Friday, November 30, 2012

Game Day: Battle of Comm Ave renewed

College hockey's biggest rivalry takes center stage tonight as #9 BU begins a home-and-home series with top-ranked BC. Tonight's home game at Agganis and tomorrow night's game at Conte Forum, both 7:30 starts, will air nationally on NBC Sports Network with Doc Emrick handling play-by-play. 

Tonight's game is the 260th in a rivalry now in its 10th decade. BU leads the overall series 127-115-117. (See game notes)

Terriers will look to build on last week's shutout of St. Lawrence and gain ground on the Eagles in the Hockey East standings. Three weekends ago, BC topped BU, 4-2, with defensemen Matt Grzelcyk and Alexx Privitera netting goals. With BC Coach Jerry York two wins away from becoming the all-time NCAA leader, the Terriers also will be out to delay that milestone and end BC's 10 game winning streak.

Sophomore Cason Hohmann is BU leading scorer with 12 points, while senior captain Wade Megan is top goal-scorer with 7. BU's lineup for tonight:


● preview, game notes, WWZN Webcast, Game Tracker, Twitter Updates
● Boston Hockey Blog; preview, in-game blog;
● Daily Free Press preview
● WTBU Sports game notes infographic
● USCHO: Hockey East picks
● Hockey East Online weekend preview
● Boston Globe feature on freshmen goalies ; York
● Comcast SportsNet preview

Boston Hockey Blog video feature on the Terriers' “Movember” Mustaches in Review

► The online BU recordbook has been updated. Click here and then choose "Scoring and Goaltending Records"

Nominations have begun for the BNY Mellow Wealth Management Hockey Humanitarian Award
The award grew out of a conversation in 1995 between fathers sitting in Walter Brown Arena watching a squirt hockey practice led by BU All-American goalie JP McKersie, while he was recovering from a life-threatening accident. In February of 1996, McKersie became the first Hockey Humanitarian Award winner. History, Nomination page

Women’s program
Terriers return to conference action with a home and home series against Providence, visiting Schneider Arena for a 7 p.m. start tonight and then hosting PC at Walter Brown Arena tomorrow at 3 p.m. Two weeks ago, BU delivered a convincing 7-1 win over the Friars led by co-captains Jennell Kohanchuck and Marie-Philip Poulin who each scored a pair of goals.
● preview, Terrier TV Webcast, Game Tracker, Twitter Updates         
Hockey East Online weekend preview      

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Taking on the leaders

The Battle of Commonwealth Avenue resumes this weekend with BU hosting the top-ranked Eagles at Agganis Arena Friday night and visiting Conte Forum Saturday night. Both games will air nationally on NBC Sports Network, beginning at 7:30 pm, with Hall of Fame announcer Doc Emrick handling play-by-play.
Episode 8 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Coach Jack Parker, senior center Ben Rosen and former Olympic gold medal winner, co-captain of the 1978 national championship team and BU Hall of Famer Jack O’Callahan (photo).

● College Hockey News: Hockey East Power Rankings and Week Ahead

Looking back
Former BU blueliner David Warsofsky talked with The Patriot Ledger about the challenges of balancing offense and defense with the AHL Providence Bruins.

Women’s Team

Terriers take on conference-leading Providence in a home-and-home with an opportunity to overtake the Friars. BU won the first matchup of the season, 7-1.
Daily Free Press: Terriers prepare for pair with Providence 
● Providence College weekend preview 
● Video highlights of win against Russian National Team

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Linkorama

Sean Maguire’s 4-0 shutout of St. Lawrence earned him Hockey East’s Pro Ambition Rookie of the Week award. Garrett Noonan, with an assist, two blocked shots and a +3 for the evening, made the top performers’ list.

The Daily Free Press looks at the strong efforts of BU’s 3rd and 4th lines that kept the Saints’ top scorers in check.

In both polls, BU moved up a notch to #9. USCHO, USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

USCHO Blog weekend highlights

Looking back
Former All-American and Hockey East MVP John Curry has been signed to a PTO by the AHL Houston Aeros. Curry, who began the season with ECHL Orlando and rang up a 2.82 GAA in 14 games, will join another ex-Terrier, Charlie Coyle, playing his first pro season with Houston. Coyle, with a 7-4-11 line in 18 games, talked about his transition to the AHL with XM Radio.

With NHL lockout dragging on, former BU captain and St. Louis Blues' d-man Kevin Shattenkirk has signed with TPS Turku in Finland’s SM-liiga.

 Women’s Team
Terriers played their final exhibition game of the season tonight, defeating the Russian National Team, 6-1. BU goal scorers were Jennelle Kohanchuk, Kathryn Miller, Kaleigh Fratikin, Kayla Tutino, Rebecca Russo and Jordan Juron. Senior Alissa Fromkin stopped 15 of 16 goals. recap and comprehensive box score

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another Arrow in the recruiting quiver

Over The Boards reports that BU has received a commitment from St. Sebastian's senior wing Tommy Kelley. Chris Heisenberg's recruiting site indicates he'll arrive either in 2013 or 2014.

In 2011-12, the 6-0 187 lb. forward from Natick, Mass., was second in scoring for the Arrows with a 19-15-34 line in 28 games, trailing only current Terrier freshman Danny O'Regan.  2013 recruit Dalton MacAfee, a 6-0, 180, blueliner, also is a St. Seb's senior.

In last Spring's NEPSIHA  Martin/Earl division semifinal, Kelley's hattrick--his third of the season--led the Arrows past Kent, 6-3. He scored a goal in the division championship game, which St. Seb's lost to Berkshire, 4-3 in OT.

Kelley and MacAfee also were teammates this fall on the Cape Cod Whalers U18s in the Mass. Midget Selects League, coached by former Terrier and NHLer Ed Ronan.

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