Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Camping at Walter Brown; OC's save earns top play honors--UPDATED

U.S. Junior NationalTeam camp is underway at BU’s Walter Brown Arena. Three days of practice and Friday's exhibition game against the Terriers will help determine Team USA's final roster for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships. CHN’s Mike McMahon reported that BU brought all its pre-2005 banners from Agganis Arena to the Terrier’s previous home, Walter Brown.  

 And the media turned out in force.

Former Terrier co-captain and 1980 Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione also was a visitor to today’s practice.
● NHL.com: Eruzione shares high praise for U.S. hopeful Eichel
SBN report on first day of practice 
●  Hockeythisweek.com  looks at Jack Eichel’s “Sweater Swap: BU for USA” as well as BU’s win at RPI and talks with BU Captain Matt Grzelcyk and Head Coach David Quinn.  
Patriot Ledger: Mike Sullivan
Boston Globe: USA camp report 
USA Hockey: Live TV & Streaming Details for World Junior Championships 

►Junior netminder  Matt O’Connor’s five-bells skate save in the first period of BU’s win against Rensselaer is the NCAA’s top hockey play of the week.    

► USCHO: TMQ-Examining the first half’s balance of power

Looking back
Alex Chiasson's seventh goal of the season gave Ottawa a 4-3 lead over Buffalo in the third period, but the Sabres tied the score and won in a shootout.  
Recap and video

Kevin Shattenkirk recorded his team-leading 23rd assist in the Blues' 5-2 win against Los Angeles. The former Terrier captain is tied for fifth in assists among all NHL players and tied for the lead among defenseman. The assist came on a power play, giving him a tie for the NHL lead in power play points with 17.

Former Terrier forward and NTDP coach John Hynes signed a multi-year extension with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Dec. 12. Hynes recorded his 200th AHL victory at Hershey on Dec. 7, accomplishing the milestone in just 333 games.

Women’s Team
Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy’s Top Ten Hockey Players of the Year lists BU captain and Canadian Olympic hero Marie-Philip Poulin at #9.

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