Saturday, October 27, 2012

Freshmen shine in 5-2 win--UPDATED

Freshman Danny O’Regan scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner and rookie netminder Matt O’Connor turned aside 28 shots to lead BU to a 5-2 win again UMass. A second-generation Terrier whose father was BU captain, O’Regan gave BU a 2-0 lead 4:45 into the second period, deflecting home a slick goalmouth pass from freshman Matt Grzelczk. He extended the lead to 3-1 early in the third on BU’s first power play goal of the season. Cason Hohmann, an early season standout, recorded his second three-point game, setting up Wade Megan for the games for goal and then scoring the final two goals himself. Alex Privitera also had a multi-point night with a pair of assists. 

Quick hits 
-Hohmann has six points in three games, after scoring eight points as a freshman. 
-Through three games, O’Connor has stopped 69 of 73 shots for a .945 save percentage. 
-Grzelcyk’s slick entry passes led to both O’Regan goals. 
-Freshmen Ahti Okasanen and Mike Moran made the their NCAA debuts in the win. 
-Coach Jack Parker watched the game from the press box, due to a back injury suffered earlier in the week, leaving Associate Head Coach Mike Bavis in charge behind the bench. 

● GoTerriers recap and comprehensive box score 
● Video highlights 
● Boston Hockey Blog recap, O’Regan feature, analysis, slide show 
● USCHO recap 
● College Hockey News Takeaway 
● Boston Globe recap 
● WTBU Sports recap 
●  Boston Herald recap

More than 75 BU hockey alums including 17 who have played in the NHL (LIST) were on hand at Agganis Arena to join in the recognition for Jack Parker’s 40th season behind the Terrier bench. During the first intermission, all-time leading BU scorer John Cullen and Travis Roy presented Parker with a plaque to mark the occasion. Before the game, same some of the alums, including Mike Grier and Freddy Meyer, signed autographs for fans on the Agganis Arena concourse. 

Video of Parker celebration/presentation
●  Photo gallery

Bavis pointed out:
 “A lot of people feel so strongly about Coach Parker, and his devotion to them and his devotion to Boston University that I think that it was a strong statement to see so many of those players.” 

Check back for a list of the hockey alums in attendance.

Coach Bavis' post-game comments:

Hohmann's post-game comments
Women’s team 
Terriers remain undefeated in Hockey East play following after doubling up Maine, 4-2, at Walter Brown Arena. Terriers got goals from Kayla Tutino (2), Shannon Doyle and Jenelle Kohanchuk. Senior Alissa Fromkin stopped 16 shots to earn his first win of the season. BU outshot Maine, 36 to 18. 
● GoTerriers recap and comprehensive box score 
● Video highlights 
● Coach Brian Durocher post-game comments

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