Saturday, October 23, 2010

Terriers edge Minutemen for first conference win

With goals from four different forwards, the Terriers held off a persistant UMass team for their third one-goal win in four games, 4-3. BU had opened up a 3-1 lead after two on co-captain Joe Pereira’s breakaway goal—his team-leading fourth of the season—off a Chris Connolly feed. Sahir Gill's steal and late goal extended the lead before UMass closed the gap in the final half minute. Charlie Coyle got BU on the board early in the second period and Andrew Glass (photo) scored his first of the season to give BU a lead it would not relinquish.

Kieran Millan stopped 23 shots to earn his second win of the season. BU took 37 shots while holding the Minutemen to 26 shots, which Coach Jack Parker pointed out was indicative of BU's strong effort on the road. Co-captain Connolly, who assisted on two goals, in now playing the point on power plays with Wade Megan joining Coyle and Pereira on the first power play unit.

► At 3-0-1, BU is off to its best start since 2001-02 when the Terriers opened with a 6-0-1 mark.

► Gill is BU’s scoring leader with 2-4-6 and the plus-minus leader with +6. His two goals have come on just six shots for a gaudy .333 shooting percentage.

► Pereira earned the game's #1 star; Connolly, #3.

► The crowd of 7,021 set a home-opening record for the Mullins Center.

Tonight the Terriers host Providence College which lost in overtime to UMass-Lowell last night, 5-4. Check back later for pre-game information and more coverage.

• recap and comprehensive box score
•Boston Hockey Blog recap and feature on the revamped 3rd and 4th lines, each of which contributed a goal.
• recap
• HockeyEastOnline recap
• NESN video highlights
• College Hockey News box score with play-by-play
• College Hockey News recap of Friday's college hockey games
• Inside Hockey recap
• Daily Hampshire Gazette recap
• Post-game comments from Coach Parker and from Pereira and Millan:

Looking ahead
2011 recruit Cason Hohmann second his second goal of the season in Cedar Rapids’ 3-2 loss to Chicago. The Texas native leads the first-place RoughRiders in scoring with six points.

Women extend streak
The Terrier Women’s team extended its winning streak with a hard-earned 2-1 win over St. Lawrence at Walter Brown Arena. Jenn Wakefield’s second period shorthanded goal proved to be the difference when the Saints scored in the final minutes of the third period. Louise Warren had the other goal for BU, which takes on Clarkson Saturday.
• recap with links to video highlights and Coach Brian Durocher's post-game comments.
• HockeyEastOnline recap

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