Monthly Archives: February 2012

Post Paul Kelly – Where does College Hockey Go From Here?

The college hockey world was abuzz the past few weeks as its de facto spokesperson and CHI executive director, Paul Kelly ‘resigned’ from his duties…wink, wink. Kelly, who was the figurehead of the sport, created CHI from scratch in 2009 … Continue reading

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Forum Frenzy : Forum Futures – USHL Recruits, Cape Cod Classic; Where Are They Now – Jimmy Hayes?

Forum Futures I relocated to Chicago in 2000 after college at UMass and although Chicago is an incredible sports town, college hockey is virtually non-existant. Despite this void, Chicago lies smack dab in the middle of USHL country and according … Continue reading

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Pot Post Game Wrap Up – Weekend Surprises, Playoff Picture in HE

As we wind down the regular season schedule, only two weekends of play remain, parity continues to be the resounding theme. Although the league is clearly divided into a top and bottom class, there will be battles for virtually every … Continue reading

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BF Benchmark Tuesday – National Polls; HE Accolades and Awards

Every Dog has It’s Day (Or Bulldog that is) The #1 slot in both the USCHO and USA Today poll still belongs to the Ferris State Bulldogs for the 2nd consecutive week. After a weekend sweep of Jerry York’s former … Continue reading

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‘Pot Puck Drop – Previewin the Weekend Feb17th-19th

The ‘Pot Puck Drop: Weekend Preview February 17th-19th There is a lot of important Hockey East action on tap this weekend. The featured acts are no doubt the home and homes involving BU/Lowell and Merrimack/BC which both kick off tonight. … Continue reading

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Forum Futures – HE Recruit Watch…Maine and BU will be strong for years to come

I am excited to take in my first USHL game on Saturday night when the Muskegon Lumberjacks head to Chicago (actually Bensenville) to take on the Chicago Steel. Although both teams are battling it out for last place in the … Continue reading

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‘Pot Post Game Wrap Up – The 60th Annual Beanpot Final

Much has been written about the lack of parity in the Beanpot Tournament and I myself have been a critic as of late. In deference to the electrifying atmosphere and deserved champions of last night’s 60th annual mid February spectacle, … Continue reading

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What is the Greatest Single Game Achievement in Beanpot Tournament History?

In honor of tomorrow’s grudge match in the 60th Beanpot between green line rivals BC and BU, the BF wants to get your thoughts on the greatest single game performance in the history of the legendary Boston college hockey tournament. … Continue reading

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Some Unfamiliar Faces in the Spotlight – a Budding Rivalry?

 I tweeted earlier this week about how “sad” it was that the games highlighting the weekend schedule this weekend featured non- traditional powers, Merrimack and Lowell. Although this will be by no means a ratings bonanza for HE, It is … Continue reading

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The Beanpot – a Victim of Bad Timing or a Fading Tradition?

I, like most New Englanders, slid into an apoplectic, depressed state after the Giants dethroned the Patriots in a sequel that even your worst nightmare couldn’t compare to. The non New York and Boston markets viewed the game as somewhat … Continue reading

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