Sunday, December 21, 2008

Looking back

It was a three-dog night in Wilkes Barre as the Baby Pens edged Albany 4-3 on Saturday night. River Rat forward Ryan Weston (photo) scored his second goal of the week, beating his former Terrier teammate John Curry, who won his second game in three starts since returning from Pittsburgh. Ryan Whitney began a rehab stint with Wilkes Barre/ Scranton, as he recovers from foot surgery. It was Whitney's first AHL action since the 2006 Calder Cup playoffs.

Former BU All-American Mike Grier, now in his second season with San Jose, has been skating on a line with former Harvard star Tom Cavanagh, whose father, Joe, was a three-time All-American for the Crimson and one of the most dangerous scorers in college hockey. looks at the multiple front-office hats worn by former Terrier and NHL forward Paul Fenton, who is assistant general manager of Nashville and general manager of it's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

Fenton’s boss, GM Dave Poile —also a former BU opponent as a Northeastern standout—will be paying close attention to Colin Wilson’s performance in next week’s World Junior Championships to determine the Predator’s plans for Wilson.

Midseason assessments
Inside College Hockey’s Jeff Howe offers his thoughts on surprises and successes in Hockey East at the break. Chris Dilks of the Western College Hockey Blog provides reviews of each of the WCHA and CCHA teams at the midpoint.

Boston Globe college hockey writer Nancy Marrrapese-Burrell answered fans’ question in a live chat last week. Based what she’s seen of the Terriers thus far, she projects they can be a Frozen Four team.

BU is rock solid despite having two freshmen goalies and 10 freshmen players. Colin Wilson is the real deal and I think you're going to see them go far because they're still bugged by what happened last year.

Free agents

TSN columnist Darren Dreger reports that BU All-American Matt Gilroy and Denver standout forward Tyler Bozak are the top undrafted players in college. Both are expected to be targets of bidding wars by NHL teams. Scouts who expected to see both players at next month’s Denver Cup will be disappointed as Bozak recently underwent knee surgery and will miss the tourney.


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