Thursday, December 11, 2014

Inside BU Hockey: David Quinn, Danny O’Regan, Jack Kelley

Episode 10 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interview with Head Coach David Quinn, junior forward Danny O’Regan and legendary Terrier Head Coach Jack Kelley. O’Regan, who led BU in scoring as a freshman with 38 points, is currently the team’s top goal-scorer with 11 and scored his first career hat trick in BU’s 4-2 win against Merrimack.

Kelley, an All-East defenseman, Team MVP in 1952 and a member of BU’s first two NCAA tournament teams, assumed the head coaching job in 1962 and resurrected a slumping program. In 10 seasons he compiled a 206-80-8 (.720) record, with his teams winning six Beanpot Tournament titles, one ECAC title and back-to-back NCAA championships in 1971 and 1972.  After BU he became head coach and general manager of the New England Whalers, leading the team to the first WHA AVCO Cup championship. Kelley later served as President of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A member of the BU Athletics Hall of Fame and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, he was recently inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.

BU’s final regular-season game of the semester is Saturday evening against Rensselaer at Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y. A free, high-definition Webcast of the game will be available on RPI TV.
Albany Times-Union preview

Jack Eichel guested today on TSN's Leaf Lunch. He talked about the upcoming World Junior Championships and the prospect of facing his Terrier teammates in the Dec. 19 exhibition game.

Hockey East’s Road To The TD Garden Tour will bring the Lamoriello Trophy and the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey Championship Trophy to Agganis Arena on Saturday, January 24, when BU takes on Vermont.

Looking ahead
SB Nation’s Jeff Cox takes an early look at Hockey East recruiting classes for 2015 and ranks the Terriers second.

2016 recruit Patrick Harper scored two goals within a minutes—one on an end-to-end rush—and assisted on a third Avon Old Farms goal, but the Winged Beavers fell in overtime to Taft, 4-3. The left-shot center from New Caanan, Conn., has 11 points (5G, 6A) in four games.

The NTDP U17s, whose leading scorer is 2016 recruit Clayton Keller with 33 points in 23 games, will host the 2014 U17 Four Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor beginning Dec. 16. Team USA first takes on Russia, followed by games with Switzerland and Slovakia. Event details and schedule.

Looking back
Prep school hockey season has begun and two former BU captains are beginning new chapters behind the bench at prep schools. Carl Corazzini, who led the Terriers in 2000-01, has replaced BU’s new director of hockey operations, Scott Young, at St. Mark’s; while Doug Friedman, who wore the C in 1993-94, takes the reins at Kents Hill.

Corazzini, who scored 117 points as a Terrier and earned second-team All-American honors, went on to play professionally for ten seasons, including a two-goal game for the Bruins at Madison Square Garden. In 2011, he became head coach at Weston High School.

In his four seasons as a Terrier, Friedman scored 104 points and played in three NCAA tournaments, including the 1991 and 1994 national championship games. He graduated as the player with the most wins in Boston University Hockey history.  His professional career included stints with the Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators. Most recently he was head coach of the Portland Junior Pirates.

Other ex-Teriers coaching in the prep ranks are: Tony Amonte, Thayer Academy; Dan Donato, Dexter Southfield; and, Shawn McEachern, The Rivers School. On the high school level, Shawn Bates begins his second season at Medford High School, while Jason Lawrence takes over behind the bench at Everett High School.

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