Monday, November 29, 2010

Colby Cohen acquired by Bruins

Former Terrier All-American Colby Cohen was acquired by the Boston Bruins today from the Colorado Avalanche in return for defenseman Matt Hunwick. Cohen, who scored BU’s game-winning goal in overtime in the 2009 national championship game and led BU with 11 power play goals last season, will report to the Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence. The trade ends a long run of Cohen and Kevin Shattenkirk being teammates or at least in the same organization. The two had been teammates on the East Coast Selects and then in the U.S. NTDP program in Ann Arbor, before their three years at BU and signing with Colorado.

• Boston Bruins coverage
• Boston Globe coverage
• New England Hockey Journal coverage

Meanwhile, Shattenkirk talks with The Denver Post about his early success in Colorado. His backdoor pass to Milan Hedjuk for a goal against Dallas on Nov. 20 earned him the Avalanche Play of the Week.

The Daily Free Press offers a feature on Ben Rosen, who scored his first goal in Saturday’s tie with Brown, along with a game recap.

This week’s national ranking have BU remaining in the second spot in the USCHO poll, while dropping to third in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Looking back
We added another post on our THIS DATE IN TERRIER HOCKEY page about the 1970-71 season. One of our readers has pointed out a similarity between the 1970-71 squad that won BU's first national championship and the most recent NCAA champs in 2009. Both teams had ended the previous season with a disappointing loss in the their conference tournament semifinals--to Clarkson on a goal in the final minute of in the ECACs in 1970 and to Vermont in the Hockey East tourney in 2008--and both used the loss as part of the motivation for what would be a record-setting season. The 1970-71 team rang up a then-record 28 wins and 210 goals scored, while the 2008-09 team won a record seven championships.

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