Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Terriers finished in the #2 spot in both final polls. USCHO. USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.

Junior captain Matt Grzelcyk and freshman Jack Eichel were named to the All-USCHO first team, while senior Evan Rodrigues was a third team selection.   The same trio earned All-CHN honors. Eichel was named to the first team, as well as All-Rookie, while Rodrigues and Grzelcyk were second team selections.

Eichel was named Hockey East’s Rookie of the Week, the fifth time he received that honor this season. He also won Rookie of the Month honors four times. Grzelcyk and junior Ahti Oksanen were named to the weekly top performers list.

In case you missed it, Eichel, Grzelcyk and Oksanen were named to the All-Frozen Four tournament team.

Freshman Brandon Fortunato became the first Terrier to play a full season without a single penalty since Jack Parker did it 1965-66 and again in 1967-68.

The Friends of BU Hockey’s annual banquet will be held this Friday evening in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union.  Team awards, including MVP, Most Points, Most Improved, Unsung Hero and Spirit will be announced, along with next season's captains.

● GoTerriers.com: BU Lived up to Summer Vow

To the average fan, it seems like an overnight rebound from a trying campaign. But the Terriers' great success this year was the culmination of hundreds of hours of recruiting trips and early-morning workouts, cliffhanger wins and character-building losses. In 2009, that spirit was captured with t-shirts that read "Burn the Boats." This year, the shirts had an even simpler adage: "Never Again."

● Daily Free Press: Rodrigues, Hohmann

There’s likely more hockey to be played this spring for Jack Eichel who has been invited to skate for Team USA in the IIHF Men’s World Hockey Championships beginning May 1 in the Czech Republic.

Looking ahead
Three future Terriers, 2015 recruits Jordan Greenway (photo) and Charlie McAvoy as well as 2016 recruit Clayton Keller, along with their USA Hockey NTDP teammates are in Switzlerand for the IIHF World U18 Championships. Team USA, which defeated Germany (8-3) and Finland (7-2) in exhibition games, plays its first tournament game this Thursday against Russia.
● USA Hockey: World U18 central

The USHL regular season has ended and playoffs begin today. 2015 recruit Maxim Letunov finished fifth in the league scoring race with 64 points, one more than fellow 2015 recruit Robert Carpenter, who tied for the league lead in goals with 35. 2016 recruit Kieffer Bellows had 33 goals, most tallied by a 16 year old since the USHL became a Tier 1 league. Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson, recently ranked 31st among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2015 draft, had 53 points despite missing the last 10 games of the season.

2017 recruit David Farrance has accepted an invitation to play for USA Hockey’s NTDP U17s next season.

Looking back
Eric Gryba gets his birthday wish.

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