McMahon: This Week in College Hockey, Oct. 13, 2022 : College Hockey News

October 13, 2022
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by means of Mike McMahon/Staff Writer (@MikeMcMahonCHN)

There are training adjustments in faculty hockey once a year. This previous offseason, we all know concerning the six large adjustments on the head trainer place. Josh Hauge was once the primary one employed when he took the process at Union. Garrett Raboin was the primary head trainer at Augustana, Adam Nightingale took over at Michigan State, after which the large ones incorporated Jay Pandolfo at BU, Greg Brown at BC, and Brandon Naurato at Michigan.

But, do you know there have been a whopping 32 adjustments on the assistant degree?

I’ll record all of them underneath, however first, let us take a look at one of the crucial larger names.

Nightingale went to paintings temporarily and shaped a personnel of 2 confirmed recruiters and assistant coaches when he employed away Jared DeMichiel from Massachusetts and Mike Towns from Clarkson. Towns was once a part of the personnel that still helped rebuild the AIC program with Eric Lang.

Pandolfo wanted two new assistants at BU and he employed Joe Pereira, a BU alum and confirmed recruiter from Connecticut, and Kim Brandvold, who was once an NHL talents trainer with the Boston Bruins.

Minnesota changed Raboin with Steve Miller, who’s broadly thought to be one of the crucial most sensible assistant coaches in the country. He was once a part of Denver’s nationwide championship groups in the early 2000s and he additionally gained a countrywide identify at Providence in 2015.

Northeastern employed an alum, Jason Guerriero, to switch Mike McLaughlin who took a role out of doors of hockey.

Long Island head trainer Brett Riley stayed in the circle of relatives and employed his father, former longtime Army head trainer Rob Riley, to fill out his personnel when Joe Gilhooly left to pursue a role out of doors of hockey.

Ben Murphy returned to Bentley after a couple of seasons at St. Lawrence. That rent is fascinating as a result of Murphy was once in a position to recruit a number of most sensible forwards and defensemen to Bentley again once they performed at a public rink in Watertown, Mass. Now, the Falcons have a brand spanking new facility and it is beautiful. Watch out for the Falcons in Atlantic Hockey over the following few years.

Naurato additionally had to exchange himself at the Michigan personnel and he tabbed Rob Rassey, a former Harvard assistant who was once an NHL scout and had coached in the USHL sooner than taking the process in opposition to the top of the summer time.

Here’s a complete record of assistant adjustments from this offseason cycle:

Team Former Coach New Hire
UMass Matt Lindsay Nolan Gluchowski (UMass volunteer)
UMass Jared DeMichiel Tom Upton (USHL head trainer)
Augustana New Hire Andy Boschetto (Colgate assistant)
Clarkson Josh Hauge Cory Schneider (AIC assistant)
Wisconsin Mark Strobel Andy Brandt (St. Norbert assistant)
Boston University Jay Pandolfo Joe Pereira (UConn assistant)
Connecticut Joe Pereira Mike Pereira (NE Prep assistant)
Michigan State Chris Luongo Mike Towns (Clarkson assistant)
Princeton Brad Dexter Shane Talarico (Cornell ops)
Robert  Morris New Hire Matt Nicholson (Mercyhurst assistant)
St. Cloud State Nick Oliver RJ Enga (St. Cloud volunteer)
Clarkson Mike Towns Chris Brooks (Michigan Tech assistant)
Minnesota Garrett Raboin Steve Miller (Ohio State assistant)
Ohio State Steve Miller Luke Strand (USHL head trainer)
Michigan Tech Chris Brooks Jordy Murray (Notre Dame volunteer)
Northeastern Mike McLaughlin Jason Guerriero (Brown assistant)
Long Island Joe Gilhooly Rob Riley
Mercyhurst Matt Nicholson Tom Peffall (Stevenson assistant)
Union TJ Manastersky Lennie Childs (USHL assistant)
Minnesota Duluth Derek Plante Cody Cupp (USHL assistant)
Colorado College Mark Stuart John Lidgett (Niagara assistant)
Sacred Heart Ryan Durocher Steve Bergin (AHL assistant)
Colgate Andy Boschetto Chris Azzano (Colgate volunteer)
Michigan Brandon Naurato Rob Rassey (USHL head trainer)
St. Lawrence Ben Murphy Mike Aikens (NAHL head trainer)
Brown Jason Guerriero Matt Plante (Mount St. Charles)
Miami Eric Rud Zack Cisek (Lake Superior State assistant)
AIC Cory Schneider Brendan Riley (AIC ops)
Niagara John Lidgett Nate Skidmore (Williams assistant)
Bentley Jon Coleman Ben Murphy (St. Lawrence assistant)

Games of the Week

It’s an enormous weekend at the non-conference time table.

There are a number of large video games at the time table this weekend. Not incorporated in this preview at period are Ohio State vs. Connecticut, and Denver vs. Massachusetts. Plus, Michigan State welcomes Mass.-Lowell for 2 video games beginning this night, and Clarkson could also be enjoying at Providence this night.

Boston University at Michigan

The ultimate time Boston University and Michigan met was once the 2018 Northeast Regional Final, which the Wolverines gained 6-3 en path to the Frozen Four in St. Paul.

The systems glance very other now.

That was once two head coaches in the past for BU. That recreation was once David Quinn’s ultimate one in the back of the bench for the Terriers sooner than he took the New York Rangers process and embattled former Michigan trainer Mel Pearson was once emblem new in the back of the bench for the Wolverines.

Jay Pandolfo and Brandon Naurato run the ships now. And each groups glance an identical on paper, loaded with NHL skill and gamers who got here from the U.S. National Development Program.

“They’re gonna make plays, but we’re going to try to limit their high quality chances,” Pandolfo mentioned. “That’s the mindset we need to have going into this recreation in opposition to Michigan.

“I know it’s a tough challenge, but if we play the way we’re capable of playing, it’s going to be competitive.”

BU beat Bentley, 8-2, in its opener two weeks in the past whilst Michigan swept Lindenwood, 3-1 and 7-4, ultimate weekend in Ann Arbor.

“We’re going to face a team this weekend that will try to play fast in transition,” mentioned Michigan affiliate head trainer Bill Muckalt. “They will play similar to us, so it will be exciting but we’ll have to manage the puck and manage the details in our game.”

We’ll have a separate preview in this weekend collection revealed in a while.

Arizona State vs. Colgate

This collection is noteworthy principally as a result of it is the grand opening of Arizona State’s glossy new rink. That rink, which was once little greater than a dream when Arizona State got here out of nowhere to start out a varsity program 8 years in the past, is in truth now in reality right here.

The rink has additionally gotten a large number of notoriety already for 2 tangential causes: One, it seems the Sun Devils will percentage the development, to start with, with the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, which has introduced snickers from some, however is kinda neat; and two, it is been named Mullett Arena, after a donation from the Mullett circle of relatives, and will there be a extra suitable title for a hockey enviornment?

Meanwhile, ASU will likely be having a look to get not off course after a 1-3 get started, which has incorporated two OT losses. Colgate, likewise, had prime hopes entering the 12 months, however were given swept ultimate weekend by means of Northern Michigan.

We’ll have a couple of journalists at the flooring in Tempe to hide the primary recreation at Mullett Arena.

Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota State

Speaking of 2018, that was once the ultimate time Minnesota Duluth picked up a win over Minnesota State. It’s one of the crucial few dropping streaks that Bulldogs have needed to bear in contemporary seasons.

The Mavericks have gained 4 video games in a row in the collection, together with a home-and-home sweep ultimate season (the primary recreation was once in extra time).

“It’s like I told our guys Monday, it’s going to be a fun place to play, going to be a difficult place to win,” mentioned UMD head trainer Sandelin. “They take a large number of pleasure like each and every workforce successful on domestic ice, it’ll be amusing, development will likely be rocking. A perfect problem for us, our first highway go back and forth. We’re going to peer, it’s a useful gizmo to peer the place we’re at and the way we maintain an opposed surroundings. Our new guys are most probably going to have the wow issue.”

UMD and Minnesota State are constructed in a similar fashion. Their coaches are an identical and know every different really well.

“Looking at their roster they have 10 freshmen, and as usual at Duluth they reload,” Minnesota State trainer Mike Hastings mentioned. “They have a first-rounder and have some guys who are stepping right in. They put themselves in significant roles through their play. It’s vintage Duluth. They’re really good between the posts. They have some elite defensemen. Up front they have a potent first line. They’re a threat any time they’re on the ice and they have some young guys finding their stride.”

The Mavericks break up a home-and-home with Minnesota ultimate weekend, and Duluth is coming off a house sweep of Arizona State.

Quinnipiac vs. North Dakota

Brad Berry recollects his go back and forth to Hamden, Conn., ultimate season really well.

The Bobcats took it to his Fighting Hawks at the Friday night time of ultimate 12 months’s collection and got here away with a 5-2 win, sooner than North Dakota got here again for a 3-1 win the next night time to salvage a break up.

Berry mentioned he felt like ultimate 12 months’s collection at Quinnipiac was once a serious warning call for his team.

“(Quinnipiac) was outstanding that whole weekend,” he mentioned. “It was a tough morning that Saturday because we knew we all had to be better.”

There is a large number of enjoy on all sides of the rosters in this collection. Quinnipiac has 11 seniors/grad scholars and North Dakota has 9.

“We have experience, too,” Berry mentioned. “We have fifth-year guys and some older guys in our group. That’s what you’ll see around the country with teams infusing experience year to year. They have a lot of experience and so do we. They have a high compete level and I think you saw that last year. Everything was left on the ice in that series.”

Top Games This Weekend

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Conference Notes

Atlantic Hockey: Hat tip to Niagara for going at the highway and beating Omaha two times ultimate weekend. We spoke to Niagara head trainer Jason Lammers on our newest CHN’Siders Podcast, which you’ll be able to pay attention to by means of clicking right here (and you’ll want to subscribe).

Big Ten: We had a tale this week on Penn State’s veteran team, led by means of Paul DeNaples and he expects large issues for this 12 months’s workforce.

“I think the closest thing to compare this team right now is [2019-20], when we were top-10 in the country and COVID hit when we were going to the Big Ten semifinals,” he mentioned. “I think we have a good group of older guys, like we did back then. A lot of experienced guys, and a really strong freshman class. And I think we’re all pulling together in the right way.”

Hockey East: In an replace to the tale we had ultimate week at the passing of Merrimack assistant trainer Josh Ciocco, a memorial reception will likely be hung on Tuesday (Oct. 18) at Salvatore’s eating place in Lawrence, Mass. from 3-6 p.m. The Ciocco circle of relatives will likely be provide and it’s open to the general public. That night time, Merrimack will play UNH at Lawler Arena and Ciocco will likely be commemorated sooner than the sport. Ciocco coached for 4 years at Merrimack and was once additionally a former UNH captain.

ECAC: Much was once made concerning the gamers RPI misplaced in the switch portal, particularly when there was once some thriller surrounding Dave Smith’s new contract (which he won past due this summer time). It’s just right to peer the Engineers get started off smartly with a few wins to open the 12 months over Mercyhurst. Jakob Lee (6 issues) had a monster weekend and goaltender Jack Watson seemed cast in each begins. Lee scored so much in the AJHL as a junior participant, so he is value looking at as he enters his junior season.

NCHC: Kaiden Mbereko got here as marketed for Colorado College, preventing 19 of the 20 pictures he confronted ultimate Saturday in opposition to Alaska-Anchorage. That mentioned, it does not seem like Matt Vernon is able to surrender the crease simply but. The senior made 36 saves in the season opener in opposition to Anchorage on Friday. I notice Anchorage is a startup program, but when the ones two goaltenders push every different and play smartly, CC has sufficient rising sophomores and juniors that they can be a sleeper in the NCHC this season.

CCHA: Northern Michigan’s AJ Vanderbeck has been a constant scorer since his sophomore 12 months at Northern Michigan. He already has 4 objectives (and 6 issues) this 12 months and has 26 pictures on purpose, which leads the country by means of about 50 p.c. Last season he averaged 4.47 pictures according to recreation, and if he continues at this tempo this season, he’s going to end with 234 pictures on purpose in 36 video games. The maximum pictures on purpose all-time was once T.J. Trevelyan, who had 244 pictures in 40 video games for St. Lawrence in 2005-06. BC’s Nathan Gerbe had 243 pictures in 2007-08.

National Leaders

Scoring
Name, Yr G A Pts. Shots +/-
Jakob Lee, F, Jr 2 4 6 5 3
Travis Treloar, F, Jr 2 4 6 14 1
Andre Ghantous, F, Jr 1 5 6 6 1
AJ Vanderbeck, F, Jr 4 2 6 26 4
Ture Linden, F, Sr 1 4 5 5 6
Kevin Wall, F, Sr 2 3 5 8 6
Hunter McKown, F, Jr 3 2 5 8 0
Ryan Kirwan, F, So 3 2 5 13 6
Dylan Anhorn, D, Sr 1 4 5 4 1
Aidan McDonough, F, Sr 3 2 5 15 4

Last Week’s Top Performers

Scoring
Name, Yr G A Pts. Shots +/-
Ryan Kirwan, F, So 3 2 5 13 6
Aidan McDonough, F, Sr 3 2 5 9 4
Jakob Lee, F, Jr 2 4 6 5 3
Kevin Wall, F, Sr 2 3 5 8 6
Hunter McKown, F, Jr 3 2 5 8 0

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