BU hockey receives commitment from Liam Connors

While the Hockey East Tournament nears for the Boston University men’s hockey team, that doesn’t mean the coaching staff has turned a blind eye to the recruiting trail.

Rather, the Terriers, as first reported by SB Nation’s Jeff Cox, have secured the services of Liam Connors.

The 2001-born winger plays at the St. Sebastian’s School in nearby Needham, Massachusetts. Aged 16, Connors, per his Elite Prospects page, has also previously skated for the Boston Jr. Bruins and Neponset Valley River Rats.

While Connors won’t arrive on Commonwealth Avenue for several years, early word is he’s quite the talent.

BU adds Alex Vlasic, ’01 defenseman from Chicago area

Another day, another big-time commit for the Boston University men’s hockey team.

This time, head coach David Quinn and his staff have secured the services of Alex Vlasic, a blueliner born in 2001.

The 15-year-old, who hails from Wilmette, Illinois, currently plays for the Chicago Mission. As of now, he clocks in as 6-foot-3 and 165 pounds, so he definitely boasts the size of a Hockey East player.

While little is known of Vlasic, early reports suggest he’s quite the get for Quinn and Co. His commitment also comes less than a week after Cade Webber, another 2001-born defenseman, pledged his future to the Terriers.

In other words, the talent pipeline to Agganis Arena keeps on growing stronger and stronger.

BU gets commitment from ’99 defenseman Cam Crotty

The commitments just keep on coming for the Boston University men’s hockey team, as Canadian blue-liner Cam Crotty took to Twitter today to announce his commitment to BU. The 17-year-old is projected to join the Terriers next season.

Crotty, who is eligible for next year’s NHL draft, is a 6-foot-1, 172 pound defenseman currently with the Brockville Braves of the CCHL. He has one goal in seven games this season after recording 18 points in 57 games with the Braves last year, indicating his knack of contributing on the offensive end.

The Terriers have been extremely busy as of late adding recruits for the next couple of years, as they have picked up four commitments in less than a month. Defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo and forward Shane Bowers will likely join BU for the 2017-18 season, while 14-year-old Dylan Peterson is projected to arrive at Commonwealth Avenue in 2020.

Here are some more tweets regarding Crotty.