Friday, October 17, 2014

Terriers Join With Autism Speaks for Annual Walk This Sunday

The 14th Annual Greater Boston Walk Now for Autism Speaks is set for this Sunday at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., just south of Gillette Stadium. And, for the 11th year BU Hockey is actively involved at the “Walk” as well as in other activities with the Autism community throughout the school year. Details of the day’s activities, including the walk, and musical and reading performance are here.

Terrier sophomore Doyle Somerby teamed with BU women’s basketball junior Clodagh Scannell for a special video invitation to participate in the Boston Walk Now event.

All event proceeds support Autism Speaks’ work, both locally and nationally, to increase awareness about autism, fund innovative research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families throughout the Greater Boston Community.

Larry Cancro, Chairman of Autism Speaks, New England and Terrier hockey fan said:

“Since 2004, the Boston University Hockey Team has supported Autism Speaks by participating in the annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks fund raiser, hosting families coping with autism at hockey games and by raising awareness about autism.  The Terriers should be proud of the impact that they have made for this cause.  We appreciate all they have done and the enthusiasm they have shown for our cause.”

Terriers at the 2012 Autism Walk event at Suffolk Downs.

 ► SB Nation’s Jeff Cox reports on Five Reasons to Believe for Terriers’ fans.

► This Week’s Inside Hockey East podcast, co-hosted by BU’s Bernie Corbett and Kat Hasenauer Cornetta is posted and available 

In case you missed it, Episode 2 of Inside BU Hockey has been posted with Corbett's interviews with Coach David Quinn, Associate Coach Steve Greeley and freshman forward Nikolas Olsson.

► Hockey East power rankings

Looking ahead
► The Providence Journal’s Mark Divver reports that highly regarded NTDP U18 forward Auston Matthews is talking to four NCAA schools, including the Terriers. A late 1997 birthdate, he’s a junior in high school. Last season, he was called up from the U17s to to skate with the U18s in the IIHF World U18 Championships, won by Team USA.

Looking back
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that, according to Blues’s coach Ken Hitchcock, Kevin Shattenkirk has been the team’s top defenseman thus far this season.

Women’s Team

#6 Terriers are back on the road and that road doesn’t get any easier as the competition is #7 and defending NCAA champion Clarkson. The Terriers and Golden Knights play a pair of 3 p.m. matinees today and tomorrow. These two teams last met in 2013, when BU defeated Clarkson 5-3 in an NCAA quarterfinal game that was held at Walter Brown Arena.

After two regular-season games, sophomore Maddie Elia (photo) leads BU in scoring with four points.

● preview, game notes, Live Stats, Clarkson Webcast (pay-per-view), WPDM Radio Webcast (Friday only)
● Daily Free Press game preview and  feature on freshmen

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