Kevin Shattnekirk’s strong play in the World Junior tournament last week earned him a spot on The Hockey News’ “Hot List.”
Looking way ahead
Most college hockey games are played on the weekends, so that leaves plenty of time during the week for the hockey version of hot stove league---peering into the future. With the first pairwise rankings out, InsideHockey’s Tim Rosenthal took a shot at projecting the pairings for the four NCAA Regionals. His “bracketology” has the Terriers meeting Air Force Academy in the Northeast Regions to be played in Bridgeport.
The 2009 WJCs are barely in the rear view mirror, yet a few bloggers already have candidates for next year’s Team USA rosters in mind. Nathan Fournier of The World of Junior Hockey suggests defenseman David Warsofsky and incoming blueliner Max Nicastro, along with forward Vinny Saponari (photo), all merit strong consideration. Chris Dilks The Western College Hockey has both Terrier defensemen among his candidates.
The kids are okay
The Salem News reports that 1965-86 Terrier co-captain Peter Marshall’s daughter, Kellie, is a standout defenseman for The Pingree School and, like her father, the junior is also a captain.