Monday, June 14, 2010

Young joins the prep coaching parade



Former Terrier forward Scott Young has become the third BU alum in a matter of three weeks to become a prep school head coach, taking over behind the bench at St. Mark’s in Southborough, Mass.,where he played prior to BU.

Last week Tony Amonte was named as head coach at Thayer Academy while Shawn McEachern recently assumed the top position at The Rivers School.

All three went on from BU to lengthy NHL careers—a total of 47 seasons between them. Young played on two Stanley Cup champions and McEachern played on one.

All three were members of Team USA which won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Amonte scored the game-winner in the decisive third game of the best-of-three against Canada to decide the gold medal. Amonte feature.

Young represented the U.S. on three Olympic teams (1988, 1992, 2002) and is one of only 16 players to skate for three U.S Junior National Teams. He scored 65 points in two seasons at BU. During his 18 NHL seasons, he scored 756 points with a career-high 73 (40-43) in 2000-01 for St. Louis. Q&A interview.

New rules
Among the rules changes under consideration for college hockey is allowing players to use half-shield helmets rather than the currently required full cage. BU Coach Jack Parker, who backs the proposed change, told the Boston Herald why. The Herald also reported that Boston has been selected to host the 2014 Frozen Four.

Several other proposed changes have been controversial. College Hockey News editor Adam Wodon weighs in on a change that would prohibit icing while killing a penalty.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

I think that is a big move for Young, but after I read his biography on Hostphh sports blog, he is capable of that new job

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