2019-20 Season

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by vanmeter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 pm

It should be noted that 11-4-1 is pretty darn good.
All 4 losses are 1 goal losses save empty net goals.

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by KahunaK » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:52 pm

vanmeter wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 pm
It should be noted that 11-4-1 is pretty darn good.
All 4 losses are 1 goal losses save empty net goals.
^^^ That is what is so crazy. By almost any standard, the team is having a great year, especially compared to where they were 3 or 4 years ago. Expectations changed-rather unfairly. Top 10 any year is great for a team that was a bottom feeder for so very long. Hats off to the team and Carvel and here is hoping that they continue to improve and make some noise in the HE and NCAA tourneys.

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by e_parade » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:01 am

Those past two posts are exactly my point. it's crazy to think I was getting disappointed by what measures up to still being a good season.

Sometimes it's fun to be spoiled...but can't let that get us bitter about it.

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:40 am

I think it's called "The Calipari Syndrome".

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by philosopher » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:11 pm

Anyone have mid season predictions for this team? 12-4-1 as of today. Last year notched 30 wins. At what number of wins would you be pleased? Let's begin with IV's default position of winning out (no offense intended). Where does this team go from here?

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Post by MJatUM » Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:19 pm

My definition of success would be qualifying for the tournament. Currently just inside the top 10 in pairwise and have been without arguably our best defenseman for most of the season. They are playing some of their best hockey heading into this mini-break and I think if they were to fall out of "at large" territory I would be pretty sour. Obviously this is not-withstanding to injury.

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by KahunaK » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:12 pm

^^^I agree. Qualifying for the NCAAs is a great goal and would show some consistency of the program. Last year's and this year's teams are not dominated by upperclassmen and it is quite clear that players from all four years are contributing. Carvel has a good thing going with new and returning players.

The challenge for the rest of the season is the schedule 8 games against team is the lower third of the country but 9 games against ranked teams. How they play in those 9 games will go a long way in deciding if they make the NCAA tournament. I wish them the best! GO UMASS!

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by Floyd » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:27 pm

Feels like they haven't played in a month
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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by 69MG » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:07 am

MGM is having a watch party for the 12/10 game at BC.
https://twitter.com/UMassHockey/status/ ... 4840369153

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by baseline47 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:21 am

According to today's (12/24) Hampshire Gazette, Zac Jones has been named to the USA roster for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic. Jones will definitely miss the RPI game and likely miss the Denver trip. Possibly more.
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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:22 am

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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – University of Massachusetts hockey freshman defenseman Zac Jones has been named to the U.S. National Junior Team roster for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic, Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020, USA Hockey announced on Monday.
He should be back and have a few days to rest before the BC games.

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by Old Cage » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:42 pm

^ Zac runs the power play and his shot leads to the first goal:

Scroll to the third video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1210265458814963714
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by Old Cage » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:02 pm

Today:

"Trevor Zegras with a behind the back pass to Zac Jones, who jumped into the slot and fired a wrister past goalie Tobias Ancicka to give USA a 2-1 lead over Germany in the final :90 of the first period"

And as I write, another Zac wrister on a power play sets up the U.S.A. fifth goal.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by 78 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:08 am

Sitting nicely at #8 in Pairwise. Really tough few weekends of games coming up. I’d be happy splitting with Denver and BC, and ecstatic if we take 5 points or more.
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Re: 2019-20 Season

Post by Bubba » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:27 am

One doesn't get points for non-conference games. So 5 points would be exceptional with only 4 on the table.

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