United States of Hockey has posted a pair of evaluations of the Team USA personnel . The first looks at the forwards and the second analyzes the defense and goalies.
Team USA opens its title defense Thursday against Finland. In an exhibition game against Sweden on Monday, Team USA lost, 3-2. O’Regan assisted on the first U.S. goal.
Team USA’s games will be Webcast by FastHockey.com with USof Hockey’s Chris Peters providing play-by-play.
NHL Central Scouting has posted its final rankings for the 2012 draft. Of 24 ranked players with commitments to Hockey East schools, nine are BU recruits. Of the eleven Hockey East recruits ranked in Central Scouting's top 100, four are BU commits.
Former Terrier Chris Bourque was the 2011-12 AHL scoring champion with 91 points for Hershey, 16 points more than his nearest competitor. John McCarthy, who spent part of the season in the NHL with San Jose, scored 42 points for Worcester.
As the Stanley Cup playoffs begin, seven former Terriers will begin quests for the Cup: Adrian Aucoin (Phoenix), Matt Gilroy (Ottawa), Tom Poti (Washington), Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis), Brian Strait (Pittsburgh) and Colin Wilson and Brandon Yip, both with Nashville.
Former Terrier defenseman and captain Kevin Shattenkirk finished his second NHL season with the same goal and assist totals as last season 9-34-43. He's the fourth leading scorer on the Blues and second in plus/minus with +20.