WORCESTER – Jordan Greenway provided a post-Olympic boost to the unlikely career of Boston University for the NCAA tournament.
Greenway was a member of the US Olympic hockey team. UU And he's been in a score binge since his homecoming games. The youth has three goals and five assists in the last five games that included the undefeated (4-0) of BU in the East Hockey championship.
Greenway will center BU's first line with right-winger Drew Melanson and left-hander Brady Tkachuk when No. 4 Terriers (21-13-4) face top-seeded Cornell (25-5-). 2) in the northeastern regional semifinals of today.
"I had a bit of jet lag and it was hard to adjust to the schedule change, but I was excited to get back," Greenway said yesterday after the practice at DCU Center.
"Just being back with these guys on the right track helped me get through that, I've received a lot of help from the guys."
Greenway returned to Commonwealth Avenue as a more confident and polished player of his Olympic experience. He also benefited from his association with line partner Brian Gionta (Boston College) and roommate Ryan Donato (Harvard), who now wear Bruins uniforms.
"I was with Gio a good amount, we went everywhere together and he helped me a lot," Greenway said. "I played with him in a line and he always gave me advice and helped me with any questions I had."
"With a guy like that, the wisdom you get from him keeps him going and he can go forever. to absorb all that I could from him and had a great impact. "
Greenway and Donato were rivals of Beanpot before joining forces with the US team Donato was the best performer in the United States with five He has taken the NHL by storm in his first two contests with the Bruins.
"Obviously he can score and he has a good touch with the record," Greenway said. First Games (NHL) and he has been doing very well.
"I could not be more excited for the child and he deserves it. He has been working hard and has done many good things at Harvard and many good things in Olympic Games, I could not be happier for him and he will continue doing great things. "
Greenway has the skills with sticks, size and hockey IQ to be a hit at the NHL level. The 6-foot-5, 238-pound player from Canton, New York, was selected in the second round (50th overall) by Minnesota Wild in the 2015 draft and has improved his chances since Terriers coach David Quinn moved it from wing to hand.
"One of the things we tell him all the time is:" Why can not you be one of the next great American players? Quinn said, "I think he's slowly starting to realize how good he can be and how good he really is."
"I think he came back from the Olympics with a level of confidence. he understood the impact he could have on our level and how dominant he could be at our level, we would not be here without him "