BU captain Matt Grzelcyk ‘confident in a turnaround’ in 2014-15

By Conor Ryan/DFP Staff Seven months removed from season-ending shoulder surgery, Boston University junior captain Matt Grzelcyk was forced to don a red non-contact jersey during Bruins development camp last week. MICHELLE JAY/DAILY FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO BU defenseman Matt Grzelcyk will captain a BU team looking to rebound from a lackluster 2013-14 campaign. But … Read more

Colby Cohen comes to defense of Jack Parker, BU hockey program

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff In light of the whirlwind surrounding the Boston University men’s hockey team in the last week — first the task force report and then a Boston Globe article with what was supposed to be confidential details — former Terrier Colby Cohen has spoken out against the task force and in defense … Read more

Geoff Courtnall: Justin ‘was really torn’ about decision to leave BU

By Tim Healey/DFP StaffGeoff Courtnall, the father of forward Justin Courtnall, has confirmed the 23-year-old’s entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins. Justin, an assistant captain for the Boston University men’s hockey team last season, will forgo his senior season. “I’m excited for Justin,” Geoff said. “Justin was really torn … It took him a long … Read more

Reports: Justin Courtnall signs with Bruins

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff According to multiple reports Thursday afternoon, Boston University men’s hockey forward Justin Courtnall has decided to sign with the Boston Bruins and forgo his senior season. The news was first reported by Scott McLaughlin of College Hockey News. The signing comes about two months after Courtnall, who was an assistant captain … Read more

Canucks nip Bruins, 4-3, in Stanley Cup rematch

By René Reyes/DFP Staff As is the case with some highly anticipated, “can’t-miss” regular-season games, they barely live up to all the hype and expectations. But the rematch of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins (26-11-1) and Vancouver Canucks (26-13-3) on Saturday didn’t disappoint. For diehard and casual hockey fans alike, this … Read more

Red-hot Bruins steamroll past Panthers, 8-0, behind Marchand’s first-career hat trick

By René Reyes/DFP Staff Poor Jose Theodore. The Florida Panthers’ 35-year-old starting goaltender had handed the Boston Bruins their last loss back on Dec. 8 when he stopped 40 shots in a stellar shutout performance, adding to his lore as a longtime B’s killer throughout his career in the National Hockey League. Entering Friday’s matchup, … Read more