Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Looking ahead: Somerby polishes game, takes aim on prep title

Friday’s game against Northeastern will air on NESN and is Retro Jersey Giveaway night, sponsored by Pepsi. The first 3,500 fans will receive a 1980s era replica jersey (photo). 

WTBU Sports offers a feature on Alexx Privitera's return to the lineup and exceptional shot-blocking skills.

Looking ahead
2013 recruit Doyle Somerby (photo) is featured prominently in’s in-depth look at USHR's top-ranked prep team, Kimball Union Academy. The 6-5, 232 lb., right-shot defenseman from Marblehead, Mass. is the Wildcats’ captain and has led the NEPSIHA Small School defending champions to a 13-1-0 record this season.

A 5th round draft choice of the New York Islanders (video), Somerby had an opportunity to play for USHL Muskegon this season, but elected to finish his high school career at Kimball Union with the goal of winning four tournament championships. The Wildcats already have won the Flood-Marr and Belmont Hill/Nichols tournaments.

It’s not only the idea of a championship, it’s a prep championship that Somerby wants to win: “I love the idea that I am playing for something bigger than myself. Kimball Union is in its 200th year and I take a lot of pride in pulling the sweater over my head on game days. Competing for a school is like no other.”

 The Salem News also talked extensively with Somerby, who has 11 assists and has been on the ice for only three goals against all season, about how he is further strengthening his game.  

Looking back
15 former Terriers are currently on NHL training camp rosters: Adrian Aucoin (Columbus), Nick Bonino (Anaheim), Chris Bourque (Boston), Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders), Matt Gilroy (New York Rangers), John McCarthy (San Jose), Jay Pandolfo (Boston), Tom Poti (Washington), Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis), Brian Strait (Pittsburgh), David Van der Gulik (Colorado), David Warsofsky (Boston),  Ryan Whitney (Edmonton), Colin Wilson (Nashville), Brandon Yip (Nashville).

Women’s Team
Returning to Walter Brown Arena for the first time since Dec. 1, the #5 Terriers put their nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2) on the line tonight against #10 Northeastern. BU beat the Huskies in their first meeting of the season in October, 4-1. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.
● Go preview, game notes, Game Tracker ,
● WTBU Radio Webcast
● Terrier TV Webcast

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