Women’s D-I picks: Feb. 19

It comes down to the final weekend. Arlan and I both went 18-5-5 (.732)  last week, moving to 277-104-41 (.704). Will one of us finish on top?

Thursday, Saturday, Feb. 19, 21

Boston University vs. Boston College (home-and-home)
Candace: Yes, both games will be close, but BC has proven better at key moments of the season. Boston College 3-2, 4-2
Arlan: When teams with great players clash, a lot of different story lines could emerge, but because they have better balance throughout, more of them favor the Eagles. Boston College 6-2, 5-3

Friday, Feb. 19

Clarkson at Dartmouth
Candace: Picking the Big Green has been a dangerous proposition. Clarkson 3-2
Arlan: Perhaps the game where a ranked team is most likely to fall to an unranked opponent, but I’m just not feeling it. Clarkson 2-1

St. Lawrence at Harvard
Candace: Watch the Saints earn at least a point to make the final game of the year even more interesting. Harvard 3-1
Arlan: Maybe this one won’t even be this close. Harvard 4-2

Cornell at Rensselaer
Candace: The Big Red haven’t been the epitome of consistency, but I like them in this game. Cornell 4-1
Arlan: The Engineers don’t have a good answer for the Jenner line. Cornell 5-2

Quinnipiac at Yale
Candace: It doesn’t matter if the Bulldogs are home or away; Quinnipiac is better. Quinnipiac 3-1
Arlan: The Bobcats won the first two meetings this season by three goals; I doubt they do so again. Quinnipiac 2-1

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 20-21

Mercyhurst at Lindenwood
Candace: The Lakers don’t really have anything to play for, but it won’t stop them from getting a sweep. Mercyhurst 3-1, 4-1
Arlan: In the big picture, these games aren’t as important to the Lakers, but I still don’t think Lindenwood gets more than a tie. Mercyhurst 3-1, 2-1

Robert Morris at Penn State
Candace: I could flip a coin 10 times and stand a better chance of picking this correctly. Penn State 3-2, 3-1
Arlan: Looks like a couple of games where sometime after the second intermission, somebody will score a goal to win it. Penn State 3-2, 2-1

RIT vs. Syracuse (home-and-home)
Candace: The Orange haven’t lit the world on fire away from home, so I’m calling a split. Syracuse 3-1, RIT 3-2
Arlan: The final opportunities for the Orange to add to their program-record 10 ties. Syracuse 3-2, RIT 1-0

Minnesota at Bemidji State
Candace: To paraphrase Taylor Swift, “They should keep in mind, they should keep in mind, there is nothing we do better than revenge.” Minnesota 4-1, 4-2
Arlan: It’s been more than three years since the Gophers lost to a team that wasn’t wearing green; BSU wears green. Minnesota 3-1, 2-1

Ohio State at Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: Do the Bulldogs wake up for a critical series? Sure, why not. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1
Arlan: If the Buckeyes get swept, sweep, or take five points, they don’t have to return to Duluth in a week; any other outcome, and they’ll probably be back. Minnesota-Duluth 1-0, 3-1

Minnesota State at North Dakota
Candace: How many goals will UND rack up? North Dakota 4-1, 5-1
Arlan: The last time the Mavericks visited Grand Forks, they stuck a huge monkey wrench in UND’s season. North Dakota 5-2, 4-0

St. Cloud at Wisconsin
Candace: The Badgers’ offense has been disturbingly absent of late, but there you go. Wisconsin 4-1, 3-2
Arlan: This is just a dress rehearsal for the WCHA quarterfinals. Wisconsin 5-1, 6-0

Saturday, Feb. 21

St. Lawrence at Dartmouth
Candace: It’s been hard to get a handle on the Big Green, but the Saints have been more consistent. St. Lawrence 4-2
Arlan: Whoever loses will request a recount. St. Lawrence 3-2

Clarkson at Harvard
Candace: The Crimson claim the top seed in the ECAC. Harvard 4-2
Arlan: The Crimson are the hottest team in the country in February. Harvard 2-1

Colgate at Rensselaer
Candace: The winner gets to finish ninth in the ECAC. Colgate 3-2
Arlan: The only game before the national championship where both teams know it is their final game no matter what happens. Rensselaer 2-1

Princeton at Yale
Candace: Yale is very frustrating to pick, and even though the Bulldogs are home, I like the Tigers. Princeton 2-1
Arlan: What’s the hockey equivalent of a photo finish? Princeton 3-2

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 21-22

Connecticut at Maine
Candace: I keep wishing I had picked Maine against New Hampshire a few weeks ago. Maine 1-0, 2-1
Arlan: I think that Maine has come back to the pack a bit. Connecticut 2-1, Maine 1-0

Vermont at Providence
Candace: I’m going with recent results, just like I should have when Yale faced Dartmouth a couple of weeks ago. Vermont 3-1, 4-1
Arlan: I’m not sure if either of these teams won a game that I picked it to win all year. Vermont 3-2, 2-1

Northeastern at New Hampshire (home-and-home)
Candace: The Huskies continue their renaissance, just in time for the postseason. Northeastern 3-1, 3-1
Arlan: The Wildcats’ three-game unbeaten streak matches a season high. Northeastern 2-1, 4-2


  1. I think we can agree to disagree. Frattin is a manchild and a beas† and in my opinion is the hands down winner. He was able to rack up the mos† goals in the coun†ry with one of if not the bes† SOS . Also if you do some research you will find that Frattin has more goals against TUC then any other player. Something to think about. In regards to Frattins past issues, well lets just say he isn’t the only college hockey player who has had a beer lets be honest with ourselves. Judge it for what its worth.

    • crb1 TUC teams is a good measurement, but let’s get down to the nitty gritty and go for the big kahuna. The NCAA field of 16. How did your little criminal do then?

      Take a peek:

      Frattin has 9-6 for 15pts. in 17 games against teams in the NCAA Tourny.
      20% of his points are against Michigan Tech
      15% of his points are against Bemidji State
      ManChild huh! picking on the little guys, just like his first arrest outside the bar.
      If you throw out the furniture (2nd arrest) his stats are no better then Connolly, who’s stats and character should have had him in the Top 3.

      Atkinson has 12-6 for 18pts in 11 games against teams in the NCAA Tourny.
      Very Consistent, but his overall numbers do get him over the top.

      Meile has 8-17 for 25pts. in 15 games against teams in the NCAA Tourny.
      Highest point total since 2002-03.

      Frattin has paid his dues, but let’s not make the mistake of saying he deserves it because he got his life back on track. That takes away from a kid like Meile, who has better stats, and has been a model of the ideal “Hobey Baker” candidate all through his College Experience.

      No candidate should be in the top 10 if they have an arrest record. Period! This isn’t the Heisman Trophy, this is the Hobey Baker!

      Meile, Atkinson, Frattin

      Read more: http://www.uscho.com/hobeywatch/2011/03/30/should-have-seen-it-coming/#ixzz1ICImuIOa

  2. Why do you bring up Frattin’s past but neglect to say anything about Atkinson’s? It’s completely biased. Sounds like a bunch of east coast snobs choosing to look down on a past mistake on one guy but neglecting to look at the past mistakes of others. But that’s fine. Miele can have the award, but you won’t convince me he’s the better player.

    • crb1 TUC teams is a good measurement, but let’s get down to the nitty gritty and go for the big kahuna. The NCAA field of 16. How did your little criminal do then?

      Take a peek:

      Frattin has 9-6 for 15pts. in 17 games against teams in the NCAA Tourny.
      20% of his points are against Michigan Tech
      15% of his points are against Bemidji State
      ManChild huh! picking on the little guys, just like his first arrest outside the bar.
      If you throw out the furniture (2nd arrest) his stats are no better then Connolly, who’s stats and character should have had him in the Top 3.

      Atkinson has 12-6 for 18pts in 11 games against teams in the NCAA Tourny.
      Very Consistent, but his overall numbers do get him over the top.

      Meile has 8-17 for 25pts. in 15 games against teams in the NCAA Tourny.
      Highest point total since 2002-03.

      Frattin has paid his dues, but let’s not make the mistake of saying he deserves it because he got his life back on track. That takes away from a kid like Meile, who has better stats, and has been a model of the ideal “Hobey Baker” candidate all through his College Experience.

      What are we saying to our little hockey players who dream of playing college hockey. It is OK to get arrested once, even twice, as long as you come back and get 36 g-notes, and 24 apples. All is forgiven. If Frattin has character that all of you people say he does, then he should show it by removing himself from the Hobey Hatrick. That is Character!

      No candidate should be in the top 10 if they have an arrest record. Period! This isn’t the Heisman Trophy, this is the Hobey Baker!

      Meile, Atkinson, Frattin

      • Then Atkinson needs to step aside also right? He has an arrest on his record. I am a HUGE Sioux fan and I don’t totally disagree that Frattin probably shouldn’t win the award. I think it says a lot about his character that he was able to make better choices and come back and do what he has done. I believe that Frattin is the best player in the nation. If you look at the Sioux he could easily be playing on another line of younger guys that has more talent than his current line and in theory increase his scoring but the Sioux have done it with balance all season long. So in the long run I think that Matt deserved to be part of the hatrick but probably doesn’t deserve to win it even though I dont think there is any question who the better overall player is. The other thing to look at is how they play in the defensive zone and Frattin is a beast in all phases of the game, it isn’t all about points.

        • I agree 100% with what you are saying. I merely stated Atkinson’s stats because he is in the Top 3. Neither him or Frattin should be in the Top 10 if they have a record.

          Matt Frattin is a hell of a hockey player. Why do you think Hakstol left the door open to a possible return? Hakstol did it right, and should be applauded for making that tough decision to ask him to leave. Most coaches would not have made that decision. They would have made excuses ala Jim Tresel

          Frattin should be applauded his actions to come back and try to make it right with his Team, Coaches, Boosters, Alumni, and Institution. But not rewarded with this accolade for doing something that is a minimum expectation of all college hockey players, regardless of how good their stats are.

          Let’s put this into perspective and call it what it is. It is a good story about a young man who battled adversity and grew up to be someone better.

          If that were the criteria for the Hobey Baker Award, then by all means, hand it over to Frats and Sioux Nation, and erect another bronze statue outside Englestad.

          This unfortunately, is the Hobey Baker Award, and criteria shows Mr. Frattin is left wanting.

          Good Luck in the Frozen 4!

      • Grow up Lordy…..wow….you sound so immature and of narrow mind. Frattin DID make some mistakes…none of which are of a horrific nature. OMG…I had to shut down the audio in this piece of crap for commentary. OMG, this is unbelievable pathetic…I cannot believe this!! “Surprised” Frattin is in the final three”???? Wow, USCHO cannot get any lower as an online hockey site. I mean, this is the most ludicrous piece of crap I have EVER heard out of USCHO. Come on, lucky to be in the final 3 for the Hobey? What pipe have you been smoking from….lol…this is so pathetic and east-coast biased that I do not think I can take this sophomoric website any longer…..man, what a piece of crap for commentary. I am actually embarrassed for USCHO….certainly the salaries these guys are pulling down cannot draw much talent…so sad. You make this tool Lordy seem tame by comparison. Frattin does not have anyone who even comes close to his abilities…..not even close!! You take a mistake (or whatever you want to call it…whatever makes for the best propaganda…) and then he makes a about face, fights his way back onto the team and is now a perfect example of how anyone can make up for past mistakes and be successful…you want to take this GREAT story and use it AGAINST Frattin? How pathetic and righteous is that? I cannot believe all the people on here saying how Frattin “got drunk” and “did this” and “did that”….like it was some kind of major crime. Tell me one single person who has not committed a mistake in their lives? Does this mean you should not be allowed to prove yourself again? I take the opposite viewpoint, I think Frattin’s travails in life ending up with a great success story should work in his favor….not against him. How great of a story is this to tell your kids about….what a great teaching tool. When I hear you people scream about Frattin’s exploits 2 years ago it makes me sick to my stomach…..who is going to throw the first stone seems to come to mind in this case….:) Lastly, these phony USCHO dudes have to find some way to get a jab in about Frattin and the WCHA. Their pathetic teams did not get past the quarter finals….did they win a single game in the tourney…..so this eastern-based web site uses some low-life commentator to jab Frattin in the back…how pathetic is this….really, how absolutely pathetic is this? I think USCHO should be renamed…..ECHO…lol…lol. Ok, time to go throw up.

        • @Suture1: Did you also hear my comments during the podcast that other committee members might look at Frattin’s turnaround and see it as a positive? Or did you turn off before that?

          Also, USCHO is headquartered in MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. The owner lives in Minnesota, the editor lives in Wisconsin and writers for USCHO are spread ALL OVER the country — otherwise they couldn’t cover every league. I know Minneapolis is east of Grand Forks, but it’s hardly east coast.

          • Ed, I may have come across a bit harsh, I apologize. I was tiring of the extreme negativity and grossly unfair treatment of Matt Frattin. People seem to view Frattin’s past as though this poor kid had literally killed someone. It really does upset me that there is so much weight put on the “off ice” business….I really do not understand how anyone can see his fall from grace…..and eventual rise to success (done in a very mature, honest and gracious manner). Again, how can this NOT be looked upon in a positive light. I was pushed over the edge when I heard that one line….”I thought Frattin was lucky to be in the final 3″..!! I think what bothered me Ed is that there are some great posters on here and then there are some young and/or immature ones that are pretty easy to ferret out after a sentence or two. But, Ed, when I heard the USCHO staff insinuate similar commentary on Frattin’s off ice issues I was forced to comment. Here is the deal Ed, I could be from any school or area of the country. I could actually argue against Frattin being the Hobey winner strictly due to his inferior skills to another candidate. However, I can assure you I would never vote against Frattin or any other player based on his misdeeds 2 years ago. This argument is not about hockey Ed, it’s all about our ability to give everyone a second chance. Again, if the “crime” committed was egregious then I think many of us might have a different take on this matter. But, this was a young kid who basically partied too much and got into trouble. How many times, in college, could this have happened to any of the readers on here? I think we all know the answer for many of us……many of us who have gone on to be successful in various arenas of life. I am very grateful I was given a second chance in my life……I took my chance and ran with it. I am sure there are many other readers who could say the same thing. So, Ed, I would feel a lot better if the staff at USCHO and the readers would be a little less righteous and a little more “real” about what actually happened with Frattin 2 years ago and what he has done to redeem himself.

            Ed, one last comment. I here you regarding the home office for USCHO. But, do you think I would expect any support for a Sioux player from a magazine/website based in Minnesota….lol….:) As far as the eastern bias goes I still believe there is a little extra love given to the eastern boys. Either this Midwestern-based magazine is trying to be overly careful to NOT be WCHA biased…..or the paychecks are being mailed from Boston…..lol (OK, just kidding) See you at the FF Ed…:)

        • I am failing to see where my post was immature. I stated some on ice stats about the 3 top that favored Atkinson and Miele over Frattin.

          I then gave an opinion about expectations of College Athletes and how I do not think that anyone should be honored for this award that clearly states and requires acceptable behavior off the ice.

          How does this translate into the real world? If you get in trouble with the law and get fired from your job, once you get your life in order, do you deserve to get your job back?

          And No! This is not a teaching tool for children. What is it teaching? It is OK to screw up once, even twice, as long as you finally figure it out. and oh by the way, here is an award for finally understanding and meeting a simple expectation that 95% of the population already meets.

          Worst part is, you are probably a teacher! Thank God it is not in Minnesota!

    • ok just remember that Frattin is NOT on a schlorship like all the other panzies in the hobey running….he is doing it without a schlorship and paying his own way for his senior year of college….and is still one, if not the best, college player in the country lb. 4 lb. chew on that suckas

  3. Though statistics weren’t kept of his time at Princeton, Hobey Baker is estimated to have scored over 120 goals and 100 assists in three years, an average of three goals and three assists per game.

    Baker was known for his sportsmanship in the sport. In a game against Harvard on January 22, 1913 Baker took the only penalty of his collegiate career, for slashing; Princeton would lose the game 5–4 in overtime. He also visited opponents dressing room after every game to shake hands with each player.

    His popularity was so great that when he joined the war, so many Princeton athletes followed his lead that the school had to cancel their hockey team for the 1917–18 season, as all five starting players for the team enlisted in the armed forces. Of the eleven players on the team the previous season, nine enlisted shortly after Baker.

    It seems Hobey Baker was the Mother Teresa and Wayne Gretzky of college hockey. Who can measure up?

  4. If you judge a player by his character in 2010-2011 then Frattin should win. No contest. North Dakota sets the bar high for performance on the ice and off the ice. And he is at the top of the class in arguably the best college hockey program in the nation.

    The Sioux are seen as the favorite to win the national championship this season team leadership is a big part of their success. Among the Sioux players none have set the bar higher, have worked harder, or have pushed teammates to succeed more than Matt Frattin.

    When he returned at the start of the season he was in the best physical condition of all the Sioux players. He leads the team in Goals and in Points but also is second in Shooting % at 19.9%. His offensive skills have been touted by many his main strength.

    Most impressive aspect of his game is his defensive skills. More than anything he is a defensive forward. As a Sioux senior he has developed defensive skills that set him apart from other Hobey candidates. Sioux lead the WCHA in fewest goals against. He is a force in the defensive zone. It is difficult to knock him off his feet and he is capable of delivering devistating checks. He is 2nd in +/- for the Sioux with a +28 and serves on the penalty kill unit.

    Check out his personal stats for yourself.


    • Is the bar set at UND any higher then say Miami? Not sure how you prove that.

      Thank you for the personal stats. They are not quite as good as Meile’s, except for Goals.

      However, they forgot to include:

      Time in Jail
      Time on Probation
      Embarrassment to Program
      Character Discussions with Coaches

      As much as you want to sweep these under the rug and forget them. This is who Matt Frattin is.

      You are selling out your own character by having this character debate.

  5. all of the bickering is an insult to Mr. Baker…im sure frattin could care less about winning the award cuz hes playin for the title. Miele needs this cuz hes a free agent so good luck to him and well atkinson has a bad history before college so everyone can shutup yeah including sioux fans! miele and atkinson are one way players frattin will own the nhl like every sioux before him

  6. The Hobey Baker is an award for the Best College Hockey Player of the Year. Not the Best Example of a Saint for a College Career. Vote accordingly!

  7. I can’t find a plausible scenario for Union not to get in even if they lose both weekend games (which is plausible)….  Seems like you need upsets across the board.. (i.e BC forgets which end of the stick to hold or whole BU team gets bird flu or or the Michigan plane is late to the arena..  I guess technically, it could happen.
    You basically need all auto-bids to not win a conference championship. 

    While not mathematically a lock, Union has to be basically a 99% lock.  That’s as sure a bet as they come in AC..

    On the other side, if you are BC, I can’t find a PW scenario where there end up any thing other than a #1 seed.. do you rest the team to avoid injury?


    • Agreed. Union basically has a lock and will receive a 2nd or 3rd seed with very high probability. If I am the coach, I would rest the team and avoid injury. Winning the ECAC championship will have little impact on the calibre of opponents Union will face in the NCAA tournament and could put quality players at risk for the weekend after, which is considerably more important.

      •  If I were the coach I would try to win a trophy in AC since the odds of them making it out of the first round in the NCAAs is pretty slim, let alone making a frozen 4 run…

        • That’s actually kinda funny you say they won’t make it out of the 1st round they handled Michigan easily and lost to Denver by 1 on their rink! Union can even get a 1 seed actually if they win the ECAC and get help. Union is a lot better than people give credit for since they are from the ECAC

  8. Beyond a certain point, number of saves is not a great measure of goalie quality; it’s more of a measure of his team’s play around him.

    • That may be true, but if you watched Meisner play, you’d know that he was absolutely unreal. 61/63 against PSU this year is the best example of what he was capable of–a lot of five-alarm stops in that game.

  9. 19% attendance is absolutely pathetic. I’m enrolled at Bentley and the school sent nothing about the team, the tourney etc.

    • Yeah, as a Bentley alum I know what that was like. They were away for this series, but in general there is never enough support for the team.

    • Yea, I was wondering the same thing, but couldn’t get anything in the pair wise predictor to boost Merrimack. Most of the teams left playing that they played are in the hockey east, and no matter what, 3 will lose, and 3 will win (well one team will win twice)

      We kinda do need to win the HEA tournament if we want to get the 4th #1 seed. But either way we should be close by in the regionals.

    • There are a lot of unreasonable Umile haters out there (almost as much as the Whitehead haters) but i think the criticism is not unwarranted. He gets a free pass from the university for almost everything. But this program has really choked down the wire almost every year since 2003, often times when they should have been the favorite. He’s not recruiting the same caliber of kids that he was 10-12 years ago. And the good ones he does get like JvR, don’t stay. I’m not expecting a championship every year like a BC or Sioux fan, but a lot of season ticket holders are really grumbling, and many that i work with are not going to renew their tickets for next year. Umile getting fired may not make them stay, they would probably actually struggle for a while if they did fire Umile, but i don’t think a serious look at him and the team’s performance over the last few years is unwarranted.

  10. Good luck to Coach York. I hope to beat BC this coming weekend and have a real rematch in the frozen four if possible.

  11. BC and BU ALWAYS get the top slot. Lowell deserved the 8pm game so yes some people are disappointed about BU-BC at 8. Whoever wins that game will get the calls on Saturday. Remember Lowell getting screwed 4 years ago against BU??

    • I appreciate all Hockey East teams, even the one at Chesnut Hill College. I congratulate all the teams that made it to the Garden.

      Having said that, I trust Joe Bertagna and team to figure out the right top billing, both locally and for national television.

      Lowell/PC can get top billing Saturday with a win.

      • well there are advantages for the 5pm timeslot (see 2009 when UML-NU ended at 8pm, BU-BC didnt start until about 9 and went past 11)

        at least lowell then had time to focus on the final game.

        Besides, everyone would just leave before the 2nd game if BU-BC was early. Just sad that Jerry doesn’t have a chance to send Jackie into retirement

    • While fans may consider the 8 pm game to hold an advantage, the players and coaches do not. It’s to a team’s advantage to play the 5 pm game. That gives them three extra hours of recuperation time AND allows them to scout their opponent. Those are HUGE advantages, which is why the number one seed usually prefers the early game. However, the league also factors in the distance the team’s fans have to travel so Maine or Vermont would be more apt to get the 8 pm time slot for that reason. But since all the schools are in reasonable time proximity, it perfectly appropriate to have Lowell and PC play at 5. Lowell earned that advantage by winning the regular season. (I’m almost certain BC took the early game last year as the number one seed.) So Lowell fans should be HAPPY their team has this advantage even though it’s less convenient for the fans personally. This is a time to… take one for the team. :)

      • One would think the mental rest is as big or bigger than the physical rest during a league championship weekend. Especially if either (or both) games go to overtime. I remember getting out of both Boston Gardens after midnight for a Beanpot with overtimes.

        • It’s even more significant for an athlete because they’ve got so much adrenaline in their system, it’s a long time before many of them are ready to sleep.

  12. Parker retiring. Umile on the hot seat at UNH, and with a second detached retina, is it possible that York could bow out as well and have 3 of the most legendary coaches in HEA step down in the samey year?

    not likely.

  13. You wrote: “Kudos to Lowell coach Norm Bazin and PC coach Nate Leaman for the exceptional turnarounds they’ve performed in just two years at those schools.”
    “Kudos”, which loosely translated means “half hearted pat on the back” is a word most people reserve for when they have to praise someone they dislike. I’ll agree that Coach Leaman has performed an “exceptional turnaround”. 31-33-11 and 2 trips to the Garden in 2 years is very good. Congratulations to him. But mentioning Leaman in the same sentence with Norm Bazin? Really? The same Norm Bazin who was 2012 HEA Coach of the Year, engineered the greatest 1 year turnaround in D1 history, has a 48-23-3 record in 2 seasons, went to the final 8 in the 2012 NCAA tournament, has clinched a 2013 NCAA tournament birth and became the first coach from a school other than ME, BU, BC or NH to win a Regular Season Title in HEA history? This is like comparing the cute checkout girl at Marketbasket with Kate Upton or the “steak” on a Dunkin Donuts breakfast sandwhich with a Capital Grille 24 oz Aged Porterhouse. Exceptional turnaround? Try historic. Never-before-seen. Never-see-again. Miraculous!

    • Where did you ever get that definition for “kudos”? It isn’t in my dictionary. Dictionary.com describes kudos as:
      honor; glory; acclaim: He received kudos from everyone on his performance.
      Nowhere does it refer to anything half-hearted so please don’t put those words in my mouth. As for Bazin and Leaman, they DO belong in the same sentence because they were the two coaches who took over programs that missed the playoffs the year before they arrived. Two years later, they were playing in a winner-take-all game for the first regular season title for both schools. Bazin gets the nod because Lowell performed better last year and won that deciding game. But Leaman also took over a program that had missed the playoffs THREE straight years. The Friars had also only scored something like 75 goals the year before he arrived (one of the lowest totals if not the lowest) AND graduated 50 of them. They both are outstanding coaches and it isn’t appropriate to diminish either of them in my opinion.


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