KAEO Alex Minter

According to the Salem News 5’11” 185lb forward Alex Minter will be visiting UMass along with Lowell and has already made trips to Providence, Brown, and Holy Cross.  Minter was recently named the “Top Pro Prospect” at the Hockey Night In Boston summer showcase.  Minter played with Governor’s Academy last year where he scored 18 goals and suited up for Malden Catholic prior to that.  Governor Dummer’s (as I’ll always know it) lost in the finals of the New England Prep School tournament.   Sounds like he may be a good late bloomer to add to the recruit list.

Hockey East has the UMass schedule up on their website.  Kinda.  It’s not right.  First it has UConn on the schedule and no sign of Holy Cross.  Secondly, UMass is playing both Providence and Vermont on January 7th (when the Fenway game is rumored to take place).  I like the depth on this team, but not enough to play two games in one day.

Former defenseman player Brian Corcoran is mentioned in this article by Matt Vautour regarding multi-sport athletes at UMass.  Corcoran was already at UMass playing football when the program was rebooted in 1993.

Around the rest of college hockey, the CCHA and WCHA are discussing a merger, which is actually what I thought would happen after the NCHC was formed.  Hopefully they can find a place at the table for UAH.  And Versus may soon be televising college hockey in addition to their NHL agreement.

The Globe weighs in on the NCAA vs Major Junior argument.