Thursday, December 03, 2015

IBUH #9; McAvoy profile; 3 recruits named to Youth Olympics squad

Episode 9 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, sophomore A.J. Greer and former Terrier captain, All-American and Hobey Baker Award finalist Jay Pandolfo.   Quebec native Greer is coming off a 2-point (1G, 1A) performance in the Red Hot Hockey tie against Cornell, earning first-star honors. Before arriving at BU, he scored 92 points in two seasons at Kimball Union Academy, where he teamed with current Terriers Doyle Somerby and Nick Roberto.

Pandolfo scored 167 points (78G, 89A) in four seasons at BU, reaching the Frozen Four each year and winning a national championship in 1995. Most of his 18 year professional career was spent with the Devils with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2000 and in 2003, when he scored 12 points in 24 playoff games. He finished his career with his hometown Bruins and was named Director of Player Development for the Bruins this past September.

Terrier Take 5 (video) recaps BU’s weekend in New York playing at Madison Square Garden in Red Hot Hockey #5 and conducting a clinic on the rink in Central Park with Ice Hockey In Harlem.

Danny O’Regan, who rang up three goals and nine assists in November, was runner up for HE Warrior Hockey Player of the Month honors.

The roster for the USA Hockey Junior National Team selection camp has yet to be announced, but predictions for the final team rosters have begun to appear. SB Nation’s Chris Dilks projects a squad that would include current Terrier Charlie McAvoy and 2016 recruits Clayton Keller and Chad Krys, both of whom would be under-agers. The Junior National Team training camp will be held at BU's Walter Brown Arena beginning Dec. 15 with practices open to the public.
SB Nation report
USA Hockey Junior National Team page’s Mike Morreale spoke with McAvoy (photo), who is this week’s Top Prospect  Profile. The 6’1” right-shot defenseman received an A rating on the new Central Scouting Watch List and is projected by multiple draft services to be a first-round selection in the June 2016 entry draft. The youngest player in D1 hockey this year, McAvoy is one of two NCAA skaters to receive an A rating.
[NHL Scouting’s David] Gregory believes playing for Quinn will only help enhance his game, similar to how Jack Eichel progressed with the Terriers in 2014-15. "He has a real pro game to him."

Terriers begin a two-game home series with Vermont tomorrow night. The Vermont Cynic examines the Catamounts’ slow start this season.

Looking ahead
2016 recruit Vas Kolias assisted on three goals in Youngstown’s 6-5 win over Muskegon. It marked the speedy Phantom defenseman's first three-point game.

Prep Hockey season in New England began this week and three future Terriers are called out in SB Nation’s prep preview: 2017 recruit Patrick Harper, Avon Old Farms (20-27-47 last year); 2016 recruit John McDermott, Winchester (12-16-28) and 2018 recruit Jack DeBoer, Salisbury, (27-35-62 for the NJ Colonials).

The prep coaching ranks also are dotted with former Terriers, including head coaches Dan Donato at Dexter Southfield, Tony Amonte at Thayer Academy, Shawn McEachern at The Rivers School and Carl Corazzini at St. Mark’s. Dan McGoff is an assistant coach at Nobles & Greenough.

DeBoer, is one of three 2018 Terrier recruits named by USA Hockey to skate in this winter’s
2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, from Feb. 12 through 26. He’s joined on the17-man roster by Jake Wise (photo, Central Catholic HS) and Tyler Weiss (Don Mills Flyers. The trio makes up one-third of the team’s forwards.
USA Hockey: announcement, roster, Youth Olympics game schedule
SB Nation report on roster

On Monday, Weiss scored twice and added an assist to lead the Don Mills Flyers to a 6-2 win against the Toronto Young Nationals.
Women’s Team
                                                             Daily Free Press photo by Justin Hawk

Sophomores Victoria Bach and Rebecca Leslie and former Terrier Jenelle Kohanchuk were named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2016 Nations Cup, which begins January 4 in Füssen, Germany. Both second-year players are putting punch in the BU offense this season. Leslie has a team-leading 24 points (5G, 19A), while Bach, who played for Canada’s gold-medal squad at last year’s tournament, has 20 (9G, 11A). Kohanchuk is appearing in her fourth Nations Cup.
● report
● Hockey Canada report
Daily Free Press  Power play suffers

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