Sunday, July 07, 2019


In an interview with, legendary Terrier coach Jack Parker offers insights on one-and-done high-end recruits and the changing reality of college hockey.

With the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Miracle on Ice on the horizon, blog contributor and N.Y. Times reporter Neal Boudette is tweeting daily anecdotes from his upcoming book (title TBD) related to Team USA’s gold medal win at Lake Placid.  You can follow his tweets at @DZoneDraw .

Terrier fan BurntBoats' latest roster projections for the next four seasons. Not included is newest recruit, 2020 forward Wilmer Skoog.

Incoming freshman Ethan Phillips discussed his experience at last week’s Red Wings’ development camp. Drafted by Detroit in the 4th round of last month’s NHL Entry Draft, right-shot forward Phillips split last season between Selects Academy and USHL Sioux Falls, scoring 43 points in 50 games and helping the Stampede win the Clark Cup title.

Wings chief amateur scout Tyler Wright:

“He’s undersized, but he’s a very fast skater. He’s got very good hockey sense. He’s got very good skill. At the value of where he was at — he’s going to college, so he’ll have a little more time to develop."

► Recruiting information site OverTheBoards, which had taken a time out, is back with news about NCAA prospects. The new link is now found in the sidebar.

Looking ahead
2021 recruit Artem Shlaine named to US U-18 Select Team for the 2019 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup tournament. The 6’1”, Moscow born/Florida raised center scored 90 points last season for Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget Prep.
● USA Hockey Select Team roster

2022 recruit Nick Roukounakis will play in USA Hockey’s Select 16 Development Camp in Amherst, N.Y., this week.  A power forward, Roukounakis plays at Thayer Academy for former Terrier star Tony Amonte.

Looking back
Mike Sullivan has agreed to a four-year contract extension as Penguins head coach. The former Terrier captain is the first American born coach to win multiple Stanley Cups and just the second head coach to guide his team to the Cup in both of his first two seasons with that team.
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Thursday, July 04, 2019

Happy Independence Day, Terrier Nation

Monday, July 01, 2019

Gone camping; another forward for 2019; Chiasson re-signs; O'Regan joins Quinn in New York

Twenty-four current, future and former Terriers are headed to NHL Development camps. Twelve—and possibly a 13th—are expected to be on the 2019-20 roster.

Ty Amonte (NYR); Logan Cockerill (NYI); Cam Crotty (ARZ); Patrick Curry (STL); David Farrance (NSH); Patrick Harper (NSH); Domenick Fensore (CAR); Kasper Kotkansalo (DET); Robert Mastrosimone (DET); Case McCarthy (NJ); Ethan Phillips (DET); Vinnie Purpura (MTL); Alex Vlasic (CHI); and Trevor Zegras(ANA).

► 2020 recruits Braden Doyle (LA); Jay O’Brien (PHI); and Cade Webber (CAR)

Kieffer Bellows (NYI); Shane Bowers (COL); Bobo Carpenter (NYI); Dante Fabbro (NSH); Joel Farabee (PHI); Brandon Hickey (BUF); and Jake Oettinger (DAL).

McCarthy and Vlasic may not be able to attend their respective camps, which conflict with their summer class schedule.

Mastrosimone’s time in the Red Wing’s camp was cut short when he fractured an ankle blocking a shot. Anticipated to be out from four to six weeks, the left-shot wing will miss the early August U.S. Junior National Evaluation Camp.

The potential 13th for the upcoming season is the former Providence Friar, O’Brien, who was set to play for BCHL Penticton this season before transferring to BU. However, reports indicate he has petitioned the NCAA to allow him to join the Terriers for the upcoming season.

Zegras, selected at #9, by Anaheim in last week’s NHL Entry Draft, has set an ambitious goal of earning an NHL roster spot after one year in the NCAA—hoping to follow the path taken by Jack Eichel, Clayton Keller, Brady Tkachuk and Farabee
● Trevor Zegras sets lofty goal  
Looking ahead

BU has added another forward to the 2019 recruit class: Tyreso, Sweden, center Wilmer Skoog, who played for NAHL Minot last season. The 6’1”, 190 pound forward had 18 goals and 29 assists in 57 games, third most points for the Minotauros. A physical center, he had 65 PIMs.

Skoog spent the previous three seasons with VIK VΓ€sterΓ₯s HK, scoring 26 points in 31 games for the U20 team in 2017-18.
Elite Prospects Page  
Minot Video Highlights (#20)

At USA Hockey’s Select 17 Development Camp, 2021 recruit Artem Shlaine scored three goals and added an assist in five games to lead Team Navy in scoring. The 6’1”, 170 pound left-shot center was named to the tournament all-star game, recording an assist. Last season, Shlaine scored 90 points for Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget Prep team and played in a pair of USHL playoff games for Sioux Falls, which later selected him in the 2019 draft.

2020 recruit Brian Carrabes attended Sioux Falls tryout camp. Carrabes, a right-shot forward, scored 32 points in 37 games for Kimball Union Academy. 

Looking back

Unrestricted free agent Alex Chiasson has re-signed with Edmonton after a breakout season (22G,16A) with the Oilers.  The big right wing earned a two-year deal at $2.15 million per year after joining Edmonton last fall on a PTO and later signing a $650,000 contract
● Edmonton Journal Oilers re-sign UFA winger Chiasson

O’Regan, who had 154 points in four seasons at BU, reunites in New York with Coach David Quinn. He’s dressed for 25 games with the Sharks and the Sabres, briefly joining Terrier linemates Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues in Buffalo. 

Colin Wilson, who scored 27 points for Colorado in his 10th NHL season, has been re-signed by the Avalanche to a one-year contract.   

Doyle Somerby has been re-signed to a one year NHL/AHL contract by Columbus.
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