Friday, July 21, 2017

Krys impresses at Blackhawks camp--UPDATED

Defenseman Chad Krys is opening some eyes at Blackhawks development camp this week and Coach David Quinn is expecting that to carry over into the 2016 second-round draft pick’s sophomore season  Quinn is looking for the Connecticut native to have a breakout season on the BU blueline.

“Now that he’s comfortable and knows what’s expected of him, I don’t want to put too much pressure on him but I think he can have a breakout year. He’s played a lot of hockey, and I really think he has the elite talent, the work ethic continues to improve and his conditioning really improved.”

●’s Day3 Prospect Notes (with video)

The Boston University defenseman may have been the best player on the ice today.  I was unaware that Krys had so much offensive ability but he really showed it today.  During 3on3 rushes, he was making nice drop passes to his teammates and finding open guys for the easy goal.  He also had his own five-hole goal.  I’m very curious to see him in scrimmages Friday to see how he plays under pressure.  Regardless, his skating ability and hockey IQ were fully on display today.

Looking ahead
Three future Terriers are playing in this weekend's Junior Chowder Cup with defending champion Black Squirrels. After three games, 2020 recruit Liam Connors (photo) leads the team with five goals and six points, 2019 recruit Braden Doyle has a goal and two assists. 2020 defenseman Cade Webber also is skating for the Squirrels. (team stats)

Looking back has ranked the top ten Hockey East freshman performances of all time with Jack Eichel and Kieran Millan earning spots in the top five. Eichel scored 71 points in 2014-15, leading BU to the NCAA championship game. In 2009, Millan posted a 29-2-3 record with a 1.94 GAA and a .921 save percentage to backstop the Terriers to their fifth national championship.

Terrier hockey alumni will gather on Monday at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale for the annual alums tournament. Last summer, 96 Terrier alums, along with ESPN’s John Buccigross competed in the event.

A pair of Terrier forwards will begin their pro careers together in South Carolina with the ECHL Stingrays.  A week ago Nick Roberto signed on with South Carolina and on Thursday, former Terrier Robbie Baillargeon did the same. Baillargeon, who led BU in scoring as a freshman, played for Arizona State last year as a graduate transfer.

Flashback to the D.C. Miracle

Women’s Team
Assistant Coach Katie Lachapelle is leaving BU after nine seasons on Coach Brian Durocher’s staff. She’s been named the new associate head coach at Holy Cross.
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