Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nye Classic Leftovers & More

When the Terriers scored 17 seconds into Saturday’s game against UA-Anchorage, BU fans had reason to expect a far better outcome than in the Nye Classic opener. That outcome looked nearly certain when BU held a 1-0 lead with five minutes left in the third, but it was not to be as a Seawolves powerplay goal knotted the score at 4-4.

Not only did BU give up the lead in the third period of both games, but as srsterrier notes, BU had a lead in all 6 periods but still came away with only a point for the weekend. That was tough to take.

Soph goalie Brett Bennett was sharp in the BU cage and probably could be faulted on only one of the Seawolves’ scoress. On the game-tying goal, BU had virtually killed Ryan Weston’s hit-from-behind penalty when a UAA skater was unmarked skating to the net and scored with 11 powerplay seconds and two minutes overall remaining.

Both freshmen forwards Nick Bonino and Colin Wilson picked up a pair of assists and Boomer Ewing became the first Terrier to register a two-goal game this season. Senior Ryan Monaghan who had no points in limited action during the previous two seasons, came home from Alaska with a goal and also an assist on a pinpoint pass to Brian McGuirk.

The home opener against UNH this Friday will not be televised on CN8 as previously reported here. For those unable to attend, the only viewing option will be BU’s All-Access service. A news release on the BU later today should announce the details and provide sign-up instructions.

Preparing to face the Wildcats, the Terriers conducted their annual skills competition. Winners included Brandon Yip (fastest shot), Bonino (shoot out) and McGuirk (skating speed). We hope to have more details later in the week.

Chris Connolly’s two goals and an assist for Omaha put him in a tie for the team scoring lead and tied for second in the league. A rookie on the Lancers, he was voted an “A” by his teammates.

Saturday night, former Terrier captain Jay Pandolfo scored his first goal of the season in a barnburner that saw the Devils edge Altanta, 6-5. On the Thrashers’ side, ex-UNH standout Darren Haydar scored his first NHL goal, playing on a line with another former BU opponent, ex-CC sniper Brett Sterling.
Blast from the past
A practice goalie in the late 90s, Ian Arougheti dressed for a game or two during the 97-98 season when BU carried just two goalies---Tom Noble and Michel Larocque—and Nobles was injured. Arrougheti is a name in the news in the current issue of the Bostonia alumni magazine. No longer stopping pucks, he’s representing comedians, now as an agent for Super Artists, Inc., and previously at the William Morris Agency. We’ll have to watch for Ian, who recently came back to Boston for two days and “realized just how much I love this city,” to make an appearance on “Entourage.”

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