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Hokydad
04-14-2011, 09:22 AM
I heard something about a jr team shelling out huge cash to build another ice sheet. cant remember which team but would assume its from the EJ? That atlantic league is an absolute joke.

will be with the middlesex islanders who is owned by the guy who owns huskies. huskies will not be moving there as warriors would neevr approve. they also just did a huge renovation at skate 3 for huskies

will be for youth hockey expansion, not junior team

'MackFan
04-14-2011, 09:52 AM
makes sense. thought it was weird and didnt think andy, a mack grad, would be a fan of another team playing in his backyard.

Hokydad
04-14-2011, 12:00 PM
makes sense. thought it was weird and didnt think andy, a mack grad, would be a fan of another team playing in his backyard.

league wouldnt let it happen nor would merrimack ever do it to one of their most generous donors, Gillmartins....

boblav1
04-19-2011, 07:54 PM
From the Warrior Rink Rat site.
http://warriorrinkrat.com/2011/04/19/merrimack-to-expand-volpe-add-second-ice-sheet/

northeastern
04-19-2011, 09:18 PM
From the Warrior Rink Rat site.
http://warriorrinkrat.com/2011/04/19/merrimack-to-expand-volpe-add-second-ice-sheet/

... a full sized 2nd ice sheet with a junior sized (ice) sheet for shooting.. very nice!

For those of us that have actually seen a few gms at the old Volpe... well, all i can add is..

just wow.. good for MC :).

Hokydad
04-19-2011, 09:28 PM
:)

boblav1
04-26-2011, 11:26 AM
Lawrence Eagle Tribune (http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x461202547/Merrimack-College-to-build-sports-medicine-complex-second-ice-rink) article from yesterday on the new facilities being planned at Merrimack.

WarriorDJ
05-16-2011, 09:08 PM
A good showing for the Warriors in today's USHL Draft:

#1 overall: Chicago Steel - Brian Christie C Topeka RoadRunners (NAHL)
Scored 57 points (20g, 37a) in 57 games in the NAHL and led the league with a plus-38 rating

#19 overall: Des Moines Buccaneers - Justin Hussar F Topeka RoadRunners (NAHL)

Another interesting note: Jimmy Vesey, former MC star Jim Vesey's son was taken by the Youngstown Phantoms at 37th overall. He is slated to head to Harvard in 2012 or 2013.

Jukka Ropponen
05-26-2011, 03:50 AM
Your new goalie Rasmus Tirronen started to work out this week with a few selected goalies here in Finland as a member of Goaliepro group. Our company Goaliepro is a goalie specific training/coaching company that is focused on continuos development of modern trainign methods and techniques. Tirronen will be accompanied by NHL, KHL, Finnish and Swiss league pro's that also come and work out every summer with Goaliepro. The week of June 6th we will have our first ice camp and there will be some good photo and video coverage from that week coming to www.goaliepro.com website. We will also post regular updates on out Twitter @JukkaRopponen as well as at our FB page http://www.facebook.com/goaliepro . You should have a goalie in a very good shape after the summer when he starts his college career.

Jukka

WarriorDJ
05-26-2011, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the heads up Jukka!

Based on what you have seen from Rasmus so far, what can Merrimack expect from him when he becomes a full time starter (probably in 2012)? His numbers in the NAHL were respectable (24-9, 2.41 GAA, .908 SV %), is it safe to assume he a butterfly goalie?

Onion Man
05-26-2011, 04:31 PM
IMO Pellerin and Krog need to be in the discussion

Top 3 all time Hockey East:

1.) Kariya
2.) Gionta
3.) Drury

Gionta and Drury are interchangeable, but no one was better than Kariya and no one else cracks the top 3.

SkinsFan09
05-26-2011, 05:19 PM
No Jim Montgomery?

offside
06-01-2011, 10:26 AM
in the list of potential lines for next year, no mention of Brodhag?

mwade
06-09-2011, 01:53 PM
List of Merrimack players (past/present) with public twitter accounts plus mini-galleries (25 or fewer images) when possible - http://hockeyphotography.com/blog/2011/06/twitter-merrimack-college/

WarriorDJ
06-11-2011, 11:59 AM
in the list of potential lines for next year, no mention of Brodhag?

Brodhag will definitely be in the lineup come October. He is a great PP asset for his ability (or rather willingness) to sit in front of the net and wait for those tip ins...

Here is my thought on a starting lineup...

Collins-Myers-Todd
Flanigan-Madsen-Sheen
Brodhag-Mansfield-Velleca
Bates-Gould-Bly

Ellis-Stollery
McCarthy-Heywood
Wills/Kolomatis-Bigos

There is a big crop of freshman coming in and this projection leaves some good recruits out of the lineup including Connor Toomey, Kyle Singleton, and Clayton Jardine. I feel like those freshman will need to show what they can do in opening practices to take the spots of veterans like Velleca or Brodhag or second year players like Bates (drawing in defenses w/ speed) and Bly (THE anti-icing, physical on the walls) who each had their roles established last year.

I am wondering who gets the nod on the defensive side of things between Wills and Kolomatis. From what I hear Kolomatis is a shut-down type of D-man and Wills is a LH shot who can jump up into rushes and be a scoring threat.

Hokydad
06-11-2011, 09:50 PM
Brodhag will definitely be in the lineup come October. He is a great PP asset for his ability (or rather willingness) to sit in front of the net and wait for those tip ins...

Here is my thought on a starting lineup...

Collins-Myers-Todd
Flanigan-Madsen-Sheen
Brodhag-Mansfield-Velleca
Bates-Gould-Bly

Ellis-Stollery
McCarthy-Heywood
Wills/Kolomatis-Bigos

There is a big crop of freshman coming in and this projection leaves some good recruits out of the lineup including Connor Toomey, Kyle Singleton, and Clayton Jardine. I feel like those freshman will need to show what they can do in opening practices to take the spots of veterans like Velleca or Brodhag or second year players like Bates (drawing in defenses w/ speed) and Bly (THE anti-icing, physical on the walls) who each had their roles established last year.

I am wondering who gets the nod on the defensive side of things between Wills and Kolomatis. From what I hear Kolomatis is a shut-down type of D-man and Wills is a LH shot who can jump up into rushes and be a scoring threat.

Opposite is true on Kolomatis, offense is his niche.

Yuppie Scum
06-23-2011, 01:04 PM
Did Jack P put the schedule together this year? Having to face BC, UNH, BU in February is going to be rough.

irishfan85
06-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Opposite is true on Kolomatis, offense is his niche.

Is he any good?

Hokydad
06-23-2011, 03:01 PM
Is he any good?

yes, borther plays in AHL.

had some injuries last year that slowed down production but will be fine and is a very good player. power play guy

Scarlet
06-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Did Jack P put the schedule together this year? Having to face BC, UNH, BU in February is going to be rough.

If you can't play with the big boys, get out of the pool. Or something like that. :)

And yes as a matter of fact, Jack had everything to do with your schedule. That was item #8 on his lists of things to accomplish this summer. Had a meeting with him a few weeks back and no lie, he said to me "Sorry Scarlet (yes, he does call me that), I can't meet with you on that calendar you're producing as I need to figure out a way to make Merrimack's schedule a hot mess before I head off on vacation, can we meet when I get back? Honestly, those boys got a little too big for their britches last season and I need to fix that so it doesn't happen again and then tell Joey B to back me up on it." And I said, "Well, that might mean a delay in the production and delivery. But I think we can still get this ready for distribution by end of August, provided you're done ruining Merrimack by the time I need you to review the design and copy." He was open to that. I think we're going to have an AWESOME calendar this year. I can get you one if you want! :)