Wednesday, January 06, 2016

IBUH #11: Quinn, O'Regan; Looking back with Chris Drury--UPDATED

Episode 11 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn and senior assistant captain Danny O’Regan, as well as a review of the first half of the season. Quinn also addresses the status of the injuries to seniors Matt Grzelcyk and Ahti Oksanen and sophomore Nikolas Olsson, as well as the two roster additions (see links below).

Drafted by San Jose in 2012, O’Regan, whose father, Tom O’Regan, co-captained the 1982-83 Terriers, leads BU in points with 19 and scored his 50th career goal earlier this season. He is currently tied for second in career points (129) among active NCAA players. Along with current teammates Matt Lane and Matt Grzelcyk, O’Regan was a member of Team USA’s gold-medal winning squad at the 2012 World U18 Championships. 

UPDATE: In a series of tweets this afternoon, Boston Hockey Blog reported:
▪Per Quinn: Grzelcyk, Oksanen and Olsson will be "game time decisions" Thursday. More on that from Quinn:

I think they’re all going to be able to play, but you never know. We still haven’t had 100 percent clearance yet, but Grizzy and Olsson and Ahti, it looks like they’re all in a position where it looks like they’re being able to be in the lineup.

▪Quinn also said those who participated in World Juniors (Fortunato, Hickey, JFK, McAvoy) will all be in the lineup at Harvard on Thursday.

▪Quinn plans to start Sean Maguire in net on Thursday.

New Terriers: Oskar Andrén will wear #26, while Erik Udahl has jersey #3.

► Thursday’s game at Harvard will air on NESN Plus. Here’s the broadcast schedule for the away and neutral ice games remaining on the regular-season schedule.

World Junior Championships
Team USA, with Brandon Fortunato, Charlie McAvoy and future Terrier Chad Krys on the blueline, defeated Sweden—and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson—by an 8-3 score, to win the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships.
● USA Hockey recap
● IIHF recap

►Next year, the WJCs will be played in Montreal and Toronto and, potentially, there could be six or seven BU players on three rosters: McAvoy, Krys and 2016 recruits Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows  and Jake Oettinger for Team USA, Forsbacka Karlsson for Sweden, and 2016 recruit Dante Fabbro for Canada.

SBNation: Projecting for 2017

Looking back
The Rinkrap1 blog provides an insightful read on BU’s first Hobey Baker Award winner, Chris Drury. The two-time, first-team All-American, who was inducted last month into the US Hockey Hall of Fame, focused on his Class of ’98 “Gang of Six” (Drury, Mike Sylvia, Jeff Kealty, Chris Kelleher, Peter Donatelli and Tom Noble), who won a national championship in 1995, went to three Frozen Fours and became the first class to win the Beanpot all four years.
● Rinkrap1: The Humble Hall of Famer
Hall of Fame induction coverage

2015 Hobey Baker Award winner Jack Eichel’s slick no-look pass helped Buffalo get even with Florida in the second period, but the Panthers went on to win  5-1. recap and video
The Hockey News report

Former BU All-American Colin Wilson’s fourth goal of the season was all the scoring for Nashville, which dropped a 4-1 decision to Winnipeg. recap and video

Sahir Gill scored the game-winning goal, assisted by Adam Clendening, as AHL Wilkes Barre/Scranton  defeated Binghamton, 4-1, giving the Baby Penguins a three-game winning streak under new head coach Clark Donatelli.
● Times Union recap

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