Saturday, May 31, 2014

More honors--UPDATED

Today's BU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction (see John Curry story below) will be live streamed beginning at 4:30 today.

On Thursday night, former coach Jack Parker was named the 2014 Legend of Hockey recipient by the Hobey Baker Memorial Foundation at its announce banquet in St. Paul, Minn. 
The three-time winner of the Spencer Penrose Award was joined at his table at the banquet by a group of former Terriers who either are Minnesota natives or have won the Hobey Baker Award.
-Chris Connolly 
-John Curry 
-Tom Morrow 
-Kris Werner 

● Hockey East Online report report

Curry is about to receive his own recognition tonight as one of six Terrier athletes chosen for the  50th class to be inducted into the BU Athletics Hall of Fame. Induction will take place at the Metcalf Trustee Center at the BU School of Management. Curry, a fan favorite at Agganis Arena had a storybook BU career that took him from walk-on to first team All-American and Hockey East Player of the Year in 2007. The previous year, he led the Terriers to the 2006 Hockey East Championship. Curry's professional career began in the Penguins organization and included stops in Germany, too. This past season, Curry started in the ECHL, moved up to AHL and eventually was recalled to the Minnesota Wild where he started and won one game and served as back-up goalie during the team's Stanley Cup playoff run.

Curry is the 43rd Terrier hockey player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
BU Today feature story reported:

Arguably the best goaltender in the storied history of Boston University men's hockey, John Curry ('07) rewrote the record books during his stellar career and holds the program records for career goals-against average (2.07) and career save percentage (.923). He joined the team as a recruited walk-on, and after getting his first start early in his sophomore season, he never relinquished the role. Curry backstopped the Terriers to the 2006 Hockey East title and was named the 2007 Hockey East Player of the Year after a dominant season between the pipes that saw him become one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. He was one of the best performers in the history of the Beanpot, going 5-0 in the tournament while leading the Terriers to three straight titles. 

Curry was a two-time All-American, including a first-team nod in 2007, and signed a free-agent deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins following graduation. The Shorewood, Minn., native earned a win in his NHL debut on Nov. 26, 2008, and spent four seasons within the Penguins organization. Curry played a year in Germany, which concluded with a spot on Team USA's squad at the 2012 World Championships, and returned to the NHL in exciting fashion by coming home to play for the Minnesota Wild organization this past season.

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