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BlackI
04-02-2018, 09:27 PM
Probably Bishop played a role(in a big goalie from Dallas at 17 years old). Sucks Dallas is out, and Bishop had back injury. Nice that Shore is on Stars and is playing well.

Probably more Dallas players can consider Maine. There is a highly recruited player on that team I am told. Force is strong you in know I. - Yoda

Also, there seems to be a solid Notre dame hound from Florida on defense Maine should take a look at.

No April fools from me today, serious this time... I promise.

:D

BlackI
04-03-2018, 12:51 PM
Theissen back stopped his team to go to the MJHL finals...
http://www.steinbachpistons.ca/pistons-off-to-turnbull-cup-final-after-hard-fought-win-over-blues

Here is an article about the game where he had a shutout...
http://www.steinbachpistons.ca/thiessens-sparkling-performance-leads-pistons-to-game-5-win

He has 0.95 save percentage and a 1.38 gaa in the playoffs. Looks like an outstanding recruit.

BlackI
04-03-2018, 06:07 PM
I see Lyndon Breen played in two USHL games for Central Illinois and scored a goal...
https://www.ushl.com/view#/player/7952/62/lynden-breen

I also see Nick Capone played in four USHL games for Central Illinois and had a assist...
https://www.ushl.com/view#/player/7932/62/nicholas-capone

BlackI
04-06-2018, 07:07 PM
Big first game series for Theissen backstopping the Steinbech Pistons...

http://www.steinbachpistons.ca/mjhl-finals-preview-1-steinbach-pistons-vs-2-virden-oil-capitals

Also, tomorrow night you can catch new UMaine recruits Schmidt-Svestrup and Drobot in a USHL free game of the week...

https://www.hockeytv.com/#/gotw

BlackI
04-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Nolan Renwick made second team all-star in SMAAAHL...
http://www.smaaahl.com/article/40219

He also scored a goal today in the regional final in order to help his Hounds team( and fellow Maine recruit Morrissey) go to national championship at that level called Telus Cup...
https://twitter.com/NotreDameHounds/status/983056911858724864?s=19

dogtagger
04-09-2018, 11:37 AM
So what's the deal with watching a couple of these games? I wouldn't mind seeing the Fargo/Sioux Fall series this weekend. It would be fun to see a match up between JSS and Dawe.

BlackI
04-09-2018, 05:57 PM
So what's the deal with watching a couple of these games? I wouldn't mind seeing the Fargo/Sioux Fall series this weekend. It would be fun to see a match up between JSS and Dawe.

I don't know how to watch for free, I paid for a subscription for hockey tv. It is at hockeytv.com.

It is kind of expensive, but for example I can watch 5 Maine recruits(JSS, Dawe, Butala, Drobot, Theissen) play every night over the span of the next week except for Sunday night. I doubt I can swing that, but it is available for me.

One nice thing is that you can go back and watch old games. So I did some of that just to see how the recruits played throughout the season.

These are the positives. The negative is that some of the cameras in the Canadian leagues are grainy. For example, a lot of Kleibor games in SJHL are grainy. I find virtually all USHL broadcasts are decent. And a lot of NAHL and BCHL games are decent. But outside of these you can find some borderline quality from time to time that is disappointing. I did find using Firefox as web browser helped with reliability, even though I am not sure why.

So you show know these things before you pay and don't like the quality. But for me it is worth it because I can overlook quality problems just being thrilled I can watch junior hockey online at all. It is fun to watch future blackbears before they get here. Also, it is fun to watch top recruits from other hockey east schools to see how their players play. And it is fun to watch USA hockey players play... specifically I enjoyed watching Wahlstrom even though he isn't coming to Maine anymore.

I often times watch games the next day because then I can hit the skip ahead 15 seconds button to condense the viewing experience. But you can watch as much hockey as you can stomach, I think. :)

Also, they have free games to view each week. If I see Sioux Falls vs. Fargo is a free one this up an coming weekend I will post it ahead of time.

dogtagger
04-09-2018, 09:39 PM
Thanks, I agree, pretty pricey @ $25/month for annual subscription. It may be worth it for one month ($30?). I assume there's an Amazon Fire and/or Roku app.

BlackI
04-09-2018, 10:27 PM
I suppose so. I saw hockey tv roku advertised. But I have 60 inch uhd tv and it doesn't cast well. :)

So this is as much to say you get what you pay for. :)

It won't be an enjoyable view... But if you like Maine hockey you can watch on tablet or small pc and enjoy.

BlackI
04-13-2018, 11:17 AM
BDN article on Josh Langford...
https://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/12/sports/umaine-sports/umaine-mens-hockey-team-receives-commitment-from-texas-goaltender/

BlackI
04-13-2018, 11:26 AM
Maine women's program picked up top scorer in Minnesota Ali Beltz...
http://www.nujournal.com/sports/local-sports/2018/04/11/beltz-to-sign-with-university-of-maine/

Ma#1ne Hky
04-13-2018, 04:07 PM
Maine women's program picked up top scorer in Minnesota Ali Beltz...
http://www.nujournal.com/sports/local-sports/2018/04/11/beltz-to-sign-with-university-of-maine/Thats a plus to add a goal scorer, this past season will open some eyes that this Program can move forward....recruiting trail for Maine hopefully finds some diamonds in the rough.

walrus
04-13-2018, 07:27 PM
Maine women's program picked up top scorer in Minnesota Ali Beltz...
http://www.nujournal.com/sports/local-sports/2018/04/11/beltz-to-sign-with-university-of-maine/

Cool, good for the womens team

BlackI
04-14-2018, 09:22 AM
Cool, good for the womens team

She won Herb Brooks Award for best tournament player in her division. And her team from Minnesota won the nationals where she was the leading scorer for the tournament.

Anyways, back to men's hockey... I see Tim Lovell Jr. Is considered one of the top rated uncommitted players in New England for his age group...
http://www.hockeyjournal.com/nehockeyjournal/april_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1373705#articl eId1373705

CollegeHockeyRinkReport
04-16-2018, 12:47 PM
2 UMaine commits on NHL Central Scouting

http://www.hockeyjournal.com/nehockeyjournal/april_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1375373&app=false#articleId1375373

Drew S.
04-16-2018, 12:54 PM
2 UMaine commits on NHL Central Scouting

http://www.hockeyjournal.com/nehockeyjournal/april_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1375373&app=false#articleId1375373

Why do you think Dawe gets no love from the NHL?

BlackI
04-16-2018, 01:22 PM
2 UMaine commits on NHL Central Scouting

http://www.hockeyjournal.com/nehockeyjournal/april_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1375373&app=false#articleId1375373

Thiessen at #4 North American goalie is remarkable. Swayman was 12th rated goalie in North America for their final rankings last season and went halfway in the 4th. Last year's 4th rated NA goalie went very early in the third. If that were to happen I wonder if this means Thiessen would come to Maine next season?

BlackI
04-16-2018, 01:28 PM
Why do you think Dawe gets no love from the NHL?

Probably a size thing.

I don't understand why Schmidt-Svestrup doesn't rate better given his size, physical play, and pro type shot.

Drew S.
04-16-2018, 01:51 PM
Thiessen at #4 North American goalie is remarkable. Swayman was 12th rated goalie in North America for their final rankings last season and went halfway in the 4th. Last year's 4th rated NA goalie went very early in the third. If that were to happen I wonder if this means Thiessen would come to Maine next season?

I would guess he does a year in the USHL then shows up. It will be interesting to see how Red juggles Swayman, Thiessen, and the kid who just committed.

BlackI
04-16-2018, 02:31 PM
I would guess he does a year in the USHL then shows up. It will be interesting to see how Red juggles Swayman, Thiessen, and the kid who just committed.

The kid just committed won't play until 20/21. Imagine Swayman is either left early that season or we are lucky in that he plays senior season. Plus, as you mentioned about Thiessen, Langford might play a year of juniors after he graduates.

Now that I read some old articles and combine it with his age it seems likely Thiessen can only come in 19/20 at the earliest. So that lines up well as McGovern would graduate at the end of next season.


Thiessen isn't looking too far past this year but knowing he'll be going to Maine either for the 2019/20 season or the 2020/21 season, he's fine either way and would enjoy staying in Steinbach for as long as he can. "It's not set in stone, it's kind of wait and see what the program wants for me. I'd be pumped to stay here into my 20-year-old season."

https://steinbachonline.com/local-sports/becoming-the-maine-man-the-evolution-of-matthew-thiessen