Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Goal-scorer Phillips commits to BU; Big night for Shatty


Co-captain Bobo Carpenter and sophomore David Farrance were named to Hockey East’s initial Weekly Top Performers list. Carpenter had a goal in both games against Minnesota State while Farrance led all scorers with four assists. 

Poll story 
Following the two losses to MSU, BU slid to #13 in the USCHO Weekly Poll and to #15 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll.

Looking ahead

Two months ago, Ethan Phillips was a Quinnipiac recruit making an NCAA-allowed 48-hour visit to the Halifax Mooseheads’s training camp. Today, the 5-9 right-shot center for the Selects Hockey Academy 18Uwith a reputation as a finisheris the newest Terrier recruit for 2019-2020. 

A 2001 birthdate from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Phillips decommitted from the Bobcats shortly before last month’s Boston Junior Bruins Shootout where he led Selects to 18U division title. New England Hockey Journal, which noted that his suitors also included Ohio State, UMass, Northeastern and Harvard, reported:


Ethan Phillips #27 Selects Academy, 5/7/01, Forward, Right Shot, 5-9/146

The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, native is probably the second-best 2019 NHL Draft prospect playing in New England this winter, only behind Dexter’s John Farinacci. He’s a very good skater who is slick and is an adept stickhandler, which allows him to protect pucks. He had a nice goal on Friday night where he camped on top of the crease and quickly deposited a pass from a line mate. At times, he was just toying with opposing defenders. He’s on the smaller side, but isn’t afraid of contact.


Phillips recently visited BU before giving his verbal to the Terrier coaching staff.

Last season, Phillips rang up 31 goals and 68 points in 45 games for the Selects Academy 16U’s. The previous year, he scored 30 goals and had 61 points in 47 games for the Selects Academy 15U squad.

Those numbers helped put Phillips on NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch List with a “C” rating. He’s the ninth Terrier on the list.







Phillips’ family in Nova Scotia has served as a billet family for numerous Halifax Moosehead players, including Filip Zadina and Nico Hischier, who became the #1 overall NHL draft pick in 2017 and now stars for the Devils.
● NHL.com Hischier, Zadina prepared for NHL Draft with same Halifax host family 


2021 recruit Jeremy Wilmer is the leading scorer in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League 16U with 18 points (5G, 13A) in seven games. His North Jersey Avalanche teammate, 2022 recruit Devin Kaplan, is fourth with 15 points (7G, 8A). 

Looking back 
Coach John Hynes’ New Jersey Devils are the NHL’s only undefeated team, running their record to 4-0 with a 3-0 shutout of Dallas. Hynes, a one-time graduate assistant at BU under Jack Parker, has former Terrier All-American Mike Grier on his staff as a first-year assistant



Kevin Shattenkirk’s shootout goal was the game-winner as the Rangers edged the Avalanche 3-2. The former BU captain also assisted on two goals. The contest brought together two players—
Shattenkirk and Colorado’s Colin Wilson—and one coach—New York’s David Quinn—from BU’s 2009 national champions.
● NHL.com recap and video highlights 

Eric Gryba, another member of the 2009 champs, is in his seventh NHL season and headed back East to join the Devils.  His new cable TV show "Grilling with Gryba" will air on Canada’s Wild TV beginning next month and combines the 6’4” blueliner's interests in hunting and cooking.
● BostonGlobe.com Gryba is cooking up something good



Drew Melanson, who paid his own tuition to skate for BU as a graduate transfer last season and became a clutch goal-producer during the Terriers’ post-season run, is continuing the pro career he began last spring with the new ECHL Maine Mariners (a NY Rangers affiliate). 
● WTBU Sports Melanson continues professional career with new ECHL team 

Women’s Team

Victoria Bach, the Terriers’ all-time leader in goals (104) and points (198), has joined the CWHL’s Markham Thunder with a new goal in sight: the 2022 Olympic Games.
● TheHockeyNews.com Thunder Top Pick Bach Primed to put Herself on Olympic radar



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