Monday, March 06, 2023

Stevens & Hutson honored; Poll Story; Playoff Schedule; SNL; BU recruit sets USHL record

 Photo of Sam Stevens Skating next to a photo of Lane Hutson skating

Terriers picked up two more Hockey East weekly awards as senior Sam Stevens was named Player of the Week, while Lane Hutson was selected as Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season.

For Montreal native Stevens, who had a four point weekend, including assisting on the game-winner Friday and scoring an insurance goal Saturday, it was his first conference award.

Hutson also had a four point weekend, scoring twice in Friday's 6-4 win and assisting on both goals in Saturday's 2-0 victory. He moved into a tie with teammate Matt Brown, who did not dress Saturday, for the overall points lead among conference skaters with 43.

Go report

Poll Story

Terriers moved up two spots from #7 to #5 in the USCHO Weekly Poll, just behind Michigan and just ahead of Harvard.  Three other Hockey East schools made the top 20: Merrimack #14, Northeastern #15 and Connecticut #19    In the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, BU moves up from #7 to #6, jumping over St. Cloud, a one-time #1 in the poll.

Everything College Hockey ranked BU #6, just behind Harvard.  In the PairWise ranking, the Terriers moved up from sixth to fifth. BU is ranked #7 in College Hockey News' Power Rankings, based on the KRACH system.

Hockey East Playoffs

 HockeyEastOnline Playoff Seedings Announced for 38th HEA Tournament

 HockeyEastOnline Final Conference Standings



SNL (Saturday Night Leftovers) 

▪ The 24-10-0 Terriers went through a regular-season without playing a tie for the first time since the 1993-94 national finalist team captained by current Director of Hockey Operations Doug Friedman. That team also recorded the most Hockey East conference wins of any BU team with a 21-3-0 HEA record.

▪ BU now has a 19-1-0 record when carrying a lead into the third period. The exception was the 4-3 overtime loss to Merrimack.

▪There are eight Terriers among the league’s top 28 overall scorers and four are freshmen: Lane Hutson and Brown (43), Jay O’Brien (29), Ryan Greene, Dom Fensore and Jeremy Wilmer (27), and Quinn Hutson (25).

Brown and Hutson are tied for sixth in NCAA D1 points. Hutson is the leader among defensemen.

▪ Lane Hutson’s four-point weekend moved him into the #9 spot for points by a Terrier freshman skater. The top 11: Jack Eichel 71 David Silk 65, Mark Fidler 65, Tony Amonte 58, John Cullen 56, Shawn McEachern 48, Clayton Keller 45, Dave Sacco 43, Lane Hutson 43, Keith Tkachuk 40, and Jay Pandolfo 38.

Webber, a major force on BU’s penalty kill, also leads the team in blocked shots with 74, second best in the conference.

Saturday’s game was Wilmer Skoog’s 100th as a Terrier. He has a 36-36-72 career scoring line including 57 points over the past two seasons.

From our friend @BUHockeyStats. GF=goals for. GD=goal differential


And a Friday Night Leftover, for good measure:


Looking ahead

With a pair of goals and a pair of assists Sunday, 2023 recruit Macklin Celebrini made USHL history on two fronts: setting a new points record (71) for an under 17 player and becoming the first U17 player to net 40 goals. The Vancouver native led the way for Chicago’s 6-4 win over Madison. Fellow recruit Jack Harvey had a goal and three assists for the Steel, while a third BU recruit, defenseman Hunter Hady, added a helper.

Celebrini leads the USHL with a 40-31-71 scoring line, despite missing eight games while in international competitions. Previous record-holder for U17 points was Taylor Cammarata, who went on to play at Minnesota. Harvey with 29 goals and 30 assists, is second in both goals and scoring. (Good read below from FloHockey’s Christ Peters.)

● FloHockey.TV Top Prospect Celebrini Sets USHL U17 Scoring

● Chicago Steel recap

● Goals:  Celebrini 1, Celebrini 2, Harvey


Looking back

Adam Clendening, a well-traveled NHL and AHL veteran—and a Hockey East All-Star in 2011-12 is back with the Rangers organization for a second tour of duty.

AHL Report

Elite Prospects page


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