Monday, February 05, 2007


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 in the West’s 9-3 win over the East in the U.S.H.L. all-star game last week. A pregame article in the Waterloo Sioux Falls Courier mentions 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. Following his 10th goal of the season for Lincoln, this past weekend, hee is currently the highest scoring USHL defenseman with 11-25-36 in 30 games...Colin Wilson scored three assists and Kevin Shattenkirk had two helpers in the NTDP U18s final game before leaving for this week's Four Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic. Wilson is second on the team in scoring with a 19-25-44 line. Shattenkirk is the top-scoring blueliner with 23 points.

Interesting reads
College Hockey News looks at a possible return to college hockey for Dean Blais and a number of possible destinations...The Boston Globe recently examined the increasing role of regional junior leagues in player development...The New Haven Register looked at early plans for a Beanpot-like tournament in Connecticut with UConn, Yale, Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart participating.

In case you missed it....Chris Drury scored a highlight reel goal Saturday night in the Sabres 3-2 loss to the Devils. Driving to the net on goalie Martin Brodeur's left side, Drury faked a shot to pull the ace netminder out of position, then circled the net for a wraparound goal. It was Chris' 30th goal of the season, equaling his career high set last season...Ryan Whitney scored his 10th of the season last night and now is 9th in the league in scoring by defensemen.

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