A whopping eight members of the Boston University men’s hockey team recently made preliminary rosters for the 2017 World Juniors Championship in Canada.
Two in particular, however, seem like sure bets to showcase their talents on the world’s biggest youth hockey stage come late December and early January. Freshman forward Clayton Keller and sophomore defenseman Charlie McAvoy, two staples of U.S. Hockey’s youth setups, touched based with us after BU’s 5-2 win over Yale on Dec. 13.
The duo can’t wait to soak in the experience and represent their country. For full thoughts from McAvoy, Keller and head coach David Quinn, check out Jonathan’s story.
It’s also worth taking a gander at this quote from Keller about his first semester as a Terrier.
— Jonathan Sigal (@JonathanSigal) December 14, 2016
McAvoy’s thoughts on his personal growth were a tad shorter, but intriguing nonetheless.
“I think personally I’ve taken some strides, but most mostly as a team we’ve gotten a lot better in a lot of aspects over the first half here.” – McAvoy
The full Terrier contingent
1.) Team USA: Freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger, freshman defenseman Chad Krys, freshman forward Patrick Harper, freshman forward Kieffer Bellows, sophomore forward Jordan Greenway, Keller and McAvoy
2.) Team Canada: Freshman Dante Fabbro, who made the final cut on Dec. 14.