Monday, February 15, 2016

Greenway repeats as HE's top rookie; Keller climbs NTDP record ladder

Freshman Jordan Greenway, whose overtime goal Friday night gave the Terriers a 2-1 win over Lowell, has repeated as Hockey East Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week. He was recognized the previous week for a pair of goals against UMass. Seniors Sean Maguire and Ahti Oksanen were named to the weekly top performers list.

Following their weekend split with the Lowell River Hawks, Terriers dropped two spots in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine weekly polls and are currently #9. BU also slipped to 10th in the PairWise Rankings.

SB Nation: Hockey East playoff race 

Looking ahead 
2016 recruit Kieffer Bellows scored his 36th goal and added two assists in the U18s 5-2 win over the Czechs at the Five Nations Tournament in Finland. Clayton Keller contributed a goal and an assist while goalie Jake Oettinger made 14 saves for his 18th win.

● USA Hockey recap and box score

Keller now has 80 points and joins Phil Kessel as the only two NTDP players with two 80-point seasons. From USA Hockey:

Currently Clayton Keller ranks among the leaders in the following categories (leaders in parentheses):

▪ Single-Season Points – 80 (tied for ninth – Auston Matthews 117)

▪ Single-Season Assists – 52 (seventh place – Jeremy Bracco 64)
▪ Career Points – 162 (fifth place – Phil Kessel 180)
▪ Career Assists – 100 (second place – Jeremy Bracco 122)
▪ Career Goals – 62 (tenth place – Phil Kessel 104)
Linemates Keller and Bellows have combined for 140 points this season.

2017 recruit David Farrance scored a tying goal in the third period for the U17s, but Russia added two late goals to take a 5-3 win in the Five Nations Tournament in Plymouth, Michigan. Brady Tkachuk assisted on a power play goal for Team USA.
● USA Hockey recap and box score

Led by a four-assist performance by Tyler Weiss (Don Mills Flyers), three BU 2018 recruits figured in the scoring as Team USA thumped host Norway at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Jake Wise (Central Catholic, photo) assisted on two goals and Jack DeBoer (Salisbury School) tallied a goal and an assist.  Team USA faces Canada on Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET.
USA hockey recap
IIHF box score

Looking back
Jack Eichel's unassisted first-period goal in the Sabres’ 4-1 win against Colorado was his 17th goal of the season, tied for second best among NHL rookies. He has 38 points overall, tied for second. recap and video

Women’s Team
Terriers completed a weekend sweep of New Hampshire with a 6-2 win Sunday in Durham. Sophomore Victoria Bach and freshman Sammy Davis (photo) each scored a pair of goals with single goals added by sophomore Rebecca Leslie and junior Maddie Elia. In the final weekend of the regular season, BU will face Northeastern with a chance to capture the second seed for the conference tournament. recap and comprehensive box score

Elia, who had 7 points (3g, 4a) in three games, earned Hockey East’s Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week designation, while Davis was named to the weekly top performers list.

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