Saturday, December 18, 2010

Three Terriers compete at U.S Junior National Team camp

Freshmen Charlie Coyle, Adam Clendening (photo) and Matt Nieto began final tryout camp Friday for the U.S. Junior National team that will defend its World Junior Championship later this month in Buffalo. The squad’s first exhibition is tomorrow against Rennselaer in Troy, NY.’s Mike Morreale examines how tryout camp brings BU and BC rivals together as teammates.
• Team USA roster

Looking back
New England Hockey Journal examines former Terrier and NHL standout Tony Amonte's return to Thayer Academy as head coach. Amonte is one of three ex-Terriers beginning careers as New England Prep coaches. Longtime NHL players Shawn McEachern and Scott Young are the news coaches at The Rivers School and St. Mark's respectively. Amonte and fellow South Shore native Jeremy Roenick starred for Thayer in the late 1980s. With last night's 3-2 win over St. Andrew's, Thayer has a 3-2 record.

Amonte and McEachern were members of BU's 1990-91 Final Four squad, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this season. Highlights of that season are being posted on our This Date in Terrier Hockey page and tomorrow we'll post a Q&A interview with one of that team's standout scorers, Dave Tomlinson.

Another former Terrier, Dan Donato, is behind the bench for a New England prep school. Donato, who played professional baseball in the Yankees' and Devil Rays' organizations, is in his fourth year at The Dexter School, where his varsity roster includes Mark Fidler and Trevor Fidler, sons of former BU standout Mark Fidler.

Kevin Shattenkirk assisted on two goals in Colorado’s 6-5 overtime win over Ottawa. Shattenkirk now has five goals and 14 assists in 21 games since his recall from Lake Erie and has emerged as Calder Trophy candidate. He’s tied for 12th in scoring by defensemen.

Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, Adrian Aucoin’s first goal of the season helped Phoenix to a 3-2 lead over the Rangers, but Chris Drury won a key offensive-zone faceoff leading to the tying goal late in the third period in a game New York won in overtime, 4-3.

A few miles East on Long Island, Nick Bonino almost got off the goal-scoring schneid but his deflection from the high slot was gobbled up by Rick DiPietro, as the Islanders beat the Ducks, 3-2

Sean Sullivan’s assist in Worcester’s 3-2 overtime loss to Connecticut gave him 19 points for the season, seventh best among AHL scorers.

Looking ahead
Alexx Privitera’s power play goal brought Muskegon to within a goal of Tri-City late in the third period, but an empty netter closed out the Lumberjacks, 4-2. The goal was the sixth of the season for the USHL’s top-scoring defenseman.

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