Thank you kind sir. Unfortunately, there was no magic tonight. Hopefully things start to turn in our favor tomorrow night.
For those of you who just come straight to the forum, here is our hockey season preview.
tough road to hoe (RIP PSUHoops.com)
Nice work. Where is UncleLar hanging out? We need his commentary here.
Phase 1 of the hockey schedule was just released.
Not at all surprised by this development.
They will be. Unless they are on ESPN, NBCsn (Notre Dame's home games) or other national option.
I figured with no fans, or very limited fans (maybe family??), there would be some oddball days and start times.
Here is a Green Bay Gamblers preview that mentions PSU commit Ryan Kirwan.
Ryan Kirwan, who last season was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team after scoring 25 goals for the Madison Capitols, will also be looked upon to make a significant impact.
Jarod Crespo (PSU commit) also plays for the Gamblers, got a casual mention.
Players on the roster who have seen limited action in the USHL include forwards Matt DeBoer, Jackson Kunz, defensemen Dylan Abbott, Jarod Crespo, Tyler DesRochers and Jake Ratzlaff.
Okay, so it limits the candidates to coaches we, as fans, probably don't want to consider.
Article on a future Nittany Lion.
“Their coaches are great guys, and I like the way they run their offense,” said Gallucci, of Penn State. He likely won’t make his NCAA debut until 2022-23 at the earliest. “I like the way they play the game. They are a new up-and-coming team that will be really good, and they’ve already proven to be pretty good these last couple of years.”
Disclaimer: With hockey recruiting, it's always a challenge to determine who is and who isn't really committed. The services are limited in what they know and track. I know at least one kid who is listed as a PSU commit on multiple sites that hasn't been committed to PSU for months (and I'm not talking about the kid who just went to the OHL either). That said, it's always nice to see Penn State connected to players in these preview articles. Especially since these articles only list a few players who are expected to be key to the team's success.
Without further ado, here are a couple of articles:
Schade also returns to the Stars after appearing in five games with the team last season. The Penn State University commit tallied a pair of goals (2-1-3) in his short USHL stint after collecting 50 points (23-27-50) in 50 games as an alternate captain for Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (16U AAA) during the 2019-20 season and helping lead his team to a USA Hockey Tier I U16 Championship the season prior.
Gleb Veremyev also plays for Lincoln. He made the NHL central scouting preliminary players to watch list. It will be interesting to watch his development.
Schoen, a Penn State University commit, returns to the team after putting up 20 points (6-14-20) in 29 games and a combined 48 points (12-36-48) in 84 games over the last two seasons. The Maumee, Ohio native represented the United States at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup last season and had three points (1-2-3) in four games.
Ben was on last year's central scouting report but wasn't drafted. As it says in the article, he had 20 points in 29 games, but half of them were in the last 9 games. He was only 17 last year, so it was good to see him get better as the season progressed.
That limits the pool of candidates to those currently unemployed.
NHL Central Scouting has released its preliminary players to watch list for the 2021 draft. The list includes three players currently committed to Penn State.
Dylan Gratton (2021) -- younger brother of current Nittany Lion Tyler Gratton
Owen McLaughlin (2022)
Gleb Veremyev (2022)
Also on the list is one who got away -- Colby Saganiuk -- who chose to join the OHL Erie Otters instead of coming to Penn State.
We lost Hults and Barratt to the NHL. Add in Myllari, Smirnov, Sucese, Pavlychev, Folkes, Jones and Biro -- that's a LOT of production, experience and PSU records that will be missing from the lineup this year.
Guys like Limoges, DeNaples, Tlvitie, Sternshein, and the freshmen from last year (Snell, Wall, McMenamin, Gratton and MacEachern) will have to improve and provide leadership. This year's freshman class has a lot of talent, but only one draft pick in the group (Chase McLane).
I've been trying to make sure I understand the culture here before jumping head first. Seems like some good rules to be followed. If any of us PSH Expats haven't checked them out, the link is just above the "add new comment" box. Or click this link.
This is important to follow in my opinion.
AVOID POLITICS, RELIGION & HOT-BUTTON SOCIAL ISSUES
THE SCANDAL: THIS ISN'T THE PLACE
DON'T BE A JERK
PSH had a lot of off topic conversations. Some definitely hit on some of the above areas not allowed here. Although Tim did a pretty good job of keeping the Sandusky stuff to one thread. Most OT threads were about music, the sixers, movies, .... Are these non incendiary topics also frowned upon here? I didn't see any mention in the rules. But thought I should ask before I get my hand slapped.
EDIT: The more I nose around, the more I answer my own questions. I see there is an "Anything Else" forum here for off topic conversations. That's a pretty cool idea.