Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Monster Mash

Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen made their pro debuts tonight in Lake Erie's 5-4 shootout win over Abbotsford. With the Monsters trailing, 4-2, late in the third, Shattenkirk assisted on goal to narrow the deficit. Then Zach Cohen assisted on the tying goal (with 17 seconds left, no less). No goals in OT, but Shattenkirk had one of the shootout goals for the Monsters. Colby got on the scoresheet with his first pro fight. Shattenkirk took 5 shots, Colby 3. Former Terrier David VanderGulik had two assists for the Heat.
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Looking ahead
DailyFree Press talked with Coach Jack Parker about next season and the roles that returnees are likely to play.

2010 recruit Sahir Gill scored the game-winner and added an assist in Vernon's 4-2 win over Powell River, tying the BCHL final series at two games apiece. Gill has 13 points in 16 playoff games to date, third best on the Vipers.

NHL Central Scouting has posted its final rankings for the June draft. Among North American skaters, 2010 recruit Charlie Coyle is ranked #24, while 2011 recruit Yasin Cisse, who missed most of the season with an injury, was ranked #107.
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A blog reader forwarded the information that 2012 recruit Robert Polesello was named co-MVP of the Greater Toronto Hockey League Top Prospects game, featuring the top 15 year olds in Toronto. Earlier in the season, Polesello was co-scoring leader in the Toronto Marlboros International Holiday Classic with 7 goals and 7 assists 8 games as he led the Jr. Canadians swept to the tournament title.

Looking back
Let's Play Hockey reports that nearly one-third of NHL players are products of college hockey--including 13 ex-Terriers, tied with BC for third most after Michigan and Wisconsin. For a full list of collegians in the NHL, click here.

1 comment:

White Rose Duelist said...

Sadly, BU is down to 15 NHLers - Keith Tkachuk retired.

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