Recruit Update

Last time we took a look at the recruits the Westside Warriors had just traded for a goaltender leaving us wondering what that meant for Kevin Boyle.  After missing a couple games due to illness, he’s still playing and playing well.  He won both games he played in the past week, giving up a total of four goals and saving 54 of 58 shots.  He’s now 7-1 in his last 8 games.

Shane Walsh didn’t register a point in the two games with his new team, the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  Dubuque’s leading scorer is a familiar face to UMass fans.  None other than former Terrier/soon to be Eagle Vinny Saponari.

John Parker had identical line scores for his last two games; 1 assist, +1 rating, and 2 PIM.  Unfortunately his young Lumberjack squad had identical results with two losses.

Still no commitments to report, though I did hear that the team had players from the OPJHL and prep league visit recently.


Here’s the recap of the chat T.J. Syner did with Hockey East today.  Interesting to note that all the team’s captains live together off campus.

INCH had Mike Pereira as one of their runners-up to their national Player of the Week.

Dick Baker had an interesting look at the progression of Conor Allen as well as how afternoon games affect the team’s schedule.


Of course the big UMass news today was that the school may be on the verge of upgrading the football program and heading to the MAC.  Suffice to say as someone who has been in favor of moving to the bowl level since the 1998 national championship season and attends football games near and far, I’m psyched.  While I have a ton of thoughts on the subject I want to remain true to my mission for FTT and stick to providing readers with as much information and opinion I can gather and convey relating to the UMass hockey program.  And beer.

That said if there’s someplace to go to find all the news on the football program and the potential upgrade it would likely be the UMass Football Blog.  Frank, who runs the blog, does a great job of scouring the interwebs for anything relating to the Minutemen of the gridiron.  His blog was an inspiration for me to start Fear The Triangle.

All sports blog, Minutemen Nation, is also covering the football story and has been staying on top of what’s being said in the Twitterverse.

Certainly exciting times to be a fan of Massachusetts.