It’s been a difficult season for Lowell which is in last place in Hockey East and brings a 4-20-2 overall record into the game, but has won two of its past four starts. Sophomore Riley Wetmore leads the RiverHawks , who are coached by former BU associate head coach Blaise MacDonald, in both points (23) and goals (11). A pair of freshman goaltenders, Marc Boulanger and Doug Carr, have split time in goal
BU, which has a 4-2-1 record since the Shillelagh Tournament, will be reinforced tonight by the return of defenseman Ryan Ruikka (photo), enabling the blue line to return to its regular pairings.
Up front the lines remain unchanged.
Red-hot Kieran Millan will be in goal.
• GoTerriers.com has links to game notes, WWZN Radio Webcast (delayed)
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• Boston Hockey Blog game preview and in-game live blog
• Hockey East Online weekend preview
• USCHO’s Jim Connelly calls the Terriers “consistently inconsistent” in his weekly This Week in Hockey East column.
• New England Hockey Journal weekly Hockey East column focuses on freshmen including five BU starters.
Former Terrier co-captain John McCarthy is back with the San Jose Sharks after a brief stay in Worcester.
Adam Ernie, RW, '95--Adam revealed the warrior throughout this viewing. He finished his checks and did not take any crap from anyone. He has ‘It, whatever ‘It’ means but he has an instinct for the game that cannot be taught: A vibe and vision for the game and an understanding of the ebb and flow of the sport. He did not show much offensive punch but he was always in position for the puck. Is a fluid, seamless skater with balance and strength. His defensive assignments still prove to be a work in progress. AHR Rating: AAA
The Terriers 13-game winning streak came to an end last night as New Hampshire handed BU a 4-2 loss at Walter Brown Arena. BU which trailed 3-0 early in the final period outshot the Wildcats 54-16 but couldn’t solve UNH goalie Kayley Herman. Jillian Kirschner and Jenelle Kohanchuk had the Terrier goals. The teams meet again Saturday afternoon in Durham.
• GoTerriers.com recap, video highlights and comprehensive box score.
• WTBU Sports recap
BU Today offers a text and video feature on freshmen goalie Kerrin Sperry and her sister Megan, a junior on BU’s competitive figure skating club.