Saturday, December 19, 2015
Greer departs for QMJHL; Four remain on Junior National Team roster
BU’s manpower at forward took a hit yesterday when, as had been rumored for several days, sophomore forward AJ Greer left school and signed with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The forward from Joliette, Quebec had five points this season and his only goal came in BU’s 3-3 tie with Cornell at Madison Square Garden. Greer's freshman scoring line was 3-4-7 and he scored a key goal in BU’s 5-3 win against North Dakota in the NCAA semifinal.
● USCHO report
In addition, several sources indicate that senior wing Ahti Oksanen’s injury, suffered during the win against Quinnipiac, is more severe than initially thought. His return to the line-up remains in doubt and he will be re-evaluated in a few weeks.
Junior National Camp
Following the Junior National Team’s 4-0 win against UMass last night, three initial squad cuts were made, including 2016 recruit Kieffer Bellows. Remaining on the roster are sophomore Brandon Fortunato, freshman Charlie McAvoy and 2016 recruits Clayton Keller and Chad Krys (photo). Training camp continues in Finland where there will be an exhibition game against the host team on Dec. 22. Team USA opens World Junior Championships tournament play on Dec. 26 against Canada. NHL.com will television all Team USA games.
2016 recruit Vas Kolias assisted on Youngstown’s final two goals as the Phantoms outscored Waterloo, 5-4. The left-shot defenseman from Schaumberg, Illinois has a 3-8-11 scoring line in 25 games.
2017 recruit Brady Tkachuk picked of his third assist in the Four Nations Tournament in Slovakia as the NTDP U17s defeated Russia in overtime, 5-4.
● USA Hockey box score
Photo by J Alexander Imaging
2017 recruit Patrick Harper (photo) has a 7-8-15 scoring line in his first seven games for Avon Old Farms, including two goals and an assist in each of the Winged Beavers’ first two AOF Christmas Classic games.
Sophomore Rebecca Leslie has been selected to play for Team Canada in the Four Nations Cup in Germany beginning on Jan. 4. She joins fellow sophomore Victoria Bach and former Terrier Jenelle Kohanchuk on Canada’s roster.