Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Honors for Parker--UPDATED

Former Terrier Head Coach Jack Parker has been named the 2014 recipient of USA Hockey’s Distinguished Achievement Award (scroll down for bio) to be present on June 6th in Colorado Springs during the President’s Awards Dinner.

The Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to a U.S. citizen who has made hockey his or her profession and has made outstanding contributions on or off the ice to the sport in the United States.A three-time winner of the Spencer Penrose Award for Division 1 coach of the year, Parker led the Terriers for 40 seasons, amassing 897 wins—third most among D1 coaches, and the most at any one D1 school. His teams won three NCAA titles: 1978, 1995 and 2009.

Looking ahead

2015 recruit Vas Kolias (5-9 LD, Chicago Mission) was the fourth pick overall (and first d-man) in the USHL's dispersal draft. Selected by Youngstown, Kolias will join 2015 recruit Maxim Letunov on the Phantoms next season. Recently crowned USHL champ Indiana has suspended operations for next season due to arena issues. Former Terrier Sam Kurker, who joined the Ice in January, was also picked in the first round, by Sioux City, and reportedly will play another USHL season.
Elite Prospects card

2014 recruits Johnathan MacLeod and Brandon Hickey, both defensemen, are among 119 highly regarded draft prospects who began the 2014 NHL Combine yesterday in Toronto. 
HockeysFuture.com bios: Hickey, MacLeod

2016 BU recruit Hank Crone's Dallas Stars Elite U16 coach sets the bar high for the high skilled forward who will spend the next few seasons with Omaha.

“He’s a small forward who is a tremendous, high-end offensive player. His hockey IQ and his skills are probably as good as any player in his age group,” said Dallas Stars Elite U16 coach Eric Silverman. “He has the look to me like a player we’ll be talking about in the Hobey Baker conversation one day.”
This past season he registered 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) in 31 games with the Stars Elite U16 team. 
Elite Prospects card

Women’s Team
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Marie-Philip Poulin has been named captain of the 2014-15 Terriers. Serving as assistant captains will be Shannon Stoneburgh and Kayla Tutino. Poulin returns to BU after taking a year off for the Sochi Winter Olympics, where she scored the tying goal and then the overtime winner in the gold-medal game to lead Canada past the USA, 3-2. She had served as co-captain of BU’s 2012-13 squad that reached the NCAA  championship game. 

Poulin’s selection to lead BU earned her a Twitter shout-out from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Stoneburgh has been a blueline standout for BU during the past three seasons, appearing in all BU’s games as a sophomore and junior. Tutino returns to the BU lineup after missing much of last season due to an injury. She was a Hockey East All-Rookie selection as a freshman.

Terrier assistant coach Katie Lachappelle has been named by USA Hockey as an assistant for the 2014-15 US U18 squad. Lachappelle, recipient of the 2013 Women's Ice Hockey Assistant Coach Award from the American Hockey Coaches Association, was a former captain and ECAC all-star at Providence.

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