United States of Hockey, looking ahead to this months’ World U18 Championships in the Czech Republic, commented on 2013 recruit Danny O’Regan’s performance in his recent “tryout” for the US squad.
One of the non-NTDP players that is looking like a lock to go to Worlds is Danny O’Regan. The small centerman from St. Sebastian’s School appeared in the U18 Team’s final seven games of the USHL season, posting five points (3g-2a).
Central Scouting ranked O’Regan 112th in its mid-term rankings, and a good showing at the U18 Worlds could lead to a rise up the charts. O’Regan was dynamic at the Prep level, but has shown that his game is not limited at all against older, stronger competition.
O’Regan is a deft playmaker, who is really smart with the puck. While he doesn’t have much of a physical game, O’Regan gets where he needs to be and is able to find the soft areas of the ice. He’s also good at creating time and space for himself.
On a team that has been challenged to score goals, O’Regan can get pucks to the net and skated with two gifted scorers in Nic Kerdiles and Ryan Hartman when I saw the U18s play at Dubuque. Could be a formidable line in the Czech Republic.
2012 recruit Sean Maguire earned first star honors with a 49-save effort in Powell River’s 2-1 win against Surrey in an overtime thriller in the Coastal Conference finals of the BCHL playoffs. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series, 3-1, with game five set for Monday night. In ten playoff games to date, Maguire has a 2.02 GAA and a .942 save %. In the current series, his numbers are 1.50 and .958.
Alex Chiasson, who signed a three-year deal with Dallas, played his first two AHL games. During last night’s 4-0 Texas win against Lake Erie, the Quebec native likely saw some BU jerseys in the crowd as its was BU Alumni Night With the Texas Stars. Three other ex-Terriers were on the ice—Chiasson’s teammate Dan Spang, who picked up an assists, and Monsters’ forwards David Vander Gulik and Pete MacArthur—while former BU associate head coach David Quinn is Lake Erie's coach.
United States of Hockey comments on college players who turned pro in recent weeks, including Chiasson.
Nick Bonino’s recent scoring surge as the center on the Duck’s third line is noted by the Ocean County Register.
Two seasons ago, former Terrier and current Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco was coach of the year candidate. While the past two seasons haven’t been as successful for Colorado, his spot behind the bench remains secure.
Eric Labrosse was a forward on four BU squads in the 1980s, including the Terriers’ first Hockey East championship team in 1986. The Montreal Gazette offers a feature on Eric’s dad, Michel, who at age 74, still laces ‘em up.