Tuesday, April 07, 2009

BU: Drive for Five

With just two days left until the Frozen Four begins in Washington, D.C., BU's "Drive for Five" moves into high gear. Why five? The Terriers have already won four tournaments this season: The Icebreaker, The Denver Cup, The Beanpot and The Hockey East Tournament. A win in the NCAAs would make five and also give the Terriers a fifth national championship.

We are literally overflowing with articles and videos to help you get informed and psyched for BU’s final quest of the season, beginning Thursday with its semifinal matchup against Vermont at the Verizon Center.

We start with a trio of video clips from BU Today: An interview with Jack Parker. Coach’s comments about senior co-captain and Hobey Baker Award finalist Matt Gilroy. And special message from Dean Kenn Elmore for those in Boston who can’t make the trip to D.C.

The Boston Herald sat down with Coach Parker to discuss the changes in his approach to coaching over the years, while both The Boston Globe and College Hockey News look at how getting his feet moving put sophomore center Nick Bonino in gear for a big season.

The Daily Free Press focuses on how freshman standout Kieran Millan turned last season’s weakness between the pipes into one of the Terriers’ greatest strengths.

We have previews of Thursday’s BU-Vermont semifinal from Inside College Hockey and College Hockey News. Each of these Web site has numerous Frozen Four articles including capsules of the four teams, a Q&A interview with Gilroy, and a chat with fans from the editors of INCH.

LowerHudson.com offers a look at Shattenkirk's standout season that earned him second team all-Hockey East honors.

More individual honors:
The New England Hockey Writers’ all-stars and award winners have been announced with several Terriers among the honorees. Millan, Gilroy, Shattenkirk and Hobey Baker Award finalist Colin Wilson were named all-stars. Wilson took home best forward honors, while Gilroy was the top defenseman and Millan took home rookie-of-the-year.

2009 recruit Alex Chiasson has been named to the USHL's All-Rookie team.

Look for more features and previews tomorrow including game notes from all four Frozen Four schools.

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