Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Connolly and Millan named to HE All-Rookie team

Lots of news from Hockey East this week. The conference announced its all-rookie team which includes freshman goalie Kieran Millan and forward Chris Connolly (photo).

The coaches of the four Hockey East seminfinals participated in a conference call on Tuesday. Audio and pdf links to each of the coaches remarks are here. In his comments, BU coach Jack Parker noted that he expects Brian Strait, on the sidelines the past two weeks with a strained knee, to return to the lineup.

Two more Terriers Colby Cohen and Brandon Yip were recognized as top performers of the QF round in Hockey East’s weekly release.

We have more coverage of last weekend's quarterfinal action from The New York Times and The Daily Free Press, while NESN, which will broadcast the Hockey East semifinals and finals, reviews the Terriers's season thus far.

While the Hockey East conference championship is the next goal for the Terriers, NCAA brackteology discussions and projections are in high gear, too. USCHO offers its latest predictions about the tournament brackets as well as an article focused on BU’s status as #1 ranked team in the PWR. Going into conference championship weekend, 26 teams are still contending for the 16 spots in the NCAA tournament.

College Hockey News offers its own current take on the brackets, plus a tool for predicting final PWR rankings based on different results in the conference championships.

Looking back
Chris Drury's shoot out goal provided the margin of victory for the New York Rangers last night in a 4-3 win over Montreal.

In the AHL, Pete MacArthur recorded his first 2-goal game as a pro in Rockford's 5-4 loss to Houston.

Looking ahead
2009 recruit Alex Chiasson and 2010 recruit Yasin Cissé each scored in Des Moines' 4-1 win over Tri-City in USHL action. Cissé's goal was the game-winner for the Bucs.

2009 recruit Justin Courtnall scored his first post-season goal as Victoria eliminated Cowichan Valley in the BCHL playoffs.

1 comment:

GoTerriers said...

I'm very confused by this. The voters can only come up with ONE defenseman for the All-Rookie team and last I checked (and no offense intended to Karl Stollery), but isn't David Warsofsky in the league too???
Something's amiss.

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