Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ivan Hlinka wrap-up

The U.S. Select U18s fell just short of their goal, losing in the championship game of the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament to Canada, 1-0. 2011 recruit Cason Hohmann was the top U.S. scorer in the tournament with six points. In a New England Hockey Journal feature on Team USA players at the Hlinka event with New England connections, Kirk Luedeke wrote:

The Americans have also gotten outstanding two-way play from Boston University recruit Cason Hohmann, an undersized but skilled and abrasive forward originally from Arlington, Texas, who played his midget major hockey in Michigan and is currently in the USHL with the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders. From the looks of things, Hohmann has the chance to eventually make the kind of impact for the Terriers that former Boston College mighty mite Nate Gerbe did for the Eagles.

Past blogposts about 2010 recruit Yasin Cissé reported on his two seasons with the USHL Des Moines Bucaneers and his earning 2007-2008 Rookie of the Year honors in Quebec's Midget AAA hockey League as a member of the Lac St. Louis Lions. The 6-3, 210 rightwing's hometown newspaper traces his path from local Selwyn House and the Westmount Wings to his commitment to BU and selection in the round of the 2010 NHL draft by the Thrashers.

Looking forward
The USHL Youngstown Phantoms announced goalie Matt O'Connor's verbal commitment to BU for 2011.

Looking back
Former BU All-American Colin Wilson, now with the Nashville Predators, displayed some "dazzling shootout moves" at the "Believe in the Goal" fundraiser to fight cancer in Winnipeg, where he grew up. The Devils' Travis Zajac and the Canucks' Cory Schneider were among many NHL players at the event.

The Bleacher Report features Colby Cohen as potentially a top young gun in the NHL for the upcoming season.

► In a Q&A interview with the Union Hockey Blog, Jason Tapp, a Terrier netminder from 1998 through 2002 and now a volunteer assistant goalie coach for Union College discussed his time at BU and former teammates, the goalies he's tutoring for the Dutchmen and his own goalie training company, X-Factor Goaltending.

► Former Terrier co-captain and current head coach of the BU Women's team Brian Durocher is in Lake Placid, serving as an assistant coach to the U.S. Women's U18 team. The team will face off against Canada in the 2010 Women's U-18 Series, this Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. A member of BU's 1978 National Champions, Durocher served two stints as an assistant to Jack Parker, before becoming the first and only coach of the Terrier Women's program.

No comments:

Site Meter