Friday, February 02, 2007


Let's begin with a few pre-Beanpot stories. Today's Boston Globe looks at the role John Curry has played for the team as "emotional savior" as well as ace netminder....INCH's weekly Hockey East column looks back at the old Boston Garden as the Beanpot's venue. The column also points out that a Canadian dish network has picked up the games and will broadcast the tournament throughout Canada... The Boston Herald's coverage reports that Clark Donatelli was guest speaker at the Beanpot press luncheon, which, as always, was punctuated by Jack Parker's one-liners.

Ex-Terrier and current NTDP U17 coach John Hynes has been named head coach of the U.S. squad for the 2008 World Junior Championships. Jack Parker was WJC coach in 1996...Future Terrier Colby Cohen scored a goal Tuesday night in the West’s 9-3 win over the East in the U.S.H.L. all-star game. A pregame article in the Waterloo Sioux Falls Courier mentioned Cohen as a player scouts would be watching: “Scouts from every NHL team will be on hand in hopes of finding the next USHL gem. It could be Sioux City forward Max Pacioretty. Defensemen Nick Petrecki of Omaha and Colby Cohen of Lincoln also have scouts drooling.” Cohen was ranked #27 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting last month...When 2008 goal prospect Kieran Millan visited Agganis Arena last Friday night, he was joined by 2007 recruits Colin Wilson and Kevin Shattenkirk, both of the NTDP U18 team, which leaves Sunday for a Four Nations tournament in the Czech Republic.

Interesting reads
College Hockey News looks at a possible return to college hockey for Dean Blais and a number of possible destinations....The Globe examines the increasing role of regional junior leagues in player development.

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