Saturday, October 24, 2009

Shorthanded Terriers edge Michigan, 3-2--updated

Playing without its top defensive center, Luke Popko (out with the flu), BU lost its top offensive forward Nick Bonino to a dislocated shoulder, but edged visiting Michigan, 3-2, on a late goal by junior Joe Pereira (photo). BU also played most of the final period without senior defenseman Eric Gryba due to a game misconduct penalty. The Terriers had taken a 2-0 lead on a first-period goal by Zach Cohen and a second-period score by Colby Cohen. Michigan tied the game with a pair in the third before Pereira’s game-winner.

Kieran Millan stopped 33 shots—tying a career high—including 19 of 21 in the final stanza.

• With the win, BU avoided its first 0-3 start since the 1998-99 season.

• The victory also brought the overall record between the teams to 13-10 in favor of the Maize and Blue. Coach Jack Parker is now 7-7 in games coached against Red Berenson.

• The Terriers put in extra practice time on faceoffs this week and it paid off with 31 wins out of 63 draws.

Pereira and Millan were interviewed after the game.

USCHO recap. recap. Inside Hockey recap. Comprehensive boxscore. All-Access video highlights. We also have audio of the post-game players press conference with Zach Cohen, Joe Pereira, and Kieran Millan, as well as Coach Parker's comments.

Blog contributor CDRAL provided a list of former Terriers in attendance for the Alumni Weekend game. It included Scott Lachance, Jim McCann, Paul Giandomenico, Ron Divincenzo, Willie Quinn, Jim Higgins, John Dooley, Dan Ronan, Rich Brennan, Peter Fish, (new Dad--Congrats!) Mike Sylvia , Brian McConnell, Brad Zancanaro, Mark Hetnik, Matt Marden, Stephan Siewiec, Ed Ronan, Dennis O'Connell, Frank D'Orio, Scott Manty, Steve Smolinsky, and Brandon Yip.

Looking ahead
2011 Cason Hohmann’s first goal of the of the season was the game-winner in Cedar Rapids’ 7-2 win over the NTDP U17s. Hohmann added an assist as did the U17s Alexx Privitera, a 2011 recruit.

2010 recruit Matt Nieto banged home the game-winner early in the third period as the U.S.NTDP U18s beat Cornell in Ithaca tonight, 3-2. Last night, he recorded three assist in the U18s 10-1 win over Utica College on Friday Night.

Looking Back
Mike Grier scored his third goal of the season in the Sabres' 3-2 (a popular score tonight!) overtime win over Tampa.

Matt Gilroy’s 2nd goal of the year, a slapper from the blueline, gave the Rangers an early 3-1 lead, but the Canadiens roared back to win in overtime, 5-4.


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