Tuesday, May 05, 2009

McCarthy signs with San Jose

Terrier co-captain John McCarthy has signed a two-year entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks, who had drafted him the seventh round of the 2006 amateur draft. McCarthy, a football and hockey star at St.John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass, spent a season with the Des Moines Bucs before beginning his Terrier career. Like all the members of the senior class, McCarthy put up career-best numbers during the Terriers’ run to the NCAA title with a 6-23-29 scoring line and had a goal and six assists in BU’s nine post-season games.

Catching Up
The Daily Free Press recently looked back at memorable games during the Terriers’ championship season.

Co-captains McCarthy and Matt Gilroy were among the honorees at the recent Boston University annual student-athlete awards reception. Gilroy received BU’s top award for a male athlete, the Mickey Cochrane Award named for the major league baseball Hall of Fame catcher, who played baseball, football, and, occasionally, hockey at BU. McCarthy was the men’s recipient of John B. Simpson Award, presented to senior who has demonstrated enthusiasm and leadership.

The Terriers were honored at Fenway Park during the April 26 Red Sox-Yankees game with Head Coach Jack Parker throwing out the first pitch.

To order a DVD of the 2009 NCAA championship game, click here.

Looking ahead
Inside College Hockey’s early projection for next season’s top ten teams has the Terriers in the #3 spot. The Miami RedHawks, whom BU defeated in the national championship game, is ranked first, followed by Denver. Lowell, at #9, is the only other Hockey East team in the projection.

2009 recruit Justin Courntall had a pair of assists in the Victoria Grizzlies’ 5-0 win against Kingston in RBC Cup round-robin play.

Looking back
Former Terrier defenseman Bryan Miller has scored 8 points (1-7) in 10 post-season games for the ECHL Alaska Aces. Miller scored 40 points during the regular season (10-30), a career high as a pro and second best on the Aces. Miller was briefly called up to AHL Peoria during the season.

Former Terrier teammates John Curry and Chris Bourque are opponents in the second round of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. Bourque's Hershey Bears have two games to none lead over Curry's Wilkes Barre/Scranton Pens in the Eastern Division finals.

Blog contributor candycanes99 has put together a 10-minute highlights video of BU's 6-2 win over Maine in the 1995 NCAA Championship game. Look for more video highlights from milestone BU games to be posted in the near future.

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