BU Parts Ways with Bennett
CHN Staff Report
BOSTON Sophomore goaltender Brett Bennett will not return to Boston University for the 2008-09 season, head coach Jack Parker said Tuesday.
"Our staff has decided that we move in a different direction in regards to our goaltending," said Parker. "We wish Brett the best in his future endeavors."
After a poor start, Bennett, a former national development program goaltender, emerged as the more reliable option in net last season over senior Karson Gillespie. In general, however, BU still struggled in goal throughout the season, and Bennett's stronger finish wasn't enough for Parker.
Bennett appeared in 31 games this season, making 29 starts. He posted an .888 save percentage and a 2.63 goals against average along with a 16-10-3 record.
The move means that BU is putting its faith in a pair of incoming recruits, Grant Rollheiser and Kieran Millan. Both are Canadians and will be 19 when the season starts. Rollheiser, from Trail, British Columbia, is listed as 6-foot-4.
Texas native Adam Kraus, who appeared in just two games as a freshman last season, will also be an option.