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Recruit Update

The Muskegon Lumberjacks had a good weekend with a couple wins to their name, topped off by a two goal effort from John Parker on Sunday.  It doesn’t look like he was around to see the end however as he is also credited with 24PIM in the game.

Shane Walsh picked up his first point for Dubuque on Friday in the Saints only game of the weekend.

Kevin Boyle had another decent weekend for Westside in the BCHL, picking up a win, a tie, and an overtime loss.  All in all he gave up 9 goals on 107 shots.

I have to think we’ll be seeing a new commitment soon for the team.  It’s been almost six months since a player committed to a program, certainly the longest stretch I’ve seen since following the recruiting side of things.  UMass has 7 seniors on the way out, but some, like Shawn Saunders, may not necessarily be full scholarship.  Still, with only three recruits signed up for next year you have to think there will be at least a couple more signings for 2011-12 plus thre are usually recruits lined up for future years by now as well.

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Dick Baker has a look at UMass’ recent success against Maine that was surprising even to me.  I knew the team had done well against the Black Bears dating back to 2007 when wins over Maine essentially catapulted UMass into the NCAAs.  But I had no idea that translated to winning 10 of the last 14. 

The athletic site has a feature on local products now playing for the local college, T.J. Syner and Kevin “Holyoke” Czepiel.

There were some whispers that perhaps Mike Pereira’s fast start to his college career would lead to an invitation to the World Junior Championships to represent the USA.  That didn’t happen.  However one thing to note is that Wisconsin will likely be without defenseman John Ramage when the Minutemen visit Madison this month as he was picked for the team.  The final roster will be set later in the month.

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The athletic department has done a redesign of their Alumni In The Pros update and it’s a great addition to the main UMass athletic website. 

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Rest in peace Ice is Life.  The blog I loved to hate and hated to love.  Where else will I turn for a mix of college hockey talk, hilarious wit, and insults about my beloved alma mater?

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