Thursday, July 31, 2008

A pair for 2010

One of our blog contributors had been voicing his concern that BU was one of only two Hockey East teams with no recruits committed for 2010. That all changed this week with the Terriers’ first two verbals for the 2010 recruit class. And both have connections to the Bowling Green program.

Defenseman Sean Escobedo, who completed his second season with Apple Core (EJHL), is a 6-0, 175, left-shot blueliner from Bayside, New York. He was named to the EJHL all-star game and finished last season tied for 8th in points (2-28-30 with 118 PIMs in 45 games) among league defensemen with incoming BU freshman Ryan Ruikka.

Escobedo. whose brother, Brian, was a four-year starting defenseman at Bowling Green, will spend the next season or two with the Tri-City Storm, who made him their first pick—and third selection overall—in the 2008 USHL entry draft. U.S.Hockey Report suggests Escobedo’s stay in the USHL would be just one season, if BU loses a defenseman early.

Apple Core GM Henry Lazar told The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog:

"Sean is a very mobile defenseman who can play offensively, like [Matt] Gilroy, or play the role of a defensive defenseman. Like Gilroy, Sean came up through the Apple Core system. It is great that Sean is signed and sealed [for BU] before going to the USHL.

“Sean played for St. Mary's H.S. [on Long Island] as did Matt Gilroy. Both were on state championship teams at the school. Actually, that's where Matt Gilroy learned how to play defense. Matt only played forward in junior hockey. Sean follows Matt, Kevin Schaeffer, and Jacobs Redlihs as Apple Core alums at

BU’s second 2010 recruit is 6-1, 170 winger Wade Megan, a senior to be at South Kent School. Playing in his first season at SKS, he put up a 24-29-53 line in 36 games as a linemate of Joe Pereiras younger brother Mike (27-25-52), helping SKS reach the prep semi-finals.

U.S. Hockey Report describes Megan as “a rugged winger, a power forward type who is difficult to knock off the puck and can finish, too.” Following his senior year at SKS, Megan will play a season of junior hockey before arriving on Commonwealth Ave.

Megan, whose father, Ron, played for Bowling Green in 1979-80 and 1980-81, hails from Canton, N.Y., and just may be BU’s first recruit from that St. Lawrence Seaway town since goalie Dan Brady, MVP of the 1971 NCAAs, All-American in 1972 and a BU Hall of Famer.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Indiana Wants Me

2009 recruit Ethan Werek reconfirmed his commitment to the Terriers last week, announcing he’ll spend next season with the Indiana Ice, the USHL team holding his rights, and then arrive at Commonwealth Avenue for BU’s 2009-10 season. Werek (photo: at the Canadian Junior A Prospects game with legend Gordie Howe) had been a first round draft choice of Kingston in the 2007 OHL entry draft and the Frontenacs’ management had insisted that the 6-2 power forward would join the major junior club even after he declined last fall and skated with the junior A OPJHL Stouffville Spirit. The Out of Left Field blog chronicled Kingston’s pursuit of Werek.

Despite missing a dozen games to injuries and playing in the World 17 challenge, Werek led the Spirit, a team co-owner by his father, Zeev, in scoring with a 29-41-70 line, edging teammate and incoming Terrier freshman Corey Trivino by a single point. He added another 19 points in 15 playoff games. Werek earned OPJHL North Conference Rookie-of-the-Year honors, succeeding Trivino, the 2007-07 recipient.

The previous year, Werek scored 59-69-128 in 55 games for the Toronto Marlies AAA. In an interview last season with McKeen’s Hockey Prospects, Werek discussed his game and the decisions that led him to commit to BU in May of 2007.

In Indiana, Werek will be a teammate of former Terrier goalie, Brett Bennett. Meanwhile…. Trivino, a New York Islanders’ second round draft choice (#36 overall) who attended the Isles’ development camp earlier this month, is making one more stop prior to beginning his Terrier career. Over the weekend, he returned to Ottawa, where he had attended the 2008 draft, to participate in tryout camp for Canada’s World Junior Championships team. One of five Islander draft choices in camp, Trivino is the only invitee who was neither an NCAA or OHL player this past season.

More Terrier news on the Web offered a feature article on Terrier sophomore defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen, blue line partners last season and respectively the Avalanche’s first and second round draft choices in the 2007 entry draft. Both attended Avs’ development camp in Centennial, Colorado this month.

Former Daily Free Press hockey writer Fluto Shinzawa reported, in yesterday’s Boston Globe Hockey Notes column, that Chris Drury is a likely successor to Jaromir Jagr as captain of the New York Rangers. Drury was a co-captain in Buffalo during his tenure with the Sabres. The column also noted that former Terrier captain and Bruins’ head coach Mike Sullivan is in the mix for the vacant top job behind the New York Islanders’ bench.

Check out a good read from the Friartown Free Press blog, which has been added to the list of college hockey blog links in the sidebar. This past Saturday’s post examines the trend of surprisingly few prospects being drafted after beginning their college careers. Terrier center Colin Wilson was the only one selected in the first round this past June; only two were chosen in the first four rounds. The article also looks at college-bound draftees who become “one-and-done” or “two-and-through” collegians.

Predators GM Dave Poile discussed Wilson’s decision last week to return to BU for his sophomore season with the Nashville Tennessean, explaining that…

...the team supports Wilson’s choice to stay in school for at least one more year. Nashville will retain Wilson’s rights.

“I think the most important thing is that he made the decision,’ Poile said. “He decided where he’d be most comfortable and we were totally on board for that.

“We’ve said all along that hopefully he’d be one of the better players at BU, one of the better players in college and play for the U.S. at the World Juniors this year. So I see this as another real stepping stone for him”

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Strait Talk—Q&A with BU's alternate captain

As the 2008-09 season approaches, The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog begins a series of Q&A interviews, one each with a member of all four classes. We begin with junior defenseman Brian Strait, whose solid sophomore season was capped by being voted, by league coaches, runner-up for the Hockey East’s defensive defenseman award and being named an alternate captain for next season. Strait recently answered our questions about his development as a defenseman and his team and personal goals for 2008-09.

Q—You’ve now participated in three Penguins development camps. How has that heightened competition improved your game?
A—It was actually only my second Penguins camp this past June. I feel that every time I go to it, I learn something knew. It is great to work with professional coaches and get their help in order to make the next step which is the National Hockey League. The things that I learn there have helped me become a better hockey player, which will give me the chance to help the Terriers win more hockey games. It is also great to meet the other prospects and make new relationships with guys you might be playing with some years down the road.

Q—What are the Penguins’ coaches asking you to work on in your game? Is it consistent with the direction you’re receiving from Coaches Parker and Quinn?
A—The parts of my game the Penguins want me to work on are the same things that my coaches at BU want me to work on. The Penguins coaches, BU coaches, my teammates, and I all know my strengths and my weaknesses. The only difference is how they approach ways to improve my game. Some of the drills I did at camp to work on something might be a little different than what we do at BU in practice.

Q—Coach Parker touts the World Junior Championships experience for enhancing a player’s development? How did last year’s WJCs make you a better player and, as Team USA’s captain, a leader?
A—Any time you get to wear your countries colors is an experience which stays in your memory bank forever. I have been fortunate enough to wear the USA jersey a number of times and it never gets old. I also have been fortunate enough to wear the "C" on that jersey a number of times which has been great. The level of competition at the WJC was the fastest hockey I have ever played in. The game was much different than college mainly because college hockey is North American hockey and, in the WJC, we played all European teams other than Canada. It is a great experience to take with you though when you get to play in an elite tournament like that to really test yourself against the best in the world. Being the captain of the team was another thing that did a lot for me. I had not been a team captain in about a year and a half before that, so it was good to stay sharp in that area by taking on the duties in that tournament especially because I am going to be in that type of role next year for BU.

Q—What specific parts of your game are you focusing on developing going into your third season? And do you see yourself becoming what is called a “shutdown” defenseman?
A—I have been happy with my personal progress over the past two years and hope to continue to build on that foundation this upcoming season. In order for me to be the best I can be, I will have to become a "shutdown" defensemen for our club this year. I will help out in the offensive end when I can, but most of the time I leave that to my partner Matt Gilroy. The coaches believe that I need to be that shutdown guy in order for me to have success and our team to have success. Every player has his role on the team; I really have to take that shutdown role and have pride in it so I can do my part for us to win hockey games.

Q—How do you see your role as a team leader, now made official as an assistant captain, manifesting itself?
A—I am very excited about being one of the captains on this team next year. Once in a while, when you don't have a letter on your jersey, you become more afraid to speak up or you might not hold yourself as accountable about things. I feel like every time I have been a captain I have done a pretty good job--other than at the end of the WJC when my team collapsed. I have been upset since the end of that tournament about the small things that I let slip, which ultimately cost us a medal. I now know what I have to work on to become a better leader and hopefully put that to use this year.

Q—Coach Parker has acknowledged that, along with spotty goaltending, the unsuccessful switch to a layered defensive style led to BU’s slow start last season. With a largely veteran defense playing the man-style defense, what do you expect from the blueline group? Will this group be able to keep quality shots down, easing the adjustment for the rookie goalies?
A—I was very proud of the way our defense grew up together last year. We had a slow start but once we went back to the man-to-man system, we became a rock back there. We were barely giving up any shots and the quality shots they were getting were not very good either. I think with basically all the guys coming back next year, we should have no problem continuing to defend the way we did last season.

Q—What individual and team goals have you set for the coming season?
A—I have one goal every year and that is to do whatever it takes to help my team win. There is no better feeling in the world than being on a winning team. When you’re on a winning team, that means everyone is doing the right thing and playing well, which in return fulfills your individual dreams.

Q—What areas do you think the BU team must improve on in order to reach the Frozen Four?
A—I am hoping that my teammates and I are not going into this season with our sights set on the Frozen Four. That mindset has killed BU teams in the past. A hockey season is like one big puzzle and the first piece of the puzzle is when we all get back to school and our conditioning starts. If we have guys looking past that, then we are going to have a slow start. Successful hockey teams live for the challenge, not the trophies, and that is what we will have to do this year if we want to be successful.

Q—Do you think the team has the necessary talent and can develop the team chemistry and urgency needed to succeed in post-season play, something it hasn’t done the past two years?
A—We have plenty of talent and chemistry can be made as long as everyone has the right mindset coming into the season. You don't get to the post-season without having a good regular season, so we have to concentrate on doing the right things in September in order to still be around in April.

Q—Which of your teammates do you think is going to surprise BU fans with his play this season?
A—All of them!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Linkorama: Catching Up

Alter two years with San Jose’s AHL team in Worcester, Dan Spang has signed on with Calgary’s Quad City AHL club, where David VanderGulik placed last season.

Carl Corazinni has left the Redwings organization after a 60-point season in Grand Rapids, moving closer to home to join Edmonton’s AHL Springfield Falcons. Corazzini has had 19 NHL starts with the Black Hawks and Bruins.

Dan McGoff begins his pro career with the Charlotte Checkers, the ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers.

John Laliberte received a qualifying offer for next season from the ECHL Augusta Lynx. Laliberte split the past season between the Lynx and the AHL Milwaukee Admirals.

Steve Stirling, captain of BU’s first NCAA championship season (19771) and coach of Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate, Norfolk, the past two seasons, has been reassigned as a full-time college scout.

Northeastern will again have a former Terrier on its coaching staff next season. Albie O'Connell, who had been on Mark Denehy's staff at Merrimack, now replaces top Husky assistant Gene Reilly, who resigned. O'Connell captained the 1998-1999 Terriers. Shawn McEachern, who also was a Northeastern assistant, resigned following the 2007-08 Hockey East season.

Wilson stays in Scarlet

Colin Wilson, last season’s top Terrier freshman scorer and the 2008 first round draft choice of the Nashville Predators, has decided to return to BU for his sophomore season, according to several sources close to the program.

At the time of the draft, Nashville GM David Poile voiced his inclination for Wilson to continue his career at BU for at least another season, noting, “we think he is in a good place.” During Predators prospect development camp that Wilson attended, Coach Barry Trotz stated his preference for not rushing young players.

Wilson’s ultimate choice may have been between returning to BU and playing with Nashville’s AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. By returning to BU, the 6-1, 215 centerman will emulate his father, former NHL winger Carey Wilson, who skated for two seasons at Dartmouth before beginning his professional career. Carey Wilson scored 60 points during his Big Green career. Colin had a 12-23-35 line last year for BU.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sounding it out on the ice

Sophomore Joe Pereira (photo) and freshman Corey Trivino spent their summer week on Long Island as far from the trendy East Hampton beaches as possible. Before officially becoming Terrier teammates, they were teammates on Bryan Trottier’s white team at Islanders development camp in Syosset on the Long Island Sound side of the island.

Both Trivino (#36) and Pereira (#37) can be seen skating in a video clip with miked teammate Michael Haley and, in the latter part, Haley, a pro for several seasons, offers some tips to Trivino.

Trivino, who’ll soon head to Canada’s World Junior team tryout camp, discussed his first pro development camp with NHL TV.

Pereira, an undrafted invitee, was recommended to the Islanders by St. Joseph’s CT coach Marty Crouse, who like Pereira was a standout player in West Haven. Pereira talked about his camp experience and playing for Jack Parker in a feature on the Isles’ AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers Web site. Pereira wasn’t the only member of his family doing some summer skating. Younger brother Mike, who followed Joe to South Kent School where he the team in scoring (27-25-52) as a sophomore, was at the recent national Select 17 Festival in St. Cloud, Minn. With a strong effort during the final few games, he finished among the event’s top scorers, as did Culver Military Academy forward Kit Sitterley, who previously expressed interest in BU. Both Vinny and Victor Saponari played prep hockey at Culver.

On Aug. 2 and 3, freshman David Warsofsky and his brother Ryan, a second-year defenseman for Sacred Heart, trade their skates for cycling shorts to participate in the 29th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the nation’s pioneer charity bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. They will be among the more than 5,500 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising $34 million for lifesaving cancer research and treatment for adult and pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Linkorama posted a Q&A interview with Kevin Shattenkirk from Avs' development camp. HF ranks Shattenkirk as Colorado's #2 prospect and Colby Cohen as #7. There's a fourth Terrier at the Avs camp--Joe Sacco, now in his second season as head coach of Colorado's AHL team, the Lake Erie Monsters. feature writer Mike Morreale caught up with the Saponari brothers at Thrashers camp with Victor explaining how he pushed his younger brother to compete with him.

The Puckhead's Capital Thoughts blog, reporting from Caps' camp last week, offered kudos for Andrew Glass' strong play in an intra-squad scrimmage: "He plays hard and loves to get physical. Some of his hits led to chances down the ice."

Former Terrier blueliner Joe DiPenta, one of six BU players to have won the Stanley Cup (2007-Anaheim) is taking his game to across the pond next year, signing with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League.

Monday, July 14, 2008

More news from the NHL camps

Happy Birthday, Andrew Glass. Just returned from his second Capitals development camp in Arlington, Va., the left wing from Wrentham, who turned 19 today, is back on the ice with his Terrier teammates. Before leaving Virginia, he taped another video interview (first one was linked in yesterday’s post) and talked about what he thinks it will take to win a starting spot for BU.

One longtime NHL scout, who calls Glass a “very good prospect,” citing his “very good skating, hockey sense, hands and puck skills,” also says Glass reminds him of Chris Drury when he played at Fairfield Prep. That’s certainly setting the bar a bit too high for even an accomplished prep player and NHL draft pick, but it’s spot on in terms of interview style. On camera, the self-effacing remarks and humble style are pure Drury.

In Centennial, Co., a trio of Terriers, senior Brandon Yip, and sophomores Colby Cohen and Kevin Shattenkirk began Avalanche development camp on Friday. An Avs Web site feature article on defensive prospects put much of its focus on the two Terrier blueliners who also will be headed together to Junior National Team camp in August.

We reported yesterday that freshman Corey Trivino would begin Islanders camp this week in Syosset, N.Y., but, until the list of participating forwards was posted today, didn’t know that Trivino would be joined by a Terrier teammate. Sophomore Joe Pereira is in camp as an undrafted invitee. Trivino also will be able to get acquainted with some future college opponents as BC’s Brian Gibbons, Harvard’s Doug Rogers, UNH incoming defenseman Blake Kessel and North Dakota freshman Jason Gregoire also are in camp. Trivino and Pereira will play on the split squad team coached by Bryan Trottier.

Also busy on Long Island is former Terrier All-American defenseman Freddy Meyer, who began last season with the Isles, was traded to Phoenix and then reacquired six weeks later to assume a regular spot on the New York blueline. Meyer has been active with the team’s Islanders Community Events (ICE) group, visiting six children’s camps, including one for autistic children last week. (Photo gallery)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Brothers Saponari

Both incoming freshman Vinny Saponari (photo) and his older brother, sophomore Victor Saponari, attended this past week’s Thrasher’s Prospect Camp in Duluth, Georgia. Vinny, fifth leading scorer for the NTDP U18s last season, has drawn considerable attention as the first native of Georgia to be drafted, which he discussed on local TV and in a feature.

Victor’s role as the less-heralded sibling was addressed on the Thrashers' official blog.

Speaking of brothers, big brother Vic Saponari is thrilled to be at prospect camp and is soaking in all of the advice. He sees this as a step above a college camp and he plans to take it all in and be a better player for it when he gets back to Boston University where he'll be playing with younger brother Vinny. Vic didn't find out Vinny got drafted until his little brother called him. He was too nervous for his brother to watch or listen to the draft.

Is he proud of his brother? Of course. Does he begrudge him any
of the success? Nope. "Besides, he learned everything from me" laughed Vic. NCAA rules prohibit the Saponaris from accepting a hotel room from the Thrashers so they're staying with family
friends- the Kamals [note: Dan Kamal is the play-by-play announcer for Atlanta].

Thanks to YouTube, we have a clip of Vinny during a series of drills. He’s the second shooter in this clip, #54. The other player, #57, is Angelo Esposito, who BU recruited before he chose Major Junior hockey in Quebec.

The brothers previously were teammates at Culver Military Academy in Indiana.

In other NHL development camp news:
Pete MacArthur, in Blackhawks camp with Boomer Ewing, put up points when it counted most. He scored the game-winner in a scrimmage game last Wednesday and assisted on the game-winner the next day.

Incoming freshman forward Andrew Glass, attending his second Capitals development camp, was interviewed (video) about the differences from last year's experience and the strengths of his game. The 5-11, 180 left wing, a first team All-Prep East performer last season who netted with 27 goals for Nobles, was Washington's seventh round choice in the 2007 draft. reports on Max Nicastro's on ice activities at Red Wings camp:

Red Wings draft pick Max Nicastro doesn't look out of place as he participates in his first professional prospect camp this week as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. He's confident, poised, and he keeps his game simple, and that's quite a bit to say about an 18- year-old who's just under three weeks removed from his draft date.

The Hockey News' latest "Hot List, " its weekly rundown of players "we can’t wait to see in the NHL one day," features both Colin Wilson, still making his decision about which sweater to wear next season, and incoming freshman Corey Trivino. The Islanders' second round draft choice last month, Trivino begins Isles development camp on Monday and will try out for Canada's Junior National team later this summer.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Nicastro "clarifies" at Red Wings camp

With the aplomb of a seasoned politician, 2009 recruit Max Nicastro "clarified his position" on being drafted by the Red Wings during Monday's session at Detroit development camp.
A quote in his hometown Ventura, Calif., newspaper had drawn the ire of the Detroit Free Press and Wing fans. In yesterday's interview, the right-shot defenseman also explained his reasons for committing to BU:

He said that after his visit to the Terriers’ campus, he knew where he would be headed.“

I visited there about a year ago, and just fell in love with the city,” he said. “I had never been there before, I just loved that, the rink, the facilities, everything. When I met (assistant coach David) Quinn, he was a first round draft pick in the past, just seeing that I could learn a lot from him … every program there is awesome, and I think it’s the best fit for me.”

Nicastro added that the non-hockey person he'd like to take to dinner is Barack Obama. The article on the Red Wings site includes a video link to a so-so interview with Nicastro after yesterday's session.'s recap of the Red Wings draft assesses Nicastro:

Max Nicastro, RD, Chicago Steel, 3rd round, 91st overall 6’2, 189

The Wings took Nicastro, a self-described "finesse defenseman" who grew up playing roller hockey in California, in the third round. Nicastro has said he patterns his game after Nicklas Lidstrom. Nicastro, 18, plays a very good all-around game, but is very responsible in his own end. He’s good puck-handling blue liner who can make a great first pass or join the rush when needed. He makes good reads at both ends of the ice and is able to get on the right side of the opposing player to attack, effectively causing turnovers with his stick work. He’s good at closing up lanes and stealing passes and has been utilized effectively in multiple roles for the Steel, playing on top power-play and penalty-kill units. He has good offensive upside, has good vision and big shot. Nicastro played 58 games with the Chicago Steel, (USHL) last season, logging 6 goals and 14 assists. He is slated to return to the Steel and then head to Boston University.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Gone camping update: Look who we found!

Last season’s two top Terrier scorers, co-captain Peter MacArthur and Bryan Ewing, will spend next week at Chicago Blackhawks development camp in Bensenville, Ill. MacArthur and Ewing had amateur tryouts last Spring with AHL teams Bridgeport and Springfield respectively. They’ll find familiar faces in Hawks camp: HE opponents Dan Bertram, Ben Smith, Joe Lavin and Simon Danis Pepin.

We had omitted Brandon Yip from the list of Terriers who will attend Colorado Avs prospects camp next week in Centennial, Co., and have now learned that both Saponari brothers, Vinny and Victor, are on the roster for Atlanta Thrashers’ development camp, which begins next Tuesday in Duluth, Geo.

Jay Pandolfo, as expected, signed a three-year, $7.5 million deal with the New Jersey Devils. The 33-year old former BU captain has spent his entire pro career with New Jersey.

The Reading Royals (ECHL), an affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings and New Hampshire Monarchs, has made qualifying offers to eight players including former Terrier blueliner Kevin Schaeffer who split last season between Reading and Providence (AHL).

Tom Ryan, former Terrier captain and defenseman and longtime analyst for BU hockey broadcasts—and sidekick to Bernie Corbett—has moved into the high school coaching ranks taking on the top post at his former alma mater, Newton North. Ryan has prior coaching experience at Babson College.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Gone camping

Camping season is underway. That is, development camps for NHL clubs and many Terriers have their bags packed, ready to go. Rising junior defensemen Eric Gryba (Senators) and Brian Strait (Penguins) have already completed camp sessions. We found some encouraging comments about Gryba’s physical play on various blogs, although one questioned his willingness to hang onto the puck very long. Gryba’s “team” at Senators camp won the 3-on-3 championship the final day. That’s Eric holding the trophy.

Strait participated in his third Pens development camp where there were plenty of familiar faces including NU’s Joe Vitale, BC’s Carl Sneep and Dartmouth’s Nick Johnson. Photographer Melisssa Wade has posted a gallery of shots on USCHO including several of Strait. We’re preparing an interview with Strait who’ll not only will be a leader of the team’s defense next season, but also will be wearing an “A.”

Colin Wilson, a focus of much media attention and wondering among BU about whether he’ll return, also completed Nashville's development camp where he lived up to his “top ten” selection. Predators coach Barry Trotz , not yet making a decision on Wilson’s future, explained his preference for not rushing prospects.

Among the other players with camping plans: Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen, Avs, later this month; Corey Trivino, Islanders, July14-20; Andrew Glass, Caps, July 7-12; Vinny Saponari, Thrashers, July 8-14; and Grant Rolleheiser, Maple Leafs, July 9-14. We’ll add others when dates are confirmed.

2009 recruit Max Nicastro, who will head to Red Wing camp next week, got himself in a bit of hot water this week due to media inexperience. After telling Detroit media that "it was an honor" to be picked by the Wings and that he patterns his game after Niklas Lidstrom, Nicastro was quoted in his hometown newspaper saying that his "heart sank" when Detroit selected him, because he thought Nashville would draft him. The Detroit Free Press and some Red Wing bloggers were all over the comment, but, like the flubs of the presidential candidates, this will pass.
  • Trivino, whose father was a semi-professional soccer player in Argentina, had to choose between "football" and hockey as a 14 year old.

  • Incoming goalie Rollheiser told about his excitement over being drafted by a Canadian NHL club.

  • At the last week's USA Select 16 Festival, Thayer winger Charlie Coyle tied for most goals with five in five games. Goal-scoring might be in his genes as his cousin is former Terrier standout Tony Amonte, who finished his NHL career with 900 points, 11th best among Americans.
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