Author Archives: Kyle Gaudette

The NBA playoffs: The race for second

The NBA playoffs: The race for second

The NBA playoffs tip-off Saturday at 12:30pm with the Raptors and Pacers. (Courtesy Photo) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor Way back before this NBA season tipped-off, our sports editor turned campus life editor Shane Foley did a preview of the season in which he predicted the Warriors to become back-to-back champions. While Foley’s seeding order may

NCAA basketball: Don’t mistake maturity for lack of talent

Stars Buddy Hield and Georges Niang led their teams to deep tournament runs as seniors this season. (Charlie Neibergall/AP) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor It’s wise to be a fan of something before you decide to critique it. That’s just part of being a good critic. When Kentucky steamrolled its way to a 38-0 record and

Amazin’ Bazin: Lowell legend leading hockey team to new heights

A vocal teammate during his playing days, Coach Bazin knows what to say to get his teams fired up. (George DeLuca/Connector) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor The rugged walls of UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center now protect a new dynasty built off a tough brand of hockey on the ice, and that dynasty is led by a

Smith a star for surging River Hawks

C.J. Smith traveled a long way to play at Lowell, but that hasn’t stopped him from being dynamic on the ice (George DeLuca/Connector) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor C.J. Smith knew growing up in the basketball- and baseball-driven state of Iowa that he would spend more time traveling to his hockey games than actually playing them.

Scalding Northeastern wins Hockey East Championship over UMass Lowell

UMass Lowell forward C.J. Smith looks to make a move offensively past a couple Northeastern defenders. (George DeLuca/Connector) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor Playing a triple-overtime game the night before certainly did not help their legs, but that was not to be used as an excuse. The River Hawks simply ran into a buzz saw Northeastern

Boyle shines in triple-overtime victory for UMass Lowell

River Hawk teammates celebrate A.J. White’s game-winning goal in a 3OT victory over No. 3 Providence College in the Hockey East semifinals. (George DeLuca/Connector) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor Both Providence and UMass Lowell refused to quit as a coveted spot in the Hockey East championship game loomed as a sparkling prize, and a couple of

Boyle breaks record, River Hawks move on to semis

Teammates watch as Michael Lauria fires a shot on goal as UMass Lowell takes down Boston University in a series sweep. (George DeLuca/Connector) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor Boston University was ranked eighth in the nation, but on Saturday night, they got absolutely spanked by UMass Lowell. Senior goalie Kevin Boyle broke the UMass Lowell single

Grumpy greats just don’t get it

Curry has heard what some legends have said about him, and he flat out does not care (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Press) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor There is absolutely nothing more annoying than ignorance. Raise your hand if you have ever been told by a parent, grandparent or just an older relative in generally

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