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hockeyeast1
08-14-2015, 04:29 PM
Time to start the new thread, Schedule is out for the 2015- 2016 season.

http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/sched/prov-w-hockey-sched.html


Tough opener with Wisconsin 2X in San Josie!

Other news, Meredith Roth - Assistant Coach has moved on to the Head Coaching position at St. Norbert College

joehockey
08-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Best of luck to Coach Roth as Head Coach at St. Norberts. I hope she gains head coaching experience to one day return to Providence.

GO FRIARS!

BCAlum
08-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Best of luck to Coach Roth as Head Coach at St. Norberts. I hope she gains head coaching experience to one day return to Providence.

GO FRIARS!

Are you saying that PC needs a new coach? I thought RD was highly regarded at PC?

joehockey
08-17-2015, 05:37 PM
Are you saying that PC needs a new coach? I thought RD was highly regarded at PC?

I have the highest regard for Coach Deraney. Someday he will retire and in my mind Roth could be a great candidate who understands the traditions and legacy of Providence having played and coached with RD.

bearcat
08-17-2015, 07:37 PM
I have the highest regard for Coach Deraney. Someday he will retire and in my mind Roth could be a great candidate who understands the traditions and legacy of Providence having played and coached with RD.

chukkle

shelfit
08-18-2015, 10:47 AM
chukkle

Are you implying "chuckle head"?

bearcat
08-18-2015, 12:19 PM
Are you implying "chuckle head"?

no...just a chuukkle

BCAlum
08-18-2015, 12:38 PM
I have the highest regard for Coach Deraney. Someday he will retire and in my mind Roth could be a great candidate who understands the traditions and legacy of Providence having played and coached with RD.
Gotcha, that makes sense. PC was a very good team in the past and will likely be a very good team in the future. Great school too.
It is too bad however that PC recruits so many Minnesotians. There have been some great RI players and they never end up at PC. Need more local players, especially with a very strong Prep School environment and tremendous club teams in NE.

HockeyEast33
08-18-2015, 05:27 PM
Gotcha, that makes sense. PC was a very good team in the past and will likely be a very good team in the future. Great school too.
It is too bad however that PC recruits so many Minnesotians. There have been some great RI players and they never end up at PC. Need more local players, especially with a very strong Prep School environment and tremendous club teams in NE.

While it is definitely true that Providence was good in the past, I see no evidence that they will be good again anytime in the future. They were mediocre or worse last season, some of their better players graduated, their recruiting class is small in numbers and weak (school didn't even bother to post it to the Friars website), and their incoming goalie recruit is highly unlikely to solve their very conspicuous goaltending problems. By blowing off pretty much all interested New England recruits in favor of Minnesota and Canadian players for several years, Deraney has totally lost any local New England pipeline for the school and created a negative image of the school amongst potential recruits there. At the same time, he has been unable to turn his prized MN and Canadian recruits into anything resembling a cohesive team (bunch of individuals skating up and down the ice with little connectivity). It was so bad two seasons ago that after that year two MN players transferred back to MN schools to play out their careers. And as a result, Providence now has a very negative connotation in MN and Canadian player circles as well as NE, a problem which is only overcome by using scholarship money to largely attract average players other schools wouldn't shell out full schollys for. New/renovated facilities are nice, but they won't get the job done alone. No, I'm definitely not seeing the positive future here under the current management.

hockeyeast1
08-19-2015, 04:21 PM
While it is definitely true that Providence was good in the past, I see no evidence that they will be good again anytime in the future. They were mediocre or worse last season, some of their better players graduated, their recruiting class is small in numbers and weak (school didn't even bother to post it to the Friars website), and their incoming goalie recruit is highly unlikely to solve their very conspicuous goaltending problems. By blowing off pretty much all interested New England recruits in favor of Minnesota and Canadian players for several years, Deraney has totally lost any local New England pipeline for the school and created a negative image of the school amongst potential recruits there. At the same time, he has been unable to turn his prized MN and Canadian recruits into anything resembling a cohesive team (bunch of individuals skating up and down the ice with little connectivity). It was so bad two seasons ago that after that year two MN players transferred back to MN schools to play out their careers. And as a result, Providence now has a very negative connotation in MN and Canadian player circles as well as NE, a problem which is only overcome by using scholarship money to largely attract average players other schools wouldn't shell out full schollys for. New/renovated facilities are nice, but they won't get the job done alone. No, I'm definitely not seeing the positive future here under the current management.

33,
Some valid points for sure! They can only get better as they were at the bottom last year.

http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030315aab.html

Incoming class is posted on website since March.

HockeyEast33
08-20-2015, 01:25 PM
33,
Some valid points for sure! They can only get better as they were at the bottom last year.

http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030315aab.html

Incoming class is posted on website since March.

My bad!! Totally missed it as it isn't on the current news rotation and I didn't go back far enough. Class is not as small as listed on the commitments list in the forum either.

HockeyEast33
08-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Where are the Minnesota recruits? I don't see 1. 5 Canadians though. 1 girl form NY and 1 from Vermont.

None in commitments this year, MN kids were 10 of 21 players on roster last season. Fact that there aren't any MN recruits this season speaks to what the reputation of Providence has become amongst MN kids....

joehockey
08-20-2015, 06:25 PM
None in commitments this year, MN kids were 10 of 21 players on roster last season. Fact that there aren't any MN recruits this season speaks to what the reputation of Providence has become amongst MN kids....

I think others followed PC to MN who produces the most D1 US players. Look at Penn State and first year Merrimack. It is hard for any program to continue to get the number of MN recruits that PC had concentrated on the roster a few years ago.

Well except for U of M of course :) who gets the first choice and best players out of the state.

hocper
09-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Does anyone have news of the new assistant coach?

giwan
09-04-2015, 10:29 AM
Does anyone have news of the new assistant coach?

Good guy, did most all the ground work recruiting at RPI, wanted to be closer to home base.

hockeyeast1
09-08-2015, 02:13 PM
Good guy, did most all the ground work recruiting at RPI, wanted to be closer to home base.

PC's Press release on assistant coach

http://www.friars.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/090315aaa.html

hockeyeast1
10-15-2015, 04:01 PM
After a tough opening opponent/outcome out in California the Lady Friars open home play this weekend with Colgate on Saturday and Syracuse on Sunday.
The freshmen and sophomore forwards showed some real positives in San Jose against a very good Wisconsin team, hopefully they can continue to build on that and help this team take a turn for the better after a few rough seasons.

The Friars menís team opens at home tomorrow night against Holy Cross and will raise the Championship banner to a sold out crowd!

Go Friars

Timothy A
10-15-2015, 04:32 PM
Go Friars!

joehockey
10-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Where did D Liv Halvorson go I don't see her on roster - did she transfer to another program?

Call It
10-23-2015, 09:34 AM
While it is definitely true that Providence was good in the past, I see no evidence that they will be good again anytime in the future. They were mediocre or worse last season, some of their better players graduated, their recruiting class is small in numbers and weak (school didn't even bother to post it to the Friars website), and their incoming goalie recruit is highly unlikely to solve their very conspicuous goaltending problems. By blowing off pretty much all interested New England recruits in favor of Minnesota and Canadian players for several years, Deraney has totally lost any local New England pipeline for the school and created a negative image of the school amongst potential recruits there. At the same time, he has been unable to turn his prized MN and Canadian recruits into anything resembling a cohesive team (bunch of individuals skating up and down the ice with little connectivity). It was so bad two seasons ago that after that year two MN players transferred back to MN schools to play out their careers. And as a result, Providence now has a very negative connotation in MN and Canadian player circles as well as NE, a problem which is only overcome by using scholarship money to largely attract average players other schools wouldn't shell out full schollys for. New/renovated facilities are nice, but they won't get the job done alone. No, I'm definitely not seeing the positive future here under the current management.

Pretty good analysis. This Coach is a terrible recruiter. I have seen him in the rink bypass a solid D1 prospect and go for a bubble player. 2 years later the player he didn't take flourish and the one he did not so much. It is hard to figure out what he sees in a player. All that being said, he is one of the nicest guys around.