Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Looking back: Miller time in Peoria

Former All-Hockey East defenseman Bryan Miller, an ECHL all-star last season with the Alaska Aces, moved up to the Blues AHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen this season. He registered his first points, two assists, in a loss to Quad City. It was a “three dog night” with ex-Terriers Dan Spang and David VanderGulik in the QC lineup. Prior to joining the Rivermen, Miller was interviewed by USA Hockey magazine.

Where are they now? Catching up with last year’s seniors.

Yes, you can go home. Boomer Ewing, who signed with the Penguins organization, was assigned to the Nailers in Wheeling, W.V., where Ewing grew up before relocating to Plymouth, Mass. Fellow 2008 graduate Pete MacArthur also begins the year in the ECHL with the Fresno Falcons, joining his junior teammate and college rival Mike Radja.

Brian McGuirk, skating for the AHL Syracuse Crunch, scored the first goal in his first game this season, while. a fourth member of last year’s Terriers, Ryan Weston, is playing in Albany for the River Rats.

Countdown to 1,000

Former BU standout Keith Tkachuk is closing in on an NHL career milestone. Now in his 17th pro season, the power forward,who played on BU’s 1991 national finalist team, is just 12 points shy of 1,000 career points. Tkachuk will become the fourth American-born player to achieve that mark.

Slapshot comes to Belfast

1995 team MVP Steve Thornton, the new player-coach of the Coors Belfast Giants, played the role of Reggie Dunlop in an altercation with archrival Coventry, earning a four-game suspension. Thornton’s club is in first place in the British Elite League.

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