Saturday, October 03, 2009

Game Day--Exhibition vs. St. Francis Xavier

Twenty-five Saturdays following BU's "unbelieveable" come-from-behind win in the NCAA championship game, the Terriers take the ice again tonight. In the first of two exhibition games on the schedule, BU takes on St. Francis Xavier of Nova Scotia at Agganis Arena.The Terriers return 19 players from last season's squad and have seven freshmen on the roster. Gametracker Radio link. There is no All-Access service for tonight's game.

Defense, Not Re-hash
Coach Jack Parker's theme in the Season's Preview article is to focus on the challenges ahead and not on last season's successes--but still to remember what it takes to be a winning hockey team.

A new blog
Check out the newest entry in our list of hockey links, The Boston Hockey Blog, produced by The Daily Free Press, BU’s independent student newspaper. [Note: several contributors to The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog are Free Press alums]. This new blog includes articles about both the Terriers and the Boston Bruins. With the exhibition portion of the season about to begin, Scott McLaughlin serves up 35 Fun Facts about Terrier hockey.

Looking ahead
The South Shore Kings announced that 2010 recruit Charlie Coyle was named EJHL Offensive Player of the Week

Another 2010 recruit, Yasin Cisse of the Des Moines Bucs, was ranked #43 among draft-eligible prospects by Mark Seidel, chief scout for North American Central Scouting.

Looking back
Joe DiPenta, who won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, is back in North America after spending last season in Sweden. He signed a free-agent contract with Buffalo over the summer and has been assigned to AHL affiliate Portland.

Former BU captain Sean Sullivan, beginning his third pro season, assisted on San Antonio's final two goals as the Coyotes' AHL affiliate edged the Texas Stars, 3-2, in both teams' season opener.

After a strong preseason showing, Matt Gilroy was in the Rangers' lineup last night for the season opener against defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh. The Penguins won, 3-2, but Gilroy was +2 for the game and continued to play the attacking style that has reminded Ranger fans and media of another defenseman who played his college hockey in Boston, Brian Leetch. Chris Drury scored the Rangers' first goal of the game.

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