Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Parker to receive Patrick Award tonight

Coach Jack Parker will receive the Lester Patrick (photo) Award tonight at a dinner at TD Garden in Boston. The award is given annually to recognize an individual's contribution to hockey in the United States by the NHL and USA Hockey.

Parker spoke with’s Michael Blinn about his long coaching career and how it began with a favor done for a former Terrier teammate. The other award recipients are BC’s Jerry York, Bruins President Cam Neely and AHL President Dave Andrews.

USCHO Hockey East blogger Dave Hendrickson reports on the Terriers’ return to college hockey’s top echelon, the strong work in goal they’re receiving from Kieran Millan and the role of a new defensive scheme—that yields more d-zone time, but fewer “grade A” shots—in BU’s early-season success.

Freshman Sahir Gill, who leads the Terriers in both points and plus-minus is featured in this week’s Hot List” from The Hockey News.

Scarlet Daily has another quiz to test your knowledge of BU hockey. We’re still looking for the correct answer from Monday’s trivia question.

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Robert Polesello has been named to the Canada East squad for the World Junior A Challenge to be played in Penticton, B.C., Nov. 8-14. Polesello, a 5-7 forward who plays for the Vaughan Vipers in the OPJHL, is the youngest player on the Canada East squad. 2011 recruit Cason Hohmann was named to the U.S. squad for the tournament.

U.S. Hockey Report says that BU is among five schools (also BC, Harvard, Michigan and Yale) being considered by Max Domi, one of the top ’94 prospects in Ontario. A playmaking center for the Dons Mills midget minor team, he is the son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi.

Women's team
The BU Women's Hockey Team open's its defense of its Hockey East title with a home and home series against Providence this weekend. The Terriers, ranked 5th nationally with a 6-1 mark, travel to Providence Friday night and then meet the Friars at Walter Brown Arena on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. start). The games will feature two former Terrier men's team goalies behind the respective benches: Brian Durocher for BU and Bob Deraney for Providence.

Freshman goalie Kerrin Sperry, who raised her record to 5-0, was named to the Hockey East Online top performers list for the past week. Fellow freshman Marie-Philip Poulin is fourth in the nation in points per game with 2.29, while junior Tara Watchorn is the leader among defensemen with 1.57.


Defkit said...

Got all 15 questions, with 4:22 left. Of all things, the most NHL games question took me the longest. I got the baseball question, partly because I saw him play a AAA game once.

Terrier Blogger said...

Nice work, defkit. The two that got me were the most NHL games and highest uni number beside Matt Gilroy. Forgot about Jason Tapp.

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