Thursday, June 30, 2022


BU’s 2022-23 schedule has not yet been released, but we now know that the Terriers will open the season by hosting Bentley on Oct. 1. Two weeks later, BU travels to Michigan for a pair of games against the Wolverines. 

The USNTDP has released its schedule of U18 games against NCAA teams, including a contest against the Terriers on Nov. 26 at Agganis Arena.  There are three future Terriers on the U18s: forward Ryan Fine, defenseman Kai Javnviraiya and goalie Michael Chambre.

NCAA D1 Schedules grid

NTDP U-18 Kroger Series schedule


The Terrier roster is currently down to two goalies: juniors Drew Commesso and Vinny Duplessis. Last month, Ashton Abel transferred to a Canadian school, MacEwen University in Alberta. As a Terrier, he played in 16 games over three seasons with a 3-4-1 overall record. A highlight of Able's freshman season was a 5-0 shutout of Lowell.

● MacEwen Griffins report


Looking ahead

2023 recruit Gavin McCarthy has been selected to play for the US Under-18 Select Team that will compete in the Hlinksky-Gretzky Cup tournament next month in Red Deer, Alberta. The younger brother of senior assistant captain Case McCarthy, Gavin is a 6’1” right shot defenseman who played at USHL Muskegon last season (2-11-13 in 53 games) where he was a teammate of 2022 recruit Quinn Hutson. A year ago he was invited to the NTDP evaluation camp. He earned the spot on the Select squad after a strong performance in the USA Hockey Select 17 Development tournament.

While McCarthy is the sole Terrier recruit on the Select squad, there’s another member with BU connections. St. Mary’s goalie Calvin Vachon is the son of former Terrier Nick Vachon, who played for BU during the national finalist 1990-91 season and the 1991-92 campaign. His mostly minor-league professional career included one game with the New York Islanders, hence his inclusion on the wall of NHLers at Agganis Arena.

Nick also enjoyed some notoriety after starring in the short comedy film, “Clark, the Canadian Goalie.” Nick’s dad is former NHL goalie Rogatien Vachon.

● USA report


Looking back

The 7th Annual BU Hockey Elders & Friends Golf Outing was held last week at Butter Brook Golf Course in Westford, Mass. Once again, Steve Dolloff and Peter Yetten organized the event with help from longtime Terrier fan Ken Parks. Hitting the links with Dolloff and Yetten were:

Jake Danby, Bob Gryp, Paul Giandomenico, Eddie Walsh, Joe Robillard, Dennis O'Connell, Paul O'Neil, Vic Stanfield, Rick Brugman, Gary Fay, Matty Marden, Chris Mays, Marc Hetnik, Tim Kimball, Peter Marshall, Billy Whelton and John Melanson. A pair of former Eagles, Mike Powers and Jimmy Logue also joined in, hence the “& Friends."



Friday, June 24, 2022

NHL honors for McAvoy, Zegras; MacArthur gets ECHL head coaching spot


Former BU All-American Charlie McAvoy was named to the NHL second all-star team and also finished fourth in the Norris Trophy balloting for top defenseman. He was joined in the top five by #1 Cale Makar (UMass) and #5 Adam Fox (Harvard). With a 10-45-56 scoring line, McAvoy set career highs for both goals and assists—also in plus-minus with +31.

In two seasons on the Terrier blue line, he totaled 51 points (8G,43A), earning Hockey East All-Rookie honors as a freshman and First-team Hockey East All-Star and NCAA honors and  as a sophomore. He also won a gold medal with Team USA in the 2017 World Junior Championships.

Trevor Zegras has been named to the NHL’s All-Rookie team for 2021-22. The Anaheim Ducks standout, who also finished second in voting for the league’s Calder Trophy as top rookie, was the top vote-getter among the league’s rookie forwards. With 23-38-61 in 75 games, he finished second among rookie scorers, while setting single-season franchise records for assists and points by a rookie.

In his one season at BU, 2019-20, Zegras had 36 points in 33 games and earned a spot on Hockey East’s All-Rookie team.

● report NHL announces 2021-22 All-Rookie Team


Former BU captain, All-American and Hobey Baker Award winner Chris Drury, now president and general manager of the N.Y. Rangers, is a finalist for the NHL’s Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award.  In his first full year as the Rangers’ top executive, the Broadway Blueshirts reached the Eastern Conference finals.

A member of BU’s 1995 national champion and 1997 national finalist squads, he is the Terriers' career goal-scoring leader with 112 and is third in career points with 214. Drury spent 12 seasons in the NHL, winning the Calder Trophy as top rookie in 1998-99 and the Stanley Cup in 2000 with the Avalanche.

● report


Looking back

Former Terrier captain and All-American center Pete MacArthur has been named head coach and director of hockey operations for the ECHL Adirondack Thunder. The Clifton Park, N.Y., native who had a 64-83-147 scoring line in four seasons at BU, concluded a long playing career this past season, serving as the captain of the Thunder for a third time. He also had stops in the AHL and in Europe.

In 2005-06, MacArthur scored a team-high 39 points to lead the Terriers to the Hockey East tournament championship. Two seasons later, he had a career-best 45 points, earning first-team Hockey East All-Star honors and second-team All-American recognition.

● MacArthur takes over as thunder head coach


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