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Yager
12-15-2010, 09:42 PM
http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90383&SPID=10914&DB_OEM_ID=18800&ATCLID=205055675


New Guy
Freshman forward Alan L’Esperance has joined the team. The Brighton, Mich., native was an all-state honorable mention selection at Brighton High School.

Twitch Boy
12-15-2010, 09:46 PM
http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90383&SPID=10914&DB_OEM_ID=18800&ATCLID=205055675

That's just...special.

And his first game is going to be a roadie at the Berry, where he will probably see significant playing time. This is scary.

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Ex Portage Lake Pioneer as well, it appears.

manurespreader
12-15-2010, 10:36 PM
So do we infer from this addition that some of the walking wounded will not play?

Boosh
12-15-2010, 10:54 PM
http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=90383&SPID=10914&DB_OEM_ID=18800&ATCLID=205055675

Tech might as well just field a whole team of related people from Houghton/Hancock/Calumet/etc and Brighton...Probably wouldn't be any worse than now, and wouldn't be hard to do. Nevermind the fact that John Kivisto's family cheering section took up pretty much an entire section of seats by themselves

bigmrg74
12-16-2010, 12:44 AM
Tech might as well just field a whole team of related people from Houghton/Hancock/Calumet/etc and Brighton...Probably wouldn't be any worse than now, and wouldn't be hard to do. Nevermind the fact that John Kivisto's family cheering section took up pretty much an entire section of seats by themselves

Do any of them have any eligibility left??

techcodemonkey
12-16-2010, 01:52 AM
just as an update, I know a couple people have heard, but Doriott has a torn MCL, from Dirk's broadcast of the UNO game, I can say with 99% confidence that it's his left leg....(like it matters)

Twitch Boy
12-16-2010, 03:24 AM
just as an update, I know a couple people have heard, but Doriott has a torn MCL, from Dirk's broadcast of the UNO game, I can say with 99% confidence that it's his left leg....(like it matters)

Michigan Tech cannot have nice things.

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aparch
12-16-2010, 10:06 AM
superintendent chalmers?
Yep!

MTUHatTrick84
12-16-2010, 10:17 AM
just as an update, I know a couple people have heard, but Doriott has a torn MCL, from Dirk's broadcast of the UNO game, I can say with 99% confidence that it's his left leg....(like it matters)

Depending on the grade of the tear, the recovery time should be about 4-8 weeks (for a Grade III), provided there was no additional knee damage. A grade lower, and the recovery time is 2-4 weeks. So, saying 4 weeks, he would be back in time for St. Lawrence. If he goes 8 weeks, sometime around Carnival. If there was ACL damage as well, see you in the offseason.

This is unfortunate, as I think he was really making strides at learning the wing.

Now, is the team allowed to have people practice with them during the season that are not on the roster, perhaps trying to earn a walk-on role next year? For example, a player might practice with them with the intent of walking-on next year? I don't know how these things work. However, if it does not work that way, then our new freshman is practicing with Tech for the first time this week and will likely play on Friday. Even more scary, he will not have been exposed to the collegiate speed of play, and will be playing his first game against people that have been playing at this speed for 2.5 months now.

geezer
12-16-2010, 10:55 AM
Now, is the team allowed to have people practice with them during the season that are not on the roster, perhaps trying to earn a walk-on role next year? For example, a player might practice with them with the intent of walking-on next year? I don't know how these things work. However, if it does not work that way, then our new freshman is practicing with Tech for the first time this week and will likely play on Friday. Even more scary, he will not have been exposed to the collegiate speed of play, and will be playing his first game against people that have been playing at this speed for 2.5 months now.
I think it's the exact same situation as Heinonen last year. He tried out in the fall, was the "last cut", and told to wait by the phone and stay in shape just in case what happened, happened. I don't know how much practice time the tryouts get.
But I've heard he's had no problem filling Trent's skates at PL :eek::D

huskyfan
12-16-2010, 11:51 AM
I'd take a team filled with Kivistos, Helminens, Kittis, Pietalas, etc. Remember how hard Lars used to play?

owslachief
12-16-2010, 06:14 PM
Glad to hear it. from Heisenberg's list it is iffy, and fairly small. Another class like this one would be terrific news.

I guess your list got a little bigger. David Johnstone of Indiana Ice (from MSU's backyard) has changed his mind and has committed to Tech.

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-16-2010, 06:21 PM
Surprise, surprise - David is Jacob's younger bro. Never would've guessed. ;)

He's committed for 2012. You can also add Justin Fillion (http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/rosters_profile.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&teamID=267278&playerID=428217) to our list of 2011 recruits.

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-16-2010, 06:40 PM
Interesting to see that we're still getting commitments. I wonder if the players and their families know something we don't?

Twitch Boy
12-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Interesting to see that we're still getting commitments. I wonder if the players and their families know something we don't?

My guess would be virtually guaranteed playing time. Basically, at this point if you're healthy and not wanted by the law you're playing.

manurespreader
12-16-2010, 07:36 PM
Surprise, surprise - David is Jacob's younger bro. Never would've guessed. ;)

He's committed for 2012. You can also add Justin Fillion (http://www.bchl.ca/leagues/rosters_profile.cfm?clientID=1413&leagueID=2393&teamID=267278&playerID=428217) to our list of 2011 recruits.

this is good news. We could use some quality guys.


Interesting to see that we're still getting commitments. I wonder if the players and their families know something we don't?Yes I think they do.


My guess would be virtually guaranteed playing time. Basically, at this point if you're healthy and not wanted by the law you're playing.
I don't agree. I think looking at who is coming back and who is graduating, there is not all that much room. But having a bigger roster is a real good thing in a lot of ways. You never know when that guy who was just above average in jr's, and who no one really wanted, turns into a diamond kid who keeps developing and is someone really great. It gives the coach a lot of leeway in a lot of ways. I'd like to see us carry about 4 more than we carried the last two years.
If you look at the michigan posts, and news releases, they generally play a freshman very little until he has proved he won't be a defensive liability. Repeat, a defensive liability.

However a bigger question really, are these recruits going to make the team better? Are they the type guys that the DU's of the world are wanting to get? Can they play in other words?
In another thread someone said winning is 90% recruiting and 10% coaching. I agree completely.
On another subject, is anyone else going to be at the GLI? I am sitting in section 105. Would be great to connect with other posters.

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-16-2010, 07:56 PM
Most of the Misfit/honorary Misfit/USCHO poster attendees buy the cheap tickets and tend to congregate one section over from the pep band (I think it's section 202b, 203a, or something like that).

I'm pretty sure those of us who are going will be hard to miss. Beer will be consumed, and obnoxious cheers performed (sarcastic if deemed necessary). :p

manurespreader
12-16-2010, 08:22 PM
Most of the Misfit/honorary Misfit/USCHO poster attendees buy the cheap tickets and tend to congregate one section over from the pep band (I think it's section 202b, 203a, or something like that).

I'm pretty sure those of us who are going will be hard to miss. Beer will be consumed, and obnoxious cheers performed (sarcastic if deemed necessary). :p
I usually buy expensive seats on day 1, and cheap ones on day two. It used to be harder to get seats than it is now, so I have this bad habit...Having said that it's pretty easy to sit where ever you want as you know.. There are a lot of top hockey people from all over that come to these games, so it's interesting to chat them up, But most of them sit in the lower bowl.

FadeToBlack&Gold
12-16-2010, 08:33 PM
I usually buy expensive seats on day 1, and cheap ones on day two. It used to be harder to get seats than it is now, so I have this bad habit...Having said that it's pretty easy to sit where ever you want as you know.. There are a lot of top hockey people from all over that come to these games, so it's interesting to chat them up, But most of them sit in the lower bowl.

Attendance was definitely down last year. They've been hitting the ads pretty hard on local TV.