Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Looking ahead, looking back

Looking ahead
Eight future Terriers are in action this week as the USHL Fall Classic gets underway. In the Eastern Division are Maxim Letunov (2015) and Vas Kolias (2016) of Youngstown, Sean MacTavish (2015) of Waterloo, and Jordan Greenway and Charlie McAvoy of the NTDP U-18's (both 2015).   All five saw action Tuesday and will play again on Wednesday.  The West Division schedule begins Friday with Bobo Carpenter (2015) of Sioux City, Hank Crone (2016) of Omaha, and Kieffer Bellows (2016) of Sioux Falls all hitting the ice. Tournament schedule

On Tuesday, Letunov scored a shootout goal, along with an assist in regulation to help the Phantoms edge Dubuque 4-3.
 ● Youngstown recap and box score.

McAvoy (second from left) and Greenway at USHL Fall Classic in Green Bay 
(posted by TSN Scout Craig Button)

In the U18s’ 10-5 drubbing of Cedar Rapids, Greenway scored a goal and an assist, while McAvoy set up a pair of goals.
● USA Hockey recap and box score

Last weekend, Greenway scored his first goal of the season in the NTDP U-18's 7-0 blanking of the NAHL Michigan Warriors. McAvoy contributed a first-period assist in the victory.
● USA Hockey recap and box score

Patrick Harper (2016), who committed to BU Friday, scored his seventh goal of the Tier 1 Mass. Midget season in the Neponset River Rats 6-4 loss to the Cape Cod Whalers.

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, reporting on 2017 recruit David Farrance’s commitment to BU, noted that the talented defenseman, who is “a dynamic skater, has great poise with puck and possesses terrific puck skills,” first visited BU a year ago and subsequently met with the coaches again. He also visited Boston College and Penn State.

With Friday’s commitments from Harper and Farrance, BU has received verbals from 18 players in the past 13 months. Seven are part of the current 10-man freshman class; five each in the 2015 and 2016 classes and one for 2017.
● BU’s recruiting pipeline

Looking back
The Ottawa Sun reports that Alex Chiasson is one of the Top 5 Ottawa Senators to watch at training camp. Sens GM Pierre Dorion: "We're getting a guy who fits exactly what we need," said Dorion. "We need a big-body, cycle-type of presence, net presence, scoring ability, range and strength.”

Last season’s captain, Garrett Noonan, a 4th round Predators’ draft pick in 2011, is playing in the Nashville Rookie Tournament this week.  The former Catholic Memorial standout scored 81 points in four seasons at BU.

We missed this one back in July. Former BU All-American netminder and Hockey East MVP John Curry re-signed with the Minnesota Wild. After spending most of last season in the AHL, Curry made his first NHL start—since the 2009-10 season—on April 10, stopping 43 St. Louis shots in a 4-2 win.

Jason Lawrence, who led BU’s 2009 NCAA championship team in goals with 25 is the latest ex-Terrier to join the coaching ranks. The Saugus native has been named head coach at Everett (Massachusetts) High School. Earlier this year, former BU captain Carl Corazzini was tapped for the head coaching job at St. Mark’s School.

Sahir Gill, who scored 54 points last season for the Wheeling Nailers, is attending the Montreal Canadians rookie camp.


vipersdiehardfan said...

It looks like Liam Coughlin is looking at different schools for next year. Here is an article from our local paper today

Feel free to follow Coughlin and the Vipers with my Vipersdiehardfan blog

Great blog!! Keep up the great work!


Terrier Blogger said...

Thanks for the update, VDHF. Sounds like he'd still like to end up at BU. Keep us updated.

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