Monday, May 13, 2019

Grzelcyk, Coyle power Bruins win

Former Terrier captain and All-American Matt Grzelcyk’s first NHL multi-goal game powered the Bruins to a 6-2 win against Carolina, giving Boston a 2-0 series lead in the conference final series. Charlie Coyle assisted on both of Grzelcyk’s goals—on power plays—and added a third assist as well.

Looking ahead  
2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored a power-play goal and assisted on another tally for Chicago, but Sioux Falls rallied late to tie and went on to a 3-2 double overtime win in game two of the USHL Clark Cup finals. Mastrosimone leads all scorers in the playoffs with 15 points in 10 games.
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Looking back
Dante Fabbro scored a goal in Canada’s 8-0 rout of Great Britain in the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Recruits shine at WSI tournament

Clayton Keller
scored a goal, assisted by Jack Eichel in Team USA’s 5-2 win against Germany in an exhibition game for the IIHF World Championships. Team USA begins preliminary round play Friday against Slovakia with an 8:15 p.m. ET start. The game airs on NHL Network.
Looking ahead

At the World Selects Invitational 15U, 2022 recruit LD Lane Hutson led all players in assists with 15, helping Draft Day Black win the ‘04 division title. After setting up the game-winner in the semifinal, Hutson scored a goal and added an assist in the 5-3 title game win against East Coast Selects. His 16 points in nine games tied for third overall in scoring, earning him a spot on the tournament all-star team. 

Fellow 2022 recruit Devin Kaplan also played in the WSI 15U for ‘04s and scored four goals and added an assist in seven tournament games.  A third 2022 recruit, Ryan Greene, competed in the 15U division for ‘03s and led Hockey Essentials with six points in seven games.

In phase 1 of the USHL futures draft, Greene was selected third overall by Green Bay. Thayer’s Nick Roukoumakis, also a 2022 recruit, was selected in the fourth round in Dubuque. In the phase 2 draft, BU’s Mark Cheremeta was selected in the third round by Dubuque.  2020 recruit Brian Carrabes went in the fourth round to Sioux Falls and BU’s newest recruit, Quinn Hutson was picked by Waterloo in the sixth round.

Rivers School defenseman Cade Webber will play a junior season in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees before joining the Terriers in 2020.  The 6’6” blueliner played three seasons with the Red Wings, playing for former Terrier Shawn McEachern. This past season he had a 12-14-26 line in 29 games while also suiting up with the NTDP U18s in seven games.  

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2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored a pair of goals for Chicago in last Friday’s 4-1 playoff win against Muskegon, earning first-star honors. He assisted on a goal the next night as the Steel eliminated the Lumberjacks, 3-2, to claim the USHL Eastern Conference Title.  Mastrosimone is tied for the league lead in playoff points with 13 in eight games. The jumped Robert Mastrosimone from #54 to #32 on its draft board.

Beginning Friday, Chicago meets Western Conference champion Sioux Falls and 2019 recruit Ethan Phillips in a best-of-five series to crown the Clark Cup Champion. Phillips, who has missed six playoff games with an injury, has four points in three games.

Women’s Team

Assistant Coach Keady Norton has been promoted to Associate Head Coach on Brian Durocher’s staff.

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Friday, May 03, 2019

2019-20 schedule announced; new recruit, familiar name

BU announced its 2019-20 home schedule of 18 games including 12 Hockey East games, five non-conference match-ups and a mid-season exhibition game to be played at Walter Brown Arena. The home-opening weekend brings Northern Michigan in for a pair of games for the first time since 1988. The other out-of-conference home games are against Sacred Heart, Harvard and Brown, while the December 29 exhibition opponent is Concordia. 

With a new cycle of the conference unbalanced schedule beginning, the Terriers, led by captain Patrick Curry, will see early season visits from defending regular season champion and Frozen Four finalist UMass and New Hampshire.  Rival Boston College doesn’t visit Agganis Arena until Feb. 29.
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Looking ahead

BU continues to fill out future recruit classes, with right-shot forward Quinn Hutson giving the Terriers its third commitment from this year’s nationally-ranked North Jersey Avalanche 16U squad. Hutson is the older brother of 2022 recruit Lane Hutson, a defenseman with Honeybaked’s Bantam Major AAA team who committed this past December.

 The Hutson brothers; Quinn (top) and Lane (bottom)
A 5’10" Illinois native, Hutson frequently played on the Avs top line with 2021 recruit Jeremy Wilmer and 2022 recruit Devin Kaplan, scoring 34 points in the Avs’ 22 AYHL games and 27 in 25 Tier 1 EHL contests.  Including North Jersey’s HPHL, Beast Series and USA Hockey Nationals games, his overall line was 68-42-110, with particularly strong numbers during the second half of the season. 

Previously, Hutson played for Team Illinois and participated in the World Selects Invitational in 2017 and 2018.  Quinn's and Lane’s father, Rob Hutson played for the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle in the early 1990s. Quinn is expected to play junior hockey next season.
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Hutson family thriving at TPH Detroit Center of Excellence 

2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored his fourth playoff goal in Chicago’s 3-2 loss to Muskegon. is posting profiles and highlight videos for leading draft prospects, including 2019 recruits Trevor Zegas and Alex Vlasic.

2022 recruit Ryan Greene with some impressive moves playing for Team Newfoundland in Canada’s Winter Games.

Looking ahead 
Colin Wilson scored his fourth playoff goal and Matt Nieto recorded an assist in Colorado’s 3-0 win against San Jose, evening their conference semifinal series at two games each.
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Charlie McAvoy tallied his fifth assist as the Bruins defeated Columbus, 4-1, to knot their series at 2-2. 
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