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JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
04-15-2011, 06:45 PM
http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hock...son_mel00.html

The word is he's the next coach. Official statement to come likely Monday.

During his 23 years at UofM.

21 straight NCAA appearances.
10 Final Fours.
2 NCAA Championships.

I would say Tech got it right this time.

solovsfett
04-15-2011, 06:51 PM
if this is true congratulations MTU!

HockeyEmpireBlog
04-15-2011, 07:36 PM
It's good that tech got a good coach but its still going to be hard to convince high profile players to come there considering houghton is a smallish town and the recent hockey history plus i think the male to female ratio is something like 3-1.

crazytechfan
04-15-2011, 07:43 PM
Also, Eades has been named assistant.

MavHockey14
04-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Also, Eades has been named assistant.

You only wish...

FadeToBlack&Gold
04-15-2011, 08:04 PM
Also, Eades has been named assistant.

LOL, right.

Seriously though, it's understood that Pearson flew up for an interview earlier this week. If a decision truly was made this quickly, it would seem he's probably our man, though it's all still a rumor at this point.

Sundance
04-15-2011, 10:49 PM
[QUOTE= ... its still going to be hard to convince high profile players to come there considering houghton is a smallish town and the recent hockey history plus i think the male to female ratio is something like 3-1.[/QUOTE]

That's exactly where a good strategist would capitalize by cornering the market on gay hockey players.

FadeToBlack&Gold
04-15-2011, 11:16 PM
That's exactly where a good strategist would capitalize by cornering the market on gay hockey players.

As if the NMU Puckheads needed more fuel for their fire. :p

pbr
04-16-2011, 10:01 AM
If true, good luck Mel. I'd love to see a packed house and a winning program like when you played here.

FlagDUDE08
04-16-2011, 10:11 AM
It's good that tech got a good coach but its still going to be hard to convince high profile players to come there considering houghton is a smallish town and the recent hockey history plus i think the male to female ratio is something like 3-1.

Use Clarkson's strategy (their ratio is even worse): Recruit Canadian players and tell them you're close to home.

Biddco
04-16-2011, 10:37 AM
Looks like a great hire!

MavHockey14
04-16-2011, 02:35 PM
Looks like a great hire!

If it is indeed true, I definitely agree with this.

Could MTU be giving their celler spot to the Mavs?:eek::(:o

Biddco
04-16-2011, 02:37 PM
If it is indeed true, I definitely agree with this.

Could MTU be giving their celler spot to the Mavs?:eek::(:o

Probably. BSU could be there too.

I think MTU will be much better just by the coaching change. WMU showed us how much that can change things for a program.

FadeToBlack&Gold
04-16-2011, 02:51 PM
I think MTU will be much better just by the coaching change. WMU showed us how much that can change things for a program.

I won't even think that far ahead. Be sure to remind your shorter half that she shouldn't either. ;)

Biddco
04-16-2011, 03:14 PM
I won't even think that far ahead. Be sure to remind your shorter half that she shouldn't either. ;)

I'm not saying a NCAA appearance but more wins.

FadeToBlack&Gold
04-16-2011, 03:35 PM
I'm not saying a NCAA appearance but more wins.

OK yeah, I could see that. Gotta have more than five at least, right? :p

davyd83
04-16-2011, 05:01 PM
http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hock...son_mel00.html

The word is he's the next coach. Official statement to come likely Monday.

During his 23 years at UofM.

21 straight NCAA appearances.
10 Final Fours.
2 NCAA Championships.

I would say Tech got it right this time.

That page is no longer available.

Flashy Man
04-16-2011, 05:04 PM
That page is no longer available.

Actually it's just because of the shortened url.******** title="YouTube video player" width="0" height="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YWnpwV63KiY?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hockey/mtt/pearson_mel00.html

davyd83
04-16-2011, 05:25 PM
Actually it's just because of the shortened url.

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-hockey/mtt/pearson_mel00.html

Ahhh...it's just Mel's bio. Thanks Flashy. Anyone have any credible sources that say Mel is coming to Tech or that Blais was made that $300,000 offer? If such an offer was indeed made to Blais, it sounds like enough to be able to say they made him a good offer, but not enough to entice him to leave Omaha, where his base salary was $250K is likely more than that with the extension he signed last year.

Flashy Man
04-16-2011, 05:28 PM
Ahhh...it's just Mel's bio. Thanks Flashy. Anyone have any credible sources that say Mel is coming to Tech or that Blais was made that $300,000 offer? If such an offer was indeed made to Blais, it sounds like enough to be able to say they made him a good offer, but not enough to entice him to leave Omaha, where his base salary was $250K is likely more than that with the extension he signed last year.

We've had some good sources, we can't just name them.