Thursday, July 31, 2008

A pair for 2010

One of our blog contributors had been voicing his concern that BU was one of only two Hockey East teams with no recruits committed for 2010. That all changed this week with the Terriers’ first two verbals for the 2010 recruit class. And both have connections to the Bowling Green program.

Defenseman Sean Escobedo, who completed his second season with Apple Core (EJHL), is a 6-0, 175, left-shot blueliner from Bayside, New York. He was named to the EJHL all-star game and finished last season tied for 8th in points (2-28-30 with 118 PIMs in 45 games) among league defensemen with incoming BU freshman Ryan Ruikka.

Escobedo. whose brother, Brian, was a four-year starting defenseman at Bowling Green, will spend the next season or two with the Tri-City Storm, who made him their first pick—and third selection overall—in the 2008 USHL entry draft. U.S.Hockey Report suggests Escobedo’s stay in the USHL would be just one season, if BU loses a defenseman early.

Apple Core GM Henry Lazar told The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog:

"Sean is a very mobile defenseman who can play offensively, like [Matt] Gilroy, or play the role of a defensive defenseman. Like Gilroy, Sean came up through the Apple Core system. It is great that Sean is signed and sealed [for BU] before going to the USHL.

“Sean played for St. Mary's H.S. [on Long Island] as did Matt Gilroy. Both were on state championship teams at the school. Actually, that's where Matt Gilroy learned how to play defense. Matt only played forward in junior hockey. Sean follows Matt, Kevin Schaeffer, and Jacobs Redlihs as Apple Core alums at

BU’s second 2010 recruit is 6-1, 170 winger Wade Megan, a senior to be at South Kent School. Playing in his first season at SKS, he put up a 24-29-53 line in 36 games as a linemate of Joe Pereiras younger brother Mike (27-25-52), helping SKS reach the prep semi-finals.

U.S. Hockey Report describes Megan as “a rugged winger, a power forward type who is difficult to knock off the puck and can finish, too.” Following his senior year at SKS, Megan will play a season of junior hockey before arriving on Commonwealth Ave.

Megan, whose father, Ron, played for Bowling Green in 1979-80 and 1980-81, hails from Canton, N.Y., and just may be BU’s first recruit from that St. Lawrence Seaway town since goalie Dan Brady, MVP of the 1971 NCAAs, All-American in 1972 and a BU Hall of Famer.


blackdog said...

I was reading the piece about Sean Escobido and found it interesting that Apple Core GM Henry Lazar compared him to Matt Gilroy. About 5 years ago, Lazar cut Matt from the Apple Core Junior team and almost ruined his hockey career. Matt had to leave home to play for the Walpole Stars, another team in the EJHL. The Walpole Stars is now called the South Shore Kings and that is where his younger brother Kevin played. Kevin Gilroy has committed to BU and will play there with Matt this season. Just to set the record straight.....

blueman said...

Seems like Lazar does that to a lot of players.......

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