Yesterday, we dicussed Evan Richardson's departure from Boston College. It didn't take us long to find out his landing spot:
Former Boston College Eagle Evan Richardson has transferred to UConn. Dynamic, Cavanaugh-type player is an outstanding addition to UConn.— Will Moran (@goalmouthradio) June 3, 2014
Congratulations to Evan on finding a new hockey home and best of luck to him in
Storrs Hartford/Bridgeport/sometimes Storrs. Richardson rejoins former BC assistant coach Mike Cavanaugh, who was the recruiter who brought Richardson into the fold at BC. You wonder if maybe this was in the pipeline for a while, and perhaps that explains Richarson's lack of action down the stretch. This is certainly a great pickup for Cavanaugh.
So, the Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight...
The origin of Chris Kreider's postseason knack is believed to have begun in the spring of 2012, when he scored the game-winning goal of a Stanley Cup playoff game against the Senators before he even suited up in a regular-season NHL contest. It came just weeks after he signed with the Rangers. But, really, it began years earlier, before the Boston product would help lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup finals and emerge as a powerful two-way force.
Boston College hockey alums Brian Boyle (2003-07) and Chris Kreider (2009-12) will have a chance to skate for their first Stanley Cup as members of the New York Rangers starting on Wednesday, June 4, in game one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings.
Boyle (2003-07) and Quick (2005-07) were contemporaries in Hockey East. Quick went 3-2 with a 3.05 GAA and .928 save percentage against Boyle and national powerhouse Boston College, but Boyle put up impressive numbers as well in those contests, accounting for four of the 16 goals BC scored against Quick in that span and assisting on four others.
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The second tier of the Atlantic Division starts with Syracuse, projected to finish No. 61 nationally. The Orange finished 2013 by winning four of their last six games and return an improving quarterback in Terrel Hunt, along with one of the ACC's top offensive tackles in Sean Hickey. Syracuse is projected to finish No. 4 in the Atlantic, but Boston College and NC State aren't far behind. The Wolfpack could be the most-improved teams in the ACC behind transfer quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
Frank "Red" Harris '71 set just about every Boston College passing record during his three varsity football seasons at the Heights, establishing standards that stood for more than a decade until 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie personally re-wrote BC's football record book.
"I think we should be proactive in what we're doing," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said last week on the opening day of his K Academy fantasy camp. "If we as a conference feel something is good, before putting it through all the bureaucracy that our sport has, which it has too much, maybe we can expedite the process by, 'Hey, we're in favor of this,' or a piece of legislation to say we're in favor of that."