Up To The Minute 8/13

There’s not a ton of news out there, but it has been a while since I posted about something other than beer so I thought I pass along the following links.

Jon Quick is on the mend after having minor surgery on his back.  He could be ready to go by training camp.  If there is a training camp…  (stupid owners)

We’re still under two months from the start of the season, but season previews are beginning to pop up.  Here’s the UMass preview from Northeastern’s student radio station.

Though not by Quick, the Stanley Cup did make an appearance in Western Mass this summer.

Sad news for Army Hockey as former player Major Tom Kennedy was killed in action in Afghanistan.   My thoughts are with his family and all those in the Army hockey community.

Quinnipiac made official the contract extension for Rand Pecknold that came about after he was offered, and turned down, the UMass coaching position.

Great to see the ECAC tournament returning to Lake Placid for 2014.  Seems like a fitting home for the league.

Oh no, the Canadian major junior leagues don’t ever pay players.  Right?

That’s it for now.  But the season is getting closer.  The players arrived back on campus yesterday and today.  Season ticket invoices have begun to arrive in people’s mailbox.  And all that means things will start to pick up here at Fear The Triangle as I transition from lazy summer mode to pre-season mode.  But before that it’s time to freshen things up around here.  FTT turned three years old over the weekend and the site is getting a little stale.  So, just as UMass hockey is moving into a new era, the blog will be too.  Look for the Fear The Triangle re-launch later this week.

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  1. George

     /  August 13, 2012

    Happy Birthday Rocks!!! Great stuff here as always.
    Thought I might see an official word about the radio. Because of my schedule, I’d be lost without it. As long as it at least streams and we get Brock & John back, I’m happy. But in UMass traditions, official announcements apparently take forever.


    • Well they finally announced the hiring of Gasparini (after I posted last night). So maybe we’ll see more news. I’m told the radio deal is done. Not sure what the delay is.


  2. Scott McChesney

     /  August 15, 2012

    Yes the cup did make a stop in western mass last week…Dean Lombardi, a former player growing up in Ludlow Ma was gracious in returning to his hockey playing roots. A great ambassador for the game and to the local area, Dean shared the cup with many including a well attended public viewing and a very special visit to the godfather of hockey in Ludlow, Mr Tony Costa. I was a former teammate of Dean’s and was quite proud of of his sucess in the NHL and certainly reminded him of Mr Quicks college roots on numerous occasions…Well done Dean and well done western mass hockey……

    Scott McChesney
    UMASS Hockey, 74-77


    • It’s a small area but the hockey reputation of WMass is huge. From the Indians and Eddie Shore to Lombardi to Billy Guerin to all the great players to come out of UMass. Great hockey tradition in the valley. Glad to see the Cup make an appearance there.

      Scott, thanks for reading and posting. I always enjoying knowing hockey alumni are reading FTT and keeping up with the program.


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