Friday, January 30, 2009

Game Day: BU- Merrimack

The Terriers return to North Andover for a third game with the Warriors. There, the focus will be on securing two important points to solidify BU’s second place position in the Hockey East standings and also on achieving a milestone for their coach. A win will make Jack Parker the third D1 coach to reach 800 victories.

The Daily Free Press reports that senior wing Chris Higgins will sit out tonight’s games due to the lingering affects of the concussion suffered during BU’s last trip to Thom Lawler Arena. Freshman Chris Connolly moves up from the third line to take his place. The Freep also offers some insights into the friendly rivalry between sophomore Colin Wilson and his WJC team linemate, James Van Riemsdyk of New Hampshire. (photo credit Kristyn Ulanday)

College Hockey News provides its “Tale of the Tape” matching up BU and Merrimack. From Hockey East Online, a preview of all league action this weekend.

The site, as always, provides links to game notes, gametracker, the BU audio broadcast and a pay-per-view online Webcast from B2 networks.

The Boston Herald, like other media we’ve posted recently, profiles BU co-captain Matt Gilroy who appears to be on track to become BU’s first three-time All-American since Chris Drury. Rick Meagher was the first and only three-time first-team All-American to play for BU.

USCHO’s Hockey East Weekly Column features close-up looks at the two teams—BU & NU-- that Dave Hendrickson expects to be playing for the silver Beanpot on Feb. 9.

New York Daily News online hockey columnist Elliott Olshansky reports that Chris Drury will be inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame, where he’ll join a dozen other ex-Terriers, including Jack Parker.The article looks at Drury’s MVP performance in the 1996 Beanpot (the first in the current Boston Garden) as well as Jack Parker’s favorite Drury/Beanpot memory.

2009 recruit Max Nicastro’s eighth goal of the season was not enough to keep Des Moines from defeating the Chicago Steel, 3-2, ending a x-game Bucs loosing streak. The right-shot defenseman is third among USHL blueliners in scoring this season with 24 points.

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