Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:19 pm

IceBus tweeted out their schedule. This means we have this so far:
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10/25 vs AIC
11/15 at BU
12/10 at Brown
1/3 at Denver
1/4 at Denver
2/21 @UML
2/22 vs UML
2/28 @ UConn
2/29 vs UConn

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:56 pm

BC released their schedule as well. Rumor has it NU will release tomorrow.
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10/25 vs AIC
11/15 at BU
12/10 at Brown
1/3 at Denver
1/4 at Denver
1/10 at BC
1/11 vs BC
1/31 vs BC
2/21 @UML
2/22 vs UML
2/28 @ UConn
2/29 vs UConn

?/? vs Q-Pac
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:49 pm

Anyone have any idea whether they are finished announcing recruits for next season? I hope not, as the two defensemen they added only gives them seven, and that number includes Vegara who hardly played last year. I would think they need to add two more blue liners.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:29 pm

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Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Anyone have any idea whether they are finished announcing recruits for next season? I hope not, as the two defensemen they added only gives them six, and that number includes Vegara who hardly played last year. I would think they need to add two more blue liners.
From a Gazette article today, mostly about BB. I agree with 78 above and hope that Carvel has 1 or 2 grad transfer defensemen in his radar.
MINUTEMEN COMPLETE SIGNING CLASS — Last week, UMass hockey coach Greg Carvel finished announcing his seven-player freshman class for next season.

The Minutemen will add five forwards and two defensemen to help mitigate the loss of three forwards and two defensemen from the roster that led UMass to the national title game a year ago.

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:27 pm

^^
Really shocked that this is it for the recruiting class. Maybe Cornell transfer Ryan Bliss is going to be able to play on the blue line, but that would run counter to everything I have heard. There’s no way a team can go into a season with only 7 defensemen.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Northeastern has a much different definition of “schedule release” than I do. They released the opponents and months, but not days. UMass plays NU 3 times, twice on the road. At Matthews in October and one game at each campus in November.
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Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:50 am

"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 78 » 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.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29 pm

Expect BC to be much improved this year. Three of their commits, including a goalie, were taken in the first round tonight of the NHL draft.
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by Dickie Dunn » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:53 pm

78 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Expect BC to be much improved this year. Three of their commits, including a goalie, were taken in the first round tonight of the NHL draft.
BU had four first-round picks (and 12 picks overall) last year. BC also had 12 overall picks (one first-rounder -- Oliver Wahlstrom). Neither team finished .500, never mind make the NCAA tournament.

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 69MG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:36 am

Keeping both asst. coaches and Carvel is important. This is a good first step.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/7/ ... coach.aspx

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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by 78 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:05 pm

Hmmmm...we just added another goalie — 5’8” Alex Camarre out of Odessa in the NAHL. Interesting. So he replaces Arvanitis, who I’d leaving in hopes of finding more playing time.

https://umassathletics.com/news/2019/7/ ... 19-20.aspx
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/2 ... ex-camarre
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by jjmc85 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:36 am

Carvel’s latest email mentions “skills coach Ryan Bliss.” I assume this means his playing career is over?
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Re: Looking Ahead to the 2019-2020 Season

Post by UMass02 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:28 pm

jjmc85 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:36 am
Carvel’s latest email mentions “skills coach Ryan Bliss.” I assume this means his playing career is over?
From what I read, Bliss’ injury was bad enough that it would have been difficult to return to college hockey. I’m glad that UMass gave him an opportunity to train to work towards the goal to return to college hockey. I’m also glad to see he’s still involved with the program by helping other athletes.

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