Friday, December 12, 2008

Gameday: BU-Lowell at Agganis

The Terriers' final game of the semester is the season’s second matchup with the Lowell Riverhawks. BU came from behind to win 6-4 last month in a game at Tsongas Arena in which Colin Wilson (photo) assisted on the tying goal by Chris Higgins, then scored the game-winner. BU gamenotes and links to watch on All-Access, listen online and follow gametracker are here. Our friends at College Hockey News offer a matchup comparison of the teams.

John Curry earned his second NHL win in the Penguins blowout of the Islanders last night, 9-2, with his parents in attendance at The Igloo. Curry's reward was to be reassigned to Wilkes Barre/Scranton in th AHL as the Pens' top goalie returned from an injury. Islanders All-Star goalie Rick DiPietro, recovering from surgery, is a few weeks away from returning to action.

Sharks draft choices earn kudos
Of the 28 NHL draft choices that suited up in last Friday’s BU-BC game at Agganis Arena, three are property of the San Jose Sharks: Terrier captain John McCarthy and his linemate, sophomore Nick Bonino, and BC blueliner Nick Petrecki. Sharkspage talent analyst Max Giese viewed both weekend games and offered opinions on all three as did an unnamed NHL scout. The two were in agreement about McCarthy’s defensive skills and leadership and that Bonino reminded them of Sharks center –and former Wisconsin standout--Joe Pavelski.

As has been the case with several Terrier recruits from outside of New England, playing in the Beanpot Tournament was a motivating factor in 2010 recruit Wade Megan’s verbal to BU. A native of Canton, N.Y. Megan became a BU fan as a youth when he and his father attended the Beanpot. Megan recalls, " It was a great experience. It started there and I don't know, I always wanted to play there." The 6-1 left-shot forward now centers the top line for South Kent School, whose home games are Webcast at no cost. On Wednesday, Megan had a goal and two assists in an 8-2 win for the Cardinals.


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