For any Boston University Hockey fans in attendance Thursday night for the “Blue Vs. Orange” scrimmage at the Nassau Coliseum during the 2013 Islanders Minicamp, there will be a familiar sight when they sit down to watch the game.
Not only were Terrier forwards Cason Hohmann, Evan Rodrigues and Ben Rosen all invited to participate in the Islanders camp this week, but they were grouped together, all three playing for the Blue Team.
“I’m surprised that they stuck us all on the same team,” Rodrigues said. “It’s nice because I’m used to playing with them so when I got out onto the ice it was kind of easy because I know how they play.”
Rodrigues and Hohmann, both entering their junior years, were two of the top point-scorers for a BU team that posted a 21-16-2 record on the season. Rodrigues tallied 14 goals and 20 assists while Hohmann netted 10 goals and 24 assists. Rosen, who just graduated, scored five goals.
Not only were the three former teammates seated right next to each other in the locker room, but also Rodrigues and Hohman will be playing on the same line during the scrimmage.
“We played for half a season on the same line and then he got moved off,” Hohmann said. “But I’ve played with him before so I’m used to it.”