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ADK11
11-16-2009, 12:08 PM
Have to agree that the North Country sweep does make for a sweet Monday AM, but need to keep in perspective that neither SLU or especially Clarkson (at least for now) are looking like top-tier teams in ECAC. The next league games with Cornell & Colgate will be much sterner tests.. and then there is RPI again. Still is very nice to be sitting here with 6 points in league play, a total that U has not reached until January the past 2 seasons.

IMO Leaman is very invested in Corey and is definitely not going to just put him on the scrap heap because of another goalie doing relatively well. Would also say that while Kinkaid certainly did well up north, he wasn't lights out and still needs some work. His puck handling skills are kinda scary and he goes down a little quicker than needed at times. Still, I think the goalies are in a better space now. Would not surprise me to see Milan start against Lake State and Kinkaid get the nod the second night regardless of the outcome. Also think we may see both goalies on fairly short leashes during games at times - if either one lets in a softee or two, in comes the other.

union07
11-16-2009, 02:17 PM
congratulations to keith for being named hockey rookie of the week by the ECAC.

http://www.unionathletics.com/news/2009/11/16/MICE_1116092237.aspx

Wholin1
11-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Have to agree that the North Country sweep does make for a sweet Monday AM, but need to keep in perspective that neither SLU or especially Clarkson (at least for now) are looking like top-tier teams in ECAC. The next league games with Cornell & Colgate will be much sterner tests.. and then there is RPI again. Still is very nice to be sitting here with 6 points in league play, a total that U has not reached until January the past 2 seasons.

IMO Leaman is very invested in Corey and is definitely not going to just put him on the scrap heap because of another goalie doing relatively well. Would also say that while Kinkaid certainly did well up north, he wasn't lights out and still needs some work. His puck handling skills are kinda scary and he goes down a little quicker than needed at times. Still, I think the goalies are in a better space now. Would not surprise me to see Milan start against Lake State and Kinkaid get the nod the second night regardless of the outcome. Also think we may see both goalies on fairly short leashes during games at times - if either one lets in a softee or two, in comes the other.
I have to generally agree with your analysis but would only add that even if SLU and Clarkson are down for the time being, those are 2 generally unfriendly places to visit and perhaps more importantly, you need to win the games against dare I say it, the "lesser foes" (see Brown :( ) because its always a crapshoot against the powerhouses and the up and comers in which category it looks like Qpac and RPI belong this season.

With the firepower Union now has, I don't think we need spectacular goal tending, just solid and consistent efforts, at least until the playoffs, when the games change and the grips and throats tighten a bit.

Ralph Baer
11-17-2009, 07:13 AM
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2178734
UMass Amherst and UMass Lowell aren't the only schools knocking at Carr's door. Fellow Division I schools Union College (Schenectady, N. Y.), St. Lawrence University (Canton, N. Y.) and Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.) have also reportedly expressed an interest in the netminder, and for good reason.

ADK11
11-17-2009, 11:59 AM
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2178734Thanks Ralph - you don't miss much out there..

I'd noticed Carr when he played in the EJHL. He had a great season two years ago and then tailed off a bit last season. Putting up nice numbers in the CJHL, leads the league in GAA. Would be a nice addition as he has good size (6-1,190) and could be a great tandem with Kinkaid but.. always figured he would go to a HE school being from the Boston area. Sounds like that is where he is leaning. This is interesting though, as shows that maybe the coaches are not just going for a typical 3rd string benchwarmer to replace Sillery.

Ralph Baer
11-17-2009, 12:11 PM
Thanks Ralph - you don't miss much out there..

I'd noticed Carr when he played in the EJHL. He had a great season two years ago and then tailed off a bit last season. Putting up nice numbers in the CJHL, leads the league in GAA. Would be a nice addition as he has good size (6-1,190) and could be a great tandem with Kinkaid but.. always figured he would go to a HE school being from the Boston area. Sounds like that is where he is leaning. This is interesting though, as shows that maybe the coaches are not just going for a typical 3rd string benchwarmer to replace Sillery.

RPI has a recruit, Jacob Laliberte, who plays for Cornwall, so I check that paper every day.

UMLFan
11-17-2009, 12:51 PM
Thanks Ralph - you don't miss much out there..

I'd noticed Carr when he played in the EJHL. He had a great season two years ago and then tailed off a bit last season. Putting up nice numbers in the CJHL, leads the league in GAA. Would be a nice addition as he has good size (6-1,190) and could be a great tandem with Kinkaid but.. always figured he would go to a HE school being from the Boston area. Sounds like that is where he is leaning. This is interesting though, as shows that maybe the coaches are not just going for a typical 3rd string benchwarmer to replace Sillery.
FWIW, it does seem like he'd be going to a Boston area school (one of the UMass programs), but both teams already have a starter and backup for next year. Lowell also has a very high quality goalie committed for 2012 as well. Carr, as far as I can tell, would be coming in as the third netminder next season, behind a returning sophomore and another freshman (Lowell loses both their starting goalies after this season, and their third stringer is an "in case of emergency use only" type.

Wholin1
11-17-2009, 01:15 PM
RPI has a recruit, Jacob Laliberte, who plays for Cornwall, so I check that paper every day.

How about a swap, Carr for Laliberte. :D

Ralph Baer
11-17-2009, 02:26 PM
How about a swap, Carr for Laliberte. :D

Forget it. :D

Wholin1
11-18-2009, 11:25 AM
I can't seem to get the Heisenberg player links on his recruit site to work any more. Anyone else having the same problem or have any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong?

ADK11
11-18-2009, 12:59 PM
FWIW, it does seem like he'd be going to a Boston area school (one of the UMass programs), but both teams already have a starter and backup for next year. Lowell also has a very high quality goalie committed for 2012 as well. Carr, as far as I can tell, would be coming in as the third netminder next season, behind a returning sophomore and another freshman (Lowell loses both their starting goalies after this season, and their third stringer is an "in case of emergency use only" type.Actually its the same situation at Union (though is a tossup right now who will be starter and backup next season). I know SLU is losing both of their main keepers though..

Wholin - I'm having the same problem on the Heisenberg site.. not sure what is up.

ADK11
11-18-2009, 01:31 PM
How about a swap, Carr for Laliberte. :D..and just to be clear on our Carrs, I would NOT make this deal with Daniel Carr. ;)

Wholin1
11-18-2009, 02:46 PM
..and just to be clear on our Carrs, I would NOT make this deal with Daniel Carr. ;)
I hear ya. Last I checked he was still clicking away at a 2 PPG average. :D

UnionHockeyManiac
11-19-2009, 12:20 PM
Ugh, in the red again?

Hopefully this off-weekend will be good for us. Everyone on this campus is ridiculously busy with finals and papers so the break is very necessary for the players. I'd really like to win the RPI Tourney next weekend though. We should not take Lake Superior State lightly.

Ralph Baer
11-19-2009, 12:34 PM
..and just to be clear on our Carrs, I would NOT make this deal with Daniel Carr. ;)




Daniel Carr 20-17-22-39-24
Jacob Laliberte 20-25-18-43-14

Wholin1
11-19-2009, 06:41 PM
T.J. Fox has been called up to WB/Scranton of the AHL where he'll join up with his buddy Lane Caffaro

http://ecachockey.com/men/members/union/20091911_FoxWBSRecall

Wholin1
11-20-2009, 05:37 PM
New Dutchman on Heisenberg. Josh Jooris, Burlington CCHL, 6' 179#, 21 GP, 10G, 39A, 49 Pts.

http://cchl.stats.pointstreak.com/playerpage.html?playerid=3140940&seasonid=4693

ADK11
11-20-2009, 05:49 PM
New Dutchman on Heisenberg. Josh Jooris, Burlington CCHL, 6' 179#, 21 GP, 10G, 39A, 49 Pts.

http://cchl.stats.pointstreak.com/playerpage.html?playerid=3140940&seasonid=4693Ben Barr strikes again :D (Jooris's dad played for RPI). Currently 3rd in the league in scoring.. another nice pickup!

Wholin1
11-20-2009, 07:15 PM
Ben Barr strikes again :D (Jooris's dad played for RPI). Currently 3rd in the league in scoring.. another nice pickup!

Now if he could just get that short handed thing down with the team.:D I think that there is another Jooris down there as well.

union07
11-23-2009, 09:20 AM
congratulations to head coach nate leaman on the birth of his first baby!