Demko pitches first shutout of the season with 35 saves as No. 9 Boston College keeps Hockey East regular season championship in sight with 2-0 victory at Notre Dame
Thatcher Demko, Noah Hanifin, Ian McCoshen, Steve Santini and Alex Tuch were five of 30 skaters named to the preliminary roster for the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team for the World Junior Championship
Boston College throttles RIT, 6-2, as defense explodes on the offensive side of the ice; Doherty, Sanford lead BC with three points each
Thatcher Demko becomes the first Eagle goaltender drafted since the Canucks selected Cory Schneider in 2004
Boston College leads the way with six representatives on the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp roster
Boston College vs. Union- Frozen Four
DEMKO'S CAREER HIGHS
THATCHER DOUGLAS DEMKO; born December 8, 1995...shoots left...played the 2012-13 season with the United State National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League...attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14):Played in and started 24 games; missed two games in late December while representing Team USA at the World Junior Championship ... went 16-5-3 ... registered a 2.24 goals against average and a .919 save percentage; went 9-1-1 with a 1.35 goals against average and a .948 save percentage in 11 Hockey East contests ... captured a share of the program's Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award with Steve Santini ... earned All Hockey East Rookie Team honors and Hockey East honorable mention ... won the Hockey East `Stop It' Goaltending Championship after registering the lowest goals against average mark since Jimmy Howard's (Maine) record of 1.15 in 2003-04 ... garnered Hockey Commissioners' Associational National Division I Rookie of the Month honors for January as well as Hockey East Association Rookie of the Month ... earned two more conference honors as Defensive Player of the Week (12/9) and Rookie of the Month (2/3) ... stopped 29-of-30 shots to backstop Boston College to its fifth-straight Beanpot trophy (2/10)...won the Eberly Award (goaltender with best overall save percentage in Beanpot) with a save rate of .966, marking the second-best save percentage in Beanpot Tournament history (2/10) ... recorded two shutouts over the course of the season, including 30 stops at Providence (1/31) and 33 saves against UMass Lowell ... tallied three assists, including one against Denver at the NCAA Regional in Worcester, Mass. (3/29).
BEFORE BC:Played the 2012-13 season with the U.S. National Under-18 team where he posted a 30-9-4 recorded with a .910 save percentage and six shutouts...was 3-0-0 in the Four Nations Under-18 tournament...registered an 8-2-3 record against college programs with wins against Michigan and Merrimack...played the 2011-12 season with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL...registered a 9-3-0 record with one shutout.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... is the 2013-14 recipient of the E. Paul Robsham, Jr. Goalie Scholarship Fund in Men's Hockey ... Thatcher is the son of Danielle and Brenton Demko.