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November 6, 2008
PC'S CHRIS TERRERI NAMED TOP GOALTENDER DURING 25TH CELEBRATION
~League announces Top 10 Goalies in overall 25th voting~

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Chris Terreri has been named Hockey East's Top Goalie
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WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The Hockey East Association is pleased to announce the first honoree in the league’s 25th Anniversary celebration as Providence College’s Chris Terreri has been named Hockey East’s Top Goalie in a vote comprised of Hockey East fans and members of the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee.

“This is such an appropriate way to launch our list of 25th Anniversary honorees,” said Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna. “Chris played at a time when offense was up in college hockey and media coverage was not what it is today. Yet the impact of his career, and especially his post-season performances, still resonates with so many who watched him play.”

Terreri was named the first Player of the Year in Hockey East history for the 1984-85 season, after leading the league in both goals against average (3.49) and save percentage (.905). Twenty five years later, Terreri still holds the Hockey East record for most saves in a season with the 1,078 amassed during that 1984-85 campaign.

“Twenty-five years later, I look back and can honestly say that was the greatest display of goaltending I have seen”, said former commisioner Lou Lamoriello, who, as coach at Providence, recruited Terreri out of Pilgrim High School in Warwick, RI.

His performance in the inaugural Hockey East Tournament insured his place in league history as Terreri backstopped the Friars to the first ever league championship in 1985 with a 65-save performance in the Friars’ 2-1 doubleovertime victory against Boston College in the title game. Terreri then set NCAA records while leading the team to the NCAA Frozen Four Championship game before falling to Rensselaer, 2-1, in the national final. He was named Most Valuable Player in both the Hockey East and NCAA tournaments.

A two-time All-American, Terreri played for Providence from 1982-86 and had a 3.18 career goals against average in 88 games with a record of 42-36-5 while playing in two NCAA Tournaments. Terreri also still holds PC records for saves (1,418), games played in a season (41) and minutes played in a season (2,512). He also owns two Stanley Cup Championship rings with the New Jersey Devils.

“There have been some great goaltenders over the 25 years competing in Hockey East. Chris’ play throughout 1984-85 the season in particular during the Hockey East playoffs, and the NCAA Tournament distinguishes him from the rest of the goalies,” said current PC head coach and former teammate Tim Army.

Many of Hockey East’s great goaltenders received strong support in the voting process. Here is a list of the remaining goaltenders that finished in the Top 10 (in alphabetical order): Mike Ayers (UNH, 2000-04), Ty Conklin (UNH, 1998-2001), John Curry (BU, 2003-07), Jimmy Howard (Maine, 2002-05), Bruce Racine (NU, 1984-88), Kevin Regan (UNH, 2004-08), Dwayne Roloson (UML, 1990-94), Cory Schneider (BC, 2004-07) and Garth Snow (Maine, 1988-93).

Hockey East’s Top Goaltender was chosen by a fan vote through the league’s official website – HockeyEast- Online.com - and votes from Hockey East’s 25th Anniversary Committee, which includes representatives from each Hockey East school.

Throughout the season, fans can cast their ballots for Hockey East’s All-Time Team, Top 25 Forwards, and Top 25 Defenders. In addition to these major categories, the conference will unfold a number of other ballot questions at regular intervals throughout the year. The next short-term ballot will begin on November 13 and run through November 23. At that time, fans will be able to cast their votes for “Hockey East’s Best Goal Scorer” and “Hockey East’s Best Playmaker.”

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