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UMLFan
10-03-2011, 06:39 AM
Exhibition game is this Saturday ... the season is finally here. It can't get worse than last year, can it? :o

New coach, bunch of new players, some vets leaving ... should be interesting.

One thing I was told at the season ticket holder event was that during the captain's practices, the squad is very small (height wise), but should be very fast.

I do have some excitement toward the season though, not only seeing the new and old players again, but seeing if the rumors of the death of dump and chase are real or greatly exaggerated.

leswp1
10-03-2011, 07:09 AM
Has anyone gotten any info about the game on Sat- where it is etc? I know because of Mr. Les but I haven't gotten anything official

ScottK
10-03-2011, 09:24 AM
Has anyone gotten any info about the game on Sat- where it is etc? I know because of Mr. Les but I haven't gotten anything official

At the season ticket holder event they had some fliers with info for everyone, and it stated that the game is at Tully at 7pm on Saturday. You can pick up your season tickets then. If you don't attend the game, they will mail your tickets out the following week.

leswp1
10-03-2011, 09:45 AM
At the season ticket holder event they had some fliers with info for everyone, and it stated that the game is at Tully at 7pm on Saturday. You can pick up your season tickets then. If you don't attend the game, they will mail your tickets out the following week.Ah. I was watching Lil run. THat explains things. I would have hoped they would have sent an email.

goUMLgoBC
10-03-2011, 10:39 AM
USCHO's and INCH's Hockey East previews:

http://www.uscho.com/2011/10/03/early-exits-last-season-fuel-hockey-east-teams-for-2011-12/

http://insidecollegehockey.com/inch/2011/10/02/hea_preview_1112/

Not much mention of UML which makes sense. Lots of unknowns and young players, although INCH gave Wetmore a shout as UML's player to watch this season. In the 3 total polls in the articles, they rank UML 7th, 9th, and 9th. Tough prediction but hopefully they can sneak up on some unsuspecting Hockey East teams and pull out enough points to get into the playoffs.

boblav1
10-03-2011, 10:46 AM
From the UML site: River Hawks Return to the Forum for Exhibition Game. (http://www.goriverhawks.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/100311aac.html)

UMLFan
10-03-2011, 11:21 AM
USCHO's and INCH's Hockey East previews:

http://www.uscho.com/2011/10/03/early-exits-last-season-fuel-hockey-east-teams-for-2011-12/

http://insidecollegehockey.com/inch/2011/10/02/hea_preview_1112/

Not much mention of UML which makes sense. Lots of unknowns and young players, although INCH gave Wetmore a shout as UML's player to watch this season. In the 3 total polls in the articles, they rank UML 7th, 9th, and 9th. Tough prediction but hopefully they can sneak up on some unsuspecting Hockey East teams and pull out enough points to get into the playoffs.
A bit more detail (a bit) ... here (http://www.uscho.com/2011/10/03/bazin-massachusetts-lowell-turn-to-experience-at-forward/).

goUMLgoBC
10-03-2011, 11:52 AM
A bit more detail (a bit) ... here (http://www.uscho.com/2011/10/03/bazin-massachusetts-lowell-turn-to-experience-at-forward/).

Good article.

Really hoping that goaltending is not the issue it's made out to be in the article. Hunch says Carr's the #1 guy because he showed better consistency and improvement last year. If Boulanger can solidify some of the flashes of brilliance he had last year (I think it was one of the BC games where he played exceptionally well) he could make a solid move. Don't know much about Massie. hopefully they all had a productive offseason.

Too bad one of the five "Players to Watch" is no longer on the roster (Ickert).

Surprised there's no mention of BC transfer Lyles and only draft pick Wilson as possible impact newcomers.

UMLFan
10-03-2011, 12:21 PM
Good article.

Really hoping that goaltending is not the issue it's made out to be in the article. Hunch says Carr's the #1 guy because he showed better consistency and improvement last year. If Boulanger can solidify some of the flashes of brilliance he had last year (I think it was one of the BC games where he played exceptionally well) he could make a solid move. Don't know much about Massie. hopefully they all had a productive offseason.

Too bad one of the five "Players to Watch" is no longer on the roster (Ickert).

Surprised there's no mention of BC transfer Lyles and only draft pick Wilson as possible impact newcomers.
For me, the incoming players to watch are Lyles, Wilson and Wallin more than anything else. Possibly Conderman as well.

In regards to Massie, I'd be shocked if he played at all this year. I think the #3 goalie will actually be the freshman Robbins.

snipeshow10
10-03-2011, 01:19 PM
Massie is not skating with the team during captains practice and will not be back this season. From what I have heard there are still other cuts being made over the next couple of days.

leswp1
10-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Massie is not skating with the team during captains practice and will not be back this season. From what I have heard there are still other cuts being made over the next couple of days.Where is the raised eyebrows emoticon?

UMLFan
10-03-2011, 02:05 PM
Massie is not skating with the team during captains practice and will not be back this season. From what I have heard there are still other cuts being made over the next couple of days.I'd heard the same about Massie. The other half is new to me, but not too surprising considering the size of the roster. There are a lot of walk-ons currently on the roster.

WrathOfAramark
10-04-2011, 08:18 AM
Long time lurker but I've met many of you at games and at the Beer Works prior. I'm excited for the season to begin. I like many hope to see dump and chase finally go away for good. Won't make it to the exhibition game Saturday but I'll probably make it to the Nashua game.

Also, Chaz had a good article this morning in the Lowell Sun.

http://www.lowellsun.com/sports/ci_19036456

Any word on the weekly hockey show airing this year?

UMLFan
10-04-2011, 08:20 AM
Long time lurker but I've met many of you at games and at the Beer Works prior. I'm excited for the season to begin. I like many hope to see dump and chase finally go away for good. Won't make it to the exhibition game Saturday but I'll probably make it to the Nashua game.

Also, Chaz had a good article this morning in the Lowell Sun.

http://www.lowellsun.com/sports/ci_19036456

Any word on the weekly hockey show airing this year?
Good find on the article. I keep forgetting to check the site because it's so rare they actually do anything.

I believe the show will be on this year.

bottomdweller
10-04-2011, 10:11 AM
Good find on the article. I keep forgetting to check the site because it's so rare they actually do anything.

I believe the show will be on this year.

Bazin's quotes sound like they're going to be playing a lot of up and down hockey. With a team that is allegedly fast, it'd be good to see. Well conditioned combined with that style and who knows, maybe they wear a team down and steal a win or two over the course of the year (c'mon 10 total wins...)

goUMLgoBC
10-04-2011, 11:59 AM
Good find on the article. I keep forgetting to check the site because it's so rare they actually do anything.

I believe the show will be on this year.

Nice article on Vallorani. While I think Wetmore is going to be the star, Vallorani is the top senior and seeing him living up to (and exceeding) his potential with a monster year this year would be fantastic.

I also stopped checking out the Lowell Sun website last season because aside from very short game recaps, they rarely had much on the team. Hopefully this is part of Bazin's new focus on engaging the alumni, community, and fans in addition to putting a quality team on the ice. It would be nice to see more articles like this because lots of guys on the team have good stories and the more good press the team gets, the better.

Also looking forward to being able to listen to the radio show this year. Hopefully it starts soon.

UMLFan
10-04-2011, 02:41 PM
So tomorrow Notre Dame will be joining Hockey East (http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/men/pres1112/201110/oct4hea.php) officially (starting the 2013 season I believe?)...

bigeasy29
10-04-2011, 09:48 PM
who would think that Lowell in future is going to see Notre Dame twice a year. Hell must finally be freezing over.

Patman
10-04-2011, 10:08 PM
So tomorrow Notre Dame will be joining Hockey East (http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/men/pres1112/201110/oct4hea.php) officially (starting the 2013 season I believe?)...

Really? *sigh* :(

leswp1
10-04-2011, 11:16 PM
who would think that Lowell in future is going to see Notre Dame twice a year. Hell must finally be freezing over.Is this the part where I say I would rather be there than dealing with a bunch of fans that have no idea about anything but blindly get excited because of the name? Hell of a marketing job that school does. Who ever is in charge of that is scary good.