Sunday, November 14, 2010

Third Tie's a Charm? -- Updated

For the second game this weekend and third in a row, BU played to a tie, this time by a score of 3-3 against the Merrimack Warriors. Merrimack struck first, taking a 2-0 lead in the first period on power play goals by Mike Collins and Joe Cucci. BU was able to get one back before the first period expired, as Wade Megan beat his defender and drove to the net. Merrimack extended their lead to two once again very late in the second period courtesy of a tally from Jesse Todd. The Terriers faced an uphill climb to keep their undefeated record alive, but got a goal from co-captain Chris Connolly (pictured) before the halfway point of the third period before fellow junior Corey Trivino tied the game with less than 5 minutes remaining. Another 10 minutes of combined regulation and overtime played out, but neither team could score.

Merrimack outshot BU by a margin of 37-29, as Kieran Millan had to be good in goal once again to help his team earn a point in Hockey East play, making 34 saves. The power play struggled once again, going 0-6, while Merrimack converted on both of their power play opportunities in the game. The linemates Chris Connolly, Corey Trivino, and Alex Chiasson each collected two points apiece.
Corey Trivino post-game

Looking Ahead
Cason Hohmann recorded an assist in tonight's 5-1 win for Team USA over Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge. USA will play tomorrow for the gold against Canada East at 8:30 pm ET, who advanced over Switzerland by a score of 4-2. Robert Polesello was credited with the game's opening goal in the first period: an empty netter due to a Swiss puckhandling gaffe with a delayed penalty on Canada East.

Women's team
Again, the Terrier's women's team tied the Vermont Catamounts for the second afternoon in a row, this time by a score of 2-2.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

BU alum and big hockey fan with limited knowledge of the sport. I am wondering why we never seem to have anyone in front of the goal when we are in posession of the puck in the offensive zone. In 2009, it always seemed that Jason Lawrence, Colin Wilson or Brandon Yip was on the doorstep ready to deposit the puck in for a score. Now it seems that the three forwards are all digging for the puck, cycling but no one is in position to score; and by having the forwards so deep we seem to give up odd man rushes. Am I totally off base with this observation?

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