Friday, July 22, 2016

Couturier Transferring to UMass




 Josh Couturier put an end to the rumors surrounding his future this afternoon by announcing that he will be suiting up for UMass-Amherst in 2017.  Due to NCAA rules, the Newburyport native will have to sit out a year before hitting the ice for head coach Greg Carvel.

Good luck to Josh as he heads to a place where he will inevitably get more playing time. While there may have been an outside shot of Couturier skating for BC this year, it would have been in a reduced role and that is without considering the scholarship situation.

I don't envision BC bringing in one more player this fall as it's too late in the game to find someone that can contribute at a high level. That being said, with Scott Savage graduating next spring, the staff will need to find a replacement as the class of 2017 is stocked with 8 forwards and 0 blue liners. We shall see what the future holds.

Go Eagles

5 comments:

  1. If he's having trouble getting playing time here, this doesn't bode well for him playing at the professional level. UMass is a good school, but it's not BC. In the long-term, this might not be the best decision for him. I hope it works out well for him, to be sure.

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  2. How is this year's team looking with all the departures and the one I think most important thatcher demko.. let's hope who ever is net plays out of this world because last I checked your Defense is very very suspect not that few guys left... any concerns of this year's team Mr mike??.. U already know how my team stands ... 😊

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  3. Josh Couturier is one of the best and popular player of hockey. Fans are excited to watch the USA VS Italy Ice hockey world championship 2017.

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