Thursday, September 20, 2018

Six future Terriers skate in All-American Prospects Game

2019 recruit Trevor Zegras scored the game-winning goal in the 2018 All-American Prospects Game in St. Paul Wednesday evening. Completing a give-and-go, the center from Bedford, NY found the net with less than a minute left in the third period, as Team Langenbrunner defeated Team Leopold, 6-4. 

Zegras' NTDP U18 teammates and fellow recruits Case McCarthy and Alex Vlasic also skated for Team Langenbrunner, while 2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone (Chicago Steel) and two 2020 recruits, Braden Doyle (Lawrence Academy), who assisted on a goal, and Cade Webber (The Rivers School), played for Team Leopold.
AAPG recap and box score
Video highlights
SB Nation recap
Looking ahead
McCarthy scored a power play goal while Zegras and Vlasic added assists when the NTDP U18s opened their season with a 6-3 win against Muskegon last week.
● USA Hockey recap and box score  

TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s pre-season Top 20 for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft lists Zegras at #19 and Vlasic at #20.
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Looking back 
In a USA Hockey Magazine podcast, Penguins head coach and former Terrier captain Mike Sullivan covers a range of topics including the impact of Jack Parker on him from his time at Boston University and the emerging trend of college coaches getting a crack at the NHL level.
● USA Hockey Magazine podcast

  27 Terriers in NHL training camps.

The Minnesota Wild is considering moving Jordan Greenway from wing to center, the position he played much of his junior year as a Terrier. Earlier this week he centered a line with Charlie Coyle and Joel Ericksson Ek.
● Star Tribune report

Sabres rookie Brandon Hickey spoke with Buffalo Hockey Beat on the eve of his first professional game, an exhibition contest against Columbus.

Alex Chiasson, who won a Stanley Cup last season with Washington, is in the Edmonton training camp on a PTO contract.

The Hudson River rivalry between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers takes on a strong BU flavor with David Quinn moving behind the Rangers’ bench. He and close friend John Hynes will be facing off all season in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. The first match-up was a 4-3 (OT) exhibition win for the Rangers. Hynes: “We’ve known each other for years. We have a pretty long history together.”
● John Hynes, David Quinn will set longtime friendship aside in new era of Hudson River hockey rivalry  (subscription)  
Quinn talks with the media (video) before first game at Madison Square Garden as Rangers coach.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Puck drop for BU’s 2018-19 campaign is more than three weeks away but prediction season is underway. offers its preseason prediction for Hockey East and has pegged the defending conference tournament champion Terriers at #3 behind BC and Providence.

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Looking ahead

2020 recruit Luke Tuch scored on a breakaway at 1:40 of overtime to give the NTDP U17s a 4-3 win over the Johnstown Tomahawks and Team USA’s first victory of the season. The 6’1” power forward from Baldwinsville, NY scored 62 points last season for the Junior Sabres 16Us.

● USA Hockey recap

2021 recruits Danil Zhilkin and Roman Schmidt (with trophy) were among the top scorers at the Toronto Titans Early Bird Tournament. Toronto Marlboros forward Zhilkin was fourth with 12 points (9G, 3A) in six games, while Schmidt, a defenseman for tournament champion Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget AAA, was seventh—and top-scoring blueliner—with 10 points (6G, 4A) in eight games. Commenting on the 6’4” Schmidt, tweeted:

It was easy to see why too. Has an impressive knack for getting his point shot to the net, doing so as well as any defenseman in recent years. Gets his wrister off very quickly from any position with threatening, effortless velocity.

Looking back

The Bruins leave today for China where they’ll play a pair of exhibition games against Calgary. Former Terrier All-American Charlie McAvoy is looking forward to visiting The Great Wall, but more importantly hopes the trip will prove a bonding experience for the team.

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Jordan Greenway, who played 11 games with Minnesota last Spring, is skating in the Traverse City prospect tournament and intent on making the Wild’s roster.

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Entering his second full pro season, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is taking aim at the Bruins’ third-line center slot. Former Daily Free Press writer Conor Ryan assesses his prospects. report

John MacLeod has signed a one-year contract with AHL Hershey. With his signing, all six seniors from last year’s Terrier squad have turned pro. The others are:

Brien Diffley Wheeling ECHL

Nikolas Olsson Adirondeck ECHL

Chase Phelps Ft. Wayne ECHL

Drew Melanson Hartford AHL

Women’s Team

Sophomore Jesse Compher has been invited to the 2018 U.S. Women’s National Team evaluation camp set for September 13-17. Compher scored 26 points as a freshman and was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.

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