Thursday, January 03, 2008

Curry takes his act to Scranton


Former Terrier John Curry is treating fans of the Penguins' AHL affiliate, Wilkes Barre-Scranton, to the same kind of goaltending excellence that made him an All-American at BU. Last night, Curry earned his sixth win in nine starts for the Baby Pens since being recalled from Las Vegas in the ECHL.

Curry was particularly stingy in December, winning four of five starts, including his first pro shutout while putting up gaudy stats--a 1.48 GAA and a .939 save percentage.

Another former Terrier, Carl Corazzini, not only leads the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) in scoring, he also is authoring a blog on the on the team’s Web site. Corazzini joined the Red Wings organization this past summer after playing for two other Original Six clubs, Boston and Chicago.

Team USA and Team Canada will reprise their 2007 World Junior Championship semi-final matchup (won by Canada) on Friday. Game time is 2:00 p.m. ET and it will be televised on the NHL Network and on TSN. The other semi-final matches Russia and Sweden.

USA has tournament’s top three scorers in the preliminary round in Colin Wilson, James Van Riemsdyk (UNH) and Jordan Schroeder (Minnesota 2008 recruit), as well as the second best powerplay. Canada has given up the fewest goals and has the best penalty kill in the tournament. Team stats.

Wilson led Team USA to its fourth preliminary round win, 5-3 over Finland, registering a natural hattrick to send his team to an early 3-0 lead.

USA Hockey's WJC Web site includes Video highlights , articles and a WJC blog . Earlier this week, preparing for the semifinal, Coach John Hynes and team captain Brian Strait spoke with USA Hockey's Cameron Eickmeyer for a blog report. With its four preliminary round wins, Team USA has now won 10 consecutive IIHF championship games with Strait as its captain. He also wore the "C" when USA ran the table in the 2006 World U18 Championships.

The Terriers return to the ice Saturday eveining against Vermont, having won their first game following the the Christmas break, a 5-2 win against Merrimack. Boomer Ewing scored a pair and added an assist, while Karson Gillespie picked up his first win in goal. Ewing, Brandon Yip, Brian McGuirk and Dan McGoff all returned to the lineup following their suspensions for violating team rules, while Colby Cohen and Jason Lawrence returned following injuries.

BU, now in seventh place in Hockey East, has a one point lead over the Catamounts in the standings.

1 comment:

HD said...

As of last night's win against the Hershey Bears, Curry now leads the AHL in GAA and is tied for 5th in save %. The people in WB/S love the kid.

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