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Onion Man
04-20-2010, 07:48 PM
Juola should be fun to watch.

brown_penguin
04-25-2010, 11:10 AM
http://i66.***********.com/albums/h248/Speak_Easy93/P1000889.jpg

Even Snoop Dogg loves Brown hockey!

;)

DarthBruno
04-25-2010, 11:57 AM
Even Snoop Dogg loves Brown hockey!

Excellent! Was that at yesterday's Spring Weekend concert? Wonder how/where he got the jersey.

DarthBruno
04-25-2010, 12:01 PM
Borge, Goldberg and Juola were recruited because the coaching staff believes that they have the ability to contribute to the Brown offense. Nevertheless, there'll be a learning curve and these young men are not expected to set the league on fire as freshmen....(snip)

Great explanation; thanks. I was interested to learn that Zolnierczyk was named captain. Is this a good choice? (Just curious; I don't have a strong opinion.)

brown_penguin
04-25-2010, 12:29 PM
Excellent! Was that at yesterday's Spring Weekend concert? Wonder how/where he got the jersey.

Yes, it was! I was really excited when I saw him come out in it. I'm not a huge fan of rap, and Snoop now might be my favorite rapper just for representing Brown hockey. :p

Anyone know why Coach Whittet went with just one C, instead of co or tri captains like this year? Was it just a preference thing? I could have easily seen Russell & Zolnierczyk being Co-Captains. Just wondering, I'm not offended by his choice or anything. However, I can also see why some people might be surprised by the choice. Not that I think a guy should be condemned for life by one really bad mistake, but I can understand why some might have qualms about it.

DarthBruno
04-25-2010, 02:17 PM
Yes, it was! I was really excited when I saw him come out in it. I'm not a huge fan of rap, and Snoop now might be my favorite rapper just for representing Brown hockey.

That's great. I was there earlier but didn't stay for Snoop. Not my musical genre.... I would have liked to see him in that shirt though!


I could have easily seen Russell & Zolnierczyk being Co-Captains. Just wondering, I'm not offended by his choice or anything.

I assumed (wrongly, it's clear now) that Jeremy would be captain. He came in with this year's graduating class and seems level-headed and like a leader in many ways. But I don't have a problem with the choice, either. I agree about Z's past being in the past. I hate it when opposing fans bring that up in their cheers/jeers. Boo him for something he did on the ice, not for a personal mistake before he ever got to college.

Euler18
04-25-2010, 04:20 PM
I assumed (wrongly, it's clear now) that Jeremy would be captain. He came in with this year's graduating class and seems level-headed and like a leader in many ways. But I don't have a problem with the choice, either. I agree about Z's past being in the past. I hate it when opposing fans bring that up in their cheers/jeers. Boo him for something he did on the ice, not for a personal mistake before he ever got to college.

In answer to this and other posts, Harry Z was supposedly a unanimous selection by the players. I think he'll thrive in this position. If opponents choose to bring up the "personal mistake" you allude to, so be it. He apologized, was punished, and paid his dues. Harry is an excellent choice to lead the Bears next season.

I also liked the choice of assistant captains (by the coaching staff). Jeremy Rusell, Jack Maclellan and Dave Brownschidle are solid kids. I'm particularly happy for Brownschidle, who is respected for his commitment to the team concept.

Mike Hutter
04-25-2010, 07:47 PM
With a really nice upstate Spring day, I drove to Cornell yesterday to watch Brown lax. A great win for the team.

I saw several intruiging comparisons with Brown hockey and lax. With coach Tiffany's success, things really look good for hockey. First, it was very clear that the lax players love playing for their coach, the same feeling that became obvious through the hockey season with Brendan. Second, Tiffany had a great game plan which Cornell could not cope with (obvious that Tiffany had spent substantial time in game prep), similar to what Brendan was displaying as the season progressed, especially as against RPI and Yale in the playoffs.Third, Tiffany was always in the game working with his players to take advantage of Cornell shortcomings he was perceiving as the game progress, something I saw a lot with Brendan on the bench. Fourth, Tiffany has taken players recruited by the previous coach and given them the opportunity to play their game, the same which happened with Harry Z and Jack McClellan.

Coach Tiffany took an 0-6 Brown lax team to an Ivy league championship in a few years. Brendan brought the team to an unexpected third place ECAC finish in one year. Championship in a few more seasons?

brown_penguin
04-25-2010, 08:25 PM
Championship in a few more seasons?

::fingers crossed::

:D

Gibber
04-25-2010, 10:19 PM
http://i66.***********.com/albums/h248/Speak_Easy93/P1000889.jpg

Even Snoop Dogg loves Brown hockey!

;)

http://www.joshgibney.com/snoophoops.jpg
he also digs UNH hoops, so..... there's no accounting for taste ;) :p
Fun shot.. was hoping he'd don a UNH hockey jersey (like everyone else who ever performs there), not sure why he went with hoops, guess SOMEONE's gotta get them some press ;)

Euler18
04-25-2010, 10:39 PM
With a really nice upstate Spring day, I drove to Cornell yesterday to watch Brown lax. A great win for the team.

I saw several intruiging comparisons with Brown hockey and lax. With coach Tiffany's success, things really look good for hockey. First, it was very clear that the lax players love playing for their coach, the same feeling that became obvious through the hockey season with Brendan. Second, Tiffany had a great game plan which Cornell could not cope with (obvious that Tiffany had spent substantial time in game prep), similar to what Brendan was displaying as the season progressed, especially as against RPI and Yale in the playoffs.Third, Tiffany was always in the game working with his players to take advantage of Cornell shortcomings he was perceiving as the game progress, something I saw a lot with Brendan on the bench. Fourth, Tiffany has taken players recruited by the previous coach and given them the opportunity to play their game, the same which happened with Harry Z and Jack McClellan.

Nice post, Mike. Lars deserves all the credit in the world for turning around a moribund lacrosse program. Same with Brendan and hockey. I stated on several occasions last spring that Brown would do very well if we hired a hockey coach in the Lars Tiffany mould. In addition to knowledge of their sports, both Lars and Brendan have a deep understanding of and a contagious passion for Brown.

kdiff77
04-28-2010, 10:44 PM
With a really nice upstate Spring day, I drove to Cornell yesterday to watch Brown lax. A great win for the team.

I saw several intruiging comparisons with Brown hockey and lax. With coach Tiffany's success, things really look good for hockey. First, it was very clear that the lax players love playing for their coach, the same feeling that became obvious through the hockey season with Brendan. Second, Tiffany had a great game plan which Cornell could not cope with (obvious that Tiffany had spent substantial time in game prep), similar to what Brendan was displaying as the season progressed, especially as against RPI and Yale in the playoffs.Third, Tiffany was always in the game working with his players to take advantage of Cornell shortcomings he was perceiving as the game progress, something I saw a lot with Brendan on the bench. Fourth, Tiffany has taken players recruited by the previous coach and given them the opportunity to play their game, the same which happened with Harry Z and Jack McClellan.


Too bad the same wasn't true last weekend against Yale. I sat through raining, windy, 40-degree weather to watch Brown get demolished.

Not to go on a lax tangent, but this is a really great year for Ivy lacrosse! Heading into the last week, we have Princeton at 4-1, Cornell, Yale, and Brown at 3-2, and Harvard and Dartmouth at 2-3 (Penn is 1-5 and Columbia does not have a team). Potentially, we could end up with a 4-way tie for 2nd. Only Princeton is safe for the Ivy Tournament, which has 4 teams. The highest seed hosts the tournament. Brown can still be the top seed if we beat Dartmouth this Saturday, Princeton loses to Cornell, and Yale loses to Harvard (we would win the tie-breaker between CU and PU).

So come out and support your Bears at Stevenson this weekend! I believe it starts at 1. A playoff berth is on the line, and the playoffs are our only hope of making the NCAA Tournament, after a somewhat subpar season.

bruno
05-04-2010, 06:39 PM
The Brown men's ice hockey team gathered this evening for the annual awards dinner and the 2010 recipients of the five major post-season awards were announced:

KEVIN R. POPE MEMORIAL TROPHY (Rookie of the Year)
This award, named in honor of the former Brown freshman hockey player, recognizes the first-year player who, in the eyes of his teammates, contributed most to the success of the team.

2010 Recipient: CHRIS ZAIRES


CHARLES A. LANIGAN MEMORIAL TROPHY (Brown Hockey Association Award)
This award honors the late Brown trainer and is given to the senior who has shown the most improvement during his varsity career.

2010 Recipient: JORDAN PIETRUS


PATRICK S. JONES MEMORIAL TROPHY (Coaches’ Award)
Awarded in honor of the former Brown hockey player, this award is given to that member of the varsity who generates the most spark and enthusiasm in building team spirit.

2010 Recipients: SEAN McMONAGLE, JORDAN PIETRUS, DAN ROSEN, HUNTER THUNELL, DEVIN TIMBERLAKE, SCOTT VAN der LINDEN and AARON VOLPATTI


CLASS OF 1936 HOCKEY TROPHY (Most Valuable Player)
This trophy is awarded annually to that player who, through sportsmanship, performance and influence, contributed most to the sport at Brown.

2010 Recipient: AARON VOLPATTI


CHARLES A. ROBINSON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Honoring the late Brown classics professor, this trophy is given annually to the letterman who has achieved the highest degree of academic excellence over the first seven semesters.

2010 Recipient: SCOTT VAN der LINDEN

Euler18
05-04-2010, 11:34 PM
CHARLES A. LANIGAN MEMORIAL TROPHY (Brown Hockey Association Award)
This award honors the late Brown trainer and is given to the senior who has shown the most improvement during his varsity career.

2010 Recipient: JORDAN PIETRUS




Actually the terms of the Charles Lanigan Memorial Trophy were changed in 1998 to "honor the player who best represented the hockey program both on the ice and in the community." Jordan Pietrus certainly fits the bill.

Euler18
05-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Actually the terms of the Charles Lanigan Memorial Trophy were changed in 1998 to "honor the player who best represented the hockey program both on the ice and in the community." Jordan Pietrus certainly fits the bill.

Evidently, the terms of the Lanigan Trophy have reverted back to the old language that Bruno mentioned. Thus, I stand corrected.

Euler18
05-06-2010, 05:11 PM
In a very moving ceremony during the 2010 Senior Athletic Banquet last night, Jordan Pietrus was presented the Derek Hynes Unsung Hero Award. The award honors Derek Hynes, a former hockey player at the U. S. Military Academy (West Point) who left a permanent mark at his Alma Mater for his character and dedication. Derek Hynes was killed in Afghanistan in September of 2006.

Mr. and Mrs. Hynes, the parents of Derek Hynes, attended the dinner and sat at the hockey team's table. It was imposible to remain composed as Mr. Hynes read from Lieutenant Derek Hynes' diary. Derek Hynes was a young man of enormous character, who left this world way before his time.

Onion Man
05-06-2010, 07:11 PM
The Brown men's ice hockey team gathered this evening for the annual awards dinner and the 2010 recipients of the five major post-season awards were announced:

KEVIN R. POPE MEMORIAL TROPHY (Rookie of the Year)
This award, named in honor of the former Brown freshman hockey player, recognizes the first-year player who, in the eyes of his teammates, contributed most to the success of the team.

2010 Recipient: CHRIS ZAIRES


CHARLES A. LANIGAN MEMORIAL TROPHY (Brown Hockey Association Award)
This award honors the late Brown trainer and is given to the senior who has shown the most improvement during his varsity career.

2010 Recipient: JORDAN PIETRUS


PATRICK S. JONES MEMORIAL TROPHY (Coaches’ Award)
Awarded in honor of the former Brown hockey player, this award is given to that member of the varsity who generates the most spark and enthusiasm in building team spirit.

2010 Recipients: SEAN McMONAGLE, JORDAN PIETRUS, DAN ROSEN, HUNTER THUNELL, DEVIN TIMBERLAKE, SCOTT VAN der LINDEN and AARON VOLPATTI


CLASS OF 1936 HOCKEY TROPHY (Most Valuable Player)
This trophy is awarded annually to that player who, through sportsmanship, performance and influence, contributed most to the sport at Brown.

2010 Recipient: AARON VOLPATTI


CHARLES A. ROBINSON, JR. MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Honoring the late Brown classics professor, this trophy is given annually to the letterman who has achieved the highest degree of academic excellence over the first seven semesters.

2010 Recipient: SCOTT VAN der LINDEN

Cant disagree with any of these

Euler18
05-08-2010, 10:41 AM
Interesting story about Brown in the New England Hockey Journal.

http://www.hockeyjournal.com/news/2010/04/20_brownmeasures.php

Brown09
05-14-2010, 10:08 PM
A story about Brown recruit Mike Borge:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100106/PUB05/1060422

Brown09
05-14-2010, 10:14 PM
A story about Brown recruit Marc-Antoine Carrier:

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/512132.html?nav=5010