A goal scorer with a familiar name has committed to BU for 2012 or 2013. Jarrid Privitera, younger brother of 2011 recruit Alex Privitera is completing his junior season at The Gunnery School, where his 25 goals and 18 assists in 31 helped the Highlanders reach the seminfinals of the NEPSIHA smal school playoffs.
A Brad Zancanaro-sized, left shot forward at 5-6, 142, the younger Privitera, like Alexx, also played for the North Jersey Avalanche organization, recently participating in the Midget Nationals, Tier 1 U16, scoring 2 goals and an assist in four games. During the 2009-10 season with Avalanche, he had a 27-20-47 in 35 games.
2013 recruit Brendan Collier also participated in the Tier I, U16 tournament and led the Greater Boston Jr. Bruins in scoring with a 2-3-5 line in five games. The Jr. Bruins lost to Shattuck St. Mary’s in the semifinals in double overtime. Another member of the Jr. Bruins, Rob Baillargeon, who scored 30 goals and 34 assists as a sophomore at Cushing Academy, earning NEPISHA East first-team honors, recently visited BU, according to a post on the USCHO message board.
The commitment for 2012 of Catholic Memorial defenseman Marc Hetnik, Jr. , announced prematurely last month now is official. The defenseman, who scored four goals and 16 assists as the Knight’s captain this season, earned Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors (as did Malden Catholic’s Collier) and played in the Mass. High School All-Star Classic. Hetnik, whose father, Marc Hetnik, played for BU’s 1978 national championship team, will play a year of junior—possibly with BCHL Vernon or USHL Omaha—before joining the Terriers.
The Boston Hockey Blog reports that forward Ross Gaudet recently underwent hip surgery. BHB also talked with David Warsofsky about his decision to forego his senior season and turn pro, and completed its post-season review of the Terriers by position: Goaltending; Defense; and • Third and fourth lines.
Warsofsky, playing for the AHL Providence Bruins, scored his first pro point and talked with the Boston Globe about his transition to the pros.
A USA Hockey magazine feature article looks at Charley Coyle's freshman year.
New England Hockey Journal reports on Joe Pereira setting a somewhat dubious record in his first games in the AHL.
The Boston Herald reports that former BU associate head coach David Quinn, after two successful seasons leading the AHL Lake Erie Monsters, may be a candidate for NHL positions. But it was another former Terrier, John Hynes, who won the AHL Coach of the Year Award. Hynes, a member of the Terriers’ 1995 national championship team, was in his first season as head coach of the Penguins’ AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton. His squad includes former BU standouts Brian Strait and John Curry.