Boston College Daily Links: Milner, Cross At Bruins Camp

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 05: Center Travis Ouellette #9 of the Ferris State Bulldogs scores as goalie Parker Milner #35 of the Boston College Eagles cannot stop the shot during the NCAA Division 1 Men's Hockey Championship Game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 7, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Hockey / Bruins Development Camp

BC's Milner gets chance to open more eyes (ESPN Boston)
"He’s proved his worth this past season and he would be a great pickup for any NHL team," said Cross, the Bruins’ second pick (35th overall) in 2007. "He was absolutely not human this past season, especially in the Hockey East playoffs and the NCAAs. We don’t even come close to winning the title without him."

Experienced Cross taking a leadership role among B's prospects (CSNNE.com)
"It’s good for Tommy. For him to be a National Hockey League player he’s going to have to develop a bit of that edge. Knight is a guy that naturally bowls his way toward the net. That’s just the way he plays and Tommy is going to have to stop those kinds of players," said Cassidy. "It’s good for him to show some push-back and if he develops that side of his game that will be a good thing for him."

BC's Milner, Cross show stuff at Bruins camp (The MetroWest Daily News)
"I think because he’s such a good goaltender, it might surprise you (that Milner wasn’t drafted)," said Tommy Cross, Milner’s former BC teammate and fellow camper. "But I think that happens a lot. The draft happens at such a young age — I was drafted when I was 17. You’re different when you’re 20 or 23 than when you’re 18. Some guys might develop a little bit after and that’s why they don’t get drafted. That might be what you’re seeing, but that’s not to say he’s not a top-caliber goalie because he certainly is."

Bruins Hoping Playoff Success of Prospects Builds Foundation for More Winning at NHL Level (NESN.com)
"To get the experience of winning, first of all it makes you want to do it more," Cross said. "And you need to learn how to win. But at the end of the day that was winning at the college level. When you get to the next level, whether it be the AHL or the NHL, some things are consistent, but it's a different ballgame and I'll be looking to learn from the older guys. I'll take my experiences and use those to help me, but it will be a step up, a new environment and new challenges that will be that much harder."

Devils re-sign fourth line, two others (NHL.com)
Gionta's deal is reported to be for two years, a one-way NHL contract for $575,000 for the first season and a two-way contract for $600,000 for the second. Harrold'a deal reportedly will pay him $525,000.

Baseball

Frates Featured in Prize4Life Video (BCEagles.com)
Prize4Life, an organization whose mission is to accelerate the discovery of treatments and a cure for ALS by using powerful incentives to attract new people and drive innovation, created a video which interviewed Frates and his parents about living with ALS and the drive to find a cure.

Hennessy Works on His Game in the Hamptons (BCEagles.com)
Boston College junior John Hennessy is in the Hamptons for the summer playing baseball for the Sag Harbor Whalers in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.

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