Boston College Daily Links: Kreider For Calder

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Daily Links for Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chris Kreider finally blossoming into an NHL regular with New York Rangers - NHL.com - NHL Insider

Chris Kreider was an NHL record-setter before he ever played a regular-season game.

Kreider, the 19th player chosen at the 2009 NHL Draft, scored five goals for the New York Rangers during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, sparking a run that carried them within two wins of their first trip to the Stanley Cup Final since 1994. He did it despite coming in cold: Kreider signed with the Rangers after the regular season because he was busy helping Boston College win the NCAA championship.

Rangers Winger Chris Kreider Is Separating Himself In Calder Race " CBS New York

Rangers winger Chris Kreider is starting to separate himself from the pack in a crowded Calder Trophy race. The dynamic 22-year-old displayed further evidence of his Calder credentials on Sunday night, as the Rangers demolished the rival Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, in front of an adoring Madison Square Garden crowd.

Much as Chris Kreider seems to be realizing his full pro potential, Kevin Hayes is realizing his full college potential.

College Hockey News: Hayes Lifted

When the Chicago Blackhawks chose Kevin Hayes with the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, the franchise put Kevin Hayes on a straight line to realizing his dream.

Some time at Boston College, maybe a stint in the AHL and then the NHL. The fast track. A straight line between BC and the Chicago Blackhawks. Part of that route, the simple path, was for Hayes to remember who he was and learn to play the way he should. At 6-foot-4, 216 pounds with stick and puck skills to match, the best path is a straight one.

The Boston College Hockey Blog: My Top Five BC vs BU Moments

I think that one thing, perhaps the only thing, that BC and BU fans agree on is that this is the greatest rivalry this sport has to offer. Minnesota vs North Dakota, Michigan vs Michigan State, UNH vs Maine, they're all great but all those universities are extremely similar places that are located far away from each other and are rivals only because they play each other so often. Try being located three miles down the road from one another and competing in an annual tournament every February that even the modest college hockey fans pay attention to.

The Boston Hockey Blog: Sam Kurker leaves Boston University

Sam Kurker has left Boston University, a source confirmed with The Daily Free Press.

The move comes about a month after the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League added Kurker to their roster. He is believed to be headed there to continue his hockey career.

When BU returned from its winter break earlier this month, coach David Quinn laughed off the idea that Kurker was going to leave BU in favor of juniors, saying that both Kurker and freshman wing Brendan Collier, who was also added to a USHL roster in December, were "pissed."

Womp.

College Hockey News: Dog Days

Although starting the season on the three-game win streak, Boston University went 2-6 in its next eight. Following wins against Connecticut, North Dakota and Cornell, the team went 0-2-1 in December. Even when things were going well, the team was getting heavily outshot.

Rain delays, panic buttons and a sign of life :: USCHO.com Blogs :: Hockey East Blog :: U.S. College Hockey Online

2. Time to push the panic button at BU?

Anyone who tolerated the rain delay at Fenway now know that there is cause for concern for Boston University. The Terriers fell behind 5-0 to Maine before rallying to get within two before surrendering two empty-netters for a 7-3 final. The BU defense looked pedestrian for much of the first half of the game as Maine scored at will, including four first period goals. BU is 2-5-1 in Hockey East and sits in 10th place. There are still 12 league games left for BU, but this is quickly becoming a lost season for the struggling Terriers and first-year head coach David Quinn.

Cavanaugh clicks at UConn | Boston Herald

After spending 18 years as an assistant coach at Boston College and helping the Eagles capture three NCAA titles, a move to UConn and Atlantic Hockey might be considered a daunting task. But, for North Andover native Mike Cavanaugh, everything is just ducky, thank you.

Boston College's Thatcher Demko No. 1-rated goalie at midterm NHL CSS rankings - Prospects (NHL.com)

"He's a huge, strong goalie with excellent net coverage," Central Scouting's Al Jensen told NHL.com. "He has that NHL presence in the net. He's more of a positional-style goalie that relies on his angles and size and he plays big in his stance. "When he drops in the butterfly he gets his body in front of a lot of shots. He's smart at reading the play and gets set quickly; strength is definitely not an issue with him."

Anastos and WIH Team Earn Weekly Accolades (BCEagles.com)

Andie Anastos was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week for the second times this season and Boston College earned its third Hockey East Team of the Week accolade, as announced by the league on Monday.

McKenzie Meehan Notched A Goal In US U-20 Team Win (BCEagles.com)

Boston College sophomore McKenzie Meehan made a sudden impact once she received playing time for the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team. The teams is 2-0 and Meehan saw time in the second game. Meehan helped the US defeat Jamaica, 3-0, on Saturday as she notched the third goal of the game.

Pierre-Louis, Williams Honored at Walter Camp Awards Weekend (BCEagles.com)

Boston College senior linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and senior running back Andre Williams, who each earned recognition from the Walter Camp Football Foundation season, were formally recognized during the organization's 47th National Awards Dinner at Yale University Commons in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

All-time ACC team from the BCS era - ESPN

Andre Williams and Luke Kuechly make ESPN's all-ACC BCS-era squad. Kuechly also made their all-American BCS-era squad.

Men's T&F Takes Sixth at Dartmouth Relays (BCEagles.com)

The Boston College men's track and field team started 2014 with a sixth place finished at the 45th annual Dartmouth Relays. The Eagles posted a team score of 25 at the meet Sunday morning.

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