Saturday, December 24, 2016

Magnificent Seven--UPDATED

Rosters for the World Junior Championships have been finalized with seven Terriers—believed to be a record for a college team—set to compete. Dante Fabbro will skate for Team Canada, while six Terriers—Kieffer Bellows, Jordan Greenway, Patrick Harper, Clayton Keller, Charlie McAvoy and Jake Oettinger are rostered for Team USA.

Chad Krys, who was on last year’s bronze-medal US squad, was the final player cut as the roster was reduced to 23. Team USA's first preliminary round game against Latvia is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 26. The game--and all US games--will air on the NHL Network. (US Schedule) (Full NHL Network schedule)

● USA Hockey report; Day 9 Notebook 
● Boston Hockey Blog report BU flavor to US WJC team McAvoy interview (video)
● SB Nation report
● United States of Hockey preview of WJC

In its final pre-tournament exhibition, Team USA defeated The Czech Republic, 4-0, with Bellows and Greenway each scoring a goal.
● USA Hockey recap

Looking ahead
2018 recruit Ryan O’Connell scored a shorthanded goal and assisted on the game-winner in St. Andrews College’s 4-3 win against The Rivers School. O’Connell, a 6-1 defenseman, has 12 points in 20 games for the Saints.

Looking back
Wade Megan’s goal on his first NHL shot earlier this week inspired our friend Bart Rhett to compile two YouTubes full of initial NHL goals by Terriers.
Part 1: Chris Bourque, Colin Wilson, Brandon Yip, Nick Bonino, John McCarthy, David van der Gulik, Kevin Shattenkirk, Eric Gryba, Brian Strait.
Part 2: Charlie Coyle, Alex Chiasson, Matt Nieto, Adam Clendening, Jack Eichel, Evan Rodrigues, Megan
● St.Louis Today: Megan scores in NHL debut

Former Terrier co-captain and Hobey Baker Award winner Gilroy is the top scorer for Spartak Moskva of the KHL with a 7-27-34 scoring line. He earned a spot in the starting line-up for the Bobrov Division for KHL All-Star Week.

Yip is now skating for Dusseldoerfer EG of the DEL.

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