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Re: Umass

Wake up. It’s a worldwide sport. This is where I belly laugh looking at all the crazy mite and squirt parents going crazy thinking at that age their kid going to make the nhl or even D1. My duster a peewee and having fun. Enjoy the time w your mite and squirt and pee wee. Goes fast

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St Cloud
U Mass winning national championship without a single m******* kid on the team. Time to look else where for development!!!!
It’s not their fault who the hell wants to go to UMass over bc, bu, northeastern, Harvard? Would have to be an inbred

Re: Umass

Umass doesn’t want hockey players with libtard parents. That’s why no mass players.

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Anon
Umass doesn’t want hockey players with libtard parents. That’s why no mass players.
That’s true. State schools typically specialize in republican retards who don’t understand that being republican hurts them while they drive in their cloth seats to the rink.

Re: Umass

Anon
Anon
Umass doesn’t want hockey players with libtard parents. That’s why no mass players.
That’s true. State schools typically specialize in republican retards who don’t understand that being republican hurts them while they drive in their cloth seats to the rink.
Or the poor small dicked dads who drive a pickup truck

Re: Umass

Anon
Anon
Umass doesn’t want hockey players with libtard parents. That’s why no mass players.
That’s true. State schools typically specialize in republican retards who don’t understand that being republican hurts them while they drive in their cloth seats to the rink.
From this comment one might take it you prefer fine leather seats? Tsk, tsk! Not environmentally friendly. Where you find a true liberal you almost always find a hypocrite.

Re: Umass

Anon
Umass doesn’t want hockey players with libtard parents. That’s why no mass players.
Libtards are the worst people in the world

Re: Umass

Anon
St Cloud
U Mass winning national championship without a single m******* kid on the team. Time to look else where for development!!!!
It’s not their fault who the hell wants to go to UMass over bc, bu, northeastern, Harvard? Would have to be an inbred
You sure about this take? AoC went to BU and she’s as stupid as the day is long. Harvard is watering down entrance requirements for a more diverse student body. UMass may not be Ivy League but in most cases your kid will get a decent undergrad education at half the price.

Re: Umass

Anon
Anon
St Cloud
U Mass winning national championship without a single m******* kid on the team. Time to look else where for development!!!!
It’s not their fault who the hell wants to go to UMass over bc, bu, northeastern, Harvard? Would have to be an inbred
You sure about this take? AoC went to BU and she’s as stupid as the day is long. Harvard is watering down entrance requirements for a more diverse student body. UMass may not be Ivy League but in most cases your kid will get a decent undergrad education at half the price.
Aoc is wildly smarter than you small dicked pickup guy

Re: Umass

UVM - 0 from VT; 1 from MA
Maine- 0 from ME; 3 from MA
UConn 3 from CT; 3 from MA
UNH- 2 from NH; 5 from MA

UND- 2 from North Dakota; 10 Canadiens...

shut 'em all down! This post makes 0 argument.

Re: Umass

Back in my day I’d take a Umass girl over a bean pot school girl any day. Yoga pants were just becoming a thing.

Re: Umass

WRONG

Re: Umass

St Cloud
U Mass winning national championship without a single m******* kid on the team. Time to look else where for development!!!!
Ok Mister Poop!! Thanks for the advice!!

Re: Umass

Minn has 48k playing youth hockey vs Mass having 41 (17% difference)

Minn has 193 playing D1 vs Mass having 105 (84% difference)

Minn has 51 playing in NHL vs Mass having 22 (132% difference)

Minn model is community programs feeding their high schools. Think we are doing something wrong?

Re: Umass

Anon
Minn has 48k playing youth hockey vs Mass having 41 (17% difference)

Minn has 193 playing D1 vs Mass having 105 (84% difference)

Minn has 51 playing in NHL vs Mass having 22 (132% difference)

Minn model is community programs feeding their high schools. Think we are doing something wrong?
I believe this is true if we in this region truly want to see the numbers climb as a whole we need to change the model. The current model is about power and money. Stop talking about the way back players. Since we have many Elite teams and great coach the brightest mind's in hockey in the area. So we should have at least 10 players chosen in the 1st and 2nd round each year.

Please list Names and which Rd (Anyone below the 1st & 2nd round do not count) We are Elite Correct!
2000 Class
2001 Class
2002 Class

Re: Umass

Last year Mass and Minnesota both had 8 players drafted in NHL draft.

Re: Umass

Carvel turned Umass into a NE Patriot like scouting, mental acuity, and information machine. They have more scouts than the Army Rangers, more bird dogs than the Texas duck hunting club, more video, profiles and stats on kids than Disney has cartoons.

Not only that, they want the right kids, kids with a hockey IQ to go along with a Patriot football work ethic. Kids who aren’t necessarily the best but willing to work at being the best. Kids who brush off any preconceived notion of what they are as hockey players. He turned it into one of the best hockey/sports programs in D1 with that formula. If this wasn’t Umass or Massachusetts, he would be getting a lot more attention.

This was no fluke or easy road. Sad part is, he may go back to the NHL.



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Good article in the Herald today about the UMass program.

Re: Umass

Anon
Minn has 48k playing youth hockey vs Mass having 41 (17% difference)

Minn has 193 playing D1 vs Mass having 105 (84% difference)

Minn has 51 playing in NHL vs Mass having 22 (132% difference)

Minn model is community programs feeding their high schools. Think we are doing something wrong?
psssst, they skate outdoors 200 days a year starting at the age of 3.

Re: Umass

Some good points. Here is a couple of more. Mass cant compete with Minn/Canada or even Eastern European countries for "time on ice". They have many more community rinks and programs per capita, and when those aren't available, they have frozen lakes and ponds.


So, unless you have deep pockets for extra skills, camps, tournies or you are willing to be a transportation service for your bender and his 3 teams, good luck...Mass kids are never going to come close to "time on ice" versus the above areas.

It's not the secret to success, but if you have 2 benders with the same athletic ability and one gets 10 hours of ice time a week, versus 5, guess who improves?

Also, something vastly overlooked in Mass. When these cold area kids are playing pond hockey they are generally playing up with older siblings, the bigger kids, especially if they have any ability. By the time they are ready to hit or be hit, they are hardened and seasoned as they say up north.

Watch a youth game in Ontario and a kid has to get stitches before a whistle is blown. Here in Mass, you sneeze and a kid falls to the ice and the whistle blows!

You are doing a disservice to these kids with aspirations by encouraging no touch hockey.