Monday, November 24, 2014

Weekend Sweep Vaults BU to Top of Polls

Terriers have vaulted from third place into the top spot in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. BU received 42 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO poll. It’s the first time BU has been #1 in both polls since Nov. 8, 2010.  In addition, the Terriers are first in SB Nation’s newest ranking.

● report on rankings

Freshman Jack Eichel was named Hockey East’s Warrior Hockey Player of the Week after scoring a game-winning goal in overtime against Maine and then assisting on two goals in BU’s 5-2 win against Connecticut.  The right-shot center from North Chelmsford, Mass., who was both NCAA and Hockey East Rookie of the Month in October, also is the leader for the Army ROTC Three Stars Award competition. Junior Ahti Oksanen, who scored three goals and added an assist in BU’s weekend wins, made the weekly list of top performers.
CBS Eye on Sports: Eichel-led Boston University is new No. 1 team in college hockey
●  Eichel continues impressive start

Ten games into BU’s schedule, Eichel is tied for the Division 1 lead in points with 19 and is the leader in points-per-game (1.9), assists per game (1.20) and plus/minus (+15).  Junior Danny O'Regan is fourth in points per game (1.50) NCAA D-1 statistics  [We've added a link in the sidebar to advanced NCAA statistics]

College Hockey Inc. Stat Pack compares Eichel to other high-scoring freshman, looks at top performing teams in November.   

Looking ahead

2015 recruit Charlie McAvoy assisted on a goal in the NTDP U18s 6-1 win over Augsberg College. The 6-0, right-shot defenseman has eight points this season.

Looking back
Former Terrier defenseman Dan Donato’s Dexter School team earned a 4-1 win over New Jersey power Delbarton in a Sunday match-up of top Eastern prep schools.

Women’s Team
#7 Terriers broke open a 2-1 game with four goals in the final period to defeat New Hampshire, 6-2, on Sunday. Junior Sarah Lefort led the way with her fourth career hat trick, while freshman Victoria Bach scored twice, raising her goal total to nine, best among all first-year D-1 players.

Lefort led Division-1 last season with 32 goals.  With her pair of goals, Bach has six in her last six games and leads all D-1 freshman with nine. Last week she was Hockey East Rookie of the Week. recap and comprehensive box score
Post-game interview: Bach
USCHO weekly poll

Player of the Week


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