Thursday, February 09, 2012

Thursday Linkorama

Junior Assistant Captain Alex Chiasson, who co-leads the Terriers in scoring with 27 points, was the subject of this week’s Hockey East One line “Five Minute Major” video interview.

Hockey East Online also is inviting fans to watch and vote on the best “moves of the week.” Wade Megan’s second goal in Monday’s Beanpot win against Harvard is one of this week’s choices.

BU may be in the top spot in the national rankings and pairwise, but College Hockey News has them at #2 in its Hockey East power rankings.

Episode 16 of Inside BU Hockey, now available here, features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with head coach Jack Parker, sophomore defenseman Patrick MacGregor, and, in the “Old Dogs” segment, Steve Stirling, captain of the 1970-71 squad. A former head coach at Providence College and for the New York Islanders, and now assistant coach for the AHL Binghamton Senators, Stirling was an All-American his senior year, scoring 70 points ( 27-43) to lead the Terriers to their first national championship. He is a member of the BU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Along with tomorrow’s Game Day post, look for a number of special features in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the 1971-1972 national championship team, which will be marked at Agganis Arena during Friday's UMass game. The 1970-71 squad, BU’s first national champs, also will be recognized during the game.

Looking ahead
BU 2013 recruits Brendan Collier and Sam Kurker, respectively the captains of Malden Catholic and St. John’s Prep, are the top two Massachusetts high school scorers. Collier line is 18-24-42 and Kurker has put up 21-20-41. Both are seniors and will play a season of junior hockey before arriving at Commonwealth Avenue.

Powell River Kings goalie Sean Maguire, a 2012 recruits was runner up for BCHL goalie of the week after his two-win, 0.94 GAA, .969 save % performance.

The U.S. NTDP U18s are in Finland for the 2012 Five Nations Tournament and United State of Hockey blogger Chris Peters profiles several team members he feels could have breakout showings there, including 2012 recruits Matt Grzelcyzk and Matthew Lane.

Looking back
Former Terrier and NHL standout Scott Young talked with The Boston Globe about his first two seasons as head coach at his alma mater, St. Mark’s School, where he has led a turnaround.

Nick Bonino’s fourth goal of the season (video) earned him second-star honors in the Ducks’ 3-2 overtime win against Carolina.

NHL.com discusses Ryan Whitney’s return to the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup after his latest injury.

Colin Wilson scored his 11th goal of the season Tuesday night to get the Predators on the board against Vancouver. The game went to a shootout and Wilson, who earned second-star honors, had a chance to keep Nashville alive, but his shot that beat goalie Roberto Luongo slid wide of the net.

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