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Dutchman
04-04-2015, 01:43 PM
This thread is intened to serve as a forum to discuss the ECAC and its potential for success in 2015-2016. The ECAC has some team specific and some systemic barriers to competing in NCAA D-I hockey but the league also has some strengths. How has our success these past five years helped us with recruiting? Are we sending more players to the pro's? The IVY's have abbrevated schedules and academic indexes but rich traditions. HE is our largest non-conference opponent. In 2013-2014 the ECAC tied HE in head to head non-conference competition. This past year we have stumbled, having a losing non-conference record againt every league except the AHA. We also did not win a single NCAA league game. Our record for the past 5 years is 16-12 with 4 appearences in the FF and two National Champs. What will it take to duplicate that record over the next five years?

Year ECAC record in the NCAAs
2000 1-2 F4 (1)
2001 0-1
2002 0-1
2003 2-2 F4 (1)
2004 1-3
2005 1-3
2006 1-2
2007 0-2
2008 1-2
2009 1-3
2010 1-2
2011 1-3
2012 3-2 F4 (1)
2013 8-2 F4 (2) - National Champs
2014 4-2 F4 (1) - National Champs
2015 0-3
2016 ?

Dutchman
04-04-2015, 01:49 PM
Which ECAC teams will be in the top third, middle third, bottom third next year? Which teams are losing the most/least? Given last year is this even meaningful as a predictor?

Dutchman
04-10-2015, 09:00 PM
Despite a horrible year for the ECAC ....
ECAC lands 4 of 6 on the First Team NCAA ALL AMERICANS

East First Team
G Alex Lyon, so., Yale
D Matt Grzelcyk, jr., Boston University
D Rob O’Gara, jr., Yale
F Daniel Ciampini, sr., Union
F Jack Eichel, fr., Boston University
F Jimmy Vesey, jr., Harvard

Six players were from Hockey East, with five from ECAC Hockey, four each from the Big Ten, NCHC and WCHA and one from Atlantic Hockey.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2015/04/10/five-schools-net-a-pair-of-all-american-selections/#ixzz3WxTpPBXE
Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2015/04/10/five-schools-net-a-pair-of-all-american-selections/#ixzz3WxRkUjD9

LTsatch
04-10-2015, 09:29 PM
Which ECAC teams will be in the top third, middle third, bottom third next year? Which teams are losing the most/least? Given last year is this even meaningful as a predictor?

Yale is losing seven layers,
19 Anthony Day F A very good forward who lost most of his senior year to injury
22 Tommy Fallen D Sr. Captain of the team and will be hard to replace, good quick puck handler out of his own zone.
7 Matt Killian D Sr. Versatile D-man turned forward who had good size, replacing his points should not be hard
11 Trent Ruffolo F Sr. Steady day to day forward who contributed and forechecked well.
16 Alex Ward F Sr. Never really played a role due to depth early in his career and then injury later.
26 Nicholas Weberg F Sr. Promising scorer whose Yale career was also cut short by injury
29 Connor Wilson G Third goalie

The recruiting lists all have too many players listed for next year. There will be some tough decisions to make for the staff. Joe Snively out of Sioux City seems to be an impact forward who will come in and hopefully improve Yales dismal scoring.

I would have to pick Yale in the top three next year especially with all the returning talent and Lyon in goal.

QUAlum2004
04-10-2015, 11:32 PM
I think Quinnipiac will also be an early favorite for a top 2-3 team in the league. Biggest losses are Peca and Federico with the other 2 being Alex Barron and Justin Agosta both replaceable players. Jonah and Nathan Renouf are also gone after transferring to Alaska Anchorage but they didn't see any game action this year and would have hard pressed to see minutes next year as well. Coming in is the 4th leading goal scorer in the BCHL in Thomas Aldworth (37 goals) who was a former Providence commit. Other forwards due in are Craig Martin, Scott Davidson, Nelson Gadoury. 3 defensemen are expected in Hamden in Chase Priskie, Daniel Fritz and Luke Shiplo. It's also possible they recruit another forward as well since the Renoufs left and only Aldworth was brought in.

The team returns Anas, Smith, St. Denis up front as the big guns. I'd expect Tanner MacMaster to start to improve along with a few others. Defense is usually solid under Rand teams and they still will have Garteig again.

The top 5 teams in the ECAC are probably Quinnipiac, Colgate, Yale, Harvard and St. Lawrence and not in any particular order that I have listed here.

Dutchman
04-11-2015, 03:47 PM
NCAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2015

HE 7-2 .778
NCHC 7-6 .538
AHA 1-2 .500
Big Ten 0-1 .000
WCHA 0-2 .000
ECAC 0-3 .000

ugh !!!!!

QUAlum2004
04-11-2015, 04:06 PM
NCAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2015

HE 7-2 .778
NCHC 7-6 .538
AHA 1-2 .500
Big Ten 0-1 .000
WCHA 0-2 .000
ECAC 0-3 .000

ugh !!!!!

Well the 3 loses did come against 3 of the 4 frozen four teams.

Snively65
04-11-2015, 09:00 PM
NCAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2015

HE 7-2 .778
NCHC 7-6 .538
AHA 1-2 .500
Big Ten 0-1 .000
WCHA 0-2 .000
ECAC 0-3 .000

ugh !!!!!

Something does not add up in these numbers, I think the AHA?

Dutchman
04-11-2015, 10:31 PM
Something does not add up in these numbers, I think the AHA?

Sorry

NCAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT 2015

HE 7-2 (.778)
NCHC 7-6 (.538)
AHA 1-1 (.500)
Big Ten 0-1 (.000)
WCHA 0-2 (.000)
ECAC 0-3 (.000)

Kepler
04-11-2015, 10:38 PM
Which ECAC teams will be in the top third, middle third, bottom third next year? Which teams are losing the most/least? Given last year is this even meaningful as a predictor?

Cornell's headed for another .500 season unless the freshman are something very special.

Dutchman
05-05-2015, 07:45 PM
ECAC TEAM - GOALIES (* signifies IMO Championship Caliber)
Predictions
Top Third
Yale *
St. Lawrence *
Harvard *
Quinnipiac ?

Middle Third
Colgate *
Cornell *
-------------------------------------------------
Rensselaer ?
Clarkson ?

Botton Third
Union - Lost defense 2014, lost offense 2015
Dartmouth - Lost great senior class
Brown - ?
Princeton - Rebuilding from the botton up.

Five teams have proven, experienced, championship caliber goalies. This is the ECAC so anything is possible and the unexpected is the most probable.

Dutchman
06-03-2015, 02:22 PM
Which ECAC teams have the best shot next year for a F4 appearance in 2016?

LTsatch
06-03-2015, 11:38 PM
Which ECAC teams have the best shot next year for a F4 appearance in 2016?

You answered your own question with the top third above. Unless Snively is an impact player, I do not see Yale going past the first round, still not enough offensive finishers on the team.

Dutchman
10-12-2015, 12:23 AM
Great weekend of hockey for the Capital District
Union 5-3 #2 Boston University
RPI 2-1 #1 Boston College

2015-2016 Inter-Conference Records

Atlantic Hockey--------- 2-11-1 (.179)
Big Ten------------------ 2-3-3 (.438)
ECAC---------------------9-3-1 (.731)
Hockey East-------------9-3-3 (.700)
NCHC --------------------7-5-3 (.567)
WCHA--------------------5-9-3 (.382)

2-2 Against HE

Union and RPI wins helps the whole ECAC in the pairwise.

Dutchman
10-12-2015, 12:58 PM
This coming weekend and some (October 15 - October 20):
Seven matchups against HE

Colgate is off
RPI is in Alaska

Union (H), St. Lawrence (A) and Clarkson (A) have six against HE
Maine (2)
New Hampshire (2)
Merrimack (2)
Q (H) has one against Maine (1)

Can we stay even (.500) with HE?

Rainman
10-12-2015, 01:37 PM
Great weekend of hockey for the Capital District
Union 5-3 #2 Boston University
RPI 2-1 #1 Boston College

2015-2016 Inter-Conference Records

Atlantic Hockey--------- 2-11-1 (.179)
ECAC---------------------9-3-1 (.731)


Unfortunately, Colgate is responsible for 1 of Atlantic Hockey's wins and 2 of the ECAC's OOC losses (so far) :(

Dutchman
10-13-2015, 02:42 PM
2015-16 Big Ten Watch List
http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2015/10/13_2015-16_big_ten_watch_list.php
Out of Conference Play

Out-of-conference play is very important in the Pairwise — the system that determines who makes the NCAA tournament — but it’s especially important for a small, six-team conference. Last year the Big Ten was abysmal in out-of-conference play. While that didn’t factor into Big Ten standings and who earned a Big Ten tournament bye, it hurt at the end of the season.

Ultimately, the non-conference losses along the Big Ten cost the conference another team in the NCAA tournament. Michigan’s out-of-conference record prevented it from being high enough for an at-large bid. But that reflects on the conference’s play against non-conference opponents as a whole.

So even though the Big Ten plays many out-of-conference games early in the season, these contests are key to the NCAA tournament.

Dutchman
10-17-2015, 07:13 AM
Non-Conference .... this weekend thus far

Overall
4-4-1 - Q plays on Maine on Tuesday

Against HE
3-2-1 - This weekend so far. Q plays on Maine on Tuesday
5-4-1 - Overall thus far
(Holding on to .500 ... but for how long?)

Impossible to tell how things will work out. Last year the ECAC non-Ivy got off to a great start and then completely fell apart in December.

We are 13-7-2 (.636) but don't have many AHA teams left on NC schedules.

Next week will tell us a lot.

2 against AHA
2 against Big 10
1 against HE
6 against NCHA (Miami, St. Cloud, Western Michigan)

NCHA is 2-5-2 against HE but 10-1-2 against WCHA and 6-0-0 against Big 10. If we want to save a place at the NCAA table, those NCHA games are critical.

Dutchman
10-23-2015, 10:34 PM
Not a bad start to the weekend:

ECAC - Non-Conference 3 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie

17-8-3 (.661)

2 against AHA - Colgate won the first :)
2 against Big 10 - Union tied :mad:
1 against HE - was not played yet :confused:
6 against NCHA (Miami, St. Cloud, Western Michigan) - two wins, Q and the Knights and one loss, the Saints :):):(

Dutchman
10-25-2015, 05:24 AM
A Good Weekend showing against some tough competition. The non-Ivy's did well.

ECAC - Non-Conference weekend results

7 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie

21-10-3 (.662) year to date

This weekend

2 against AHA - Colgate won both :):)
2 against Big 10 - Union tied :( RPI lost :(
1 against HE - Union lost :(
6 against NCHA (Miami, St. Cloud, Western Michigan) - Q two wins :):) and the Knights two wins :):) and the Saints one loss and one win :(:)

Next Week league play starts up with the following nonconference:

Big10 (2)
HE (4)
AHA (3)
ECAC NC (1)

and 4 ECAC Conference