Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Maguire earns rookie honors again

Freshman netminder Sean Maguire’s fifth consecutive win and 37 save effort against Merrimack earned him a share of the Hockey East Rookie of the Week Award. The Powell River, B.C., native also won rookie honors in November following his shutout of St. Lawrence. Terriers making the top performers list were Cason Hohmann, who leads the nation in plus-minus at +20, Captain Wade Megan, Matt Nieto and Danny O’Regan.

After splitting its two games last week, BU dropped a notch to #9 in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

Looking ahead

2013 recruit Kevin Duane scored a goal and an assist in the Jr. Bruins’  5-3 win against South Shore Kings. In ten games since joining the Jr. Bruins, Duane has a 6-9-15 scoring line.

Looking back

With the NHL lockout over, Terrier alums are headed to  the teams’ brief training camps.Matt Gilroy who had been playing with the AHL Connecticut Whale signed a one-year deal, estimated at $650,000 to rejoin the New York Rangers, his first NHL club. [Photo credit Seth Harrison, Journal News]

A trio of ex-Terriers, Providence Bruins Chris Bourque and David Warsofsky and ex-Devil Jay Pandolfo have joined Boston Bruins workouts. Bourque, MVP of the 2005 Beanpot, was the P-Bruins top scorer with an 8-20-28 line. The Boston Globe reported that he played left wing on the third line at the B’s first practice. With the call-ups to Boston, Providence recalled former Terrier Justin Courtnall, who had been at ECHL Greenville.

A pair of standout forwards from the Terriers 2009 national champions are back in Nashville for Predators’ training camp. Colin Wilson, a 2008 first-round draft choice who signed a new three-year $6 million contract, had been practicing in Minnesota and Winnipeg. Brandon Yip, re-signed this summer to a one-year, $750,000 deal, had done his skating at Agganis Arena and was frequently seen at BU games.

Colorado Avs head coach Joe Sacco discussed his training camp plans with the Denver media.  Sacco, whose son Joe is a sophomore wing at The Rivers School, playing for BU All-American Shawn McEachern, is in his fourth season as Colorado’s head coach.  Former Terrier associate head coach David Quinn begins his first season as an Avs assistant following three years as head coach at AHL Lake Erie.Among the 26 players in the Avs camp is David Van derGulik  11-12-23 in 35 games, played 25 for Avs last season.

Former BU assistant captain Brian Strait is at Pittsburgh’s training camp after skating with Wilkes Barre Scranton during the lockout. The assistant captain on BU’s 2009 title team made nine starts for the Penguins last year in an injury-shortened season.

In Anaheim, Nick Bonino was skating on the Ducks’ second line with Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan. During the lockout he put up a 26-26-52 line in 19 games for HC Neumarkt-Egna in the Italian League.

In the ECHL, former BU power forward Zach Cohen was traded from Bakersfield to the Greenville (SC) Road Warriors. Playing in his first ECHL season Cohen has a 5-6-11 scoring line in 31 games.

Max Nicastro has been recalled to AHL Grand Rapids after a nine-game stint with the ECHL Toledo Walleye.  

Women’s Team
A pair of goals by senior Jennelle Kohanchuk led the Terriers to a 5-2 road win against Maine in the first game of two-game series.. BU also received goals from leading scorer Marie-Philip Poulin (30 points), Isabel Menard and Louis Warren. Kerrin Sperry made 21 saves to gain her 11th win. In Sunday's rematch, Terriers concluded the sweep with a 4-2 win over the Black Bears. Poulin, Warren, Kayla Tutino and Shannon Doyle were the BU goal-scorers, as goalie Allisa Fromkin earned her third win of the season..

Game 1--GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score
Game 2--GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score 

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