Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Scott Cashman, 1969-2008

For the fourth time in just two months, the Terrier hockey family has suffered a tragic loss. This time a former player, Scott Cashman, just 39 years old, died suddenly on Monday. His funeral will take plaece Friday in his hometown, Kanata, Ontario. The Ottawa Citizen traced his college and professional careers.

A four-year starter in goal, Cashman's career at BU (1989-1993) coincided with the program's return to the national prominence after two down seasons. Cashman, whose name is all over the Terrier goalie record book pages, played in 39 games as a freshman, second most ever in a season, as BU reached the Frozen Four, while being named Hockey East Rookie-of-the-Year. The Terriers reached the NCAA title game in two of the next three seasons.

Cashman was part of three Beanpot championship teams. and is the only goalie to win that event's Eberly Award (for highest save percentage) three times. In 2005, he was inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame.

Cashman ranks is third in both career minutes in goal and games played for BU, behind Sean Fields and John Curry, and second in career wins with 60, two behind Fields and one ahead of Curry.

The Guestbook for Scott Cashman is here.

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