Friday, September 16, 2011


The “off-season” is nearly over. Two weeks from tomorrow, the Terriers take on St. Francis Xavier in a 7 p.m. start at Agganis Arena.

BU sophomore Matt Nieto (photo), who scored 23 points in his first season, is featured in Inside College Hockey’s annual A-to-Z series of player profiles. The speedster from California rebounded from a slow start last fall to become a key performer in the second half of the season.

In a Muskegon Lumberjacks interview, Freshman blueliner Alexx Privitera looks forward to his initial season as a Terrier and to seeing find some familiar faces wearing opponents’ sweaters.
As we gear up for the season, we’ll post a series of profiles of the three freshman on this year’s Terrier squad.

Looking back
Ten years ago this past week, Darryl MacLeod, a power forward on BU’s 1978 NCAA championship team and now a firefighter in Melrose, Mass., was among the out-of-town firefighters who volunteered at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan. For the MelrosePatch, MacLeod and Melrose Fire Captain Jim Winslow recalled their still-fresh memories of sifting through the rubble and looking for survivors of the 9-11 attacks and the camaraderie with other responders.

David Warsofsky, who has moved up from Bruins rookie camp to the team’s main camp, talked with NESN about how his brief AHL experience last Spring has given him a leg up. A co-captain of last year’s Terrier squad and all-rookie Hockey East selection in 2009, Warsofsky is seeking to become the ninth member of BU’s 2009 NCAA championship team to suit up in the NHL.
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Former Terrier captain and 1996 Hockey East Player of the Year Jay Pandolfo, who spent 14 seasons with the New Jersey Devils organization, will attend the New York Islanders training camp on a tryout basis.

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Robert Polesello scored twice in USHL/Indiana Ice's first exhibition game, a 5-4 win against Chicago. He added an assist the next night as did 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon in a 3-1 Indy win.

The Slightly Chilled blog, which covers the USHL, offered its take on the league’s top five netminders for the coming season and suggests that 2012 recruit Matt O’Connor could lead the Youngstown Phantoms to the playoffs in the franchise’s second season.

According to the VipersDieHardFan Blog, 2012 recruit Marc Hetnik, Jr., has impressed at the Vernon Vipers' training camp during intersquad games.

Just four minutes later some nice three-way passing between, Mike Zalewski, John Knisley and Marc Hetnik setup a highlite reel goal by Hetnik at 10:20 for his second of the night giving Team White a 7-4 lead.

Marc Hetnik "92" (2 goals) - For the second straight night I was
impressed with Hetnik. Last night he looked very good on the blueline, tonight he jumped up into the play more and looked very good on the offensive side of the game.

Women's team

The 2011-12 BU women’s team, coming off a 27-7-4 season, plays an exhibition game with the University of Ottawa on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m.

Three standouts from last season’s national finalist team that set a program record for most wins were selected in Canadian Women’s Hockey League draft. Catherine Ward, who played a single season at BU as a grad student, was picked by the Montreal Stars while Holly Lorms and last season’s captain Jillian Kirchner were drafted by the Boston Blades.

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