Miscellaneous Thursday

Dick Baker has a short piece on how much UMass is missing Doug Kublin who is currently out recovering from mono.  I agree 100%, Kublin is one of the most unsung members of the team.

This article about a new junior hockey team on Cape Cod mentions how one of its stars, Shaun Gould, is hoping to play at UMass, Lowell, or UNH next season.  Gould previously played for the Walpole Express of the EJHL.  Tough to tell from the article how much interest there is from the schools themselves.  I’m having trouble finding out much more about Gould from the usual sources so Division I hockey may be a stretch for him.  I also have heard very little about the IJHL where he plays.

I came across a familiar name while doing some reading for the upcoming NHL Draft.  Thomas Pöck’s younger brother, Markus, is the 90th ranked European skater in the mid-term draft rankings.  Markus is a 6’2″ winger.  I have no idea if he has any plans to pursue college hockey.

Another Junior Bruin has committed to UMass…..kinda.  Petie von Rosenvinge, the goaltender for the Jr B’s Empire League team will be coming to Amherst to be a longpole for Greg Canella’s lacrosse team.  Sounds like he’s a pretty highly rated defenseman too.  I’ll enjoy watching him over at Garber Field.