Friday, July 07, 2017


Incoming freshman Shane Bowers talked about his experience at Ottawa Senators development camp. report (audio)

Bobo Carpenter, who impressed at Penguins development camp, is also on the roster for the New Jersey Devils development camp beginning Tuesday, July 11.

Congratulations to Assistant AD for Communications Brian Kelley, who will join the USA Hockey staff for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The two most recent BU recruits for the upcoming season, Drew Hotte and Jake Witkowski, were teammates on the 2014-’15 Boch Blazers in the MHSL Fall League.

Looking ahead
2016-17 Video highlights of 2018 recruit Ryan O’Connell at St. Andrews College (CAHS). The defenseman from Gloucester, Ontario who was drafted by Toronto last month and attended Maple Leafs development camp, had 6 goals and 31 assists in 51 games for the Saints.
St. Andrews College report

USA Hockey’s Select 16 Development Camp begins tomorrow in Amherst, NY, with four future Terriers competing: 2019 forward Robert Mastrosimone, who will play in the USHL next season for Chicago;  2019 defenseman Braden Doyle, who returns to Lawrence Academy; 2020 defenseman Cade Webber, who plays at The Rivers School for former BU All-American Shawn McEachern; and Liam Connors, who plays for St. Sebastian's.  All but Connors had been invited to the NTDP Evaluation Camp.

Looking back

Nick Bonino arrives in Nashville

Four defensemen from BU’s 2009 national championship team have signed new NHL contracts, with three of them changing teams. Kevin Shattenkirk signed with the Rangers (4 years, $26.6M). David Warsofsky signed with the Avalanche (2 years, $1.35M). Brian Strait headed back East to join the Devils (1 year, $650K). Erik Gryba re-upped with Edmonton (2 years, $1.8M).

In New Jersey, Strait is reunited with Coach John Hynes. In 2006 with Hynes behind the Team USA bench, Strait captained the gold-medal winning US squad, which included Patrick Kane and Erik Johnson, in the World U18 Championships. Strait later played for Hynes with the AHL Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins.
● Strait signs one-year contract

Longtime Terrier hockey supporter and member of The Friends of BU Hockey Michael Herman passed away on June 30. He and his wife, the late Meryl Starr Herman, were very active with The Friends for decades and favorites among the players, with Meryl organizing many team events.
● Boston Globe obituary

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