After Covid interfered with regular scheduling and attendance of hockey video games, final season noticed the return of a packed Canine Home and Northeastern Males’s Hockey went on to have one of the crucial profitable seasons of their historical past. The group received the 2022 Hockey East Common Season Championship and reappeared to the NCAA event, such accolades beckoning anticipation of one other profitable season.
The items are in place for the Huskies to construct off final 12 months’s fortune and be much more profitable this season. The Huskies’ roster accommodates the best mixture of dimension and velocity, maturity and youth, and prowess and keenness, with skilled hockey on the horizon for a number of of the younger males. There are 11 gamers making their debut on Huntington Ave., together with three chosen within the NHL draft final summer season. Heart Cam Lund was a second decide by the San Jose Sharks and defensemen Jackson Dorrington and Hunter McDonald had been drafted by the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively. “We’ve excessive expectations for ourselves and no one else. We anticipate to be enjoying for a championship on the finish of the 12 months,” mentioned McDonald.
The 2022/2023 season kicked off Oct. 1 on the historic Matthews Area with a 3-2 win in additional time in opposition to Lengthy Island. Freshman Vinny Borgesi had a memorable debut by scoring the additional time winner of the 3-2 dwelling opening victory.
With the season nonetheless in its infancy, it’s an ideal time to attempt to predict who this 12 months’s high performers might be.In keeping with Hockey East, Northeastern was ranked first because the season favourite by Hockey East 2022-23 Males’s Preseason Coaches’ Ballot. It’s a tenacious group led by glorious gamers and coaches, together with returners Aidan McDonough and Devon Levi, who had been named to the Hockey East First Crew All-Star final season. Hockey East’s Coach of the 12 months, Jerry Keefe, has returned along with assistant coach Jason Guerriero making his first look.
“Myself together with the whole group have excessive expectations for the group this 12 months,” mentioned senior Captain Aidan McDonough, a ahead drafted to the Vancouver Canucks in 2019. “We’ve gone via some ups and downs up to now early within the season and really feel like the very best is but to return. We anticipate to win championships and this 12 months is not any completely different.”