Sunday, January 31, 2016

Heading to the Garden

Beanpot Previews

BU Today spoke with senior assistant captain Danny O’Regan about playing in his final Beanpot Tournament. O’Regan scored the double-overtime game-winner in last year’s Beanpot semifinal against Harvard. (video) The San Jose draft pick and his father, Tom O’Regan, who co-captained the 1982-83 Terriers, are the only father and son duo to each score 50 goals in Division 1 hockey.

It’s also the final Beanpot for senior Mike Moran who spoke with the Patriot Ledger about the tournament. Last year Moran scored BU’s first goal in the championship game won by the Terriers in overtime, 4-3 (video).

● Boston Herald preview
● Beanpot Watch Parties in 14 cities organized by BU Alumni.
Hockey East Online previews BU’s first-round opponent, Northeastern  BP/NU

► Following Friday’s 4-0 win against Merrimack, BU is #8 in the PairWise Rankings. There are five Hockey East teams among the top 11.

Looking back
Former BU standout and NHLer Ryan Whitney, is launching a hockey podcast together with Bruins’ blogger “Rear Admiral” on Barstool Sports. Whitney recently authored an article—Tales From Abroad: Russia— on his experiences playing in the KHL for The Players Tribune. 

Looking ahead
For a second consecutive night, 2016 recruit Kieffer Bellows scored twice—including the game-winner—and added an assist to lead the NTDP U18s past Green Bay. The Edina, Minn., native’s second goal of the game—and 33rd of the season—broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period. Fellow 2016 recruits Chad Krys and Clayton Keller each had an assist in the win.
● USA Hockey recap

● 2018 recruit Jack DeBoer (photo) earned first-star honors, scoring a goal and an assist in the Salisbury School’s 5-3 win against The Gunnery.

2019 recruit Joel Farabee scored twice in Selects Academy’s 4-2 win over the Syracuse Stars and had a goal and three assists in an 8-0 blanking of the Providence Capitols. The speedster from Cicero, N.Y., is second in scoring in the USPHL’s 16U division with a 10-20-30 scoring line in 17 league games.

Women’s Team
Junior defenseman Alexis Crossley (photo) scored a pair of goals—one each in the early minutes of the first two periods—in the Terriers’ 6-2 win over Merrimack at Walter Brown Arena. All three members of the Kayla Tutino-Sarah-Lefort-Victoria Bach line also found the net as did Sammy Davis.
● recap and comprehensive box score

► Bostonia feature on high-scoring sophomores Rebecca Leslie and Bach

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