The Massachusetts hockey team picked up its second defensive recruit of the week today when Marc DelGaizo, announced his commitment on Twitter this morning.
It appears that DelGaizo will arrive in Amherst in fall of 2018, the same time as Bay State native Jayson Dobay who committed earlier in the week.
Posted by rocks22 on July 8, 2016
One of the criticisms of the John Micheletto era at UMass was that he did not seem to make much of an effort to lure Bay State recruits to the state’s flagship university. New coach Greg Carvel talked about targeting local talented players when he was hired and just a few months into his regime he has landed his first in-state commitment. Defenseman Jayson Dobay, who this past season played for BC High, announced his commitment on Twitter last night:
Posted by rocks22 on July 6, 2016
Now that Coach Carvel and his staff have indicated that they’re done assembling their first recruiting class and we know about the current players who will not be returning next year, it’s time to take a fresh look at where the program is from a recruiting standpoint. Recruiting is a fluid situation even in normal situations, so it’s been a challenge to try to keep up with all the new names that have recently committed while following which previous recruits are still committed to the school. I believe all my information is up to date. So first up, let’s take a look at the future Minutemen due in Amherst this fall.
Posted by rocks22 on June 21, 2016
UMass has secured commitments today from a couple of left-shooting centers for this fall. The first came from forward Brett Boeing, who left Michigan Tech after his first semester this past winter. Boeing will be eligible to suit up for the Minutemen for the 2nd semester this coming season and could make his debut at the Mariucci Classic in Minnesota. The second came a few hours later from Luke McElhenie. Both players played most recently in the USHL.
Posted by rocks22 on June 9, 2016
Coach Greg Carvel and his staff haven’t wasted much time in putting their fingerprints on the incoming recruiting class as they picked up a commitment from goaltender Ryan Wischow just a day after FTT reported that Jake McLaughlin and Jack Suter had committed to UMass.
Posted by rocks22 on May 25, 2016
The first recruiting class of UMass coach Greg Carvel is beginning to take shape as the Minutemen have recently gotten commitments from two USHL players. Fargo Force defenseman Jake McLaughlin and Sioux Falls Stampede center Jack Suter are the latest players to sign on with Carvel and his staff after Griff Jeszka became their very first recruit a couple weeks ago.
Posted by rocks22 on May 24, 2016
I last posted exactly a month ago. I did not expect to go so long between posts but first I went to Florida to drink a lot of Cigar City Brewing attend a wedding and when I got back I just couldn’t find the time and/or motivation to write. But after some time to recover from the feverish rate of positing as the season ended and the subsequent coaching moves were made, I think I’m finally ready to start spending some time on UMass hockey again.
It’s the offseason so there isn’t a ton to catch up on, especially since the focus of Coach Carvel and his staff has likely been more on getting settled in Amherst than actual hockey stuff. But there were a few major developments since the last post.
Posted by rocks22 on May 19, 2016
In last week’s post I mentioned that UMass coach Greg Carvel would likely name Ben Barr, Jared DeMichiel, and Brennen McHugh to his staff in the coming days. That day was today as the hiring of Barr and Demichiel as assistant coaches and McHugh as Director of Hockey Operations became official.
Posted by rocks22 on April 19, 2016
There hasn’t been a lot of coaching search news in recent days. But a lot of the future Minutemen are still in action. So let’s catch up with them.
Posted by rocks22 on March 23, 2016
In my last recruit update I passed along the news that recruits Cale Makar and Matt Murray were named award winners for the AJHL. Well recently the Brooks Bandits held an on-ice ceremony to announce their team awards and a couple of Minutebandits were winners. Cale Makar was named co-Rookie of the Year while Shane Bear won Defenseman of the year. You can view the ceremony here.
Posted by rocks22 on March 15, 2016