Sept. 25, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. -
Women’s Hockey East Association held their annual season-opening teleconference call Thursday, September 20. The event took place leading up to Hockey East Media Day Tuesday, September 25 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
Providence College women’s ice hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney was joined by the other seven head coaches from the Hockey East on the WHEA teleconference. Deraney, along with each coach, spoke about his team for the upcoming 2012-13 season, the preseason poll and the new rules for the league this year.
From the start, Deraney was asked to speak about the team and what he expected the start of the season to look like. He touched on how young the Friar squad will be this season, with 14 freshmen and sophomores, but followed with his anticipation for the young group and what they will contribute.
“We are one of the youngest teams in the league but I think that also gives us a lot of excitement as well because we’ve got what we feel is a very close group with a lot to work with,” Deraney said.
Later in the interview Deraney elaborated on the youth of the team and what he expected this season.
“You know I think that we recruit players that come in and play so we expect our recruiting class, our freshmen class, to come in and all make contributions,” Deraney added.
The 2012-13 pre-season coaches poll was released just prior to the teleconference, ranking Providence to finish fourth this year. Boston College and Boston University came in first and second, respectively. The Friars hold their position in the ranking from a year ago when they were fourth in the 2011-12 pre-season coaches poll. Deraney, along with many of the coaches, felt the teams throughout the league have grown over the last decade.
“Deservedly so BC is ranked first and BU is ranked second, both having tremendous teams but I will tell you something, teams three through eight any given day can take points from anyone else in the league and I think that’s what makes it so exciting,” Deraney said.
To hear more about what Coach Deraney and the other Hockey East coaches had to say about their teams and the league, click on the link below for full PDFs and audio.
After holding its annual teleconference for the Hockey East women’s coaches, the Hockey East Association prepared for the annual Hockey East Media Day where Coach Deraney and men’s ice hockey Head Coach Nate Leaman made an appearance to represent their programs. The Providence College men’s and women’s hockey staff made the trip up to Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, September 25. The event took place at the TD Garden. Both the men’s and women’s television schedule were announced and Cox Sports will carry Providence’s home game against Boston College Saturday, January 26.
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