Tuesday, March 06, 2012


Terriers will host New Hampshire in the first round of the Hockey East playoffs beginning with a Friday night game at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game, which will air on NESN, begins at 4 p.m., and, if a third game is needed on Sunday, it will be a 5 p.m. start.
● Go. Terriers.com report
● Daily Free Press recap and analysis of Saturday’s loss to Northeastern.
● Hockey East coaches' conference call transcripts

Captain Chris Connolly—with a career best 4-points in Saturday’s loss –Sahir Gill, Kieran Millan and Garrett Noonan (photo) made Hockey East’s weekly list of top performers. Connolly’s 86 career assists are the most by a Terrier since Chris Drury totaled 101.

BU was the only Hockey East team to break the 100-goal mark in conference play, finishing with 101. Terriers were fourth in goals against with 70 (2.59)

Noonan ranks second on the team with 14 goals, which ranks second nationally amongst defenseman and is tied for the fourth-highest single-season goal ever total by a BU blueliner.
Trivia questions: Who are the three Terrier blueliners with more goals in a season than Noonan and which two Terriers also had 14?

►Terriers slipped to 6th in both the USCHO poll and the USA Today poll .

►Thanks to blog reader David Bartlett, we’d added video of the entire BU-Cornell game played at Madison Square Garden this past November. Terriers won in overtime, 2-1, on a slick, between-the-legs deflection by Ross Gaudet. See our list of video highlights in the sidebar.

Looking ahead
ESPN Boston has video highlights of St. John’s Prep’s win over Cathedral in Super 8 competition with 2013 recruit Sam Kurker (#9) scoring the overtime winner.

Looking back
Former Terrier assistant captain Brian Strait has been recalled by Pittsburgh and was in the Penguins lineup last night against Phoenix in the Pens’ 2-1 win. On the opposing blueline was Adrian Aucoin who is the former Terrier with the current longest NHL tenure—1,064 games.

Strait, who was one of five former college players on the Pittsburgh blueline last night, recently talked with Pittsburgh Sports Report about overcoming a serious elbow injuring this season and his blueline role.

Women’s team
Senior captain Jenn Wakefield’s MVP performance in the Hockey East tournament earned her WHEA Player of the Week designation for the second week in a row. Freshman Kayla Tutino was named Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. Terriers, who won their second conference title in the seven-year history of the program and a third consecutive invitation to the NCAA tournament, were named team of the week. Junior Kathryn Miller and sophomore Marie-Philip Poulin, who joined Wakefield on the all-tournament team, were named to the list of top performers for the week.

Women’s team is preparing for Saturday’s NCAA quarterfinal game at Cornell. Terriers lost twice to Cornell in Ithaca in November. The losses, which came with sophomore Poulin sidelined, began a stretch of eight losses in 10 games for BU. Since then, the Terriers have won 13 of 14, the only loss coming in the Beanpot Final, 4-3 in OT vs. Northeastern.

● GoTerriers.com report
● Daily Free Press championship game recap , notebook
● Boston Globe recap
● NCAA brackets


Matt Dresens said...

Freddy Myer had 14... Colby Cohen had 20. Right?

Terrier Blogger said...

Freddy never made it to double figures. Colby had 14 in his final BU season.

Dave Bartlett said...

Thanks for the shoutout!

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