Monday, October 06, 2008

Terriers exhibit skilled frosh in 4-1 win

BU's highly regarded freshman class made its presence felt in today's 4-1 exhibition win over a hard-fighting Univ. of New Brunswick team. Chris Connelly and Corey Trivino--on a sniper's goal from the bottom of the circle--provided the first two scores.Vinny Saponari (photo) assisted on Trivino's power play goals and then either scored or assisted on a third first-period, depending on which boxscore you read. USCHO has co-captain John McCarthy finding the back of the net. The BU and Hockey East accounts contend it was Saponari. [Edit: Saponari gets the goal; McCarthy had two asssists]

Eric Gryba's new partner, David Warsofsky showed why he's projected as one of the conferences best newcomers with slick passing and puck carrying and power play creativity.

But the freshman most fans were anxious to see were goalies Kieran Millan and Grant Rollheiser, who each played half the game in net. Millan started and stopped eight of nine shots (only yielding a deflected 5-on-3 goal) while showing good postioning and puck-moving skills. Thanks to several Terrier penalities, Rollheiser faced more pressure from UNB, but turned away all 15 shots faced displaying a fast glove and side-to-side quickness. If either goalie was nervous, it didn't show. Daily Free Press coverage. A start for each in the IceBreaker next weekend would not be a surprise. Despite yielding a single power play goal, BU, playing one day after official practice begam, struggled at times in the defensive zone

College Hockey News announced its preseason all CHN teams. . Co-captain Matt Gilroy was selected for the second team, while Colin Wilson was named a “player to watch” (both Nick Bonino and Kevin Shattenkirk could easily have been designated as well.

Team and league previews are cropping up everywhere. INCH has previews posted for WCHA, CCHA, ECAC, CHA and Atlantic Hockey teams (including numerous Terrier opponents). A Hockey East preview can be expected this week.

Always a good read, the takes a preseason look at Hockey East—both men’s and women’s teams. BU’s women split a season-opening pair, beating Union and losing a tough one to RPI.,

Former Terrier captain, All-American and Hobey Baker Winner Chris Drury was named as only the second U.S-born captain in the team’s history, as the Blueshirts began their season with a pair of games in Prague. Always the consummate team player, Drury accepted a switch from center to wing no qualms.

Chris Bourque’s six points in six preseason games (3+3) have kept him in the mix to join Tom Poti on the Caps’ roster.

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