Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'96 World Cup Champs--with four Terriers--named to US Hockey Hall of Fame--UPDATED

The U.S. 1996 World Cup Team—including former Terriers Tony Amonte, Shawn McEachern, Keith Tkachuk and Scott Young—has been named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Team USA defeated Canada, two games to one, in the championship series with Amonte tallying the game-winner in the third period of the third game.

Amonte was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an individual in 2009, while Tkachuk received the same honor in 2011.

All four enjoyed long and successful NHL careers and played in the Winter Olympics. Young is currently in his second season as Terriers’ assistant coach. Amonte is the head coach at Thayer Academy. McEachern is head coach at The Rivers School. Tkachuk is one of the leaders of the St. Louis youth hockey program that developed current freshman Clayton Keller, among others.

Amonte’s son, Ty Amonte, and Tkacuk’s son, Brady Tkachuk, are committed to BU for the 2017-18 season.
● U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame report
● The Hockey News report

CSNE’s Joe Haggerty examines Charlie McAvoy’s performance in the NJEC Showcase that made him one of the event’s standouts.
● report and video  

The Hockey News reviewed the top 40 performers at the NJEC Showcase, which included McAvoy, Keller, Kieffer Bellows and Dante Fabbro.
●The Hockey News report

ESPN's EJ Hradek:

"Charlie McAvoy was the best player in the WJC showcase exhibitions "

Junior defenseman Brandon Hickey guested on The Pipeline Show, discussing his summer priorities and hopes for improved point production this season.
● The Pipeline Show August 9 program (3 audio segments)

The annual Travis Roy Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament begins on Friday and runs through Sunday with a field of 32 teams competing in Essex, Vt.. The event kicks off with a Celebrity-Sponsors game at 5:30 p.m.

Last year's tournament raised $553,000 bringing the 14 year total past the $3.5 million dollar mark. All funds go to the Travis Roy Foundation that is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible.

Among those representing the Terrier Team: Danny O'Regan (and brother Tommy Jr.), Matt Grzelcyk, Matt Lane, Jack Eichel, Nick Roberto, Mike Moran, TJ Ryan and team manager Joe Meyers.
Matt Grzelcyk's Donation Page

● NeutralZone.Net  A bond beyond the rink

 Looking ahead

Looking back
Former Terrier standout, U.S. Olympian and AHL coach Clark Donatelli is behind the bench for Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and his Select U18 squad has a pair of wins in its first two games.  The Providence, R.I., native, who reached the NHL with Minnesota and Boston, scored 135 points as a Terrier and helped lead BU to its first-ever Hockey East title in 1986.
●USA Hockey Magazine: Chemistry on the Fly

Penguins center Nick Bonino, who will be bringing the Stanley Cup to his prep school, Avon Old Farms, on Thursday, visited the Fox 61 studio in Hartford to talk about his turnaround season with the Penguins, family and giving back.
● Fox 61 interview (video) ranked Bonino’s series clinching goal (Eastern Conference second round vs. Washington) as the second best overtime goal of the 2015-16 season.
● video

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