Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday Linkorama

The WTBU Sports Blog points out that Saturday’s seven goals scored is the most a BU team has registered at Agganis Arena since moving over from Walter Brown Arena on Jan. 3, 2005. It also was the most goals scored by BU in a game since the 9-2 route of Nebraska-Omaha in the 2006 NCAA tournament. The last time BU scored seven goals in a home game? Nov. 30, 2003, against Yale. WTBU also reports that Coach Parker expects Brandon Yip to return to the lineup for Friday’s home game against Don “Toot” Cahoon’s UMass Minutemen.

Freshman Nick Bonino (photo) was Hockey East’s Rookie of the Week for his goal and two assists in the wins over Providence and UM-Lowell. Brett Bennett and Luke Popko were named to the list of top performers.

Former BU goalie John Curry takes a brief break from the ECHL Las Vegas Wrangers to put on a Team USA sweater. He was named to play for the U.S. in the Mannheim Cup in Germany this week. Normally, the American team is made up of only U.S. players who are on European teams, but this year, Curry, who has a 4-1 record for the Wranglers, was invited, as was University of Minnesota forward Mike Carman who is academically ineligible this semester.
The other participants in the tournament are Germany, Denmark, Slovakia and Switzerland. USA takes on Germany this Thursday.

We’ve reported on David VanderGulik, now with the Quad City Flames, and Brad Zancanaro, back in Florida with the Everblades. So where is their Terrier classmate and linemate John Laliberte? He’s in Augusta, Ga., playing for the ECHL Lynx. Jay Pandolfo's first pro hattrick, which we posted about last week, became the lead topic in Kevin Dupont's Hockey Notes column in this past Sunday's Boston Globe.

Out in British Columbia where the World Junior Challenge got underway, ISS Scouting posted a list of players to watch for the event. The top listed player for the CanadaEast squad is 2008 recruit Corey Trivino--unfortunately listed as a recruit of another Comm. Ave school, but corrected in this profile:
COREY TRIVINO; An offensive leader…is a leader in both ends of the ice…has a great combination of skill and explosive speed…a dynamic playmaker, he continually sets his teammates up for scoring opportunities…sees the ice extremely well and has great offensive imagination…strong athlete…has committed to Boston University for the 2008-09 season…could be an early-round NHL draft pick.
Trivino is off to a strong start, firing a short-handed goal for the game-winner, adding two assists and earning playerof-the-game honors in CanadaEast's 4-1 win over Belarus in first-day action. The game recap described the 6-1 left shot center's goal as "a spectacular solo effort, splitting the defence and beating Belarussian goaltender Vitali Trus on a deke, sliding a backhand into a wide open net."

Looking for college games on the tube? Here's a Hockey East schedule of televised games. The College Hockey Live site includes telecasts of all D1 teams.

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