Quick Named A Vezina Finalist

I had originally planned to post last night after the Bruins game but I wasn’t really in the mood after seeing the hopes of back to back Stanley Cup Champions dashed in the first round.   At least us UMass/Bruin fans have a fallback team to root for through the rest of the playoffs in the Los Angeles Kings, who are backstopped by former Minuteman and Vezina Trophy finalist, Jon Quick.  Puck Daddy makes the case as to why Quick should win the award.  Also, thanks to a reader who passed along this excellent piece on Quick from Sportsnet, profiling how a gifted, but sleepy, goaltender from UMass is now one of the best and hardest working among his position in the NHL.

The Collegian has an article catching up on how T.J. Syner and Mike Marcou have been faring since the season ended.

Friend of FTT Ryan S Clark discusses UMass recruiting target Zach Doerring in this post from his Slightly Chilled blog.  I originally posted about Doerring last month.

The hockey program announced that this year’s Pond Club Golf Tournament will take place June 11th.  I’ll pass along registration and other information when it becomes available.

That’s it for now.  With the Bruins season done I’ll likely be starting up some semi-regular columns exploring topics surrounding UMass hockey now.  Coming up is an in-depth look at the freshman class and their performance this year.  Keep checking back.