Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

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Re: Recruiting -- 2018 and beyond

Post by Old Cage » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:37 pm

^ I watched Ryan's second "Coffee With The Coaches" today. Carvy was quite animated talking about the grad transfer coming. I guess that the show was taped before the anouncement, so no name was used. He compared Carson to Jake Pritchard - an older leadership guy.
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Post by CarsonL726 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:40 am

I think Gicewicz will be really nice add. Does anyone know if Ryan Sullivan is coming this year? On Bamford's show, Carvel mentioned 3 forwards and 2 defensemen definitely coming this year. Lopina and MacDonald should be 2 of the forwards (and 2 good ones at that), but then that leaves Ryan Lautenbach and Ryan Sullivan. Based on their stats and ages, it seems like both would be ready to go this year. Curious if anyone has any insight on which one of them is coming this year, or if both are.

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Post by rsox1221 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:07 pm

CarsonL726 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:40 am
I think Gicewicz will be really nice add. Does anyone know if Ryan Sullivan is coming this year? On Bamford's show, Carvel mentioned 3 forwards and 2 defensemen definitely coming this year. Lopina and MacDonald should be 2 of the forwards (and 2 good ones at that), but then that leaves Ryan Lautenbach and Ryan Sullivan. Based on their stats and ages, it seems like both would be ready to go this year. Curious if anyone has any insight on which one of them is coming this year, or if both are.
Sullivan signed his NLI and is coming. Lautenbach may not have signed yet but is also likely to come in next season

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Post by CarsonL726 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:47 pm

rsox1221 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:07 pm
CarsonL726 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:40 am
I think Gicewicz will be really nice add. Does anyone know if Ryan Sullivan is coming this year? On Bamford's show, Carvel mentioned 3 forwards and 2 defensemen definitely coming this year. Lopina and MacDonald should be 2 of the forwards (and 2 good ones at that), but then that leaves Ryan Lautenbach and Ryan Sullivan. Based on their stats and ages, it seems like both would be ready to go this year. Curious if anyone has any insight on which one of them is coming this year, or if both are.
Sullivan signed his NLI and is coming. Lautenbach may not have signed yet but is also likely to come in next season
Great news, thanks! Seems like Sullivan could be a good one as well.

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Post by Old Cage » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:54 am

"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by baseline47 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:28 pm

He has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Division I University of Massachusetts Minutemen in Amherst, MASS beginning with the 2021-22 season.
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2020 draft prospect Lucas Mercuri has officially narrowed down his college choices to UMass and Wisconsin. Final decision coming soon
From Neutral Zone:
There’s also a big recruit back on the market after Lucas Mercuri de-committed from Vermont. Mercuri, who is from Quebec, originally committed to former UVM head coach Kevin Sneddon; he played for the Salisbury School this past season and is scheduled to play for Des Moines in the USHL next season.

“Mercuri is a big strong forward with a brain,” said our scouts. “He finds the quiet areas off of the cycle very naturally. On line rushes he reads the defensmen’s gaps very well and will not force plays, but instead takes what is given and makes the opposition pay. His cannon of a shot is accurate and he can fire it through screens while his feet are moving. At this point he is almost too strong physically for NE Prep competition and appears ready for Junior Hockey.”

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Post by Old Cage » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:28 pm

Hey, I didn't know this was here ^ Looks like a big win:

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UMass get a really nice player out of prep in 02 F Lucas Mercuri, 83 points/39 goals over his last two seasons culminating in a prep title with @SarumHockey
. Draft-eligible from Quebec will play a year in the USHL (Des Moines have his rights)

Lucas Mercuri @lucas58394600 · 1h
Extremely proud to announce my commitment to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at The University of Massachusetts. I’d like to thank my family, coaches, teammates, and friends for the endless support. Can’t wait to get started! #newmass
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Post by baseline47 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 am

Lucas Mercuri, "Big, strong and with a brain"! Sounds like a great recruit for our team. Not sure if he's coming for the 20-21 or the 21-22 season. But, what the hell.
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Post by Old Cage » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:37 pm

Jerry Harding @jharding99
Excited to announce that I will be transferring to @UMassHockey
in the Fall! Thanks to everyone at @FriarsHockey and
@providencecol for a memorable first year!
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by baseline47 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:57 am

Today's Hampshire Gazette: UMass puts 24 on the Hockey East All-Academic Team!
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Old Cage wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:37 pm
Jerry Harding @jharding99
Excited to announce that I will be transferring to @UMassHockey
in the Fall! Thanks to everyone at @FriarsHockey and
@providencecol for a memorable first year!
I guess coach Carvel sees something in him. He's a big kid, a 6'2, 210 forward who played in 14 games last year. He had 9 shots on goal and zero points. However, his +/- was only -1 so maybe he's a defensive specialist.

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Post by DoctorJ » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:13 am

Does he have to sit a year?
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Post by 69MG » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:42 am

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Canton's Jerry Harding officially announces his transfer from Providence to #UMass

Harding played 14 games for PC last year and will be a sit one, play three transfer for the #Minutemen

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Post by 69MG » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:49 pm

We just picked up a goalie for 2020-2021. In the article it mentions that we recently lost a goalie. Anyone know which one?

https://twitter.com/JoshWalfish/status/ ... 8955407361

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