Thursday, October 04, 2012

Autism Walk, polls, picks, players to watch

Once again, the Terrier Hockey Team participated in the Greater Boston Walk for Autism Speaks. Captain Wade Megan and Assistant Captain Ryan Ruikka participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony to start the Walk and the entire men’s hockey team lent a hand by setting up the event site, working with children in the event’s “Kids Korner,” and by signing autographs, posing for photos with walkers, and selling items to benefit Autism Speaks in the Resource Fair presented by Lindt.  

Over the past several years, the Boston University hockey program has expanded its involvement with Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. In addition to participating in the annual walk at Suffolk Downs, Terrier hockey players have hosted Autism Speaks Awareness nights, delivered  public service announcements and participated in "Meet & Greets" at hockey games for individuals on the autism spectrum. coverage; photo gallery

In both national pre-season polls, USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, BU is ranked 13th. Earlier the Terrier were picked for third in the Hockey East coaches poll.

Junior Garrett Noonan, whose 16 goals last season tied for first among blueliners nationally, was name to College Hockey News pre-season All CHN team. Noonan also made the pre-season All East squad first team selected by College Hockey Weekly, while forward Matt Nieto was picked for the second team.

Noonan and Nieto also found themselves on USCHO  lists of ten top forwards and ten top defensemen.

United State of Hockey posted a list of 15 freshmen to watch that included BU defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, while right wing Sam Kurker made USoH’s list of other notable freshmen.

WTBU Sports looks at the key veterans who will lead the Terriers this season and the two first-year netminders.

The 2012-13 BU Hockey Prospectus can be accessed from the Men's Hockey Page on the site. Just click on "Links."

The Lowell Sun looks at Hockey East’s development as the conference approaches its 30th anniversary

College Hockey News offers a primer on the new season, including rules changes.

Looking back
Colin Wilson, expected to be a top six forward for Nashville this season, evaluates his lockout options.

Former BU defenseman Peter Yetten's name was in the news this week, but for his other athletic exploits as a Terrier.  Forty-three years ago today, Yetten, who skated for the 1971 National Champions, QB'd BU's football team to its first-even win against Harvard, as noted by "This Week in College Football."

October 4, 1969 - Boston University scored the first victory in school history over crosstown rival Harvard 13-10 in Boston. After trailing 10-7 at halftime, the Terriers got a touchdown pass from quarterback Pete Yetten to wingback Gary Capehart early in the fourth quarter to take the lead. Boston shut down the Crimson passing game, allowing just 32 yards on 16 attempts, and limited Harvard to 100 total yards in the second half. For Harvard, the loss snapped a 10-game unbeaten string.

Women’s team
Daily Free Press recap of the Terriers’ exhibition game win.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

I think it is always good when clubs and players support noble cause and charities like this, and I heard on a price per head service site that, it is not new to Terries, they always like to help when they can

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