Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Maguire ratchets up his game in BCHL playoffs

2012 recruit Sean Maguire earned first-star honors for the second consecutive game, shutting out Surrey, 3-0, to give Powell River the BCHL Coastal Conference championship for the fourth straight season. Two days after stopping 49 of 50 Eagles’ shots in a 2-1 overtime Kings win, the 6-2 netminder turned aside all 27 Surrey shots in the conference title clincher. Powell River won the series, 4-1, and advances to the Fred Page Cup final against Penticton, beginning Friday.

Maguire had enjoyed a strong regular season with a 2.33 GAA and .913 save percentage; for the second year in a row, he was co-winner of the BCHL award for best goaltending tandem (best combined goals-against average). He also was named 2nd Team All-Star for the Coast Conference.

In the first two playoff rounds, Maguire has been even better, with a 1.82 GAA and .946 save percentage in 11 games. Against Surrey in five games, his numbers were 1.2 and .946.

This past December, Maguire was the all-tournament goaltender at the World Jr. A Challenge, where he posted a 1.49 GAA and a .942 save percentage in four tournament games to help Canada West to the gold medal. Maguire outdueled highly regarded Swedish netminder Oscar Dansk in the semifinal game, won by Canada West, 2-1 in OT. He turned aside 28 shots. Then in the gold-medal game, he stopped 18 shots in a 4-2 win against Canada East.

Looking back
Former Terrier Travis Roy spoke today at BU’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences about the mental challenges of his injury. He also was the guest on WBUR Radio’s All Things Considered. Paralyzed during the first shift of his first college hockey game in 1995, Roy has become a leading advocate for spinal cord research and founded The Travis Roy Foundation.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

oh that is so cool and as hostpph writer, Mathew Hertz, prognosticated it on one of his articles, I have to say I doubted it, but now I know I was the one who was wrong

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