Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Eichel, Bonino skate in IIHF World Championships

The USA Men’s team prepares for the World Championships in the Czech Republic with an exhibition game today against Austria. (Livestream at 2:45 p.m. ET) Jack Eichel and former Terrier Nick Bonino are on the U.S. roster.

NBCSN will televise Team USA’s games beginning with the May 1 matchup with Finland (schedule).

Eichel talked with The Hockey News about donning the USA uniform again and the achievements of the Terriers’ season.

The Boston Hockey Blog continues its recap of the Terriers’ season:
Top 10 goals of the season
Top 10 assists of the season
Top 10 games of the season
You can find video highlights from nearly all the games of the 2014-15 season here.

BU Athletics has updated its online records pages with achievements from the 2014-15 season. Among them:
-Eichel’s 71 points is the fifth highest total for a season
-Evan Rodrigues and Danny O’Regan joining the career 100-point club with 121 and 110 respectively.
-Matt O’Connor’s season save percentage— .927, third best—and career save percentage— .921, second best. Also tied for second most wins in a season with 25.
Scoring and goaltending records

Media reports and tweets indicate that O'Connor, who has visited Ottawa, Vancouver and Edmonton, will meet with the New York Rangers tomorrow. A signing decision is expected in the near future.

Looking ahead
2015 recruit Charlie McAvoy assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime as Team USA defeated Finland in the gold-medal game at the World U18 Championships. Team USA successfully defended the title won in 2014 with a squad that included Eichel, Brandon Fortunato and John MacLeod.

McAvoy finished the tournament with four points, while fellow 2015 recruit Jordan Greenway had seven points and 2016 recruit Clayton Keller had nine points.
● Game recap
● Video highlights

During the tournament, Hockeysfuture.com spoke with Greenway (video)

2015 recruit Shane Switzer discussed his decision to commit to BU.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Team USA plays for gold at World U18 Championships--UPDATED

Three future Terriers and their Team USA teammates will meet Finland in today's gold medal game at the World U18 Championships in Zug, Switzerland. The championship game begins at 1 p.m. ET and is being livestreamed for free on FASTHockey.

In yesterday's 7-2 semifinal win over Canada, 2016 recruit Clayton Keller scored a goal and two assists and 2015 recruit Jordan Greenway scored a goal. Through six games, Keller has nine points (4G, 5A) and Greenway has seven points (1G, 6A). The third future Terrier, 2015 recruit Charlie McAvoy, has three assists and is among the plus/minus leaders with +9. (stats). Two other key performers for Team USA are sons of former BU standouts: Matt Tkachuk is the son of US Hockey Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk, and Chad Krys is the son of former BU captain Mark Krys.

Recap and box score
Video highlights
Gold medal game preview  

Tomorrow, the Boston Hockey Blog will present its choices for top 10 BU goals of the past season. Which goal is number one on your list? Add a comment below.

Junior goalie Matt O'Connor, who has been visiting NHL teams interested in signing the free agent, is getting strong interest from the Ottawa Senators.

Looking back--NHL Playoffs
The season ended Saturday for Nashville's Colin Wilson and Vancouver's Nick Boninio and Adam Clendening, whose teams were eliminated by Chicago and Calgary. Wilson led the Predators in goals with five goals in seven games, a new team playoff record.

Terriers still alive in the playoffs: Ottawa's Eric Gryba and Alex Chiasson, Islanders' Brian Strait, St. Louis' Kevin Shattenkirk and Minnesota's Charlie Coyle.
Gryba on Senators' game six

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