Saturday, February 23, 2008

Terriers & Huskies Tangle Again

BU and Northeastern face off tonight for the fourth time this season and the final meeting in Hockey East regular season play. Gamenotes contain links to listen online, watch online, and access the gametracker. With last night's 7-4 Terrier win, BU has moved a point ahead of both the Huskies and Providence into a third place tie with Vermont in the very tight race for the second, third and fourth home ice slots.

A win or tie tonight would clinch the season series with Northeastern, which would factor in if the teams finish the season tied. A win also would bring BU's record to .500 for the first time this season.

With three points last night, senior Boomer Ewing (photo) has a career high 34 points for the season. His four-season total of 99 puts him on the brink of joining classmate and linemate Pete MacArthur in the 100-point club.

During tonight's game, BU will honor two recently retired Terriers who went on to long and productive NHL careers: Tony Amonte and Scott Young. Amonte, who played on the 1990 and 1991 Frozen Four team at BU, played 16 seasons in the NHL, scoring 900 points during 16 NHL seasons. His best year was 1999-2000 when he posted 84 points for the Blackhawks. He played on two U.S. Olympic teams. Young scored 756 points during 17 NHL seasons and won the Stanley Cup twice, with Pittsburgh in 1991 and with Colorado in 1996. One of only 16 players to represent the U.S. three times in the World Junior Championships, he also played for two U.S. Olympic teams. Both Amonte and Young were members of the gold-medal winning U.S. squad in the 1996 Hockey World Cup, along with Shawn McEachern and Keith Tkachuk.

Around the rinks:

2009 recruit Ethan Werek helped Stouffville get off to a good start in its conference semifinal round with Huntsville, assisting on both goals in a 2-1 win.

2008 recruit Chris Connolly collected his 49th point of the season in Omaha's 3-2 win OT win over Sioux City.

The NTDP U18 Weekly reports: "WARSOFSKY DYNAMIC FROM THE BLUE LINE: In addition to leading Team USA's defensive corps with 27 points (9-18), [2008 recruit] David Warsofsky (Marshfield, Mass.) ranks second behind Schroeder on his squad's over points list. The blueliner has filed six points (1-5) in his last six games, including five points (1-4) at the the Five Nations Tournament (Feb. 6-10) in Varkaus, Finland. " Warsofsky moved past fellow Terrier recruit Vinny Saponari.

Harvard goalie Kyle Richter was credited with a goal last night when Yale, having pulled its goalie for an extra attacker on a delayed penalty, put the puck in its own net. The last Crimson player to touch the puck was Richter.

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