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.
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Posted by rocks22 on June 21, 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
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
Despite the obvious challenges surrounding the program right now coach John Micheletto has been able to continue to secure commitments from recruits to join the Massachusetts program. And he continues to bring some pretty good talent to UMass. Today’s commitment was from goaltender Matt Murray of the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL. Murray would likely join the Minutemen for the 2017-18 season after Alex Wakaluk graduates.
Posted by rocks22 on February 16, 2016
It’s been a busy time for UMass’ most recent commit. Just a week after Niko Hildenbrand announced his intentions to play in Amherst he was traded from the Waterloo Blackhawks to the Fargo Force. He was traded with a draft pick for North Dakota commit Zach Yon.
Posted by rocks22 on February 2, 2016
The Massachusetts hockey team picked up a commitment from forward Niko Hildenbrand. The right shot, 1995 birth year plays forward for the Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL. The Vacaville, CA native is 5’11” and weighs 194 lbs.
Posted by rocks22 on January 26, 2016