Boston College Daily Links: Can "The Little Guy From BC" Breakthrough?

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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No matter who takes the hardware, Hobey winner will break the mold (USCHO.com)
Finally, there’s Gaudreau. While Gaudreau has been viewed as the front-runner for most of the year, the fact remains that he is “the little guy from BC.” Earlier this year, I ran through the BC forwards who have been finalists for the Hobey during Jerry York’s tenure as head coach — Brian Gionta, Chris Collins, Nathan Gerbe, Cam Atkinson, etc. — and wondered aloud if the seeming ubiquity of this type of high-scoring forward at the Heights may contribute to a lack of respect from Hobey voters (since, after all, defenseman Mike Mottau is BC’s only Hobey winner under York).

Donahue Recruiting New England (Rivals.com)
There is no question that Boston College hoops is making a concerted effort to recruit in their backyard-especially after they pulled in underrated recruit Olivier Hanlan out of New Hampton (NH) last year. Despite not being highly-touted, Hanlan developed into the ACC freshman of the year under head coach Steve Donahue-Hanlan's success could very well be the start of a trend for the Eagles. That being said, we break down Boston College's top New England recruits-including their offers and which AAU programs they'll be running with this summer.

Wade Flies to Eagles (Scout.com)
"The reason for my commitment was because of the great coaching staff and academics (at Boston College)," Wade said. "Also, there is a great opportunity for playing time and a chance to eventually compete for an ACC championship."

Andrew Beck recruit scouting report: talented inside linebacker (SBNation.com)
Has a BC offer. Beck is a player capable of contributing a lot to a defense, with very little downside. Whether he plays a lot as a freshman will likely hinge on the depth chart more than his readiness, as he is already college size.

Eagles Close to Another Commit (247 Sports)
The news came as “kind of” a surprise to Lezzer, but definitely left him speechless. “I knew they liked me a lot, but I wasn’t expecting it this soon,” he said. “I was kind of at a loss for words. It’s a pretty big time offer.”

Alex Carpenter's play adding to family legacy (NHL.com)
"When we were growing up, it was always 'Oh, Alex and Bobo Carpenter, the son and daughter of Bobby Carpenter.' But I think now things are starting to change a little bit," Carpenter told NHL.com. "It's nice that the tables are turning a little bit. But we still acknowledge our dad and all he's done for us."

Rix and Erdle Gain ACC Weekly Accolades (BCEagles.com)
Sophomore Mikaela Rix and freshman Molly Erdle have gained Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week accolades respectively for their performances in Boston College's 10-9 win over No. 6/5 Duke on Saturday, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Softball Drops Home Opener to UMass (BCEagles.com)
The BC softball team opened up its 2013 home schedule with a 7-4 loss to the UMass Minutewomen at Shea Field on Tuesday. UMass swept the Eagles in the two-game season series following its 8-7 victory on March 27.

Red Sox voice/host Jon Rish quits WEEI (Boston.com)
The long-time voice of Boston College hockey, Jon Rish (BC '94), resigned from WEEI. Best of luck in the future.

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