young Fwds on the bottom lines.

Hopefully they can play a more "complete game" tonight and get the sweep. Things are looking promising though so far!

VermontfaninNY
10-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Certainly not Reynolds best game. Both teams looked good at points last night. I thought Clarkson may have had slightly more chances, but UVM had a lot more quality ones (except for the one breakaway Clarkson had). The speed differential was very apparent though, I thought we were a much faster team on the ice throughout the game.

Kdaddy1968
10-18-2014, 09:31 AM
I guess Muscoby would be odd man out when Phillips can skate?

That is an interesting one... I thought he looked better than Pattyn (sp) but it might be a question of which side (LD or RD) ..

drewcu
10-18-2014, 09:33 AM
A good game for this early in the season, that could have gone either way. Your goalie played very well, stopping the breakaway was big, we score there and the momentum tilts our way. UVM was quicker to the pucks than we were most of the night. I thought we came out strong in the beginning of the third but the elbowing penalty and subsequent PP goal seemed to take the wind out of our sails. Looking forward to the game tonight at Cheel.

FireKnight
10-18-2014, 11:09 AM
The teams looked like two very similar teams, perhaps with UVM having a little more speed and scoring potential. Both teams really seem to look solid on defense, limiting chances of the opponent. Your goaltender looked sharp, stopping the two really big chances that the Knights had, including the breakaway. Your power play also came in good, as advertised, with both goals being scored on a man advantage (the first on a quasi-advantage as a CCT player had broken a stick).

I've got to wonder if the too many men penalties are somewhat of a point of emphasis in the HEA this year. I don't think either "needed" to be called although both by letter of the law were infractions. I agree with your announcer, as disheartening as it was, that if it's called in the first, it should be called in the third. The officials also missed a CTH elbowing and a clear cross-check from behind against your guys and an interference call against us, all in the 3rd period. It should be interesting to see what happens with whistle-happy ECAC officials tonight.

Cat lover
10-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Don't think the HE refs call fewer penalties, last night was a rare quiet game from them but to be honest I didn't see many they missed
either way.

Was it me or was a lot of players falling last night without being hit? Must be the warm temps made for a chippy ice.

Kinda figured the tight low scoring game would be on Sat not Friday interesting to see how open the game gets in the second
half tonight when fatigue hits.

FireKnight
10-18-2014, 02:13 PM
There did seem to be quite a few "ice devils" last night. Maybe it was the unseasonably warm temperatures. On CCT's side, I'd say it was probably partially a result of the first team they've played this season with team speed.

I'll agree that the game was relatively clean as games go. However, I thought they missed a good number of calls in the third, at least one that could/should have been called a major. The announcers for our women's team said Casey didn't seem too happy with the officiating either, so I don't think it was (completely) my green and gold glasses. Either way, you can't blame the officiating when you only get 3 quality scoring chances in a game.

Kdaddy1968
10-18-2014, 06:19 PM
There did seem to be quite a few "ice devils" last night.

Same tonight. Puck bouncing all over. That said the first goal was nice, great pass from Privetera