A few years before Matt Gilroy went from walk-on to All-American, a somewhat obscure netminder from Shoreham, Minnesota, blazed a similar path at BU. John Curry’s Terrier experience reached its penultimate moment on Saturday evening when he was inducted into the BU Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 50th HOF class.
After his freshman year, I gave him a list of 6-8 things to work on over the summer. In September, he showed me that he’d addressed each one of them and had done the hard work when no one was looking. John is someone who is motivated, intelligent and responsible. He has that “Tim Thomas” mentality and competitiveness. And that “third eye” intuition, knowing where the puck is going. It’s hard to teach, but he has it.John has overachieved throughout his career and, at each stage, he’s made the needed corrections to advance his career. Plus, he's simply a nice, humble person with a great attitude.
There is no other player in my time at BU that better exemplified what it was to be a Boston University Terrier. Both on the ice and off the Ice John was a tremendous student, great goaltender, and even better person. I had the pleasure of playing pro hockey with John in Wilkes-Barre and he has carried all those same traits throughout his career. Relentless work ethic and great attitude have made him the player and person he is today. No other player I have played with is more deserving of a Hall of Fame induction.”