Thursday, July 03, 2014

Freshmen arrive; Maguire to take medical red-shirt

According to reports in the Boston Hockey Blog and other media, junior netminder Sean Maguire (photo) will miss the entire 2014-15 season and will take a medical red-shirt. He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.  With the recent commitment of Alberni Valley goalie Connor LaCouvee, BU will have three active goalies this season.  Junior Matt O’Connor and graduate student Anthony Moccia both return.
● Boston Hockey Blog report

Ten freshmen—nine skaters and goalie LaCouvee--are now enrolled and are working out with Terrier strength and conditioning coach Anthony Morando.

Five Terriers were named to the 2013-14 Hockey East All-Academic Team: seniors Patrick MacGregor, Anthony  Moccia and Matt Ronan, junior Evan Rodrigues and freshman Dillon Lawrence.

Looking ahead
2015 recruit Maxim Letunov, drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the second round of last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, spoke to USHL Interactive about his first USHL season, his draft selection and his choice of BU. Letunov will spend another season at Youngstown, joined there by 2016 recruit Vas Kolias. Two seasons ago, the Moscow native played for the Dallas Stars Elite Hockey Club
Elite Prospect card

Shifting focus to the 2015 NHL draft, identified 15 players with college connections to follow. Included were incoming freshman Jack Eichel (#1) and AJ Greer (#8), along with 2015 recruit Jordan Greenway (#7). Next season, Greenway will play for the NTDP U18s, who will play an exhibition game at BU on October 18. Fellow 2015 recruit Charles McAvoy also skates for the U18s.  

Looking back
Former Terrier MVP Alex Chiasson was traded this week from the Dallas Stars to the Ottawa Senators. The Quebec native talked with the Inside the Senate blog about the trade and an opportunity to play top-six minutes in Ottawa and mentioned his “welcome aboard” call from former BU teammate Eric Gryba, who recently re-signed with the Senators for $2.5 million for two years.

According to the Ottawa Citizen, Chiasson already has “the inside track to play on one of the Senators’ top two lines next year; but the 6-4 wing points out, “The opportunity is there for me to jump in, but at the same time I never take anything for granted.”
Ottawa Sun interview 
Former Terrier standout David van der Gulik signed a free-agent contract with the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Originally drafted by Calgary, he spent the past five seasons in the Avalanche organization and appeared in 48 NHL games.

Chris Bourque, MVP of the 2005 Beanpot, signed a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers.  Last season he played for Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL.  A Washington Caps draft pick in 2004, Bourque has played 51 NHL games, including 18 with the Bruins in 2012-13. His younger brother, Ryan, was a Ranger draft pick and has spent the past three seasons with AHL Hartford.

Former BU blueliner Max Nicastro has signed a contract with HC Banska Bystrica in Slovakia. A Red Wings draft pick, he played for the ECHL Toledo Walleye last season.

Corey Trivino, who scored 43 points in 46 games for ECHL Stockton, has received a qualifying offer to remain with the Thunder, an affiliate of the Islanders, who had drafted Trivino #46 overall in 2008.

Women’s Team
Terrier Head Coach Brian Durocher announced a five-member recruit class for 2014, along with a transfer who will be eligible in 2015-16. Three of the six played in the gold-medal game of the 2014 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championships. Forwards Victoria Bach (left) and Rebecca Leslie, who were respectively the #1 and #6 scoring leaders last season in Ontario’s Provincial Women’s Hockey League, won gold medals for Canada, while goalie Erin O’Neil  (right), the top senior netminder in Minnesota last year, earned a silver medal for the U.S. Forward Anna Steifel and defenseman Savannah Newton round out the class. The transfer is blueliner Alexis Crossley who played two seasons for New Hampshire, earning All-Rookie honors as a freshman.

The defending Hockey East champions will be bolstered by the return of two players who were injured last season: 2012-13 first team Hockey East All-Star defenseman Shannon Doyle, who missed the entire season, and forward Kayla Tutino, who missed most of the season. Also returning is captain Marie-Philip Poulin, who spent the year with the Canadian Olympic team and whose heroics propelled Canada to another gold medal at the Sochi games.
● report with player thumbnails
●  2014-15 roster
Seven members of last year’s squad were named to the Hockey East All-Academic squad: Meghan Riggs (named all four years), Mia Becker, Victoria Hanson, Braly Hiller, Kerrin Sperry, Doyle and Tutino.

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1 comment:

135BayState said...

Heisenberg shows 11 freshman recruits. Who did not arrive, change year of arrival, or change his mind?

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