Friday, March 28, 2008

Catching Up with the Terriers

BU’s 3-1 loss to Vermont in the Hockey East semifinals ended the team’s NCAA hopes and its season. With a 19-17-4 record, the Terriers were ranked 15th in the final national polls.

Another Eastern team with Terrier connections won its’ league title and advances to the national tournament. Princeton beat Harvard last Saturday to clinch its first ECAC Hockey League tournament championship. Kevin Shattenkirk’s older brother Keith is a senior forward for the Tigers, while goalie Zane Kalemba was a teammate of ex-Terrier Matt Radoslovich at Bergen Catholic High School when the pair won the New Jersey state championship in 2001. Princeton takes on North Dakota tomorrow in the Midwest Regional in Madison, Wisc.

Four BU seniors have moved on to the next stage of their hockey careers, signing Amateur Tryout (ATO) contracts with AHL clubs. Brian McGuirk (Syracuse), Bryan Ewing (Springfield), Pete MacArthur (Bridgeport) and Ryan Weston (Albany). McGuirk has already played his first game with the Crunch, registering one assist. Weston makes his first start for the River Rats tonight against Syracuse. When MacArthur debuts tonight for the Sound Tigers, he’ll find a familiar face on the opposition, his freshman classmate, Hershey’s Chris Bourque, who has made a few brief trips up to the parent club, Washington. [Update: MacArthur had an assist--and 4 PIMs--in Bridgeport's 4-2 win]

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