Monday, February 11, 2013
Game Day: BU vs. Harvard
Following the postponement of Friday's game against Merrimack, Terriers return to action this afternoon, meeting Harvard in the Beanpot Consolation game at TD Garden. Puck drop is at 4:30 p.m. BU will look to turn the tables on the Crimson, who dealt BU a stunning defeat last month, coming back from a three-goal deficit.
Freshman Sean Maguire gets the start in goal for BU, which will be playing in the consolation game for just the fourth time in the past 30 years. The Daily Free Press reports that BU will flip its top to left wings again with captain Wade Megan returning to the first line and junior Matt Nieto rejoining the second line. In addition, sophomore Evan Rodrigues (photo) will see time playing point on power plays.
WTBU Sports reports that senior Jake Moscatel suffered a separated shoulder in practice, so Ryan Ruikka will continue to play right wing on the fourth line. Expected BU lineup:
Wade Megan – Cason Hohmann – Sahir Gill
Matt Nieto – Danny O’Regan – Evan Rodrigues
Matt Lane – Ben Rosen – Sam Kurker
Mike Moran – Ryan Santana – Ryan Ruikka
Sean Escobedo – Alexx Privitera
Garrett Noonan – Matt Grzelcyk
Ahti Oksanen – Patrick MacGregor
● Daily Free Press preview
● Boston Hockey Blog in-game blog
● USCHO Hockey East blog
MSG Network (Madison Square Garden) will air a feature and interview with form BU co-captain and Olympic gold-medal winner Mike Eruzione on its series, The Game 365. It airs tonight on MSG PLUS.
Alex Chiasson scored his 12th goal of the season and assisted on two others as the Texas Stars edged Toronto, 3-2. After a slow start to his first full pro season, the former BU assistant captain has a 12-15-27 scoring line in 44 games and is second on the Stars in points.
Hockey Humanitarian has been profiling the eleven nominees for its 2013 award to the men’s and women’s college hockey player that "best exemplifies personal character, a commitment to studies, and whose contributions to his/her larger community is worthy of their [HHA Foundation Board’s] attention." This year’s winner will be announced during this year’s NCAA Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, PA.
The foundation was begun in 1995 by a pair of hockey fathers attending a squirt team practice at BU’s Walter Brown Arena. The first HHA recipient was former BU All-American goalie J.P. McKersie for his dedication to mentoring the squirt players while recovering from serious injuries that forced him to miss the 1994-95 season.
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