Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Linkorama

The Daily Free Press’s Sam Dykstra examines one of two controversial calls during Saturday’s 2-2 tie with UMass that didn’t go the Terrers’ way. Should freshman Matt Nieto, who scored the game's first goal, have been awarded a penalty shot in the final seconds of overtime ? Watch the video and judge for yourself.

For the second time in three games, BU had a decided advantage on faceoffs, winning 43 of 69 draws Saturday night. Corey Trivino (photo), playing his first game since February 13, was 12-5 on draws, while Wade Megan went 12-5 and Charlie Coyle, 14-9.

Despite the tie, BU rose to #8 in the USCHO weekly poll as Denver and Maine dropped from the top ten.

USCHO’s Hockey East columnist Dave Hendrickson recaps the weekend’s results for conference teams.

Looking ahead
They’ll likely be Terrier teammates in a few years, but Cedar Rapids’ Cason Hohmann and Anthony DeAngelo weren’t putting out the welcome mat for Youngstown Phantoms goalie and 2011 recruit Matt O’Connor in Sunday’s 5-2 win by the Rough Riders. Hohmann scored the first goal, then DeAngelo, making just his second start, got the second one and assisted on the third. Hohmann assisted on the fourth. (Video of Hohmann's first goal of the season vs. Fargo, 10/9).

O’Connor had won four of five starts for the Phantoms including Saturday night’s 3-2 win over Green Bay when he stopped 23 of 25 shots. DeAngelo, a 2114 recruit, is the youngest player in the USHL and will celebrate his 15th birthday next Sunday.

Another 2011 recruit, defenseman Alexx Privitera, had a pair of assists in Muskegon’s first-ever USHL win, a 6-0 shutout of Sioux City. Privitera leads the Lumberjacks in scoring with a 1-5-6 line.

Adam Erne, who like DeAngelo is a 1995 birthdate, continues to impress for Indiana. The 2013 BU recruit was second in scoring during the team’s five exhibition games and has three points in five regular-season games. One AHR scout who watched him recently posted that Erne “is an aggressive, power forward type player who is strong on his skates and with the puck. He doesn’t mind throwing his weight around either. Will be an impact player.” Another scout added that “he hits everything moving like a freight train. He has NHL size and abilities. He was always in on the play and bulled his way to the net for chances.”

Looking back
Nick Bonino, back in the Syracuse lineup from an injury that kept him from an on-ice reunion with Lake Erie’s Colby Cohen, Kevin Shattenkirk and Zach Cohen, continues to be a standout for the Crunch, Anaheim’s AHL affiliate. Lindsay Kramer, who covers the team for the Syracuse Post-Standard pointed out: “I thought the Crunch's Nick Bonino was the best skater on the ice Saturday, and there really wasn't a close second. When your most talented skill guy also does the little things, that's a good sign." (more)

New England Hockey Journal caught up with the Predators’ Colin Wilson, who turns 21 this Wednesday, for a Q&A about his off-ice activities.

John Curry picked up his second win in as many starts as Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s beat Charlotte, 4-3, in AHL play. Brian Strait has a team-leading +4 for the Baby Pens.

Chris Higgins, playing for Ritten-Renon of Italy's Series-A hockey league, has eight points in as many games.

Women complete sweep of Wayne State
The Terrier women clanged iron three times before finding the net en route to a 4-1 win over Wayne State in a game not nearly as close as the score indicates. Led by Jenelle Kohanchuk’s goal and assist, BU outshot the Warriors 44-25. Link to video highlights, box score and post-game interviews.

In today's USCHO Division 1 poll, the Terrier women moved up a notch from sixth to five place.

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