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Dutchman
04-20-2017, 09:50 AM
This is a continuation of the Union College 2016-2017 thread (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?116074-Union-College-2016-2017)

Dutchman
04-20-2017, 10:15 AM
Are these all of our recruits? This was taken from College Hockey News

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown Last Team LOI NHL Draft
2017
Adams, Jack RW 6-4 190 2/5/97 Fargo (USHL)
Brierley, Taylor D 5-10 165 7/31/96 Dubuque (USHL)
Estes, Brandon RD 6-0 165 2/13/97 Youngstown (USHL)
Foo, Parker LC 5-11 160 9/12/98 Brooks (AJHL)
Hanson, Darion G 6-3 184 5/19/97 Youngstown (USHL)
Harrison, Sean RC 6-0 175 3/29/96 Bloomington (USHL)
Hayward, Blake LW 6-1 195 2/11/98 Coquitlam (BCHL)
Kosack, Josh RW 5-11 175 6/25/97 Green Bay (USHL)

2018
Campolieto, Joseph LD 6-0 185 4/29/98 Tri-City (USHL)
Fineman, Fletcher RD 6-1 180 2/17/99 Springfield (NAHL)
Morgan, Liam RW 5-11 186 6/27/98 Trenton (OJHL)
Ryan, Mike RD 5-10 175 1/19/97 West Kelowna (BCHL)
Thomas, Ben RW 5-10 155 1/9/99 Winchendon (Prep)

2019
Breault, Lucas LW 5-8 155 5/20/99 St.Michaels (OJHL)
Hardman, Mike LW 5-8 170 2/5/99 Winchendon (Prep)
Pirko, Ben LD 6-0 156 12/2/99 Avon Old Farms (Prep)
Sidorski, Ryan D 6-2 172 10/2/98 Buffalo (OJHL)

LOI - Player has signed an official NCAA Letter of Intent. (Ivy League schools do not use Letters of Intent.)

Dutchman
04-20-2017, 10:56 AM
ECAC:
Selected to finish seventh in the preseason coaches’ poll and eighth in the preseason media poll, Rick Bennett guided Union to a share of the ECAC Hockey regular-season title, capturing the program’s fourth Cleary Cup. In doing so he earned his second Tim Taylor Coach of the Year Award.

The coaching staff is going to have to pull another one "out of the hat" because we are losing:

53% of our scoring
Two AHCA (CHN and USCHO) All-Americans
Four ECAC All-Conference players
Our Two best defensemen
Our All-Conference Goalie

The bottom half of the ECAC for sure.

Goaliefan
04-20-2017, 06:30 PM
It will be a challenge.

UFan
04-21-2017, 07:16 AM
We are indeed loosing our top scoring contributors, but I look forward to seeing all the other players step up, and seeing what kind of lines and synergies the coaching staff can create.

Dutchman
04-21-2017, 08:18 AM
Highlight Video from the Banquet
https://youtu.be/poXIE8lfWb8

UFan
04-21-2017, 10:14 AM
Highlight Video from the Banquet
https://youtu.be/poXIE8lfWb8

Thank you!

Dutchman
04-22-2017, 04:35 AM
Foo looking to sign with the Kings? Might be a Flyer?
http://www.canyon-news.com/la-kings-consider-union-college-hockey-player/66861

Dutchman
04-24-2017, 07:54 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/scarfdoctah9">@scarfdoctah9</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/cole_miner44">@cole_miner44</a> dropping off the Mayor&#39;s Cup to Mayor McCarthy. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/motionpassed?src=hash">#motionpassed</a> <a href="https://t.co/MY1fIJvmAf">pic.twitter.com/MY1fIJvmAf</a></p>&mdash; Union Hockey (@Unionmhockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Unionmhockey/status/856664740197617664">April 25, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Dutchman
04-27-2017, 07:45 AM
Next year's senior class will be without Foo and DeSimone who will have both left for the pro's. In addition to their offensive firepower, their defensive skills will be missed as well. DeSimone led the team in blocked shots (59) and Foo was third (40).

That leaves 4 returning as seniors. Scarfo (F) and Brassard (D) are returning starters.

Connor Light (D) only appeared in 6 games last year (-1). As a freshman, he appeared in 24 and as a sophomore, he appeared in 34. Last year the team was 6-0 in the games he played. He was 6-12 in the penalty department and had 5 blocked shots. All academic. We could really use his 6'5" frame next year to help shore up the D.

Tyler Hynes (F), a tough defensive minded forward, only played in 4 games last year. He saw 17 games as a freshmen and 18 as a sophomore. He only saw 4 games last year (+1), had one blocked shot and was 1-2 in the penalty department. The Dutchmen were 2-1-1 when he was in there.

Here is hoping Connor and Tyler make major contributions to the team next year. We will need it.

Pokey
05-01-2017, 03:12 PM
ECAC:
Selected to finish seventh in the preseason coaches’ poll and eighth in the preseason media poll, Rick Bennett guided Union to a share of the ECAC Hockey regular-season title, capturing the program’s fourth Cleary Cup. In doing so he earned his second Tim Taylor Coach of the Year Award.

The coaching staff is going to have to pull another one "out of the hat" because we are losing:

53% of our scoring
Two AHCA (CHN and USCHO) All-Americans
Four ECAC All-Conference players
Our Two best defensemen
Our All-Conference Goalie

The bottom half of the ECAC for sure.

The pessimist has spoken... he sayeth "The bottom half of the ECAC for sure."
I'd like to think more optimistically. -- maybe 2nd or third .. everyone lost players
at the beginning of this season everyone was worried (check back in the thread) because;
they didn't score much the year before - where were our goals going to come from
Our goalie was erratic, maybe time for the sophs
Our defense was going to need to play freshmen ..
Every year - every team loses players - some more than others - it's the nature of college sports
Losing the 2 Juniors some might say unexpectedly, while I would say not so much... They were good and earned it

But while we will have limited experienced Seniors - we will have a really strong Junior and Sophomore presence
to gather up these new Freshmen and get the job done.. They all played a bunch this year and that will provide the experience
to begin next year with a solid base and the ability to merge in the freshmen once again ...
Getting a goalie up to speed needs to be job #1, followed by getting the defense cohesive is a close 2nd.
Offensively - we will miss the guys who left but have a solid foundation on which to continue...
I think, although they won't be as flashy as Vech and Foo they will get the job done...
Have faith Union Nation...



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AnthonySaxe
05-02-2017, 03:48 PM
Three commits taken in the USHL Phase Two draft today.

Mike Hardman was selected by Des Moines and Lucas Breault was selected by Sioux Falls, both in the 2nd round. Blake Hayward was taken in the 6th round by Lincoln.

Dutchman
05-19-2017, 01:04 PM
Awesome Non-Conference Schedule next year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also a picture perfect morning to release the 2017-18 schedule...MORE: <a href="https://t.co/fIlaCfFMNp">https://t.co/fIlaCfFMNp</a> <a href="https://t.co/E8LpmyU6aS">pic.twitter.com/E8LpmyU6aS</a></p>&mdash; Union Hockey (@Unionmhockey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Unionmhockey/status/865548095928451073">May 19, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Dutchman
05-24-2017, 06:36 PM
What a fantastic non-conference schedule !!!! And most of these are on the road.

UMD - NCHC
North Dakota - NCHC
North Dakota - NCHC
Omaha - NCHC
Omaha - NCHC

Michigan Tech - WCHA

BU - HE
UMass - HE
UMass - HE
Vermont - HE

RIT - AHA
Niagra - AHA

Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger !!!!

Dutchman
05-24-2017, 06:40 PM
Great to see us playing BU again. The last three have been fantastic matches. Lots of UC Alumni in Boston and always a great turnout. Agganis is a great venue.

ecachawkeyfan
05-31-2017, 06:15 AM
Not sure of the context of this photo, but a fan posted a rendering of potential Messa renovations on Twitter a few days back. Rendering is dated May 2017.

https://pasteboard.co/cSuwUCWvx.jpg

UFan
05-31-2017, 11:47 AM
Not sure of the context of this photo, but a fan posted a rendering of potential Messa renovations on Twitter a few days back. Rendering is dated May 2017.

https://pasteboard.co/cSuwUCWvx.jpg

Sweet!

Dutchman
06-02-2017, 08:05 AM
As reported last year

USCHO Staff Report • Feb. 9, 2016
USCHO Staff Report • Feb. 9, 2016

Messa Rink to get $10 million renovation makeover
Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2016/02/09/messa-rink-to-get-10-million-renovation-makeover/#ixzz4iqk7IhZQ

http://www.uscho.com/2016/02/09/messa-rink-to-get-10-million-renovation-makeover/

Union’s home Arena, Messa Rink, will soon be undergoing $10 million in renovations, according to the Daily Gazette.
Read more:

http://www.uscho.com/2016/02/09/messa-rink-to-get-10-million-renovation-makeover/#ixzz4iqkHdX4h

Dutchman
06-22-2017, 03:01 PM
Season Tickets on sale

Dutchman
06-25-2017, 07:07 AM
NHL Draft -

Foo, whose brother Spencer played at Union for three seasons, was the fifth-leading scorer for the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits with 34 goals and 32 assists in 60 games. In the postseason, Foo had 10 goals and 10 assists in 13 games as the Bandits won the AJHL title.

Adams played for the U.S. Hockey League’s Fargo Force. He was the team’s third-leading scorer with 37 goals and 23 assists in 56 games. His 60 points were fifth best in the USHL. Adams led the USHL with 16 power-play goals. (He is 6'4")

A total of 60 current and future NCAA players were taken in the draft.

A total of 10 ECAC Hockey players were selected in the draft. ECACH tournament champion Harvard led the way with three. Union was second with two. Clarkson, Cornell, Quinnipiac, RPI and Yale each had a player selected. Nine of the selectees are incoming players.

https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/06/19/preparing-for-the-longest-game