ECAC Hockey team preview: Dartmouth (with video)
In the fifth installment of my look at the other ECAC Hockey teams, here is my preview of Dartmouth.
Coach: Bob Gaudet (16th season at Dartmouth, 234-226-59; 25th overall, 327-368-90).
2012-13 record: 15-14-5 (9-9-4 ECACH).
Key returning players: Senior forward Eric Robinson (11-9-20), junior forward Tyler Sikura (12-20-32), senior goalie Cab Morris (8-7-3, 2.14 GAA) and sophomore goalie Charles Grant (7-7-2, 2.77 GAA).
New players: Forwards Troy Crema, Grant Opperman and Kyle Nickerson; defensemen Josh Hartley and Brandon Kirk.
Outlook: The Big Green opened last season 5-0-1, including 4-0 in ECACH play. But then they became and up-down-team after that, never finding any consistency. The team will get junior forward Brandon McNally (6-5-11), who only played in 16 games last season because of injury. If the Big Green find consistency, they could be a dangerous team.
Predicted finish: Coaches: seventh. Media: tied for fifth. Me: fourth.
To see a video interview with Gaudet, click here.