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montreal
03-28-2012, 10:59 AM
Did anyone hear if Colin Sullivan has committed to BC for next season? He originally commited to Yale but they wanted him to spend next season in the USHL. He played for Avon Old Farms this season.

Boston22
03-28-2012, 11:06 AM
Did anyone hear if Colin Sullivan has committed to BC for next season? He originally commited to Yale but they wanted him to spend next season in the USHL. He played for Avon Old Farms this season.

I was wondering about this as well. Someone on Eagle Action said he has already commited to BC, but I haven't seen anything on it elsewhere. Maybe "The Kid" is someone to ask. He seems to have some good insight.

claver2010
03-28-2012, 11:08 AM
I was wondering about this as well. Someone on Eagle Action said he has already commited to BC, but I haven't seen anything on it elsewhere. Maybe "The Kid" is someone to ask. He seems to have some good insight.

According to the kid, he's heard the rumors as well just wanted to confirm it.

As for me, I'll wait for Freep verification

J.D.
03-28-2012, 12:54 PM
Didn't they just get a commit for next year? Jeke?

bluehorseshoe
03-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Sullivan did commit to BC and is coming next year. Jeke is also coming but is a walk-on. Jerry loading up on D for next year! Matheson, Piazza, Sullivan, Jeke, Doherty all D coming in next year.

sk8tronthepond
03-28-2012, 02:37 PM
Jeke is also coming but is a walk-on. Jerry loading up on D for next year! Matheson, Piazza, Sullivan, Jeke, Doherty all D coming in next year.

With the exception of Piazza - he is for 2013. Is it safe to assume that as a walk on, Jeke will still get the same opportunity to play than someone who is on scholarship?

Nick Papagiorgio
03-28-2012, 02:54 PM
With the exception of Piazza - he is for 2013. Is it safe to assume that as a walk on, Jeke will still get the same opportunity to play than someone who is on scholarship?

I believe Piazza is recovered from the concussion and is back on track for 2012.

all bear
03-28-2012, 03:36 PM
Will St. Jerry finally allow the donut hole Billet to play in the futile four ?? :D:D:D

J.D.
03-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Who let you out of the mental hospital? You have an unhealthy obsession with billett.

boblav1
03-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Lowell Sun article on potential BC recruit Jack Eichel. (http://www.lowellsun.com/sports/ci_20271975/eichel-joining-national-program)


Chelmsford star narrows college pick to Boston College or Boston University.

LTsatch
03-28-2012, 09:11 PM
I was wondering about this as well. Someone on Eagle Action said he has already commited to BC, but I haven't seen anything on it elsewhere. Maybe "The Kid" is someone to ask. He seems to have some good insight.

Yale screwed the pooch on this kid big time. A local kid who would put fannies in the seats and a heck of a player from what I hear. I have to look at our D-Men coming in and try to figure this one out.

carltonbarrett
03-28-2012, 09:47 PM
I believe Piazza is recovered from the concussion and is back on track for 2012.

If Sullivan is in fact coming next year, I wouldn't be surprised to see Piazza (even if he's been cleared to play) pushed back to 2013 as he pretty much missed the entire year and that probably isn't the way you want to transition into HE as an 18 year old freshman. Plus, they already will have 8 D-men on the roster and find it hard to believe that they would carry 9.

claver2010
03-29-2012, 08:38 AM
If Sullivan is in fact coming next year, I wouldn't be surprised to see Piazza (even if he's been cleared to play) pushed back to 2013 as he pretty much missed the entire year and that probably isn't the way you want to transition into HE as an 18 year old freshman. Plus, they already will have 8 D-men on the roster and find it hard to believe that they would carry 9.

Agreed, I wouldn't be shocked for York to tell him to take an extra year to make sure he's fully recovered & to get his legs back.

Kenny
03-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Jerry got nominated automatically for making the FF. I think Norm Bazin is the frontrunner in this race.

You are probably right, but how big of a joke is this award? Jerry has won one in 1977. He has zero Penrose Awards during the last 17 years of turning BC's hockey program into the best in the nation. That's with taking the program over from the lowest of lows too.

JF_Gophers
03-29-2012, 01:15 PM
You are probably right, but how big of a joke is this award? Jerry has won one in 1977. He has zero Penrose Awards during the last 17 years of turning BC's hockey program into the best in the nation. That's with taking the program over from the lowest of lows too.I think it speaks more to the Hockey East coach of the year award. Since the only way to be included in the Penrose is to be Coach of the Year in your league or make the NCAA Semifinals.

How many times has he been HE COTY in those 17 seasons? Obviously he's made the FF several times.

Kenny
03-29-2012, 02:49 PM
I think it speaks more to the Hockey East coach of the year award. Since the only way to be included in the Penrose is to be Coach of the Year in your league or make the NCAA Semifinals.

How many times has he been HE COTY in those 17 seasons? Obviously he's made the FF several times.

Give me a second to climb on my soap box.......okay,

Either way, since Jerry has arrived, they have been staples in the Frozen Four and have won three national titles. So if getting to the frozen four is a qualifying trigger, he has had many opportunities regardless of what the league did. Year after year the guy has his team peaking at the right time. Sorry, but that's coaching. You can have all the talent in the world, but when mismanaged, it can be disasterous. What about recognizing the value of going 17-0 the last half of the season? Not losing in February and March, the two most important months of the year for teams seeking trophies. What Bazin is doing at Lowell is very impressive, but how much of it was the fact that their former coach was pathetic? How do we know the players didn't quit on the former coach? In fact, their top 5 scorers are upperclassmen. There's an argument that they mailed it in last year and Bazin is being rewarded on the former coaches incompetency.

Everyone points to the underdog coach exceeding expectations, what about the team who continues to win with targets on their back? Once again, there's BC performing among the nations finest college hockey teams and surviving in what Jerry calls the "take your sticks away" tournaments (HockeyEast and NCAA).

Maybe it's just assumed he is the best in the business....and if that's the case, throw the guy a bone every once in a while.

Alright, I'm stepping down. Just absurd he has zero national coach of the year awards after the consistent level of success he instilled in the program.

Nick Papagiorgio
03-29-2012, 03:43 PM
It's definitely an interesting discussion. He's basically an eastern version of Herb Brooks over a longer period of time (check his awards and stats as well).

It's one of those things. Just like with defensemen getting awards and AAs, some yahoos will look around at the stats and give your top 2 point-scoring Dmen in hockey the two spots for first team AAs. They don't watch enough to actually formulate an honest opinion.

Give the COTY to the guy that did such a great job this year. Sure I understand that. But as Steve pointed out, it's really based on who did a terrible job last year and how much an improvement you can make. For a guy like York, that's impossible to win when you win almost 25 games every year at minimum most years. Given that he lost Muse, Gibbons, Whitney, Hayes and Atkinson, you could make one heck of an argument that he absolutely should own that trophy and did as amazing of a job as anyone else. But it's going to Bazin because Lowell is Lowell and BC has the best and should win with that talent (recruiting = shooting fish in a barrell). I'm ok with that as long as he keeps winning the other trophies! If you ask any hockey fan that has a clue who the best coach in college hockey is, upwards of 95% will say Jerry York hands down, not even the fanboys have claimed Parker is better for the past few years - that ship has sailed a long time ago. But only a few (BC fans) will say he should win the Penrose though. Make any sense? Of course not. But that's the way it is.

The media sells it, and you live the role.

mwade
03-29-2012, 03:56 PM
Alber article - http://bit.ly/bcpa3
Shea article - http://bit.ly/bc8es

Nick Papagiorgio
03-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Since we're playing Minnesota this week and talking about coaches and Penroses, here's an interesting set of numbers that I alluded to above:

Time at BC/MN:
York: 18 yrs
Brooks: 7 yrs

NCs at BC/MN:
York: 3
Brooks: 3

Penroses at BC/MN:
York: 0
Brooks: 0

Conf COTY at BC/MN:
York: 2
Brooks: 1

sigx15
03-31-2012, 01:04 AM
Pulled this from http://nhrcollegehockey.blogspot.com/ written a couple weeks ago...


One recruit who won't be in the class is Milford resident and Avon Old Farms defenseman Colin Sullivan. A draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens last June, Sullivan had planned to play a season of Junior hockey next winter before enrolling at Yale. He changed his mind on Juniors in February. Since Yale's incoming class had already been filled, Sullivan informed Yale he would be re-opening his recruitment. Boston College is believed to be at the top of his list.

Now just looked around and many are reporting he's committed to BC. Kirk Ludeke, red line report, "@kluedeke29 Oooh- Colin Sullivan to BC. Heard that might happen. One word for Eagles fans: Wheels!.... Colin Sullivan-- very good testing at the Combine last June- solid citizen, excellent skater, steal by Habs in 2011 7th round #bostoncollege" and Matt Moore, OHL central scouting, "@MattyMo26 : Colin Sullivan commits to BC for the fall. A pretty big steal. MTL 7th rounder and former Yale commit."