Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wilson powers USA past Switzerland; next up is Russia

Colin Wilson’s pair of power play goals propelled Team USA to a 4-2 win over Switzerland in preliminary round play yesterday at the World Junior Championships. Team USA has a 2-0 record. Named USA player of the game, Wilson now is tied for the tournament lead in goals scored with three. At last year’s World U18 championships, he was co-leading scorer of the tournament (5-7-12) and USA player of the game in the gold-medal game

USA Today’s Kevin Allen reports that Wilson has performed like the top-10 draft selection he’s expected to be. This afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, Team USA takes on Russia, which also has a 2-0 record. The link for the audiocast can be accessed at USA Hockey Web site.

Good reading

Check out the Cape Cod Times’s nostalgic look at pond and river hockey, with former Terrier All-American and captain John Danby featured. In the article, Danby, former coach at Barnstable and Harwich/Provincetown and now, co-owner of the Top Shelf Hockey School in Hyannis, reflects on his childhood in Port Credit, Ontario, skating for hours on the Credit River.
One of the most deadly snipers ever to wear a Terrier uniform, Danby earned MVP honors in the Beanpot, ECAC Championships and NCAA Championships, leading BU to its second national title in 1972

Former BU captain Terry Meagher recorded his 400th career win as coach of the Bowdoin Polar Bears last night and it came at the expense of a Terrier teammate. The Polar Bears won the Salem State Ice Hockey Classic championship, 6-3, beating Bill O'Neill's host team Vikings, 6-3. Terrier coach Jack Parker was among those watching Meagher's milestone win (photos) in his 25th season at Bowdoin.

Former Terrier John Laliberte, who enjoyed a four-goal game for Augusta (ECHL) last month, scored only half that number last night, but the second was the game-winner in the Lynx’s 4-3 win over Gwinnett. With 15 goals, Laliberte is now 10th in goal-scoring in the ECHL.

2009 recruit Ethan Werek trades his Stoufville jersey for Team Ontario as he begins play today in the World U17 Challenge in London, Ontario. Tied for third leading scorer on the Spirit with 15-28-43 in 24 games, the 6-2, 185 lb., left wing is one of only two non-OHL players on the Ontario U17 squad.

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