Thursday, November 29, 2007

A new blog feature: The coach’s mailbag

Today, the Terrier Hockey Fan Blog launches a new feature to expand your involvement with Boston University Hockey. Coach Jack Parker has agreed to answer questions submitted by readers in a "coach’s mailbag" column, which we will periodically post.

Here’s the process. Submit questions by e-mail to They'll be forwarded to the coach in batches and every few weeks—the frequency is still TBD—we’ll publish questions and replies on the blog. Questioners will be identified by their e-mail ID unless they choose to provide a real name.

Obviously not all submitted questions will receive responses. There are bound to be some redundancies and, as is the case with live chats, inappropriate questions will not be passed along for a reply. And Coach Parker just might have some other demands on his time.

In other BU hockey news….
Former captain and 1980 U.S. Olympian Mike Eruzione has endowed a scholarship in his name to be given to a team member each year, based on “his merit, athletic achievement and promise.”

Another former Terrier, Shawn Bates, played in an NHL game last night for the first time since January 30, 2007 due to lingering abdominal injuries. In the Islanders’ 3-2 win over Ottawa, teammate and fellow ex-Terrier Rick DiPietro was the game’s top star, stopping 35 shots in regulation and five of six in the shootout.

Yesterday, a conference call with all ten Hockey East head coaches was held with the media. Transcripts of each coach’s responses are accessible at the HockeyEast Online site. Coach Parker’s comments.

Coach Parker also appeared on the season’s inaugural “Hockey On Campus” radio show along with sophomore center Luke Popko. Parker related that former BU defenseman Peter Ahola was in New York on business last week when he learned about the game at MSG. He asked the concierge at his hotel about getting a ticket and was advised it would cost $350. Ahola wisely opted instead to use his team connections to secure a ticket. Popko was asked about the thrill of scoring a goal on the Rangers' home ice and the Jerseyan reminded host Bernie Corbett that he is a Devils' fan.

Andrew Glass, after a strong fall season with Cape Cod Whalers U18s, began his final prep school season at Noble & Greenough, scoring a goal and two assists in the first period to lead his team to a 4-2 win over Pomfret.

1 comment:

TC said...

You're doing a great great job with this blog. It is now my #1 stop for BU hockey info. What a coup to get the coach to commit to somewhat regular contributions. I can't wait for the first installment.

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