Monday, January 12, 2015

Polls and recognition--and a science experiment!

Terriers remain at #2 in the USCHO weekly poll, but instead of trailing North Dakota, they’re now behind Minnesota State. BU is #3 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Freshman Jack Eichel’s four-point effort (2G, 2A) against Wisconsin Saturday earned the right-shot center Hockey East’s Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season. Senior assistant captain Evan Rodrigues (1G, 3A) and freshman netminder Connor LaCouvee (32 saves, 1 goal allowed) made the list of top performers.

►Both games against Wisconsin are available on BTN2Go as archived streams, if your Internet provider supports BTN2Go.

►The BU fan contingent cheering on the Terriers in Wisconsin this past weekend included members of The Dog Pound and The Friends of BU Hockey, as well as former Terriers Justin Maiser, Tom Morrow and David Klema and former head coach Jack Parker.

The Boston Herald's John Connolly looks ahead to Friday's BU-BC matchup at Agganis Arena, which will air on NESN.

In the interest of science
A BU School of Management research assistant is conducting "an academic study about sports fans, and more specifically, a rabid fanbase such as BU’s." THFB readers have been invited to participate in a brief survey involving questions about Friday’s BU-BC game for the study's examination of human judgment and decision-making. The survey takes less than five minutes; explanatory information also takes about five minutes.  If you’re interested, read this page and click the link at the bottom of the page. 

Looking ahead 
For the second game in a row, 2015 recruit Jakob Forsacka-Karlsson assisted on two goals and then scored a shootout marker as Omaha edged Fargo, 3-2. The Swedish center has been one of the hottest players in the USHL since late October with 10 goals and 22 assists in his last 22 games and has a season total of 35 points.
Video highlights (JFK #26 shootout goal at 3:15)

2015 recruit Robert Carpenter scored a power play goal and added two assists as Sioux City thumped Chicago, 7-2. The former Austin Prep All-Scholastic forward has a 14-18-32 line in 33 games. 

Forsbacka-Karlsson and Carpenter will both skate for Team West in tomorrow’s USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
● Player bios

2017 recruit David Farrance scored four goals for the second game in a row—and added two assists— to lead Victor, N.Y., High School past Spencerport, 8-1. Farrance also plays for the Syracuse Stars 16Us in the USPHL.

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped two slots to #6 in the USCHO weekly poll after losing to top-ranked BC and defeating Maine. BU is #4 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Senior captain Marie-Philip Poulin, sophomore Victoria Hanson and freshman Victoria Bach were named to the Hockey East weekly top performers list.

2015 recruit Samantha Davis, playing with the US National Under 18 team, has two goals and an assist in the first four games of the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Davis, a senior forward at Tabor Academy, and her teammates take on Canada tonight in the gold-medal game.

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