Friday, September 24, 2010


Daily Free Press reporter and Boston Hockey Blog writer Scott McLaughlin has continued his series of articles analyzing and ranking Hockey East teams. He’s picked the Terriers for fourth place in the conference: #1 Sept. 28, #2 Sept. 27, #3 New Hampshire, #4 Boston University, #5 Merrimack, #6 Vermont, #7 Northeastern, # 8 Providence, #9 Massachusetts-Lowell, #10 Massachusetts.

BU has announced a number of schedule changes, mostly game-start times. The Terriers’ TV schedule will be announced next week. BU’s exhibition with the University of Toronto is set for Oct. 2, one day after official practice begins. Captain’s practices are under way.

The New England Hockey Journal looks at two issues facing college hockey programs: early departures by key players and early commitments by recruits.

Looking back
Former Terrier captain and 2009 Hobey Baker Award Winner Matt Gilroy, now in Rangers training camp, talked with about his approach to training camp and the challenges he’ll face there. His teammate and BU’s other Hobey winner, Chris Drury, will be out several weeks with broken finger suffered blocking a shot.

Nick Bonino, who scored his first NHL goal during his brief stint with Anaheim last Spring, will begin this season with the Ducks’ AHL affiliate in Syracuse. Bonino, who scored 45 goals in three seasons at BU. Also assigned to the Crunch was former Terrier blueliner Joe DiPenta, who won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and played for Portland in the AHL last season.

Eric Gryba suited up for his first NHL exhibition game tonight. The blueliner from Saskatoon played 11 minutes, picking up a five-minute fighting major, in Ottawa’s 4-2 loss to Montreal.

With his “howitzer” slapshot on display, Colby Cohen is opening eyes at Colorado Avs camp. An Avs prospect site looked at his and Kevin Shattenkirk’s progress.

John Curry stopped 15 of 16 shots in a busy 20 minutes in the Penguins 5-4 win over Columbus.

The Salem News spoke with several North Shore players, including two ex-Terriers, in pro camps: John McCarthy with the San Jose Sharks and Brian McGuirk with the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings.

Looking ahead
2013 recruit Adam Erne continues to put up points for the Indiana Ice in USHL preseason play. Playing in the league’s Fall Classic, the 6-0, 197 left wing, scored a pair of goals in the Ice’s 8-3 win over Des Moines and a goal and an assist in 5-0 shutout of Waterloo. In four preseason games, Erne, has a 4-3-7 line, second best on Indiana.

2011 recruit Cason Hohmann, also playing the USHL Fall Classic, tallied a goal and assist in Cedar Rapids’ 3-1 win against Fargo. It was his third point in two tournament games.

Women’s team exhibition on tap
Brian Durocher’s women’s team takes on the University of Windsor tomorrow They’ll be shorthanded with five team members attending a Canadian Women’s National Team camp in Calgary.

►Yale forward, Mandi Schwartz whose battle against acute myeloid lymphoma we reported this week has received her stem cell transplant and continues her treatment.

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