Friday, April 20, 2012
The Daily Free Press provides a final wrap-up to the 2011-12 season with four articles: a look back at players who stepped up, a look ahead to next season, an analysis of the team’s response to player departures and Coach Jack Parker’s own examination of player conduct.
At the World U18 Championships, Team USA is rematched against Canada today at 1 p.m. ET in a semifinal game with the winner playing the victor of the Sweden-Finland game for the gold medal. United States of Hockey previewed the U.S.-Canada game.
Two former Terriers will be with Team USA in the IIHF Men’s World Championships this May in Helsinki and Stockholm. John Curry, 2006-07 Hockey East Player of the Year and a two-time All-American, has been added to the team USA rosterCurry played for the Hamburg Freezers in the DEL this season, recording a 2.73 GAA and a .913 save percentage. .He previously played for Team USA in the 2007 and 2011 Deutschland Cup events. His performance in 2007 helped Curry vault from the ECHL to the Penguins AHL team where he became the team’s top goalie.
David Quinn, former BU Associate Head Coach, and current head coach of the AHL Lake Erie Monsters, has been named an assistant to US Coach Scott Gordon.
ESPN Dallas spoke with Alex Chiasson about his initial pro hockey experience with the Texas Stars.
When 2012 recruit Marc Hetnik, Jr., arrives at BU next fall, Terriers will have four Vernon Vipers alums on the roster, the others being Sahir Gill, Ryan Santana and Garrett Noonan. Former Terrier Ken Magowan, who played for the Vipers a dozen years ago continued his pro career in Germany, with a strong 40-point season with Mannheim.
●● Please note a new addition to the sidebar list of links. It’s College Hockey Prospective, which provides news and profiles of hockey prospects who Division 1 recruits.