Friday, February 17, 2012

Game Day: Terriers vs. River Hawks--UPDATED

With just three weekends remaining in Hockey East regular season play, #2-ranked BU faces a critical two-game series with #6 Lowell beginning with tonight’s game at Tsongas Arena. Terriers trail the River Hawks by one point in conference standings. BU lost to Lowell, 7-1, on November 5 and will be looking to avenge that defeat and even the season series, which concludes tomorrow at Agganis Arena.

Lowell’s offense is led by junior Riley Wetmore and freshman Scott Wilson, a teammate of Evan Rodrigues last season at OJHL Georgetown. Goalie Doug Carr leads all Hockey East netminders with a 1.89 GAA in conference games.

While, junior Alex Chiasson (photo) and sophomore Matt Nieto lead BU in scoring with 31 and 30 points respectively, Terriers are getting strong contributions from the defense corps. After scoring twice in Monday’s Beanpot final, sophomore Garrett Noonan is tied for second nationally in goals by a defenseman with 11. Sophomore Adam Clendening has at least one point in nine of his last 12 games and has totaled 16 points (1g, 15a) during the stretch, including three three-assist efforts.

BU's lineup

● preview, game notes
● Listen to WWZN radio Webcast
● Watch B2B Network Webcast (pay per view)
● Hockey East weekend preview and live scoreboard
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● Daily Free Press preview
● Boston Globe feature on the Hockey East race
● Boston Herald preview
● USCHO Hockey East picks
● College Hockey News Hockey East preview and Tale of the Tape and top scorers
● preview

Inside BU Hockey
Episode 17 features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with coach Jack Parker, former BU defenseman Pat Aufiero and Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr. For the past eight years, BU Hockey has partnered with Autism Speaks to raise autism awareness and compassion.

Autism Awareness Weekend
This weekends men's and women's home games (men vs. Lowell on Saturday night ; women vs. Connecticut on Sunday afternoon) have been designated as Autism Awareness Games at BU. Coach Parker has recorded a PSA to promote local walks to benefit Autism Speaks.

Looking back
Kevin Shattenkirk’s power play goal proved to be the game-winner in St. Louis’ 5-1 win against the Islanders. It was the former BU captain's seventh goal of the season.

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