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Manno Decommits

Sometime in recent weeks Joseph Manno backed out of his commitment to UMass. This isn’t a huge surprise as his original commitment seemed touch and go with conflicting reports about whether he was or was not coming through at that time. Then there were rumors at the beginning of the summer that Manno was facing problems qualifying academically due to issues regarding transfer of credits from his school in Canada to his prep school in Connecticut. I’m not sure if that drove this decision or something else, but either way Manno will not be suiting up this fall. Coach Cahoon still has a sizable freshman class coming in, so someone should be able to step up and fill the minutes he may have provided. This could open up some minutes for an Andrew Tegeler or Emerson Auvenshine.

Reportedly Manno is exploring either catching on with Providence or going the major junior route with Saint John of the QMJHL.

Eddie Olczyk, Darren Rowe, and Troy Power are spending part of their summer in Sin City playing in an amateur hockey league there. The No Dome MacTavish’s (obviously a reference to the former Lowell player who was the last NHLer to play without a helmet) is representing Western Mass with two UMass players and three from AIC.

Congratulations to former UMass radio commentator Donnie Moorhouse who was named Director of Strategic Sales for the Springfield Falcons. The job seems like a great fit for the Springfield native and former AIC goaltender.

Lastly, in the last couple days Fear The Triangle reached 200,000 total views. Thanks to everyone for reading and making this place the central place for UMass hockey fans on the internet.

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10 Comments

  1. Lester

     /  August 3, 2011

    Rocks,

    According to sources close to the family the Manno decommit needs clarification. You are correct about the issues with NCAA status but Providence stepped up and clarified the situation. I think that UMass missed the boat on this matter.

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    • That could be true, but all I know is that there were clearinghouse problems at the beginning of the summer. I don’t know what actions were or were not taken to rectify that issue or the exact reasons he decommitted.

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  2. Anonymous

     /  August 3, 2011

    well seeing as saint johns folded three seasons ago, it is saint john get your facts correct, thats like me calling you bostonians or mass people, new yorkers

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    • Lighten up, Francis. It’s called a typo.

      Shall I comment on you not capitalizing proper nouns or your run on sentence?

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  3. Anonymous

     /  August 3, 2011

    manno is going to play for pc friars or pc bruins??

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    • I heard he’s deciding between PC and the Q. Though some on Twitter said Lowell was interested as well.

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  4. Monty

     /  August 14, 2011

    Manno is going to Northeastern apparently.

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  5. Lol, I had no idea there was so much Triangle hate until I decided to read all the comments while hanging out at an apple store. Haters gonna hate

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