Odds and Ends: 20 Questions, Grzelcyk named HE Player of Week

Hey, folks!

It was a pretty successful past week for BU, taking wins against the University of Massachusetts and then-No. 5 Harvard University (a wild one at that). The Terriers will look to build off that when they go into a two-game series against No. 4 Boston College this weekend.

We just wanted to catch everyone up on some tidbits that you might have missed.

Matt Grzelcyk was named both Hockey East Player of the Week and NCAA Hockey’s Second Star of the Week for his four goals and one assist in two games against Harvard and UMass.

-BU’s two wins moved them up one spot to No. 10 in the USCHO.com Poll. The Terriers sit at No. 9 in Pairwise.

-Get to know BU newcomers Oskar Andren and Erik Udahl a little better with the 20 Questions Sarah and Judy asked them.

-Sarah also joined WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin on his College Puckcast to discuss the upcoming games against BC. Give it a listen.

-Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy looked at BC’s newest goalie, Ian Milosz, and how he performed well in place of Thatcher Demko against No. 3 Providence College.

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BU adds forward Oskar Andren for 2nd half of season

It appears the Boston University men’s hockey team has worked quickly to fill the recent hole left on the team’s roster.

Oskar Andren, a 20-year-old forward playing in the NAHL, has announced his commitment to play at BU, starting in the second semester of this season.

Andren’s announcement comes one day after a source confirmed with The Daily Free Press that sophomore forward A.J. Greer has left BU for the QMJHL.

A native of Danderyd, Sweden, Andren has played his last two seasons with the Lone Star Brahmas. He had 47 points (18 goals, 29 assists) in 51 games last season, and has 22 points in 28 games this year, which is tops on the team.

Andren is the first commitment from an NAHL player since Ryan Santana made his decision to come to Commonwealth Avenue in 2008-09.

The Lone Star coaching staff gave Andren praises in a statement published on the team’s website.

There’s a lot of good players in this league, and when you’re a top team, you’re going to lose players,” head coach Dan Wildfong added.  “That’s a good thing because they’re moving on to where they want to go.

Andren went through a lot and when the scholarship came, to reach that goal, we were all excited. We trusted him and believed in him and we’re proud of him.  He couldn’t have asked for a better school.

With Andren’s commitment, the Terriers get more offensive depth and their roster goes back up to 15 forwards and 26 total players for the second half of the season.