Fortunato exits; Bach and Leslie put on the Maple Leaf

Terrier Fan Blog August 18, 2016 Comments Off on Fortunato exits; Bach and Leslie put on the Maple Leaf

Brandon Fortunato has elected to leave the BU hockey program and will transfer to Quinnipiac.  The North Hills, N.Y., native who scored 40 points (6G, 34A) in 79 games for BU, will sit out the 2016-17 season before completing his remaining two seasons of eligibility.

Some online reports indicated that Fortunato was concerned about playing time with a large number of defensemen on the roster, including freshmen Dante Fabbro and Chad Krys. With Fortunato’s departure, BU has eight blueliners led by Captain Doyle Somerby.
● Boston Hockey Blog report
● SB Nation report
Looking ahead
2018 recruit Tyler Weiss, a North Carolina native, talked with the York (N.C.) Daily Record about his decisions to play for the NTDP U18s next season and then skate for the Terriers.  He scored 63 points (28G, 35A) in 52 games for the Don Mills Flyers Minor Midget AAA squad last season. He also skated for Team USA in the 2016 Youth Olympics, helping future Terrier and NTDP teammates Jake Wise and Jake DeBoerwin the gold medal with four goals and five assists.
● YDR report
Looking back

Former BU All-American and captain of the 2002-03 Terriers Freddy Meyer talks about his collegiate and pro career as well as his coaching career. He’s currently head coach of a Boston area junior team, the East Coast Wizards, and runs hockey camps and clinics.

● Musingsofa  Dream Big
Ran into this guy tonight! Pat Enright BU hockey -All tourney Team 1960 NCAA Final 4! Great Stories! @TerrierHockey

— Chris Potter (@WesleyanHockey) August 17, 2016

Women’s Team

BU junior forwards Victoria Bach and Rebecca Leslie are skating for Team Canada’s U22 National Team in its three-game series against Team USA in Calgary. Canada won last night’s opening game, 2-1, with Bach tallying the game’s first goal and assisting on the game-winner.

Team USA’s Under 22 Select Team is being coached by former Terrier netminder—and current Providence College head coach—Bob Deraney.
● USA Hockey recap  
● Hockey Canada recap, box score and video
● report
● USA Hockey reporton Deraney

Highlights from Team USA’s 2-1 loss to Canada in the 2016 Women’s Under-22 Series opener. #U22Series

— USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 18, 2016

Terrier assistant coach Katie Lachappelle is an assistant coach for Team USA’s 2016 Women’s U18 Select Team that is playing a three-game series vs. Canada in Calgary beginning Aug. 18.
● USA Hockey report

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