Monthly Archives: April 2012

Capitals eliminate Bruins

Miami’s own John Walton with the call of Joel Ward’s overtime winner in game seven that sent the Washington Capitals past the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. What a shame. Boston sucks.


Oh, and I know I need to give a little love to Miami’s “other” radio play-by-play man, Chris Kerber, who has been with the St. Louis Blues for 11 years. Chris, no offense intended, I just happened to grow up with John. I’ll grab some of your calls during the second round where Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman, and former Miami standout, Alec Martinez provides the opposition.

Go Caps, Blues and Kings!


Miami’s incoming class completed

With the announcement that Dubuque (USHL) forward Kevin Morris (8-11-19 with the Fighting Saints) had joined the fold, head coach Enrico Blasi completed his recruiting class for the 2012-13 season, the last year the RedHawks will play in the CCHA.

Here’s Miami’s complete list of incoming players.

Riley Barber (F) – 5’11″/180, 24 games, 5-6-11 (USNTDP)

Alex Gacek (F) – 5’8″/175, 55 games, 13-19-32 (Youngstown, USHL)

Sean Kuraly (F) – 6’2″/192, 53 games, 31-38-69 (Indiana, USHL)

Kevin Morris (F) – 6’4″/180, 42 games, 8-11-19 (Dubuque USHL)

Matthew Caito (D) – 5’11″/180, 57 games, 7-19-26 (Dubuque, USHL)

Chris Joyaux (D) – 6’/190, 54 games, 5-15-20 (Chicago, USHL)

Ryan McKay (G) – 6’/196, 34 games, 2.20/.919 (Green Bay, USHL)

Jay Williams (G) – 6’1″/170, 31 games, 3.05/.894 (Waterloo and Sioux Falls, USHL)

* Marc Hagel (Princeton transfer- F) – 5’11″/190, 32 games, 7-11-18 (Princeton, ECAC)

* Hagel has one year of eligibility remaining (redshirt year) and is transferring and enrolling as a graduate student at Miami. Because he will will earn his undergraduate degree from Princeton this spring, he is eligible to transfer and play for the RedHawks immediately.

Noticeably missing from the list of confirmed players is talented USNTDP forward Ryan Hartman (24 games, 7-9-16) who was widely expected to join the RedHawks for the start of the new year. The absence of his name on the confirmed list made the signing of Morris and addition of Princeton transfer Marc Hagel even more important as Miami lost several forwards including Reilly Smith, Alden Hirschfeld, Matt Tomassoni, Pat Tiesling and Trent Vogelhuber from last year’s NCAA tournament team.

EDIT: Patrick Sieloff removed.

Future Miamians Sieloff, Barber, Hartman named to Team USA U-18

Today, USA Hockey announced the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Under-18 Championship from April 12-22, in Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic.

Among those selected for the squad include three future RedHawks in defenseman Patrick Sieloff (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and forwards Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Ill.) and Riley Barber (Livonia, Mich.).

Team USA is seeking its fourth consecutive gold medal in the event and features the country’s best young hockey talent.

Congratulations to Patrick, Ryan and Riley on a tremendous honor!