Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Terriers picked 5th in writers and broadcasters poll

The first Hockey East pre-season poll is out. The Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association poll has the Terriers ranked #5. Last year’s regular-season champion, UMass is picked to repeat, followed by Providence, BC and Northeastern. 

Poll results (first place votes in parens):
1.Massachusetts (6) 163
2.Providence (3) 153
3.Boston College (6) 151
4.Northeastern (1) 140
5.Boston University 123
6.Massachusetts-Lowell (1) 121
7.New Hampshire 73
8.Maine 70
9.Connecticut 65
10.Vermont 43
11.Merrimack 20

Looking ahead 
2020 recruit Jay O’Brien scored his fifth goal and added an assist in Penticton’s 6-0 win against Cowichan Valley. The Flyers’ first-round pick in 2018 leads the Vees in scoring with nine points in five games

2020 recruit Braden Doyle scored his first USHL goal in Dubuque’s 5-4 win against Green Bay. The Lynnfield, Mass., native, who was selected by the Kings in the sixth round of the 2019 NHL draft, had 29 points in 28 games last season for Lawrence Academy, helping the Spartans to the ISL Keller Division title.

2020 recruit Wilmer Skoog scored his fifth goal in NAHL Maryland’s 3-2 loss to Minot in the NAHL Showcase. Six games into the season, the left wing from Stockholm leads the Bears in scoring with a 5-3-8 line. Last season he had 47 points playing for Minot.

2021 recruit Quinn Hutson scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the North Jersey Avalanche 18Us’ 4-1 win against the Mercer Chiefs on Saturday. He had a single tally in Sunday’s 4-3 overtime loss to Elite Hockey.

2021 recruit Tyler Boucher, a 6’1” right-shot power forward on the NTDP U17s, talked with Redline Report about his path to Team USA. Boucher is the son of former NHL goalie and current NBC analyst Brian Boucher.
● USA Hockey.com report

Boucher’s NTDP teammate Jeremy Wilmer scored his second goal of the season in the U17s’ 4-2 loss to Amarillo at the NAHL Showcase. Wilmer has four points in four games.

2022 recruit Devin Kaplan assisted on five tallies and fellow recruit Lane Hutson contributed four helpers in the North Jersey Avalanche 16Us Premier 9-4 win against the Junior Devils 16Us.The 6'2" power forward from Bridgewater, N.J., leads the Avs with 10 points in three AYHL games.
Looking back
Defenseman Eric Gryba has retired following a nine-year pro career and 289 NHL games. A four-year Terrier, who was paired with David Warsofsky during BU's run to the 2009 national championship, he had been drafted by Ottawa in 2006 and played three seasons with the Senators. Following three seasons with Edmonton, he concluded his pro career playing 10 games with the Devils and 47 with their AHL affiliate. An avid hunter, Eric hosted his own cooking
TV show, "Grilling with Gryba," which aired earlier this year.  
NHL.com report

Jake Oettinger stopped 13 of 14 shots in a 20-minute stint in the Dallas Stars' 2-1 win against St. Louis.
NHL.com recap

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