Thursday, December 19, 2013

Warsofsky makes NHL debut

Former Terrier David Warsofsky was recalled from Providence by the Bruins and made his first NHL start in the Bs 4-2 loss to the Sabres Thursday night in Buffalo.  The Marshfield, Mass., native had 12:29 in ice time and finished -1 with one blocked shot.

He becomes the sixth defenseman—and 10th skater—from BU’s 2008-09national championship team to reach the NHL. The other blueliners: Kevin Shattenkirk (St. Louis), Brian Strait (Islanders), Eric Gryba (Ottawa), Matt Gilroy (currently in the AHL with San Antonio) and Colby Cohen (currently rehabbing an injury).  The four forwards:Colin Wilson (Nashville), Nick Bonino (Anaheim), John McCarthy (San Jose) and Brandon Yip (currently with AHL/Portland)

Seven other team members are playing in the minors or overseas: Chris Higgins (Belfast Giants/EIHL),  Chris Connolly (Iserhohn/DEL), Zach Cohen  (Olofstr√∂m/Sweden), Vinny Saponari (Milwaukee/AHL), Corey Trivino (Stockton/ECHL), Kieran Millan (Denver/CHL) and Grant Rollheiser (Brampton, CHL)

● Bruins-Sabres recap
● Warsofsky call-up reports: Bruins Blog, CSN Boston, NESN, Bruins (photo)

Looking back
New England Hockey Journal talks with former BU and NHL standout Tony Amonte, now head coach at Thayer Academy. The 900-point NHL scorer has resurrected the fortunes of his high school alma mater, leading the Tigers to the top 10 of the prep school ranks.

Looking ahead
2015 recruit Charles McAvoy is on the 22-man Team USA roster that will compete in the 2014 World U17 Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, beginning on Dec. 28. The 5-11 blueliner from Long Beach, N.Y., has a 3-3-6 line in 25 games this season.

Women’s Team
New England Hockey Journal examines the first-semester results for the #8 ranked and defending Hockey East Champion Terriers.

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