WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- The Hockey East Association recently announced its Best Defensive Forward was Boston University’s Chris Drury. While Drury emerged from the voting, a pair of Wildcats were in the top 10. Preston Callander (2001-05) and John Sadowski (1996-2000) finished in the top 10 of voting, which included a fan vote and voting from the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee.
Others in the top 10 besides Drury, Callander and Sadowsky included: Mark Bavis (BU), Mike Bavis (BU), Bob Corkum (Maine), Bill Dohaney (UML), Jeff Giuliano (BC), Peter Marshall (BU) and Greg Moore (Maine).
Hockey East’s Best Defensive Forward was chosen by a fan vote through the league’s official website – HockeyEastOnline.com - and votes from Hockey East’s 25th Anniversary Committee, which includes representatives from each Hockey East school.
Hockey East Television Information:
All regular season games beginning at 7:30 p.m. will be preceded by the "Hockey East Face-Off Live" NESN pre-game show, which begins at 7 p.m.
Tom Caron (play-by-play) and Tim Sweeney (color analyst) will call the games for NESN’s Hockey East Friday Night broadcasts with Bob Beers (studio host) and Brendan Walsh (studio analyst) delivering Hockey East Face-Off Live before every game from the NESN HD Television Center.
2009 HOCKEY EAST EAST FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE ON NESN
Date Game TV Time
Jan. 16 UMass-Lowell at Boston College NESN 7:30pm
Jan. 23 UNH at Boston University NESN 7:30pm
Jan. 24 Boston University at UNH # NESN 7:00pm
Jan. 30 Boston College at Providence NESN 7:30pm
Feb. 6 Maine at UNH NESN 7:30pm
Feb. 20 Boston College at UNH NESN 7:30pm
Feb. 27 Boston U. at Massachusetts NESN 7:30pm
Feb. 28 Merrimack at UNH * NESN 7:30pm
Mar. 6 Boston College at Northeastern NESN 7:30pm
Mar. 13 Select Quarterfinal Game NESN TBA
Mar. 20 Hockey East Semifinal #1 NESN 5pm
Mar. 20 Hockey East Semifinal #2 NESN 8pm
Mar. 21 Hockey East Championship Game NESN 7pm
* - Special Saturday night edition of "Hockey East Friday Night"
# - No Pre-Game show
25 YEARS OF HOCKEY EAST – A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
This one-hour special chronicling the storied history of one of college hockey’s most successful leagues will be re-broadcast at the following times on NESN:
Jan. 18 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 20 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.