Monday, October 08, 2012
Power play paces exhibition shutout of Toronto
Hockey returned to Agganis Arena yesterday afternoon as BU scored five power play goals in a 5-0 exhibition game win against the University of Toronto. Sophomore Alexx Privitera (photo) was the top point-scorer with three assists, while freshmen blueliners Matt Grzelcyk and Ahti Oksanen each record of a pair of helpers.
Junior Matt Nieto’s wrister opened the scoring and sophomore Evan Rodrigues doubled the lead tipping in Oksanen’s blast, both in the first period. Sophomore Yassin Cissé rapped a puck home from the goalmouth and freshman Mike Moran banked one off the Varsity Blues’s beleaguered goal in the middle period, while sophomore Cason Hohmann completed the scoring on a low wrist shot.
Rookie goalies Matt O’Connor and Sean Maguire each played half the game, but with Toronto putting only 17 shots on goal—compared to the Terriers’ 50—neither was challenged too much.
BU coach Jack Parker experimented with his lines throughout the game, however, the first line of Nieto, Sahir Gill and Cissé looked particularly effective both at even strength and on power plays.
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●College Hockey News recap and analysis
●WTBU Sports recap
► BU issued its schedule of televised games including those on broadcast outlets and those to be Web cast on Terrier TV. Updates will be issued if more broadcasts are added due to the NHL lockout.
2013 recruit Brendan Collier scored in each of the EJHL Valley Jr. Warriors games against Rochester this weekend, a pair of losses (6-1, 4-2) to the Stars. Eight games into the season, Collier leads the Warriors in scoring with a 5-5-10 line.
Corey Trivino scored twice in the Florida Everblades’ exhibition opener, a 6-3 win against Orlando.
Less than a day after their 4-2 win against BC, the Terriers played an exhibition game against the Boston Blades at Walter Brown Arena. After surrendering four first-period goals, BU came storming back for a 4-4 OT tie. Goal scorers were Louis Warren, Jennelle Kohanchuk, Shannon Doyle and Marie-Philip Poulin, whose equalizer came with 32 seconds left in regulation.