Friday, June 23, 2017

Draft Day

The 2017 NHL Entry Draft begins today in Chicago. Current or future Terriers were ranked by NHL Central Scouting: Among North American skaters:   Shane Bowers (16, photo), David Farrance (46), Cameron Crotty (89), Kasper Kotkansalo (92), 2018 recruit Ryan O’Connell (208) and Logan Cockerill (214).

Jake Oettinger is the top ranked North American goalie prospect. He spoke with USCHO’s Jim Connelly summing up his draft expectations: “Whatever happens, happens.”

● College Hockey Inc.  2017 NHL Draft Guide (pdf)
● The Draft Analyst Player Profiles with video: Bowers, Farrance
● Buffalo News: Farrance

Tickets for Red Hot Hockey go on sale to the public at Noon E.T. today. The November 25 contest at New York's Madison Square Garden is the sixth edition of the series matching BU with Cornell. The long-time rivals will be competing for the Kelley-Harkness Cup, named for legendary coaches at each school.  BU has won three times (2007, 2011, 2013) and tied twice (2009, 2015)

● report
● Ticket Information

Looking back
2016-17 captain Doyle Somerby and Matt Lane (photo) are the latest additions to the Terrier roster for the 3rd Annual Comm Ave. Charity Classic, set for July 14 at Walter Brown Arena.

Current and former NHL/AHL players from BU and BC face off in this alumni game. All proceeds benefit Compassionate Care ALS and The TravisRoy Foundation in memory of Dick Kelly, Coach Jim Cotter, Ron Perryman and Richard Armstrong and in honor of Pete Frates and Travis Roy. Since its inception in 2015, the Comm Ave Charity Classic has raised more than $100,000 for ALS and the Travis Roy Foundation.

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