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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.

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12 Comments

  1. Mel

     /  August 8, 2011

    As you know, my son attends Govs. From what I have seen, many alums still refer to it as Governor Dummer.

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    • That’s it? No Minter scouting report? No inside info? I expected more from you Mel.

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  2. Monty

     /  August 9, 2011

    Interesting to see his schools list considering the HNIB MVP in his bag. If nothing else, I hope he stays in state, obviously for me at Lowell, but even at UMass. Have to stop losing the high end kids damn it! 🙂

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    • At this point I just root for any UMass targets to go the NCAA route. Anything but major junior. (yes, after John Carlson and Zack Phillips, I’m bitter).

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  3. Monty

     /  August 9, 2011

    Something else to think about, in general UMass and UML haven’t gone against each other in their recruiting … will be interesting to see if Coach MacDonald’s being at UMass changes that a bit?

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    • It’ll be interesting to see how/if recruiting changes. I’m not so much worried who we’re competing with but where we’re looking. Seems like Blaise had a lot of success with the OPJHL and EJHL while UMass has reduced the players coming from there, etc. In addition Red helped get some quality Québécois, interesting to see if that can continue.

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  4. Anonymous

     /  August 10, 2011

    Reds departure can only hurt recruiting. Nothing against Blaise at all, but Red has a coaching pedigree that Blaise does not, not to mention that stanley cup ring on his finger certainly helps on the recruiting trail.

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  5. George

     /  August 10, 2011

    Plus, instead of having a TBA time on 1/7/2012 for the 2 games, it has both UMass/Vermont and Maine/UNH playing at 7pm. Must be a 400 x 200 rink they’re installing this year.

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  6. itd be nice for providence game be kept on 7th and umass vermont stays on 20th and either plays fenway 20th or 21st itd be real nice for us umass students be able have bus trip to fenway….seems liek maybe prov. would have too hard of time make the change.. and maybe hoyl cross just gets slotted into uconn night…

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  7. George

     /  August 12, 2011

    Games at Fenway are on.

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