Thursday, June 17, 2010

Proposed rule changes raise coaches' ire

A number of the rule changes proposed by the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee have the Division I coaches up in arms. Terrier Head Coach Jack Parker told The Daily Free Press which ones he opposes and why, including eliminating the icing exemption when a team is killing a penalty. He also explains his support for two of the proposed changes.

Parker also discusses the status of right wing Yasin Cissé who will rejoin the 2010 recruit class, provided his injured ankle tendon continue to heal. With the 6-3, 210 Cissé in the fold, BU has, for now, 14 forwards for 2010-11, one fewer than usual.

►In a College Hockey News Q&A interview, Paul Kelly, Executive Director of College Hockey, Inc., discusses the competition with Major Junior teams for talent, possible expansion of college hockey and other topics.

Looking ahead
A feature story on the Vernon Vipers’ Web site tracks the path of 2010 recruit Sahir Gill from Terrace, B.C., to Vernon’s 2009 RBC Cup champs to Chicago and then back to Vernon for another title, and examines some of the changes Gill has made to improve his game.

The 185-pound Gill has become a physical presence, pasting defencemen in their zone and freeing pucks for Connor and Kellen (Jones). He says, “As a 16-year old, I was a little timid, but I wanted to hit more this year because it’s a big part of the game, and I realized that you won’t have to fight some big bruiser just because you body check someone. Besides, those Jones kids really lay some licks, and I wanted to keep up with them.”

Looking back
The annual BU Hockey Alumni golf outing was held Monday in Swampscott, Mass., with more than 30 former players and managers participating. Blog contributor CDRAL reports that Brandon Yip, part of a foursome with Jason Lawrence, Zach Cohen and John McCarthy, won the longest drive competition. Gary Fay flew in from Switzerland for the event and as did John Cullen from his home in Georgia.

Others who hit fairway included: Ryan Monaghan, Brian McConnell, Brad Zancanaro, Kevin Kielt, Bob Deraney, David Thiesing, Shawn Ferullo, David Quinn, Tom Ryan, Peter Fish, Mike Bavis, Pete Donatelli, John Hynes, Dan Ronan, Mike Eruzione, Brian Durocher, Matt Marden, Marc Hetnik, Tony Ruvolo, Buddy Powers, Vic Stanfield, Ed Walsh, Dan Carnevale, Tim Kimball, Chuck Sullivan and Bill Whelton.

Coach Parker introduced 2010-11 co-captain Joe Peireira as the recipient of the Ronald R. Dion Scholarship Fund, which was established to honor the memory of Ron Dion (CAS’68), a classmate of Coach Parker and a loyal and long-time Friend of BU Hockey. Dion attended games for more than 25 years, developing close friendships with players and coaches. The scholarship is awarded to one or more men’s ice hockey student-athletes enrolled at BU, based on merit, athletic achievement, and promise.

Two days prior to the golf event, a group of hockey alumni gathered in Boston for a pre-tournament dinner. Attending were: Pat Aufiero, Chris Henes, Brian Collins, Brad Zancanaro,Carl Corrazini, Mike Dimella, Ken Roche, Ryan Whitney, Kevin Kielt, Kevin Schaeffer, Dan Spang, Andy Warren, John Laliberte, Dan Ronan, Brandon Yip, John McCarthy,Bernie Corbett, Ryan Monaghan, Karson Gillespie, Steve Greeley, John Cronin, Dan Cavanaugh, Zach Cohen, Jason Lawrence, Chris Higgins, and Brian Strait.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

well in my opinion, some of those proposed rule changes make sense to me and I think that they will help a lot with several issues we have now in this sport


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