Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Prawdzik shutout seals NAHL title; Drury named Hartford GM--UPDATED

Goalie Max Prawdzik blanked the Ashton Rebels, 3-0 in the NAHL championship game, as the Lone Star Brahmas won their first-ever Robertson Cup title. Prawdzik stopped all 17 Rebel shots to record his third post-season shutout and ninth win in 11 appearances. The 2015 ISL Most Valuable Player and captain of The Brooks School’s NEPISHA Large School champions, he was named to the all-tournament team, with a 1.77 GAA and a .913 save percentage during the playoffs. He'll return to BU for the 2017-18 season.
● NAHL.com report

Jack Eichel and Clayton Keller registered assists in Team USA’s 5-3 win over Russia that clinched the Group A preliminary round title at the 2017 IIHF World Championships. With the win, the U.S. will be a top seed in the quarterfinals taking on Finland on Thursday. The game will air on NBCSN at 10:15 a.m. ET.
● USA Hockey recap and Notebook
● IIHF recap and box score
● IIHF World Championship home page

Jordan Greenway talked with NHL.com about his experiences with Team USA at the World Championships and the goals he's set for his next season at BU.
NHL.com report

Looking back
Three-time All-American and 1998 Hobey Baker Award Winner Chris Drury has been named general manager of the Rangers’ AHL team in Hartford. Drury had been promoted to assistant GM of the Rangers last September after serving as New York’s Director of Player Development. BU’s all-time goal-scoring leader with 113 and third in points with 214, Drury played on three Frozen Four teams including BU’s 1995 national champions and was team MVP twice. The year after winning the Hobey, Drury turned pro with Colorado  and earned the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.  In 2001, he won the Stanley Cup with the Avs. In his 12 year NHL career, he tallied 615 points (255 goals and 360 assists).
● NHL.com report
● BU Athletics Hall of Fame bio

Former BU All-American Shawn McEachern has been selected for the 2017 Class of the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame and will be inducted on June 17, along with Hockey East Commissioner Joe Bertagna and former BC All-American Paul Hurley. The Waltham native won two state titles at Matignon High School before spending three seasons as a Terrier. He scored 186 career points, including 82 as a junior to lead BU to a Hockey East Champsionship (video above) and to the NCAA championship game. He totaled 571 points in 13 NHL seasons, won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 1992 and skated for the gold-medal Team USA in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. He’s currently head coach at The Rivers School, which reached the NEPISHA championship game this past March.
● Massachusetts Hockey report

Boston Herald report
● BU Athletics Hall of Fame bio

Ralph “Ike” Bevins, one of BU’s first All-Americans and a teammate of Jack Garrity and Jack Kelley on the Terriers’ first NCAA Frozen Four squad, has passed away. 

A three-sport star at Arlington High School, Bevins was the Terriers netminder from 1946-1950. As a senior, he won team MVP honors and helped lead BU to the NCAA championship game, earning Most Outstanding Player of the tournament honors. Bevins was inducted into the BU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1965.

In the 1950 Frozen Four, BU upset 1948 champion Michigan in the semifinals, but lost to Colorado College in the final, 13-4. So how did Bevins earn M.O.P. honors? USCHO looked into it a few years ago.

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