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    UAH Hockey Offseason

    Well, this is the year. 2017-18 arriving means that all of the players are Corbett's recruits, have been fully recruited by this team of three coaches, and have been recruited on the hopes that this team is on the rise from the ashes.

    What's your hope for this team? What is progress? For me:

    1. At a minimum, we have to make the playoffs. It doesn't feel like either Alaska school has made any great strides in the offseason, but the big thing for them is that they do seem to have quality student-athletes coming to their campuses. I like seeing that. But UAH has to out-pace two teams, and it seems like UAA will likely be one of them. NMU might be, too *it may take Grant Potulny a year to get that team up to speed, and these kinds of coaching changes sometimes have a dip in them. LSSU doesn't seem to be a ton better outside of the goalie Mitens, who could well be the next hot WCHA goalie. Lastly, who knows about Ferris State?

    2. I really want to avoid the 7/8 slot. Facing the top two teams in this league is always a struggle, and even though they can be knocked off, I'd rather not, you know?

    3. This year is about seeing if we can get GF/GA in league play down to no worse than -0.2 (GF-GA)/GM. It's pretty much a given. Can we do that with a freshman goalie paired with a returner who didn't play until this season? We'll see.

    It's gotta start this year.

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    Well, this is the year. 2017-18 arriving means that all of the players are Corbett's recruits, have been fully recruited by this team of three coaches, and have been recruited on the hopes that this team is on the rise from the ashes.

    What's your hope for this team? What is progress? For me:

    1. At a minimum, we have to make the playoffs. It doesn't feel like either Alaska school has made any great strides in the offseason, but the big thing for them is that they do seem to have quality student-athletes coming to their campuses. I like seeing that. But UAH has to out-pace two teams, and it seems like UAA will likely be one of them. NMU might be, too —*it may take Grant Potulny a year to get that team up to speed, and these kinds of coaching changes sometimes have a dip in them. LSSU doesn't seem to be a ton better outside of the goalie Mitens, who could well be the next hot WCHA goalie. Lastly, who knows about Ferris State?

    2. I really want to avoid the 7/8 slot. Facing the top two teams in this league is always a struggle, and even though they can be knocked off, I'd rather not, you know?

    3. This year is about seeing if we can get GF/GA in league play down to no worse than -0.2 (GF-GA)/GM. It's pretty much a given. Can we do that with a freshman goalie paired with a returner who didn't play until this season? We'll see.

    It's gotta start this year.

    GFM
    Double-digit wins, which I was hoping for two seasons ago. If that doesn't get us back in the playoffs, then fart noise.

    Also, can we get that goal differential to the positive with the freshman forwards coming in? The only real scoring threat we're losing is Salhany. I'm hopeful that Uhelski and Sinclair will be fine.
    By the way, commitment list as I have it: https://uahhockey.com/commitments/
    We'll know for sure who's coming this fall when UAH announces likely in August after the signing period.
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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by UAHStatman View Post
    By the way, commitment list as I have it: https://uahhockey.com/commitments/
    We'll know for sure who's coming this fall when UAH announces likely in August after the signing period.
    Sweet, you got the embeds fixed again!

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by UAHStatman View Post
    Double-digit wins, which I was hoping for two seasons ago. If that doesn't get us back in the playoffs, then fart noise.

    Also, can we get that goal differential to the positive with the freshman forwards coming in? The only real scoring threat we're losing is Salhany. I'm hopeful that Uhelski and Sinclair will be fine.
    By the way, commitment list as I have it: https://uahhockey.com/commitments/
    We'll know for sure who's coming this fall when UAH announces likely in August after the signing period.
    https://www.nationalletter.org/signingDates/

    That site states the signing period is April 12 - August 1. Is it incorrect?
    Originally Posted by aparch
    I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

    From ADN:

    "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

    UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    https://www.nationalletter.org/signingDates/

    That site states the signing period is April 12 - August 1. Is it incorrect?
    No. UAH has typically been making their announcements after the period is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    Well, this is the year. 2017-18 arriving means that all of the players are Corbett's recruits, have been fully recruited by this team of three coaches, and have been recruited on the hopes that this team is on the rise from the ashes.

    What's your hope for this team? What is progress? For me:

    1. At a minimum, we have to make the playoffs. It doesn't feel like either Alaska school has made any great strides in the offseason, but the big thing for them is that they do seem to have quality student-athletes coming to their campuses. I like seeing that. But UAH has to out-pace two teams, and it seems like UAA will likely be one of them. NMU might be, too *it may take Grant Potulny a year to get that team up to speed, and these kinds of coaching changes sometimes have a dip in them. LSSU doesn't seem to be a ton better outside of the goalie Mitens, who could well be the next hot WCHA goalie. Lastly, who knows about Ferris State?

    2. I really want to avoid the 7/8 slot. Facing the top two teams in this league is always a struggle, and even though they can be knocked off, I'd rather not, you know?

    3. This year is about seeing if we can get GF/GA in league play down to no worse than -0.2 (GF-GA)/GM. It's pretty much a given. Can we do that with a freshman goalie paired with a returner who didn't play until this season? We'll see.

    It's gotta start this year.

    GFM
    Gonna come down to your goaltending if you can remain above us. I feel sorry for Mantha, solid goaltender that has an anemic offense at best playing with him. Also a relatively injury free season would be freaking nice for us.

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
    Hank Sorensen (Waterloo Black Hawks) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2018-2019. @uahhockey @BlckHawksHockey @USHL

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=294538

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
    Hank Sorensen (Waterloo Black Hawks) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2018-2019. @uahhockey @BlckHawksHockey @USHL

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=294538
    He fits the mullet roster we have right now: short up front, long in the back.

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
    Hank Sorensen (Waterloo Black Hawks) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2018-2019. @uahhockey @BlckHawksHockey @USHL

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=294538
    It is nice to know we can still get a USHL guy once in a while.
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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Another recruit, a goaltender

    Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
    Josh Astorino (Georgetown Raiders) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2017-2018. @uahhockey @jastorino33

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=298821

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    Re: UAH Hockey Offseason

    Quote Originally Posted by boblav1 View Post
    Another recruit, a goaltender

    Hockey Commitments‏ @HockeyCommits
    Josh Astorino (Georgetown Raiders) has committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville for 2017-2018. @uahhockey @jastorino33

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=298821
    I'm guessing that finishes us out.

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