Boston College commit Jonathan Hilliman (Jersey City, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep): The No. 285-ranked Hilliman flipped from Rutgers to the Eagles and could be a near-perfect replacement for Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams.
Brown visited Wisconsin, Missouri, Purdue and Illinois during football season, and Iowa also joined in on his recruitment. He said Boston College and Purdue are on the verge of offering him scholarships to add to offers from Illinois, Northern Illinois, Kent State and Toledo.
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Linebackers Alex Albright and Henoc Muamba were brought in by New England for workouts recently, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Albright spent two years with the Cowboys after going undrafted out of Boston College. He played defensive end in college but was moved to linebacker in the NFL.
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After being a Heisman finalist for his stellar season out of the Boston College backfield, running back Andre Williams has been named to the Associated Press All-American First Team.
I must say that the NCAA got it right with the selections. Boston hasn't hosted a Frozen Four since 2004. The NCAA wanted a city that has had hosting experience and wouldn't have a difficult time preparing to host on short notice. Boston fits the bill
Wisconsin sits second, Cornell third, North Dakota fourth and Harvard at No. 5 rounds out the top five. Clarkson is again No. 6, followed by Boston College at No. 7, Boston University at No. 8, Quinnipiac ninth and Robert Morris in the No. 10 slot.
As far as goaltending goes, Gillies will play the first half while Stolarz will play the second. Whether or not Thatcher Demko plays in the two exhibition games overseas or in the tournament is going to depend on how the other two perform.
For his part, Demko, who was out for Boston College with an injury earlier this season, was okay with the news, telling me, "Everywhere I've been, I've been trying to pick up things from the goalies I've been playing with. Even in Omaha (in 2011-12) with Alex Lyon, I learned more from him than actually playing that year. It's definitely something going into this tournament that I'm looking forward to.