The Massachusetts hockey crew added a longtime Hockey East defensemen for the longer term as Boston Faculty blueliner Josh Couturier introduced he’s transferring to UMass.
Couturier performed 33 video games for the Eagles this previous season as a freshman, totaling six factors within the type of two targets and 4 assists. He completed the yr with a +14 ranking. The 6’2” Byfield native performed for the Junior Bruins previous to beginning at BC the place he had 16 targets and 22 assists in 49 video games. Earlier than that he performed for Des Moines within the USHL, the place he had 3 targets and 10 assists in 39 video games. He was initially dedicated to Northeastern. Couturier ended up being on the brief finish of a numbers recreation in Chestnut Hill because the Eagles had a lot of excessive profile defensive recruits coming in that doubtless would’ve resulted in a decreased position for him.
BC Interruption had a profile on Couturier earlier than final season.
Right here’s a narrative on him from his native paper forward of this Spring’s Frozen 4.
Couturier will sit out this coming season and be eligible to play within the Fall of 2017.
The hockey program had its annual golf event final week and put collectively this video of the occasion that was effectively attended by followers, former and present gamers, and even Toot Cahoon:
Former Minuteman Eddie Olczyk, who had been teaching at Niagara the final couple seasons, was named as an assistant coach at Bemidji State.
Recruit Matt Murray, who was named the Prime Goaltender within the AJHL final season, will likely be heading to the USHL for this coming yr. He’ll be taking part in for the Fargo Drive, a crew that’s sending three of its gamers to UMass this fall, together with goaltender Ryan Wischow. Murray’s transfer to the USHL is an effective one and can enable him to play towards extra expert competitors earlier than coming to UMass in Fall of 2017.
In different recruiting information defenseman Cale Makar was listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Future’s Checklist, the preliminary listing of prospects forward of the 2017 Draft.
Lastly, some unhappy information not too long ago as Jim Prior handed away. It’s possible you’ll not know his identify, however if you happen to’re a New England faculty hockey fan, you’ve most likely heard his voice. Prior was the PA announcer for BU hockey, the Beanpot, and the Hockey East event. There are few sounds I affiliate with faculty hockey greater than Prior saying, “The groups are prepared, so let’s play hockey!” and “That is Hockey East!”. He’ll be missed.
Posted by rocks22 on July 26, 2016