Thursday, June 25, 2009


► 2009 Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy is one of five finalists named by ESPN for its Male College Athlete of the Year ESPY Award. To cast a vote, you must register at this ESPN site. coverage.

► Rumors persist that BU, along with BC, Providence and Vermont will be involved in the next Winter Classic that begins with a Bruins game at Fenway Park on January 1 and concludes with a college event a week later.

David Quinn talked with about his new position as head coach of the AHL Lake Erie Monsters.

"I was absolutely ready to go back to BU," Quinn said. "The more success you are associated with, the more opportunity you get. If you told me a month ago I'd be head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, I'd have told you you are crazy."

Brian Strait, who recently signed a three-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins discussed his decision to leave BU with his hometown newspaper. Strait will head to Pens development camp in July and then reports for a rookie tournament in September.

Grant Rollheiser was interviewed (audio clip) about his freshman season at BU by Shawn Mullin, radio voice of his former Junior A team, the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Looking ahead
2009 recruit Alex Chiasson, ranked #34 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, figures to be the first Terrier taken in this weekend's draft. talked with the Quebec native about his career development and his reasons for choosing BU.

Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee:

"Alex shows a real strong competitiveness and willingness to go to the net. He takes the hit to make the play, yet at the same time can stickhandle in a telephone booth and find the open man. Night in, night out, he comes to play -- the effort is always there."
Justin Courtnall, also a 2009 recruit, was a Tampa Bay draft pick in 2007. He’s expected to attend Lightning prospect camp, beginning July 8.

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