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kdiff77
05-29-2019, 01:49 PM
Brown today announced its incoming freshman class, and, thus, a new season (and thread) beckons: https://brownbears.com/news/2019/5/29/mens-ice-hockey-mens-hockey-announces-incoming-class-of-2023.aspx

I'm particularly excited about Cocca, Holmes, Krys, Albert, and the Finnish kid whose name I'll hopefully learn how to spell over the next four years. ;) Each seems to have excelled at their previous stops. Plessis put up decent numbers, as well, and brings some size to an otherwise smaller forward corps. Hard to get a read on those I didn't mention, but I'd expect such a big class to contribute quite a bit this coming season.

The schedule has also been posted for a couple weeks now: https://brownbears.com/schedule.aspx?path=mhockey
Highlights include a home visit from reigning national runners-up UMass, local non-conference road trips to BU and Bentley, the Mayor's Cup FINALLY occurring on a weekend, Cornell at Meehan for Senior Day, a home-and-home with Yale to kick off the season, and a two-game series against Arizona State at Meehan in January. After last year's success in mid-season tournaments, I'm a bit disappointed not to see any on the schedule for next year, but that's ok. If all goes well, I'm planning to go to quite a few away games, including all the Boston-area teams (Harvard, BU, Bentley), PC, UNH, and possibly the Capital Region trip. Is it November yet??

On a side note: I tried to find a good pun based off a player name for this thread, but nothing came to me. Guarantee I'll think of it in a couple months, long after this post. :rolleyes:

Go Bruno!

Euler18
06-01-2019, 12:10 PM
LUKE ALBERT WILL NEED TO USE HIS OTHER SKillS IN ECAC HOCKEY :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAZJZ1cZ-Q

Euler18
06-01-2019, 12:13 PM
BRAD COCCA CAN DEFINITELY SHOOT THE PUCK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMP7yPGDHtA

jericho
06-01-2019, 01:39 PM
On a side note: I tried to find a good pun based off a player name for this thread, but nothing came to me. Guarantee I'll think of it in a couple months, long after this post. :rolleyes:

Go Bruno!


How about one for the coach: Hibernation is over, and Whittet comes a new season...

Youre welcome.

:D

kdiff77
06-14-2019, 09:39 AM
How about one for the coach: Hibernation is over, and Whittet comes a new season...

You’re welcome.

:D

Oof. It was RIGHT there. Time for me to retire from this kind of thing, I suppose. :rolleyes:

Rogie21
06-17-2019, 05:37 PM
Alex Brink is headed to BU as a graduate transfer. What kind of player can BU expect?

kdiff77
06-17-2019, 11:29 PM
Alex Brink is headed to BU as a graduate transfer. What kind of player can BU expect?

Smart player who plays heavy and works hard. He wont be a top six guy in all likelihood, but he should help your bottom six quite a bit with hard-nosed, physical forechecking. Can chip in and score occasionally (including the triple overtime winner against Princeton in the playoffs this past season). Decent hands and speed, but not a natural goal scorer per se. By all accounts, hes a great teammate and person. Wish him well!

Mike Hutter
07-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Garnet Hathaway signs a 4 year contract with Washington Capitals for $6 million. Terrific news for Brown hockey. I believe that is the highest contract for a Brown hockey player ever. Correct?

Berkshire BU Fan
07-03-2019, 05:53 PM
How about one for the coach: Hibernation is over, and Whittet comes a new season...

You’re welcome.

:D

Still funny even on the Brink of a new season.

kdiff77
07-25-2019, 01:05 PM
https://twitter.com/markdivver/status/1154100280973303808?s=21

Good sign of investment in the program from Brown Athletics!

kdiff77
08-28-2019, 10:05 PM
Assistant coach James Marcou jumped ship to Harvard today. Classy move, departing a week before the semester starts to take a job with an Ivy rival.

Mike Hutter
08-29-2019, 12:53 PM
Assistant coach James Marcou jumped ship to Harvard today. Classy move, departing a week before the semester starts to take a job with an Ivy rival.

Hopefully, no Jerry O'Keefe redeux.

turk181
08-29-2019, 01:09 PM
Assistant coach James Marcou jumped ship to Harvard today. Classy move, departing a week before the semester starts to take a job with an Ivy rival.In all fairness it was reported about 3 weeks ago that Marcou was leaving for Harvard after their AC left for UMICH.

turk181
08-29-2019, 01:34 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hearing Jason Smith (Northeastern) and Peter Roundy (Holy Cross) are the front runners. <a href="https://t.co/DeXr0PdrPM">https://t.co/DeXr0PdrPM</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffCoxSports/status/1167062416120778752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 29, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

kdiff77
08-29-2019, 02:57 PM
Hopefully, no Jerry O'Keefe redeux.

Think it's fair to say he's been missed! He's doing great things with Northeastern. Won't be surprised if/when he lands a head coaching gig.

kdiff77
08-29-2019, 02:59 PM
In all fairness it was reported about 3 weeks ago that Marcou was leaving for Harvard after their AC left for UMICH.

Wasn't it Kris Mayotte of Providence who left for the Michigan job, not a Harvard guy? In any event, I must have missed the initial report. But it looks like the Brown staff and AD have moved quickly in identifying candidates, per the Tweet you shared. Hoping it resolves itself soon enough!

turk181
08-29-2019, 03:05 PM
Oops :o. It was Mayotte who went to UMICH.

kdiff77
08-29-2019, 04:18 PM
Oops :o. It was Mayotte who went to UMICH.

Rob Rassey of Harvard left in late July to take a scouting role with the Red Wings, so it was a similar timeline and nature of departure.

In any event, it's frustrating to lose an assistant to a program Brown would like to consider its peer, rather than a notch above. If Marcou had taken a Hockey East role, that's one thing. But...Harvard? Ugh.

kdiff77
09-04-2019, 08:11 AM
Looks like Brown will soon fill the vacated role with Northeastern assistant Jason Smith: https://twitter.com/MarkDivver/status/1169058474032074752?s=20

kdiff77
09-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Picked 7th in the coaches' poll: https://www.ecachockey.com/men/2019-20/News/20190917_-_Men-s_Pre-Season_Poll_and_All-League

Seems reasonable to me given we return quite a bit and were very young last season, though we need to find a lead scorer to take the reigns with Marchin gone. Gottlieb will be greatly missed, as well. Excited to see who steps up, and how the freshmen perform!