Monday, October 22, 2007

Weekend recap


In case you missed it, Scott Weighart’s USCHO recap of Friday’s home-opener paints an accurate picture of how a good effort for much of the game turned into a 4-1 loss. More recaps are in today's Daily Free Press and on CSTV.com. Despite having the territorial advantage for much of the first two period, the fast glove and positioning of UNH goalie Kevin Regan and one-too-many passes by BU forwards combined to keep the Terriers off the board, other than a power play goal by All-American defenseman Matt Gilroy (photo).

Gilroy is a guest this week on CSTV.com’s Tuesday @ the Rink beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to register their questions early. No doubt he’ll be asked about BU’s slow start as well as about the freshman class. We expect to post some comments here about the rookies this week. Matt’s younger brother, Kevin, a winger for the EJHL South Shore Kings, bagged a pair of goals, including the game-winner in a win over the Valley Jr. Warriors. Might he follow his brother to Agganis Arena?

Another Free Press article looks at UNH forward James Van Riemsdyk, who along with BU freshmen Colin Wilson and Kevin Shattenkirk and BU 2008 recruit Vinny Saponari, led the NTDP U18s to a silver medal in the World U18 Championships last Spring.

Also over the weekend, Jay Pandolfo beat Rick DiPietro for his third of the season, but DiPietro had the last laugh, stopping two other Pando scoring bids as the Islanders topped the Devils in overtime. Former Terrier Kevin Schaeffer scored his first professional goal in the Reading Royals’s (EJHL) 6-4 win over Johnstown. Brad Zancanaro scored his second of the year in the Florida Everblades’ win against Mississippi.

“Huge” is an understatement for the weekend of future Terriers Corey Trivino and Ethan Werek of Stouffville (OPJHL). The night after their 2 goal, 2 assist performances (see Oct. 18 post), Trivino put up a goal and 3 assists while linemate Werek added four helpers in Stouffville’s second straight shutout win. Then, the two current and future teammates were named to the Canada East squad for the World Jr. A Hockey Challenge in British Columbia next month.

In the USHL, Chris Connolly, who had an assist in Omaha’s win over Ohio, remains the leading scorer (4-5-9) for the undefeated Lancers. Out in Alberta, Spruce Grove dropped a 3-2 overtime game despite 27 saves by Kieran Millan.

3 comments:

NHL Jeff said...

You forgot to mention that John Curry got his first two pro wins this weekend for the Las Vegas Wranglers...

NHL Jeff said...

He was named ECHL Goalie of the Week!:
http://echl.com/cgi-bin/mpublic.cgi?action
=show_news&cat=1&id=12422

dogfan said...

Saw Ethan Werek play....3 Letters...W-O-W!... Big, smooth, smart and strong.. Can he play for BU next year?

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