Thursday, April 23, 2020

Flashback to 1986

The 1985-86 Terriers won the first of the program’s nine Hockey East Championships, defeating BC, 9-4.  BU went into the game ranked #6 nationally, while the Eagles were #2. Co-captain—and tournament MVP—Peter Marshall led the way with a hat trick as BU put the game away with a five-goal second period. Brad MacGregor and Jeff Sveen each tallied twice. Terry Tailefer stopped 39 Eagle shots.

The full game video is one of 177 available on Sean Pickett’s google drive.

The team, which finished second to BC in the regular-season Hockey East race, featured future NHLers John Cullen (74 points), Clark Donatelli (62) and Scott Young (29). 

Blog contributor MH82's chronicle of the season--The 1985-86 Terriers: BU's First Hockey East Champions--can be found here.

● Elite Prospects 1985-86 Terriers stats


Women’s Team

While Sammy Davis, who led the Terriers in scoring with 41 points and earned First Team Hockey East All-Star honors, is exploring opportunities in the NWHL and the PWHPA, she is entering Mass. General Hospital’s doctorate program in occupational therapy. She is also completing a Master’s Degree in Special Education from BU.

Davis scored 142 points (66G,76A) in her four-season/five-year BU career that included a red-shirt season due to a knee injury. She was Beanpot MVP in 2019, scoring the overtime goal that gave BU its second Beanpot title. She recently was named 2020 recipient of the Sarah Devens Award, a joint Hockey East/ECAC Hockey honor that comes with a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship and is presented to a player who “demonstrates leadership and commitment both on and off the ice.”

● Patriot Ledger report

Senior defenseman Breanna Scarpaci has been named the first recipient of the College Hockey, Inc., scholarship presented by JLG Architects. The $2,500 postgraduate scholarship honors the NCAA hockey student-athlete who helps build the game through support of the next generation of players. At BU, Scarpaci was deeply involved with the East Coast Jumbos of the American Special Hockey Association, in camps and clinics with Pro Ambitions Hockey, and at postgame Skate with the Terriers events. She is enrolled for next year in BU’s Physical Therapy Doctoral Program.

● College Hockey Inc. report report

Wednesday, April 15, 2020


The honors keep coming for David Farrance, who has been named the 2019-20 winner of the Bob Monahan Award as top college defenseman in New England. Named for the longtime Boston Globe sportswriter, the award is given by the New England Hockey Writers Association. Farrance also was named to the New England D1 All-Star Team. 

Patrick Curry was runner up for the Frank Jones Award, given to New England’s top defensive forward. He had been named top defensive forward in Hockey East.
● report 
● HockeyEastOnine report 

Terrier Director of Hockey Operations Eddie Effinger is departing the hockey program after one season to become head coach at St. Olaf’s, a Northfield, Minn., Division 3 program. Prior to joining Coach Albie O’Connell’s staff, Effinger had been an assistant coach at his alma mater, Amherst College, for six seasons.
● USCHO report 
● St. Olaf’s report 

Looking ahead  
NTDP player feature: Luke Tuch . Ranked #40 among North American skaters for the 2020 NHL draft, power forward Tuch had 15 goals and 15 assists for the NTDP U18s. 
 ● draft profile  

Looking back   
 Former BU captain Pete MacArthur has joined the coaching staff at 44 Vision Hockey, following a long career in North American minor leagues and Europe.  MacArthur, who scored 147 points as a Terrier, led the 2005-06 Hockey East champions squad in scoring with 39 points. He served as captain in 2007-08 and had a team-high 45 points.

● MacArthur Elite Prospects page

Colby Cohen talks about the Terriers comeback win in the 2009 NCAA championship game and playing in the NHL on a Latkeroom podcast. Cohen scored the overtime game-winner and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Frozen Four.

Women’s Team

The 2020-21 Terriers will be led by co-captains Jesse Compher and Nara Elia. Wearing the “A” will be Kaleigh Donnelly and Kristina Schuler.
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Seniors Abby Cook and Sammy Davis and junior goalie Corinne Schroeder have been named to the New England D1 All-Star Team, selected by the New England Hockey Writers Association. 
● report 

Davis also is the winner of the 2020 Sarah Devens Award, jointly awarded by Hockey East and the ECAC to a player who demonstrates leadership and commitment on and off the ice. The award carries a $10,000 post graduate scholarship.
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