Thursday, January 19, 2012

BU captain featured on INSIDE BU HOCKEY--Episode 13

Episode 13 of Inside BU Hockey is now available for listening online. Featured segments include Bernie Corbett’s conversations with Terrier head coach Jack Parker and Captain Chris Connolly, who scored twice to kickstart BU in Saturday’s 4-3 win against Harvard. Joining Bernie for the “Old Dogs” segment is Dan Ronan, a blueliner for two BU Frozen Four teams (1996 and 1997), brother of current Terrier Matt Ronan and cousin of former Terrier (and Stanley Cup winner) Ed Ronan.

Junior forward Ben Rosen is featured in a segment of the BU All-Access Radio show.

Head coach Jack Parker posted this thank you note on BU athletics Twitter applauding Terrier fans for their vocal support during away games at Northeastern and Harvard last game.

●College Hockey News’ Scott McLaughlin has posted the latest Hockey East Power Rankings.
●USCHO’s Jim Connelly’s This Week in Hockey East column explains why those who wrote off the Terriers following the loss of two key centers were sorely mistaken. There’s also information about the fifth annual Charity Beanpot Challenge, hosted by former Terrier Travis Roy.
●USCHO’s TMQ also addresses the Terriers’ recent success.
●Providence Athletics preview of the weekend home-and-home between BU and the Friars.

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Jarrid Privitera, younger brother of freshman Alexx Privitera, led the The Gunnery School to a 7-1 win Tuesday against Trinity Pawling. The 5-6 forward, who was a 25-goal scorer during his junior season, is averaging 1.64 points per game (12-12-24 in 15 games) and leads the team in goals scored. The Highlanders have a 13-2-1 record this season. His coaches call him an "excellent two-way player---blocks shots, backchecks hard, good positioning."

The USHL has announced a free live Webcast of its 2012 NHL Top Prospects Game on Tuesday January 24 at 7:15 ET. Played in Muskegon, Michigan, the game will be Webcast by FASTHockey. 2012 recruit Robert Polesello and 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon, both skating for the Indiana Ice, will participate in the Prospects Game.

2012 recruit Mike Moran’s path from prep captain at Taft in 2010-11 to BU next fall has taken yet another turn. Moran participated in the Indiana Ice tryout camp this past summer—along with Polesello and Baillargeon—but eventually signed on with Penticton in the British Columbia Hockey League. His stay with the Vees was a short one as he was traded to the Victoria Grizzlies where he quickly established himself as a potent scorer recording 41 points in 33 games, including seven power play goals and four game-winners. A team decision to rebuild for the future sent several of the Grizzlies' top players to new clubs and Moran’s rights were acquired by the AJHL Spruce Grove Saints, the top team in the Albert Junior Hockey League and currently ranked #2 in Canadian Junior A. If the Saints name sounds familiar, it’s the program that developed BU netminder Kieran Millan and sent him to Commonwealth Avenue. Moran’s linemate on the Grizzlies’ 3M Line, 2012 recruit Wesley Myron, escaped the team’s trade deadline fire sale, but only because he’d suffered a season ending shoulder injury that required surgery. Myron and Moran will be back together next fall at BU.

Looking back
Former Terrier standout Brandon Yip has been acquired on waivers by the Predators from Colorado. Joining Nashville, he’ll be reunited with his Terrier linemate on the 2009 national championship team, Colin Wilson. The Predators had long coveted the right wing who had a strong rookie season with the Avalanche before injuries slowed his second and third pro seasons. Yip scored the championship-winning goals in both the 2006 and 2009 Hockey East Tournaments.

Nick Bonino registered two assists and earned second star honors in Anaheim’s 6-2 win against Phoenix. The former 50-point scorer for BU is skating on the Ducks’ third line, an all-college trio, with former Michigan forward Andrew Cogliano and former North Dakota star Jason Blake.

Women’s program
The Terriers seek to rebound from last weekend’s losses to Maine as they visit New Hampshire tonight. BU is 2-0-2 in its past four games against the Wildcats at the Whittemore Center. The 11-11-1 Terriers’s offense is led by captain Jenn Wakefield (27 points), freshman Kayla Tutino (19) and junior Isabel Menard (18). Sophomore Marie-Philip Poulin, who returned to the lineup last week, after missing first semester with a spleen injury, is on the shelf again, this time with shoulder problems.
● preview, game notes, Live Stats, WTBU Webcast, pay-per-view Webcast
● Daily Free Press preview, feature on Poulin.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

oh I did not know about this and I read everyday posts from this Host Pay Per Head sports blog, they must have missed it, but I am happy I found it on here :D

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