Polls & Awards

The good news is UMass will not be facing top ranked Boston College this Friday.  The bad news is they’ll be facing the #2 BC this Friday.  The Eagles’ loss to Denver dropped them to the runner-up spot in this week’s USCHO poll.  Michigan is now #1 in the country.  Not surprisingly, UMass is no longer receiving any votes.

BC remains atop the USA Hockey/USA Today poll.

Well I had hoped that with Mike Pereira (3G, 2A), Danny Hobbs (2G, 3A), and T.J. Syner (6A) all having stellar weekends that one of them may grab the Hockey East Player of the Week honors.  Instead it went to Myles Harvey who sealed Saturday’s victory for the Friars over the Minutemen with an empty netter.  It looks like Hockey East is going to reserve its POTW honors for players on teams that stood out on the weekend.  I can’t complain too much about that.

Hobbs, Pereira, and Syner were all named Top Performers however.

Certainly the two questions coming out of Saturday’s game was why did Coach Cahoon start Kevin Boyle and why did he leave him in there for so long.  Dick Baker has an interesting post where he gets to the bottom of the second question.

The Collegian has their look at the weekend that was.

BC Interruption recaps the weekend of UMass’ next opponent.  I’m really looking forward to seeing Eagle freshman Johnny Gaudreau in action after reading and hearing so much about him in recent years during his junior career.