Friday, December 26, 2008

USA-Germany today in WJC opener

Team U.S.A. begins preliminary round play in the World Junior Championships in Ottawa this afternoon against Germany. NHL Network is televising the game at 3:30 p.m. ET. Terrier defenseman and Team USA assistant captain Kevin Shattenkirk discussed his excitement about performing on a world-class stage in the WJCs and how that might impact his future hockey plans with a hometown newspaper. Rink Rat Elliot Olshansky, of The Daily News, also covers Shattenkirk’s role on Team USA and his development as defenseman since his NTDP days.

Coach Ron Rolston discusses what he expects from Germany, whose roster includes a prospect reportedly on BU’s recruiting radar-- Conor Morrison, the top goal-scorer on the BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks, currently ranked second in the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
He is a 5-8 forward from London, Ontario, is the son of Toronto Maple Leafs’ chief amateur scout Dave Morrison.

Looking back
Darryl MacLeod was a member of the 1977-78 freshmen class, along with Mark Fidler, Bill Cotter, Tim Kimball and Paul Miller, that helped spark the Terriers to a 30-2-0 season and the third of BU’s four national championships. MacLeod’s daughter, Meredith, now is pursuing her own career on a combined Melrose-Watertown, Mass., high school team.

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