Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Linkorama UPDATED

While no former Terriers were on the ice as the Los Angeles Kings won their second  Stanley Cup in three years, a trio of BU grads are long-time members of the Kings’ staff:

Jack Ferreira, Special Assistant to the General Manager.
An All-American goalie for Jack Kelley’s BU teams in the mid-1960s and a member of the BU athletics Hall of Fame, Ferreira has had a long career in coaching, scouting and management, including Assistant GM for the New England Whalers, Director of Player Personnel for the Atlanta Thrashers, Director of Player Development for the New York Rangers and VP of Hockey Operations for the Anaheim Ducks.

Bob Crocker, Amateur Scout, Northeastern U.S.
The “Dean of New England scouts,” Crocker played hockey and baseball as an undergrad at BU in the 1950s and later became the school’s head baseball coach and assistant hockey coach to Jack Kelley. Later, he was head coach of the University of Pennsylvania’s hockey team for three seasons and then spent 15 seasons as assistant general manager for the Hartford Whalers. Crocker later scouted for the New York Rangers, who won a Stanley Cup (1994) during that time, before joining the Kings' staff. He has now been a part of three Stanley Cup champions (Kings 2012, 2014), as well as two NCAA champions (BU 1971, 1972).

Mark Mullen, Collegiate Scout-East.
Mullen captained the 2003-04 Terrier squad. After playing minor league hockey, he later served as assistant coach for the USHL Cedar Rapids Roughriders before joining the Kings’ scouting staff in 2009.

The analyzed BU’s 2014 recruit class (prior to the recent verbal from goalie Connor Lacouvee) and how the incoming talent will help head coach David Quinn craft his type of team.
Johnathan MacLeod draft profile
● article on draft-eligible NTDP defensemen

With the NHL draft approaching, the Boston Herald checked in with MacLeod. The Dracut, Mass., native helped Team USA win the gold at the recent World U18 Championships with two power play goals and an assist in seven games. 

New England Hockey Journal talked with incoming freshman Jack Eichel on his priorities as he begins the next stage of his hockey career. 

On June 21 The Travis Roy Foundation and the Franciscan Hospital for Children will co-host their fourth corporate-sponsored Wiffle Ball tournament at Boston University’s Nickerson Field from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Boston Herald reported that “this year, there will be a Beanpot element to the tourney as the BU, Boston College, Northeastern and Harvard men’s hockey programs will be fielding teams.” 

Proceeds will benefit the Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries and funding research, and the Franciscan, which each year provides care and treatment to more than 10,000 children with a wide range of physical, medical, and behavioral challenges.

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