Sunday, January 01, 2012

No luck against the Irish

Terriers fell to Notre Dame, 5-2 in an uneven effort marked by defensive lapses and turnovers. Assistant captain Justin Courtnall (photo) gave BU it’s only lead of the night late in the opening period converting a rebound after Cason Hohmann had put a shot on goal right from the draw in the faceoff circle.

The game turned early in the second period when Notre Dame scored three times in the first seven minutes, tying the score on a power play, then extending the lead to 3-1, despite a two-period shot advantage of 23-15 for BU. In the final period, Notre Dame outshot the Terriers19 to nine, adding two more goals before junior Wade Megan’s shorthanded goal closed out the scoring.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● The Boston Blog recap; analysis
Post game comments: Jack Parker; Megan/Chris Connolly
● Video highlights

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Robert Polesello scored a power play goal and 2013 recruit Robbie Baillargeon added two assists in Indiana's 3-0 win against Youngstown, whose goalie, 2012 recruit Matt O'Connor, stopped 29 shots. Polesello's goal was his sixth of the season to go with eight assists.

Delivering a second strong effort in three nights, 2012 goalie recruit Sean Maguire stopped 26 shots in Powell River's 5-1 win against Alberni Valley.

Looking back
Former BU blueliner Colby Cohen's slapshot produced the Providence Bruins' only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs.

Former Terrier Chris O’Sullivan—a second team All-American and high-scoring forward on BU’s 1995 national champions—is a member of the Boston Police Department hockey team that beat the Philadelphia P.D. 9-2 in a Winter Classic game at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday. O’Sullivan, who played 62 NHL games and now is an Islanders scout, helped the BPD will a silver medal at the World Police & Fire Games in San Jose this past September.

World Junior Championships
Team USA dropped a 3-2 decision to Canada on Saturday as preliminary round play came to an end. After Canada established a 3-0 lead, Charlie Coyle scored his fourth goal of the tournament to initiate a U.S. comeback that fell a goal short.

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