Comm. Ave Charity Classic on tap; Top 25 Under 25 Rankings

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Rosters have been finalized for Friday night’s 4th annual Comm. Ave Charity Classic at Walter Brown Arena, where BU and BC alums, along with a number of guests, will face off. Proceeds of the game will benefit The Travis Roy Foundation, Compassionate Care ALS and the Pete Frates Home Health Initiative. The previous three games raised more than $180,000.

The Terrier roster includes Jack Eichel, Evan Rodrigues, Danny O’Regan, Clayton Keller, Nick Bonino, Charlie McEvoy, Matt Grzelcyk, Jay Pandolfo and many more.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased from Ticketmasterand at the arena. Raffle items.

● Commaveclassic.com  Details, roster, video and more

Kreider-K. Hayes-Gibbons vs. Keller-Eichel-Coyle? Deep BC and BU rosters face off tomorrow at the @CommAveClassic. https://t.co/rFxMGksbO1

— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) August 23, 2018

SecondCityHockey.com has pegged BU freshman Jake Wise as the Blackhawks #10 under-25 prospect, calling him a “candidate to be the steal of the draft.”  The center from North Andover, Mass., who impressed at Chicago’s development camp, has been called a “third round pick with first round talent.” Wise tallied 43 points in 38 games for the NTDP U18s last season.

Junior defenseman Chad Krys, a second-round Blackhawks selection in the 2016 draft, earned Second City’s #13 ranking. Krys, who will be a co-captain this year, was sixth in scoring for BU last season with 27 points (7G, 20A).

● SecondCityHockey.com Wise, Krys

MileHighHockey.com’s Top 25 Under 25 for the Avalanche ranks Terrier sophomore center Shane Bowersat #10. Drafted in the first round of the 2017 draft by Ottawa and later traded to Colorado, Bowers earned Hockey East All-Rookie honors after a 32 point season (17G, 15A).

● MileHighHockey.com Bowers

Looking ahead

CTV News interviewed with ’20 recruit and projected 2020 first rounder Dylan Peterson as he prepares for his first season in the National Team Development Program.

● CTV News video interview


@BurntBoats’ latest roster chart shows 26 players on the 2018-19 Terrier squad plus projected rosters for the next three seasons. The most recent committed recruit, forward Brian Carrabes will come aboard in 2020-21.

Looking back

Entering his second full season with the Bruins, Charlie McAvoy expects a very competitive training camp with only a few spots up for grabs. The former Terrier All-American will be on the ice at Walter Brown Arena Friday for the Comm Ave. Charity Classic. Then, he’ll to head to Plymouth, Michigan, for Sunday’s Stars and Stripes Showdown, where former BU head coach and new Rangers head coach David Quinn will coach one of the teams.

●MassLive.com report

Brien Diffley has been signed to a contract by the Wheeling Nailers, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ ECHL affiliate. The Burlington, Mass., native will play for new Nailers coach—and former BU associate head coach—Mike Bavis.

● ECHL.com report

AJ Greer talked with ColoradoEagles.com about expanding his game and earning a spot on the Avalanche roster this season.

● ColoradoEagles.com report

Sahir Gill has signed on with the Augsburger Panther of the German DEL.

Women’s Team

SB Nation’s Women’s Hockey Top 25 Under 25 for 2018 pegs Terriers All-American Victoria Bach at #10. BU’s all-time leading goal scorer with 104, Bach has signed a contract with the CWHL’s defending champion Markham Thunder.

● TheIceGarden.com report

Congrats, Nina! Looking forward to seeing you play with our other outstanding alumnae in the @NWHL! https://t.co/vjmyIdyELv

— BU Women’s Hockey (@TerrierWHockey) August 20, 2018


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