Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Looking back

Chris Bourque recorded a pair of assists for the Hershey Bears in a 6-3 win over Texas in the AHL Calder Cup finals, which the Star lead, 2 games to 1. Bourque has 25 post-season points to go along with 70 in the regular season.

The Chicago Blackhawks are just one win away from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961, and the team from the Windy City seeking the clincher tonight has a few connections with Terrier Nation.

Ron Anderson, a former Terrier standout forward, is the Blackhawks’ Director of Player Recruitment, following 8 years with the team as a scout. Anderson, who had spent 15 seasons as head coach at Merrimack College, played for legendary coach Jack Kelley’s back-to-back national championship teams (1971 & 1972) and scored a pair of goals in the 4-0 shutout of Cornell in the ’72 title game at Boston Garden.

Kelley’s son, Mark, who played at Colby College and in Europe, is now in his third year in Chicago and his first as the team’s Director of Amateur Scouting.

His brother, David Kelley, a former Princeton captain and writer/producer of Mystery Alaska, was in attendance at Sunday’s game 5 Chicago win and spoke with about his favorite team.

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