Friday, September 26, 2014

Eichel and Greenway shine for Team Grier in AAPG win (UPDATED)

Freshman Jack Eichel scored one goal and set up another; while 2015 recruit Jordan Greenway set up two goals, including Eichel’s, as Team Grier broke open a close contest and doubled up Team Olczyk in the third annual All American Prospects Game, 6-3. The game marked a return to Buffalo for former Sabres fan favorite and Terrier All-American Mike Grier, whose decision to move Greenway onto the line Eichel was centering gave their squad momentum in the second period.

Following the game, Eichel was named player of the game, receiving a trophy from the Sabres’ Drew Stafford. 

With score tied at one apiece, Eichel set Jeremy Bracco to the right of the goalmouth to give Team Grier the lead. Midway through the the third, Team Grier was up 3-2 when Greenway dug a puck out of the corner and found Eichel in the slot and the right-shot centerman rifled the puck home. Four minutes later, Greenway lofted a pass from deep in the defensive zone to spring Bracco for a breakaway goal and a 5-2 lead. 

► Eichel, Greenway and Bracco all finished the game +3

►An estimated 200 scouts attended the game.

►On the broadcast, Penguins coach Dan Bylsma called attention to the 6-5, 222 lb. Greenway’s skill, physical play and instincts to “be in the right place” at the right time. 

►Grier on Eichel: “He’s had a lot of things thrown on his plate early, and he handles everything with ease. It would be pretty easy for him to have a big head, but he doesn’t. I think that’s the most impressive thing about him.”

● USA Hockey recap, box score and slide gallery
● recap
● SB Nation recap
Buffalo News: recap and notebook
WIVB interview with Grier 
Buffalo Hockey Beat feature on Grier 
● recap (Eichel, Greenway comments)
● recap

Daily Free Press: Media Day and Coach David Quinn comments  

Women's Team
Daily Free Press: Terriers prepare for exhibition game

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