Saturday, December 23, 2017

Terrier mid-season newsletter; WJC rosters finalized--UPDATED

BU Hockey has issued a 2017-18 Midseason Newsletter with a report from Coach David Quinn, news and group travel information for next Thanksgiving weekend’s Friendship Four tournament in Belfast, a listing of Terriers currently playing professional hockey in North America and Europe and more.

The venue for the Terriers’ Friday, Jan. 26, game against Arizona State has been moved to Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes. The teams will conclude the two-game series—their first-ever meetings—the next night at Oceanside Ice Arena. Saturday’s contest is already a sellout.
● USCHO report
● report

World Junior Championships

Team USA played its final WJC pre-tournament game, defeating Sweden, 3-1. Jake Oettinger played the first half of the contest, yielding one goal on a screened shot from the blueline. Patrick Harper, skating on the top line, assisted on Team USA’s first tally, a power-play goal.  Brady Tkachuk had a strong game, skating with Logan Brown and Kailer Yamamoto.  All three Terriers made the final roster, announced today.

Team USA competes in Group A in the tournament and will face Denmark on Monday evening, followed by games against Slovakia, Canada (outdoor game) and Finland. All games will air on NHL Network. Terrier freshman Kasper Kotkansalo is on Finland's final roster for the tournament. Sophomore Dante Fabbro is on Canada's roster again, although he's day-to-day with a lower-body injury after blocking a shot in an exhibition game.
● recap, Final US roster
Looking back

Clayton Keller assisted on the game-tying goal and then scored the overtime winner—his 13th goal of the season—in Arizona’s 3-2 win against Washington. After the game, the Coyotes tweeted a photo of a 12-year-old Keller with Caps’ star Alex Oveshkin, “When you beat your 12-year-old idol.”

Jack Eichel became the first Sabre to score two empty net goals in a game as Buffalo defeated Philadelphia, 4-2. The Flyers scored after Eichel’s first goal, making the first ENG the game-winner.
● recap and highlights 

Charlie McAvoy celebrated his 20th birthday on Thursday by scoring the game-winning shootout goal in the Bruins’ 2-1 win against Winnipeg. The former BU standout is now 2-for-2 in shootouts.

Women's Team
Former BU standouts Marie-Philip Poulin and Jennifer Wakefield have been named to the Canadian roster for the 2018 Olympic Games.  For Poulin, it will be her third time playing Olympic hockey. Four years ago, she shocked the United States with a pair of goals in the gold-medal game, including the winner on a 4-on-3 power play at 8:10 of overtime at Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. Wakefield will participate in her second Olympiad.
● report

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