Tuesday, February 18, 2014
BSRS Weekly Awards 2/18
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- Collier/Moran/Duane line- Friday's night contest(a 4-3 loss @ UNH) was dominated on the scoresheet by the first line of Rodrigues-Baillargeon-O'Regan as they combined for 7 points in a game where the Terriers deserved a better fate than they got. The third line went unmentioned for the most part as the top 6 played so well but they had a very underrated effort Friday night creating a few chances for themselves while keeping the game simple. They were then easily the best line in yesterday's 3-1 loss while also scoring the only goal for the Terriers. Sean Maguire was also in the conversation for the great game he had in Monday's contest.
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- Brendan Collier- Collier continues to perform better and better for the Terriers as his freshman year progresses and has continued to be rewarded with more ice time as a result. He is a grinder who keeps the game simple and has been part of the most consistent line of late. They will need to continue to perform at a consistent level as the Terriers head out west this weekend for two tough games at Notre Dame.
Buddy Powers BU Coach of the Week
Winner-Steve Greeley- Greeley was missing from Friday's game which means he was out recruiting which means a recruit announcement is most likely coming. The rumors are swirling about a 2015 recent decommit so this is us proactively giving Greeley the benefit of the doubt based on what he has done recruiting with Coach Quinn thus far.
Denny Green Award
Winner- Merrimack- Merrimack went to Maine and got swept by the Black Bears scoring a combined 3 goals over two games to the surprise of no one. Until Merrimack finds some scoring or another very strong goalie, it is going to be difficult for them to compete with the top of the conference.
Barilla Pasta Sieve of the Week
Winner- Steve Mastalerz- UMass' starting goalie allowed a solid 8 goals over the weekend in their losses to Lowell and Northeastern. He wasn't bad against Lowell making 29 saves in 32 chances but he backed it up by making only 16 saves on 21 shots versus Northeastern. No goalie was really that bad this weekend so this might be kind of a stretch but that hasn't stopped us before.
Shaw's Star Market Grocery Stick of the Week-
Winner- Shane Walsh, UMass- Walsh centers the Minutmen's fourth line which sees limited ice time and still found a way to be a -4 on the weekend. He was on the ice for 50% of the goals against. Micheletto would literally be better served putting his student managers out there if that is the production that they are going to give him.