Friday, December 09, 2016

Game Day: Terriers visit Vermont; Keller rejoins line-up



#5 BU is in Burlington for its final Hockey East games of first semester, taking on #12 Vermont. Game time for Friday’s and Saturday’s contests is 7 pm with a free live stream available (link below).

The Catamounts are on a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) and in their most recent contests won the Friendship Four tournament in Belfast with wins over Quinnipiac and UMass. Like BU, Vermont is getting strong contributions at both ends of the ice from freshmen. Goalie Stefanos Lekkas sports a .940 save percentage and a 1.72 GAA. Top scorer is fellow rookie Ross Colton with 12 points (6G, 6A). Sophomore Craig Puffer and senior Mario Puskarich each have 10 points.

BU is 4-1-1 in its last half dozen games and took three of four points from Providence last weekend, largely due to freshman Jake Oettinger, who stopped 68 of 71 shots in those two games, earning Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors. Freshman Patrick Harper leads BU with 17 points while three sophomores, Jordan Greenway, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Charlie McAvoy have 13, 13 and 12 respectively. (BU stats).

Last weekend junior Nikolas Olsson returned to the line-up following an injury and scored the game winner on Friday and tied the game Saturday. It remains to be seen whether or not freshman Clayton Keller has recovered sufficiently to rejoin the line-up. He had his first practice with contact earlier this week. 

UPDATE: Tonight's Terrier line-up.

Harper -JFK-Carpenter

Greenway-Keller-Bellows
Olsson-Curry-Roberto
Andrén-Cloonan-Chabot
Hickey-McAvoy
Krys-Fabbro
Somerby-MacLeod
Oettinger
 

● Boston Hockey Blog Live In-Game Blog
● Daily Free Press preview
● UVM game notes
● Burlington Free Press preview

►Oettinger—one of eight Terriers invited to evaluation camps for the upcoming World Junior Championships (7 U.S., 1 Canada) talks about the WJCs and the Terriers’ season in the latest entry of his nhl.com 2017 Draft Diary

McAvoy, another of the Terriers headed to the WJC camp, is featured in a Sport Illustrated article on Long Island's emergence as a burgeoning hockey hotbed.


Looking ahead

2017 recruit Logan Cockerill’s 10th goal of the season was the only tally in the NTDP U18s’ 1-0 win over Cedar Rapids. Cockerill, who is tied with fellow recruit Brady Tkachuk for second in goals scored for the U18s, has found the net six times in his last seven games.
● USA Hockey recap

Women's Team
Terriers close out first semester with a two game series against #2 Minnesota at Walter Brown Arena. Game time tonight is 7 pm ET. Tomorrow’s contest begins at 3 pm.

The Gophers’ Kelly Panek leads the NCAA in both points (34) and assists (26). Senior Dani Cameranesi is D1’s top goal scorer with 18. BU grad student Mary Parker is third nationally in goals with 16. She and junior Victoria Bach led BU in points with 25.

● GoTerriers.com preview; Game Notes, Live Stats, Terrier TV (free), BU GameDay
● Daily Free Press preview

Friday's is the team's Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, with a pre-game dinner to thank all faculty and staff for their support of the program. Faculty, staff and their guests will also receive free admission to the game. To request tickets, please visit GoTerriers.com/thankyou. Registration will close at noon on Friday.

The Raising Cane's "Cane's Challenge" will also make its way to Walter Brown Arena on Friday. If attendance reaches 500 or more, all fans will receive a free Cane's Combo with a purchase of one combo.

In addition, there will be an ugly sweater contest on Friday with first ($150), second ($50) and third ($25) place prizes awarded to the fans with the ugliest sweaters (fan vote).

Thursday, December 08, 2016

IBUH #9: Quinn, Olsson; Holiday skate on Sunday



Episode 9 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, junior forward and assistant captain Nikolas Olsson and veteran Burlington Free Press sports writer Ted Ryan, who has covered UVM hockey for 45 years.

Olsson returned to the line-up last weekend from an upper body injury and scored the game-winner in Friday’s 2-1 victory over Providence and then tallied the tying goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with the Friars. Prior to those goals, his last score for BU had come in the 2015 Hockey East title game when he scored the game-winner in a 5-3 win against Lowell (video).

#5 Terriers are on the road for a weekend series at #12 Vermont. Both games will be available on UVM’s free live stream.

A pair of one-time BU commits who later became Catamounts, Jarrid Privitera and Ori Abramson, are out of the line-up with injuries this weekend.

Daily Free Press: Curry emerges as hidden gem

Daily Free Press: The State of the Terriers

Vermont Hockey Blog weekend preview 

Injury update







New York Hockey Journal’s Tim Rapleye looks at the expected roles of New Yorkers Charlie McAvoy and Jordan Greenway in the upcoming World Junior Championships.

Please join the Friends of BU Hockey Holiday Skate with the Terriers on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Agganis Arena. This is a complimentary event with food and beverages provided. Please enter Agganis Arena through the Feld Public Skating entrance on Agganis Way.  RSVP
  • Skates are available for FREE (some sizes may be limited) or bring your own 
  • 100 people maximum per session – First come, first served.
  • Skate monitors and an EMT will be on site 
  • Complimentary parking is available in the Agganis Arena garage – Take the Northwest stairs or elevator from the parking garage to the Feld Public Skating lobby
Looking ahead
2017 recruit Cameron Crotty was selected for the final roster for the Canada East entry in the World Junior A Challenge.  Canada East begins play with an exhibition game against the Czech Republic on Sunday, Dec. 11.

SportsNet.ca’s December draft rankings list 2017 recruit Shane Bowers at #19 and current freshman Jake Oettinger at #31 and the top-rated goalie.

Looking back
Matt O’Connor turned aside 21 shots in Binghamton’s 3-2 win over Albany

Charlie Coyle picked up his ninth assist on the game-winning goal in Minnesota’s 3-2 win against Toronto.
NHL.com recap and video

Cason Hohmann was acquired by the AHL Charlotte Checkers from ECHL Orlando. The former Terrier assistant captain—and a 92 point (career) scorer for BU—had nine points in 12 games for the Solar Bears.

The Boston Herald reports that former Terrier Jason Lawrence, who last season led the Everett High boys team to its first Greater Boston League championship since 1970, now will be the girls coach at Wakefield. Lawrence scored 25 goals and 14 assists for BU’s 2009 national championship team.

Women’s Team
Terriers will host #2 Minnesota for a pair of games this weekend.

Daily Free Press: Women look to finish strong
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