Saturday, October 06, 2012
Exhibition game on tap tomorrow
The 2012-13 edition of Boston University hockey takes to the ice for the first time tomorrow in an exhibition game against the University of Toronto in a 1 p.m. start at Agganis Arena.
●GoTerriers.com game preview and links to gametracker, Terrier TV Webcast (subscription) and WTBU Sports Webcast.
Freshman forward Matt Lane (photo), who participated in last weekend’s All American Prospects Game, talked with USCHO about his hopes for his first NCAA season after to seasons in the NTDP program.
2009 Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy has signed an AHL contract with the Connecticut Whale with reports indicating that once the NHL lockout ends, he’ll be signed by the New York Rangers, his original NHL club. Playing in the AHL’s Eastern Conference, he’ll find himself across the ice from former BU teammates Brian Strait (Wilkes Barre/Scranton), Eric Gryba (Binghamton), John McCarthy (Worcester) and Colby Cohen and David Warsofsky (Providence).
The P-Bruins cut Justin Courtnall, who’ll begin his pro career with the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays
Clark Donatelli, a high scoring forward for BU in the mid-80s, will begin his first full season as head coach of the ECHL Wheeling Nailers. Donatelli, who scored 62 points for BU’s first Hockey East championship team in 1985-86, had served as the Nailers’ interim coach for the final 55 games last season.
After a seven-year minor league career, former BU defenseman Bryan Miller announced his retirement.A first team All Hockey East selection in 2004-05, Miller spent the past five seasons as a mainstay on the Alaska Aces’ blueline, leading the club to the 2011 Kelly Cup.
2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon scored an assist in Indiana's 3-2 win over the NTDP U17s. The assist continues a scoring streak--now at 10 games stretching back to last season--for Baillargeon, who was named an Ice co-captain. 2014 recruit Jack Eichel notched an assist for the U17s.
The #6 Terriers opened their regular season in fine fashion doubling up #3/4 BC, 4-2, at Conte Fourm. Freshman forward Sarah Lefort, just returned from a strong performance at Canadian National Team camp, led the way with a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the third period. Freshman Jordan Juron and sophomore Shannon Stoneburgh also scored, while Kerrin Sperry made 29 saves en route to her 41st career win
●Lefort post-game comments