Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Midweek Linkorama

Agganis Arena brings us another look (video) at the sequence of plays resulting in junior Matt Lane’s deflection of Brandon Hickey’s shot for the game-winner against Michigan.

Junior Matt O’Connor’s performance against Michigan State and Michigan—67 of 69 shots saves (.971%) and a 1.00 GAA—earned recognition as the NCAA’s #3 star of the week.

College Hockey News’ Joe Merloni examines the resurgent Terriers’ strong start and its infusion of new talent.

ESPN’s John Bucciogross takes a look at what makes freshman phenom Jack Eichel (photo-tying goal vs. Michigan)  tick and drives him on and off the ice.

Wolverine head coach Red Berenson shared his thoughts on Eichel as well as on collegians turned pro early returning to earn their degrees.

Speaking of earning degrees, Division 1 college hockey recorded the best graduation success rate among all the NCAA’s men’s sports. 92.1% of those hockey student-athletes entering in 2007 graduated.

Hockey Buzz checks in on the Big 10-Hockey East Challenge that has seen defending champion Hockey East carve out a slim lead after the first 12 games.
►Can't make it to Friday's tilt between #6 BU and #9 PC at Schneider Arena? It's being streamed live & for free.  

Looking ahead
2015 recruit Jordan Greenway registered his eighth assist of the season in the NTDP U18s' 4-1 victory over Muskegon.

2016 recruit Clayton Keller (photo) will compete in the World U-17 Challenge, beginning this Friday in Sarnia and Lambton Shores, Ontario. Team USA plays an exhibition game against Canada White before its first preliminary round game against Sweden on Sunday. Keller is the top goal scorer (7) and point scorer (13) for the NTDP U17s who make up most of the Team USA roster. Schedule and details.

Looking back
With a spate of injuries on the blueline, the Bruins’ call-ups from the AHL include former Terrier standout David Warsofsky. Last season, he skated in six games with Boston, registering a goal and an assist.

Women’s Team
Terriers opened their home season with a 3-2 win against Northeastern as junior Rebecca Russo (photo) tallied BU’s final two goals including the game winner midway through the second period.

After the Huskies initiated the scoring, senior Shannon Doyle knotted the score at one apiece, assisted by Kayla Tutino and Samantha Sutherland. Russo’s first goal, late in the first, with Rebecca Leslie and Maddie Elia assisting, gave BU its first lead. Just 1:43 later Northeastern tied things at 2-2. Russo’s game-winner, following passes from Leslie and Caroline Campbell, came on a wrister from between the circles.

Freshman netminder Erin O’Neill stopped 37 of 39 shots en route to her second victory.

Coach Brian Durocher noted:
“I really liked our energy throughout the game. “I thought we played smart. I thought we played hard.”
● Go recap, comprehensive box score and photo gallery
● Daily Free Press recap and feature on Russo, Elia & Leslie 

Terriers remained in 6th place in the national rankings in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. 

Senior Shannon Doyle was named to the Hockey East Weekly top performers list after recording two assists and seven blocks in BU’s split with Maine this past weekend.

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