Gallery: College players and recruits in All-American Prospects Game

Here are photos of college recruits and college players from Thursday’s All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., where a team coached by Derek Plante beat a team coached by Jeremy Roenick 6-4.

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    • Just figured it out:

      Atlantic Hockey
      Semifinal #2: Niagara defeats RITSemifinal #1: Air Force defeats MercyhurstChampionship game: Air Force defeats Niagara

      CCHA
      Semifinal #2: Western Michigan defeats MiamiSemifinal #1: Bowling Green defeats MichiganChampionship game: Bowling Green defeats Western MichiganConsolation game: Michigan defeats Miami

      ECAC
      Semifinal #2: Harvard defeats CornellSemifinal #1: Union defeats ColgateChampionship game: Harvard defeats UnionConsolation game: Cornell defeats Colgate

      Hockey East
      Semifinal #2: Boston University defeats MaineSemifinal #1: Providence defeats Boston CollegeChampionship game: Providence defeats Boston University

      WCHA
      Play-in #2: Denver defeats Michigan TechPlay-in #1: St. Cloud State defeats North DakotaSemifinal #2: Denver defeats Minnesota-DuluthSemifinal #1: St. Cloud State defeats MinnesotaChampionship game: St. Cloud State defeats Denver

        • If a lot of unranked auto-bids get in by upsetting their way through conference championships and a couple of pair-wise rankings flip it is possible, although unlikely.

          Play with the pairwise predictor and try it.  I believe my scenario above put Maine ranked at tied for 12th (not a huge shift in pairwise), but put 5 lower-ranked teams in as auto-bids by winning their conferences.  Only 16 teams get in, so a 12th ranked Maine would be out.  It relies on a large number of unlikely upsets.

    •  Will be good to see Millan there, he was absolutely amazing and the only reason BU won that series.  Not sure if 150 saves in a 3 game series has been done before…

      • The only reason BU won, is UNH blew it!  This time of the season, a 4-1 lead should be big enough……just shows UNH didnt have it this year period!

        •  I agree blowing a 4-1 lead is bad, but to score 4 on 21 shots, then have him stop 51 in a row.  He played great all 3 games.
          I also agree UNH was missing the normal offensive firepower, played a very young group, and until Digi was finally pulled the D and G hurt them too.  Once DeSmith was inserted, they became a solid team, just couldn’t quite get the W’s, as shown by a number of OT losses and 10 one goal losses.
          I never said UNH had a great year, but Millan played extremely well… and I absolutely can’t stand BU… so hope you Mainers have better success against them this weekend.  Good Luck!

          • Were hoping to have the same success we had down there a while ago….trust me, never would I have thought we’d put 4 wins together against at the time probably the best two teams in the country with BC/BU.  We will surely find out!

          •  I agree… that definitely got Maine on a roll.  If Sullivan can keep up his play, they certainly have a legit shot.

        •  They did still win 15 games, which a lot of schools would call a pretty good season.
          Millan never got the credit he deserved because he won a NC as a freshman, where do you go from there?

          • Goalies never hardly get any credit no matter who they are, and what they do…never said he was a bad goalie…just saying UNH blew it….but then again that just shows that HE is by far the best comference in college hockey….to have Prov lay a egg against UML 2 weeks ago, and then beat them this past weekeend….I think HE and the WCHA should do what they do in basketball (with the ACC/Big Ten) and play a entire weekend with teams again one another. I think the HE would win more…..but thats my imput. 

          •  That would be a lot of fun… having a HE/WCHA weekend.  I think HE is the best conference as well and yes, UNH did blow it, but he contributed with an incredible weekend.  It was nice to see a lower seed in Providence beat UML too.

          • I feel like I am eavesdropping but what the heck. I am a Minnesota fan here and I think that is a GREAT idea. Both are very strong conferences and would make for some great hockey. Warning: if the WCHA comes out on top, those who preach WCHA superiority would become even MORE unbearable.Good luck to you in your tournaments.

          • Dont feel like your cutting in…we all have opinions…just would think it’d be very cool to do something like that…….HE/WCHA are pretty even Im thinking.   All the best in Minn, and who knows we might see you in TB!

  1. Excellent Analysis: While I believe that the ECAC is an underrated league, they could end up with no one at the big dance. The pair wise at this point would heavily penalize Union or Cornell if they loose to a TCU team. That being said, if Union Sweeps, both Colgate and Cornell, and some teams do their part, you could be looking at a #1 seed.

  2. UMass-Lowell not in and Merrimack even having a chance has to be the longest shot out there.  Maine could very well beat BU – they did so 2x recently, but no way Providence wins the HEA tourney….

  3. Michigan State is in. Can’t find a way to get them out unless another non favorite type of team wins their tourney. MSU and WMU are tied for 14th and MSU wins the comparison.

  4. I can’t find a “Predictor” scenario that keeps U Mass Lowell out. Even when all conference winners come from outside the current Pairwise top 16.

    How can the Riverhawks miss?

  5. Actually I come up with “only” 1,179,648. That’s 2^17 * 3^2 to account for the two games that can end up tied – ECAC & CCHA consolation games. No more WCHA consolation, I don’t believe

    But understanding that not all these possibilities are equally likely, yeah, I’d say that Union, Lowell, North Dakota, and Maine fans should be considering their vacation schedules for next weekend. And even Denver should feel pretty good about their chances, given their strength of schedule, unless there’s a major run of upset tournament champions.

    PS not trying to hide my identity, just too lazy to register…

  6. How is it that a team like Harvard have a few good wins at the end of a season, not be ranked all year, play the likes of Brown, etc.,end up with a bid even if they win the ECAC? Why bother if you are Union or Cornell to even attempt for a good season, just to be overlooked at the end? Don’t get it, never did.

    • Because each league with an autobid chooses the method of its autobid. Most leagues in championship NCAA sports (of course excluding the ridiculous BCS Football cartel) favor a playoff system, with the winner of the league’s championship getting the automatic bid.

      Some leagues have all their teams make the league tournament. Some, like Hockey East, only select the top X teams, in HE’s case 8 of the ten teams. Finally, some league, like the Ivy League in basketball, choose the regular season champion without a tournament, using a tie-breaker playoff game when necessary.

      The leauges, in general, like the post-season tournaments. They offer many advantages (except for those held in Atlantic City) like the following:
      1) A place for fans and alumni to meet while watching their teams or their rivals
      2) A place to hand out regular season league awards
      3) A nice trophy to the team that wins
      4) A financial boost to the league in the form of gate receipts and even television contracts
      5) Exposure for the game and for programs
      6) Exciting hockey with no ties and no shootouts

      On the women’s side, a BU team that was decimated by injuries barely defeated a Providence team that otherwise could only make the NCAA by winning the Hockey East playoffs. Northeastern sat at home, having been eliminated by BU. BC was good enough in pairwise to get in. But it was exciting hockey for all.

  7. Glad to see that the WCHA has scuttled the consolation game.  I’d rather have the postseason tourney be the means to win your way into the NCAA field than lose your way out.

  8. Though Clarkson hasn’t beaten SLU in back-to back games since 2002, they have been beating them in consecutive games for years. In the last four years, Clarkson has gone 8-1-1 in the regular season against SLU. (Including this season.) Last years loss at Lake Placid broke a four game winning streak over them, which Tech’ is now back on a three game winning streak.

  9. Though Clarkson hasn’t beaten SLU in back-to back games since 2002, they have been beating them in consecutive games for years. In the last four years, Clarkson has gone 8-1-1 in the regular season against SLU. (Including this season.) Last years loss at Lake Placid broke a four game winning streak over them, which Tech’ is now back on a three game winning streak.

  10. Let’s see. The ECAC has TWELVE (12) teams. And a grand total of FOUR (4) are mentioned in this “First Half: That’s a Wrap” story?? A “wrap” of just WHAT? Really? And one is about a goalie who left a team, big deal. Very lame “wrap” of half a season if you ask me.

  11. Let’s see. The ECAC has TWELVE (12) teams. And a grand total of FOUR (4) are mentioned in this “First Half: That’s a Wrap” story?? A “wrap” of just WHAT? Really? And one is about a goalie who left a team, big deal. Very lame “wrap” of half a season if you ask me.

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