Wednesday, January 29, 2014

IBUH features Moccia; Strait in the Stadium Series

Episode 15 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with head coach David Quinn, senior goalie Anthony Moccia, who made his first regular-season appearance last Saturday, and Dave Goucher, the radio play-by-play voice of Bruins hockey and a 1993 BU grad. Moccia is a former captain and MVP at Buckingham Brown & Nichols. Goucher was recently named Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year. 

Looking ahead

The USPHL New Jersey Hitmen confirmed Ori Abramson’s commitment to BU for 2014-15: 
Wayne, NJ - The Jersey Hitmen is proud to announce that defenseman, Ori Abramson, has committed to Boston University for the fall of 2014. An imposing 6'5 figure, Abramson, is a USPHL all-star and the sixth leading defensive scorer in the league. Known for being a physical presence and a tremendous skater for his size, Abramson has grown into a top USPHL all around defender.

"Perseverance its the word that comes to mind when I think of Ori," commented coach Toby Harris. "Ori is one of the most strong willed players that has ever donned the Hitmen blue. Fighting through sickness as a freshman at Providence, deciding to take another year of junior to get back to hockey east, Abramson transformed his game and approach and it has truly paid off."  Harris continued, "Our staff and locker room is so excited for Ori's accomplishments and we know he will be a great success at BU. Coach Quinn, Powers and Greely are getting a warrior in Abramson."excited for Ori's accomplishments and we know he will be a great success at BU. Coach Quinn, Powers and Greely are getting a warrior in Abramson."

With four points in last weekend's Hitmen split vs Bay State, Abramson was named USPHL Premier Division Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in January.
Terrier Trivia: Who was the last member of the Jersey Hitmen to play for BU? Put your answer in comments.

Looking back

Former Terrier assistant captain Brian Strait, now patrolling the Islanders blueline, took timeout from preparing for tonight’s Stadium Series match-up with the Rangers to visit Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park. 

Former BU All-American and Hobey Baker finalist Colin Wilson, recently moved from wing to the center position he played at BU, earned kudos from Predators coach Barry Trotz for his smooth transition back to his natural position as Nashville beat host Winnipeg in Wilson’s hometown.

Wheeling’s Sahir Gill is tied for third among ECHL rookies with 29 points (8g-21a).


JmarkBoston said...

Kevin Kielt?

Terrier Blogger said...

JmarkBoston: Right junior league, but wrong team. Kevin played for the NH Jr. Monarchs. The answer is Ryan Ruikka.

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