Take a listen, as Ryan and Craig talk about Northeastern’s exciting win in the Shillelagh Tournament and look to the Huskies’ game against Providence tomorrow as an important test.
Want to know what’s on WRBB Sports this week? We’ve got you covered right here.
Thursday, October 18
8:00 p.m. – Hockey East This Week
Friday, October 19
3:00 p.m. – Dog Pound Sports Sound
Saturday, October 20
6:45 p.m. – Huskies Pre-Game
7:00 p.m. - Northeastern Hockey: Huskies vs. Boston College
with Ben Horner and Craig White
from Conte Forum
Due to space restrictions at Conte Forum, WRBB will not be able to provide coverage of Northeastern vs. Boston College this Saturday. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to bringing you live action against UNH next week.
The TD Garden was the place to be this morning, as Hockey East Media Day marked the unofficial start of the college hockey season for many. As expected, defending NCAA Champions Boston College topped the Coaches Poll (results below), receiving nine of ten first place votes. Northeastern was selected to finish sixth, tied with Providence.
2012-2013 Hockey East Men’s Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Boston College (9) 90
2. Umass-Lowell 74
3. Boston University 73
4. New Hampshire (1) 63
5. Maine 56
6. Northeastern 44
6. Providence 44
8. Merrimack 38
9. Massachusetts 35
10. Vermont 23
We’ll have a full breakdown of media day on the season premiere of Hockey East this Week on Thursday from 8-9. In the meantime, we’ve assembled some of our better audio below.
Northeastern Head Coach Jim Madigan gives his general thoughts about the team.
Vinny Saponari talks about wiping the slate clean in 2012-13, as well as giving his thoughts on being named Captain .
Nate Leaman gives his thoughts on managing expectations and taking the process “one step at a time.”
Dick Umile discusses the offseason coaching carousel’s indirect effect on UNH, the Wildcat’s goaltending duel and a return to the NCAA tournament.
Tim Whitehead says it is more likely to be offense by committee in Maine this year.
This week, we wrap up the season as we break down the NCAA bracket through the regional round, as well as preview the Frozen Four. Plus, we look at UConn’s potential entry into Hockey East, explain how Northeastern lost Jon Gillies, and look back on five years of Hockey East This Week on the air.
This week, we gush over Boston College’s second half run, lament the fact that Johnny Gaudreau has been experiencing so much success, yell about Lowell’s chances to go far in the NCAAs, and make our bracket picks for this year’s tournament.