Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:31 pm

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Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:04 pm
And, the third defenseman has been added. Jaakko Haarti, 20-year-old from Finland.
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/3 ... kko-haarti

From Jeff Cox:
UMass lands a nice commitment for the upcoming season in '99 LD Jaakko Haarti. Jr. A SM-liiga Defenseman of the Year and First Team All-Star with Blues U20. Good offensive, puck-moving, PP D with a heavy shot, according to one scout who has seen him play.
If you haven't seen it, Haarti has decided not to attend. Rumor has it that he and classwork didn't mesh, but it's speculation at this point. The good news, we have a much larger D man coming. Elite Prospects says it's 2020-2021 but I think he's coming this year.
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More #FightMassachusetts Retweeted Matt Kessel
#UMass landing the commitment of former Miami RedHawks pledge Matt Kessel today on the blueline

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/2 ... att-kessel

https://www.neutralzone.net/mens/player ... essel-665/

6'3" 200 defender will take place of Jaakko Haarti who signed pro in Finland before coming to Amherst. Bloomfield Hills, MI native

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by cox'n » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:36 pm

69MG wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:31 pm
#FightMassachusetts
‏@FightMA247
46m46 minutes ago
More #FightMassachusetts Retweeted Matt Kessel
#UMass landing the commitment of former Miami RedHawks pledge Matt Kessel today on the blueline

https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/2 ... att-kessel

https://www.neutralzone.net/mens/player ... essel-665/

6'3" 200 defender will take place of Jaakko Haarti who signed pro in Finland before coming to Amherst. Bloomfield Hills, MI native
Kessel's twitter reads this year:
https://twitter.com/mkessel72?lang=en

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:12 pm

^ Good to see. We need some depth on D.

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:17 pm

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:22 am

Buccigross with his pre-season rankings. I'm OK with it. If Mario had stayed we would probably be in the top 4.

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by MJatUM » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:01 pm

7th??? Where do I sign.

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by Old Cage » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:57 pm

Our third and fourth games are against Union - both at Mullins. I stumbled across this Union post just now:

ALBANY — The Union men’s hockey team was picked to finish eighth by the ECAC hockey coaches in their annual preseason poll, which was announced Tuesday. "I would put us in the bottom 4 somewhere. Its going to be a long season."
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by Dickie Dunn » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:15 pm

Old Cage wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Our third and fourth games are against Union - both at Mullins. I stumbled across this Union post just now:

ALBANY — The Union men’s hockey team was picked to finish eighth by the ECAC hockey coaches in their annual preseason poll, which was announced Tuesday. "I would put us in the bottom 4 somewhere. Its going to be a long season."
For those wondering, the rare nonleague double-home series, against an opponent less than two hours away, is the return from UMass playing twice in Schenectady two seasons ago -- 2-1 and 5-4 victories for the Minutemen.
I wrote this ... it's gotta be true.

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:47 am

It seems that the Hockey East coaches don't feel that we've dropped off too much.
2019-20 Hockey East Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Boston College
2. Massachusetts
3. Providence
4. Northeastern
5. Boston University
6. UMass Lowell
7. New Hampshire
8. Maine
9. UConn
10. Vermont
11. Merrimack

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:17 pm

Or with the exception of BC who by all accounts has a great class coming in, they just more or less copied last year’s standings.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:59 pm

I can't wait!!! :D
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:40 pm

Looks like a lot more Hockey East action on NESN this year
http://hockeyeastonline.com/men/article ... ership.php
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by MJatUM » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:35 am

mdogt12 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm
https://twitter.com/emarinofsky/status/ ... 72960?s=21
16 games on NESN or NESN +
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by e_parade » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:55 am

FYI - we have the most Men's games on that schedule. BC and Northeastern appear most often, but each have a number of Women's games aired as well.

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