Well, Colin Wilson finally got a couple of those goals I kept saying he needed.
Too bad the Hobey vote was last week.
In all seriousness, Colin Wilson certainly had the look of a Hobey Baker winner on Thursday night, scoring two goals and adding an assist in BU’s 5-4 win over Vermont to advance to the NCAA title game. Those three points give him 55 for the season, the most by a BU player since Chris Drury scored 57 in 1997-98.
You know what else Chris Drury did that year? Yes, you do know…
Of course, Drury also had 28 goals that year, compared to 17 for Wilson this year. But certainly, any time you watch BU, it’s not hard to see how this guy is the focal point of the Terrier offense, even if he doesn’t have the goals to show for it.
“I think Colin Wilson’s best hockey is still ahead of him,” BU head coach Jack Parker said. “And, unfortunately, it probably won’t be here. But he’s had a great two years here. He’s certainly capping it off with a great run in the playoffs.”
Seeing him score a couple of those goals for the Terriers got me thinking a bit more about the Hobey, and whether I might havex called it wrong. Part of my reasoning behind the Gilroy pick was that he has the better narrative, being the senior captain, three-year All-American, former walk-on , etc. But then again, if narrative were worth as much as I thought, Jacques Lamoureux would he in this Hat Trick.
We’ll find out soon enough, of course….in the meantime, I have a feeling I could have been wrong.
– Keep an eye on Miami’s Carter Camper for next season in the Hobey race. His scoring on Thursday was limited to a second assist, but he was another one of those guys who has a presence you can’t help but feel when he’s on the ice.
– Viktor Stålberg was also a figure to watch on Thursday, leading to the question of how he didn’t quite make it into the Hat Trick. He may have another shot at both next year, if he decides to return.
See you tomorrow for the ceremony.