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Rightnut
05-25-2019, 09:49 AM
In response to overwhelming popular demand- I am starting the new Colgate thread for 2019-2020.

Lots of changes. The transformative senior class has graduated. The top rated freshman class is coming in. It will be a very young team. Only 1 senior skater and only 4 juniors. 7 freshman skaters and 6 sophomores including the defenseman transfer from Lindenwood. New assistant after Sophie LeClerc took head coaching job at Norwich. One would expect the team to struggle early on as they get their legs under them and adjust. But the future is bright and it looks like the recruiting pipeline is very full. Colgate looks to be a perennial power and as these two classes mature- a potential national championship contender.

Hockeynation
05-26-2019, 01:18 AM
Nice to see a thread about an up and coming program. Do you have any insight about the incoming class and players? Who will be the key players that will help Colgate compete in the upcoming season on the national stage?

Reddington
05-26-2019, 07:56 AM
Lappan - top tier scorers in the pwhl almost always translate. Smigliani played with Gates and was considered as good and they played together a number of years but Smigliani had the same birth year but different years school wise.
Bard spent a year in the pwhl after playing for the bk selects as a junior. Has shown moxy and playmaking.

But, Fargo tells the girls all the same things, that he will build the program around you. Just ask Hoppner, who left and was MVP of the CHA tournament last year.

They picked up a nice transfer too.

Rightnut
05-27-2019, 10:02 AM
Lappan - top tier scorers in the pwhl almost always translate. Smigliani played with Gates and was considered as good and they played together a number of years but Smigliani had the same birth year but different years school wise.
Bard spent a year in the pwhl after playing for the bk selects as a junior. Has shown moxy and playmaking.

But, Fargo tells the girls all the same things, that he will build the program around you. Just ask Hoppner, who left and was MVP of the CHA tournament last year.

They picked up a nice transfer too.

In addition, Simpson and Mceachern on the back end were on the US 18U and Canada 18U teams. Serdachny was captain of Canada 18U and Odonohoe was at US 66 camp two years ago. Lots of talent on paper. Will be interesting to see how it sorts out.

WH Fan
05-29-2019, 09:37 AM
Lappan - top tier scorers in the pwhl almost always translate. Smigliani played with Gates and was considered as good and they played together a number of years but Smigliani had the same birth year but different years school wise.
Bard spent a year in the pwhl after playing for the bk selects as a junior. Has shown moxy and playmaking.

But, Fargo tells the girls all the same things, that he will build the program around you. Just ask Hoppner, who left and was MVP of the CHA tournament last year.

They picked up a nice transfer too.


Reddington, thanks for the insight on few of the recruits/transfer. However, you throw in a comment about Fargo/Hoppner...can you give us some insight on how this relates to the upcoming season?

Reddington
05-29-2019, 12:38 PM
[QUOTE=WH Fan;6810189]Reddington, thanks for the insight on few of the recruits/transfer. However, you throw in a comment about Fargo/Hoppner...can you give us some insight on how this relates to the upcoming season?

It's tough to keep everyone happy.

dd17
05-29-2019, 01:32 PM
Reddington, thanks for the insight on few of the recruits/transfer. However, you throw in a comment about Fargo/Hoppner...can you give us some insight on how this relates to the upcoming season?

Just a dig into how weak the CHA really is?

Reddington
05-29-2019, 09:32 PM
Just a dig into how weak the CHA really is?

Hardly a dig Penn State went 1 and 1 against Colgate, tied Cornell, 1-0-1 against BU, 1 and 1 against Providence, 1-0-1 against RPI and had problems in the CHA. That says something other than a dig about the CHA.

Hockeynation
05-30-2019, 04:19 PM
Looking at their current lineup and incoming class. They have the potential to be an extremely dangerous group. There is something about a winning culture and almost the entire incoming class has won Internationally, nationally and at their club level against some of the world's best. I think this a dark horse school that will run with best. I think scoring will not be as much of a problem with the returning/incoming class. Perhaps an experienced starting goaltender and possibly the youth of this group might have some growing pains, but maybe not! ECAC looks to be an awesome division with Clarkson reloading, Princeton looking strong and Big Reds resurgence among all the other teams. Great to see. Any thoughts on who is going to play in the ECAC finals and win this year?

Reddington
05-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Looking at their current lineup and incoming class. They have the potential to be an extremely dangerous group. There is something about a winning culture and almost the entire incoming class has won Internationally, nationally and at their club level against some of the world's best. I think this a dark horse school that will run with best. I think scoring will not be as much of a problem with the returning/incoming class. Perhaps an experienced starting goaltender and possibly the youth of this group might have some growing pains, but maybe not! ECAC looks to be an awesome division with Clarkson reloading, Princeton looking strong and Big Reds resurgence among all the other teams. Great to see. Any thoughts on who is going to play in the ECAC finals and win this year?
Final Four Clarkson, Cornell, Colgate and Princeton. Just my opinion.

Puckdrop14
06-01-2019, 07:41 AM
Final Four Clarkson, Cornell, Colgate and Princeton. Just my opinion.

Clarkson, Cornell, Princeton and Quinnipiac.

Hockeynation
06-01-2019, 11:08 PM
Final Four Clarkson, Cornell, Colgate and Princeton. Just my opinion.

Clarkson, Colgate, Cornel, Princeton. With the ECAC winner starting with a "C"

CLKHockey
06-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Clarkson, Cornell, Quinnipiac, Princeton.

ECAC Fan
06-02-2019, 10:08 AM
I really do not see Quinnipiac - I think Cornell, Clarkson and Princeton are locks for the top four and Colgate is probably the fourth.

WH Fan
06-03-2019, 09:49 AM
Quinnipiac won't finish higher than last year in light of their graduations and the strength of incoming class. So, 6th at best.

Colgate will easily compete in the top 4. Too much talent once they get settled in...

Puckdrop14
06-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Quinnipiac won't finish higher than last year in light of their graduations and the strength of incoming class. So, 6th at best.

Colgate will easily compete in the top 4. Too much talent once they get settled in...

They lost a few key players but have talent and size. I just think that Colgate will need a year before they are back in the top 4. I would not discount Harvard either. Great goaltending and a decent supporting cast.

Hockeynation
06-03-2019, 12:37 PM
They lost a few key players but have talent and size. I just think that Colgate will need a year before they are back in the top 4. I would not discount Harvard either. Great goaltending and a decent supporting cast.

I think that Clarkson with their reload/returners 2019/2020 class will be strong as usual. Coach Doug seems to have Big Red back on track and moving in the right direction. Princeton is poised and ready to build on last years success. Looking closer, Colgate seems to be quietly building a very strong foundation of world class players. Beyond NZ and everyone's expert opinions. Which is interesting & geographically biased at best. This is evident as many incredible players and recruits coming out of non traditional hotbeds, Texas, California, Western Canada, including Alberta and British Columbia. The Eastern USA, Minnesota & Ontario are not the only locations that produce the best talent. They have proven players that have won and know how to win at the U-18 World championship level, US national level, National Canadian Championship, Team & Tournament level. Colgate seems to have some of the best Defencemen and Forwards from the US and Canada. Going to be great to watch this group and the competitive ECAC this year.

WH Fan
07-07-2019, 07:30 AM
2019-2020 scheduled released last week....looks to be a great challenge for a young talented team. I suspect the trip to play the Gophers will work out better for Coach Fargo than his first year coaching at Colgate! lol

Season fast approaching...looking forward to hearing who will be brought in to be the new assistant coach?!

Reddington
07-07-2019, 09:36 PM
2019-2020 scheduled released last week....looks to be a great challenge for a young talented team. I suspect the trip to play the Gophers will work out better for Coach Fargo than his first year coaching at Colgate! lol

Season fast approaching...looking forward to hearing who will be brought in to be the new assistant coach?!
Chelsea Walkand is on board as an asst coach after leaving Robert Morris.

WH Fan
07-12-2019, 10:20 AM
Chelsea Walkand is on board as an asst coach after leaving Robert Morris.

Where is the news on this one?