Thursday, February 13, 2014

Catching Up

If recent games against UMass, BC and Lowell were steps forward, Monday’s Beanpot consolation game was a step in the opposite direction. Terriers dropped a 6-2 decision to Harvard at TD Garden. BU took a first-period lead on Evan Rodrigues' third goal of the season, assisted by Robbie Baillargeron. The Crimson knotted the score in the second minute of the middle period and added two more scores in the next five-and-a-half minutes.

Ahti Oksanen brought BU within a goal early in the third period, assisted by Rodrigues (photo) and Danny O’Regan, but Harvard responded forty seconds later. An empty-net goal and an even strength goal closed out the scoring.

● recap and comprehensive box score 
● Post-game comments (video): Quinn, Rodrigues
● Daily Free Press recap 
● Boston Hockey Blog recap, Pluses & Minuses, analysis 
● USCHO recap

Episode 17 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, junior wing Evan Rodrigues and Jack Parker, who retired last season after 40 seasons behind the Terrier bench and whose #6 from his three varsity seasons will be retired this coming Saturday during the BU-New Hampshire game.

Looking ahead 
The junior rights to 2015 recruit Bobo Carpenter have been acquired by the USHL Sioux City Musketeers from the USPHL Islanders Hockey Club. Carpenter, a right-shot center who also plays high school hockey for Austin Prep, was ranked #146 among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting midterms. Carpenter, who had played for the Musketeers coach at the USA Hockey Select 17s, had been the second-ranked USPHL skater for the upcoming USHL draft.

The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy tweeted: “A scout jokingly told me he wished less people were talking about Boston U commit Brandon Hickey, since he wants the 2014 pick on his team.”

2015 recruit Charles McAvoy is second in goal-scoring among NTDP U17 defensemen with five after scoring his fifth of the season in the victory over the Czech Republic at the Five Nations Tournament. The U17s, whose roster also includes 2015 recruit Jordan Greenway, are back in action tomorrow against the Chicago Steel.

Looking back 
Former Terrier captain and All-American Kevin Shattenkirk and Team USA take to the ice in Sochi today in their first game of the 2014 Olympics, facing Slovakia. Preparing for the opener against Slovakia, the blueliner from New Rochelle, N.Y., told the Belleville News DemocratApparently every time there's a BU hockey player on the team. ... that's all I've got to say," a reference to the 1960 and 1980 U.S. gold-medal squads. Former Terrier Dick Rodenheiser skated for the ’60 team that won at Squaw Valley, and four Terriers—Jim Craig, Jack O’Callahan, Dave Silk and team captain Mike Eruzione—were key cogs in the 1980 “Miracle on Ice.”

Shattenkirk previously played for Team USA in the U17 and U18 World Championships, winning silver in the 2007 U18 championships. He is the 24th player coached by former BU coach Jack Parker to play for his country at the Olympic Games.

USA Hockey game preview 
New Rochelle Daily Voice report 
United States of Hockey preview
News &Observer analysis of Team USA defense 
College Hockey Inc. infographic on NCAA hockey and men's Olympic Hockey

IU examines the emergence of Nick Bonino as an offensive weapon who has helped Anaheim become the NHL Western Conference’s top team.

The Travis Roy Foundation, established by former Terrier Travis Roy to fund spinal cord injury research and provide assistance to survivors of such injuries, earned a $10,000 donation from Norelco when Red Sox star Jonny Gomes allow Elisabeth Hasselbeck to shave his heralded beard.

Former Terrier Wes Myron has signed with the Kalamazoo K-Wings of the ECHL.

Women’s Team 
Terriers were edged by Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game, 3-2, when the Crimson scored with 10.9 seconds remaining in overtime. BU took a 2-1 midway through the third period on captain Louise Warren’s 22nd goal after sophomore Sarah Lefort had tallied her nation-leading 27th goal in the second period. Harvard knotted the score with seven-and-a-half minutes left in regulation.

● recap and comprehensive box score 
● Daily Free Press recap

Team Canada, featuring Marie-Philip Poulin and former Terriers Jenn Wakefield, Catherine Ward, and Tara Watchorn, has won its first three games at the Sochi Olympics, including a 3-2 win over Team USA, and finishes first in the preliminary round.

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