Saturday, August 16, 2008

All in the family

Former Terrier goalie and NHL All-Star Rick DiPietro’s close relationship with his father, was the subject of a feature article in Player’s Club, a new magazine launched by former New York Met and Philadelphia Phillie Len Dykstra, that caters to professional athletes and focuses on fiscal responsibility.

Rosters for this summer’s recently concluded Select Hockey Festivals for 14, 15, 16 and 17 year olds, included a number of skaters with connections to BU. Taylor Craig, daughter of former BU All-American goalie and 1980 Olympic gold medal winner Jim Craig, tied for top scorer at the Girls Select 16.

At the Boys’ Select 16, Charlie Coyle, a cousin of Tony Amonte, tied for fifth in points with five goals in five goames, and earned kudos from U.S. Hockey Report. Coyle, who will be a sophomore at Thayer Academy (where Amonte is a coach), also skated with the South Shore Dynamos in the 2008 Chowder Cup. One of his Dynamos teammate was Tom O’Regan, Jr., son of former Terrier captain and Pittsburgh Penguins, Tom O’Regan. Both Coyle and O’Regan, who will play for St. Sebastian’s this season, are playing in the Futures Division of the Summer Beantown Classic, beginning on Monday. The senior O'Regan coaches the South Shore Kings' U18 squad in the Mass Select Midget League.

  • Two players at the Boys’ Select 15 have Terrier connections. Defenseman Matthew Caito, representing the Los Angles Selects, is the son of former BU football player Paul Caito and has two aunts who played field hockey at BU. His grandfather, Tom, was a legendary football coach at Chelmsford H.S.

  • Forward Cameron Brown, who led the Rivers School in scoring as a freshman and was a Eberhardt Division ISL All-Star, is the younger brother of BU soccer standout Casey Brown. Cameron also plays for the South Shore Kings.

Odds 'n ends

  • 2009 recruit Max Nicastro's summer has been a busy one. Besides attend the NHL Entry Draft, being selected in the 3rd round by Detroit (#91 overall), going to dinner with Scotty Bowman and attending Detroit's development camp, the right-shot defenseman participated in NARCh North American Roller Hockey Championships in San Jose as member of the regional champion Las Vegas Tour Rebels. Nicastro begins his second USHL season next month with the Chicago Steel.

  • The Hockey News is conducting a fan poll to determine to best college logo in each of the Division I hockey leagues. You can vote here.

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