Thursday, January 28, 2016

IBUH #14: Quinn, Oksanen, Drury; Maguire revival

Episode 14 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, senior wing Ahti Oksanen and two-time first-team All-American and 1998 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner Chris Drury.

Oksanen, the current Hockey East Player of the Week, is the team’s co-leader in goals this season with 13 and is second in points with 27. A converted defenseman who made the switch to forward a year ago, his next goal will be the 50th of his Terrier career.  Oksanen is expected to be one of the most pursued free agents when he completes his BU career.

Drury is the only player to have won the Hobey Baker Award and the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year. At BU, where he is the program’s all-time goal-scoring leader with 113 and third in all-time points (214), he played for the 1995 national championship team and in two subsequent Frozen Fours.  A proven clutch performer throughout his career, he played 12 NHL seasons with four teams (Colorado, Calgary, Buffalo, Rangers), winning the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 2001 and scoring more than 300 goals between regular season and playoff games. 

Drury represented the United States in three Winter Olympiads, winning silver in 2002 and 2010. A 2003 inductee into the BU Athletics Hall of Fame, he was inducted last month into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. In September, he rejoined the Rangers as Director of Player Development.
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College Hockey News’ Chris Boulay examines senior Sean Maguire’s long road back to the Terrier net after missing his entire junior season.

Beanpot 2016
In a rematch of last year’s Beanpot Championship game, Terriers take on Northeastern in Monday night’s semifinal. BU will be the home team in a game set to begin at 8 p.m. at TD Garden.  The BU Alumni Association has organized Beanpot Watch parties in 13 U.S. cities. Details and reservation information is here.  BU won its 30th Beanpot title last February, defeating the Huskies, 4-3 on Captain Matt Grzelcyk’s overtime goal (video)

Looking back
In his second season as head coach, former Terrier standout Jason Lawrence has led Everett High School to the program’s first Great Boston League title since 1970. Everett clinched the title with a 7-0 win against Somerville Wednesday night.  A Saugus native, Lawrence scored 97 points for BU over four seasons and led the 2009 national championship team with 25 goals, playing on the top line with Colin Wilson and Chris Higgins. That season, Lawrence scored the game-winning goal in both the Beanpot Championship game and the NCAA Regional Final and had a natural hat trick against UMass. He later played in the ECHL and in Europe before beginning his coaching career with the Boston Junior Bruins.

Looking ahead
2018 recruit Jake Wise scored a goal and assisted on two others as Central Catholic routed Westford Academy 8-0. The left-shot center from North Andover has 15 goals and 19 assists in 16 games for the Raiders.

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