Marcou Nat’l POTM Runner-Up; Pereira Transfers; Bracketology? Seriously?

First off, a very happy Veteran’s Day and thank you to all that have served.  Today is as good a day as any to think about contributing to Peter Trovat0’s Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund.


James Marcou was named as runner-up for the National Player of the Month for October by the Hockey Commissioner’s Association.  Marcou put up 3 goals and 10 assists in 13 games last month.  Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie was the winner of the award.


USHR is reporting that recruit Mike Pereira will be transferring from South Kent to The Gunnery as a result of the coaching change at Kent.  Gunnery was 23-6-4 last season and lost in the semifinals of the prep championship.  If the teams are similar this year it could give Pereira the chance to skate with some better players since South Kent was 19-13-1 last season.  I believe Gunnery will be backstopped by Alex Vazzano again this season, a Vermont recruit who is getting some interest in NHL Central Scouting circles.

In other recruiting news today is the beginning of the fall signing period for new recruits.  Based on the information available to me the school is still waiting for signed Letter of Intents from John Parker, Mike Pereira, Kevin Boyle, Conor Sheary, and Joel Hanley.


From the way, way, way, incredibly way too early department comes this blog from Jason Moy over on USCHO detailing the season’s first look at a potential bracket for the tournament.  I find this sort of talk ridiculously interesting.  So for those wondering, UMass is slotted as the 6th overall seed and is projected to take on Colorado College in the Worcester regional.  Anyone know if they allow tailgating in the DCU Center parking garage?

The Warrior Rink Rat blog has an interesting look at scoring on the upswing in Hockey East.