Wednesday, October 04, 2023

BHB previews the season with Pandolfo; Canadian center commits to BU


                  Photo credit Caroline Fernandez 

Head coach Jay Pandolfo spoke with The Boston Hockey Blog's Belle Fraser about the upcoming season in which both national polls have made the Terriers the pre-season #1. Reloading a Hockey East championship and a Frozen Four appearance, BU is looking to building upon a season in which it “returned to the national stage…, re-instilled a winning culture within the program and skated under a one-team identity.”

“After reflecting on the season, I was very proud of our guys. Proud of the program, proud of the way our guys handled themselves last season. You’re just disappointed that you didn’t finish the job,” Pandolfo said. 

“Everyday, we want to do things the right way. It can’t just be Monday and then have a different attitude Tuesday; it’s about doing things the right way everyday,” Pandolfo said. “That’s what our guys bought into last year and that’s what, up to this point, the guys have bought into this year.”

Boston Hockey Blog Season Preview with Jay Pandolfo: Terriers are after the national title with young talent and veteran experience

Boston Hockey Blog Ranking the five most important games of the BU season


Ace videographer Bernie Persie has posted slow-motion clips from last Saturday’s scrimmage in pair of Posts.  #1: 3rd frame shows Quinn Hutson eluding two defenders to score a 3-on-3 goal.  #2: 2nd frame shows Lane Hutson’s power-play goal.

Perisie 1, Perisie 2


                                Photo credit Matt Woolverton

FloHockey’s Chris Peters has ranked the top 25 freshmen in college hockey. Macklin Celebrini sits in the top spot while Tom Willander, selected at #11 in the recent NHL draft, is ranked fifth. Includes brief profiles of all 25. Celebrini, Smith Lead List of Top 25 Freshmen


Case McCarthy and Gavin McCarthy are one of three sets of brothers on the Terrier roster, along with Lane and Quinn Hutson, and Macklin and Aiden Celebrini.

Everything College Hockey’s preview of Hockey East and pre-season poll puts BU at #1 followed by BC, Merrimack, Connecticut and Northeastern.


Looking ahead


BU has received a commitment from Jay Feldberg of the OJHL’s Toronto Jr. Canadians. A 6’0”, 170 lb., right-shot center from Toronto, Feldberg is projected to arrive on Commonwealth Avenue in 2025 or 2026.

In 2021-22 skating for the Toronto Marlboros 16U, he produced a 21-24-45 scoring line in 45 games and earned an invitation to the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s Top Prospects Game. Last season with the Junior Canadians, Feldberg had eight points in 32 games.

In a 2022 profile, Sports Illustrated Prospects wrote:

Feldberg, who is a natural centreman, is the type of heavy playing forward that every team would want as a perfect complimentary piece to their star players. Feldberg tends to take a very analytical approach to his game, allowing him to see things unfold long before they do. Feldberg is also a more tenacious and determined player on the ice, with an absolutely relentless drive to get the job done. His style thus is best reflected in the game of Zach Hyman, who plays a very similar big and tenacious game.

Following the 2021-22 season Feldberg skated for Canada's gold-medal winning team in the 21st Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Elite Prospects Page

● Jay Feldberg profile

● Feldberg Video Highlights (scroll down to 7th frame)


Women's Team 

                                    Photo credit Cydney Scott
With the Terriers set to open their season Friday with the home end of a weekend series against Northeastern, Head Coach Tara Watchorn talked with the Boston Hockey Blog's Brian Foisy about the "respect the past, represent the future" mantra she's making a foundation of the program. She added:

“Now all the focus has been on how do we want to represent the future?  What do we want BU women’s ice hockey to look like, sound like, feel like? How do we want to leave this program in a better place.”

Boston Hockey Blog Watchorn with clear intentions in first year as head coach

Twin forwards Lilli Welcke and Luisa Welcke trace their path from playing in boys youth leagues in Germany to a season in Orono and now to Walter Brown Arena via the transfer portal/

Boston Hockey Blog Lilli and Luisa Welcke: The inseparable bond coming to Comm. Ave this season

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