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Recruit Update; Quick Excels

Kevin Boyle had a tough weekend record-wise for the Westside Warriors of the BCHL, but it’s tough to completely fault him for it.  While he went 0-2-0, he allowed 5 goals on 65 shots in the two games.  He currently has a record of 10-11-1, a 2.75 GAA and save percentage of .913.  That’s good for 9th in goals against and save percentage in the 16 team league.

Shane Walsh was held pointless for Dubuque’s two USHL games this week.  As was John Parker in his games.

Hopefully we’ll see some commitments soon.  The coaching staff was out scouting the USHL recently and have also been taking very close looks at some players in the prep league.

While the team is on break for a few weeks, Fear The Triangle is not.  I hope to have some good features on our committed recruits in the next couple weeks.

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Jon Quick had one of the greatest performances of the NHL season so far with a 51 save shutout of the Detroit Red Wings at the Joe.  Pro Hockey Talk notes that the effort is second to only Craig Anderson in 2008 in terms of most save in a regular season shutout.  What was even better was the fact it was on Versus so that hockey fans around the nation could watch it, but more importantly I could watch it.  The UMass hockey program got a number of mentions during the telecast.  Oh and who was the opposing goaltender whom Quick outshined?  Some guy named Jimmy Howard. 

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Dick Baker pointed out in his UMass hockey blog that the Catholic Mirror, a publication from the Springfild Catholic Church, has a profile of Coach Cahoon and his faith in their latest issue.  The article is an interesting read and reaffirms a lot of the good opinions people have of the coach.

The Denver Post (via Masslive) has a must read article on Greg Mauldin, revealing that he considered giving up on his NHL dream to join the Army. 

Don’t forget to check out the alumni update on UMassathletics.com.

The UMass ticket office has some deals currently for the Christmas season.  No, I don’t get a kickback for mentioning it, I just like seeing fans in the seats.

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  1. Well you were right, got a good commit from winger Kenny Gillespie out of Shattuck (originally a NC kid). He was drafted in the 12th round of a major junior draft last year, as well as the 3rd round of the USHL draft last year.

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    • Yeah, got the word over the weekend that a player from Shattuck was offered. Just didn’t have a name at that point. I like it! Sounds like he’s still a bit under the radar because he still needs to develop a bit but Cahoon’s been good at getting guys like that.

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