Amateur stuff: Sunday notes

As college seasons begin to finish, ATO season begins. The Isles don’t have any college-senior draft picks, but they haven’t been shy the past few years about bringing in others. The draft picks in juniors are all in the playoffs except, at the moment, for Ryan Pulock. Brandon’s in a three-team dogfight for two spots with a week to play.

A bummer for RPI, knocked out in the first round at home by Dartmouth, ending the junior year of Stamford’s Ryan Haggerty and former Notre Dame-West Haven defenseman Luke Curadi. The other results mean that Yale and Quinnipiac meet in the ECAC quarters. (They’ve reached a point where they lend each other Zambonis, so I’m sure it’ll be a cheery, friendly affair.)

The NCAA’s women’s field is out. Next week’s winners play the Frozen Four at Quinnipiac, March 21/23. (The hosts didn’t miss by much.)

Worcester lost Yanni Gourde to Tampa Bay and Syracuse; his PTO was up, and he got an NHL deal for next season.

And RIP, William Clay Ford and Emerson Stajan.

Michael Fornabaio