Thursday, October 29, 2015

Episode 4 of Inside BU Hockey; Jack Kelley honored by Colby

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Episode 4 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Terrier Head Coach David Quinn, freshman forward Ryan Cloonan (photo) and first-year assistant coach Scott Young

A speedy winger from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Cloonan joined BU after scoring 65 (20G, 45A) points in 50 games with the Junior Bruins last season and tied for the USPHL lead in power play points with 21. A 17 year NHL veteran who won the Stanley Cup twice, Young moved up to the coaching staff after serving as Director of Hockey Operations last year. Previously he was head coach at his alma mater, St. Mark’s School for four seasons.

Photo by Justin Hawk/DFP
►The Boston Hockey Blog tweeted that Quinn will make further line-up changes, moving Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (photo) to first-line center between Danny O’Regan and Ahti Oksanen, while Matt Lane will center Cloonan and Jordan Greenway. For Friday’s game at Merrimack, Brien Diffley will return to the defense rotation and Sean Maguire will start in goal.

Looking ahead
Friday’s USHL game between the NTDP U18s and the Chicago Steel will be live-streamed for free on FastHockey.. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. The U18s roster includes 2016 recruits Kieffer Bellows, Clayton Keller, Chad Krys and Jake Oettinger.

Looking back
Colby College has announced a $2 million endowment for naming its Head Men’s Hockey Coach position for Jack Kelley. Before spending ten highly successful years at the Terriers’ helm, Kelley turned Colby into a New England powerhouse posting an 89-51-5 record and earning NCAA Coach of the Year honors in 1962, the first “small college” coach so honored. Stepping behind the bench of his alma mater in 1962, Kelley’s BU teams won six Beanpot titles, one ECAC title and two NCAA titles en route to a 206-80-8 record and a .720 winning percentage. After coaching and being a general manger with the New England Whalers, Kelley returned to Colby for a final season in 1976-77 and recorded his 300th  college win.  
● Colby College report

This week's Terriers in the NHL update features video of goals scored by Colin Wilson, Jack Eichel, Charlie Coyle and Nick Bonino.

First-year NJ Devils Coach and former Terrier John Hynes is featured on ESPN’s Craig Custance’s list of “most impressive people in hockey age 40 and younger.”

Women’s Team
Coach Brian Durocher has also done some shuffling with his top two lines and it paid off in last Saturday’s 5-2 win against Vermont. Next up for BU is a Sunday matinee in Durham against New Hampshire.
● Daily Free Press report

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