New Rochelle native Kevin Shattenkirk will be representing the Hudson Valley Thursday in the NCAA Division I Frozen Four. The Boston U. defenseman will face Vermont at 8:30 p.m. in Washington D.C., and the winner will play either Bemidji State or Miami (Ohio) in Saturday’s championship.
Colleague Josh Thomson has the details in Monday’s paper. I believe no area player has won a DI title since Suffern’s Jon Foster and Denver won back-to-back in ‘04-’05.
Shattenkirk, a sophomore who was drafted 14th overall by the Avalanche in the 2007 NHL draft, was recently dubbed “The Six-Million Dollar Man” by BU’s student newspaper.
He has seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points, and his plus-26 rating is second on the team. The Hockey East coaches recently picked the 5-foot-11, 190-pound righty as second-team all-conference.
(Photo of Shattenkirk on the U20 national team courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)