Oh, Mr. Wilson…

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.

Other thoughts:

– 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.

Author: Elliot Olshansky

Elliot Olshansky covers the Hobey Baker Award beat for USCHO.com and also covers men’s and women's hockey and lacrosse at NCAA.com for Turner Sports. His experience includes four years covering college hockey for CSTV, stints at other media outlets including the New York Daily News and Spike TV, and freelance writing. His debut novel, "Robert's Rules of Karaoke," is currently available from The Write Deal (www.thewritedeal.org).

  • You Guys only disagree on one game!  I think you guys nailed it though, the Maine – BC game is going to be pretty good!  

    I wouldn’t count the Friars out though over BU, it’s a bold pick but I would throw some money on it!

  • Anonymous

    BC-Maine is a coin-flip?  Really??  Let’s see, BC is sitting 4th in the pairwise and 2nd in HEA.  Maine is what 24th PWR and 6th in HEA.  Not to mention Tim Whitehead is 2-9-3 vs BC the past 4 1/2 years.  That’s .250, not.500.

    Good grief you guys are clueless.  Exactly how do you have a job at USCHO.com??

    • Idontknow

      BC is 6-7-1 in their last 14 games. That is not good. On the year they may be 4th in the pairwise, but in the last 2 months they are mediocre. I can’t believe people are still picking them. I expect a split between them this weekend. This is a huge weekend in HE. The games should all be very exciting.

    • uhhuhbub

      How clueless are they now!?!?! I guess your rankings didnt really help your…why am I wasting my breath…wonder what the PWR’s will be like now?

  • Maine-iak 2013

    I have to say, tonight’s game was exciting!  Ended with Maine winning in overtime.  I think tomorrow night’s game will be just as exciting.  

  • Idontknow

    So why does BC have to go 6-9-1 before you pick against them?