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- Danny O'Regan, F- O'Regan put the team on his back this season when they needed him most. With the Terriers trailing 3-2 to PC Friday night, O'Regan told the rest of the team to jump on for the ride because they had a hockey game to win. O'Regan potted the game-tying(on a sweet pass from Baillargeon) and game winning goals on PC sieve Jon Gillies.
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(Interview with Joe Pereira)
Winner- Doyle Somerby, D - Somerby was one of the few guys who played well in the first period against PC Friday night. He was throwing his body around without taking penalties. He doesn't seem like a freshman out there as he uses his body so well and has avoided the dumb mistakes that freshmen tend to make. Somerby may not have a flashy point total but he plays physical and has the ability to change the tone of a game with one of his hits. He grinds it out defensively and is worthy of the JPT this week.
The Buddy Powers Award-Given to the best BU coach of the weekend
Winner- David Quinn, BU. Whatever he said in the first intermission Friday night certainly worked. The team responded with 4 straight goals and a win.
The Denny Green Award- Given to the player or team more or less, who are who we thought they were. (whether or not they were let off the hook)
Winner- Northeastern- 2 nights, 2 heart-breaking losses. Sounds like a typical NU weekend to me. Some shotty goaltending and shorthanded goals given up really is exactly what everyone thought Northeastern was. BC almost let them off the hook Saturday night, only to crush them with a devastating OT loss. Normally I would say Northeastern choked but they do this so often it's really just what is expected of them. They met my expectations this weekend.
Barilla Pasta Sieve of the Week- Casey DeSmith, UNH- DeSmith posted a pathetic .843 save % and 3.92 GAA this weekend for the 1-5-1 Wildcats. He has been not good so far this year and it is only a matter of time before UNH coach Dick "ringless" Umile starts to look to his other options at goaltender or just plays 6 skaters the whole game. There really isn't much of a difference currently.
Calhoun/Boeheim Quote of the Week- Jack Parker, Former BU Coach- In honor of BC week, we had to go with this gem from 12/2/2011 "They’re diving all over the place,” Parker said. “I’m not blaming the referees. Diving is too difficult, is just too difficult for referees to figure out. But it happens. It’s unbelievable . . . Somebody else besides the referees is going to have to straighten that out.” Credit to Boston Hockey Blog