Thursday, March 01, 2012

Parker honored with Ace Bailey Foundation's "Good Guy Award"

Terrier Head Coach Jack Parker was presented with the 2012 Good Guy Award by the Ace Bailey Foundation last night at a dinner in Boston emceed by Bernie Corbett, the voice of Terrier Hockey.

The Ace Bailey Good Guy Award was established in 2006 and is presented annually to individuals who have supported and advanced the game of hockey, whether on the professional, school or youth level, and who are regarded to be truly “Good Guys.”

Bailey, who played eleven NHL seasons and won the Stanley Cup twice as a Boston Bruin, was killed on September 11, 2001, while aboard a hijacked plane that crashed into the World Trade Center. Former Terrier Mark Bavis, who like Bailey was an Los Angeles Kings scout, also died in that crash.

Previous recipients of the Good Guy Award include former BU captain Peter Marshall, former Bruins standout Johnny Bucyk, former Harvard Coach Bill Cleary and BC Coach Jerry York.

Episode 18 of Inside BU Hockey features Corbett’s interviews with Parker and senior goaltender Grant Rollheiser , who shut out Vermont last Friday. The "old dogs" segment features former Terrier captain, All-American, Olympic gold medalist and NHL blueliner Jack O’Callahan, who talks about being part of the BU hockey family and his four years at BU, which included three trips to the Final Four, a national championship season in 1978—with five wins against BC including the title game— and two seasons as captain.

►USCHO previews the final weekend of Hockey East regular season action.

►Terriers move up to second in College Hockey News’ Hockey East Power Rankings.

►Despite having one of the nation’s top power plays, BU struggled a bit with the man-advantage during its sweep of Vermont. The Daily Free Press looks behind the numbers.

Justin Courtnall’s goal against Vermont Friday night was among the nominees for Hockey East Move of the Week.

►Yesterday was Leap Day, February 29 and a quick check of the recordboard shows that BU has only played three times on that date, winning each time: in 1928, 5-0 BC; in 1992, 7-4 over Merrimack; and in 2008, 3-0 over UMass.

Looking back
Adrian Aucoin picked up his sixth assist of the season on Phoenix’s tying goal en route to a 2-1 shootout win against Winnipeg.

Colin Wilson’s 15th goal gave Nashville a second-period lead over Carolina, but the ‘Cane came back to win, 4-3.

Matt Gilroy was back in Boston wearing a red sweater as he made his Ottawa Senators’ debut following his trade from Tampa Bay. Sens edged the Bruins, 1-0.

Eric Gryba recorded his 12th assist of the season in Binghamton’s 5-1 win against St. John’s.

Women’s Team
Three Terriers received Hockey East recognition as the conference kicked off Championship Weekend. Kasey Boucher was named Top Defenseman, succeeding former Terrier Catherine Ward, who won it last year. , Jenn Wakefield was named league scoring champion (31 pts) and freshman Kayla Tutino earned a spot on the all-rookie team. Wakefield also was the sole active player in the conference named to Hockey East's 10th Anniversary team. Defenseman Tara Watchorn was among the runners-up.

Junior Isabel Menard was named Hockey East’s Player of the Month for February. She rang up 5 goals and 12 assists in seven games. Jenn Wakefield was among the runners-up.

Daily Free Press preview of BU-BC semifinal.

USCHO’s columnists discuss the conference tournaments, including Hockey East.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

well I think that Terrier head coach Jack Parker is one of the best coaches I have seen after I read his biography on Host Pay Per Head web site

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