Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BS(R)S Weekly Awards 10/29

Here is this week's edition of our weekly awards. If you think of another award we could give out each week, leave a comment or shoot us an email at baystateroadsports@gmail.com

The Greg Jennings Award-given to the Terrier who best exemplifies the qualities of Greg Jennings through doin' shit and putting the team on his back. (YOU CAN'T STOP HIM)

Winner: Matt O'Connor/Sean Maguire, G- This was an easy one this week as both goalies put the team on their back during their starts in Michigan and gave them a chance to win. They carry fantastic save percentages of .936 and .941. The Terriers have not allowed more than 3 goals in a game yet this season and these two are the biggest reason why.

The Joe Pereira Trophy-given to the Terrier who through grit, hard work and determination helps the team to victory both on and off the scoresheet.  Just like Joey did it. (BSRS interview with Joe Pereira here)

Winner: Mike Moran, F- Moran continues to impress on the young season with his hard work along the boards that have provided him some scoring opportunities as well. At one point early in the game Saturday night, he was the one skater for BU that stood out to me as having a good night. He stood out on every shift to me and deserves the Joey P for this week.

The Buddy Powers Award-Given arbitrarily to BU's best coach of the weekend

Winner:   Mike Geragosian (goalies)- On a weekend where his goaltenders stood out, it would be difficult to award this to anyone else. His goalies have been impressive so far this season for the Terriers.

The Denny Green Award- Given to the player or team more or less, who we thought they were. (whether or not they were let off the hook)

Winner:  UMass - UMass is exactly who we thought they would be this season. A team that is good enough to steal a game or two at home but not good enough when traveling to tougher environments. Maine sweeping the Minutemen this weekend confirms the UMass squad is exactly who we thought they were(and Maine didn't let them off the hook).

Barilla Pasta Sieve of the Week - Alex Wakaluk- UMass - Is giving up 6 goals on 23 shots to Maine good? The freshman certainly didn't have the college debut he was looking for Saturday night in Orono. He did the unthinkable. He beat out Brian Billett for sieve of the week. Billett wasn't much better as he gave up 6 to Minnesota this past weekend. Wakaluk's .739 save % wins out as the quality of the opposition and number of shots fall in his favor. I don't see him getting another road start anytime soon for the Minutemen.

Shaw's Star Market Grocery Stick of the Week- Ian McCoshen, BC -5, 2 PMs- McCoshen is a highly touted freshman defenseman for BC. After his play this weekend, it makes you wonder why. McCoshen posted a -5 rating over the weekend in BC's tie and loss to the Minnesota Gophers. To put that in perspective, Danny Linell is a converted forward playing defense and he only posted a -2. BC fans are flipping out over Linell playing D but maybe they should start asking why one of their Christ child defensemen is about as useful as a traffic cone (or a grocery stick). 

Calhoun/Boeheim Quote(s) of the Week- Joe Pereira, assistant coach UConn- On David Quinn " I always tell him that he'll be the best looking guy in Boston now that I left. That's why he came back!"

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