Thursday, September 20, 2012
Roster announced; Ruikka named assistant captain
BU today announced its 26-man roster for the 2012-13 season and that senior/grad student Ryan Ruikka (photo) will serve as the team’s assistant captain. Senior Wade Megan was announced as captain last spring. The roster now shows ten freshmen with the addition of walk-on Nick Breed, an all-state forward from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, who scored 34 goals—tops in Western Class B—and 17 assists.
If Cape Elizabeth sounds familiar to longtime fans, it’s the hometown of former BU captain and NHLer Doug Friedman, who also was a walk-on.
►In its preview of Hockey East recruit classes, College Hockey News has ranked the BU freshman class #1.
2013 recruit Kevin Duane scored an unassisted goal for Waterloo in its 4-2 win over Muskegon in the USHL Fall Classic.
6th ranked BU was voted second by league coaches in the WHEA pre-season poll. The Terriers, who defeated Providence in double overtime for the 2012 Hockey East tournament title, picked up three first place votes while arch-rival BC received five. BU’s season begins on Sept. 30 with an exhibition game against McGill at Walter Brown Arena.