Player Previews: 2014-15 Boston College Hockey Juniors


Now we get into some of the more experienced Eagles with the 2014-15 Boston College hockey juniors.

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Junior year does tend to be the cutoff date for some of the Eagles’ top talents, such as Chris Kreider, Johnny Gaudreau, and Cam Atkinson. The trend may yet play out again in the near future with the team’s new captain.

This is one of the smaller classes on the roster with five players, but there are some important ones amongst them.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Juniors:
Travis Jeke

Defenseman | Pittsburgh, PA

Jeke has made it into 24 games so far on defense, with the vast majority of them being in his freshman year. The Pennsylvanian did not hit the international or even junior hockey circuit before attending Boston College, earning his way to the Heights from the Northwood School in Lake Placid.

He most recently scored a goal on December 27 against Bowling Green.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Juniors:
Brendan Silk

Forward | Wakefield, MA

Silk has played in 74 games so far for Boston College, but his path to Chestnut Hill started with the US Under-17 and Under-18 national teams; for the latter, he played in 42 games.

In his Eagles career to date, Silk has ten points, including five goals. One interesting trivia point about him is that you will find his grandfather’s name on the wall and ceiling at Conte Forum: John Silk was a basketball captain whose jersey was retired in 1999.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Juniors:
Peter McMullen

Forward | Essex Fells, NJ

McMullen is the grandson of the former New Jersey Devils owner; it is no surprise that he got into hockey. Prior to the Heights, McMullen played junior hockey in British Columbia for one season, and before that, he starred at Delbarton in northern New Jersey.

To date, he has appeared in seven games as an Eagle and got his first career point against Army in 2013.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Juniors:
Mike Matheson

Defenseman | Pointe-Claire, QC

Matheson, a Montrealer, is the captain of the Eagles in his third, and likely final, season on the Heights. The NHL surely awaits Boston College’s top defenseman, who was a first-round pick of the Florida Panthers in 2012. There were even obviously unfounded rumors that he would leave following last season.

The captain played junior hockey in both his native Quebec and the United States, starring for the same Dubuque team that once hosted Johnny Gaudreau. In 38 games last season, Matheson was the leading “offensive defenseman” with 21 points, including three goals. He was an all-Hockey East first-team player and an All-American second-team honoree in 2013-14.

2014-15 Boston College Hockey Juniors:
Teddy Doherty

Defenseman | Hopkinton, MA

Doherty is the nephew of Marty Hughes, who played at Boston College in the early Jerry York era, including the 2001 national championship team. Before coming to Boston College, like Matheson and Gaudreau, he also played junior hockey in Dubuque, Iowa, posting 16 points in the 2011-12 season.

In his Eagles career so far, Doherty has appeared in 66 games with 31 total points, and notably, he had a career-best +5 rating in the game that sealed York’s all-time win record in 2012.