Polls; Marcou Named Player of the Month

Well my short vacation is over but luckily I only have a short two day work week and then Friday it’ll be back to Amherst again for hockey and football this weekend.

Catching up on what has happened the last couple days; UMass dropped two spots to #19 in the USCHO poll while they’re the second team in the also receiving votes category in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll.  INCH has the Minutemen at #17 in their power rankings.  UMass also gets a mention in their First Shift segment.


Alex Beaudry was deservedly named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for his play against UMass last weekend.  Matt Irwin is named as one of the Top Performers while he, Brian Keane, and Will Ortiz are mentioned in the Milestones section.

Meanwhile James Marcou was named Hockey East Player of the Month for October.  Marcou had two goals and five assists in the four conference games last month.