Thursday, February 18, 2016

IBUH: Quinn, Hickey, Lawrence; Future Terriers shine at Youth Olympics

Episode 17 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, sophomore defenseman Brandon Hickey (photo) and former Terrier standout forward Jason Lawrence. A third-round pick of the Calgary Flames, Hickey scored 17 points as a freshman and led the team in blocked shots with 89. This season he was the only NCAA skater to earn a spot on Team Canada at the World Junior Championships.

In his second season as Everett High School’s head coach, former Terrier standout Jason Lawrence led the Crimson Tide to the program’s first Great Boston League title since 1970. Everett clinched a tie for the the title with a 7-0 win against Somerville.  A Saugus native, Lawrence scored 97 points for BU over four seasons and led BU’s 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

On this week’s Warrrior Hockey on Campus broadcast, former Terrier Jack Eichel is the College Hockey Inc. guest joining Bernie Corbett. (preview). WHOC airs on Sirius/XM Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. ET and can be downloaded from College Hockey News.

► Daily Free Press:  Matt Lane leads through example

Looking ahead
2018 recruits Tyler Weiss (#9) and Jake Wise (#12) each scored a goal for Team USA, which fell to Canada, 4-2, at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Wise assisted on Weiss’s goal, while fellow recruit Jack DeBoer (#17) assisted on Wise’s score.

Earlier Today, Team USA defeated Russia, 4-2 with Weiss and DeBoer scoring first-period goals. Wise assisted on DeBoer’s goal and Weiss added a helper in the third period.  The same teams will meet Friday in the semifinal.

Four games into the tournament, Weiss leads Team USA with eight points (3G, 5A), followed by Wise with seven (2G, 5A) and DeBoer with five points (2G, 3A).
●Youth Olympic Games home page

2017 recruit Patrick Harper scored twice and added an assist as top ranked Avon Old Farms rolled to a 5-2 win over Deerfield Academy. Then, in a 2-2 OT tie with Choate, Harper led a comeback with a goal and an assist on the tying goal. The left-shot center from New Canaan, Conn., has a 16-32-48 scoring line to lead the Winged Beavers. 

2017 recruit Brady Tkachuk scored his eighth goal in the U17s’ 6-3 loss to NAHL Selects.

Looking back
Matt Nieto’s eighth goal of the season was the game-winner for San Jose, which doubled up Tampa Bay, 4-2. Nieto also recorded an assist.
● recap and video

Kevin Shattenkirk’s overtime power play goal pushed St. Louis past Dallas, 2-1. It was Shattenkirk’s 10th goal of the season.
● recap and video

Jack Eichel’s no-look pass helped linemate Matt Moulson snap a long scoreless streak, but the Sabres fell to Ottawa in a shootout, 2-1. The assist was Eichel’s 22nd of the season and his 39th point.
● recap

Women’s Team
● Daily Free Press: Rebecca Leslie’s breakout season

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