Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tkachuk inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame--UPDATED

On Monday night, former Terrier Keith Tkachuk was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Chicago. The Melrose, Mass., native who played for BU’s 1990-91 NCAA finalist team, went on to become the premier NHL power forward of the past two decades. By his third NHL season, Tkachuk was a 50-goal scorer and in 1996-97 became the first U.S.-born player to lead the NHL in goals with 52.

At BU, Tkachuk earned Hockey East All-Rookie honors, scoring 40 points (17-23) and teaming with Tony Amonte and Shawn McEachern on the Terriers top line as the team won the Hockey East tournament and reached the national title game.

Tkacuk, the ninth Terrier named to the USHHOF, played on four U.S. Olympic squads, winning silver in 2002, and starred for the U.S. team that won gold in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. In 1201 NHL games, he scored 538 goals and 527 assists for a total of 1065 points.

● report and BU's added in the Hall of Fame banquet program
● USA Hockey coverage and Kevin Allen blog
● coverage
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● St. Louis Today coverage
● also looked at the connections of all five of this year’s inductees to the U.S. gold medal in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

"A lot of good things came out of that '96 win, just like the '80 Olympics and what that did for me. I'm sure all of these young players in the League now, who are American, know about that '96 team from watching it or they've heard about it. Maybe that turned a couple kids to play hockey and pursue it a lot more."
--Keith Tkachuk

►Sophomore forward Sahir Gill, whose role is likely to change following Corey Trivino’s dismissal, gave a candid interview to Bay State Sports.

►The news of the arrest and dismissal has received widespread media coverage, easily found on the Internet. CHN’s Scott McLaughlin has written a particularly comprehensive report. And, further information is in The Boston Globe.

Looking back
Colin Wilson rapped home a rebound early in the third period to power the Predators to 2-1 win against Calgary. For the former BU All-American, the power play goal was his second game-winner in three games and his eighth goal of the season (8-11-19). Video

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

Wow I am surprised that I did not know about this before till now that I am reading your post, I never read anything about this oinHostpph blog, it is weird

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