Thursday, November 13, 2008


Hockey East held a midweek press conference with several league coaches commenting on early-season action. Terrier Coach Jack Parker discusses the team’s success to date and the weekend’s matchups with UMass and Northeastern. The full transcript is here.

A feature looks at senior wing Jason Lawrence’s development during his two seasons in the NTDP program in Ann Arbor.

Colin Wilson’s 4-point game vs. Lowell earned him a spot on The Hockey News’ Hot List.

USCHO Extra (subscription required) features Terrier defenseman--and Avalanche top draft choice in 2007--Kevin Shattenkirk

Red Wings Central, assessing top prospects in the Detroit organization, commented on 2009 recruit Max Nicastro, a third round draft pick in 2008.

D Max Nicastro, Chicago (USHL). He's billed as a jack-of-all- trades, master-of-none, and that's a great compliment for any defenseman. Nicastro is one of the top blueliners in the United States Hockey League, and he could emerge as one of the organization's best prospects at Boston University.
Nicastro, rejoined the Chicago Steel after a successful stint with gold-medal winning Team USA in the World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta. He served as an assistant captain on the U.S. squad. He helped the Steel to a 5-4 win over Waterloo last night.

California Dreaming
DJ Powers of examines the rise of college hockey talent from California. The Golden State currently has 41 Division 1 players and more on the way, including the aforementioned Nicastro,who is a product of the the Los Angeles Jr. Kings' organization. The NTDP U17s, coached by ex-Terrier John Hynes, show four of twelve forwards on the roster from California. College hockey thrived in California in the 1920s and 1930s. For a brief history of college hockey in California, check this site.

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