Wednesday, March 20, 2013

O'Regan, Grzelcyk name All-Rookie--UPDATED



Hockey East announced its all-rookie team, which includes a pair of Terriers, Danny O’Regan, who led all freshmen in scoring, and Matt Grzelcyk (photo) , who was second among first-year defensemen in scoring.  The same pair made the All-Rookie team selected by Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association.

The Boston Globe examines the standout freshman season by O'Regan, who, linemate Matt Nieto says, has "the whole package." The son of former BU captain, Tom O'Regan, he is the team's current points leader with 36 and could be the first freshman to finish as top scorer since Tony Amonte 23 seasons ago. Meanwhile, The Boston Herald looks at Nieto's emergence as a team leader and his current hot streak that has produced 11 goals in the past 11 games, enabling the speedster from California to reach the 100-career-point milestone.

Episode 22 of Inside BU Hockey is an extended session with Bernie Corbett’s interviews of Coach Jack Parker, Women’s Coach Brian Durocher, who co-captained BU’s 1978 NCAA champions, freshman blueliner Ahti Oksanen and former co-captain of the 2009 national champs, John McCarthy, now with AHL Worcester.

The Daily Free Press talked with BU Athletic Director Mike Lynch about the selection process set in place to find the right successor to Coach Jack Parker. Lynch indicated a decision will come sooner rather than later.

Looking ahead
2014 recruit Jack Eichel continues to produce for the NTDP U18. Last night he scored twice and added an assist as Team USA thumped Youngstown, 8-2. In his past nine games with the U18s, Eichel has six goals and four assists, earning kudos in the weekly USHL Update. His combined stats show 25-19-44 in 45 games.

Women’s Team
#3 Terriers have arrived in Minneapolis for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal vs. Mercyhurst.  If BU wins, it will meet the BC-Minnesota winner for the national championship.

● New England Hockey Journal recap of NCAA quarterfinals
Daily Free Press Frozen Four preview
● Terriers received a nice sendoff (video) from fans before heading West

1 comment:

Lou Brown said...

That's funny, it seems like Jack Parker coaches the women's team. Anyways, these guys gotta step up in the tourny, they need to get in front of the damn puck, don't give me this "olè" bullshit.

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