Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Guest Post about Red Hot Hockey from Powerplay with CJ

Editor's Note: We would like to thank CJ for writing this piece for us. It is better than anything we could have written about Red Hot Hockey for sure.

What’s up everyone, it’s CJ from the world renowned Power Play with CJ guest blogging at one of the finest hockey media outlets in the world this week! After a solid 3 point weekend against the Fighting Sioux  University of North Dakota, the Terriers are taking their talents to the “World’ Most Famous Arena” (Haven’t New Yorkers ever heard of the Roman Coliseum?) to faceoff against former ECAC rival Cornell (Yes, the “Big Red”, not the big “Big Head”, that’s BC fans in a nutshell). As someone who has attended two of the first three installations of “Red Hot Hockey” and will be there Saturday I will say this it is worth travelling to as the combination of high end, high octane hockey and the NYC/MSG vibe makes it a one of a kind experience. Not to toot my own horn, but at the 07 and 09 BU/Cornell showdowns I saw current NHLers Colin Wilson, Ben Scrivens, Kevin Shattenkirk, Nick Bonino Colin Greening, and Erik  Gryba to name a few. To lay it out bluntly if you like future NHL players, large metropolitan areas and the color red MSG the Saturday after Thanksgiving every odd numbered year, is the place to be. 
This year the big matchup will be between Terriers' captain, defenseman and all around great American Garrett Noonan and Cornell winger/ Bruins prospect Brian Ferlin in what can most aptly be described the “Power Play with CJ Faceoff”. Both players are lifelong Power Play fans and will be trying to one up the other with myself in attendance, it’s only human nature. On a (slightly) more serious note both players have been playing amazing hockey and having the best two years of the respective  collegiate careers, if Quinny’s crew wants to shutdown the Jacksonville, FL native (6-6-12 in 10 games) it’ll behoove them to ensure he sees plenty of the former CM Knight Noonan(3-8-11 in 13 games) shift in and shift out.
My prediction: Terriers grind out a solid 4-2 win with Ferlin tallying both Cornell goals and Noonan having a goal and an apple to pace the Terriers. Collier gets his first as Terrier in true Townie style mucking it up in front of the net and putting home a rebound off a shot from Grzelcyk in a manner that would make Dougie McCray very proud (Sans Jon Hamm chasing him down and having to bolt to Florida of course). I also have O’Regan and Rodrigues rounding out the scoring for BU in the much anticipated NYC showdown that will catapult the Terriers on a nice heater that will carry them into the semester break.   
Here’s my interview with Brian Ferlin from over the summer, for Terriers fans who want to get to know their enemy.  Remember what JFK said (May he rest in Peace):

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