Thursday, July 09, 2009

Terriers add a forward for 2009



BU rounded out its 2009 recruit class with the addition of Vernon Vipers (BCHL) forward Ryan Santana. A 6’1”, 190 right shot center from Yorba Linda, Calif., Santana had 25 points (12+13) and 16 PIMS in 56 games for the Vipers, who won the RBC Cup, Canada’s Junior A championship. En route to the Cup, Vernon eliminated Victoria (and BU 2009 recruit Justin Courtnall) with Santana assisting on the overtime game-winner.

The previous season, Santana played for Des Moines in the USHL, putting up a 10-26-36 scoring line. He is a product of the California Wave hockey club program along with 2009 recruit Max Nicastro.

The 2009 recruit class now has four forwards and three defensemen.

Gone camping

NHL development camps have begun with a number of incoming, current and former Terriers on the various rosters.

► Last week, Chris Higgins was at BlueJackets development camp after signing on with Columbus. He hopes to begin the season at Syracuse where Brian McGuirk and Dan Spang played last season.

►Another recent graduate, Jason Lawrence, is at Bruins camp where New England Hockey Journal and The Boston Herald looked in on his experience.

Corey Trivino is participating in his second Islanders camp, where he’s a teammate of NHL top draft choice John Tavares.

► 2009 recruit Max Nicastro will attend his second Detroit Red Wings development camp.

► Brothers Vinny and Victor Saponari are at Atlanta Thrashers camp this week. Vinny appeared at the Thrashers’ fan draft party and signed autographs.

Eric Gryba and Zach Cohen completed Ottawa Senators camp in style as members of the winning team in the Sens' 3-on-3 competition. Click on “Final Day” to see Cohen score the game-winner and Gryba display his fighting skills.

► Cohen also appears on the roster for Chicago Blackhawks development camp, which began Monday, as does ex-Terrier Boomer Ewing. He was the ECHL Rookie of the Year and a first team league all-star, following his 91-point season with the Wheeling Nailers.

Colorado Avs camp has begun and Kevin Shattenkirk is on the roster.


David Warofsky is attending St. Louis Blues camp.


Grant Rollheiser is attending Toronto Maple Leafs camp.

1 comment:

Allan said...

good to see some of this year's seniors getting a chance. I'm sure
Higgins could help somebody in the NHL eventually. Maybe I'm being a homer, but I could see that happening

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