New Radio Agreement; Weekend Recap

UMass salutes the crowd following RPI.

Well the tailgating and football atmosphere at Delaware was amazing, unfortunately the performance of the Minutemen was anything but amazing.  In fact it was flat out uninspired.  Still a nice trip overall however.

In the last few days UMass has announced another agreement to broadcast some hockey games in Boston on 1060AM, including this Friday’s game against BU.  The agreement calls for at least 20 games to be aired on the station.  I’m not familiar with the station (during the day it’s a business talk format) so I’m not sure what kind of coverage it has.  Still any publicity and a presence in Boston is a good thing.  Let’s just hope this station doesn’t go under like 890am did just weeks after the last agreement.


It was a good and bad weekend for Hockey East.

First it’s interesting to note that UNH fell to RPI by a score of 3-1 on Saturday.  Elsewhere BC and BU just did the exhibition thing this weekend, though the Terriers did raise their banner on Friday.   But for games that counted Northeastern and UVM found themselves in the great state of Colorado (a place I once called home).  Both teams split their series out west with the Huskies taking on Colorado College and the Catamounts taking a game from #1 Denver.  Merrimack did not have as much luck in that part of the country as they were swept by North Dakota.  More surprising was Maine getting swept by Union in Schenectady by a combined score of 10-4. Can things get any worse in Orono?  Providence opened with a win against Holy Cross.  Meanwhile Lowell lost the Icebreaker Tournament Final in Omaha to the unranked host Mavericks.  It didn’t take Dean Blais long to make a splash in his return to coaching college hockey as he won the tourney despite pulling his starting goaltender in both of the games.

Outside of Hockey East Quinnipiac looks like they could be a tough opponent for UMass next month as they travelled to the midwest and swept Ohio State.