Friday, March 25, 2016

IBUH 21: Quinn, Grzelcyk, Rodrigues; West Regional previews

Episode21 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, senior captain Matt Grzelcyk and former Terrier standout Evan Rodrigues.

A two-time Terrier captain and a repeated Hockey East first-team All-Star, Grzelcyk has been a mainstay on the BU blueline for four seasons. Last season he earned CCM First Team All-American status with 38 points (10G, 28A). He was MVP of the Beanpot (video), scoring two goals including the overtime game-winner. This season, despite missing eight games due to injuries, he has 22 points (10G, 22A). (Grzelcyk bio).

Rodriguez was assistant captain and the second leading scorer (61 points; 21G, 40A) for the Terriers 2015 national runner-up squad.  ERod earned second team Hockey East All-Star honors and was named Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Northeast Regional tournament. He signed a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Sabres and is playing his first pro season with the Sabres’ AHL affiliate, Rochester.

Terriers traveled to Minnesota on Thursday and will face Denver on Saturday in the first round of the Western Regional. BU is making its 34th NCAA tournament appearance. The game will air on ESPNU at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Daily Free Press: Tournament Central

Former BU All-American and Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Frozen Four Colby Cohen joins the ESPN broadcast crew for the Midwest Region.
● NCAA Tournament TV Schedule

► West Regional Previews: USCHO, College Hockey News, SB Nation.

►The Friends of BU Hockey have organized a watch party for Saturday’s regional semifinal at T’s Pub on Commonwealth Avenue.  Game time is 6:30 p.m. ET. RSVP to

Looking back: BU’s Third NCAA Championship
1977-78 co-captains Jack O'Callahan and Brian Durocher
March 25, 1978—38 years ago today BU won its third NCAA title in the only All-Commonwealth Avenue match-up in the championship game. Terriers defeated BC, 5-3, behind two-goal efforts from Mark Fidler and Tony Meagher and one goal from David Silk. After winning 21 games to open the season, BU finished the year with a 30-2 record.
● Terrier Tales: That Championship Season
● Title game box score and roster
● Team stats

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