Friday, November 21, 2014

Game Day: Terriers host the Black Bears

A week after defeating Maine at Alfond Arena, the #2/#3 Terriers face the same conference foe on home ice, with a Friday match-up beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Black Bears are the first of five foes BU will face in 10 days.  

Terriers will again be without sophomore Robbie Baillargeon (mono) and freshman Nikolas Olsson (upper-body). 

● preview , Game Notes, Game Tracker, Terrier TV Webcast, Terrier Sports  Radio Network Webcast
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● Daily Free Press weekend preview
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview
● CHN Blog: 3 Things I Think/Hockey East and Tale of the Tape
● WLBZ preview
Episode 7 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett's interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, sophomore forward Kevin Duane and former Terrier and NHL standout Scott Young (photo), who is in his first season as Director of Hockey Operations at BU. A two-time Stanley Cup champion who scored 756 points (342G, 414A) in 17 NHL seasons, Young returns to Commonwealth Avenue after four seasons as head coach at his prep school alma mater, St. Mark's. In two seasons as a Terrier--and a teammate of Quinn--Young scored 65 points before signing with the Hartford Whalers who had made him their first-round draft pick (11th overall) in 1986. He would play for Stanley Cup winners in Pittsburgh in 1991 and Colorado in 1996). Career stats.

The Agganis Arena Weekend Preview interview features junior forward Mike Moran, who has two goals in the past three games.

► Three current Terriers and three future Terriers were included in the NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch list. Freshman Jack Eichel and 2015 recruit Jordan Greenway were awarded an “A” grade (projected 1st round pick). Freshman AJ Greer and 2015 recruit Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson (photo) received a “B” (2nd-3rd) and freshman Brien Diffley and 2016 recruit Johnny McDermott received a “C” grade (4th-6th )  
● SB Nation analysis

Looking back

Adam Clendening, recalled from the AHL on Tuesday, fired a one-timer for a power play goal four minutes into his first NHL game, as the Blackhawks edged Calgary, 4-3.
● recap
● Chicago Tribune post-game interview (video)
● ESPN report

Alex Chiasson scored his fifth goal of the season, deflecting home a slap shot in the Senators’ 3-2 win over Nashville.

NBC Sports examined how Nick Bonino has contributed to Vancouver’s strong start. The former Terrier and Avon Old Farms standout now has 15 points (7G, 8A) in 19 games. Last season with Anaheim, he had 49 points.

Former Terrier Travis Roy was presented with the Christopher Reeve Foundation's prestigious Spirit of Courage Award at its annual gala in New York City.  The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and to finding a cure through increased funding of research.
● Portland Press Herald report
Roy with Senator Tom Harkin at Reeve Foundation gala (photo

Women’s Team
#6 BU hosts #7 Harvard tonight at Walter Brown Arena with puck drop set for 7 p.m. The game will feature three skaters who performed in last winter’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia, including BU captain Marie-Philip Poulin. Junior Sarah Lefort leads the Terriers in scoring with 16 points.
● preview, Game Notes, GameTracker, Terrier TV Webcast
● Daily Free Press weekend preview and notebook
WBUR: Returned Olympians on local college teams,

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