Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Q&A With Captain Wade Megan
The regular-season opener is just days away so it’s time for our annual Q&A with the Terrier captain. This year it’s Wade Megan, BU’s top returning goal-scorer who found the back of the net 20 times last season, including nine times on the power play.
A Florida Panthers draft choice with 33 career goals as a Terrier, Megan was a standout scorer at South Kent School before heading to BU and led all New England prep players in scoring in 2008-09.
Off the ice, the history major has been involved for several years in the Kids Cancer Buzz Off that takes place at Gillette Stadium every June. After lining up pledges to the charity for several months, Megan (photo) closes the deal by having his head shaved.
Q—The year’s Terriers are an especially young squad with nine freshmen, a number of whom are likely to be playing important roles early on. How will you help them make the adjustment to the pace and skill level of D1 hockey?
A— Our freshman are already highly skilled players, I think a good number of them will be able to step in and log a lot of minutes. How quickly they can adapt to the D1 game will be a determining factor in the success of this team.
Q—Do you anticipate added leadership pressure on assistant captain Ryan Ruikka and you in the wake of the Task Force report?
A— Our entire team is on the same page as the coaching staff and the administration in regards to the Task Force report. We are proud to be student-athletes here at BU and we are looking forward to getting this year’s hockey season started.
Q—Both the media and coaches polls picked BU for third in the conference. What are three keys for this young team to earn home ice for the Hockey East playoffs?
A— We need to:
1. Play a thorough game night in and night out.
2. Protect our home ice during the regular season.
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► In the second weekly USCHO poll, the Terriers moved up a notch to #12.
►Saturday's season opener Saturday evening against Providence at Agganis Arena will air on Terrier TV (subscription). You can sign up to watch on the GoTerriers.com home page.
After attending the Lake Erie Monsters training camp Kieran Millan was assigned to the Central Hockey League's new Denver Cuthroats franchise.
BU’s 4-2 win over BC boosted the Terriers from sixth to third in the USCHO rankings.