DETROIT - APRIL 08: Carter Camper #11 of the Miami Redhawks is knocked over by John Muse #1 of the Boston College Eagles on April 8, 2010 during the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Congrats to BC senior goalie John Muse, who was signed by the Portland Pirates to an amateur tryout today. Per the New England Hockey Journal:
"The Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League announced Wednesday that they have signed goaltender John Muse (East Falmouth, Mass.) to an amateur tryout.
Muse, who practiced with the Pirates this morning, recently completed a four-year career at Boston College, where he helped lead the Eagles to two national championships (2008 and 2010)."
The Pirates are the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Muse will join former Eagle Nate Gerbe in the Sabres organization. Best of luck to Muse as he tries to catch on with the Pirates.
In other hockey alumni news, the Blackhawks just recalled Ben Smith from Rockford, only a few days after Jimmy Hayes made his Icehogs debut. Smith is the team's second leading scorer this season, recording 19 goals and 12 assists in 63 AHL games. Smith has also appeared in three games this season for the Hawks. The Blackhawks are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with just three games remaining in the regular season. The 'Hawks host the Blues tonight at 8 PM.