Thursday, July 21, 2011


Pro-Am Hockey’s annual Chowder Cup tournament is underway South of Boston and at least seven players with BU connections are participating. The Beantown Bullies Jr. Major roster includes current Terriers Charley Coyle and Garrettt Noonan (photo) along with 2012 recruit Marc Hetnik and 2013 recruits Danny O’Regan and Matt Grzelcyk. 2013 recruit Brendan Collier is skating for the New England Nordiques Blue, while 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon is with Wildcats Elite.

More news about Terriers from NHL development camps:
• Charley Coyle: Sporting News, Twin
• Alex Chiasson: ESPN Dallas
• Matt Nieto: Sharks Web site
• Corey Trivno Islanders Web site
• Ben Rosen: Syosset Patch

Predators' GM Dave Poile and Ass't GM Paul Fenton discussed their selection of Noonan in the recent NHL entry draft.

Nick Bonino has signed an new one-year deal with Anaheim.

Former BU captain Albie O’Connell has been named an assistant to Harvard head coach Ted Donato.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Camp season

Senior Corey Trivino (photo) and junior Ben Rosen are in Islanders development camp along with a few rivals from Northeastern.

The Denver Post talked with Kieran Millan, who is attending his first Colorado Avalanche development camp. The Goalie Guild interviewed Millan and a another goalie in a podcast (2nd interview)

We have a pair of video interviews with Charley Coyle at Minnesota Wild camp: ESPN Wild TV

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Matt O’Connor, who will tend the nets for Youngstown again this season, was in Ottawa’s camp and made a strong impression.

2013 recruit Danny O’Regan, who scored 8 points in the Select 17 camp and played in the tournament all-star game, was named to USA Hockey’s U-18 Select squad which will play in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and The Czech Republic next month.

Thanks to the blog reader who forward this WickedLocal Brookline story on 2012 recruit Marc Hetnik.

Looking back
Colby Cohen’s junior team, the Lincoln Stars, interviewed him about his Stanley Cup experience.

John Laliberte, who has re-upped for a third season in the German DEL with Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams, has been instrumental in organizing a charity hockey event in his hometown, Saco, Maine, to benefit the Michael T. Goulet Foundation, which raises funds and heighten awareness about traumatic brain injuries and epilepsy disorders. Goulet's sister, Candace, is married to Laliberte. Details.

Keith Tkachuk, who scored 1065 points in 1201 NHL games, is following the exploits of oldest son Matthew, who played in this year's USA Hockey’s Select 14 camp and finished among the top five scorers.

Monday, July 11, 2011


  • David Warsofsky, who turned pro following his junior year at BU, is attending his second Bruins development camp. Coverage from NECN, NEJH, Boston Herald, Enterprise News

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune caught up with Charley Coyle, whose rights were acquired by the Wild in a trade from San Jose, in advance of this week’s development camp. The Wild’s assistant GM also offered thoughts on Coyle’s development.

    Alex Chiasson, who led the 2010-11 Terriers in scoring with 34 points , continues to impress at the Dallas Stars' developement camp. evaluated the Sharks’ 2011 draft including top pick Matt Nieto (video).

    Justin Courtnall was in the Canucks’s development camp, seeking to follow in his father’s skates.

  • Looking ahead
    2013 recruit Danny O'Regan (Team Gold) scored a hattrick and added an assist during the first day of action at USA Hockey's Select 17 Development Camp in Rochester, N.Y. Playing for the gold team, the son of former BU co-captain Tom O'Regan has since added two more assists for a total six points. 2012 recruit Jarrid Privitera (Team Grey), also playing in the annual USA Hockey event, has registered two assists.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Gilroy lands in Tampa; Bourque returns to D.C.

Former Terrier co-captain and Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy, an unrestricted free agent following two seasons with the Rangers, signed a $1-million, one-season deal with Tampa Bay.

Chris Bourque, who played one season at BU before turning pro, has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, after playing the 2010-11 season in Russia and Switzerland. In 2010, Bourque was MVP of the AHL playoffs.

The Boston Hockey Blog traces Colby Cohen's first pro season which included his first NHL goal, a trade that brought him back to Boston and a call-up to the Bruins for their playoff run culminating in a Stanley Cup for Boston and never-to-be-forgotten celebrations.

New England Hockey Journal reports that former Terrier Nick Bonino has received a qualifying offer from the Anaheim Ducks and that former co-captain John McCarthy is expected to receive one from the San Jose Sharks. Mike Grier, an All-American during BU's 1994-95 championship season, has indicated he'll either return to the Buffalo Sabres or retire. He has played 1060 NHL games during 14 NHL seasons.

Vancouver native Justin Courntall, will be attending the Canucks development camp. Alex Chiasson was in Dallas Stars camp this past week (video).

Looking ahead
Three future Terriers were among the players on the NHL's initial players to watch list for the 2012 draft. 2013 recruit Rob Baillargeon, who starred for Cushing Prep last season, received an "A" ranking, while fellow 2013 recruits Brendan Collier (Malden Catholic) and Danny O'Regan (St. Sebastian's) each received "B" rankings.

O'Regan and 2012 recruit Jarrid Privitera (Gunnery Prep) will participate in USA Hockey's Select 17 development camp in Rochester, N.Y., beginning this Thursday. Another 2013 recruit, Adam Erne (Indiana Ice), was named to the U.S. Under 17 Select Team that will play in the 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, August 9-13, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Looking back
Bob Sylvia, a co-captain of BU's 1964-65 squad, retired in 2010 as Quincy, Mass., High School head hockey coach after 44 seasons. Friends, colleagues and former players recently gathered for a roast and tribute to the long-time coach who retired from his teaching position at Quincy H.S. this year. Syliva scored 64 points in three varsity seasons at BU, and led the Terriers to their first winning season under Coach Jack Kelley.
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