Winner- Sean Maguire,G- The sophomore goalie played like the goalie who backstopped BU on a run to the Hockey East Tournament Final last year. Maguire seems to be over the back problems that plagued his first half as he was amazing both night this weekend. He gave up 5 to BC on Friday but anyone who was at that game, knows BC could have scored more than that. Maguire robbed Benedict
Joe Pereira Trophy- Given to the Terrier who, through grit, hard work, and determination helps the team to victory on and off the scoresheet. Just like Joey did. (Interview can be read here)
Winner- Garrett Noonan,D- Noonan easily lead the Terriers in ice time this weekend as he was taking every other shift with only 5 healthy dmen available each night(4 after Oksanen went down on Saturday night). He has been an absolute workhorse for this team when they have needed him most. As the injuries continue to pile up, Noonan has picked up his own play along with his minutes. There is no chance he was under 30 minutes of ice time either night. Despite the recent struggles, he continues to battle every shift out there and he is a great example for the rest of the team to follow.
Buddy Powers Award- Best BU coach of the weekend
Winner- Mike Geragosian- The goalie coach got his guy for the weekend ready to play as Maguire played his best two games of the year for the Terriers. Buddy Powers put his name in the running with the moves he was making on the ice at Tsongas making his way across the ice to the bench.
The Denny Green Award-Given the player or the team more or less, who is exactly who we thought they were(whether or not they were let off the hook)
Winner- Lowell- Now this is a team whose record is about what one would expect at 15-6-2 but they are getting the Denny Green based on style of play. I saw them for the first time this year Saturday night and they are just as boring to watch play as last year. They shoot a ton from the perimeter and love to cycle the puck. Now it is working with the players they have but goddamnit is it boring to watch. I swear half of Tsongas center was asleep by the middle of the second period Saturday night. Next weekend, Merrimack and Lowell have a home and home. You could not pay me enough money to attend either of these two games. I would rather drink a gallon of lead paint. How Lowell fans haven't gouged their own eyes out yet is beyond me. I think I am finally understanding the high drug use in Lowell...it's Norm Bazin's fault.
Barilla Pasta Sieve of the Week
Winner- Oleg Yevenko, D UMass- The tall eastern European was on the ice for 2 of the 3 AIC goals in last Tuesday's terrible loss for the Minutemen. If you are a defenseman and on the ice for two goals to a team as bad as AIC, you shouldn't play the rest of the year or ever again.