Saturday, January 02, 2010

Terriers return to action

Terriers begin the second semester at Agganis Arena tonight at 7 p.m. against the same opponent as in the season’s opener, the UMass Minutemen, but are hoping for a different result. Former BU standout and assistant coach Don "Toot" Cahoon is in his 10th year at the helm of the UMass program and has a record of 140-172-31 at the school.

Go has links to game notes, game tracker, the WWZN radio broadcast and the Webcast on BU All-Access. The Boston Hockey Blog previews the game and reports that Vinny Saponari is expected to join Nick Bonino and Chris Connolly on BU’s top line. The Terriers will be without Joe Pereira who is recovering from surgery and David Warsofsky who is playing in the World Junior Championships. The Boston Hockey Blog will be blogging live during the game.

Warsofsky and Team USA lost to Canada, 5-4, in a shootout on Thursday. Team USA plays Finland tonight a 9 p.m. ET in the quarterfinals in Saskatoon.

The U.S. Olympic roster was announced following the Winter Classic game at Fenway Park between the Bruins and Flyers, with three members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team present: Dave Silk, Jack O’Callahan and Jim Craig. Former Terrier All-American and Hobey Baker winner Chris Drury was named to the roster. looked back on Craig’s heroics in 1980

Looking ahead
For the second time in three games, 2010 recruit Matt Nieto scored a pair of pairs as the NTDP U18s doubled up Sioux Falls, 4-2. He leads the squad in scored with 14-14-28. On Thursday, 2010 recruit Adam Clendening assisted on a power play goal in Fargo’s 4-3 win over the U18s

2011 recruit Alexx Privitera scored goal and an assist in the U17s 7-4 win over Russia in the World U17 Challenge. He has 3 points in 3 games at the tournament. Team USA is 3-0 in the tournament and plays Canada Pacific on Saturday in Timmins, Ont.

Looking back
Brandon Yip had his first multiple-goal game in Colorado’s 4-2 loss to Detroit on Thursday. Both came on a power play and earned him the game's’ 3rd star. His second, midway through the third period tied the score at 2, but the Wings scored two late goals for the win. Yip has 3 goals (on just 8 shots) and an assist in his six games with the Avs.

Keith Tkachuk scored his ninth goal in the Blues’ 4-3 loss to the Canucks.

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