Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Midweek Linkorama

Junior defenseman Colby Cohen was named Player of the Month for January by Hockey East, recognizing his 6-4-10 scoring line in seven games, including three game-winning goals.

Cohen, who has thrived in BU's new power play alignment, got off to a good start in February, scoring BU's first goal against Northeastern in Monday's Beanpot game and, equally significant, playing a strong defensive game.

Cohen also was featured on HockeyEastOnline's "Five Minute Major" interview program and covered a myriad of topics including his decision to attend BU, thoughts about the Terrier coaching staff and playing in Agganis Arena, and his most memorable moment at BU ( video-- no surprise on that one!)

Kieran Millan, who appears to have regained the confidence and sharpness in goal that made him national rookie of the year last season, was Hockey East's co-defensive player of the week for his 39-save effort against UMass last Friday. Cohen, Nick Bonino, Ross Gaudet and Max Nicastro all were named top performers for the week.

Looking back
Former BU blueliner Adrian Aucoin scored in the 10th round of a shootout (video), to give Phoenix a 1-0 win against Nashville.

Tom Poti , an All-American for BU in 1997-98, assisted on two Washington goals in a 4-1 Caps' win over the Bruins.

Brandon Yip, at 25 the "greybeard" of Colorado's prolific rookie corps, registered the second two-goal night of his 19 game NHL career, including the game-winning in a 5-1 win over Columbus. All eight of his goals--on just 34 shots--including last night's pair can be viewed here. Avs game notes. Denver Post recap.

Colin Wilson notched his 11th goal for Milwaukee in a 5-1 win against Texas in AHL play. With 7 goals and 13 assists in January to go with a +5 rating, Wilson earned the AHL's Player of the Month award.

A blog reader forwarded a link concerning former Terrier forward Dave Tomlinson, a standout scorer on BU's 1990 and 1991 Final Four teams. "Smiper" pumped home 30 goals in his senior year, one of only 15 Terriers to reach or surpass that mark. He finished with 77 career goals, 13th best at BU. After playing 42 NHL games with Toronto, Winnipeg and Florida, he spent a decade playing in Europe, mostly with Mannheim and Hamburg. Tomlinson currently co-hosts a sports talk radio program in Vancouver. (Click on link to listen live to Dave).

Finally, not related to BU, but a great college hockey read is the article in last week's Sports Illustrated about the Lamoureaux family of Grand Forks with six children playing college hockey.

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