Friday, August 12, 2011


Adam Clendening and Charlie Coyle made this week's roster cut at US Junior National Evaluation Camp (photos). Matt Nieto did not. USA Hockey will hold a final camp in December and players who didn’t make the cut or were not at the evaluation camp could be invited to the final camp. Former Terrier captain and current New York Rangers Associate Coach Mike Sullivan is one of the special evaluation camp coaches. Camp ends Saturday following Team USA's game against Sweden.

Looking ahead
Despite losing just one game, the U.S. Select U18 team finished fifth in the Ivan Hlinka Tournament. 2013 recruit Danny O’Regan was among the top U.S. scorers, with 2-3-5 in four games. He scored a goal and an assist in the team’s final game a 3-1 win against the Czech Republic, duplicating his effort in team’s 5-4 OT win over Russia.

Looking back: “Mr. Consistency”
Former All Hockey East blueliner Bryan Miller will return to the ECHL Alaska Aces for a fifth season. Miller, who quarterbacks the team’s power play, helped lead the Aces the leagues’ Kelly Cup this past Spring.

Women’s team
Isabel Menard, who has transferred from Syracuse to BU, talked with the Ottawa Citizen about her decision to become a Terrier. This week she is at development camp for Canada’s U-22 team, along with three BU teammates, Marie-Philip Poulin, Tara Watchorn and Jennelle Kohanchuk. In an intersquad game Thursday, Menard, a distant relative of Mario Lemiuex, recorded two assists for the blue team while Watchorn scored a goal. Menard, Watchorn and Kohanchuk won gold medals with Canada’s U-22 Team at the 2011 MLP Cup in Switzerland.

Blog notes

A few additions to the blog sidebar:

-- Terrier Tales: The Vagabond Champions is Scott Weighart's chronicle of BU's first NCAA championship team, forty years ago in 1971.

--Links: United States of Hockey focuses on USA Hockey, U.S. National Teams, American hockey prospects, college and junior hockey, and the growth of the game.


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Unknown said...

Would love to see a blog about how realignment indirectly could affect the Hockey East conference. Seems that the conference would remain intact, but what are the big picture changes for college hockey

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