Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A point producer for the future; spotlight on JFK, Oettinger--UPDATED

BU received its first commitment from a 2002 birthdate as dual-citizen Dylan Peterson from the Canada International Hockey Academy Major Bantams verballed for 2020. A 6’2, 169 lb., right-shot power forward born in Chicago, Peterson has 15 points in nine games for the CIHA AAA Bantams and serves as assistant captain. He joins Avon Old Farms forward Trevor Zegras in the Terriers' 2020 recruit class.

The Boston Hockey Blog reported that, prior to playing for CIHA, Peterson rang up 53 points in 33 games for two different OEMBHL teams  – the Ottawa Jr. 67s and the Eastern Ontario Wild, whose Web site provides this thumbnail:

#82 Dylan Peterson for the E.O Wild Minor Bantam team is an electrifying player to watch. A gifted, natural athlete, Dylan can mesmerize his opponents with his puck possession skills as well as "blow them away" with his blazing speed.

Along with his speed and offensive skills (video-he’s #24), Peterson also has a bit of Nikolas Olsson to his game (#82 in red).

Earlier this month, Peterson was the leading scorer at the Boston Pizza Peterborough Bantam Icefest, with seven goals and three assists in five games, leading the Voyageurs to the quarterfinals.

Playing in the 2015 Mini Chowder Cup in Boston for tournament champion Rink Eye Selects, he had a 5-6-11 line in four preliminary round games and 2-2-4 in two playoff games, trailing only 2019 BU recruit Robert Mastrosimone.

Following the 2015 Crimson Combine, US Hockey Report wrote:

"Dylan Peterson, F, Eastern Ontario Wild – Big right-shot power forward with finesse. Has soft hands, and showed creativity and hockey IQ."

● Elite Prospects page
● Boston Hockey Blog report

►Kirk Ludeke’s ScoutingPost blog offers a prospect update on Bruins draft pick Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson.

Forsbacka-Karlsson is doing all of the little things that coaches at all levels love and value: production, smart three-zone play, effectiveness in the faceoff circle, and a mature, quiet style of leadership.

►The Hockey News’ Prospect Need to Know turned its spotlight on freshman goalie Jake Oettinger. And a reader posted some Oettinger highlights from the Sacred Heart game.

Looking ahead 
2018 recruit Tyler Weiss tried BMX biking and basketball before finding his passion in hockey. The North Carolina native, who played for the gold-medal winning Team USA in the 2016 Youth Olympic Games, is tied for second on the NTDP U17s with seven points (1G, 6A).
● USA Hockey report

Looking back 
Charlie Coyle's third goal of the season was the game-winner as the Minnesota Wild blanked the Bruins, 5-0. The former Terrier grabbed his own rebound to score on a spin-a-rama for his first-ever goal against Boston.
● recap and video

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped a 4-3 decision to Northeastern at Walter Brown Arena as a third-period rally fell short. BU fell behind, 2-0, just six minutes into the game before senior Maddie Elia put the Terriers on the board at 11:48. The Huskies used power play and short-handed tallies to expand the lead to 4-1 in the second period before junior Victoria Bach’s power play goal late in the period, reduced the margin to two. Bach scored again early in the third period, but Northeastern kept BU from scoring an equalizer. Senior Victoria Hanson made 36 saves for BU.
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Daily Free Press recap

Monday, October 24, 2016

Kudos for Greenway and Oettinger; Keller impresses--UPDATED

Sophomore wing Jordan Greenway is Hockey East’s Warrior Player of the Week and freshman goalie Jake Oettinger was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week after they led BU to a pair of weekend wins at Agganis Arena.

The 6’5” Greenway scored the game-winning goal in each of the Terrier victories against Sacred Heart and #4 Quinnipiac, and he also had a primary assist in both games. Oettinger authored back-to-back shutouts of the Pioneers (7-0) and Bobcats (3-0) with 46 total saves. Three weeks into the season, he owns the top goals-against (1.42) and save percentage (.947) numbers among Hockey East netminders. Nationally, the Lakeville, Minn, native is third in GAA and fifth in save percentage.

Earlier this season, freshmen Patrick Harper and Clayton Keller claimed the Player of the Week and Rookie awards respectively.  Junior blueliner John MacLeod, with three assists and +4 for the weekend, was named to Hockey East’s weekly list of top performers.

UPDATE: Oettinger's twin shutouts earned him the NCAA's #2 star of the week:

With its pair of weekend victories, BU moved up to #4 in the USCHO weekly poll, just behind #3 Denver. There are six Hockey East teams in the top 16 and ten Terrier opponents among the 20 ranked teams.  Terriers also are #4 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and in ESPN’s John Buccigross’s rankings of D1 teams.

Head Coach David Quinn guests on the Tuesday, Oct. 25, edition of USCHO Live!, which airs at 8 p.m. EDT

Full-game archives
We’ve added a new link in the “Terriers on TV and the Web” section of the sidebar where you can access full-game video archives. Scroll down to “Past Events,” which currently includes the NTDP U18 exhibition game and the Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac games. Another new link takes you to the HockeyEast/ASN TV schedule.

Photo by Rich Gagnon
College Hockey News: Keller makes strong early impression

USCHO: Hockey East Blog

Looking back
Danny O'Regan scored on a breakaway in overtime as the San Jose Barracuda edged Ontario, 5-4. The Terriers' top scorer last season, O'Regan also assisted on his team's first goal.

Barracuda recap

Former Terrier Robbie Baillargeon, playing at Arizona State as a graduate transfer, scored all three Sun Devils goals in their back-to-back losses to Northeastern at Matthews Arena.

Four games into his first pro season, AJ Greer leads the San Antonio Rampage with three points in four games.

Women’s Team
Terriers host Northeastern Tuesday night at Walter Brown Arena, a week after dropping a 6-2 decision to the Huskies. BU boasts Division 1’s fifth best offense, averaging four goals a game.

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