Recruit Update

Kevin Boyle – G – Westside Warriors (BCHL)
27 GP / 13-13-1 / 2.86 GAA / .907 sv%
Boyle played in two games after Christmas, he did quite well in one only giving up one goal and picking up the win but unfortunately gave up five goals in his next outing.

Kenny Gillespie – RW – Shattuck St Mary’s (MN)
22 GP / 7 G / 17 A / 24 Pts / 34 PIM
Shattuck will start post-holiday play again tomorrow night. 

Zack LaRue – C/F – Markham Waxers (OPJHL)
38 GP / 26 G / 29 A / 55 Pts / 18 PIM
LaRue had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss for the Waxers.

Shane Walsh -LW – Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
20 GP / 2 G / 5 A / 7 Pts / 8 PIM
Walsh was held without any points in two games for Dubuque.


Dick Baker has an article about the UMass alumni playing in Amherst East, better known as Worcester.


Another hockey blogger, focusing on pond hockey, recently did a writeup on alum Scott Crowder and all the great work he has been doing in organizing large scale outdoor hockey tournaments around New England.  What did this blogger get for his time and energy put into his post for his blog?  He had it ripped off by the local paper, New Hampshire’s Union Leader.

I find this frankly, disgusting.  Luckily, as far as I know, nothing I’ve written has been stolen.  Probably because any newspaper wouldn’t want to put in all the time and effort it’d take to copy edit my writing to publishable standards.  But I hate to see this happen to another blogger, especially one who I can relate to writing about a subject which I’m also passionate about and spend so much of my own free time dedicated to.  The Union Leader should be ashamed of themselves.  I sincerely hope there is a quickly printed correction citing Backyard Hockey as the correct author, a published apology from the paper itself, and a boot into the world of unemployment for whoever did the plagiarizing.