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gfmorris
06-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Well, this is the year. 2017-18 arriving means that all of the players are Corbett's recruits, have been fully recruited by this team of three coaches, and have been recruited on the hopes that this team is on the rise from the ashes.

What's your hope for this team? What is progress? For me:

1. At a minimum, we have to make the playoffs. It doesn't feel like either Alaska school has made any great strides in the offseason, but the big thing for them is that they do seem to have quality student-athletes coming to their campuses. I like seeing that. But UAH has to out-pace two teams, and it seems like UAA will likely be one of them. NMU might be, too *it may take Grant Potulny a year to get that team up to speed, and these kinds of coaching changes sometimes have a dip in them. LSSU doesn't seem to be a ton better outside of the goalie Mitens, who could well be the next hot WCHA goalie. Lastly, who knows about Ferris State?

2. I really want to avoid the 7/8 slot. Facing the top two teams in this league is always a struggle, and even though they can be knocked off, I'd rather not, you know?

3. This year is about seeing if we can get GF/GA in league play down to no worse than -0.2 (GF-GA)/GM. It's pretty much a given. Can we do that with a freshman goalie paired with a returner who didn't play until this season? We'll see.

It's gotta start this year.

GFM

UAHStatman
06-09-2017, 01:42 PM
Well, this is the year. 2017-18 arriving means that all of the players are Corbett's recruits, have been fully recruited by this team of three coaches, and have been recruited on the hopes that this team is on the rise from the ashes.

What's your hope for this team? What is progress? For me:

1. At a minimum, we have to make the playoffs. It doesn't feel like either Alaska school has made any great strides in the offseason, but the big thing for them is that they do seem to have quality student-athletes coming to their campuses. I like seeing that. But UAH has to out-pace two teams, and it seems like UAA will likely be one of them. NMU might be, too —*it may take Grant Potulny a year to get that team up to speed, and these kinds of coaching changes sometimes have a dip in them. LSSU doesn't seem to be a ton better outside of the goalie Mitens, who could well be the next hot WCHA goalie. Lastly, who knows about Ferris State?

2. I really want to avoid the 7/8 slot. Facing the top two teams in this league is always a struggle, and even though they can be knocked off, I'd rather not, you know?

3. This year is about seeing if we can get GF/GA in league play down to no worse than -0.2 (GF-GA)/GM. It's pretty much a given. Can we do that with a freshman goalie paired with a returner who didn't play until this season? We'll see.

It's gotta start this year.

GFM

Double-digit wins, which I was hoping for two seasons ago. If that doesn't get us back in the playoffs, then fart noise.

Also, can we get that goal differential to the positive with the freshman forwards coming in? The only real scoring threat we're losing is Salhany. I'm hopeful that Uhelski and Sinclair will be fine.
By the way, commitment list as I have it: http://uahhockey.com/commitments/
We'll know for sure who's coming this fall when UAH announces likely in August after the signing period.

gfmorris
06-10-2017, 11:09 AM
By the way, commitment list as I have it: http://uahhockey.com/commitments/
We'll know for sure who's coming this fall when UAH announces likely in August after the signing period.

Sweet, you got the embeds fixed again!

GFM

Suze
06-10-2017, 10:33 PM
Double-digit wins, which I was hoping for two seasons ago. If that doesn't get us back in the playoffs, then fart noise.

Also, can we get that goal differential to the positive with the freshman forwards coming in? The only real scoring threat we're losing is Salhany. I'm hopeful that Uhelski and Sinclair will be fine.
By the way, commitment list as I have it: http://uahhockey.com/commitments/
We'll know for sure who's coming this fall when UAH announces likely in August after the signing period.

http://www.nationalletter.org/signingDates/

That site states the signing period is April 12 - August 1. Is it incorrect?

gfmorris
06-11-2017, 07:26 AM
http://www.nationalletter.org/signingDates/

That site states the signing period is April 12 - August 1. Is it incorrect?

No. UAH has typically been making their announcements after the period is over.

GFM

AKSWF
06-11-2017, 02:46 PM
Well, this is the year. 2017-18 arriving means that all of the players are Corbett's recruits, have been fully recruited by this team of three coaches, and have been recruited on the hopes that this team is on the rise from the ashes.

What's your hope for this team? What is progress? For me:

1. At a minimum, we have to make the playoffs. It doesn't feel like either Alaska school has made any great strides in the offseason, but the big thing for them is that they do seem to have quality student-athletes coming to their campuses. I like seeing that. But UAH has to out-pace two teams, and it seems like UAA will likely be one of them. NMU might be, too *it may take Grant Potulny a year to get that team up to speed, and these kinds of coaching changes sometimes have a dip in them. LSSU doesn't seem to be a ton better outside of the goalie Mitens, who could well be the next hot WCHA goalie. Lastly, who knows about Ferris State?

2. I really want to avoid the 7/8 slot. Facing the top two teams in this league is always a struggle, and even though they can be knocked off, I'd rather not, you know?

3. This year is about seeing if we can get GF/GA in league play down to no worse than -0.2 (GF-GA)/GM. It's pretty much a given. Can we do that with a freshman goalie paired with a returner who didn't play until this season? We'll see.

It's gotta start this year.

GFM

Gonna come down to your goaltending if you can remain above us. I feel sorry for Mantha, solid goaltender that has an anemic offense at best playing with him. Also a relatively injury free season would be freaking nice for us.

boblav1
07-10-2017, 09:21 PM
Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
Hank Sorensen (Waterloo Black Hawks) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2018-2019. @uahhockey @BlckHawksHockey @USHL

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=294538

gfmorris
07-11-2017, 03:37 AM
Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
Hank Sorensen (Waterloo Black Hawks) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2018-2019. @uahhockey @BlckHawksHockey @USHL

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=294538

He fits the mullet roster we have right now: short up front, long in the back.

GFM

UAHStatman
07-11-2017, 08:27 PM
Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
Hank Sorensen (Waterloo Black Hawks) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2018-2019. @uahhockey @BlckHawksHockey @USHL

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=294538

It is nice to know we can still get a USHL guy once in a while. ;)

boblav1
07-17-2017, 04:09 PM
Another recruit, a goaltender

Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
Josh Astorino (Georgetown Raiders) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2017-2018. @uahhockey @jastorino33

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=298821

gfmorris
07-18-2017, 04:44 AM
Another recruit, a goaltender

Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
Josh Astorino (Georgetown Raiders) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2017-2018. @uahhockey @jastorino33

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=298821

I'm guessing that finishes us out.

GFM