Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ewing nailing goals in West Virginia

Bryan “Boomer” Ewing, who will be skating for the American Conference tonight in the ECHL All-Star game in Reading, Pa., enters the contest with a hot stick. The former Terrier winger—a 108-point scorer during his four seasons at BU—scored a hattrick and added an assist—in the Wheeling Nailers’ 5-4 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. (Photo credit: Scott McCloskey)

It was the third hattrick for Ewing in his past 13 games. During that span, he has notched 18 goals for the Northern Conference-leading Nailers. With his recent offensive boom, Ewing has jumped to the top of the ECHL scoring leaders chart with 27-26-53 in 38 games.

Prior to tonight's game, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register discussed Ewing’s prolific goal scoring and leadership contribution with his coach, Greg Puhalski. A native of West Virginia who later moved to Plymouth, Mass., Ewing took part in the League’s All-Star Skills Competition last night, participating in the shooting accuracy and breakaway relay events

Quiz-show Terriers blogger Julie Robenhymer, assessing the Terriers' recent performances, says: "This team is a dominant force that likes to play the body and moves the puck so well. They could very well be the best team in the country right now." To explore what makes this close-knit team click so well, she devised a video gameshow for BU seniors Matt Gilroy, John McCarthy, Steve Smolinsky and Brandon Yip to see how well they know one another. Part 1 (includes some game highlights). Part 2.

Hockey On Campus
The weekly radio program, co-hosted by Bernie Corbett and Paul McNamara, airs tonight from 7-9 p.m. ET on Boston’s ESPN affiliate 890-AM ESPN Boston, and will stream live online at Guests include Cornell coach Mike Schaefer and Dick Umile, coach of New Hampshire, the Terriers' opponent for a home-and-home set this weekend.

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