Friday, December 09, 2011

Terriers edge Wildcats and sweep series

Second-period goals by Corey Trivino and Wade Megan overcame an early New Hampshire lead, enabling BU to edge the Wildcats, 2-1, at The Whittemore Center in Durham. Terriers sweep the season series with UNH for the first time since the 1996-97 season.

The Wildcats took a lead after one on a rebound goal by Greg Burke. Five minutes into the second period, with BU on a power play, Megan cashed in the rebound of an Alex Chiasson shot. Three minutes later, Trivino finished off passes from Sahir Gill and Chris Connolly for his 11th of the year and what proved to be the game-winner.

The third period was scoreless as BU clamped down on their hosts.

Connolly’s assist put the Terrier captain into the BU 100-point club. In 129 career games, he’s netted 30 goals and 70 assists. He’s the 78th Terrier to hit the century mark.

Kieran Millan, who stopped 28 of 29 Wildcat shots, also hit a milestone with his 3,000th career save.

Trivino’s second game-winner of the year also marked the third consecutive game in which he’s scored a goal. The hot-shooting senior now has tallied in eight of his last nine games.

Megan’s seventh goal is third best on the team behind Trivino and Matt Nieto, who missed the game with an injury.

The win put BU in a tie with Merrimack for second place in Hockey East, although the Warriors have two games in hand.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● HockeyEastOnline recap and highlights
● The Boston Blog recap
● USCHO recap
● UNH Sports recap
● Union Leader recap

► Episode Nine of the Inside BU Hockey Webcast features Coach Jack Parker, sophomore defenseman Garrett Noonan, and former BU forward Mike Prendergast, a member of the 1995 national championship team who is featured in our list of milestone goals with a game-winner at Maine dealing the Black Bears their only loss of the season. Video. Prendergast describes the game and the goal in great detail.

►USCHO’s Hockey East picks (posted on USCHO before the UNH game).

Looking Back
A wrist shot by Colin Wilson at 1:45 of overtime vaulted Nashville past Columbus, 4-3. Video

College Hockey Inc. features former Terrier Mike Grier, recently retired from the NHL, talking about his college career, in its Backcheck series

1 comment:

maaahty said...

I grew up next door to Mike Grier and watching him his entire career is what - along with a fixation on Trumbull CT little league - made me a BU lifer when I went to school in FLA and otherwise would have no dog in this hunt.

Because of Mike and the class with which he carries himself, you would be hard pressed to find a BU fan 40 or under (a category I barely still make) who is as die hard and could name almost every player on every line from about 78 thru the present.

With the way he absolutely demolished most records at St Sebastians, the fact that he was not offered a scholly from the giddy-up (but instead of being a recruited walk on) not till his soph season is the one thing I wish BU had done differently

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