Saturday, July 04, 2009

Buddy Powers to join BU coaching staff

According to U.S. Hockey Report, Buddy Powers, a former Terrier and head coach at both RPI and Bowling Green, will join the BU coaching staff as an assistant coach. Powers played for BU between 1972 and 1975, including Jack Parker’s first season as the Terriers’ head coach. Most recently, he was Ice Arena Director for the BGSU Ice Arena and a play by play commentator for the Bowling Green Ice Hockey on The Buckeye Cable Sports Network. Details about his playing and coaching career are here.

Mike Bavis, who will enter his 12th season behind the BU bench, reportedly will become Associate Head Coach, succeeding David Quinn in that position.

Another ex-Terrier. Ken Rausch, a member of BU’s 1995 national championship team has a new coaching position. From USA Hockey:

Rausch Named Manager of Youth Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ken Rausch (Boston, Mass.) has been named USA Hockey's manager of youth hockey. In his newly created position, Rausch will support the organization's youth programs and initiatives to further develop hockey in the United States.

Rausch spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach at Babson College, and served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2001-08.

Having coached at numerous USA Hockey Boys' Select Player Development Camps, Rausch was an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2004 and 2005 Junior World Cups (now Memorial of Ivan Hlinka). As a player, he was a four-year member of Boston University's men's ice hockey team.

Rausch, who began his duties this past Monday, will assist at the Player Development Camps this summer, and relocate to USA Hockey's National Office in early August.

Chris Drury and Ryan Whitney have been invited to the U.S. Olympic orientation camp in Vancouver next week. USA Hockey announcement and full roster.

Brian Strait’s three-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins was officially announced.

►Former Terrier Adrian Aucoin, formerly with the Calgary Flames, signed a free-agent deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.

1 comment:

SportsPublisher said...

I want to congratulate Buddy Powers on his new role as Ass't Coach with B.U. hockey.
Buddy brings a wealth of experience and has Terrier hockey in his blood.
I have fond memories of the short time I spent at B.U. with Buddy and wish him well. He is a class act.
Bob McKenna

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