The UMass hockey workforce introduced at this time that former Minuteman James Marcou has been added to Greg Carvel’s workers as a volunteer assistant coach. Marcou was a star participant for UMass from 2007-2010. Throughout his time in Amherst he was a 2nd Group All-American, All-Hockey East choice, and a Hobey Baker nominee. Regardless of solely enjoying three years Marcou is fourth all-time in scoring in this system’s historical past with 130 factors in 111 video games. His 96 profession assists is greater than some other participant who suited up for this system.
It is a house run (what’s the hockey equal, a breakaway purpose?) transfer by Carvel. Marcou is seen as an up-and-comer within the teaching ranks. Since a critical neck damage derailed his professional goals in 2011 he has turn out to be a instructor of the sport. Most lately he was an assistant coach for Milton Academy the place he earned excessive reward. Being listed as a beneficiant 5’8” Marcou couldn’t depend on talent alone when he performed, although he was extraordinarily gifted. However he actually was capable of maximize that expertise resulting from his intelligence and imaginative and prescient on the ice. It’s not a shock that he’s been capable of repurpose that information into teaching. UMass was not the one DI program that was pursuing Marcou for a place this offseason. However his first alternative was to return to his alma mater.
This transfer will likely be a preferred one with followers who keep in mind Marcou as a dynamic participant who introduced the capability Mullins crowds to their toes usually throughout his profession. Actually, this system has not been the identical since he turned professional after the 2010-11 season, together with Casey Wellman and Matt Irwin. There’s an excellent probability he would’ve been a Hobey Baker finalist if he had returned for his closing yr. Now followers will be capable of see him kick off his faculty teaching profession. Although Marcou left after his junior yr, he did full his diploma from the Isenberg Faculty of Administration.
Lastly, this rent goes a good distance to assist rebuild the connection with the participant alumni which had suffered below the earlier teaching administration. Carvel’s rent was actually seen as an opportunity to begin over when it got here to participant alumni engagement and within the quick time he’s been within the place he seems to have made it a precedence of his. This may assist additional that trigger.
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The NHL Draft is that this weekend. There’s just one UMass connection that appears more likely to hear his identify known as and that’s goaltending recruit Matt Murray. NHL Central Scouting ranks Murray because the twenty fifth greatest North American goaltender which interprets to a few sixth or seventh spherical draft decide.
I nonetheless suppose there’s an opportunity defenseman Callum Fryer will get chosen this weekend. He was on Central Scouting’s record at the start of the season however dropped off of their more moderen rankings. I truthfully don’t know why as he put in a really stable rookie season in opposition to Hockey East competitors. He’s already on the NHL’s radar since he attended Maple Leafs improvement camp up to now so he could in the end turn out to be a draft decide.
Posted by rocks22 on June 23, 2016