Fresh off scoring his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot for the Calgary Flames, Johnny Gaudreau is back in red, white and blue:
Forward Johnny Gaudreau (Carneys Point, N.J./Calgary Flames/Boston College) has been added to the 2014 U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.
Gaudreau's prominent previous national team experience was in 2013 when he was the leading scorer for the gold medal-winning US team. That week was arguably his breakout moment with the general public, as hockey fans witnessed him doing things like this:
Gaudreau joins Jimmy and Kevin Hayes as Eagles on the World Championship team. With a number of BC alums possibly coming up on the end of their teams' postseason runs, there's a chance more join them. While I am just spitballing here, Cam Atkinson is one guy I suspect would be on USA Hockey's radar if the Blue Jackets' season ends soon enough for him to appear.
Congratulations to Johnny and the Hayes brothers.
Johnny Gaudreau is officially off to the world championships to represent the U.S. men's national team. The newly-signed 20-year-old Calgary Flames prospect was added to the roster on Wednesday which now includes 11 forwards including his Boston College linemate Kevin Hayes and Phoenix Coyotes forward Andy Miele, seven defencemen, and one goalie.
The U.S. completed the preliminary round of the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship as the top team in Group B. Team USA accomplished this feat on the strength of three consecutive wins after an opening loss to Switzerland. The offensive leader for the U.S. so far in this tournament has been forward Sonny Milano. The Boston College recruit currently sits among the top 10 U18 scorers, having notched two goals and four assists in the four games played.
Boston College coach Steve Addazio said Tyler Murphy's experience has been a huge asset for the quarterback as he makes the transition from the SEC to the ACC. Murphy, a fifth-year graduate, transferred from Florida to B.C. in the offseason, reuniting him with his former Gators offensive coordinator.
The Eagles-only in its ninth season in the ACC-don't have the history of the Big Four, but BC and Wake quickly became contentious because the universities are like-minded. Both academically rigorous, private schools, many call Boston College "The Wake Forest of the North. " Additionally, coming from way up in Yankee Territory, the Eagles lacked a geographic ACC rival.
Boston College freshman Lexi Borr beat Pittsburgh's Lolade Ogungbesan 6-3, 6-2 to clinch a 4-0 victory for the 10th-seeded Eagles in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Championship at the Cary Tennis Park on Wednesday. It marked the first time BC women's tennis has won a match in the ACC Tournament.
Boston College juniors Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick and sophomore Sarah Mannelly have each earned a spot on the 2014 All-ACC Women's Lacrosse Team, the conference announced on Wednesday.