Monday, February 04, 2008

Super Monday


If yesterday was Super Sunday and tomorrow's primary-election bonanza is Super Tuesday, then today is certainly Super Monday in the world of college hockey.

In an 8 pm start, the defending champion Terriers take on arch-rival BC in the 56th annual Beanpot Tournament. We have some pregame articles from The Boston Globe and The Daily Free Press, along with gamenotes from the BU Athletics Web site. The Globe also looks back 30 years to the Beanpot opener played the night of the Blizzard of '78, which left many, including the author, stranded in the Old Garden for days.

Former Terrier All-American netminder Dan Brady, (photo) who was co-MVP of the 1972 tournament, will be inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame during this year's event. He is the 12th former BU player or coach to be so honored.

Another often-honored ex-Terrier reached a career milestone over the weekend. With two goals in Friday night's Ranger's 3-1 win over the Devils, Chris Drury hit the 500 mark in NHL career points. His first goal was the game-winner, but the one that put him at 500 was an ENG, sort of ironic for one of the NHL's top clutch performers. Drury reverted to form in the third period yesterday afternoon with another game-winner in New York's 5-3 come from behind win in Montreal.

John Curry continues to lead all AHL goalies in GAA, as he gained his 10th win for the Baby Pens on Saturday, 5-3, over Bridgeport. A feature article on NHL.com traces Curry's first pro season that has taken him from the ECHL in Las Vegas to playing for Team USA in the Deutschland Cup and now to the starting goalie spot in WilkesBarre/Scranton.

Both Corey Trivno and Ethan Werek continue to wield hot sticks as Stouffville looks to solidify its playoff position in the OPJHL. The play are now co-scoring leaders of the Spirit with 63 points apiece after some productive games last week.

Chris Connolly, whose was in a mild scoring slump recently, came out of it on Saturday with a pair of goals in Omaha's 6-2 win over Des Moines. After 39 games, his line reads 18-21-39.

Vinny Saponari scored the NTDP U18s only goal in a 2-1 OT loss to Notre Dame. His 9th goal of the season along with 14 assists make him the second leading scorer on the team. David Warsofsky is the top scoring defenseman--and third leading scorer--with 21 points.

2 comments:

Mike said...

How come there is no update on 2008 recruit Andrew Glass?

Terrier Blogger said...

Mike, we'll have an update on Glass later this week.

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