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UFan
03-05-2016, 11:29 AM
The Union power play was rather baffling: get to the blue line, pass back to red line, Cornell sets up trap, lose puck. Hoping for more speed tonight.
That was strange... drop passes all night long... what's with that ?? If you drop pass, the guy receiving the pass needs to be 3 feet being you with speed, not stopped 30 feet behind you... sigh... Forward is the way to go, that's where the other team goal is. Just sayin'.
Also, if you want to win a game as a team, the whole team has to want it. You don't want it, you're out! I wish we'd won, for Sak at least.

Skate79
03-05-2016, 01:50 PM
1-0 Trap trap trap Boring Cornell

They set hockey back some 30 years with their style of play. It really should be outlawed.

Dutchman
03-06-2016, 02:00 AM
Thank you !!!!!

Matt Wilkins
Sebastian Gingras
Nick Cruice
David Roy
Theo DiPauli von Treuheim

Godspeed !!

Kepler
03-06-2016, 08:59 AM
They set hockey back some 30 years with their style of play. It really should be outlawed.

This year's team wasn't trap -- and in those two games especially it was up tempo. But anyway, all our incoming players for the next few years are about 5-7, so careful what you wish for. ;)

That was a great series. I was impressed by Union's goaltending. It came down to a couple bounces and the ability of the Knisely line to keep the Vecchione line off the board.

Good luck to you folks next year.

UFan
03-06-2016, 12:34 PM
Thank you !!!!!

Matt Wilkins
Sebastian Gingras
Nick Cruice
David Roy
Theo DiPauli von Treuheim

Godspeed !!
+1

Dutchman
03-07-2016, 06:47 PM
Does this look right for next year? Looks like three defensemen next year ? 9 recruits in total for 2016-2017? Can that be right? We are only losing six, Henry + 5 seniors. Seven if Vec leaves. Any chance Vec will stay for his senior year? Another Novak returns !!!! We will have two Foos !!!

Union College 2016-17 KOLIAS, Vasili LD Youngstown Phantoms (USHL) 02/22/16
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aweise
03-09-2016, 08:00 AM
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2016/mar/08/0308_unionhockey/?dgzrg

Pretty decent overview of the season, I think. Little production from the power play, inconsistent overall play, and the worst of it all - blown 3rd period leads. We've talked about the latter ad nauseum, but I find the 'inconsistent' label to be spot on. These guys played a better out of conference schedule than I anticipated - beating BU & Robert Morris, tying Michigan, and beating the other non-ECAC teams they should beat. But it was as if a switch was turned off the second the league schedule hit.

A 2-1-3 start wasn't bad, given the competition, but as soon as RPI showed up on October 30th, it was as if they got nervous & scared. Same thing happened during the holidays - good out of conference play from Thanksgiving through the new year, then they get whacked at Q where they didn't show up. Inconsistent and enigmatic pretty much sums it up for me. Whatever the issue is, it seems as if they're not hungry enough when the league schedule hits.

ADK11
03-09-2016, 08:42 AM
UMass fired their coach and their AD made a statement that they want to find someone like Leaman.. rumor-mill is they may go after Bennett.. sigh..

Dutchman
03-09-2016, 12:48 PM
UMass fired their coach and their AD made a statement that they want to find someone like Leaman.. rumor-mill is they may go after Bennett.. sigh.

An article in the New Hampshire Gazette says the same thing. Even published a picture of Bennett. Not sure that I would fault him if he left. He has his family to think about. I think he could do better heading out west. We could never match UMASS paywise. In football a while back, they paid 1 Million for a Notre Dame Assistant who crashed and burned. While UMASS might pay for his skills, I don't think they would appreciate them. Amherst is drugs and political correctness. I think he would do great at Michigan, BC, NH, even some IVY. IMO the big advantage for him in leaving Schenectady is that he would no longer have to deal with that complete a**hole at the Schenectady Gazette.

Dutchman
03-09-2016, 01:04 PM
Whatever the issue is, it seems as if they're not hungry enough when the league schedule hits.

Seems that way to me as well. IMO after the Mayors cup loss to RPI Bennett threw in all the freshmen and things started to turn around. Then he started to bring back the upperclassmen culminating in the Colgate loss. If you look at the year that some of the jrs and seniors had, they were regressing. Bennett is very loyal to his players and he wants his players to step up. You cannot fault him and I should not be second guessing him. I would have leaned more heavily on the freshmen class.

We are losing two defensive minded forwards, Cruice and Wilkins and one defenseman. If Vec and Taylor return with commitment, Sak keeps developing and this next class shines, we could be competitive enough to return to Lake Placid.

Our transition to "offensive hockey" should continue.

Hokydad
03-09-2016, 03:20 PM
Oh captain my captain

AspyDad
03-09-2016, 04:11 PM
An article in the New Hampshire Gazette says the same thing. Even published a picture of Bennett. Not sure that I would fault him if he left. He has his family to think about. I think he could do better heading out west. We could never match UMASS paywise. In football a while back, they paid 1 Million for a Notre Dame Assistant who crashed and burned. While UMASS might pay for his skills, I don't think they would appreciate them. Amherst is drugs and political correctness. I think he would do great at Michigan, BC, NH, even some IVY. IMO the big advantage for him in leaving Schenectady is that he would no longer have to deal with that complete a**hole at the Schenectady Gazette.

http://www.gazettenet.com/Sports/UMass/UMass-Sports-Blog/UMass-could-have-some-strong-candidates-for-hockey-coach

AspyDad
03-09-2016, 04:16 PM
UMass fired their coach and their AD made a statement that they want to find someone like Leaman.. rumor-mill is they may go after Bennett.. sigh..

Could be Ben Barr

fr. joe
03-09-2016, 05:44 PM
Could be Ben Barr

Could be... I'd wish Ben well. I wonder if they're looking for a New England coach to recruit their region? I wonder if BB was at Providence with Lehman long enough to be a credible recruiting figure in New England.

vicb
03-10-2016, 06:13 PM
Looking for the 2nd Round picks for the following contestants in the ECAC Pick the Playoffs:

97osu
aweise
Brett Gobe
jstadts
lugnut92
Nate Owen USCHO
QU2201
Rjm7272
sshablak
TchrBill

You have until 7PM Fri night.

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...81#post6291781

vicb
03-11-2016, 11:42 AM
Looking for the last contestant for the 2nd Round picks in the ECAC Pick the Playoffs:

lugnut92 where are you??? You have until 7PM tonight.

http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...81#post6291781

UnionFan
03-11-2016, 11:11 PM
Isn't Bennett under contract to stay for at least several more years?

Goaliefan
03-12-2016, 06:43 AM
Isn't Bennett under contract to stay for at least several more years?
I believe he has about five more years on his current contract. Don't think he's going anywhere.

cavbim
03-12-2016, 09:55 AM
Could be... I'd wish Ben well. I wonder if they're looking for a New England coach to recruit their region? I wonder if BB was at Providence with Lehman long enough to be a credible recruiting figure in New England.

Benny was with Leaman 3 years at Providence and had a hand in recruiting ll but 3 players on last year's national championship team. Weren't about a dozen of the players in your championship game from Leaman, which unless he's changed MO means the whole staff including Benny had a hand in getting those guys. The 2 years out West at Western Mich add an interesting element to his resume. You don't see very often coaches break that East/West divide. Might have enhanced his western recruiting ties and a school like UMass needs to expand their recruiting base. They will never beat BC and BU for the elite players

As far as Ricky goes I would think since he is available now with the cache of having a Natty he would tell UMass you want me or you don't. Can't see him letting them jerk him around. Unless you have heard something else I wouldn't be concerned yet

Then again Benny has to get a chance somewhere and with his knowledge of the school Union might be a perfect first job

FlagDUDE08
03-12-2016, 02:49 PM
Isn't Bennett under contract to stay for at least several more years?

Doesn't mean another place can't buy out his contract, like Providence did with Leaman. Bennett hasn't proved himself with his own kids yet, though; 13-14 was still very much Leaman's recruits.