Friday, January 12, 2018

Game Day: Terriers visit New Hampshire; Women face Providence

Terriers travel to Durham, N.H., to take on the UNH Wildcats tonight. Puck drop at the Whittemore Center is at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be live-streamed on the UNH YouTube Channel.

In the teams’ first meeting of the season, redshirt sophomore Max Prawdzik blanked the Wildcats, 4-0, in his first collegiate start, backed by goals from Jordan Greenway, Bobo Carpenter, Dante Fabbro and Ty Amonte (photo).

UNH, coming off a 4-4 tie with Maine, is looking to end a five-game winless streak. Its offense is led by forwards Michael McNicholas with 19 points and Liam Blackburn (15) along with two freshmen defensemen Max Gildon (15) and Benton Maass (13). Senior Daniel Tirone has started every game for the Wildcats and has a 2.62 GAA.

The game will be the final regular season game against BU for UNH Coach Dick Umile who will retire at the end of his 28th season.

● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● USCHO Hockey East Picks & Predictions
● HockeyEastOnline Weekend Preview
● Concord Monitor: UNH Notebook



In the latest entry of his 2018 Draft Diary for, freshman Brady Tkachuk comments on his experience playing for Team USA in the World Junior Championships where he helped win a bronze medal. 

Tkachuk is one of's Mike Morreale's five breakout players who emerged at the World Juniors. report

This week’s episode of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Coach David Quinn and sophomore defenseman Dante Fabbro, who won a gold medal playing for Canada in the WJCs.
Audio links: Quinn, Fabbro

This week’s Hockey on Campus podcast features: Greenway, Maine Coach Red Gendron, former UNH forward Bobby Butler, who has been named to the USA Olympic squad and hockey broadcaster Dave Starman. Hockey on Campus airs on NHL Radio (SiriusXMChannel 91) on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET. You can also find it here on College Hockey News.

Looking ahead

2020 recruits Dylan Peterson (#28) and Donovan Sebrango (#9), both of whom turn 16 this month, are second and third in scoring for CIHA Academy’s U18AAA Midget White team with 18 and 17 points respectively. Peterson, a 6-3, right wing, also has had two call-ups to the CCHL Ottawa Junior Senators. Peterson and Sebrango are the two top-rated HEO AAA League prospects for this Spring’s OHL draft.

Looking back
Jack Eichel scored his 18th goal and added an assist in the Sabres’ 3-1 win against Columbus.

An analysis by contends that the “Bruins don’t need to make a trade” and that one reason is the play of rookie D-man Matt Grzelcyk:

“A funny thing happened when Grzelcyk took over the spot as well; he shined in a way that nobody could have predicted. While many knew he would be a good player from his time at Boston University (alongside McAvoy, no less), there was no way of knowing he would perform so well under the circumstances when given the opportunity.
Associated Press: Boesser, Keller impress as NHL rookies 

Former Terrier All-American and 2009 Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy talked with Newsday about achieving a childhood dream of being named to the U.S. Olympic team. Currently playing for Jokerit (26 points in 48 games) in his fourth season in the KHL, Gilroy will be joined in PyeongChang  by former Terriers John McCarthy and Chris Bourque and junior Jordan Greenway.

1951 Terriers featured in Life Magazine.
Women’s Team
Terriers begin a home-and-home series against Hockey East rival Providence with a contest at Walter Brown Arena tonight. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. BU lost the first meeting of the teams last month, 6-5.

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