Hetnik, who was CM’s captain and tallied four goals and 16 assists this season, earned Boston Globe All Scholastic, Boston Herald Dream Team and ESPN Boston First Team All Star honors. When he arrives on Commonwealth Avenue, Hetnik will join former Vipers Noonan, Sahir Gill and Ryan Santana.
Vernon, winner of two of the past three RBC Cup championships in Canada’s Junior A ranks, is rebuilding its defense. At least three starting blueliners from the past season’s team are departing.
Hetnik’s father Marc Hetnik, was a forward on BU’s 1978 national championship team and scored 92 points in four varsity seasons.
Former all Hockey East defenseman Bryan Miller and his Alaska Aces teammates claimed the ECHL Kelly Cup championship Saturday night with a 5-3 win against Kalamazoo in game five for a 4-1 series victory.
Miller, who had been the hero in game two of the series scoring an overtime game-winner (recap, photo), is in his fourth season with the Aces and second time in the league finals. He led the team’s defensemen in scoring with a career-high 41 points and added another six points in the Aces’ playoff run. His former Terrier teammate, Brian McGuirk, is a forward for Kalamazoo.
The Orange County Register profiled Nick Bonino, who spent most of his first full professional season with the Duck’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse.