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mookie1995
03-29-2016, 02:56 PM
Oh my God

If there's something worse than having Holy Cross or Bentley as a Hockey East member its having Mike Schaefer as a Hockey East coach

QFT :p

buoldtimer
03-29-2016, 03:04 PM
I assume they signed Carvel for the free ice cream and frozen novelties? Will Mullins be selling Fudgie the Whale bars next season?

http://media1.fdncms.com/tucsonweekly/imager/the-cake-that-haunts-dan-gibsons-dreams/u/original/3631171/1359483445-fudgiethewhale.png
As Greg's dad Tom used to growl, "Every Wednesday is Sunday!"

hockeyplayer1015
03-29-2016, 03:18 PM
http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/032916aaa.html

Official press release from ZooMass.

Runsub5
03-29-2016, 03:25 PM
Congrats to UMass.
Now, how do I view Dennehy? Someone has told me he is the highest paid coach in D1 hockey with an overall losing record (although I can't believe he makes more than Gendron)............

I believe Dennehy earns far more than Gendron. Gendron's salary is around $210K.

Fishhawk
03-29-2016, 04:34 PM
"He began his professional coaching career as director of hockey operations for the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League."

That's great! He'll feel right at home getting his azz kicked in the Tsongas Center next year.

Seriously though, looks a great hire.

ticapnews
03-29-2016, 05:58 PM
All right! Fudgie the Whale, and Cookie Puss, and Cookie O'Puss, and Nutty the Chocolate Ghost.

riverchief1
03-29-2016, 06:03 PM
All right! Fudgie the Whale, and Cookie Puss, and Cookie O'Puss, and Nutty the Chocolate Ghost.

Maybe they can replace the scary Minuteman mascot with one of them! Seriously, the Friar is creepier than the Minuteman but not by much.

Middle Street
03-29-2016, 06:14 PM
All right! Fudgie the Whale, and Cookie Puss, and Cookie O'Puss, and Nutty the Chocolate Ghost.

Lol, I forgot one of the cakes is named Cookie Puss. Perfect.

Hokydad
03-29-2016, 06:26 PM
I believe Dennehy earns far more than Gendron. Gendron's salary is around $210K.

I don't believe that for a second

MarkEagleUSA
03-29-2016, 06:47 PM
Was Carvel on anyone's short list?

QUAlum2004
03-29-2016, 06:53 PM
Was Carvel on anyone's short list?

Mike McMahon of CHN had him as a possible candidate in his article over a week ago.

It was still a shock since he is a SLU alum but he has ties to Amherst with am MBA from UMass and his wife is from there.

boblav1
03-29-2016, 06:59 PM
All right! Fudgie the Whale, and Cookie Puss, and Cookie O'Puss, and Nutty the Chocolate Ghost.

I thought Cookie Puss was a BU fan?

northeastern
03-29-2016, 07:06 PM
I thought Cookie Puss was a BU fan?

well.. cookie does rhyme with mookie..
:)

fr. joe
03-29-2016, 07:09 PM
Congratulations to Greg Carvel on his new assignment and to UMass for getting a talented, young coach.
This is an exciting day for UMass hockey and their fans!

Chuck Murray
03-30-2016, 07:20 AM
Good (not great) hire by UMass. If he can get the program to the level where St. Lawrence is now, they will be building a statue of him outside Mullin in a decade. A .500 program there would be quite an accomplishment.

mookie1995
03-30-2016, 09:56 AM
Good (not great) hire by UMass. If he can get the program to the level where St. Lawrence is now, they will be building a statue of him outside Mullin in a decade. A .500 program there would be quite an accomplishment.

When you aint got nothin', you got nothing to lose

Nick Papagiorgio
03-30-2016, 10:03 AM
As is often the case, the head coach is important and his assistants are going to be equally important. Let's see how this coaching staff rounds out now.

MassMan06
03-30-2016, 03:36 PM
From 2006-09 UMass was simply mediocre (1 season over .500) and they averaged at least 5,000 fans each season. To put that in context, three Hockey East teams this year averaged more than 5,000. This program is a sleeping giant and I think/hope Carvel will take us beyond anything Toot was able to do.

J.D.
03-30-2016, 03:59 PM
If UMass was a sleeping giant, they would have landed someone bigger than Greg Carvel. Still think it's a good hire, but UMass hockey is not a sleeping giant.

jcarter7669
03-30-2016, 05:12 PM
From 2006-09 UMass was simply mediocre (1 season over .500) and they averaged at least 5,000 fans each season. To put that in context, three Hockey East teams this year averaged more than 5,000. This program is a sleeping giant and I think/hope Carvel will take us beyond anything Toot was able to do.

Wow, talk about cherry picking data... 2006 - 2009? That giant has been sleeping for a while.

From 2014 - 2016 UMass has averaged around 3100 fans per season. To put that in context they have ranked 9th, 10th, and 8th in league attendance in that time period.

Regardless, attendance is not really a good indicator of on ice success. Especially when half of the league can't even average over 5000 since they don't have arenas that seat that many...