Thursday, October 08, 2009

Terriers on the air

At least a dozen regular-season Terrier games will be telecast this season on two outlets: NESN and ESPNU. In addition to its usual second semester package of Hockey East broadcasts, NESN will air three games during the first semester for a total of nine regular-season games. If BU reaches the Beanpot title game, that will be a 10th NESN game.

ESPNU’s schedule of college hockey games includes three BU contests, beginning with the home opener on Oct. 20 against Notre Dame. In addition 12 home games will be streamed online through the All-Access service (subscription details), including Saturday’s exhibition game. news release. TV & Internet schedule.

On the radio side, Bernie Corbett celebrates his 25th year as the "Voice of the Terriers." Former BU captain Tom Ryan is back to do color for the broadcasts on WWZN 1510-AM and .

Hockey on Campus, the only national college hockey program featuring players, coaches and fans, is back for another season. Hosted by Bernie Corbett and former Princeton standout Paul McNamara, Hockey on Campus is on the Web for three hours every week from this month through the Frozen Four with podcasts and video interviews. The first program is scheduled for October 28. There now is a link to Hockey on Campus in the sidebar to the right and we’ll post alerts to each week’s program scheduled guests.

The Daily Free Press previews Saturday night’s exhibition game against the U18s, preceded by the raising of the NCAA Championship banner. The game will give BU fans their first look at the newest members of the 2010 recruit class, defenseman Adam Clendening and left wing Matt Nieto.

The Salem News spoke with Chris Higgins who begins his pro career in Syracuse with the AHL Crunch .

The Medford Transcript traces the path that took local hero Joe Sacco to BU and the NHL, where he now become the third ex-Terrier to serve as an NHL head coach. The first two were Steve Stirling and Mike Sullivan.

►With many teams beginning their regular-season schedules this weekend, polls and prediction abound. picks the Terriers to win the Hockey East title and ranks them third in the nation. In his conference preview INCH’s Jeff Howe, who also ranks BU first, projects Nick Bonino for top player and Alex Chaisson for top newcomer. NHL Fanhouse’s Bruce Ciskie, a veteran observer of college hockey, lists Bonino and Captain Kevin Shattenkirk among Hockey East’s best performers.

Good reading
Chris Dilks of the Western College Hockey Blog takes on some of the claims made Canada Major Junior teams in battles with NCAA college for top recruits. With a bit of research, Dilks deflates the major junor teams' arguments.

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