“We’re a little deeper up front than we have been and I really anticipate (Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson) taking his talent to the next level. But we have a lot of guys like Jordan Greenway and Bobo Carpenter. The guys understand we have competition on the blue line with eight players and there’s going to be two guys who won’t be playing every night. That will elevate the play in practice and the games.”
“We want to hold ourselves to our own standard, so we don’t want to pay attention to what everyone else expects us to do. We tune everything out and when we’re all in the locker room, we have a saying of, ‘Close that up and everything that’s in here matters – this is what matters, whatever is outside doesn’t.’ If we can figure out our affairs in here, then we can do great things.”
►Conference Commissioner Joe Bertagna, whose contract was extended through 2019-20, announced that when Notre Dame leaves for the Big Ten, Hockey East will stay at 11 teams for the foreseeable future. In 2017-18, all eleven teams will make the conference playoffs with the top five earning a first-round bye.
● GoTerriers.com report
With a top five preseason ranking, @Terrierhockey has their sites set on being in Chicago in April. pic.twitter.com/pJkWBMKvBS— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) September 27, 2016
.@Terrierhockey soph Charlie McAvoy with the wicked wristah showing why the @NHLBruins selected him in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft pic.twitter.com/Y6SaffWqEx— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) September 27, 2016
"Tkachuk won a battle in the crease there, to the surprise of absolutely nobody." #WhosNext pic.twitter.com/yZK1fCDwVp— USHL (@USHL) September 26, 2016
Former Terrier Ken Rausch has been promoted to Director of Youth Hockey at USA Hockey. A forward--and emergency defenseman--on BU's 1995 national championship team, Rausch joined the USA Hockey staff in 2009. After playing on three Terrier Frozen Four squads, he joined Jack Parker's coaching staff and later was an assistant at Lowell, Babson and Niagara.
Matt Lane, who signed an AHL contract with Sabres' affiliate Rochester, talked with his hometown newspaper about his first pro training camp.
● Democrat & Chronicle report