Friday, July 13, 2012

Catching Up

As we head into the weekend, there was some major news circling around Hockey East this morning (even though it has nothing to do with BC). Zemgus Girgensons, a highly touted Vermont recruit, has decided to forgo his commitment to UVM and sign with the Buffalo Sabers. Girgensons will report to the Sabers' AHL affiliate for next season according to reports. Seems that Kevin Sneddon and his staff can't catch a break these days. Another big story, while not concerning Hockey East, is that the Kitchener Rangers (CHL) are suing the University of Michigan's student paper, the Michigan Daily. About a week ago, Matt Slovin, a reporter for the Daily, reported that UM recruit Jason Trouba was getting offered $200,000 by the Rangers to jump out of his commitment to UM and sign with their team. I follow Slovin on twitter and I think he does a great job reporting about the Wolverines so hopefully it all gets settled sooner rather than later. Another big story that came out is that Mark Carlson has turned down UMass' offer to become their next head coach. Carlson is currently the coach/gm of the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders (USHL). Earlier it was reported that UNH assistant Scott Borek interviewed well with UMass AD John McCutcheon and could be a potential candidate to land the job. A UNH assistant over a BC assistant. Wow.

Earlier today it was announced that former Eagle standout Benn Ferriero signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins now have six former Eagles in their system. Congratulations to Benn and hopefully he can make the most of this opportunity. With regards to the schedule, I have not added anything new but I am pretty sure BC will play @ UMass on 10/19 (the night before banner night) and on 1/18. The third game is not yet known but it could be in the beginning of November. 

Until next time, 


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