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Ralph Baer
02-08-2010, 01:33 PM
Part II http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?t=87301
Part I http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?t=85184

Ralph Baer
02-08-2010, 01:35 PM
2010
Jacob Laliberté C Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 41-49-40- 89- 28 02/12/10
Brock Higgs LW Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL) 42-19-33- 52- 68 02/11/10 missing game
Matt Tinordi LW Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) 53-20-20- 40- 63 02/09/10
Nick Bailen RD Indiana Ice (USHL) 39-10-18- 28- 54 02/12/10
Nick Quinn LD Aurora Tigers (OJAHL) 10- 2- 7- 9- 6
Orangeville Crushers (CCHL) 27- 5- 6- 11- 20
Playoffs 0- 0- 0- 0- 0 TBD
Total 37- 7-13- 20- 26
Greg Burgdoerfer RW not playing 0- 0- 0- 0- 0

2010 or 2011
Luke Curadi LD Penticton Vees (BCHL) 51- 6-10- 16- 92 02/09/10

2011
Patrick Koudys LD Burlington Cougars (CCHL) 49- 5-28- 33- 42 02/08/10


2010 women
Jordan Smelker LW Team Alaska U19 16- 9-10- 19- 2 02/27/10
Madison Marzario RD Shattuck St Mary's 20- 1- 9- 10- 48 02/13/10 2 missing games

Missing Brock Higgs' game from Saturday is still not posted.

babo
02-08-2010, 03:02 PM
WA said on the closed loop that he noticed Vines' absence this weekend...Vines was up in British Columbia scouting.

Ralph Baer
02-08-2010, 03:12 PM
WA said on the closed loop that he noticed Vines' absence this weekend...Vines was up in British Columbia scouting.

I assume that you mean WS.

I hope that Vines finds someone. It's interesting that besides for Eric Ming (forward) and Colin Stevins (goalie), all of the rumors and targets that I can recall recently have been defensemen.

babo
02-08-2010, 04:01 PM
I assume that you mean WS.

I hope that Vines finds someone. It's interesting that besides for Eric Ming (forward) and Colin Stevins (goalie), all of the rumors and targets that I can recall recently have been defensemen.

Yes, WS...
This might be a naive observation, but I think each of the assistants is tasked with the corps he manages; Vines does mostly D and Monty Forwards.

Ralph Baer
02-08-2010, 04:20 PM
Yes, WS...
This might be a naive observation, but I think each of the assistants is tasked with the corps he manages; Vines does mostly D and Monty Forwards.

You probably know better than I do, but I would think that although Vines mostly looks for D and Monty F, they do make notes on anyone whom they see who could be of interest.

DrDemento
02-08-2010, 04:47 PM
I assume that you mean WS.

I hope that Vines finds someone. It's interesting that besides for Eric Ming (forward) and Colin Stevins (goalie), all of the rumors and targets that I can recall recently have been defensemen.

You can never have enough Defensemen;) I have always felt we were a better team whe we had at least 4 big boys on the back line. With Luke coming(and he is my definition of a big boy:D ) I would just like to see us add at least one more. Up front I am more tolerant of smaller faster players-but still like to see at least 2 big power forwards on the squad.

babo
02-08-2010, 05:34 PM
You can never have enough Defensemen;) I have always felt we were a better team whe we had at least 4 big boys on the back line. With Luke coming(and he is my definition of a big boy:D ) I would just like to see us add at least one more. Up front I am more tolerant of smaller faster players-but still like to see at least 2 big power forwards on the squad.

Funny how the sense of history beginning to repeat itself is permeating the atmosphere...I watched about 50% of the link RB posted of the 1985 discussion the other night and so far 2 things have stood out for me:
1. The Dmen on the stage were 'big' boys...your kind of guys, Doc.
2. The players made particular note of the relaxed feeling they had among themselves and the confidence in their preparation that allowed them the luxury of being loose, comfortable and not pressured during games.

I think SA has studied this in HIS preparation and is replicating this approach for his team.

Does that guarantee a repeat of the 1985 success? I don't know. What I do know is the formula has many components that have the combined potential to do just that.

babo
02-08-2010, 05:41 PM
You probably know better than I do, but I would think that although Vines mostly looks for D and Monty F, they do make notes on anyone whom they see who could be of interest.

Oh, yes...definitely. I guess I was speaking more to your note that there seemed to be more D men highlighted in recent recruiting activity. I agree that both assistants must be obligated to feed off each other in identifying talent. Furthermore, Monty is more the 'veteran' in the process so he might also serve in a mentorship role. Either way, I do not envy the 'sausage making' grind they endure over and over in order to put the right puzzle pieces together.

DrDemento
02-08-2010, 05:42 PM
Funny how the sense of history beginning to repeat itself is permeating the atmosphere...I watched about 50% of the link RB posted of the 1985 discussion the other night and so far 2 things have stood out for me:
1. The Dmen on the stage were 'big' boys...your kind of guys, Doc.
2. The players made particular note of the relaxed feeling they had among themselves and the confidence in their preparation that allowed them the luxury of being loose, comfortable and not pressured during games.

I think SA has studied this in HIS preparation and is replicating this approach for his team.

Does that guarantee a repeat of the 1985 success? I don't know. What I do know is the formula has many components that have the combined potential to do just that.

Jenny and I saw 35 of the 38 games during 1984-85 and about the same number the year before. Those 2 teams had my kind of defensemen. They were big (not huge though) but they were fearless. The hits they dealt out made every forward coming into our zone think twice. I think we are most definitely on the right track-and you are so right-the 84 and 85 teams just exuded a quiet confidence and played with a kind of swagger that I only hope we develop again. 46+ years of following RPI hockey has given me a rather unique perspective-I have seen the best and the worst of it and I am certain we are on the verge of something very good.:)

Ralph Baer
02-08-2010, 06:23 PM
On Saturday, the Kingston Kimco Voyageurs defeated the Brampton Capitals 4-3. Brock Higgs had a head contact/checking minor penalty with a misconduct and a cross checking penalty. http://ojhlsite.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1076993

Higgs' line is now 43-19-33-52-82.


Finally

GRussinko
02-08-2010, 08:42 PM
Some info on women's recruit Melissa Mankey (currently a senior at Hopkins HS, in a Minneapolis suburb):

http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/showstats.asp?actnum=460&school=220

Line: 25-16-6-22-???

Hopkins is currently second in their section in the MN high school league with a 17-6-2 record.

Melissa has a younger sister (Marielle, 10th grade) who also plays and has 4 goals and 8 assists on the season.

Ralph Baer
02-09-2010, 12:09 AM
On Sunday, the Burlington Cougars lost to the Hamilton Red Wings 6-5. Patrick Koudys had no points or penalties. This ends Bulrlington's regular season. http://cchl.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1090217

Koudys's line is now 50-5-28-33-42.

Ralph Baer
02-09-2010, 12:11 AM
2010
Jacob Laliberté C Cornwall Colts (CJHL) 41-49-40- 89- 28 02/12/10
Brock Higgs LW Kingston Voyageurs (OJAHL) 43-19-33- 52- 82 02/11/10
Matt Tinordi LW Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) 53-20-20- 40- 63 02/09/10
Nick Bailen RD Indiana Ice (USHL) 39-10-18- 28- 54 02/12/10
Nick Quinn LD Aurora Tigers (OJAHL) 10- 2- 7- 9- 6
Orangeville Crushers (CCHL) 27- 5- 6- 11- 20
Playoffs 0- 0- 0- 0- 0 TBD
Total 37- 7-13- 20- 26
Greg Burgdoerfer RW not playing 0- 0- 0- 0- 0

2010 or 2011
Luke Curadi LD Penticton Vees (BCHL) 51- 6-10- 16- 92 02/09/10

2011
Patrick Koudys LD Burlington Cougars (CCHL) 50- 5-28- 33- 42
Playoffs 0- 0- 0- 0- 0 02/13/10
Total 50- 5-28- 33- 42


2010 women
Jordan Smelker LW Team Alaska U19 16- 9-10- 19- 2 02/27/10
Madison Marzario RD Shattuck St Mary's 20- 1- 9- 10- 48 02/13/10 2 missing games
Missy Mankey F Hopkins HS Minnetonka MN ?- ?- ?- ?- ?
Minnesota Jr Whitecaps ?- ?- ?- ?- ?

Wicked Slappaahs
02-09-2010, 11:15 AM
On Sunday, the Burlington Cougars lost to the Hamilton Red Wings 6-5. Patrick Koudys had no points or penalties. This ends Bulrlington's regular season. http://cchl.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1090217

Koudys's line is now 50-5-28-33-42.

That is a very solid year for Mr. Koudys. He seems to be progressing very nicely.

Wicked Slappaahs
02-09-2010, 12:32 PM
File this under too much time on my hands:p :

With another Vees player committing to D1 (as expected, goalie Rumpel to UW)...this brings the total - counting AP Laleggia - to 16 of 21 kids....pretty impressive.

Considering that 2 (Manderson & Paltridge) of the remaining have MJ experience (if my math is right) it leaves just 3 Vees kids pondering their futures:

Andrew Pickering '89 F 5'11" 185 51-13-28-41 55PIM
Logan Johnston '91 F 6'1" 215 53-12-15-27 100PIM :eek: :D
Bo Dolan '90 LD 5'11" 185 32-7-11-18 37 PIM

I wonder when the last time an entire team of eligibles was committed to D1?

babo
02-09-2010, 12:41 PM
File this under too much time on my hands:p :

With another Vees player committing to D1 (as expected, goalie Rumpel to UW)...this brings the total - counting AP Laleggia - to 16 of 21 kids....pretty impressive.

Considering that 2 (Manderson & Paltridge) of the remaining have MJ experience (if my math is right) it leaves just 3 Vees kids pondering their futures:

Andrew Pickering '89 F 5'11" 185 51-13-28-41 55PIM
Logan Johnston '91 F 6'1" 215 53-12-15-27 100PIM :eek: :D
Bo Dolan '90 LD 5'11" 185 32-7-11-18 37 PIM

I wonder when the last time an entire team of eligibles was committed to D1?

They're ll really good players too. Each one brings an edge on the ice with him. I wouldn't be surprised if Harbinson could pull off the perfect recruitment class...:D

DrDemento
02-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Logan Johnston '91 F 6'1" 215 53-12-15-27 100PIM :eek: :D

Well he does have the kind of size I like-and it appears he is not afraid to use it.;)

Ralph Baer
02-09-2010, 01:28 PM
I wonder when the last time an entire team of eligibles was committed to D1? Probably a USNTDP U18 team if you don't count those going to major junior.

Red Cloud
02-09-2010, 01:33 PM
Probably a USNTDP U18 team if you don't count those going to major junior.

Well, Ralph, in this case we're obviously not counting major junior.