Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Honors for Parker, Baillargeon

Former Terrier Head Coach Jack Parker will receive the Hockey East Founders medal, becoming the first coach so honored.  Parker, who retired a year ago after 40 seasons behind the Terrier bench, will receive the medal between Friday’s Hockey East semifinal games at TD Garden. Parker’s 897 career wins are third most in NCAA history and most achieved at one school.  His teams won seven Hockey East tournament championships and three NCAA championships.
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Freshman Robbie Baillargeon was named the all-rookie team by Hockey East and by the Hockey East Writers & Broadcasters Association. The right-shot center from Enfield, Conn., led BU in scoring with a 10-17-27 scoring line.

Looking ahead
2014 recruit Johnathan MacLeod is the subject of a USA feature article. The 6-1, 198 lb. right-shot blueliner from Dracut, Mass., explains that “Since I was young that was the only place I wanted to go.” He grew up attending games at BU and going to the Beanpot Tournament.  MacLeod, who has scored two goals and five assists for the NTDP U18s, previously played at Kimball Union Academy where he was a teammate of current Terriers Doyle Somerby and Nick Roberto.  He was ranked #44 among North Americans in the NHL Central Scouting midterms.

2015 recruits Jordan Greenway and Charles McAvoy each registered an assist in the NTDP U17s’ 5-3 win against Omaha on Sunday night.  With 36 points (14G, 22A), Greenway is tied for fourth in scoring for the U17s, while defenseman McAvoy has a 6-10-16 line.

In the Massachusetts Super 8 final, defending champion Malden Catholic defeated Austin Prep, 5-3, despite a pair of goals for the Cougars by 2015 recruit Bobo Carpenter.  The right-shot center who also plays, for the Islanders Hockey Club, finished the high school season with 25 goals and 11 assists despite missing several games with an injury.
● ESPN recap
● video

Looking back
David van der Gulik assisted on two Lake Erie goals, including the game-winner, as the Monsters edged Charlotte, 3-2

This week in BU Hockey History
March 18:
1971—Behind Don “Toot” Cahoon’s hat trick, BU defeated Denver, 4-2, in the NCAA semifinals in Syracuse.
1972—Terriers become the first Eastern team to win back-to-back NCAA championships, blanking Cornell, 4-0. Goalie Tim Regan (right) stops all 39 Big Red shots to earn Most Outstanding Player. BU gets two goals apiece from Ric Jordan and Ron Anderson. A then-record crowd of 14,995 watched BU avenge a 4-1 defeat by Cornell in the 1967 national championship game played five years to the day previously.
● Terrier Tales features
● Full game video
● Sports Illustrated recap
1990— Terriers blank North Dakota, 5-0, to win a best-of-three NCAA preliminary round series and move on the quarterfinals vs. Michigan State. Tony Amonte’s two goals and an assist lead the scoring while Scott Cashman authors the shutout.
1995—In the final college hockey game at the old Boston Garden, Terriers edge Providence, 3-2, for a second consecutive Hockey East Tournament championship. BU gets goals from Ken Rausch, Mike Grier and Matt Wright (game-winner), who also scored the final Beanpot goal in the old Garden. Derek Herlofsky stopped 24 Friars shots.
2006—BU defeats BC, 2-1, to win the Hockey East Tournament Championship on Brandon Yip’s overtime goal.

March 19:
1960—BU outlasts St. Lawrence, 7-6, in the NCAA tournament consolation game.
1978—After being upset by Providence in the ECAC semi-finals for only their second loss of the season, Terriers defeat the Friars, 5-3, in an NCAA play-in game, to earn a Final Four berth.
1994—BU defeats Lowell, 3-2, to win the Hockey East Tournament title behind goals by Jon Pratt, Grier (photo) and (game-winner) Rausch. JP McKersie stopped 20 Chiefs (Lowell’s nickname back then) shots.

Women’s Team
Sophomore Sarah Lefort earned Player of the Week honors and senior Kerrin Sperry was named Defensive Player of the Week in the final HockeyEastOnline weekly release.  Lefort  scored her nation’s best 32nd goal in BU’s 5-1 loss to top-ranked Minnesota, while Sperry turned aside 41 shots in her final game as a Terrier.

Hungary Games
The IIHF World U18 Championship will be played in Budapest, Hungary, beginning next Sunday and three members of Coach Brian Durocher’s 2014 recruit class will be competing.  Goalie Erin O’Neil (photo) from Minnetonka, Minn., is on the Team USA roster. She was named the top netminder in Minnesota   girls’ high school hockey.

High-scoring PHWL forwards Victoria Bach (Mississauga) and Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa) will be key offensive contributors for Canada. Bach scored 36 goals and 32 assists this season.

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