Friday, August 31, 2012
Anyway, back to the events of today. Last season's Assistant Captain, Justin Courtnall has decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and sign with the Boston Bruins. The decision comes very late into the off season and now leaves a hole that may not be filled prior to the season starting. Two days ago, the incoming freshman class was officially announced and I'm not sure if Parker can pull in another recruit before the season starts.
Last season, Courtnall racked up 4 goals, 3 assists, and a team leading 73 penalty minutes in 39 games played.
Personally, I don't think this is that big a loss. Courtnall took some really un-timely and might I add dumb penalties in the latter half of the year. The one that really stands out is his five minute hitting from behind major that Minnesota took full advantage of scoring twice in the five minute span. The penalty more or less cost the Terriers the game and a chance to move into the "Great Eight" of college hockey.
Cournally will likely play in either the ECHL or AHL next year. I would be SHOCKED if he played with the Bruins at all next year. Pro hockey may prove to be great for Court's though, as some of the ticky-tacky Hockey East calls will go uncalled.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wesley Myron: "Myron's a big, strong center iceman who can play the wing as well. He's a good puck handler and a good point producer. He should fit in on the power play and be on our top three lines for sure."
Ahti Oksanen: "We were very fortunate to get a player of Ahti's caliber so late in the game. He is a very skilled defenseman who should step right in and develop into a very good player in our league. He will fill the gap left behind by Adam Clendening's early departure."
Sean Maguire: "Maguire's a big guy who fills a lot of the net and he's got a lot of talent. He had a real good junior career in Canada. We've known him for a couple of years and really like him. We knew we were coming to this point where we were losing two senior goalies and we were very fortunate to get him."
Matthew O'Connor: "Matt's another goalie with great size. He was the backstop of a pretty good USHL team, but he was the go-to guy for that team. He saw a lot of pucks. He had a real good career there, and despite an injury that kept him back a little bit, he emerged as one of the premier goalies in the league. We're confident that he and Maguire can give us a one-two punch right off the bat."
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
|Corey Trivino makes a play on a lose|
puck in last year's season opener.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
"The two counts of assault and battery he was charged with were reduced from indecent assault and battery and the trespassing charge was reduced from breaking and entering."- from The Daily Free Press
Today he was sentenced to two years of alcohol free probation... to attend weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings... to submit random urine samples... to have no contact with the victim... and to undergo psychiatric evaluations.
Trivino also has reportedly signed with the New York Islanders, who drafted him back in the 2008 NHL entry draft.