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Congrats to Danny Hobbs and Darren Rowe who both made Hockey East’s Top Performers for their play on Friday.  Rowe had two goals while Hobbs had three assists, a +2 rating, and some key work on the penalty kill.

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For whatever reason USCHO is down at the present time.  Hopefully they’re going back to their old site, I’m finding the new one incredibly slow to do much of anything on.  But I will tell you that their rankings look very much like the USA Hockey/USA Today rankings which, with BC’s loss to Notre Dame over the weekend, feature a new top team, Miami.

The Eagles keep their top spot in INCH’s Power Rankings however.

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Since I didn’t post yesterday, I was recovering physically and mentally from the amazing/horrendous football game at Gillette Saturday, I have a lot of links to share from Friday’s game.

Here is Dick Baker’s analysis of the game, making the case that UMass didn’t necessarily play worse than the week before, BU played better.  He also talks about UMass being winless through four games.  This doesn’t bother me at this point.  As I mentioned in my season preview what I’m looking for is a team that steadily improves as the games go on.  I would say, despite the record, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the team’s play so far, especially given the injury to Dainton. 

Here’s the game story from the Collegian, including video highlights.  They also have a good story on Paul Dainton mentoring Jeff Teglia.

Here’s what Inside Hockey had to say about the game.

Teglia is mentioned in this story from Kat Hasenauer Cornetta on goalies and their quirks.  For those on Twitter, I recommend following Kat on Twitter (link at the bottom of her story).  Not only does she have a lot of college hockey stories and content, but she also follows the two local pro lacrosse teams (Cannons and Blazers) which always seem to have a good number of UMass alumni on them.

College hockey got a reminder that even with all the safety equipment on the players, this is a damn dangerous sport.

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Baker also catches up with the Worcester Minutemen.

Speaking of those guys:

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