Good morning and happy Monday. We start off with a couple links from over the weekend about Johnny Hockey's Hobey Baker award and some other hockey dribs and drabs:
"The way he plays the game is incredible," Arnold said. "Every day, whether it's a practice or a game, he surprises you with his kind of bag of tricks, I guess you could say. It's been a blast just to watch him really dominate this year. Every game. He had that point streak (31 games). Even with all the success he has, he's a great teammate. He cares about winning. I think the most important thing about him for (last night) was that he wanted his teammates there."
When Johnny Gaudreau was two years old, his father Guy was already teaching him how to skate, by putting skittles on the ice and making his son skate around them. That might explain his nimble footwork.
"But, from the blue line back in to goal, this was the youngest team ever for me, and we just got better and better as the season went along," said York. "I know the players are disappointed right now, but when the banquet comes, that's when we'll take time to reflect back on what they've accomplished."
Now that Boston College's season is over, it's time to say goodbye to the best line in college hockey in quite some time.
Shayne Gostisbehere had the game of his life in his future home hockey arena Saturday night. But when will the Union College junior defenseman make his decision to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team that selected him in the third round of the 2012 NHL draft?
And to the grab bag:
A story about a BC soccer alum plying his trade in Toronto -
Yes, Toronto fell to its second defeat of the young Major League Soccer season on Saturday with a disappointing 1-0 reverse against the Colorado Rapids, but the play of 23-year-old midfielder Kyle Bekker, the third overall pick in last year's MLS SuperDraft, was one of the few bright spots on a dour, overcast day at BMO Field.
Boston College dropped the final game of a three-game series this weekend against ACC foe Maryland, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Shea Field. The Eagles are now 22-17 overall and 6-9 in the conference.
The Boston College women's track and field team won the UMass Invitational on Saturday at the UMass Track & Field Complex.
Boston College sophomore midfielder Sarah Mannelly has earned a spot on the women's watch list for the 2014 Tewaaraton Award, announced Thursday by the Tewaaraton Foundation in Washington, D.C. She joins teammates Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix on the list.