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Veritas
03-24-2015, 12:24 AM
Well that was a really good year! Proud of how they did and thankful for the pleasure of watching them.

I am looking forward to next year. The only new player I have heard about is Bradley Fusco who was co-captain of the Buckingham, Browne and Nichols team this past year. I have heard she has good stats but don't know the details. Familiar name to Harvard fans. Her two younger sisters also were on the BB&N varsity.

Anyone out there with any news about other new arrivals coming to Bright??

clarksoncluck
03-24-2015, 11:14 AM
I've heard that Grace Zarzicky (sp?) is a really good offensive player and taller than older sister Hannah.

clarksoncluck
03-24-2015, 11:29 AM
I know that this is early but after watching this past weekend, I got excited about next year and throwing out there 2015/16 ECAC predictions:

1st - Clarkson - they are not losing very much and only lose 14 goals of production from their graduating Sr's. Returning Mercer/MacAuley/Bannon/Howe with Ambrose and Fast on D, Tiley in net
2nd - Harvard - 2 very strong lines of forwards (O'Dench/Parker/Daniels/Heffernan/Laing/Mullens) 4 solid D (including Picard) and they have Maschmeyer.
3rd - Dartmouth - Not losing too much and their top scorers are all here next year. Watch out for Allen and Stacey.
4th - Princton - retain most of their key personnel and should make a statement next year
5th - SLU - Lost some key Sr's including McDonald and Raniwsky
6th - Quinny - Lost Laden, Kosta, Uden Johansson, Darkangelo
7th - Yale - Loss of Leonoff could be costly
8th - Cornell - Loss of Jenner/Saulnier/Fulton but always find a way to compete

Biggest Gainers - Dartmouth and Princton, Biggest drops are Cornell and Quinny.

Just thoughts and too early, but couldn't help myself. Should be on it's own thread.

Leather helmet
03-24-2015, 12:09 PM
Harvard fans will enjoy watching Kate Hallett starting next year. She grew up in the dominant Edina youth program and spent her high school years at St Paul United. She was a semifinalist for this year's Ms. Hockey, and is an outstanding young lady in every regard. I will follow her college career with interest and hope to watch her play in future Frozen Fours!

hockeyx2
03-24-2015, 12:24 PM
The Wisco de-commit from SSM Audry Warner is coming to Bright next season. Heard she is playing at NAtionals and she is healthy and scoring big.....

driventoit
03-24-2015, 01:12 PM
I know that this is early but after watching this past weekend, I got excited about next year and throwing out there 2015/16 ECAC predictions:

1st - Clarkson - they are not losing very much and only lose 14 goals of production from their graduating Sr's. Returning Mercer/MacAuley/Bannon/Howe with Ambrose and Fast on D, Tiley in net
2nd - Harvard - 2 very strong lines of forwards (O'Dench/Parker/Daniels/Heffernan/Laing/Mullens) 4 solid D (including Picard) and they have Maschmeyer.
3rd - Dartmouth - Not losing too much and their top scorers are all here next year. Watch out for Allen and Stacey.
4th - Princton - retain most of their key personnel and should make a statement next year
5th - SLU - Lost some key Sr's including McDonald and Raniwsky
6th - Quinny - Lost Laden, Kosta, Uden Johansson, Darkangelo
7th - Yale - Loss of Leonoff could be costly
8th - Cornell - Loss of Jenner/Saulnier/Fulton but always find a way to compete

Biggest Gainers - Dartmouth and Princton, Biggest drops are Cornell and Quinny.

Just thoughts and too early, but couldn't help myself. Should be on it's own thread.

Never too early. I'd reverse 1st and 2nd ;) but I'm glad you couldn't help yourself, since the sooner we figure out a way to get through the longest off-season in all of fandom the better, whatever thread you want to put it on. So not to worry. Veritas already has us Crimson fans looking forward; we just have to pay close attention to the specified years, though I hope there's still room for more celebrating/ruminating on the "old" 2014-15 thread. And btw, McAuley and Bannin aren't returning, and neither is O'Dench. I know everyone gets confused (has fun?) from time to time; I even saw Mi'ye' for Miye this week, and LS on the NCAA call even said "Drench" at one point! It's not that hard! Anyway, thanks for getting us ECACers looking forward. (We'll save the correct spelling of Mullins for later. :) )

clarksoncluck
03-24-2015, 02:17 PM
Never too early. I'd reverse 1st and 2nd ;) but I'm glad you couldn't help yourself, since the sooner we figure out a way to get through the longest off-season in all of fandom the better, whatever thread you want to put it on. So not to worry. Veritas already has us Crimson fans looking forward; we just have to pay close attention to the specified years, though I hope there's still room for more celebrating/ruminating on the "old" 2014-15 thread. And btw, McAuley and Bannin aren't returning, and neither is O'Dench. I know everyone gets confused (has fun?) from time to time; I even saw Mi'ye' for Miye this week, and LS on the NCAA call even said "Drench" at one point! It's not that hard! Anyway, thanks for getting us ECACers looking forward. (We'll save the correct spelling of Mullins for later. :) )

Ok, you got me on the 2 Harvard player's spelling's. But I'm pretty sure I'm close to correct on MacAul(a)y and right on Bannon.

Puks, stiks, and gowls. That's what hockey is all about. haha

I'm starting to think that hockey has gone to the mensa's!

driventoit
03-24-2015, 03:23 PM
Ok, you got me on the 2 Harvard player's spelling's. But I'm pretty sure I'm close to correct on MacAul(a)y and right on Bannon.

Puks, stiks, and gowls. That's what hockey is all about. haha
I'm starting to think that hockey has gone to the mensa's!

Just poking a little fun. You know how to spell your team members; I know how to spell mine. No mensa involved! (That's the shootyhoops crowd . . . not!) Just venting a season's worth of frustration on behalf of kids who probably couldn't care less, having seen and heard it all before. It's just that D'Oench takes the brunt of play-by-players' indifference and unintended comic variations. My response to your post looking ahead meant to be celebratory. And yes, I think H will have two fine lines, and Clarkson one very fine keeper. Next season can't come soon enough for me. (Did I mention Maschmeyer, who not only is returning but whose name will be butchered six ways to Sunday . . . or whatever the expression is.)

OnMAA
03-24-2015, 03:58 PM
and LS on the NCAA call even said "Drench" at one point! Now that is funny. !

Skate79
03-24-2015, 05:24 PM
Some final closing thoughts on the 2014-'15 season with a look ahead to next year:

1. Emmerance Maschmeyer came on strong in the second half of the season and through the playoffs. She was lights out against BC and Quinnipiac and did a great job tracking the puck. Given what she went through last year getting pulled from the Yale series, I'd say she made a statement about being one of the top goalies in the country. Here's hoping she puts together a stellar senior year.

2. Even though the season didn't end on a high note, you have to feel good for all the seniors especially Kalley Armstrong and Jo Pucci. They have battled through concussion issues and Pucci is actually going to be putting her injury experience to work full-time in her new job next year. I wish all of them continued success.

3. The freshmen came on as the season wore along and it was interesting to see Coach put them together for the final playoff stretch. Tells me what she thinks of their potential and their futures. All very "Bright"!

4. Several have posted about the incoming players. Bradley Fusco is indeed Scott's daughter and I have spoken to him about her. She has all the tools and hockey IQ her dad possesses which can only bode well for Harvard for the next four years.

5. Let's not forget that Dylan Crugnale who was such a key performer for the '13-'14 squad will return next year along with Dani Krzyszczyk and Nikki Friesen who had cameo appearances this season. I like Krzyszczyk's game and I think she will only improve with more ice time. Harvard will again be able to skate four lines if they so choose. The defensive depth takes a bit of a hit but Natasha Rachlin and Robin White should also see more ice time joining the returning starters and incoming freshmen.

5. And finally, kudos to Coach Stone for another terrific season. I've been critical of her tendency to shorten her bench but this season, she gave everyone playing time and I think it really helped the Crimson down the stretch. I know it has to be tough going to the gold medal game and the NCAA championship game in consecutive years and losing both but how many coaches get the chance to say they have experienced both games in consecutive years? Mark Johnson comes to mind and I'm probably forgetting someone else but that is rarified air as far as I'm concerned. Harvard is a national contender because of Katey's relentless drive to succeed and field competitive hard working teams. We as Harvard fans have been spoiled to some degree but it makes going to Bright-Landry a ton of fun.

All the best to everyone for a great spring and summer.

Watson Rink
04-05-2015, 04:48 PM
Seeking some relaxation after our grandchildren (3 of them under the age of 3!!!) left today, I idly turned to the schedule/results page and derived these statistics for the 2014-2015 team:

In the Beanpot and post-season ECAC and NCAA tourneys, the 2014-2015 Crimson women went 8-1, outscoring their opponents 34-14, losing to national champion Minnesota and defeating BC (twice), BU, Cornell, Quinnipiac (twice), and Yale (twice).

So let's all make a vow not to be too critical of the 2015-2016 team just because this year's team set such a high bar!

Furthermore: apropos Skate79's remark that "Harvard will again be able to skate four lines if they so choose," again we have to be realistic about how high the bar has been set: we can't expect our fourth line to outscore the entire BU team 3-2 every year. Though it would be fun....

D2D
04-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Article on incoming defenseman Kate Hallett:

http://current.mnsun.com/2015/04/visitations-hallett-wins-athena-award/

hockeyx2
04-15-2015, 11:24 AM
Harvard to go CCM/Reebok next season.... #FittoFly #MadeofHockey @CCMHockey ??????

driventoit
06-05-2015, 05:06 PM
Crimson class of 2019: http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/index

Skate79
06-06-2015, 11:46 AM
Seeking some relaxation after our grandchildren (3 of them under the age of 3!!!) left today, I idly turned to the schedule/results page and derived these statistics for the 2014-2015 team:

In the Beanpot and post-season ECAC and NCAA tourneys, the 2014-2015 Crimson women went 8-1, outscoring their opponents 34-14, losing to national champion Minnesota and defeating BC (twice), BU, Cornell, Quinnipiac (twice), and Yale (twice).

So let's all make a vow not to be too critical of the 2015-2016 team just because this year's team set such a high bar!

Furthermore: apropos Skate79's remark that "Harvard will again be able to skate four lines if they so choose," again we have to be realistic about how high the bar has been set: we can't expect our fourth line to outscore the entire BU team 3-2 every year. Though it would be fun....

It's true that the bar has been set high but if you read some of the remarks from Lyndsey Fry's senior essay, she talks about the expectations and how the upperclassmen helped her become a better player. So I would expect the same from next year's squad.

What was also interesting from Lyndsey's essay was an admission that the team may not have been on the same page early in the season. She admits it took them a while to get going.

Skate79
06-06-2015, 11:47 AM
Crimson class of 2019: http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/index

I'm now officially old enough to have watched a parent and now a daughter play for Harvard. Painful to admit but Father Time stops for no one I think.

alslammerz
06-06-2015, 06:43 PM
I'm now officially old enough to have watched a parent and now a daughter play for Harvard. Painful to admit but Father Time stops for no one I think.

Besides sounding like an incredible class it sounds like a few of them would make for a good concert too! And no pressure on Bradley but she pretty much HAS to win the Patty Kaz, right? :D ;)

Skate79
06-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Besides sounding like an incredible class it sounds like a few of them would make for a good concert too! And no pressure on Bradley but she pretty much HAS to win the Patty Kaz, right? :D ;)

I think there might be room in the Fusco household for one more trophy. :)

Seriously, it does look like a very good class but only time will tell. They'll be able to learn from the upperclassmen. We won't have as much talent as last season but enough to do very well in the ECACs.

BCAlum
06-08-2015, 08:46 AM
I think there might be room in the Fusco household for one more trophy. :)

Seriously, it does look like a very good class but only time will tell. They'll be able to learn from the upperclassmen. We won't have as much talent as last season but enough to do very well in the ECACs.

Bradley is a nice player. She was solid at BB&N. But if she wins the Patty Kazmaier I would spit out my coffee, and I'm not even drinking any. Let's not put any undue pressure on her to live up to the awesomeness of Daddy's Harvard days.

Edit: Monday morning coffee had not yet hit my brain. I should have noticed the facetious nature of the prior post. My bad.

alslammerz
06-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Bradley is a nice player. She was solid at BB&N. But if she wins the Patty Kazmaier I would spit out my coffee, and I'm not even drinking any. Let's not put any undue pressure on her to live up to the awesomeness of Daddy's Harvard days.

The smilies weren't enough to show we were being facetious?