Iím not sure if he had decommited earlier, but Craig Needham is going to Providence. Seems to be a win for everyone involved. Heís a bottom six guy which isnít exactly what Maine needs.
Tristan Poissant, '00 F, currently with Cornwall has committed to UMaine. Has two years of junior eligibility remaining.
Was named CCHL Player of the Month in November
Last edited by Bhall44; 03-11-2019 at 02:05 PM.
Maine got a goalie today as well.
Not related to UMaine directly but Miami announced the firing of Rico Blassi today. Quite significant considering he built the program to national prominence and came oh so short of a national title in 2009. The program has fallen since the formation of the NCHC. Will be interesting to keep an eye the coaching change has on the 30 current commitments to the program, including 5 NTDP 2019 invites.
Has this been a bad year for a lot of Maineís commitments? It seems like very few have done well statistically. It isnít the end of the world, but is a little concerning.
Outside of the NLI guys it seems BHall think Bruneski is coming in next season. The content coming from USHL is there so I believe the depth will be there. Hopefully this translates into a stronger overall defensive team. Which when you can put that in front of a great goalie will mean good things.
I'm also very encouraged by Sirotas play, he seems solid and a top minute anchor on the blue line.
Or do you believe you only can do what you show first year?
Of course there is development. I expect to see no problems with scoring. But I am very concerned with there isn't that same development on the defense.
I prefer to see more emphasis on defense and develop there.
I also expect more out of guys like Shea, Tralmaks, JSS and Dawe. I have no idea what to expect from Drobot, Gaudette or Breen. We'll see, loosing Keeper was a hit but Pearson wasn't totally unexpected. I just hope we don't loose more guys...
And Bruneski is a converted center getting acolades for his defensive play. Seems like tough kid that can hold his own in his own end.
Then we have Sirota back. And Binner.
Then we have a question mark in my mind with Klaiboer. Not sure if he is big enough for that task, but he signed NLI.
I was hoping to see Gould come in next season. He has a bit better of a frame and that nasty chip, I believe.
We shall see, but the d is just about flushed. New blood. I'd like to see a couple more at homes to protect Swayman. See providence model.
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