Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Linkorama

Mile High Sports Reports that four-year Terrier goalie Kieran Millan has signed an entry level AHL contract with the Colorado Avalanche. The two-time BU MVP award winner, who also was national rookie of the year as a freshman, backstopping BU to the NCAA title for 2008-09, was the Avs fifth round draft choice in 2009. He’ll compete for the starting job at Lake Erie next season.

Hockey Buzz analyzes the performance of Avs Coach and former Terrier standout Joe Sacco over the past three seasons with management constantly tinkering with the club’s roster.

The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa, looking at the role of strength and conditioning coaches in preparing potential draft choices for the NHL combine, talked with BU’s Mike Boyle, who helped Adam Clendening emerge as a standout in last year’s combine.

With Notre Dame set to join Hockey East as its 11th member in 2013-2014, the conference has honed in on Connecticut as as likely 12th member in an effort “to ease scheduling problems.” If UConn, already a member of Women’s Hockey East, comes aboard, it would be for the 2014-15 season with some of its games to be played in Hartford’s XL Center.
● Hartford Courant feature

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