Monday, December 14, 2015

Maguire wins Defensive P-O-W honors; Gryba returns to Agganis--UPDATED

Senior netminder Sean Maguire’s 36-save performance in the Terriers’ 4-1 win against Quinnipiac earned the senior netminder Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors. The Powell River, British Columbia native, who returned to the BU line-up after missing all of last season due to injuries, turned in his best performance of the season and stopped all 15 of the Bobcats’ power play shots, while lowering his GAA to 2.55.

Senior assistant captain Matt Lane, with two goals and a +4 weekend, and freshman Bobo Carpenter, who scored in both games, were named to the Hockey East Weekly Top Performers list.

Terriers moved up to the #11 spot in the USCHO Weekly Poll and remained at #11 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Additional coverage of BU’s win at Quinnipiac
● Daily Free Press: Baillargeon, 3rd line propel BU
● Boston Hockey Blog: Pluses & Minuses
● USCHO Hockey East Blog
● Hartford Courant recap

►Maguire and Quinnipiac goalie Michael Garteig were teammates on the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League during the 2010-11 season.

While competing for a spot on the Canadian Junior National Team at selection camp in Ontario, sophomore Brandon Hickey (photo) was “talked up” to the Calgary Sun by his former BU teammate and current Buffalo Sabre, Jack Eichel.

"He's a real smart defenseman.  I think another great thing about him, something I noticed, is he's got a great one-timer. It doesn't matter how hard you pass it, where it is, he can one-time anything. It's a skill not a lot of guys can do, and he's really good at it.”
Update: Hickey remains with Team Canada after initial roster cuts. report

Looking ahead
2016 recruits Kieffer Bellows and Clayton Keller (photo) led the way again as the USNTDP U18s drubbed Neumann College, 9-1, to complete a swing through Eastern colleges. For the second night in a row, Bellows, who now has 24 goals in 27 games, scored twice, while Keller assisted on both those goals and added an unassisted goal of his own. The two linemates, along with fellow recruit Chad Krys, will head to Boston for USA Hockey’s Junior National Team training camp which begins tomorrow at BU’s Agganis Arena and Walter Brown Arena to compete for a spot on the roster for the World Junior Championships.

Ty Amonte, son of former Terrier and NHL standout Tony Amonte, joined the U18s for the two weekend games against Princeton and Neumann. He is a senior at Thayer Academy where Tony is head coach and also plays for the Cape Cod Whalers U18s who won the Massachusetts Tier 1 U18 Midget championship.

● USA Hockey recap and box score

2016 recruit Dante Fabbro assisted on a pair of goals for Canada West in a 7-3 win against the Czech Republic in the opening round of the World Junior A. Challenge in Coburg, Ontario.

2018 recruit Tyler Weiss, who will play in Tuesday night's GTHL Top Prospects game, has had a hot stick for the Don Mills Flyers Minor Midgets with at least one goal scored in 11 of 14 games played this season and a 12-9-21 scoring line.

Looking back
The Edmonton Oilers practiced at Agganis Arena Sunday, bringing former Terrier defenseman Eric Gryba back to his old stomping ground for the first time, where he talked about his college experience at BU. Gryba is one of six defensemen from the Terriers' 2009 National Championship team to have played in the NHL.

● report  

Women's Team

Sophomore goalie Erin O’Neil, who shut out Providence, 6-0, stopping all 27 shots was named WHEA Defensive Player of the Week. She lowered her GAA to 2.70 while improving her record to 9-2-1.  Senior Sarah Lefort and sophomore Victoria Bach, who each scored twice against the Friars, made the WHEA weekly top performers list.

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