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PuckVoice
10-18-2016, 11:12 PM
The Coach .... what do you expect this season?
http://vimeo.com/187770333

NU Pastime
10-19-2016, 08:09 AM
The Coach .... what do you expect this season?
http://vimeo.com/187770333

Good video. Thanks Puck Voice.

A couple points. First, he mentioned the Air Force transfer. That should be a recruiting template for every Norwich sport, the others more than hockey. Go to the academies, to VMI and The Citadel, and recruit kids who want to be at a military school but just missed being part of a DI program. It's a win for everybody. The teams get players who were just outside the cut of being a DI talent. The kids get to play their sport and attend a military school. And the school adds more Corps kids to the teams who boost Corps interest and therefore school pride.

Two, I liked the story he told of his first team being only .500 but one of the best he coached. It puts into perspective the idea of building a program and a legacy as opposed to each season being independent of each other. For example, my senior year in high school we played for a state championship in baseball, which was farther than any team in any sport at my school ever advanced. And while we got the credit, we were only there because when we were freshmen the seniors indoctrinated us into how we do things as a program and how we win. We should expect to win. So three years later, they weren't there at the state championship, but they were a major reason we were there. I think McShane was right on in analysing how standards and attitudes build on each other and that's what builds a program over the years.

And finally, minor pet leave, but it annoys me how we hang the National Championship banners in Kreitzberg, divided by the scoreboard. I always find it more impressive when you slam them together. But, like I side, minor pet peave.

Bog Hockey
10-22-2016, 08:15 PM
While the exhibition won't be streamed I will be there and will file a report afterwards.l Justin Charbonneau is at the University of Ottawa and scored his first goal for them Wednesday night. Looking forward to your report. Where do you intend to file it?

PuckVoice
10-23-2016, 01:07 AM
Looking forward to your report. Where do you intend to file it?

Just wrote a nice long report and this bleeping system would not accept it ... so now the short version .... good first ... ragged second ... penalty filled third in which the visitors ran out of gas. All the goals from veterans ... hat trick for Pichette. Newcomers all looked good ... Dockery on D looked like a real comer.

PuckVoice
10-23-2016, 01:19 AM
Just wrote a nice long report and this bleeping system would not accept it ... so now the short version .... good first ... ragged second ... penalty filled third in which the visitors ran out of gas. All the goals from veterans ... hat trick for Pichette. Newcomers all looked good ... Dockery on D looked like a real comer.

The lines ....
Surowiec-Pelletier-Baldillez
Dillnger-Piacentini-Salvucci
Lewis-Flaherty-Williams
Russell-Thompson-Griffin
Pichette-Ermakov-Jackson
(Pichette played all three periods ... Ermakov/Jackson only the 3rd)

D-Pairs
Smith-Brandrup
Rowland-Dockery
Evangelista-Robertson
Erickson-Cronin
Beecy-Cyr (3rd period only)

NUProf
10-23-2016, 01:50 AM
The bench must have been very crowded - 5 lines and 5 D pairs. How many Goalies?

PuckVoice
10-23-2016, 07:34 PM
The bench must have been very crowded - 5 lines and 5 D pairs. How many Goalies?

Two Forwards and 2 D didn't join the fray until the 3rd ... they replaced four others but you are right ... with four coaches and a couple of goalies there tooo it was pretty crowded.

PrezdeJohnson09
10-24-2016, 05:09 PM
Norwich season previews are up:

Written preview: http://www.norwichathletics.com/sports/mice/2016-17/releases/20161024qpqqe7

Video preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h682KS_lPnU

NU Pastime
10-25-2016, 09:45 AM
So I watch the games, follow this board, etc. But that's more out of being a Norwich fan as opposed to really knowing anything about DIII hockey (still learning). The leagues the recruits are coming from and whatnot don't mean a lot to me as I'm completely ignorant on hockey recruiting. And with that said, anybody with actual knowledge have any predictions and/or expectations for the Cadets this year (and the rest of the NEHC for that matter)? I know people are usually more diplomatic on this board, but my time at Norwich coincided with the four straight Frozen Four appearances between 2010-2013, so I'm as spoiled of a Norwich hockey fan as exists.

bakdraft21
10-27-2016, 12:45 PM
Hey Prez looks like we will make a trip for the Tourny in Dec,whats the best best to stay?? I would imagine I can get tiks at the door as well since the students are off.Thanks

PrezdeJohnson09
10-27-2016, 07:25 PM
Hey Prez looks like we will make a trip for the Tourny in Dec,whats the best best to stay?? I would imagine I can get tiks at the door as well since the students are off.Thanks

Tickets won't be a problem. I suggest comfort inn if they have any rooms left. After that, Capitol Plaza in Montpelier and then there a couple of places in Waterbury too.

bakdraft21
10-27-2016, 07:55 PM
Tickets won't be a problem. I suggest comfort inn if they have any rooms left. After that, Capitol Plaza in Montpelier and then there a couple of places in Waterbury too.Thanks Prez after conferring with an Oswego faithfull who will be at the tourny as well I booked the comfort,see ya then,Williams looks like they will be tough as heck.

SB in the 'Seo
10-28-2016, 11:03 AM
Speaking of the Norwich Holiday Tournament - Last night in a season preview interview Schultz said that Geneseo will be participating next season.

It was a longer discussion about scheduling (new teams coming in, some long time relationships going away, etc) so I won't bore everyone with all of the things discussed, but that piece I figured would be interesting to Cadet fans - Cheers!

PrezdeJohnson09
10-28-2016, 12:43 PM
Speaking of the Norwich Holiday Tournament - Last night in a season preview interview Schultz said that Geneseo will be participating next season.

It was a longer discussion about scheduling (new teams coming in, some long time relationships going away, etc) so I won't bore everyone with all of the things discussed, but that piece I figured would be interesting to Cadet fans - Cheers!

Yes...we're very excited to have Geneseo in the tournament next year. Nortland, Geneseo and I can't recall the fourth team right now.

SB in the 'Seo
10-28-2016, 02:02 PM
Yes...we're very excited to have Geneseo in the tournament next year. Nortland, Geneseo and I can't recall the fourth team right now.

Awesome! It's 14 months away so not getting too far ahead of myself, but definitely a strong possibility I'll make the trek for that since it's a guaranteed 2 games.

KRBFLINT03
10-28-2016, 08:33 PM
Gotta clean up some things but showed great character to get the equalizer. Should be a fun season!

Bog Hockey
10-29-2016, 07:18 PM
Was not able to watch the NU/Endicott game. Anyone willing to post some detailed commentary of NU's play beyond just a scoring summary?

PuckVoice
10-31-2016, 05:07 PM
Was not able to watch the NU/Endicott game. Anyone willing to post some detailed commentary of NU's play beyond just a scoring summary?
First point ... Endicott is GOOD. 4 D-1 transfers in the lineup.
So this was a tough game ... way tougher than the openers Norwich has had in recent years. Cadets looked good. Good balance aamong the four lines. Line combinations still in flux ... expect we'll see different lines and D pairs over the next couple of weeks with things settling in by the Primelink and the big games the following weekend with Babson and UMB.

Norwich802
11-01-2016, 05:31 PM
Was not able to watch the NU/Endicott game. Anyone willing to post some detailed commentary of NU's play beyond just a scoring summary?

Coming out of the gate, it looked to me like Endicott was keeping Norwich in their own zone for the first five minutes or so. From the spectator's eye, it still looked like NU was physically weaker and were being out-bodied by the dump-and-chase game that Endicott favored. After their afterburners cooled off a bit, Endicott slowly seemed to lose hold of the remaining fifteen minutes of the first period. I seem to remember shots being something like 8-3 in favor of Norwich after the first. Scoreless after one.

Second period started out with an Endicott goal on the high side of Ostepchuk's glove hand. Looked like he faked the wrong way and left his 1-hole pretty open. Lots of penalties both ways in the second. Rowland's shot to equalize the score was from the high circle, and he looked fairly open when he took it. Really pretty shot on that kid. Norwich looked like it was taking back control for the middle ten minutes of the second, but an unfortunate powerplay for Endicott gave them a 2-1 and then a 3-1 lead going into the third. Second goal from Endicott was a net-crasher, with the puck bouncing off Ostepchuk's pad and being poked in. Can't remember Endicott's third goal for the life of me. Rough second period overall.

Third period the Cadets came out flying, with an early rebound goal from Flaherty. Pichette had an assist on that one, and has really impressed so far this season with a hat trick in the exhibition game last week. The third period was a good one for the Cadets, fending off a power play or two, and fighting back from a 3-1 deficit. The last ten seconds of play seemed to take an hour, with Norwich peppering the Endicott goaltender due to a pulled goalie. When Smith's shot rebounded and opened up for a Salvucci goal, the entire arena erupted.

Overtime was predominantly controlled by the Cadets. I'd say 9 out of 10 times at least one of the very many shots on goal during overtime would have snuck past the Endicott tender, it just didn't happen on that night. The momentum was held well and the Cadets were flying. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Thankful to make it to such an exciting game. Heart Attack Cadets are back in full force.

Bog Hockey
11-02-2016, 09:15 AM
Coming out of the gate, it looked to me like Endicott was keeping Norwich in their own zone for the first five minutes or so. From the spectator's eye, it still looked like NU was physically weaker and were being out-bodied by the dump-and-chase game that Endicott favored. After their afterburners cooled off a bit, Endicott slowly seemed to lose hold of the remaining fifteen minutes of the first period. I seem to remember shots being something like 8-3 in favor of Norwich after the first. Scoreless after one.

Second period started out with an Endicott goal on the high side of Ostepchuk's glove hand. Looked like he faked the wrong way and left his 1-hole pretty open. Lots of penalties both ways in the second. Rowland's shot to equalize the score was from the high circle, and he looked fairly open when he took it. Really pretty shot on that kid. Norwich looked like it was taking back control for the middle ten minutes of the second, but an unfortunate powerplay for Endicott gave them a 2-1 and then a 3-1 lead going into the third. Second goal from Endicott was a net-crasher, with the puck bouncing off Ostepchuk's pad and being poked in. Can't remember Endicott's third goal for the life of me. Rough second period overall.

Third period the Cadets came out flying, with an early rebound goal from Flaherty. Pichette had an assist on that one, and has really impressed so far this season with a hat trick in the exhibition game last week. The third period was a good one for the Cadets, fending off a power play or two, and fighting back from a 3-1 deficit. The last ten seconds of play seemed to take an hour, with Norwich peppering the Endicott goaltender due to a pulled goalie. When Smith's shot rebounded and opened up for a Salvucci goal, the entire arena erupted.

Overtime was predominantly controlled by the Cadets. I'd say 9 out of 10 times at least one of the very many shots on goal during overtime would have snuck past the Endicott tender, it just didn't happen on that night. The momentum was held well and the Cadets were flying. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Thankful to make it to such an exciting game. Heart Attack Cadets are back in full force.Much appreciated - thanks. How'd the freshmen look to you?