Wednesday, September 28, 2011

BU Hockey Recruiting Catch-Up

SO one may have noticed we've been a little lax lately in our coverage of all things BU hockey but with the season soon to be ramping up I thought I'd at least catch us up on some new recruits that the Terriers have inked lately, so here goes.

Most recently, Marshfield's Mike Moran has committed to become yet another member of BU's class of 2012, joining Marc Hetnik, Matthew O'Connor, Robert Polesello and Jarrid Privitera. He just finished his time at CT's the Taft School, where he captained the team and accumulated 23 points (10-13) as a forward. He'll play for Penticton in the BCHL next season.

Two other New England Players also recently committed to the Terriers this summer, both for the class of 2013. Sam Kurker, RW/C from Reading, MA is coming off a 37 point season (20-17) for St John's Prep . Depending on this upcoming season, there is a chance he may reclassify and show up on Comm Ave in 2012. He was rated a 'B' prospect in the NHL's most recent Draft futures list, in which other BU commits Brendan Collier (B grade), Danny O'Regan (B) and Robbie Baillargeon (A) were also featured.

Kevin Duane, BU's other commit of the summer, is a RW from Brunswick Prep who recieved a C grade on that same futures list. He will pass up a late selection in the QMJHL draft (BOO major junior hockey) and will finish his senior year before playing a year of juniors with Des Moines in the USHL. Last year he scored a total of 33 points (15-18) for Brunswick.

Getting so many New England recruits certainly bodes well for the future of the program as it is a rich region for finding young hockey talent, a pipeline that BC owes much of its recent success to (John Muse, Cam Atkinson, Jimmy Hayes, Brians Gibbons and Dumoulin, essentially their entire rosters the last few years). This may be key to BU returning to true yearly contention, not just a top-3 finish in HEA and a missed NCAA tourney.

And now for something completely different--goalie masks!

@Progoalie @BUAthletics Here's Anthony Moccia BU goalie mask for this season.  Painted on a Pro's Choice mask.  #BU
@TheGoalieGuild @BUAthletics Here's Kieran Millan BU goalie mask for this season.  Painted by Sylabrush  #BU
Courtesy of sylabrush. Not sure I love either, but I think Kieran's is an improvement over last year's.

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