WTBU Sports’ Paul Ryan explores a question with a seemingly obvious answer: “Where would BU be without Millan?”
Millan now has 54 career wins and is one victory away from tying Tom Noble for fifth on BU’s all-time list.
Avalanche rookie defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk had a successful All-Star experience. He scored in the All-Star breakaway and he contributed to the Team Lidstrom win in the All-Star relay.
Last month, in a post about former Terriers Tom Noble and Mike Sylvia joining the Catholic Memorial coaching staff, we noted that CM defenseman Marc Hetnik, son of a former Terrier of the same name, had been named to the Boston Herald pre-season Dream Team. Daily Free Press hockey writer Jake Seiner posted an update on Hetnik on USCHO:
Nothing ground-breaking to report, but was chatting with Catholic Memorial coach Bill Hanson today and he mentioned that his senior defenseman, Marc Hetnik, is a good candidate to be playing at BU in two years.
Hetnik is a big, athletic d-man, and probably the best high school blue-liner in the state. His dad played for BU, and was on the '78 championship team.
Hanson said Hetnik is likely to play a year of juniors after graduation then head for school, and could have a Garrett Noonan-like effect at BU. I'm not sure the player-comp lines up –– Hetnik is bigger and a bit more defensive-minded, I think (granted, I never saw Noonan in high school), but Hanson said he could see Hetnik becoming a top-4 D-man at a Hockey East-type school.
Hanson also mentioned Jerry York had come asking about Hetnik, and that Holy Cross is in the fold as well, and Hetnik may not need to spend a year in juniors to wind up a Crusader. The fact that Hetnik's dad played for and now works at BU is going to play a big factor in the decision, although it's worth mentioning his mother works for BC, so there's connections both ways.