- Aug 26, 2011
The UConn hockey team has is through five years of Hockey East play and having to get creative to bring in players who will take the program to the next level.
>>“We take a lot of criticism because we recruit so many foreign kids,” Cavanaugh said. “It's not by design. The thing is, my friends in Boston will say ‘I've got a great kid at [a New England prep school].’ I say, ‘Why doesn't B.C. want him?’ They say, ‘Well, he's not B.C. good.’ If he's not B.C. good, how is he going to help me beat B.C.? Why do I want him? I'm being paid to beat Boston College and Boston University. I’ve got to find players who are as good as the guys they're getting.”<<
>>Let’s settle for this, for now. UConn needs to be better next season and even better again in 2021-22. Win a playoff series. Get to the Hockey East semifinals in Boston.
“I agree,” Cavanaugh said. “There is a step to be taken and we have to take that step next year. … We’re all impatient, but I know where the program is. I know how hard it is to win and college hockey and I know how quickly it can change.”<<