Check back for Coach Jack Parker’s comments at today’s Hockey East Coaches’ Call.
Daily Free Press feature on NCAA regional and Connolly’s return to Minnesota
Boston Herald Four Score By Hockey East
Chris Peters of the The United State of Hockey has rated the Terrier-Gopher matchup as the best first-round game of the NCAA tournament in terms of “intrigue and watchability.”
ESPN Twin Cities’ preview of BU-Minnesota
BU is making its 32nd appearance in the NCAA tournament. Only Michigan (35) and Minnesota (33) have more appearances.
Kieran Millan’s 39 saves in the Hockey East semifinal gave him a new record for most saves in the Hockey East tournament, 189.
Hockeysfuture.com has rated Chiasson as the Dallas Stars’ top forward prospect and third overall.
BU last played Minnesota on Jan. 7, 2005, the inaugural game at Agganis Arena (video), won by the Terriers, 2-1. Captain Brad Zancanaro, who had scored the last BU goal at Walter Brown Arena the previous night, scored the first one at Agganis. Pete MacArthur scored the game-winner. Note: We’ll look back later this week on previous Terrier-Gopher meetings in the NCAA tournament.
Malden Catholic successfully defended its Massachusetts Super 8 championship with a 3-1 win against BC High in the final at TD Garden. 2013 recruit and Lancers captain Brendan Collier (number 7) knotted the score at 1-1 with slick backhander to complete a 2-on-1 rush.
Brian Strait assisted on the game-winning goal for Wilkes Barre/Scranton in the Baby Pens 3-2 win against Binghamton. The game pitted Strait against his Terrier teammate and roommate, Eric Gryba.
Bryan Miller’s goal Friday night in ECHL Alaska’s 3-1 loss to Colorado enabled the former All Hockey East blueliner to establish a new career mark for points with 43.
►The Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation has announced two of the finalists for the organization’s annual award also have been nominated for the prestigious Coach John Wooden Citizenship Cup. They are Aleca Hughes (Forward, Yale University) and Cody Reichard (Goaltender, Miami University of Ohio). The 2012 Hockey Humanitarian Award will presented on April 6 during the Frozen Four in Tampa. The first Hockey Humanitarian Award was presented in 1996 to BU All-American netminder J.P. McKersie.