The NHL Draft begins this Friday night in Philadelphia, so the news stories and scouting reports continue to trickle in. TSN released their final top 60 prospects list, with Alex Tuch, Sonny Milano, and Thatcher Demko coming in at #17, #18 and #27.
Thatcher Demko, #27: A big man with excellent athletic skills and a burning competitive fire. Works to be better and his attention to detail and improving in all aspects makes him a top goaltending prospect who can realize his vast potential.
USCHO compiled a list of college and college-eligible players who may be drafted. BC had the top two skaters and the top goalie on the list.
College players or college-eligible players from leagues that traditionally feed college hockey who were ranked in either the midterm or final rankings by NHL Central Scouting for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on June 27-28:
Sonny Milano is arguably the most dynamic offensive talent of any American in the 2014 NHL Draft pool. He's slick with the puck, shifty and has terrific imagination in the scoring areas.
In a seven-round draft, assuming one pick per round, it only takes one "hit" to be a success, and the best chance for that is via a first-round pick. With such a narrow difference between success and failure it is surprising teams are largely ignoring an often overlooked and undervalued area of talent every year in the draft: players who go to college.
Four members of the Boston College women's lacrosse team were named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, including graduate student Sara Blue, seniors Moira Barry and Claire Blohm and junior Mikaela Rix, the league announced on Monday morning. In all, 34 student-athletes were tabbed All-ACC Academic Team members.
The IWLCA announced its 2014 National and Regional Coaches of the Year this morning. Boston College's Acacia Walker was named the IWLCA Division 1 Northeast Regional Coach Of The Year.
Charlie Davies, a New England Revolution forward who also played at Boston College, was a breakout star for the 2009 US men's national team before a car accident derailed his international career. He is in his first full season with the Revolution after he was acquired in a trade from DC United last August. He previously spent seven years playing in Europe.
While the Revolution continue to practice during the MLS hiatus, Davies has been keeping a close eye on the World Cup and has been able to touch base with the injured Jozy Altidore, a close friend of Davies. We caught up with him to get some of his takeaways so far as group play reaches its final week in Brazil.