Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The 2014 Hockey East Departure Train.....

....brought to you by Eichelzilla

                                                It's funny because he is better than them

Friday, April 11, 2014

BU continues to dominate on the recruiting trails

The coaching staff of the BU hockey team continues to dominate on the recruiting trail. They have added two more recruits in the last week. Hank Crone was added for the 2016 or 2017 class earlier this week while Sean MacTavish was added for 2015 yesterday.

The Crone announcement was made via Twitter on Tuesday. Crone is an undersized playmaker from Texas currently playing with the U16 Stars program. He had 17 goals and 23 assists in 27 games for the Stars this past season. He was signed to a tender by the Omaha Lancers of the USHL earlier this week as well so it appears he will be heading there for the next 2-3 seasons until he arrives at BU. He will need that time to develop as he is undersized(as of now) at 5'8" 141lbs but he is only 16 years old so he will continue to develop and grow in his time in the USHL.  Crone was ranked as the third best skater at the Tier I Elite Showcase back in October. They describe him as a dynamic forward who creates offense in all types of situations. This is certainly a great get for BU as that 2016 class continues to grow stronger with USA U-17 bound Clayton Keller and Johnny McDermott.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coughlin Commits to BU

via Caught in Southie

Former Catholic Memorial standout and current Vernon Viper Liam Coughlin has committed to BU, according to multiple reports. Coughlin was previously committed to UMass.

Liam, a native of South Boston, led CM in scoring his senior year with a 27-24-51 line in only 21 games played. The left shot forward landed on ESPN Boston's All-State Team and was one of four finalists for Massachusetts' Mr. Hockey award, in addition to being named Division 1 Player of the Year.

Continue reading for more on Coughlin, as well as some profiles and tweets...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2013-14 BU Men's Hockey Roast

A few months back we decided for some end of the season fun in the form of a roast. Some people might say that we've never said anything negative about a BU hockey player, and they'd be right...until today.

Feel free to chime in in the comments.

*These are jokes. We don't even take ourselves seriously so neither should you.

For those that are a little slow/aren't well informed/are from Lowell. A roast is:

Credit to Urban Dictionary

Let's get it started with the freshmen...
Nick Roberto: You committed to play and live in Orono, Maine for four years of your life. Also Roberto rum is shit...boom roasted

T.J. Ryan:  You're less famous than your dad and he is only on AM radio twice a week...boom roasted

Doyle Somerby: Somebody tell Doyle he doesn't have to play like an Islander yet.... boom roasted

Brendan Collier: Every time Collier takes the ice, Quinn turns to Greeley and says "Say your prayers, here we go."- The Town  ...boom roasted

Dillon Lawrence: It's ironic that his initials are DL since his game is on the down low most nights ...boom roasted

Dalton MacAfee: Maybe if you use a lacrosse stick, you will actually be a threat to score on the powerplay ...boom roasted.

Tommy Kelley: TK's wrister is about as accurate as DK's serve on Mario Tennis...boom roasted

Kevin Duane: There is goofy and then there is Kevin Duane. Only difference is that the latter has square wheels... boom roasted

Robbie Baillargeon: Carrots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  boom roasted

Monday, March 17, 2014

2013-2014 Hockey LEast Awards: Get Your Popcorn Ready

Welcome to the 3rd Annual edition of the Hockey LEast Awards. While we leave the real postseason awards to the writers and coaches, we feel it's wrong if the worst players in the league fail to be recognized as well.  When putting this list together, we take into account the following: goals, assists, plus/minus, games played, and our personal hatred level towards each player. We released our Pre-season favorites back in September and some were spot on...others not so much. Enjoy.

Dennehy explaining away another Merrimack loss. Courtesy of Merrimack Athletics
(Worst) Coach of the Year- Mark Dennehy (Merrimack)
This 1991 BC grad had a year for the ages behind the bench at Merrimack posting only 3 wins in league play leading to a last place finish. Only one Merrimack player recorded more than 14 points this season. Think about that for a minute. There were 87 players who scored more than 14 points this season in Hockey East. When you only have one of the top 87 scorers in the league, that generally doesn't lead to success. Some will claim it is because of the talent level being recruited which is certainly part of it but who recruits the players? Bingo! It's Dennehy and his staff. The moral of the story is if you don't want to get this award, don't be a BC alum and come in last in the league. Maybe just the first one.

Gaudreault about to be pick-pocketed/Courtesy of UNH Athletics
(Worst) Player of the Year- Maxim Gaudreault (UNH)
Gaudreault not only has a terrible last name, but also a terrible stat line. His measly 3 points in 34 games along with a -10 rating are straight up bad. This comes on a team that is above .500 and possibly bound for the NCAA tournament.  You combine his stat line with how eerily close his last name is to the worst person on the face of the earth and this award became unanimous very quickly. He literally contributes nothing to UNH. Gaudreault sucks and so do both Gaudreaus. We personally want to congratulate him on being the first player not named Vinny Saponari to win this award. It took Vinny leaving Hockey East for it to happen, but Maxim has filled his shoes quite nicely.