Monday, October 27, 2008

Weekend roundup: Terriers power past Wolverines

The highlight of BU’s weekend was Saturday night’s emphatic 7-2 win over fourth-ranked Michigan before the largest crowd ever to attend a game at Agganis Arena, 6400+. For details, see the recaps at BU, Boston Globe, Daily Free Press and USCHO. A link to free video highlights is here. Blog contributor Defkit pointed out that this was the Wolverines first game against BU in Boston since the 1990-91 NCAA quarterfinals when the Terriers swept the Maize & Blue, 4-1, and 8-1, at Walter Brown Arena.

The win was the second half of an alumni weekend doubleheader at Agganis that saw Brian Durocher’s streaking women’s team follow its 3-2 win over New Hampshire with an 8-1 thumping of Maine, led by Lauren Cherewyk's hattrick.

Among the hockey notable alums spotted at Agganis for the Michigan game were: legendary Terrier coach Jack Kelley, All-American center and scoring star of the 1971 and 1972 national championship team John Danby, Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione, former Terrier captain and former Bruins head coach Mike Sullivan, and a trio of defensemen Pat Aufiero, Ryan Monaghan and Kevin Kielt. Bobby Orr watched from the Bavis Box.

We see another nice report on freshman blueliner David Warsofsky on a St.Louis Blues fan blog.

The current edition of the Terriers boast five NHL-drafted defensemen plus undrafted, two-time All-American Matt Gilroy. The future of the blue looks solid, too. On Friday, our friend Paul Shaheen of The Amateur Hockey Report attend a USHL game featuring 2009 recruit Max Nicastro (Chicago Steel) and 2010 recruit Sean Escobedo (Tri-City Storm) and came away impressed by both. Nicastro, currently tied for the league scoring league among d-men, had a goal and an assist to pace the Steel’s 4-2 win . Steel also won Saturday’s rematch, 5-4, in which Escobeda picked up a pair of assists. We’ll post some excerpts of Shaheen’s report later this week.

Ex-Terrier Keith Tkachuk, who leads the NHL in goals with eight in eight games, is now seven points away from the 1,000 milestone for his career.

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