Friday, March 28, 2008

Looking back

Keith Tkachuk is four goals shy of the 500 career goal mark and stands to become the fourth American-born player to reach that milestone. The first three were Joe Mullen, Mike Modano and Jeremy Roenick. With 23 goals this year, Tkachuk has scored 20 or more goals 14 times in his 16-year NHL career.

Carl Corazzini scored his 23rd goal of the season for Grand Rapids and added another in the shootout, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Griffins from being edged by Milwaukee, 3-2.

Tim Kimball, who was a freshman defenseman on the 1977-78 Terrier national championship team, will be inducted into the Beverly (Mass.) High School Sports Hall of Fame on April 5. This past Tuesday, March 25 was the 30th anniversary of BU’s 5-3 win over BC to claim it’s third NCAA title, chronicled in an original Terrier Hockey Fan Blog article.

From the Beverly Citizen:

Tim Kimball, Beverly High School Class of 1977, was known as one of the finest hockey players ever at BHS. He was highly skilled in hockey fundamentals, a strong skater, great stick handler and possessed one of the finest shots in hockey for a high school player. Tim had good hockey sense, was a scoring defenseman and was also a stalwart defenseman. He was a fine team player and was adept at getting his team out of the defensive zone.

He was a three-year varsity letter player and co-captain of the 1977
Massachusetts Schoolboy Hockey Tournament semi-finalist BHS squad. His awards include first Team Defenseman on the Massachusetts All State and Massachusetts All Scholastic hockey teams twice and received the 1977 Hockey Night in Boston
Massachusetts Top Schoolboy Defenseman award. Tim was the all-time leading scorer among defenseman in BHS history.

His second passion was soccer. He was team MVP and co-captain in 1977, and was NEC and Boston Soccer All-Star. Tim also won varsity letters in track in 1975 and in baseball in 1977.

Tim took his many hockey skills to Boston University and was a member of the 1978 NCAA Division I Ice Hockey championship team as well as the 1978 and 1979 Beanpot Tournament championship team.

“Tim Kimball was a gentleman on and off the ice,” said Beverly High hockey coach Jerry Ryan. “His conduct was exemplary — and (he) was the recipient of the NEC Team Sportsmanship award.”

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