Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Grzelcyk, O’Regan and Eichel named to Jr. National Team pre-camp roster

Two current Terrier sophomores, center Danny O’Regan and defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (photo),  along with 2014 recruit Jack Eichel, were named today the 26-man pre-camp roster for the U.S. Junior National Team that will play in the World Junior Championshipsin Sweden beginning Dec. 26. Camp begins at Minnesota's Mariucci Arena on Dec. 15.

Grzelcyk wore the USA sweater during two seasons with the NTDP program. O’Regan—at the end of his 2011-12 prep season—was added to the U.S. U18 squad. Both Terriers were instrumental in Team USA bringing home a fourth consecutive gold medal in the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships in the Czech Republic.

Centerman Eichel, the top goal-scorer and points-per-game leader of this year’s U18 squad, is the only under-ager named to the roster. He recently played in the Four Nations Tournament in Finland, racking up 4-6-10 in four games.

Chris Peters of The United States of Hockey provides analysis of each of the rostered players. ● Forwards  
Defensemen & Goalies report on Team USA

► BU’s first goal in the Cornell game is one of this week’s pick’s for Humboldt Moves of the Week. It began with Mike Moran’s forecheck along the boards and concluded with O’Regan’s slick pass to Moran on the doorstep.

► NHL Network reported on the Terriers’ joining Ice Hockey in Harlem for outdoor instruction in New York’s Central Park this past Saturday. (Video)

Looking ahead
2015 recruit Charles McAvoy, the subject of this week's NTDP feature, discusses his transition early in his career from forward to defense and how the U17s team chemistry has been a key to its success this season. The 5-11 right-shot blueliner has a 3-3-6 line in 22 games.

Looking back
Alex Chiasson scored his eighth goal of the season on a deft redirect of a power play slapper in the Stars’ 4-3 OT win against the Blackhawks. Recap and video

Colin Wilson scored the Predators’ only goal, his fifth of the season, in Nashville’s 3-1 loss. The former Terrier All-American center has 14 points in 28 games this season.

Former Terrier Colby Cohen, whose pro career is on hiatus as he’s about to have surgery, is making good use of the downtime serving as a hockey analyst for NESN and completing his BU degree. He was a recent guest on The Mack Report Livecast with host Mike McMahon and talked about his relationship with Coach David Quinn and how the young Terrier squad is adapting to a new head coach.

Women’s Team
Sophomore Sarah Lefort notched her second career hat trick and senior captain Louise Warren added two more goals, en route to a career-high four points, as the No. 9 BU defeated Northeastern, 5-2, on Tuesday night at Matthews Arena. Lefort and Warren are now tied for the team goal-scoring lead with ten apiece. Senior goalie Kerrin Sperry turned aside 36 shots for her 11th win of the season.
● GoTerriers recap and comprehensive box score
Video Highlights
Post-game comments: Coach Brian Durocher, Warren
● Daily Free Press recap, Lefort/Warren feature 

Sperry was recognized as Hockey East Goalie of the Month for November, after posting a 1.50 GAA and a .944 save percentage in eight starts, including five conference wins, and shutouts against St. Cloud State and Vermont.

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