Lane Hutson, Joshua Roy, Rhett Pitlick: a glorious evening for CH hopes
Spectacular Montreal Canadiens prospect Lane Hutson etched his name into Boston University Terriers legend on Saturday by playing the heroes in overtime in the Hockey East Conference Finals .
The second-round pick in the last draft allowed his team to take the crown by threading the needle with a veiled wrist shot in overtime.
The Terriers beat the Merrimack Warriors 3-2. And guess who scored the other goals for the Boston team? Devin Kaplan, and none other than Lane Hutson.
The small and skilful defender was thus named player par excellence of the tournament, yet another award since the start of the season. He also tied Brian Leetch's record for most points in a season by a fullback under 19, with 47.
The Terriers will thus participate in the Frozen Four, which brings together the best collegiate teams in the country.
Watch his winning goal in the video above and his first goal in the video below.
We rarely hear about Rhett Pitlick, Rem's younger brother. The 2019 fifth-round pick hasn't produced at an all-time high pace this season, but he did grab some attention with a fine goal on Saturday.
The Golden Gophers forward of Minnesota was one of three scorers in a 4-3 loss to the University of Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Conference Finals.
Pitlick knocked down defenseman Steven Holtz with a series of spectacular feints. The latter found himself with all four irons in the air while the hope of the Habs found the back of the net thanks to a swift wrist shot.
Furthermore, just like Pitlick, Sean Farrell and his team suffered defeat in the final. Colgate University became ECAC champions by beating Harvard University 3-2.
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Joshua Roy again
Closer to home, Quebecer Joshua Roy had no pity for the Val-d'Or Foreurs in front of their fans.
The Canadiens' gem had a natural hat trick in the first period and collected two more assists in a 9-to-1 win. 1 from the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
His teammates Justin Gill (four assists) and Ethan Gauthier (two goals, one assist) also had fun at the expense of the Abitibi.
This season, Roy has scored 41 goals and 90 points in 52 games.