Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Quinn reels in another forward

Today, BU received a verbal for 2008 from Omaha Lancers forward Chris Connolly, who, according to USHR, emerged as the "consensus top available forward" at the just completed USHL Fall Classic where Terrier assistant head coach David Quinn was in attendence. BU beat out Maine, Colorado College and Minn-Duluth for Connolly who is a native of Duluth and whose younger brother, Jack, has verballed to UMD. A 5-9, 165 left shot, he played the past two years at Fargo-Morehead in the NAHL. His scoring line last year was 20-56-76 and over his two NAHL seasons, Connolly had just 26 minutes of penalties. At Duluth Marshall High School, Connolly became an all-state performer.
USHR reports: He's a is "a smart player who is constantly looking to make plays. He keeps his feet moving, has good balance, and moves the puck quickly and accurately. A left shot, he appeared at both LW and RW over the weekend. He has many attributes of a top center as well. On the power play, he manned the left point very efficiently."
2008 recruit class forwards: Trivino, Glass, Saponari, Connolly.
More details to follow.


Z-Brilliance said...

Looks like a big pick-up for BU.

Very surprising considering that he is a Duluth native, and not only is spurning UMD, but spurning the WCHA.

Also surprising considering that his brother has already committed to UMD.

Any chance we can convince the younger brother to head to BU as well? How good is the younger brother?

Z-Brilliance said...

On another note: My god this kid is old if that birthdate is correct.

He will be 21 as a freshman.

Maybe it's not so amazing that he is dominating, he's an 87 birthday!

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