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LTsatch
03-13-2012, 11:48 PM
Hate to start this thread but lets use this space to talk about the program and the upcoming recruits and 2012=2013 season.

Nice article about Brian O'Neill in the New Haven Register today. Nice props from Donato as well.
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/03/13/sports/doc4f5e6cece2e63577331346.txt

Somehow not surprised to see that he turned down pro money last year.

A fantastic player who plays much taller than his stature, he will be sorely missed.

tic_tac_toe
03-14-2012, 01:54 AM
Thanks for starting this thread, LTsatch!

I mentioned this at the end of the regular season/playoff thread, but it seems as though Broc Little is leaving Vasteras and going to a team in the Elitserien (Sweden's top league). According to EliteProspects.com, the team is either Djurgarden or AIK (this hasn't been confirmed yet, though).

Boola
03-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Brian O'Neill signed with the LA Kings today, looks like he'll start out in Manchester. Best of luck to Brian, he will be missed in New Haven.

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/03/14/sports/doc4f6100c6da275281002761.txt

vicb
03-15-2012, 08:35 PM
Less than 24 hours to get your picks in to the ECAC Pick The Playoffs Thread

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Yale13
03-16-2012, 11:49 AM
When will the non-conference schedule for 2012-2013 be announced?

Here are the ECAC games (according to http://elf.elynah.com/file.php/1/508/ECAC_2012-13_Men_s_Schedule.pdf)

11/2 @ Dartmouth
11/3 @ Harvard
11/9 v. Clarkson
11/10 v. St Lawrence
12/7 v. RPI
12/8 v. Union
1/11 @ St. Lawrence
1/12 @ Clarkson
1/18 v. Harvard
1/19 v. Dartmouth
1/25 @ Cornell
1/26 @ Colgate
2/1 v. Princeton
2/2 v. Quinnipiac
2/15 @ Union
2/16 @ RPI
2/22 @ Quinnipiac
2/23 @ Princeton
3/1 v. Colgate
3/2 v. Cornell

LTsatch
03-16-2012, 01:34 PM
This from New Haven register Reporter Chip Malafronte's blog from last month---
I added the games to the schedule below, I think this will improve Yale's strength of schedule numbers significantly.
YALE 2012-13
(some dates may change)
Oct. 26-27: Ivy Shootout at Brown (with Dartmouth and Princeton).
Note: The format has been under discussion, and could be changed. But as of now, the plan is to play everything at Brown.
Nov. 23-24: at Denver; at Colorado College
Note: Yale was originally part of the field of the Denver Cup. The tournament is apparently in flux, but the Bulldogs kept the date with Denver and secured a game with CC to make a weekend of it.
Dec. 12: vs. Massachusetts
Dec. 28: vs. Russian Red Stars (exhibition)
Dec. 30: at Holy Cross
Jan. 5: at Boston College


When will the non-conference schedule for 2012-2013 be announced?

Here are the ECAC games (according to http://elf.elynah.com/file.php/1/508/ECAC_2012-13_Men_s_Schedule.pdf)
10/26 and 27 Ivy shootout @Brown with Dartmouth and Princeton
11/2 @ Dartmouth
11/3 @ Harvard
11/9 v. Clarkson
11/10 v. St Lawrence
11/23 @ Denver
11/24 @ Colorado College
12/7 v. RPI
12/8 v. Union
12/12 vs UMASS
12/28 vs Russian Red stars exhibition
12/30 @ Holy Cross
1/05 @ Boston College
1/11 @ St. Lawrence
1/12 @ Clarkson
1/18 v. Harvard
1/19 v. Dartmouth
1/25 @ Cornell
1/26 @ Colgate
2/1 v. Princeton
2/2 v. Quinnipiac
2/15 @ Union
2/16 @ RPI
2/22 @ Quinnipiac
2/23 @ Princeton
3/1 v. Colgate
3/2 v. Cornell

LTsatch
03-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Brian O'Neill makes a good start at Manchester.

ST. JOHN’S, NF – Forward Brian O’Neill’s debut was a memorable one as he tallied his first professional goal that proved to be the game-winning tally as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the St. John’s IceCaps, 3-1, at the Mile One Centre on Saturday night.

If anyone is interested his team is coming into Bridgeport to play Sean Backman and the Sound Tigers on April 1st. A 3pm Sunday game.

nopuckluck
03-27-2012, 01:24 AM
Yale recruit named USHL Defenseman of the Week: http://www.ushl.com/index.php?item_id=2570&action=current_award A nice addition to the Bulldog blue line.

LTsatch
03-28-2012, 10:15 PM
Nice synopsis of Yale's incoming class from chip Malafronte, I am still not happy about the Sullivan situation.

Yale will bring in 8
Yale will take another sizable graduation hit, including the loss of the program's second all-time leading scorer in Brian O'Neill. It will replenish with eight new recruits -- three defensemen and five forwards -- to replace seven graduating seniors and an eighth spot vacated by freshman Adam Thompson, who left school back in September.

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.

Here is the list of who is expected to arrive, though still unofficial:

Matt Beattie, RW, Phillips Exeter: A 6-foot-3 forward from New Jersey emerged as a star this winter as one of the top scorers in New England Prep hockey. Drawing NHL interest. Picked Yale over Harvard and Princeton.

Charles Orzetti, LW, Surrey (BCHL): At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Orzetti, a New Jersey native who went out to B.C. this season, finished with 19 ponts in 39 games.

Carson Cooper, C, Fort McMurray (AJHL): Enjoyed solid production with 59 points in 49 regular season games as well as 14 more in eight playoff games.

Cody Learned, RW, Junior Bruins (EJHL): The 5-foot-9, 175-pound New Hampshire native finished season with 14 goals and 50 points and seven points in four playoff games.

Stu Wilson, LW, Cedar Rapids (USHL): A 5-9, 164-pound wing from Rochester, N.Y., Wilson had 21 points in 39 regular season games.

Mitch Witek, D, Waterloo (USHL): The Illinois resident, a Junior teammate of current Yale freshman Anthony Day, finished with 16 assists and a +9 rating for the season.

Ryan Obuchowski, D, Indiana (USHL): Detroit native played for former Yale assistant Kyle Wallack in Indiana this year, and finished with five goals and 13 points

Rob O'Gara, D, Milton Academy: Like Beattie, an All-New England prep school pick this winter. Drafted by the Boston Bruins last June. At 6-foot-3 and pushing 200 pounds, should be an immediate contributor in New Haven.

cornellgradyalefan
03-30-2012, 12:26 AM
Looks like another good class. Yale appears to be well on the way to achieving sustainable excellence. They are losing another group of significant senior players, but the rising senior class is not that large this time around so they may be entering another strong cycle.

cornellgradyalefan
03-30-2012, 12:30 AM
Should be interesting to see who is named captain of next season's team. Rising seniors are Balch, Dueck, Lags, Miller, Malcolm,and Maricic. Its not practical for a goalie to be captain so that leaves 4 candidiates. Any thoughts on the likely Yale 2012-2013 captain?

LTsatch
03-30-2012, 06:13 AM
I like Balch for his tenacity, don't really know the player personalities though. It is usually announced at the team banquet at Ingalls, anyone have any info on that event?

If you are still missing Yale hockey, Sean Backman and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will be taking on Brian O'Neill and the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday at 3pm at Webster Bank Arena in BPT.

cornellgradyalefan
03-31-2012, 12:16 AM
I agree with you on Balch but I wonder if a player who has only started for one season consistently would be named captain?

burgie12
03-31-2012, 11:16 AM
Justin Smith of RPI did not play consistently in any of his four seasons, yet was an assistant captain this past year (meaning he still didn't play regularly, even with a letter on his chest)

LTsatch
04-03-2012, 12:42 AM
Ran into Coach Allain at the Sound Tigers game yesterday. Had a nice conversation and was informed that the banquet date has not been set yet. Some current Yale players in attendance as well. No points by O'Neill or Backman. O'Neill was handed his head on a plate behind the goal on one shift, I had not been to an AHL game in quite some time and I could not believe how much faster and violently everything took place compared to the college game. Gonna half to get back there for the playoffs. My buddy Paul also pointed out that the was another former Eli on the ice, David Meckler, he is the all time leading scorer for the Monarchs. A little trivia.

Played one season at Yale University…Entered the Bulldogs history books when he scored the shorthanded game-winner in the fifth overtime against Union College on March 4, 2006, in the first round of the 2005-06 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Hockey League playoffs in what is the longest game in NCAA history

hoosierpuck
04-03-2012, 09:07 AM
Obi (Obuchowski)'s a good kid, decent size, ok speed and can score once in awhile but seems to have trouble holding the zone ... then again our entire D (USHL Indiana Ice) has been pretty weak this season.

Hope he does great at Yale, we're gonna miss him.

LTsatch
04-07-2012, 03:19 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Brian O'Neill was hoping to play in the Tampa Bay Times Forum this weekend at the Frozen Four. His consolation prize was having his image displayed down the street from the Times Forum tonight when he was named second-team CCM All-America by the American Hockey Coaches Association. This happened at Channelside, in conjunction with the Frozen Four, prior to the announcement of the 2012 Hobey Baker and the Hockey Humanitarian Awards.

O'Neill, who has been skating in the American Hockey League the last month, led the Bulldogs with 21 goals and 46 points as the team captain.

He was named first-team All-ECAC and Ivy League Player of the Year after ranking among the top 10 players in Division I for points and goals per game. He was also named ECAC Player of the Month for January and February this winter.

O'Neill, whose goal totals rose every year at Yale, was a three-time All-ECAC pick who helped the Elis win 89 games over four seasons. He scored 69 goals and had 163 points in 138 games; only one active player had more points per games played in 2011-12.

He has a goal and an assist in his pro hockey debut for the AHL Manchester Monarchs.

FlagDUDE08
04-07-2012, 06:01 PM
When typically are Yale's exam periods? I see a couple weekends where the Brown home/home would likely fit (assuming you do home/home and don't spread it out).

LTsatch
04-07-2012, 11:16 PM
Exams this upcoming year are Dec. 13-18. The Brown games will either be the open weekends in Oct. or Feb. next season. Maybe split them up to allow some rest.

Yale84
04-08-2012, 02:47 PM
Just back from Tampa. Saw Yale Doc from a distance but didn't see any other Fan Forum members (at least, FF members that I know). Fun venue for hockey. Congratulations to the Dutchmen for a good fight - Ferris State was skilled, disciplined, and a very worthy opponent as they proved last night. BC was magnificent. Milner was crazy good. Loved the moment when he literally skipped out of the goal to congratulate his teammates after the punishing open net goal in the last two minutes.

Would love to see the Elis in Pittsburgh next year.