Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Linkorama

As BU prepares for the NCAA Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H., next weekend, we have plenty for our readers to read and view:

From INCH: Capsules of each team in the Northeast Regional

From CHN: An interview with the chair of the NCAA Division 1 Hockey Selection committee.

Netminder Kieran Millan was named Hockey East Player of the Week for his MVP performance in the conference championships. USCHO, CHN and The Daily Free Press assessed his difference-making efforts in goal.

The DFP also examined the breakout season by senior co-captain John McCarthy.

In many quarters, the controversy over the disallowed goal by Lowell in Saturday’s title game lingers on. Judge for yourself. Video. Comments from Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna.

I heard two things,” Bertagna said of his conversation with the officials’ booth and replay official Scott Hansen. “I called the booth, and I heard the referee said he blew his whistle before it went over the line. There was never a question whether it went in or not. He blew the whistle first. The second thing, which is probably not as much of a factor, is the net did go up and down in the middle of the sequence. The rulebook has said even if it goes up and comes right back down on the pins, that’s the same as being off the net. That was almost like a second reason not to allow it. The real, specific reason was (referee) Timmy Benedetto said he blew the whistle. He lost sight of it, blew the whistle and replayed it. They didn’t have sound up there, so they watched him blow the whistle, they did a count and the puck clearly was not in the net at that point. So that was it.”
►Millan has tied the school record for wins in a single season by a goaltender with 25, previously set by Jack Ferreria (1964-65) and Cleon Daskalakis (1983-84), who also were named All-American in those seasons. Both are members of the BU Athletics Hall of Fame.

► BU is undefeated in its last 15 games away from home (13-0-2), marking the longest such stretch in program history.

► Thirteen of BU’s returnees from last season have surpassed their career high in points this year

►The Terriers are 7-3 in one-goal games this season after going 4-7 in those contests a year ago.

►The Avalanche Prospects blog featured Brandon Yip's game-winning goals from the 2006 and 2009 HE championship games.

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