Monday, April 18, 2016

Somerby to wear C in ‘16-’17; O’Regan named MVP; UPDATED

Award-winners for the 2015-16 season and next season’s leadership was announced at the annual end-of-the-year banquet, held Sunday at the Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena. 

Senior Danny O’Regan was named the George V. Brown Most Valuable Player, the same award his father, Tom O’Regan won (co-winner with Jerry August) in 1981-82. O’Regan also received the Ed Carpenter Award as top scorer.  Senior Matt Lane won the Most Improved Player Award and Iron Terrier Award (best performance and dedication in the weight room).

Senior Mike Moran won the Bennett McInnis Spirit Award as well as The Friend Albert Sidd Unsung Hero Award.  The Regina Eilberg Scholastic for combined excellence in athletic and academic performance went to sophomore Connor LaCouvee. Junior Doyle Somerby won the Clifford P. Fitzgerald Scholarship for a rising junior or senior defenseman.

Somerby, who had been considered a possible flight risk, was announced as captain of the 2016-17 Terriers. Rounding out next season’s leadership team will be assistant captains Nikolas Olsson and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson.
● Boston Hockey Blog report

► Unable to attend the banquet was Senior Sean Maguire, who made his professional debut in Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s final regular-season game. He stopped four shots in a 14-minute relief stint.

World 18U Championships
Clayton Keller and Kieffer Bellows each had a goal and two assists as Team USA routed Latvia, 12-1, in its third IIHF World U18 preliminary round game. Jake Oettinger made 22 saves for his second tournament win. Keller is tied with teammate Kailer Yamamoto for the tournament scoring lead with seven points, while Bellows has five.
● USA Hockey recap and box score
Video highlight (to be posted when available)
With three points in the Latvia game (and one assist removed from his total in the game with Sweden) , Keller has 100 points for the season and 182 over two seasons, making him the all-time NTDP scoring leader, surpassing Phil Kessel. His 64 assists this year equals the NTDP record for a single season.

IIHF feature article: Keller's Killer Instinct

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