Boston College Daily Links: Nick Petrecki Wins AHL's Yanick Dupré Award

SAN JOSE CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Nick Petrecki #54 of the Phoenix Coyotes pushes the puck out of the defensive zone against Taylor Pyatt #14 of the San Jose Sharks in a preseason split-squad game at HP Pavilion on September 25 2010 in San Jose California. The Sharks won 3-1. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Petrecki wins Yanick Dupré Award (TheAHL.com)
The American Hockey League has announced that defenseman Nick Petrecki of the Worcester Sharks has been selected the winner of the Yanick Dupré Memorial Award as the 2011-12 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The award is presented annually to an AHL player for his outstanding contributions to his local community and charitable organizations. The Yanick Dupré Memorial Award winner is selected by the AHL from among 30 individual team Man of the Year honorees.

Defense wins championships (NCAA.com)
"It starts with our defensive coach, [assistant] Greg Brown,’’ BC senior defenseman Tommy Cross said. "He was a pretty good defenseman [at BC] and having been there, he relates to us. Not only can he tell us what to do, he can still, even at his age, do it.’’

VIDEO: York, BC players talk after fifth title (NCAA.com)
BC head coach Jerry York, Tommy Cross, Johnny Gaudreau and Parker Milner talk with Paul Caponigri after their championship win against Ferris State.

Isaac MacLeod enjoying breakout sophomore campaign (Hockey's Future)
Hockey's Future spoke with Isaac MacLeod last week after Boston College's 6-1 win over Minnesota in the second National Championship semi-final game.

2011-12 Boston College Hockey Review: Defense & Goaltending (Soaring To Glory)
This year, however, while the offensive production was still excellent, few would argue that the defense and goaltending were not heavily involved in their national championship run. Indeed, when it came to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the goaltender, Parker Milner, stole the show.

Battlin' Blujus (The Hockey News)
Frankie Vatrano, C – U.S. NTDP (USHL). With Stefan Matteau declared ineligible for the world under-18s (not American enough, apparently), the Stars and Stripes will need other forwards to step up and Vatrano has the frame to do it. The stocky power forward comes in at 5-foot-10, 218 pounds and brings a big shot, defensive hops and forechecking with him. Next stop, Boston College. Draft eligible in 2012.

NY Rangers turn to Chris Kreider to help during Stanley Cup playoffs, rookie out of Boston College has big-time resume (NY Daily News)
As the top-seeded Blueshirts open their first-round series with Ottawa Thursday at the Garden, the focus is on someone yet to even don a Rangers sweater: Chris Kreider.

Johnson talks spring game, new offer (Rivals.com)
Delando Johnson is a name Boston College fans should remember. The Maryland athlete visited BC for the football team's spring game and he's starting to make a name for himself.

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