Longtime assistant college hockey coach John Micheletto Monday was named head coach at the University of Massachusetts, succeeding Don “Toot” Cahoon.
Micheletto joins the Minutemen after spending the last nine years at the University of Vermont, the last six as associate head coach. He previously served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and Union College.
“I am humbled to be the 13th head coach at the University of Massachusetts,’’ said Micheletto, a Chicago native who graduated from Milton Academy in 1984. “When I first started coaching in 1991, I never fathomed that my first head coaching job would come at such a highly regarded hockey program as UMass.”
Another in a long line of M/A hockey success stories. The article doesn’t say it, but Micheletto played his college hockey at Dartmouth. It is great that Coach Micheletto was able to land a D1 coaching gig, but it is probably going to be hard to attract the best players in the ISL or Founders League to UMass when the Ivies, NESCAC schools, UVM and BC are available to preps.
Yes, BU. I see you out there. Let me know when you finally beat Boston College.
As the L.A. Kings won their first Stanley Cup ever, all eyes were on CT native and Avon Old Farms grad Jonathan Quick. The Kings netminder helped Los Angeles to beat the N.J. Devils in six games and took home the NHL’s Conn Smythe trophy as the playoffs MVP.
Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy by allowing just 29 goals in the Kings’ 20 playoff games. In the finals, Quick allowed just seven goals in six games. Sounds like the Boston Bruins goalie from last year’s run to the Cup.
It was a good year for NE preps in the NHL playoffs. Anyone who can name a full line of NE prep hockey players will win a Twines & Vines prize pack. That means three forwards, two defensemen and a goalie. If you miss the goalie, you don’t deserve to win.
Photo by Jennifer Heshion of Sippican Week
From Sippican Week
MARION — Travis Roy still has a soft spot for his alma mater, Tabor Academy.
A former Seawolf, Roy was the man of the hour February 4 for the 16th annual Travis Roy Cup hockey matchup between Tabor and the St. Sebastian Arrows, held inside the Travis Roy Arena.
Coming back to Tabor, though, can be bittersweet, Roy said.
“When I was here I was able-body and had the whole world ahead of me,” he said. “I can still remember that.”
In May 1995 Roy graduated from Tabor and headed to Boston University on a hockey scholarship. Just five months later, Roy slid headfirst into the boards during a matchup against the University of North Dakota, cracking his fourth and fifth vertebra.
Since his accident, Roy has spent the last 16 years traveling across New England as a motivational speaker and generating donations for the “Travis Roy Foundation.” Roy created the foundation in 1997, which has since generated over $2.5 million for spinal cord injury research.
Roy said the Travis Roy Cup rivalry between Tabor and St. Sebastian’s School in Needham began with the coaches and athletic directors. The coaches from both schools thought an annual game would make for both a great hockey game and fundraiser he said.
Travis Roy is a great speaker, and I have been lucky to have the chance to hear him speak at my school. If you can, please visit his foundation HERE and help to support his cause. Thanks!
…Brian Boyle of St. Sebastian’s of the Independent School League. Boyle graduated from St. Seb’s and went on to play for coach Jerry York at Boston College. While at BC, Boyle helped the Eagles to defeat rivals BU for the Beanpot Championship in 2004. Boyle was not a part of a national championship team while at BC, losing to Wisconsin in the finals in 2006.
Boyle stands 6′ 7″ and now plays in the NHL for the NY Rangers. Check him out on the HBO series 24/7 every Wednesday night. The show features the Rangers and the Flyers, who will be facing off on New Years Day in the annual Winter Classic.
September 26, 2011|By Kathy Boccella, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer
A topic recently in teacher Chic Kelly’s Malvern Prep theology class was prayer, or specifically: What can we ask of God?
“If you pray for God to heal you,” one student offered, “ask for a 100 percent cure.
Kelly, with striking blue eyes, sandy hair, and a movie-star-chic stubble that he forgot to shave that morning, knocked that idea down.
“Lots of people get sick and lots of people pray and they don’t get better,” he said. “What are we praying for?”
The answer, Kelly said, is “acceptance, because when we pray for healing, inevitably the answer we receive is mostly ‘no.’ ”
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What a great story. If you think that you are struggling, think of Chic Kelly make the best out of what you are dealing with.
I hope that the NCAA treats him fairly.