Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Linkorama

The 2009 NCAA Regionals get underway today in Bridgeport and in Minneapolis, while the top-ranked and top-seeded Terriers (31-6-4) get back on the ice tomorrow, taking on Ohio State in Manchester.

We have a bushel of good reading including NCAA previews and player features.

Previews: USCHO, College Hockey News , Inside Hockey, Daily Free Press,, NHL Fanhouse, Analysis from USCHO's Dave Starman. Inside Hockey (video).

Features: Boston Herald-Brandon Yip, Boston Globe—Skating with confidence. Saugus Advertiser Jason Lawrence, CHN-Senior forwards.

Honors: All-CHN teams .

► Sophomore wing Joe Pereira, who suffered a ruptured spleen during BU's 1-0 win over UMass-Lowell in the Hockey East title game, did not require surgery and was released from the hospital. He continues to recuperate at home in Connecticut.

► The Terriers are making their 31st appearance in the NCAA tournament. The first was in 1950 when BU beat Michigan in the semifinal, but lost to host Colorado College in the final.

►BU will be meeting Ohio State for only the third time. The first, Dec. 28,1974, during the RPI Holiday Tournament, was Jack Parker's second game behind the BU bench.

► Start time for tomorrow's regional semifinal is 5:30 p.m. ET. WWZN will present a 90-minute postseason special beginning with BU All-Access from 4-5, followed by the Terrier hockey pre-game show.

► Head coach Jack Parker is bringing the Terriers to the NCAAs for the 23rd time, breaking the all-time record set by Ron Mason, who made 22 NCAA appearances as a coach (19 at Michigan State, three at Bowling Green).

► If you didn't see BU's semifinal 3-2 win over BC in the Hockey East Tournament, blog contributor candycanes99 has prepared two highlight clips: Game highlights and BU's three-goals-in-44 seconds explosion in the third period.

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