Friday, May 18, 2012


It’s still nearly five months until the next college hockey begins and BU’s full schedule is not expected to be announced for at least a few more weeks. But thanks to a Web site logging pieces of schedules as they become available, we know about the Terriers first few games and the full out-of-conference schedule.

Like last season, the Terriers get it started against Providence, hosting the Friars on Oct. 7. A week later they travel to Durham for the first of three first-semester games against New Hampshire. BU is at home against the Wildcats on Nov. 18, away on Dec. 6.

The out of conference schedule begins Nov. 11 and 12 in Grand Forks with a pair of games against North Dakota. Then, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, receives a visit from St. Lawrence. BU last played these two opponents during the 2008-09 national championship season.

First semester concludes in Denver as BU takes on the Pioneers in College Hockey’s annual Hall of Fame game on December 29. An early January match up with RPI in Boston and the annual Beanpot Tournament (Northeastern in the first round) complete the out-of-conference games.

Last month we reported on activities of Athletes4Autism, founded by senior forward Kevin Gilroy. Now, the  Boston Hockey Blog has posted a feature story and video looking at how the organization was launched and also Gilroy’s on-ice work with a 13 year old hockey playing girl who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

A pair of blueliners, Ryan Ruikka of the men’s team and Kasey Boucher of the women’s team, were among the 10 BU athletes honored with a Scarlet Key in recognition of their service to the BU community.

We also recently noted the Phoenix d-man Adrian Aucoin is the sole remaining ex-Terrier playing for the Stanley Cup. However, five others who are in off-ice positions, remain in the hunt for hockey’s Holy Grail.  Former BU All-American goalie Jack Ferreira is special assistant to the Los Angeles Kings’ general manager, while Steve Greeley and Mark Mullen are on the Kings’ scouting staff. Mike Sullivan, a former Bruins head coach, is assistant to the Rangers’ John Tortorella, while Scott Lachance, a first round draft choice in 1991, is a New Jersey Devils’ scout.

In the ECHL Kelly Cup finals, Pete MacArthur has a goal and an assist in three games, but the Wranglers trail two games to one to Florida. Game four is set for next Tuesday and game five on Wednesday, both in Las Vegas.


dan said...

Ibelieve the games in north dakota are a week earlier 11/2-3

joseph burrell said...

hehe that is a cute dog even though he is pretending to be so badass haha, it reminds me of the best pay per head blog writer, the dog is just like him LOOOL

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