Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Oettinger, Harper lead US White past Canada Red; Tkachuk is "relentless"


Jake Oettinger stopped 22 of 24 shots and Patrick Harper contributed a goal and two assists in USA White’s 8-2 win against Canada Red in WJSS action yesterday. David Farrance, recently added to the U.S. roster, assisted on two goals, including Harper’s first-period tally.

USA Blue dropped a 2-1 decision to Canada White in the second game. Logan Cockerill assisted on the lone U.S. goal.

A combined U.S. squad takes on Sweden today at 4 p.m. ET, while a combined Canadian team plays Finland at 1 p.m. ET. Both games air live on NHL Network. Check back for roster updates.

● USA Hockey: game recaps, highlights
● USA Hockey  USA White-Canada Red box score
● USA Hockey USA Blue-Canada White box score

Harper, who was second in scoring for the Terriers last season—37 points in 38 games—and a Hockey East All-Rookie, is ranked the Nashville Predators’ #18 prospect by .

THFB contributor Neal Boudette spoke with incoming freshman and second generation Terrier Brady Tkachuk

Brady Tkachuk: Relentless

By Neal E. Boudette
Brady Tkachuk has not yet turned 18, hasn’t played a game of college hockey and won’t be drafted for another 10 months. But he’s already emerged as a rising star in American hockey and a likely pick to make the USA world junior team.
In preliminary games at USA Hockey’s World Junior Summer Showcase, the incoming freshman has a goal and an assist, but seems to create a scoring chance almost every time he’s on the ice, either with his skills or his intense, relentless, physical play.
One NHL scout told me Tkachuk is “an absolute lock” to make the USA team.
Even before the WJSS, he was projected to be a 2018 draft first-round pick, with Future Considerations ranking him at #6.
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Looking back looks at candidates for the U.S. Olympic Team, including former BU forwards Wade Megan, who led the AHL is goals, and Chris Bourque, former  BU blueliners David Warsofsky and Matt Gilroy and current Terriers Jordan Greenway and Jake Oettinger.

► Avs-All About AJ Greer

Women’s Team
Coach Brian Durocher announced a recruit class of six freshmen and two transfers for the 2017-18 season.  The group features four forwards, three defensemen and one goalie. Among the forwards are: Jesse Compher, sister of Michigan men’s team standout J.T. Compher, who played for US gold-medal winners in the 2016 and 2017 World U18s; Nara Elia, who won silver for Canada in the 2017 World U18s; and Northwood School star Lauren Klein. Goalie Corinne Schroeder also was a member of Canada’s silver medal 2017 U18 team. The transfers are North Dakota defenseman Abbey Stanley and RIT defenseman Regan Rust, a CHA All-Rookie in 2016.
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Seniors Victoria Bach (photo) and Rebecca Leslie have again been invited to the Canadian National Women’s Development Team selection camp in Calgary beginning Saturday. Last season Bach, with 49 points, earned Hockey East First Team All-Star honors. Leslie, who will captain this 2017-18 squad, had a 16-18-34 scoring line.
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