- Aug 26, 2011
No surprise. NESN's definition of "New England" belies geography.
They seemed to be coming late last year, though I never thought winning a series on the road at Maine was anything but a long shot. I think a lot rides on how the freshmen fit and losing Iskhakov was a big loss. Freeman was one of those indispensable guys who did What needed to be done. We will see who replaces him. And of course this year is going to be unpredictable in lots of other ways. Health obviously. The schedule. Are you scheduled to play UMass and on Wednesday you find out you’ll play UNH and Merrimack? How does that affect the play? can We give the goalie a break now and then? I thought he looked tired a few times last year.This is from Connelly's article - is this outlook for the team accurate?
This year’s UConn squad is the most talented in head coach Mike Cavanaugh’s tenure to this point and should contend for the Hockey East regular season title. Though the Huskies lost key contributors in Ben Freeman, Ruslan Iskhakov, and Wyatt Newpower, they added a strong freshman class and are counting on a young core to continue developing.