Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Midweek Linkorama

►Freshman goalie Kieran Millan was interviewed yesterday on The Pipeline Show (Radio 1260 in his native Edmonton) about the Beanpot Championship game, his thoughts on possibly being drafted in June and why he chose BU for his college career.

►RogersSportsNet in Canada simulcast NESN’s broadcast of the Beanpot Final and now there is an agreement between Hockey East and Rogers to air NESN’s Friday night games and also the Hockey East Tournament semis and final. Coach Jack Parker referenced the Rogers-NESN deal in his comments during yesterday’s Coaches' Conference Call, noting the broadcast will help Hockey East coaches compete for Canadian prospects with Major Junior. reported that Monday morning prior to the Beanpot championship game, many of the Terriers, along with Coach Jack Parker, went to Agganis Arena to watch the San Jose Sharks, captained by ex-Terrier All-American Mike Grier, practice for last night’s game with the Bruins. Grier scored his 10th goal of the season in the Sharks' 5-2 win.

►It has been a recognition-filled few days for Nick Bonino. For the week ending this past Sunday, the sophomore center was named Hockey East Player of the Week. Bonino followed up by earning Beanpot MVP honors on Monday.

►For the second time this season, College Hockey News chose the Terriers as its Team of the Week. The first time followed wins against North Dakota and Michigan State in the Icebreaker Tournament in October. Speaking of CHN, their stat pages for individual players are worth checking out. From the team stat page, click on any name and you’ll see the details of each point earned this season.

►USCHO photographer Melissa Wade reports that Hockey East referee Scott Hansen, who was hit by a puck in the first period on Monday, required stitches and was released from the Mass Eye & Ear Hospital on Tuesday morning.


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