Monday, August 23, 2010

"Sniper" is back in the NHL

Dave Tomlinson, a high scoring center on BU’s 1990 and 1991 Frozen Four teams, has been named the new radio colour analyst for Vancouver Canuck games on Team 1040, replacing Tom Larscheid, who held the job for 33 years. Tomlinson has been a sports radio talk show co-host since retiring from pro hockey in 2006.

“Sniper” completed his four-year BU career with a 77-102-179 line, good for 7th on the all-time Terrier points list. A 60 point scorer (30+30) in his senior year, --and blog contributor defkit's favorite Terrier skater--Tomlinson earned Jack Parker’s praise as “one of the most electrifying players we’ve had here.”

Following stints for Toronto, Winnipeg and Florida in the NHL, he lit it up in the German DEL league, primarily for Mannheim, for more than nine seasons, becoming one of the league's most popular players.

His sister, Karin Rego, traces Tomlinson’s career for her blog, “For Crying in the Sink,” from learning to skate through college and pro seasons and then his new career in radio.

Looking ahead (and back)
New England Hockey Journal’s Bill Keefe profiled 2013 BU recruit Matt Grzelcyk, the Belmont Hill defenseman who will join the NTDP U17s this season. He’s also a Charlestown, Mass., native and among the “newest wave of Townies.” NEHJ points out Grzelcyk’s predecessors who also skated for BU, including Olympic gold medalist Jack O’Callahan, Paul O’Neill, Billy Cotter and brothers Mike Fidler and Mark Fidler.

Mark Fidler, who led the Terriers' 1978 NCAA championship team in scoring and is #8 on the Terriers’ all-time scoring list (77-101-178), was Grzelcyk’s coach for the ’93 Middlesex Islanders. Matt, a ’94, played up on the team, which also included Fidler’s son, Mark, now a junior at The Dexter School, where he plays for former Terrier d-man Dan Donato.

Looking back
The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa reports on the dilemma faced by unrestricted free agent Jay Pandolfo, whose contract was bought out by the Devils after 13 seasons and two Stanley Cups with New Jersey. The salary cap and restrictive contracts for over-35 year old players have made signing with a new team especially challenging. Pando, a former Terrier captain and a Hobey Baker finalist in 1996, is working out with Mike Grier and Chris O’Sullivan, two of his teammates on BU’s 1995 national championship team while waiting for news from his agent, Bob Murray, a defenseman on BU’s back-to-back national champs in 1971 and 1972.

Bleacher Report has issued a list of the top 25 emerging NHL forwards, including Terrier All-American and top scorer on the 2009 national championship team Colin Wilson.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

in my opinion, that was right about time and we all the fans were waiting for this for so long!!


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