Sunday, November 19, 2017

Freshmen power BU past Maine, 7-0 UPDATED

What a difference a day makes…again. For the second week in a row, the #18 Terriers followed a disappointing effort and a loss with a dominating performance and a shutout win. Last night in Portland, BU thumped Maine, 7-0. The season-high scoring output was led by a pair of goals by freshman Shane Bowers and three other scores by freshmen.

Bowers set the tone just 86 seconds into the game one-timing a Patrick Harper pass from behind the Maine cage with freshman Logan Cockerill also assisting.   Bowers nearly scored again in the first period but was denied in tight by Rob McGovern.

Early in the second, BU scored on an odd-man rush with sophomore Chad Krys setting up junior Jordan Greenway whose wrister found the top left corner. Freshman Hank Crone, who also assisted on that tally, scored his first collegiate goal nine minutes later, crashing the net on a delayed penalty. Krys and freshman Dante Fabbro had the helpers.

Just before the second period ended, freshman Brady Tkachuk matched Crone with his first goal, knocking home a rebound in tight after freshman Kasper Kotkansalo hit iron for a 4-0 lead. Junior Bobo Carpenter also picked up an assist.

Midway through the final period, Carpenter recorded his team-best eighth goal, converting a goal mouth pass from Greenway with Krys picking up his third assist of the game. Just 22 seconds later, Bowers scored his second goal from freshman Cam Crotty. Cockerill closed out the scoring on a power play in the game’s final minute with freshman Jake Witkowski recording his first collegiate point.
“We attacked with speed,” BU Coach David Quinn said. “With our speed, forecheck should be our identity and I thought we did a good job. We hounded the puck and didn’t give them a lot of time or space. That caused some turnovers for us, and that’s usually when you can strike.”

Sophomore Jake Oettinger stopped 30 Black Bear shots, including 13 in the final period, to record his second shutout of the season and the sixth of his career.

Kotkansalo finished the game at +4 while Harper and Krys were both +3.

After going pointless in his first 11 starts, Cockerill produced a goal and an assist in both games against Maine.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments Quinn
● Daily Free Press recap
WTBU Sports recap and audio highlights
● Press Herald recap

Looking ahead
2018 recruits Tyler Weiss and Jack DeBoer each assisted on a goal in the NTDP U17s 5-0 win against Central Illinois.

2018 recruit Ryan O’Connell contributed a goal and an assist to BCHL Penticton’s 10-1 blowout of Cowichan Valley.  The 6’2” defenseman has 13 points in 20 games for the Vees.

2020 recruit Dylan Peterson assisted on two goals to give CIHA 18U White a 2-0 lead, but Ottawa 18U AAA roared back with four goals for a 4-2 win.  Fifteen year old Peterson, playing up with the U18s, has 10 points in 12 games.

Looking back

Charlie McAvoy recorded his eighth assist in the Bruins 3-1 win at San Jose. Danny O’Regan, just recalled from the AHL where he was the Barracuda’s leading scorer, assisted on the Sharks’ only goal.

Women’s Team
Terriers completed a sweep of Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse with a 3-1 win. Senior captain Rebecca Leslie scored twice, including the second-period game-winner. Senior Victoria Bach added to the lead with a third period goal, her fifth of the weekend. Freshman Corinne Schroeder turned aside 35 of 36 UVM shots.

● recap and comprehensive box score

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Terriers fall to Maine, 5-2

Photo by Matt Dressens
#18 Terriers’ visit to Alfond Arena failed to build on last Saturday’s strong effort. Despite being outshot, 42-28, the Black Bears took a 5-2 win for their first win against BU since January 2014.

BU got on the board first, eight minutes into the contest, when Kasper Kotkansalo converted the rebound of a Logan Cockerill shot for their first collegiate goal and assist, respectively.  Patrick Harper also assisted. Maine countered with a Brady Keeper power play goal to produce a 1-1 tie after one.

Second period goals by Canon Pieper and Brendan Robbins gave the hosts a 3-1 lead before Cockerill narrowed the margin with his first collegiate goal. He took a cross-slot backhand pass from Shane Bowers and beat goalie Jeremy Swayman. Harper picked up his second assist. BU nearly tied the score when Kotkansalo hit a post and Drew Melanson forced Swayman to make a highlight reel save.

BU poured 18 shots on Swayman in the final period, but couldn’t put a puck past the freshman netminder. Patrick Holway extended Maine’s lead to 4-2, converting the rebound of his own shot. Patrick Shea’s empty-netter closed out the scoring.

The teams complete the weekend series tonight at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland with puck drop at 7 p.m. (LINKS)

● recap and comprehensive box score 
● HockeyEastOnline recap
● recap

Looking ahead
2018 recruits Joel Farabee, Tyler Weiss and Jack DeBoer (photo) each scored a goal in the NTDP U18s’ 8-5 win against Youngstown. DeBoer, who also had an assist, now has 10 points.
● USA Hockey recap

2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored a goal and added two assists in USHL Chicago’s 6-2 win against the NTDP U17s. Trevor Zegras had a goal for Team USA.
● USA Hockey recap

Led by 2020 recruit Josh Lawrence, Selects Academy at South Kent won the New England 16U championship and will play in the nationals in April. The right-shot forward from Fredericton, New Brunswick has a 19-32-51 scoring line in 27 games.

Women’s Team
Photo by Kevin Bennett
Senior Victoria Bach rang up four goals and an assist as the Terriers trounced Vermont, 7-1, at Gutterson Fieldhouse. BU also received goals from sophomore Natasza Tarnowski, senior captain Rebecca Leslie and sophomore Abby Cook. Bach got BU on the board seven minutes into the game with a shorthanded goal and added another in the first period and tallies in the second and third period. Freshman Corinne Schroeder stopped 25 of 26 Catamount shots.
● recap and comprehensive box score

Friday, November 17, 2017

Game Day BU visits Maine; McAvoy dangles

#18 Terriers are on the road this weekend for a pair of games vs. Maine. Tonight’s contest at Alfond Arena is a 7:30 p.m. start. It will air live on Fox College Sports-Pacific and be live-streamed on Maine All-Access.Tomorrow’s game will be played in Portland at the Cross Insurance Arena with puck drop at 7 p.m.


Maine, which was idle last weekend and most recently split a series at Lowell, will be looking for its first win against BU since a 7-3 victory at Fenway Park in January of 2014. Its offense is led by freshman Eduards Tralmaks, and sophomores Mitchell Fossier and Chase Pearson, all with seven points, and junior defenseman Rob Michel with six points. Junior Rob McGovern and freshman Jeremy Swayman have split the goaltending duties.

BU’s last two weekends produced shutouts of Providence and New Hampshire and a pair of disappointing losses to Northeastern.  The Terrier offense is paced by Patrick Harper with 11 points and Bobo Carpenter with 10. Jordan Greenway with goals in two of the past three games, Chad Krys and Brady Tkachuk all have eight points.  BU will likely be without senior captain Brandon Hickey again this weekend due to a hand injury. Max Prawdzik is in goal again tonight.
● Maine All-Access Live Stream
● Daily Free Press preview
● Bangor Daily News preview
● preview
● HockeyEastOnline Weekend preview
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape



►BU Student Activities is sponsoring buses to Saturday’s game against Maine in Portland. Buses leave the George Sherman Union at 10:30 a.m. Roundtrip transportation and game ticket are $15. (Details)

This week’s Hockey on Campus podcast features: Colorado College Coach Mike Haviland, last year’s Hobey Baker Award winner and current NJ Devils rookie Will Butcher and USA Hockey Director of Communications Dave Fisher.  It airs on NHL Radio (SiriusXMChannel 91) on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET. You can also find it here on College Hockey News.

Looking ahead
On NHL Central Scouting’s November 15 release of Players to Watch for the next draft, 2018 recruit Joel Farabee received an “A” rating, indicating a likely selection in the first round. Tyler Weiss received a "B" rating while Jake Wise, who has been sidelined from the NTDP U18s with a broken collar bone, received a “C’” rating. Hockey writer Jeff Cox, who wrote about players on the watch list from New York/New Jersey and New England, also offered his thoughts on why another NTDP U18 BU recruit, center Jack DeBoer, was overlooked on the November list.
● New York Hockey Journal Farabee, DeBoer
● New England Hockey Journal Wise

2018 recruit Ryan O’Connell scored a goal and an assist in BCHL Penticton’s 7-1 win against Surrey. The 6’2” defenseman drafted by Toronto in the 7th round of the 2017 draft, has 11 points in 18 games for the Vees.
● BCHL box score

Looking back

Charlie McAvoy’s second goal of the season was a highlight reel tally in the Bruins’ 2-1 win against Los Angeles.

Colin Wilson, who returned to the Colorado line-up a week ago, scored his first goal in the Avs’ 6-2 win against Washington.

Women’s Team
Terriers head to Vermont for a weekend series against the Catamounts. Friday’s game is a 7 p.m. start, while Saturday’s game begins at 4 p.m.
● preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, Live Stream

2018 recruit Courtney Correia of the Toronto Jr. Aeros has been named to the Team Canada roster for the IIHF World U18 Championships
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