Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Linkorama--UPDATED

Poll story
Terriers are undefeated after five games at 4-0-1 and, despite all four wins being of the one-goal variety, those who vote in the polls are uniformly impressed. BU moved up two spots in the USCHO poll to 6th in the nation with two first-place votes. In the USA TODAY/USA Hockey Magazine poll, BU is 5th with one first-place vote, while the Terriers are 5th in the INCH power rankings.

More weekend coverage
The Daily Free Press recaps BU’s 2-1 win against Providence and reports that freshman hard-luck Yasin Cissé’s ankle injury is more serious than originally believed and might require surgery.

Comeback kid
The Freep also revisits the milestone game for another hard-luck player, Ryan Ruikka, who, after two seasons lost to injuries, has grabbed a spot on the blueline and registered his first career points Saturday night.

►In Hockey East’s weekly release, Ruikka, Charlie Coyle, Alex Chiasson and Kieran Millan all made the list of top performers. The expanded release now includes national and conference scoring stats (begins on page 7). Sahir Gill is #7 nationally among freshman scorers and tops in Hockey East. David Warsofsky is tied for #9 nationally among defensemen and tied for #2 in the conference.

► USCHO recaps the weekend’s games in Hockey East.

►The Bruins Draft Watch Blog has Matt Nieto on its radar.

Looking back
Former Terrier forward and All-American Colin Wilson scored his second goal (video) of the season, which was the game-winner in the Predators’s 4-3 victory against Tampa Bay.
ESPN-Boston presents a Q&A interview with former Terrier All-American defenseman Tom Poti now skating for the Washington Caps.
[Coach Parker] taught me pretty much what I know today about playing defense, and he said my offense is going to get me there but my defense is going to keep me there. That was a good lesson.

Terrier Trivia: Which two BU standouts represented the U.S. in the Winter Olympics before attending and playing for the Terriers? If you think you know the answer, put it in a comment.

Looking ahead
Last week, we reported on a Cedar Rapids Roughriders game in which 2011 prospect Cason Hohmann and 2014 recruit Anthony DeAngelo each scored a goal and an assist. The Scouting Report’s Rich Michalowski provides an assessment of both prospects in his Cedar Rapids Watch. [Note: the author refers to DeAngelo as being 14, but he turned 15 yesterday. He's the youngest player in the USHL.]

Hohmann is a quick, darting skater who also has great first step
acceleration. He sees the ice well and has the ability to find open
players. He’s also not afraid to shoot the puck and has a knack of getting open. Hohmann has the ability to handle the puck in tight quarters and is particularly strong at changing directions to shed the opposition. He plays equally well in open ice or along the boards where his small stature and skating ability make him an elusive player. Hohmann is responsible defensively and a leader on the ice. More

In my opinion, [DeAngelo was] the first star of the game. If you did not have a roster, you would never have thought this kid was 14 years old. Everything was at a high level especially his poise and confidence. All physical skills were top-notch….quick hands, powerful skater with quick first step acceleration, vision and awareness to make the right play and the ability to shoot the puck. DeAngelo played very strong positional defense and found himself on the ice in key situations. DeAngelo was never intimidated and showed heart and determination that set himself apart from most players on the ice that day. More
► Today, Hohmann was named to the U.S. Junior Select team that will play in the World Junior A Challenge in British Columbia beginning Nov. 6.

►’s Mike Morreale profiled the top pro prospects in the USHL this season, including 2011 BU recruit Alexx Privitera of Muskegon and NTDP U18 forward JT Miller who reportedly is on BU’s radar. UPDATE: Miller committed to North Dakota today.

More high-end recruiting targets
U.S. Hockey Report revealed that BU is pursuing several high-end prospects from Canadian Junior A and midget programs. Destry Straight (yup, his real name) is a ’93 left-shot center with the BCHL Coquitlam Express who has been burning up the BCHL in the early going. While many feel he’ll need a second year of junior hockey to fill out, BU, BC New Hampshire and Maine, along with several Western schools, already have Straight on their radar.

Mike Matheson, a top ’94 defenseman, projected to be a first-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft, will visit BU next Saturday during the home game with Lowell. A 6-1, left-shot blueliner for the Lac St. Louis Lions of the Quebec Midget AAA league, he’ll be at BC the previous night.

Two of Matheson’s Lions teammates, Anthony Duclair and Jonathan Drouin, both highly skilled ’95 forwards, visited BU last week and attended the home opener vs. UMass at Agganis Arena. Duclair recently had a nine-point weekend (7g, 2a in two games) for Lac St. Louis.

BU has had recent success recruiting players from Quebec, with Chaisson and Cissé on the roster, while the women’s team is being led by Marie-Philip Poulin, also from La belle province.


Matt Dresens said...

you should make my blog a link on the sidebar

Scott McLaughlin said...

Re: the trivia question. Jack Garrity has to be one. No idea on the second, but my guess would be someone from that same era.

Terrier Blogger said...

Garrity is correct, but the second one played at WBA and owns an NCAA championship ring.

Unknown said...

I believe the other to be Olivier Prechac.

-Keith Zive

Doug Chapman said...

The answers are Jack Garrity and Dick Lamby.
Lamby transfered to BU from Salem State after playing in the Olympics.

Disclosure: The first time Olympians from BU appeared in the hockey media guide, I did the research for SID Ed Carpenter.

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