Saturday, October 29, 2011

Terriers and Minutemen all tied up--updated

Terriers traveled West yesterday to Amherst and rallied for a 2-2 overtime tie with UMass. Sahir Gill's third-period goal, his second in two games, knotted the score, after BU had fallen behind 2-0. After an Alex Chiasson shot hit the post, the Minutemen scored a power play goal with 34 seconds left in the opening period, then doubled their lead in the second with a goal just seconds after another power play expired.

BU spent nearly a third of the middle period killing penalties. After Chiasson clanged another post, the Terriers finally got on the board when, with the teams skating 4-on-4, sophomore Matt Nieto scored his fifth goal late in the period on a feed from Charley Coyle.

The Long Beach, Calif., native, who also assisted on Gill's score and now has goals in his last seven games, earned first-star honors. [Note just prior to his goal (video) Nieto's backcheck following a UMass breakaway]

Senior goalie Kieran Millan, who was named second star, turned away 33 shots.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● HockeyEastOnline recap and video highlights
● Boston Globe recap
● recap
● WTBU Sports recap
● Boston Hockey Blog recap and post-game interview with Jack Parker
● College Hockey News feature on Nieto

Looking back
Former Terrier captain Sean Sullivan scored the game-winner for the Worcester Sharks in a 4-3 overtime victory over Bridgeport. John McCarthy added an assist for the Sharks.

Chris Bourque notched his sixth goal of the season for Hershey in a 4-3 loss to Springfield.

Women's team
Terriers were defeated, 3-0, by Wisconsin in the first of two games with the defending national champion Badgers. Goalie Kerrin Sperry stopped 37 shots, including 17 in the opening period, to keep BU in the game.
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Coach Brian Durocher post-game commenets (video)

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