Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Catching up on kudos

Jack Eichel added one more honor to the list of awards recognizing his standout freshman season at BU. USA Hockey named Eichel its College Player of the Year. The 6-2 center from North Chelmsford led all Division 1 players in points (71), assists (45) and plus-minus (+51) pacing the Terriers to the Beanpot Championship, Hockey East regular-season and tournament championships and the NCAA title game. After the BU season, the 2015 Hobey Baker Award winner joined Team USA for the IIHF World Championships and helped the squad take home a bronze medal.

2016 recruit Kieffer Bellows was named USHL Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the league's all-rookie team. The Edina, Minn., native scored 33 regular-season goals for Sioux Falls and another nine during the Stampede's run to the Clark Cup Championship. Bellows scored the game-winner in the series-clinching win against Tri-City.

2015 recruit Robert Carpenter was named to the USHL 2nd all-rookie team. The right-shot center from North Reading, Mass., tied for the league lead in goals with 35 and added 28 assists for Sioux City.
●USHL Rookie of the Year announcement
●USHL All-Rookie announcement

Anthony Morando, whose goal as Terrier Strength and Conditioning coach was to "make sure nobody outworks us," is leaving the program and moving to North Dakota with his fiancée, Monique Lamoreaux, a member of the U.S. National Women's Team that won a gold medal in the 2015 World Championships.

Last summer, Morando talked with THFB about his approach to strength and conditioning.

Draft profiles 
With the 2015 NHL draft combine set to begin on June 1 in Buffalo, several current and incoming Terriers are expected to participate in advance of the NHL Entry Draft on June 26 and 27 in Sunrise, Fla.  Pre-draft profiles —most with video—are now appearing online.
● The Hockey Writers: Jack Eichel;  AJ Greer; Jordan Greenway
● SB Nation/NJ Devils: Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson 

Looking back

Former Terrier forward Ryan Weston will be inducted next fall into the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey Hall of Fame. A native of Henniker, Weston played four seasons at BU, including as a member of the 2006 Hockey East championship squad, before spending four seasons in the minor leagues. He is currently head coach of the San Diego State Aztecs, an ACHA Division 2 team.

Also being inducted to the NHLHHF is former Terrier Russ Bartlett, who played two seasons in Scarlet before transferring to St. Lawrence. He’s best remembered for scoring the overtime game-winner in BU’s 3-2 win over BC in the 1999 Beanpot semifinal.

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