As reported earlier this summer, future Terriers Robert Polesello (2012) and Cason Hohmann (2011) both had played for the East Coast Selects tournament team program. It's an impressive entry on their hockey resumes that they share with five current Terriers who are also are ECS alums. Three defensemen, Colby Cohen (photo), Kevin Shattenkirk and Ben Rosen played for the Selects’ 89 teams, while Corey Trivino and Alex Chiasson skated for the Selects '90s.
The three then-future Terrier blueliners were joined on the ‘89s by former BC defenseman Nick Petrecki and Harvard’s Alex Biega leading ESC to several tournament wins. They also won the 2004 Mission Cup (team photo), although Shattenkirk didn’t play in that event.
The ESC site has photo features on the career development of both Shattenkirk and Cohen.
►Brian Strait, who is completing Penguins rookie camp before joining the Pens veterans this weekend, was quoted on the Stanley Cup champs’ Web site about his expectationsfor his first pro camp. Strait wore #2 in a Kitchener Propsects Tournament game against the Bruins. 3rd period video. Earlier in the game, Strait fought with the Bruins’ Scott Fletcher.
►Former BU defenseman Kevin Schaeffer has signed on with the ECHL Charlotte Checkers, a new affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Schaeffer, who spent most of last season with the Providence Bruins, will attend the AHL Lake Erie Monsters training camp where David Quinn is the new head coach.
► The Denver Post spoke with Brandon Yip following the completion of Avalanche rookie camp.
► Fifth-year pro Chris Bourque is back in Washington Caps training camp hoping to stick with the club. He made eight starts for the Caps last season.
► Chris Higgins, who impressed the Blue Jackets' coaches at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, now enters Columbus's full training camp.