Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tonight's Lines

Union

Kevin Sullivan-Kelly Zajac-Wayne Simpson
Daniel Carr-Jeremy Welsh-Josh Jooris
Daniel Ciampini-Kyle Bodie-Sam Coatta
Brian Yanovitch-Max Novak-Taylor Reid

Mat Bodie-Shawn Stuart
Shayne Gostisbehere-Greg Coburn
Nolan Julseth-White-Charlie Vasaturo

Troy Grosenick
Colin Stevens


AIC

Adam Pleskach-Nielsson Arcibal-Jason Popek
Jon Puskar-Steve Mele-Mike Penny
Matt Cassidy-Brandon Fagerheim-Nathan Sliwinski
Nick sandor-Alexander MacMillan-Nick Campanale

Chris Markiewicz-Jake Williams
Nick Grasso-Rob Blanchette
Luciano Primiani-Jakub Simicek

Ben Meisner
Ryan Kerpan
Chandler Long

Notes
-Union will be wearing their black jerseys tonight. Always a fan favorite.
-Tonight Union will put up its banner celebrating last season's ECAC regular season title
-In case you don't know, Union lost last night at UNH 2-1 in overtime
-Union has a 4-0 record against tonight's opponent

Friday, October 28, 2011

Dutchmen Details: Bring On The Wildcats!


Welcome to the Dutchmen Details, where we scour the internet for Union Hockey related news so you don't have to!

  • The Dutchmen start their busy weekend tonight at UNH, squaring off against the 0-4-1 (overall) Wildcats. The New Hampshire team is 0-3-0 in the tough Hockey East conference.
  • Our very own Evan Slavit provides a very nice recap of last weekend's games in this week's issue of the Concordiensis.
  • For a Union-centric preview, be sure to check out UnionAthletics.com's primer. UNH owns a 4-1-0 historical record against Union. Click through for an interesting note about Union's only win against UNH, which happened back in 1977... (How's that for a cliffhanger?)
  • SeacoastOnline has a feature on tonight's game with a decidedly UNH bent. Also, the UNH Athletics site has some fun facts/tidbits.
  • Ken Schott predicts a 4-3 win for the Dutchmen over the Wildcats.
  • Let's start the countdown for Kelly Zajac; he's only 6 points away from reaching 100 in his college career.
  • UNH's site will also host a live chat tonight.
  • CHN has your basic "tale of the tape," too.
  • Finally, be sure to check out (and bookmark) Union's Hockey's official Tumblr. It's always a great source of information. Click here for some more information on tonight's game.
Odds and Ends:
  • A scary moment about a week ago for former Union goaltender Keith Kinkaid, now of the New Jersey Devils: he was cut on the neck by a skate. Luckily, he needed no stitches.
  • UHB's fun fact of the day: Jim Tortorella serves as an assistant coach for New Hampshire. He is the brother of the New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella.
  • Former head coach Nate Leaman (now of the Providence Friars) gets a write-up in the Bangor Daily News. Quick: let's play a word association game. When I say "Bangor, Maine," what's the first thing that pops into your head? Mine? "Julie "The Cat" Gaffney."
  • Troy Grosenick's mask beat out Clarkson's Paul Karpowich's in College Hockey, Inc.'s battle of the masks. This is no shameless plug, but vote for Troy's. It's one of the coolest design's we've seen for a Union goaltender.
Follow Along:
  • Per usual, be sure to check your Twitter feeds for updates on tonight's game. Follow our buddies over at @UnionHockey.
  • To stream audio from the game, this UNH broadcast should work.
  • College Hockey News' Tweetcast is here.
Today's Tweet of the Day goes to Freshman Dan Ciampini who reflects on (and plays with) last night's snow:

--ZP

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scouting The Opposition

Tomorrow the Dutchmen start another slate of games, facing UNH and AIC on Friday and Saturday respectively.

The University of New Hampshire is an interesting opponent. Last season they finished second in the Hockey East during the regular season. They received a bid to the NCAA tournament and even won their first game, 3-1 against Miami. This season they are 0-4-1.

Perhaps a big reason the Wildcats have dropped so far is the loss of their top four scorers from the season before. Paul Thompson (52 points) , Mike Sislo (48), and Phil DeSimone (41) all graduated, and Blake Kessel (27) signed with the Flyers. Overall UNH only returns three players who scored double digit goals the previous season.

Another big factor, is the decline in their goaltender's play. Matt Di Girolamo, a senior, earned an honorable mention as a Hockey East All-Star last season after posting a .923 save pct and a 2.44 gaa. This season he has posted a .825 save pct and a 5.20 gaa. Those are huge declines from the previous season. Not exactly what you want from your senior goaltender.

Overall this season, the Wildcats rank last in the nation in goals scored with an average of 1.8 a game, second to last in defense with an average of 4.8 goals against, and last with a penalty kill of 68.4 percent.

To be fair though, their opponents have been BU, BC, St. Cloud State and Northeastern. BC is the top ranked team in the nation, Bu is 13th and both St. Cloud and Northeastern can be tough opponents. On top of that, aside from the match with BC, all their games have been away from home.

UNH has been a team known to start out slowly, and despite the poor production, there are still people who believe they will turn things around. It should be an interesting game for the Dutchmen.

One last note: Keep an eye out for Nick Sorkin and Stevie Moses. Last year as a freshman Sorkin didn't make a huge impact, but he has already tallied four goals this season. He is the only player on the team with more than one goal. Moses is the top returning scorer from the previous season and is second on the team in points.

Moving on to AIC. AIC resides in the Atlantic Conference, and is currently 0-5 on the season. Last season Union beat them 8-1. Like mentioned earlier on the blog, Union is 41-5-7 against the Atlantic Conference, and 4-0 against AIC in its D-I era.

AIC does return its top four scorers, but their top scorer last season only managed 28 points, and there were only three total players to tally at least 20 points.

Their starting goaltender, Ben Meisner, had a .905 save pct last season, and a 3.70 gaa. This season he has played in four of the five games and has posted similar numbers, with a .907 save pct and 3.52 gaa. Their other goaltender to see time in net is Ryan Kerpan who posted a .846 save pct and a 4.02 gaa.

You hate to assume anything in sports, but Union should pull out the win. Union will be presenting their banner for winning the ECAC last season at the game, and it would be a shame to celebrate that with anything other than a win.

Should be a fun weekend.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Grosenick Is ECAC Goalie of the Week

Congratulations to Sophomore goaltender Troy Grosenick, who has won ECAC Goalie of the Week honors. Troy is 2-0-2 on the young season with an impressive 1.44 GAA and .941 SV%.





Troy Grosenick Looking Pensive On Media Day(Times Union)

Dutchmen Details: Shaken, Not Stirred

The shakeups are becoming more frequent. With the startling announcement that DI Alabama-Huntsville will convert its hockey program into a club team, many college hockey insiders are fearing that we are nowfeeling the tremors that may precede an earthquake.
  • Nonetheless, AHU's departure leaves a major void for college hockey in the South. It's hard to imagine the shock their fans must be going through.

  • Combined with Notre Dame's (official) move to Hockey East and the ensuing problems for the CCHA (Notre Dame's current conference), things may look significantly different next year. Combined with the introduction of the new Big Ten andNCHC (National Collegiate Hockey Conference) conferences next year, even the most Union-centric hockey fan may feel the changes. Case inpoint? RPI is purportedly being courted by Hockey East.

  • Lest we forget the impact that these shakeups may have on the ACHA, which may stand to lose a lot to its semi-competitor, the NCAA

  • ***



    • Alas, Union continues to draw favorable reviews in this week's polls. USCHO.com and USA Today both have Union clocking in at 11th in the country. The only other ECAC team ahead of Union in the national polls is #10/6 Yale, which garnered one first place vote in both polls.

    • Elsewhere, Boston College is the toppermost of the poppermost, with the University of Denver at their heels.

    • Meanwhile, Union sits at 16th in the PairWise rankings. No reason to fret here. At 2-0-3, Union is in good position.

    • Both Kelly Zajac and Jeremy Welsh earned honorable mentions on 1989 and Still Waiting's 3 Stars of the Week.

    • Others are taking note of Welsh's point surge. USCHO's Justin Churchill talks about consistency under Coach Bennett and the solid play in net by Troy Grosenick.

    • USCHO.com's blog gives Freshman Max Novak some ink, declaring him a promising "Young Blood."

    • Ken Schott also doles out his ECAC awards of the week. Grosenick shares goalie of the week honors with Paul Karpowich of 4-1-1 Clarkson.

    • We'll be reminding you throughout the week, naturally, but be sure to try to make it to Messa Rink this Saturday. The atmosphere promises to be electric with the unveiling of banners commemorating the program's first Cleary Cup and NCAA appearance.

    • HockeyJournal.com has more praise forCoach Bennett, Grosenick and company. Union ranks number 2 in their power rankings. No arguments here.

    • Although the polls are now closed, it appears (based on Facebook comments) that Troy Grosenick's mask beat out Paul Karpowich's this round in College Hockey Inc.'s bracket to decide the best goalie mask
      in college hockey. Ah, aesthetics are fun. Assuming Troy's helmet advances to the next round, be sure to check their Facebook page and vote on head to head helmet match ups. (Pun intended).







    (Courtesy: College Hockey Inc.)



    • Our last Tweet of the Day was an Anchorman reference, so why not give credit to Mat Bodie for coming up with a gem from "Get Him To The Greek?"

    --ZP

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    This Past Weekend (10/21-22)

    Following two ties to Western Michigan the previous weekend, the Dutchmen traveled to play two Atlantic Conference foes. The slate of games seemed like the perfect remedy for Union as they have compiled a career record of 40-5-6 against the Atlantic Conference going into the weekend.

    On the first night freshman goaltender Colin Stevens made his first career start for Union against Niagra. Despite beating them 6-1 at home the previous season, the Dutchmen only managed to tie the Purple Eagles 3-3.

    Overall Stevens had a pretty good performance. He saved 27 of the 30 shots that came his way. It will be interesting to see if he gets a start again this upcoming weekend.

    On the second night, Union dominated RIT. Two years removed from a Frozen Four appearance, the Tigers couldn't even manage to tally a goal against Union's starter, Troy Grosenick.

    Union jumped to an early lead, managing to score less than a minute into the contest. They kept up the pressure, going a perfect 3-for-3 on the power play, making it 4-0 before the first intermission. They managed to score one more goal in the game to make it a 5-0 victory for the Dutchmen. The shutout was Troy's first of his career, and led to an ECAC Goaltender of the week honor.

    Three Dutchmen netted two goals this weekend. They were Josh Jooris, Kelly Zajac, and Jeremy Welsh. The multi-goal effort was Welsh's second in as many weeks, and puts him as the team-leader in goals with 5 on the season.

    Here are some recaps for anyone interested:
    USCHO Union at Niagra
    Union Athletics Union at Niagra
    USCHO Union at RIT
    Union Athletics Union at RIT

    On Monday, Union moved back up to number 11 in the USCHO rankings. They remained at number 11 in the USA Today rankings.

    For those of you interested, last week's opponent, Western Michigan, moved up to seventh in the USCHO rankings.

    Overall, the weekend was a successful one for the Dutchmen. While you would have liked to pick up two W's, the results are not discouraging. Union suffered a similar fate last season, tying Army 3-3 the fourth weekend of the season.

    This season they stomped Army 8-1, and got locked up against Niagra. Nothing to overreact about. I think the 8-1 victory against Army earlier this season, and the 5-0 victory over RIT this past weekend are more indicative of what this team will be this season than the 3-3 tie to Niagra.

    Next week the Dutchmen travel to play UNH on Friday, before coming home on Saturday to face AIC.

    We'll have more about each team later in the week. For now know that, while UNH finished second in the tough Hockey East last season, they have started this season out 0-4-1, losing their games by a combined score of 21-6. As for AIC, they are 0-5 and in the Atlantic Conference that Union has compiled that impressive 41-5-7 record against. Union has a chance of coming out of this weekend with two more W's.

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Post Game Videos: 10/15 vs. WMU

    Post game videos from Union's 3-3 tie against Western Michigan University:


    Jeremy Welsh, The Mad Hatter


    Troy Grosenick


    Head Coach Rick Bennett


    Western Michigan Head Coach Andy Murray

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Kinkaid Recalled


    Exciting news out of New Jersey today: with Martin Brodeur on the shelf (temporarily) with a right shoulder injury, former Union goaltender Keith Kinkaid has been recalled to the New Jersey Devils of the NHL. He will back up veteran Johan Hedberg for the immediate future.



    Also, who expected to see Kinkaid on the Devils' bench still wearing a Union College helmet?

    Game Notes: Western Michigan Broncos vs. Union Dutchmen

    Game 3: Union College (1-0-1)* vs. Western Michigan University (2-0-1)*
    *Overall Non-Conference Record










    After skating to a 2-2 tie last night at Messa Rink, the
    Dutchmen face off against the WMU Broncos for the second of a two game set. The non-conference matchup
    features the #11 and #12 ranked teams in the country (Union and WMU, respectively).



    Union Keys To The Game:
    • Special Teams: After going 0-4 last night on the powerplay, Union looks to regain its 2010-2011 form that featured one of the nation's best special teams units.
    • Pressure: Union looked far more poised, conditioned, and confident than the Broncos in the first period last night--a byproduct of which saw the Dutchmen post 12 shots to WMU's 4. But coach Andy Murray's Broncos came out strong in the second and third and, while the level of effort was there for the Dutchmen, the bounces were not. Union should be able to feed off of another excitable home crowd at Messa Rink while trying to sustain a similar level of defensive pressure.
    Late Edition Edit: Tonight's Lines

    Union
    #9 Dan Carr-#27 Jeremy Welsh (A)-#7 Josh Jooris
    #15 Matt Hatch-#19 Kelly Zajac (A)-#21 Wayne Simpson
    #29 Trevor Mingoia-#12 Kyle Bodie-#11 Sam Coatta
    #23 Cole Ikkala-#18 Max Novak-#10 Mark Bennett

    #22 Mat Bodie-#28 Shawn Stuart
    #20 Greg Coburn-#2 Nolan Julseth-White (C)
    #14 Shayne Gostisbehere-#3 Ryan Forgaard

    #1 Troy Grosenick (Starter)
    #30 Colin Stevens
    #31 Dillon Pieri

    Western Michigan
    #24 Shane Berschbach-#16 Chase Bailey-#23 Dane Walters(A)
    #29 Will Kessel-#18 David Killip-#8 Robert Francis
    #21 Trevor Elias-#27 Ben Warda-#14 Ian Slater(C)
    #22 Derek Roehl-#10 J.J. Crew-#26 Greg Squires

    #5 Danny Dekeyser-#28 Luke Witkowski(A)
    #4 Garrett Haar-#7 Matt Tennyson
    #15 Jordan Oesterle-#11 Dennis Brown

    #33 Nick Pisellini (Starter)
    #1 Frank Slubowski

    Follow along with CHN's tweetcast, or simply check out Union Hockey Blog on Twitter @UnionHockeyBlog for up-to-the minute coverage of tonight's game.



    Per usual, leave your comments below, and enjoy the game!

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Game Time

    Tonight the #11 ranked Union Dutchmen will be playing their first of two games against the # 12 ranked Western Michigan Broncos.

    The Lines for Union are:

    Matt Hatch-Kelly Zajac-Wayne Simpson
    Danile Carr-Jeremy Welsh-Josh Jooris
    Brian Yanovitch-Kyle Bodie-Kevin Sullivan
    Cole Ikkala-Max Novak-Sam Coatta

    Mat Bodie-Shawn Stuart
    Gerg Coburn-Nolan Julseth-White
    Shayne Gostisbehere-Ryan Forgaard

    Troy Grosenick

    The Lines for Western Michigan are:

    Shane Berschbach-Chase Balisy-Dane Walters
    Trevor Elias-Ben Warda-Ian Slater
    Will Kessel-David Killip-Greg Squires
    Derek Roehl-JJ Crew-Kyle O'Kane

    Danny Dekeyser-Luke Witkowski
    Garrett Haar-Matt Tennyson
    Jordan Oesterle-Dennis Brown

    Nick Piselline

    Last season the Dutchmen were swept at Michigan losing 1-2 the first night and 1-3 the second. If Union wins tonight it will be their first victory against the CCHA in its last six tries. On the other hand, Union was not swept at home all of last season.

    Game Notes: Union College Dutchmen vs. Western Michigan University Broncos

    Game 2: Union College (1-0-0)* vs. Western Michigan University (2-0-0)*
    *Non-Conference

    Adjectives and superlatives tend to fail the fan who is champing at the bit for the first home game of the season since a crushing playoff loss to end last season's home schedule. (Don't worry, newcomers, the Dutchmen still made it to the Big Dance). Tonight, the Dutchmen take on the first of a two game set against the CCHA's Broncos.

    • In lieu of our regular "Dutchmen Details," the official Tumblr of Union Hockey has put together a very nice list of pre-game reading material you might like to check out.
    • Union Athletics has a thorough game preview as well.
    • The WMU Broncos have their own live blog corresponding to the game, if you would like to check out the hue of the grass on the other side of the fence.
    • CHN Live Box Score: Here.
    • CHN Live Tweetcast: Here.
    • Online Audio (WMU): Here.
    Leave any comments below, and be sure to follow us on Twitter during the game @UnionHockeyBlog

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Dutchmen Details: 8-1 to 1-0 or 1.000%; Simpson 'Trickery



    Cover of "Hang 'Em High" Coach Bennett's Favorite
    • Not to be confused with Chicago's 25 to 6 or 4, the men's hockey team put up some crooked numbers of their own, handily beating Army 8-1 on Saturday for their first win of the year. Ken Schott has video over at the Gazette.
    • For the traditional box score, click here. ECAC.com's column is here. Ken's recap is here.
    • Union notched an impressive 44 shots evenly spaced over three periods. Army only managed 18. Matt Hatch scored the first goal of the 2011-2012 campaign. Fellow sophomore Kevin Sullivan also found the scoresheet, along with freshman Max Novak (twice), and junior Greg Coburn. Kelly Zajac had three points (all assists in classic Zajac style), while Cole Ikkala also contributed a "2" under the "A" column.
    • And, oh yeah, Wayne Simpson added an assist to his first career hat trick for an impressive four point game. Wayne earns "1989 and Still Waiting's" ECAC first star of the week with his performance. Dan has an interesting tidbit:
    "This was the second season in a row that a Union p
    layer scored a hat trick in the home opener (Josh Jooris did it last year in his first collegiate game)."
    • The Dutchwomen, meanwhile, had a decisive 9-2 win against Sacred Heart, firing an astounding 75 shots on goal. 75. The Dutchwomen improve to 1-2 on the season with the win. UnionAthletics has a recap 0f the destruction dominance here.
    • INCH (Inside College Hockey) posted its preseason predictions/ruminations on Saturday. Union receives the onus of having the most "Pressure To Perform." INCH's reasoning is one that we've heard repeated ad nauseum this preseason: that Union's goaltending will miss Keith Kinkaid.
    • An editorial aside here: any media outlet (us included) has concluded that a key to Union's success will be the goaltending in place of the very capable Kinkaid and Milan. What seems to be missing in the onslaught of preseason predictions is the fact that Grosenick, Stevens, and Pieri are very good. By all indications, the goaltending will be a non-issue this year. But as players related to us on Media Day, the pollsters' opinions are relatively meaningless to them. The squad understands the volatility of the ECAC in recent years and is committed--just like the 11 other teams--to winning the Cleary Cup. But we digress...
    • On Saturday, the Times Union ran an interview with Coach Bennett. Now you know: he's a Dallas Cowboys fan, while his favorite Clint Eastwood movie is "Hang 'Em High."
    • The fantastic RPI blog "Without A Peer" has an interesting piece on potential divisional realignment and its impact on college hockey.
    • And finally, so we have content for you tomorrow's Dutchmen Details we'll break down Keith Kinkaid's first game in net with the Albany Devils, a 4-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, tomorrow. We'll also talk about Corey Milan, now of the ECHL's Elmira Jackals (affiliate of the Ottawa Senators).
    • Our Tweet of the Day goes to Brian Yanovitch. Any Anchorman reference is almost a guaranteed win for our TotD honor:
    --ZP
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    Friday, October 7, 2011

    Videos From Media Day

    Senior Forward Wayne Simpson:


    Senior Defenseman Taylor Reid:


    Sophomore Forward Daniel Carr:


    Freshman Goaltender Troy Grosenick:


    Freshman Goaltender Colin Stevens:

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Dutchmen Details: Get Well Soon, Mike

    Editor's Note: Happy Birthday, Chester A. Arthur.
    • In a piece of news that we unknowingly glossed over yesterday, the inimitable Ken Schott at the Daily Gazette reports that sophomore defenseman Mike Ingoldsby will miss at least the first term of school, according to head coach Rick Bennett. Ingoldsby, who projects to be a key cog in the program's future, is suffering from post-concussion syndrome stemming from an concussion he recieved last year against RPI. Not only has Ingoldsby been kept off the ice, but he has been unable to attend classes. Ken has a great video over at his blog. Here's hoping that Ingoldsby's symptoms subside quickly. Concussions are fickle injuries; moreover, they are scary injuries.
    • Potentially big news from "1989 And Still Waiting:" it appears as if Union could lose a big division rival as early as next year. With the addition of Notre Dame to Hockey East, that division may look to the ECAC for a 12th member. Rumored to be interested in switching divisions? RPI. Union fans are collectively holding their breath: replacing such a good enemy would not be easy. Could Union possibly...gulp...lobby for RPI?
    • Ken also reports that Union has a new recruit on defense for 2012-2013: SebBrockville BravesImage via Wikipediaastien Gingras. Gingras is entering his third season playing for the Brockville Braves (Ontario) of the CHL. The 20-year old Quebecois defenseman's best season came in 2009-2010, where he notched an impressive 55 points in only 56 games--an Orr-like performance. Click here for Gingras' career statistics from HockeyDB.
    • Here is video of Gingras, who is incredibly candid in an interview from February:
    • Former Union goaltender Corey Milan remains on a tryout with the AHL's Binghamton Senators after the team trimmed its roster. With the demotion of Brian Stewart to the ECHL--another goalie in the B-Sens camp--Milan is now one of three goaltenders on the defending Calder Cup champions' roster. He served as a backup in Binghamton's last preseason game against the Hershey Bears on Monday. Also of note: former Clarkson defenseman Mark Borowiecki also represents the ECAC on the Senators' roster.
    • Dredging up another poll from the murky depths of the ocean of preseason predictions: here is Hockey Hourly's prediction for Union this year.
    • Finally, a shameless plug for our friend Ken, whose radio spot will be back on the air Thursday at 11:00 on 980 AM
    • Late Edition Edit: Our Union Hockey Tweet of the Day goes to Sam Coatta, at Tyson Fulton's expense.
    --ZP
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    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Dutchmen Details: Pollsters Take The Ice

    • The Times Union has a nice feature from Media Day yesterday with some candid quotes from Coach Bennett and from Sophomore netminder Troy Grosenick. Evan and I were at Media Day--more on this later--and saw a photographer at the far end of the ice taking pictures of Troy in the crease. We now know that it yielded this result (which looks uncomfortable for anyone but a goaltender):
    • Dan also provides big news for the Twitterverse: Troy's handle has changed from the now defunct @goaler27 to @TGrose1.
    • Moving away from this Grosenick-centered edition of Dutchmen Details, and into arguably the biggest news of the day(!) the annual ECAC poll was released. Union is ranked second behind Yale in both the coach's poll and the media poll. Union recieved 11 first place votes in the former and 2 in the latter. No Union players were named to the ECAC Media All-Conference Team or the ECAC Coaches All-Conference Team.
    • None of this should be worrisome to Union fans--last year's team was predicted to finish third in the ECAC. As Dan Carr told us yesterday at media day, putting too much stock into polls can be dangerous, especially in a division as historically volatile as the ECAC. (If, though, you want to see UHB's predictions, check out our preseason predictions. Just promise us you won't hold it against us in the future...)
    • Finally, Pete Dougherty has some news about how to listen to this year's installment of "Union College Hockey Coach's Corner," with brand new star Rick Bennett. The shows will be broadcast from Bomber's on State Street at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.
    --ZP
    (Photo by Philip Kamrass/Times Union)

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Dutchmen Details: Milan, Garnet and White, Leaman In News, Media Day

    Welcome to a new updated feature of UHB: the Dutchmen Details. We scour the internet for Union/College Hockey related news so you don't have to!

    It's starting to feel quite a bit like hockey season 'round Union. With the Garnet and White intra-squad game in the books. In less than a week, the Dutchmen kick off their schedule away, against Army. UHB will have a full pre-game breakdown for you before that.

    -Former Union goalie, Corey Milan '11, has been invited to camp with the Binghamton Senators, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. Congrats, Corey! Let's hope for an Albany Devils/Senators matchup with Kinkaid and Milan in net...

    -On Saturday, White edged Garnet 2-1 in the annual Garnet and White game. Union Athletics has the story here.

    -USCHO has a story on former Union coach Nate Leaman's new home in Providence. Color me unimpressed by Friars' silver and black jerseys.

    -Media Day is today, and Union will have coverage during. Remember to follow us on Twitter @UnionHockeyBlog as we check in with the guys at Messa Rink. Live tweeting is often a thrilling, if not terrifying, experience. Come back tomorrow for full recaps and video.

    -Also, be sure to follow Phil Cohn, purveyor of great videos like these on Twitter.



    -ZP


    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Video: 2011-12 Union College Season Preview

    As I said earlier, Phil Cohn would have the completed video done by the Garnet & White game. And here it is! Gets better every time, and I don't know if he will be able to top this. Watching this vid will get you so pumped for the season. We're less than a week away from the first regular season game!