Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday Linkorama

Terriers maintained their #20 ranking in the USCHO Weekly Poll, which has Denver as the top rated team, followed by Minnesota State and Minnesota-Duluth.

BU's home-opener opponent, Northern Michigan blanked Michigan State, 2-0, Saturday to earn a split in its series with the Spartans, who won Friday’s contest, 5-3. Two weeks ago, the Wildcats edged the NTDP U18s in an exhibition game. 

Looking ahead

2020 recruit Wilmer Skoog, the NAHL’s co-top scorer and Forward of the Month for September was interviewed by the Maryland Black Bears radio announcer about his early-season success and his commitment to BU.
● Maryland Black Bears YouTube interview

2020 recruit Drew Commesso stopped 31 of 33 shots to lead the NTDP U18s to their first NCAA win, as they doubled up Holy Cross, 4-2, on Sunday.
● recap and box score 

The previous night, the U18s dropped a 2-1 decision to Providence College in overtime. 2020 recruit Luke Tuch, who leads the team in points with nine points, assisted on Team USA’s only goal.

2022 recruit Ryan Greene, who leads the Selects Academy 16U Nationals with 28 points in 18 games, played a pair of games with the USHL Green Bay Gamblers over the weekend recording one assist and two shots on goal. Greene was Green Bay’s first round pick—third overall—in the USHL Phase 1 draft this past May.

2021 recruit Quinn Hutson received a strong review from NEHJ’s Jeff Cox at the recent Mid-Fairfield Showcase. Hutson, who plays for the North Jersey Avalanche 18U, skated for the Avs 16Us last season on a line with 2021 recruit Jeremy Wilmer and 2022 recruit Devin Kaplan, eclipsing the 100-point mark and helping his team reach the Nationals.

#27 North Jersey Avalanche, 1/1/02, RW, right shot, 5-10/175

NCAA Commit: Boston University

Hutson continues to have a monster fall for the Avs. He’s a skilled winger with speed. He’s able to get to pucks and create time and space. He was really good on a line with center Anthony Calafiore and left wing Chris Carroll.

Women’s Team

Terriers dropped a 4-2 decision to New Hampshire in Durham Saturday night.  BU took an early lead on a power play as Abby Cook connected on a one-timer at the six-minute mark. But beginning at 14:28 of the period, the Wildcats would score three times during a 12-minutes span for a 3-1 lead.

With BU back on the power play late in the second period, Sammy Davis cleaned up a rebound after attempts by Nara Elia and Courtney Correia were stopped. Trailing 3-2 going into the final period, the Terriers would outshoot UNH, 13-10, but the Wildcats produced the only goal, a power play tally. 

Kate Stuart stopped 43 UNH shots, including 21 of 22 in the first period alone. BU played its third game without last year’s leading scorer, Jesse Compher. 
● recap and comprehensive box score
● WTBU Sports recap 
● Boston Hockey Blog This Week in Women’s Hockey

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Women tie in home opener; First pro goal for Farabee

In their home opener, the #10 Terriers settled for a 2-2 overtime tie with Merrimack at Walter Brown Arena. Prior to puck drop, BU raised the Beanpot Championship banner.

BU opened the scoring midway through the first period on freshman Julie Nearis’s first goal, converting the rebound of a Mackenna Parker shot. Kristin Schuler also assisted.  The Warriors countered with a power play goal at the 16-minute mark and took the lead three minutes later.

Early in the second period, Natasza Tarnowski knotted the score beating the MC defense to a puck that caromed off the end boards. She was assisted by Sammy Davis and Kaleigh Donnelly. BU dominated the visitors the rest of the way, outshooting Merrimack 11-4 in the second and 11-6 in the third, but couldn’t break the deadlock.

Goalie Corinne Schroeder stopped 21 shots for the Terriers who fired 35 shots.

● recap and comprehensive box score

Video highlights and post-game interview with Coach Brian Durocher

The Terriers are back in action this afternoon traveling to Durham to take on New Hampshire. Puck drop is at 3 p.m.

● Live stats

● live stream

Looking ahead

2020 recruit Wilmer Skoog scored the lone goal for Maryland in a 5-1 loss to Johnstown. The left-shot center from Stockholm is the NAHL co-leader in both points (16) and goals (8).

● box score

2020 recruit Brian Carrabes scored a goal and added an assist in Sioux Falls’ 6-3 loss to Lincoln. The right-shot center from North Andover, Massachusetts leads the Stampede with five points (3G,2A).

● box score

2020 recruit Jay O’Brien scored a goal and added two assists in Penticton’s 6-2 win against Powell River. The right-shot center from Hingham, Massachusetts has a team-leading 20 points, third best in the BCHL. The Vees remain undefeated at 11-0 and are the top ranked CJHL team.

● recap

● BCHL box score

Looking back

Joel Farabee scored his first pro goal with some flair in the AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ 4-1 win against Wilkes Barre/Scranton. Farabee, last season’s NCAA National Rookie of the Year, earned first-star honors. David Warsofsky assisted on the Baby Penguins' goal.
Philadelphia Inquirer recap

AHL box score

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Linkorama; Women's home opener on tap

Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News offers his ranking of The Top 100 Players to Watch in the NCAA in 2019-20.  His list includes seven Terriers: Trevor Zegras #2, Alex Vlasic 21, Ethan Phillips (photo) #30, David Farrance #59, Case McCarthy #85, Robert Mastrosimone #86 and Patrick Harper #96.  

►The Boston Hockey Blog’s Brady Gardner offer analysis of Saturday’s win against Union.
● BostonHockey Brady’s View from the Press Box 

Daily Free Press: Oct. 9 Terrier Hockey Talk podcast

► Hockey on Campus, hosted by BU’s Bernie Corbett in conjunction with College Hockey News, is back on SiriusXM’s NHL Radio Network (Ch. 91). It airs Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. ET and Sundays at 7:00 a.m. ET.

Friends of BU Hockey will again be able to enjoy a postgame gathering in the Friends of BU Hockey Lounge following games in Agganis Arena. The lounge will open on Friday, Oct. 18, when the Terriers take on Northern Michigan. Complimentary desserts and coffee will be provided in the space, located next to the Agganis Arena ticket office.

Pregame events are scheduled at home and road games throughout the season. The first gathering in the Friends of BU Hockey Lounge is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, prior to the Northeastern game, and will include a complimentary buffet dinner. Away pregame events include: Providence, Nov. 9, and UMass-Lowell, Jan. 25.

To make a contribution to Friends of BU Hockey, please visit, selecting Friends of BU Hockey from the dropdown menu. 

Looking ahead

2020 recruit Cade Webber, a 4th round draft pick of the Hurricanes last June, talked with Carolina blog CBTS, about topics including his volleyball prowess and decision to commit to BU. A 6’6” left-shot defenseman and Massachusetts native, Webber spent the past three seasons playing for Terrier All-American and two-time Stanley Cup winner Shawn McEachern at The Rivers School. Now playing for Penticton in the BCHL, he has five points (2G,3A) in 10 games for the Vees, including the only goal in Penticton’s 1-0 win against Vernon. 
● Prospect Interview: Cade Webber

The Vee’s top scorer, 2020 recruit Jay O’Brien, scored his sixth goal against Wenatchee in a 5-3 win. He also has 11 assists.

Looking back

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his third goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 7-3 rout of Toronto. recap and video highlights 

Nick Bonino scored the tying goal late in the third period as Nashville rallied for a 6-5 win against Washington. recap and video highlights
Jack Eichel scored a pair of goals—one unassisted—and assisted on two others, including the overtime winner in Buffalo’s 5-4 win against Montreal.
● recap and video highlights 

Dante Fabbro scored his first goal in Nashville’s 5-2 win against San Jose.
● recap and video highlights 

David Warsofsky, who returned to Penguins organization after spending two seasons with Colorado, has been named captain of the AHL Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins. A standout defenseman on BU’s 2009 national champions, Warsofsky has played 55 NHL games.
● report 

Women’s Team

#10 Terriers begin their home slate and their Hockey East schedule  Friday night, hosting Merrimack at Walter Brown Arena with puck drop at 7 p.m. Admission for this game is free. BU is 8-2-2 all time against the Warriors, but was 1-0-2 a year ago.

BU will look to build on its season opening 2-1 win at Union with last season's top conference goal-scorer Sammy Davis delivering both goals and Corrine Schroeder stopping 22 of 23 shots. The team returns 20 players from last season’s Beanpot Champions who also reached the Hockey East tournament semifinals. 
● game preview, Live Stats 
● Live Stream  
WTBU Sports: Radio broadcast, Tarnowski, Number 10 Terriers to Raise Beanpot Banner 
● Daily Free Press Women look to build off first win   
Boston Hockey Blog This Week in Women’s Hockey

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