USA Hockey will announce the invitees to its World Junior Selection Camp next Tuesday. Charlie Coyle, Matt Nieto and Adam Clendening are all expected to be invited. The Western Hockey Blog takes a stab at those likely to make the final roster.
Boston University Alumni Network of Greater Philadelphia is holding an ice hockey watch party for Saturday’s BU-BC game, 7:30 p.m., at Conte Forum. The event is at Fox & Hound 1501 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. Register here. For other out-of-towners, both Friday's and Saturday's games with the Eagles will air on CBS College Sports.
USA Today reports that college hockey has become an increasingly significant pipeline to the NHL; 225 of the 789 players (28.5%) who have played at least one game this season are former college players. Among colleges, BU has had the fourth most former players in the NHL this season with 15. Matt Gilroy, Colin Wilson, Brandon Yip, John McCarthy and Nick Bonino all made their NHL debuts last season. Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen joined the club this season.
Kevin Shattenkirk’s early success with the Avalanche continues to draw attention. He’s featured The Hockey News’ Rookie Report and Cheapseats.ca’s NHL Fantasy Watch.
Colin Wilson (photo) scored his fourth goal of the season for Nashville in a 4-3 shootout win over Columbus, 4-3.
Former BU defenseman Bill LeBlond, a member of the Terriers' 1978 NCAA championship team, is the new coach at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine. LeBlond (photo), who returns to coaching after a 16 year layoff, coached Scarborough to the state's Class B title in 1995. His assistant at Cape Elizabeth is former Maine standout Barrett Heisten.
We have two more THIS DATE IN TERRIER HOCKEY installments-- one each for the 1990-91 team, this year marking the 30th anniversary of its run to the national championship game and the 1970-71 team that won BU’s first title 40 years ago.
The Daily Free Press previews Saturday’s conference matchup with Connecticut, the team the Terriers beat in overtime last Spring to win their first Hockey East championship.