Thursday, March 03, 2016

IBUH 19; Future Terriers invited to NTDP evaluation camp

Episode 19 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with head coach David Quinn, sophomore defenseman Brien Diffley and Terrier Hockey Fan Blog editor Rick Sacks.

Diffley, who has been a solid, puck-moving blueliner for BU, has five assists and a +9 rating this season after putting up 11 points (1G, 10A) as a freshman. Prior to BU, he was a standout for Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, where he earned ISL All-star honors in 2014. Before that, he helped Burlington HS win a Massachusetts state championship in 2012.

UMass Daily Collegian: BU-UMass weekend series preview

College Hockey News: Hockey East first-round preview

NBC Sports Network has announced that it will broadcast the Hockey East semifinals and championship game live. The games also will air on NESN.

Looking ahead
Four future Terrier forwards have been invited to NTDP evaluation camp later this month in Plymouth Mich.: Jake Wise (Central Catholic HS), Tyler Weiss (Don Mills Flyers Bantam), Jack DeBoer (Salisbury, photo) and Joel Farabee (Selects Academy at South Kent 16U). Wise, Weiss and DeBoer were members of the gold medal US team at last month's Youth Olympic Games in Norway.

Currently, there are four future Terriers on the NTDP U18s (Clayton Keller, Chad Krys, Kieffer Bellows and Jake Oettinger) and three on the U17s (David Farrance, Logan Cockerill and Brady Tkachuk).
● USA Hockey announcement and roster
● OverTheBoard analysis

In a play-in game for the Massachusetts Super 8 tournament, Wise generated an Eichel-esque rush that led to a CC goal. (Video at 3:00 mark)
SB Nation report

2017 recruit Patrick Harper scored a goal and added two assists as top-ranked Avon Old Farms won its quarterfinal round game against Brunswick, 9-2, in the NEPSAC Elite 8 Tournament. Harper, who has an 18-39-57 scoring line, has now cracked the 100 career point mark in his second season with the Winged Beavers. Avon plays Gunnery in a semi-final game on Saturday.

Looking back
Charlie Coyle scored the game-winning goal and added an empty-netter—his 20th and 21st goals of the season—in the Wild’s 6-3 win against Colorado. His 21 goals are a career high.
● recap and video

Jack Eichel has been named to the roster of Team North America for next fall's World Cup of Hockey. Team North America is made up of US and Canadian players who are 23 and under.

● Former BU co-captain John McCarthy scored a goal and two assists as the San Jose Barracudas thumped Stockton, 7-1.

Former Terriers Cason Hohmann and Zach Cohen each assisted on a goal as Elmira defeated Wheeling, 3-1, in ECHL action.

Women’s Team
With a goal and an assist in Sunday’s quarterfinal-clinching win against Vermont, senior Sarah Lefort surpassed Marie-Philip Poulin as the all-time points leader at BU with183. The goal was the program-leading 92nd for Lefort, who leads the four-time defending Hockey East champion Terriers into the conference semifinals against Northeastern on Saturday.
●Daily Free Press report

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