Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Linkorama

The Daily Free Press talked with junior blueliner Sean Escobedo and senior captain Chris Connolly about the changes in defensive tactics that keyed Terriers turnaround weekend.
● Post-game comments (video): Megan, Millan, Parker

Following the weekend split of games, BU remained at #16 in the USCHO weekly poll. Merrimack, which edged the Terriers in overtime on Friday, moved up to #2 with 25 first-place votes.

Four Terriers earned spots on the Hockey East weekly top performers list: Alex Chiasson, Wade Megan, Kieran Millan and Corey Trivino.

Millan’s shutout, second of the year and fifth of his career, was BU’s first blanking of BC since Cleon Daskalakis, a former Bruin and a Terrier All-American, backstopped a 3-0 win at McHugh Forum in March 1983.

The Terriers lead the nation in shorthanded goals with five and they have been scored by five different players.

Stick Salute
At the end of Sunday’s game at BC, the Terriers skated over to the contingent of BU fans, mostly students who had made themselves loudly heard throughout the contest, and offered a stick salute. Daily Free Press hockey writer Arielle Aronson asked Escobedo and Coach Jack Parker about the somewhat unusual gesture at an opponent’s rink.

Escobedo: "Yeah. Obviously you could hear them. They were up high, but they were loud and we really appreciated that. That’s why we gave them that salute at the end of the game. For them to come out and support us on the road like that is awesome. Can’t speak enough about that. We have the greatest fans and we were lucky enough to have that."

Parker: "I thought it was great. I told my team to go out and salute them after the game. I thought it was fabulous that they were all there in their game jerseys. Those game jerseys cost a lot more than those [BC superfan] t-shirts."

Looking ahead
2012 recruit centerman Wesley Myron returned from the World Junior A Challenge with a gold medal as a member of Canada West. Myron scored one assist during the tournament and added a goal during an exhibition game. He’ll rejoin the Victoria Grizzlies.

2013 recruit defenseman Matt Grzelcyk picked up an assist in the NTDP U18s’ 6-2 win over Switzerland, clinching the Four Nations championship in Monthey Switzerland.

Women’s team
Isabel Menard and Kerrin Sperry made Hockey East’s weekly list of top performers.

Like the men’s team, the Terrier women lead the nation with five shorthanded goals. They also own the fifth best penalty kill (91.3%) .

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