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Polls & Awards

A sweep of Lowell helped Boston College consolidate their hold of the top spot on the USCHO poll and the USA Hockey/USA Today poll.  Merrimack is still undefeated and is at #7, BU’s three point weekend allowed them to move up a spot to #12, and Maine claimed the final spot at #20.

UMass will see a couple of the Hockey East Weekly Award winners this weekend in the form of BC freshman star Johnny Gaudreau and UNH’s goaltender Matt DiGirolamo.  UMass did not have any award winners or top performers named.  Steve Guzzo’s first career goal was mentioned in the milestone section.

Here’s how the weekend looked from the Terriers’ point of view.

UMass debuted new jerseys on Saturday at BU.  I’m not totally sure if they’re going to be the usual away sweaters or their just a 3rd jersey.  Obviously the fact that their solid in color allows both.   Here’s what they looked like, courtesy of Matt over at the Minuteman Nation blog.

 

For a number of reasons, I like them.  First I like that they’re the correct shade of maroon.  It seems like Addidas has had a lot of trouble getting UMass’ colors right.  Hex #881c1c.  Get on it.  If I can get it right for the blog, you can get it right for the sweaters.

Secondly, I love that is says Massachusetts.  Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with the UMass moniker, as long as it’s not followed by a hyphen, but I love to see the school’s name spelled out as such.  It’s a reminder that the school doesn’t just represent the campus, Amherst, or Western Mass, but the entire state.

Thirdly, white on the shoulders.  Excellent.

If there was one thing I could do to improve it it would be to increase the size of the font of Massachusetts on the front.  Like last year’s Mini-Minuteman that adorned the thirds, it’s just a bit too small.

The jury is still out on the white helmets they wore on Friday night.   But if I see a few wins with them on is all that’s needed to sway my vote.

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