Thursday, September 29, 2022

2022-23 Terrier Hockey Season Preview; Hockey East recruit class rankings


With the kickoff of BU Hockey's 101st campaign just days away, THFB presents a 40-minute discussion previewing the season. I was joined by longtime Voice of Terrier Hockey Bernie Corbett and New York Times writer and co-author of The Making of a Miracle Neal Boudette to look at the new coaching staff, returning players, freshmen and the schedule. Note: You may need to turn up the volume.




This season, all Terrier home games—both men’s and women’s teams—and all games played at Hockey East rinks as well as conference playoffs—will be streamed live on ESPN+. BU Athletics has provided a Fan Guide to ESPN+ Broadcast Viewing  


Grand Forks Herald hockey writer Brad Schlossman's pre-season national rankings have the Terriers slotted at #9. Quinnipiac is his pick for #1 and he has eight BU opponents in his top 20: #5 Notre Dame, #7 Northeastern, #8 Harvard, #11 Michigan, #13 Providence, #14 UMass Lowell, #18 Cornell, #19 UMass. If BU faces Arizona State in the Desert Classic, it will be nine opponents.


 Boston Hockey Blog "Hockey Edition" links

The Evolution of BU Hockey Through the Eyes of Bernie Corbett

Joe Pereira on the freshmen

Beanpot's Back Home

Pat Schena: BU's Renaissance Man

  The Seniors are Here to Stay

  Rookie Card: Brooke Disher

●  BU Band Celebrates 100-Year Milestone 

BU in the NHL: Grier and Quinn bringing NHL Bond to San Jose 

Looking ahead

NeutralZone has released its rankings of Hockey East 2022-23 recruit classes. Its system rates players at up to 5 stars and then uses an algorithm.  BU is first in average stars per recruit, but fourth in total points due to its small class size. 

Puck Preps offers a ranking of 2006 birthdate recruit classes for which commitments began August 1. With six high-end signings, highlighted by heralded center Macklin Celelbrini, BU is the leader by a wide margin.

Looking back  

A.J. Greer, who signed a two-year contract with the Bruins this summer, took a big step toward securing a bottom-six spot for the Bs on Tuesday with a two-goal effort including the game-winner against the Rangers. A two-season Terrier, Greer scored a key goal (video) in the 2015 Frozen Four semifinal win against North Dakota. A.J. Greer is exactly what the Bruins need from their fourth line this season


David Quinn on being ranked the 29th most-handsome coach in the NHL: "It means I'm not last! It's what coaching does to you, look at me." Mike Sullivan was ranked 26th.



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