Saturday, September 24, 2016

AAPG recap; 2018 recruits power U17s; Women’s team hits the ice

BU’s freshman goalie and two 2017 recruits put their skills on display in last night’s All-American Prospects Game in Philadelphia, won by Team Leclair, 6-4. Netminder Jake Oettinger played the first 30 minutes for the victors, stopping 12 of 14 shots and displaying the strong positional play and butterfly style that has scouts looking at him as a potential early draft pick in the 2017 NHL entry draft. The Lakeville, Minn. native discussed his AAPG experience and goals for his freshman season in the first in a series of “prospect diary” blogposts he’ll author for this season.

Future Terrier Logan Cockerill scored an unassisted goal in the third period to bring Team Howe to within a goal at 5-4. Midway through the period, Cockerill raced down the right side, beating a defenseman and jamming a shot home as he was being hauled down.SB Nation's Jeff Cox observed:

Having that second gear and getting going quickly is key to a player having what it takes to make it to the next level. Boston University recruit Logan Cockerill displayed that ability Thursday night.

His first step was evident several times throughout the game. He had that extra gear to blow by an opposing defenseman on more than one occasion, including his third period goal. He slowed down a little in the neutral zone then just blew by the left defenseman. He eventually was hauled down, but the puck slid into the net.

Defenseman David Farrance was +3 for Team Howe and showed off some slick passing, particularly on power plays. Cockerill and Farrance will be back in action with the NTDP U18s this weekend, along with fellow 2017 recruit Brady Tkachuk, when they host Youngstown.

Game recap    
2018 recruit Joel Farabee scored twice and added an assist in the NTDP U17s’ 7-2 win over Muskegon in their home opener. The left-wing from Cicero, N.Y., who last season rang up a 19-30-49 line in 27 games for Selects Academy 16U, was assisted on both goals by fellow recruits Jake Wise and Jack DeBoer.  Left wing Tyler Weiss recorded his sixth assist of the season.  Together the four future Terriers accounted for 2 goals and 6 assists.

● USA Hockey recap
● USHL box score

2017 recruit Ty Amonte recorded an assist in two Penticton Vees’ wins, 6-4 over Langley and 3-2 over Prince George. The right-shot forward has nine points (3G, 6A) in six BCHL games. 

Women’s Team   
Ranked #10 in pre-season polls, the BU women’s team gets its season underway this weekend with an exhibition game against the Whitby Wolves on Saturday and the regular-season home opener against Providence Sunday. Both games at Walter Brown Arena begin at 3 p.m. Admission to Saturday’s game is free.

Terriers return 15 letter winners and are led by junior Rebecca Leslie (photo) with 54 points (15G, 39A) and classmate Victoria Bach with 48 points (22G, 26A). Both goalies from last season, junior Erin O’Neil and senior Victoria Hanson also return. 2016-2017 co-captains are senior defenseman Alexis Crossley and forward Natalie Flynn.
►Full team preview in 2016-17 Prospectus,
● game preview, Live Stats, TerrierTV
● BU Today season preview

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