Tuesday, April 17, 2007


2007 recruit Colby Cohen, who easily outdistanced all other USHL blueliners in scoring, was named a second team USHL All-Star. He finished with a 13-47-60 line and was the only defenseman among the leagues’ top 25 scorers—despite missing the first seven games of the season. He began the year with the NTDP U18s and registered a goal and seven assists before joining the Lincoln Stars. BC recruit Nick Petrecki, a projected early first round draft choice, also was named to the 2nd team.

UPDATE: New England Hockey Journal posted a feature on Cohen in its April issue. At the time of Cohen's move from the NTDP U18s to the Lincoln Star this past fall, there were some media suggestions that Cohen had left Ann Arbor due to "lack of playing time" and that he had "rubbed at least some of his teammates the wrong way." Some of Cohen's comments in the article seem aimed to dispell both of these contentions. The stats in the article are out of date. Those in the above paragraph are correct.

The highly-regarded recruiting lists maintained by Chris Heisenberg have been migrated to new Web sites. Click here for the new 2007 recruit class list and here for the new 2008 list.

Colin Wilson and Kevin Shattenkirk are in Finland with Team USA in the World U18 Championships. Made up largely of NTDP U18 players, Team USA reached the playoff round after today’s 8-0 wipeout of Latvia. Wilson contributed a goal and an assist bringing his total after four games to 1-4-5. Shattenkirk, who was featured in a pre-tournament article in his hometown newspaper, registered his third assists of the tournament. Team members wore black armbands to honor the victims of the Virgina Tech tragedy.

Shattenkirk and Cohen were among the 83 North American and 21 European draft-eligible players invited to NHL Central Scouting’s Combine, which begins May 29. Another invitee is Matt Marshall, a 2008 prospect who is on BU’s radar. Marshall, ranked 39th in Central Scouting’s midterm rankings, will be a senior at Nobles, where he is a teammate of BU 2008 recruit Andrew Glass.

Terrier fans will remember Tom O’Regan as a high-scoring forward in the early 80s and co-captain of the 1982-83 squad. His son Tommy now is making a name for himself and was selected to play in this weekend’s Massachusetts Hockey Festival for ’92 birthdates.

Former Terrier forward and current NTDP U17 head coach John Hynes is one of five finalists for the 2006 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year award. Next season, Hynes moves up to the NTDP U18s who will play an exhibition game against BU on December 8. Last Spring, Hynes coached the U18s--including Brian Strait and Luke Popko--to the World U18 Championship. Another 2008 recruit, David Warsofsky,will join the NTDP U18s next. He was invited to join the national program last summer, but elected to play another season at Cushing where his brother was a PG student. Warsofsky's roommate at Cushing, Ryan Bourque, another BU recruiting target--for 2009--will also head to Ann Arbor, having accepted an invitation to play for the U17 team next season.

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