Friday, November 26, 2010

Parker & Ebert ?

In addition to his passion for hockey and sailing, Terrier Coach Jack Parker is a movie buff. For the Scarlet Daily Digest, the veteran coach offered up his personal list of ten favorite movies.

At a BU alumni event this past summer, film afficionado Parker entertained a group of alums with the story of the the tragically short life of actor John Cazale (bio). A Revere, Mass., native who attended BU’s School of Fine Arts (now College of Fine Arts) where he was a classmate of Olympia Dukakis, Cazale was primarily a stage actor. He appeared in only five feature films, but all five were Oscar nominees for best picture--including the first two Godfather movies, in which he played Fredo Corleone--Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter. Cazale's life--he died at 42 in 1978--is the subject of the 2009 HBO documentary, "I knew It Was You—Rediscovering John Cazale." (YouTube trailier)

Parker offered up some kudos for sophomore winger Alex Chiasson in the Boston Globe’s hockey notes:

I think he’s made a huge step this year as far as confidence. He’s given us great games every game, shift after shift, practice after practice. The thing that is best about his game right now is he’s so consistent. He’s made a step up because he’s more confident and he’s a better player right now. But he’s a more consistent player by far than he was last year, so that’s really helped.
Looking back
Jay Pandolfo, who signed on with AHL Springfield last week, assisted on a Falcon’s goal in his first AHL game since 1998,the year he played in the league all-star game. Springfield lost to Manchester, 3-2 .

Rick DiPietro’s first shutout of the season enabled the Islanders to snap their 14-game winless streak, as New York beat the Devils, 2-0. DiPietro, the NHL’s first overall draft choice in 2000, turned aside 29 Devils’ shots in his 16th career shutout, earning first-star honors.

The Providence Journal’s Rhode Island Hockey Report talked with former Terrier goalie and current Providence women’s coach Bob Deraney about his team’s current rivalry with Brown and how it compares with the BU-BC rivalry.

Looking ahead
2011 recruit Cason Hohmann scored his seventh goal in 12 games as Cedar Rapids edged in a shootout, 2-1.

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