Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New York Terrier vs. New York Terrier

When the Rangers and Islanders clashed last night, Chris Drury drew first blood, beating Rick DiPietro with a one-timer from the point to give the Blueshirts a 1-0 lead, but DiPietro would have the last laugh, backstopping his team to a come from behind 3-2 win. His 28 saves included four subsequent Drury shots and a bushel of spectacular stops. For his part, Drury did some moonlighting in the Rangers’ crease, dropping to his knees to block a shot when the Rangers’ goalie was out of position. Thoroughly enjoyable hockey. Links to the game summary and video highlights are here.

Elsewhere in the NHL, Washington called up ex-Terrier Chris Bourque from Hershey to join Tom Poti in the Caps’ lineup. Bourque, who wore #56, skated on the Caps’ first line with Alex Overchkin and Michael Nylander, registering two shots and two penalty minutes in nearly 12 minutes of ice time. In an feature, Bourque explains that he spent the summer at BU strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle's gym to get himself in the best possible shape.

Three Terrier recruits—Corey Trivino, Ethan Werek, and Max Nicastro— are in action tonight when CanadaEast plays Team USA in the second round of the World Junior A Challenge in British Columbia. Nicastro had an assist for Team USA in its 7-6 OT win over Belarus.

The NTDP U18s, including 2008 recruits Vinny Saponari and David Warsofsky, are about to embark on their first overseas trip, heading to Switzerland for the Four Nations Tournament. Finland, Sweden and host Switzerland are the opposition. Live in-game statistics will be available through the Swiss Ice Hockey Association's web site .

Terrier freshman Colin Wilson is ranked #20 among 2008 draft prospects by McKeen’s Hockey. ISS Scouting currently ranks the 6-1, 215 pound forward at #9.

Hockey East has extended the contract of Commissioner--and former Harvard goalie--Joe Bertagna through 2011.

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