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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Looking Ahead

Justin Courtnall lays a hit on a
Northeastern  player back in 
March. Courtnall was named 
the most improved player at the
end of the season by Coach 

Photo By Matt Dresens
With the season ending loss to Northeastern now four months in the rear view mirror, I've already started looking forward to to the 2012 campaign. No, not the run for The Presidency, but the BU Hockey season, which is less than four months away.

The schedule is already out and there are some big games to look forward too, like a trip to the Big Apple to play Cornell at Madison Square Garden. There's also the Denver game at home and, of course, BC and other Hockey East foes.

With a solid recruit class coming in the fall, some players roles may change. Also the improvement of such players as Justin Courtnall and Wade Megan may impact the playing time of some players like Ross Guadet.

Guadet sat out his true Freshman year but was an unlikely star on the 2010 team. This past season though, Guadet did not even come close to the numbers that he put up in '10. His biggest goal of the season was the game winner at New Hampshire, which helped The Terriers take the season series versus the Wildcats.

Also look for the return of Yasin Cisse. Cisse wrecked his knee in the first game of the season at the Icebreaker Tournament in St. Louis. Before the injury, Cisse looked like he was not afraid of taking the body. In the pre-season exhibition game against Toronto, he was all over the ice, looking to make a big hit. I think if Parker was to put him and Courtnall, another guy who loves to hit, on the same line with say Megan, who has a good scoring ability, it would be a hard line to defend. Before Cisse arrived at BU he posted some decent scoring numbers with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL

Season preview coming soon

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