Monday, October 25, 2010

News and Notes

Great. BU is undefeated. But who have they played? Two teams, and this upcoming weekend's series with Lowell makes three teams picked by the coaches to finish in the bottom of Hockey East. Every game has been won by just one goal. Granted, over the weekend BU was up by two with less than a minute left to play and the other team had pulled their goalie. So, good BU is doing what they should do, beat poor teams.

The opening weekend in St. Louis at the Icebreaker has really been their only test so far. Beating two ranked teams in a neutral site in a tournament is great, no doubt about that. Again, how good were the teams they beat there? Wisconsin is ranked 18th this week and Notre Dame is 13. To give the Terriers some credit, Notre Dame did take down then #1 Boston College over the weekend.

All I'm saying is it is great to win games, don't get me wrong, but when Maine comes to town on the 6th, BU better be ready. The Black Bears just wiped the floor with #2 North Dakota, beating them 7-3 and 4-2.

Player of the weekend
Kieran Millan: played the best weekend of his career since his stelar freshman campaign in which he was the National Rookie of the Year. Millan made a combined 62 (23 & 39) saves over the course of two games this weekend including a 39 save performance on Saturday, his second best ever as a Terrier.

At The Polls 
With two wins over the weekend, BU moved from 8th to 6th in the USCHO poll and picked up two first place votes. There was a new #1 this week, with BC falling to #2 and Miami jumping from 3 to 1. Minnesota Duluth, Michigan, and Yale round out the top five. I still have a problem with Yale being in the top 5. The Bulldogs play their first game of the season this weekend against Brown in the Ivy Shootout tournament. 

BU moved from 8 to 5 in the USA Today poll. Also the Terriers were in the 5 slot in Inside College Hockey's Power Rankings. BU Women's team was also ranked 5th in the USA Today poll. 

Go Figure 
Andrew Glass scored his first goal of the season Saturday, part of BU's 4-3 win over UMass. The next night his picture was on the ticket to the Providence game.

Around Hockey East
Along with BU winning two games, Maine also notched two victories against North Dakota, as stated before. Lowell beat Providence Friday 5-4 (ot) then lost to Northeastern 3-1 the next night. NU on  Friday night tied UNH 2-2. Saturday night also saw Vermont tie Merrimack 2-2, as well.

In Other News
Former Terrier Colin Wilson scored his second goal of the year, as his Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. Wilson's goal was the game winning goal. Video Highlights

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