Thursday, October 13, 2011


BU Athletics today launched an new weekly Webcast, Inside BU Hockey, hosted by Bernie Corbett, longtime voice of Terrier Hockey . Episode 1 features interviews with Head Coach Jack Parker, captain Chris Connolly and 1987-88 co-captain Tom Ryan, who is the analyst on BU hockey broadcasts.

USCHO’s Dave Hendrickson talked with Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna about the conference’s flexible scheduling helps its team’s to schedule games with some of the elite teams from other parts of the country.

Notre Dame’s acceptance into Hockey East for 2013-14 has led to speculation over a potential 12th conference team. We’d heard rumors that RPI is interested. Now, the Worcester Telegram reports that several city officials are ready to get behind efforts to bring Holy Cross into the league.

● Hockey East weekend preview . #7/8 Terriers play at Providence Friday and host #3 Denver at Agganis Arena on Saturday.

Terrier Trivia
What do three current Terriers have in common with Nyjer Morgan, who drove in the game-winning run in the Milwaukee Brewers’ NLDS win over Arizona?
Answer—Morgan skated for the BCHL Vernon Vipers in 1996-97. More recently, Sahir Gill was a member of two RBC Cup winning Viper squads, while Ryan Santana and Garrett Noonan each won the Cup with the Vipers once.

Looking backFormer captains edition
Kevin Shattenkirk, who topped all rookie defensemen in scoring last season with 9-34-43, scored his first goal of the season in St. Louis’ 5-2 win over Calgary.

Long Island native Matt Gilroy returns to the Island tonight with Tampa Bay. Penalty-killing whiz Jay Pandolfo is back in the NHL with the Islanders.

Sean Sullivan recorded his first goal of the season for AHL Worcester in the Sharks’ 4-1 win over Providence. Sullivan had a career-high 49 points last season. The game featured three other ex-Terriers: Shark winger John McCarthy and Bruins d-men Colby Cohen and David Warsofsky.

Dan Spang, now in the Dallas Stars organization, scored his first goal of the year in AHLTexas’ 7-0 blanking of Oklahoma City.

Women’s team
Senior Jenelle Kohanchuk, off to a strong start (4 goals in 4 games), is helping to pick up the scoring slack due to Marie-Philip Poulin’s injury. Terriers host Union College Saturday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.

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