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davemaloneyisgod
09-30-2010, 01:57 PM
Hey so i see everyone is making threads on the individual team and conference, so i figured lets start a ECAC East thread. This conference is really starting to become up and coming. Look at Norwich, finished third last year and they were a finalist in the NCAA Tournament. Mville is always a top team. Just read Plymouth State's page and they are rebuilding.... anyone think this conference should get two bids, stinks that teams like Mville, Norwich and even New England College have to battle for one spot for an NCAA bid...

PrezdeJohnson09
09-30-2010, 08:36 PM
Hey so i see everyone is making threads on the individual team and conference, so i figured lets start a ECAC East thread. This conference is really starting to become up and coming. Look at Norwich, finished third last year and they were a finalist in the NCAA Tournament. Mville is always a top team. Just read Plymouth State's page and they are rebuilding.... anyone think this conference should get two bids, stinks that teams like Mville, Norwich and even New England College have to battle for one spot for an NCAA bid...

The ECAC West and NESCAC teams get a huge SOS spike over the ECAC East teams because of how quickly the league drops off after Norwich/Manhattanville as far as D-III teams are concerned.

Norwich is playing one heck of a OOC schedule this year though. Should be interesting to see where their SOS ranks come the end of the season with RIT, Elmira, Plattsburgh (2), Middlebury, Amherst, and Trinity all on the schedule. You can't get a better OOC than that.

obserbear
09-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Hey so i see everyone is making threads on the individual team and conference, so i figured lets start a ECAC East thread. This conference is really starting to become up and coming. Look at Norwich, finished third last year and they were a finalist in the NCAA Tournament. Mville is always a top team. Just read Plymouth State's page and they are rebuilding.... anyone think this conference should get two bids, stinks that teams like Mville, Norwich and even New England College have to battle for one spot for an NCAA bid...

You want the ECAC-East to receive 2 of the 7 DIII women's post season bids??? I would be happy just getting enough new programs to have the NC$$ expand the tournament to 8 teams.

FranchisePlayer
10-02-2010, 11:50 AM
You want the ECAC-East to receive 2 of the 7 DIII women's post season bids??? I would be happy just getting enough new programs to have the NC$$ expand the tournament to 8 teams.

Another big problem for the ECAC East is that three of their member teams or not even Division III schools (Holy Cross, St. A's, and St. Mike's). I do not believe that games played against those schools count in the eyes of the NCAA when computing strength of schedule and the like...

powerplay17
10-02-2010, 08:06 PM
You want the ECAC-East to receive 2 of the 7 DIII women's post season bids??? I would be happy just getting enough new programs to have the NC$$ expand the tournament to 8 teams.

I think the point is if 2 ECAC east teams are worthy of NCAA tournament consideration they shouldn't get overlooked. The league is now at a point where it should receive consideration. Norwich e M'Ville equally as strong as any 1 or 2 in any other conference. Good point to that Norwich was a 3rd place team (almost 4th place) that went to National Championship game.

futurestar
10-03-2010, 10:11 AM
I get confused by the Pool B and Pool C bids, but there are invitations that schools can work towards if they are strong enough. Nescac has sent two teams. It's a bit of a long shot for the ECAC East, but I think an invitation could be possible under the right circumstances.

valiantfan08
10-03-2010, 10:28 AM
ECAC East will be a dogfight with Norwich,Mville,St.A's, and Holy Cross. I know HC and ST. A's cant compete in the tournament but it still makes for great league play. NEC sleeper team with one of the best goalies in the country.

ECAC mid pack teams equal to any other conference mid pack UMass Boston,NEC,Salve Regina every bit as good as the Nuemanns,Uticas,Hamilton,Conn Colleges,Colby,Lake Forest, of the world. This isn't the ECAC East of 3 or 4 years ago.

Although the bottom of the pack has a ways to go.

futurestar
10-22-2010, 02:06 PM
Here's the official "Coaches Poll." The coaches seem a bit too conservative. NEC has rightfully moved up.

Does anyone know whose coaching UMass Boston this season?

http://www.ecacdiiihockey.com/womens_east/2010-11/stories/coaches_poll

1) Norwich
2) Manhattanville
3) Holy Cross
4) St Anselm
5) NEC
6) UMass Boston
7) Salve Regina
8) Southern Maine
9) Castleton
10) Nichols
11) St. Michaels
12) Plymouth State

LoneStar
10-22-2010, 03:44 PM
UMass-Boston will be interim "coached" by Colleen Harris. Never recruited a player, coached a game or run a practice....hmm.
Nichols will be coached by Guy Angers....never coached womens hockey before....hmm.

dontyelldad
10-22-2010, 04:28 PM
UMass-Boston will be interim "coached" by Colleen Harris. Never recruited a player, coached a game or run a practice....hmm.
Nichols will be coached by Guy Angers....never coached womens hockey before....hmm.

You sure you got that right?

http://www.nicholsathletics.com/staff.aspx?staff=82&path=wice

hockeydaddy
10-22-2010, 04:41 PM
You sure you got that right?

http://www.nicholsathletics.com/staff.aspx?staff=82&path=wice




Looks like a pretty good resume to me. Does anyone know something about their recruits/freshman?

Thinking back to last year, I thought they looked pretty good. Maybe a new coach will get things going for them.

LoneStar
10-22-2010, 10:53 PM
Yes, I have it right, Check the school's sports home page under "Staff Directory". Can't explain why the schools' SID's can't get it right.

WIrinkrat
10-23-2010, 10:25 AM
UMass-Boston will be interim "coached" by Colleen Harris. Never recruited a player, coached a game or run a practice....hmm.
Nichols will be coached by Guy Angers....never coached womens hockey before....hmm.

That is very interesting as I know of at least 2 coaches with several years NCAA experience who inquired about this job.

FranchisePlayer
10-23-2010, 12:12 PM
I found a link from UMB about Crowell leaving for Harvard (http://www.umassmedia.com/umb-womens-hockey-coach-skates-up-to-harvard-1.1652063)

I cannot, however, find any indication that Harris is the coach at UMB except for her name being listed in the Staff Directory. I would think that UMB would have a press release somewhere if they had named her head coach!

This is the ECAC link announcing Harris as Nichols' new coach, dated June of this year:
http://www.ecacdiiihockey.com/womens_east/index

futurestar
10-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Can't explain why the schools' SID's can't get it right.

They can't believe it either!! :D

Guess the music's stopped?

dontyelldad
10-27-2010, 10:47 AM
UMass-Boston will be interim "coached" by Colleen Harris. Never recruited a player, coached a game or run a practice....hmm.
Nichols will be coached by Guy Angers....never coached womens hockey before....hmm.

I guess you did get that right.

http://www.uscho.com/2010/10/26/angers-named-womens-coach-at-nichols/

puckwiz
10-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Colleen Harris is the coach at UMass Boston. My daughter is a freshman on the team and got a call from Crowell a week before school started that she was leaving for Harvard. Harris played at Boston College and assisted at Nichols last year. My daughter is pleased with practices so far but we will see how the year plays out.

NUProf
10-27-2010, 08:18 PM
Colleen Harris is the coach at UMass Boston. My daughter is a freshman on the team and got a call from Crowell a week before school started that she was leaving for Harvard. Harris played at Boston College and assisted at Nichols last year. My daughter is pleased with practices so far but we will see how the year plays out.

To me poaching another schools new head coach who just signed on over the summer is not particularly an ethical thing to do for either the school or the coach, but then I'm old fashioned that way.

FranchisePlayer
10-27-2010, 08:33 PM
To me poaching another schools new head coach who just signed on over the summer is not particularly an ethical thing to do for either the school or the coach, but then I'm old fashioned that way.

Agreed. I would be worried about her loyalty if I were UMB...

puckwiz
10-28-2010, 08:27 AM
Agreed. I would be worried about her loyalty if I were UMB...

There is no loyalty. All these coaches are looking for the next best job, especially DIII coaches.