March 23, 2009
The Boston University men's ice hockey team is enjoying one of its best seasons ever, claiming both the Hockey East regular-season and tournament titles en route to earning the top overall seed for the NCAAs.
Entering their 31st NCAA tournament with a record of 31-6-4, the Terriers have their highest win total since claiming the national title during the 1994-95 season.
Based on their play in BU's rise to the top of the national polls, two Terriers have been named as finalists for the 2009 Hobey Baker Award, recognizing the top player in college hockey.
Matt Gilroy (view pdf)
• First defenseman in Hockey East history to be named to the league first team three times.
• Only Division I player to earn RBK All-America honors in both 2008 (first team) and 2007 (second team)
• Attempting to become just the third player in Terrier history to be a three-time All-American, and the first since 1998 Hobey Baker winner Chris Drury
• Winner of 2009 Walter Brown Award (best American-born college hockey player in New England)
• Leads all Hockey East defensemen in scoring with 32 points (8g, 24a)
• Has recorded 87 points (25 g, 62a) in 156 career games
• Has played in 142 consecutive games and boasts a career rating of plus-73
• Named MVP of 2009 Denver Cup
Colin Wilson (view pdf)
• Leads all Hockey East players in points (50) and assists (35) this season
• Ranks fifth in the nation in points per game (1.28)
• Has averaged more than a point per game in his career: 85 points (27g, 58a) in 76 games
• Has 24 career multi-point games
• 2008 Hockey East and New England Rookie of the Year