Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Final episode of BU Terriers All Access

The final episode of this season's BU Terriers Hockey All Access is now available for viewing online. (Link)

Looking ahead

2019 recruit Vinnie Purpura stopped 17 shots in Omaha’s 6-3 playoff win against Fargo. The win evened the best-of-five series at one game apiece.

2019 recruits Robert Mastrosimone (Chicago) and Trevor Zegras (USA) each recorded an assist as the Steel defeated the NTDP U17s, 6-2, in other playoff action. 

2020 recruits Braden Doyle and Cade Webber will participate in next month's Massachusetts Hockey Festival in the 2001 birthdate group. Doyle is a defenseman for Lawrence Academy while Webber is a blueliner at The Rivers School, where he plays for former BU All-American Shawn McEachern.  Also participating are sons of several former Terriers.  Mike Grier's son, Jayden, Scott Young's son Tyler and Scott Lachance's son, Shane, who is also the grandson of legendary BU coach Jack Parker.

Looking back 
Nick Bonino scored his second playoff goal and registered two assists in Nashville’s 5-0 win against Colorado that clinched the first-round series for the Predators. 
NHL.com recap and highlights 

Former BU co-captain John McCarthy has re-signed with the AHL San Jose Barracuda. McCarthy had 26 points in 56 games last season and also skated for Team USA in the Winter Olympic games. He was originally drafted by the Sharks in 2006. 
Sjbarracuda.com report  

Women's Team
Terrier recruit MacKenna Parker of the Saskatoon Star led the Saskatchewan Female Midget AA League in scoring with 33 goals and 27 assists in 23 regular-season games. Her team is 10-0 in playoffs and is headed for the national Esso Cup. She won a bronze medal with Team Canada in the 2017 World Junior Championships.  Parker also will receive Hockey Canada’s Isolbel Gathorne-Hardy award for the player who demonstrates best leadership and dedication in women’s hockey.

Star Phoenix report 
Elite Prospects card

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Quinn to lead Team USA at 2019 WJCs

Terrier head coach David Quinn has been named by USA Hockey to lead the U.S. Junior National Team in next year’s IIHF World Junior Championships. The tournament begins Dec. 26 at sites in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

Quinn, who has completed five seasons behind the Terrier bench, had played on the first US team to medal in the WJCs in 1986 and was an assistant on the 2005 squad. He has served as an assistant on multiple US National teams and US Women’s National teams, as well as a US NTDP head coach for two seasons (2002-04).

Quinn’s assistants for the tournament are Mike Hastings (Minnesota State), Dave Lassonde (Dartmouth) and Steve Miller (Ohio State).

He’s the second BU coach to lead the US Junior National Team. Jack Parker held that post at the 1996 World Junior Championships.

Former Terrier standout Ryan Whitney interviewed Quinn for NHL Network.


USA Hockey report 
GoTerriers.com report 
NHL.com report

Looking ahead
2018 recruit Joel Farabee scored his second goal in two games at the IIHF World U18 Championships in Russia. Farabee sniped a shot to the far top corner for Team USA’s fourth goal in an 8-5 win against Switzerland. 2018 recruit Jake Wise assisted on the goal. A third 2018 recruit, Tyler Weiss, scored a third-period goal for the U.S., which next plays Sweden on Sunday.       

USA Hockey recap
IIFH recap

Looking back

Former Terrier captain and All-American Matt Grzelcyk returned to the Bruins line-up in game four of its first-round series with Toronto, which Boston leads, 3-1. The Charlestown, Massachusetts native became a fixture on the Bruins' blueline since his call-up in late November, skating in 63 regular season games, generating 15 points and a +21 rating. Former Daily Free Press and Boston Globe hockey writer Fluto Shinzawa profiles Grzelcyk for "The Athletic"  titled Mixing smarts and assertiveness, Matt Grzelcyk turned himself into an impact player.

Nick Bonino scored Nashville's only goal in a 2-1 loss to Colorado, cutting the Predators' series lead to three games to two.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

World U18s begin; Central Scouting final rankings

Team USA, featuring four Terrier 2018 commits, will seek to repeat as gold-medal winner in the IIHF 2018 World U18 Championships in Magnitogorsk, Russia beginning Thursday.  Joel Farabee, Jake Wise, Jack DeBoer, Tyler Weiss and their teammates will take on Team Canada in the first preliminary round game. It will air live on NHL Network at 10:30 a.m. ET. A replay will air at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Farabee played in last year’s World U18s, scoring 6 points in seven games including two goals in the gold-medal game. Wise, DeBoer and Weiss all won gold for Team USA in the 2016 Youth Olympic Games.

Team USA is in Group A and will also face Belarus, Sweden and Switzerland.

USA Hockey World U18 home page

IIHF World U18 Championship home page  and Group A preview

NHL Entry Draft

Brady Tkachuk and five BU recruits were among those in NHL Central Scouting’s final ranking for the 2018 Entry Draft.  Among North American Skaters, Tkachuk is ranked #2, followed by Farabee #12, Wise #38, Weiss #90 and DeBoer #166. The last four are 2018 recruits.

2019 recruit Vinnie Purpura was ranked #23 among North American goalies.

NHL.com final rankings

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Carpenter & Fabbro to lead Terriers in 2018-19; Greenway and Bobo share MVP

At the 55th annual Friends of BU Hockey Banquet on Sunday, individual player awards and the leadership team for 2018-19 were announced. The event was held in Agganis Arena’s Burke Room with Bernie Corbett again serving as emcee.

Rising senior Bobo Carpenter and rising junior Dante Fabbro will co-captain next season’s team with a pair of juniors-to-be, Jake Oettinger and Chad Krys, serving as assistant captains.

Carpenter and Jordan Greenway, who is currently playing for Minnesota in the Stanley Cup playoffs, shared the George V. Brown Most Valuable Player Award. The two forwards, who tied for the team scoring lead with 35 points, also were co-winners of the Ed Carpenter Award for most points.

Carpenter captured a third honor, the Iron Terrier Award, given to the player deemed to have the highest degree of dedication to off-ice strength and conditioning activities.  Grad transfer Drew Melanson took home two awards, Most Improved Player and Unsung Hero; while senior captain Brandon Hickey won the Bennett McInnis Award for Spirit.

Two annual scholarship awards also were revealed. Fabbro received the Clifford Fitzgerald Scholarship, awarded to a rising junior or senior defenseman. Freshman Cam Crotty received the Regina Eilberg Award for top scholar-athlete.

Director of Hockey Operations Brittany Miller will be competing in Monday’s 2018 Boston Marathon, her first appearance in the famed Patriots Day event.  Miller became the Terrier DHO in the summer of 2016 after having been a team manager for five seasons. She received her undergraduate degree from BU in 2015 and a Masters in Mass Communications in 2016. Miller will compete for the Shawn Thornton Foundation team.
BU News Service report

Looking ahead
In a pre-tourney exhibition game prior to the IIHF World U18 Championships, 2018 recruit Joel Farabee scored two goals and picked up a pair of assists in Team USA’s 15-0 rout of France.

Looking back

Former BU Captain Doyle Somerby scored his first goal of the season in the AHL Cleveland Monsters’ final game. He finished his rookie season with 8 points in 38 games.
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