Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Tuesday Linkorama

Prior to Saturday’s 9-3 exhibition game win over the University of Toronto, Terrier co-captain Joe Pereira (photo) guested on the BU All-Access program with Brian Maurer and Bernie Corbett. The senior wing addressed his leadership style and transition from team jokester to captain, the challenge of reloading with eight freshmen and a red-shirt sophomore and the Terriers' improved overall team speed.

Pereira also talked with MassLive.com on Media Day about his upcoming on-ice meetings with younger brother Mike, a highly regard freshman forward at UMass. BU plays its first two conference games against the Minutemen, in the Oct. 16 home-opener at Agganis Arena and on Oct. 22 at Amherst.

BU has announced its schedule of TV broadcasts, radiocasts and Web casts. During the 36-game regular season, the Terriers will appear on NESN eight times and CBS College Sports four times. Three other games (two at Maine, one at Providence) will air on opponents local stations. In addition, eleven home games will be Webcast on BU All-Access (sign-up link). All regular season games will air on WWZN (1510-AM) in Boston and with the broadcasts also available online. Bernie Corbett and former Terrier Tom Ryan return to provide play-by-play and analysis.

As BU Coach Jack Parker completes his recovery from bypass surgery, NESN examines his long friendship with BC’s Jerry York and how the two have supported one another when illness struck.

The Wisconsin State Journal’s Andy Baggott previews BU’s first-round opponent in this weekend’s IceBreaker Tournament in St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin. Like the Terriers, the Badgers are reloading after numerous early departures, along with graduation losses.

USCHO's first weekly poll is out and BU is ranked 14th--same as in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll--one spot behind the Badgers.

A few more items from Saturday’s exhibition-game win:
●The Boston Hockey Blog’s Scott McLaughlin revisits Charlie Coyle’s eye-opening performance with Associate Head Coach Mike Bavis, who compares the freshman favorably to Colin Wilson.

●Also from The Boston Hockey Blog, video interviews with Bavis, Chris Connolly and Ben Rosen.

Looking ahead
2011 recruit Matt O’Connor was named USHL Goalie of the Week for the first weekend of regular-season play. The 6-4 netminder from Toronto stopped 54 of 57 shots in two games leading Youngstown to a 3-2 overtime win over Des Moines and a 2-1 win against Chicago.

Looking back
Former BU co-captain John McCarthy is in Germany with the San Jose Sharks as they play their final preseason games. On an off-day, McCarthy, who is competing for one of the final roster spots, caught up with an old friend for a round of golf. The Sharks also visited injured servicemen at the U.S. Army hospital at the Landsthul Military Base.

Colin Wilson, who is being looked upon to play a growing role in Nashville’s offense, told Preds On he Glass that he wants to bring more consistency to his game.

Nick Bonino is hoping to make sure his stay in the AHL is a short one. The former Terrier center has three goals and four assists in three exhibition games, including two goals, one a blistering slapper, in the Syracuse Crunch’s 5-4 win over Adirondack. Video clip.

Colby Cohen followed his former Terrier teammates Kevin Shattenkirk and Zach Cohen to the Avalanche’s AHL affiliate in Lake Erie where they’ll skate for former BU associate head coach David Quinn. Before departing the Colorado camp, Cohen talked with NHL.com about his competition with longtime teammate Shattenkirk.

Women split a pair with the Sioux
The Terrier Women's team rebounded from Saturday's shaky start to dominate North Dakota on Sunday, 6-2, earning a split of the two games in Grand Forks. BU lost the first game, 5-4. Newcomers Jenn Wakefield and Marie-Philip Poulin both scored three goals over the weekend, while senior Jillian Kirchner added a pair. Wakefield and freshman goalie Kerry Sperrin earned Hockey East Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week honors respectively. Next up is another road game, Saturday at Union.

● Daily Free Press recap
● USCHO recap
● Coach Brian Durocher post-game comments (video)

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