Search for next coach may soon be completed

Terrier Fan Blog June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Search for next coach may soon be completed

The search for a successor to David Quinn as Terriers head coach appears to be in its final stages. Last month, Quinn was named head coach of the New York Rangers, signing a five-year contract reportedly for $12 million. While nothing official about the search process has been revealed by BU’s Athletic Department, there have been media reports and numerous tweets suggesting who the finalists may be. 

Among the names being mentioned prominently are Associate Head Coach Albie O’Connell (right), former BU All-American and current Rivers School Head Coach Shawn McEachern (left), Bruins assistants Joe Sacco and Jay Pandolfo and Union Head Coach Rick Bennett. 
● College Hockey News BU narrows coaching search; hire expected this week

● Boston Globe Next BU coach comes down to McEachern or Bennett?

According to several sources, Rick Bennett, Albie O’Connell and Shawn McEachern are finalists. Joe Sacco is no longer pursuing the job. Some sources believe Jay Pandolfo could still be in the mix, while others tell me he’s not in the running any longer. https://t.co/b4cZiGWIYl

— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) June 3, 2018

I keep hearing BU admin wants a guy who will be in it for long haul. Albie O’Connell is a BU alum. Wife is BU alum. From the Boston area. Worked extremely hard at smaller schools to get back to BU as assistant. Great personality that recruits/players/donors can all relate to.

— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) June 4, 2018

According to multiple sources Rick Bennett is staying at Union. Believe BU job will come down to Shawn McEachern and Albie O’Connell who recently had a second interview. BU hockey alums/donors would have been very upset if hire was from outside the Terrier family.

— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) June 3, 2018

Brady Tkachuk’s Draft Diary covers strength tests at last week’s NHL Combine in Buffalo.
● NHL.com report
● USA Today Tkachuk has chance to add to his family’s NHL legacy

Top 7 NHL Draft prospects watching @Capitalsmorning skate following meet-and-greet with 2004 top overall pick Alex Ovechkin #StanleyCupFinal@westwood1sportspic.twitter.com/COphNdHBvF

— Kenny Albert (@KennyAlbert) June 4, 2018

Looking ahead

2020 recruit Josh Lawrence was select in the first round—15th overall—of the QMJHL draft by St. John’s this past weekend. The Fredricton, New Brunswick native scored 83 points (27G, 56A) for the Selects Academy 16Us this past season.

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