Friday, September 21, 2012

BU hockey releases final roster, announces Ruikka as assistant captain

Coach Jack Parker has finalized and released his roster for the coming 2012-2013 season. The roster consists of 26 players including 10 freshman. Freshman Nick Breed was added to this year's class as a walk on. He put up some solid numbers at Cape Elizabeth high school in Maine. He lead the western Maine class B league with 34 goals last season including 5 in one game.  The 26 man roster means that 6 skaters and 1 goalie will not dress for each game this coming season. This will leave plenty of competition among players to see the ice among the 3 goalies, 15 forwards, 7 defensmen and 1 BOD(Matt Ronan- Best offensive dman).

                                                        (Photo credit to Daily Free Press)

5th year senior Ryan Ruikka was named the lone assistant captain on the team by coach Parker. Ruikka enters his 5th year with the Terriers and has already completed a dual degree and is now in graduate school. Ruikka is a great guy for the rest of team to strive to be like academically and how hard he works on the ice as well. Ruikka has overcome two serious knee injuries in his first two years at BU to be come a solid blue-liner for BU the last two seasons. Ruikka will serve as the lone assistant captain along with senior captain Wade Megan. BU enters the season with only two captains for the first time in a while as they have gone with 3 captains(1 C and 2 A's or 2 C's and 1 A) each of the last four seasons.

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