Saturday, January 04, 2014

Game Day: BU visits Harvard--UPDATED

BU begins second semester play by traveling across the river to play Harvard today.

Game time has been changed to 7:30 p.m. 

Terriers are looking to end a two-game losing streak against Harvard, having dropped both games last season. BU's top scorer is freshman Robbie Baillargeon with 13. He's tied for the goal-scoring lead with Dan O'Regan, and Nick Roberto, each having five. Ahti Oksanen (photo) has 10 assists.

 The 4-7-2 Crimson are led by two sophomores, Jimmy Vescey with 8 goals, 3 assists and Kyle Criscuolo with 7+3. 

Tonight's Terriers' lineup

● preview, game notes, Live Stats, NBC Sports Radio Webcast , Ivy Network Webcast
● Boston Hockey Blog preview, live in-game blog
● USCHO Hockey East picks and predictions
CHN's Tale of the Tape

Looking ahead
2015 recruit Maxim Letunov had a two-goal game for Youngstown against Indiana last weekend. Here’s video of the slick turnaround move that produced the first of the two scores by #7 in white
2016 recruit Clayton Keller scored a pair of goals and added three assists for Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep as the Sabres defeated Okanagan Hockey Academy, 8-1, for their third consecutive World Sports School Challenge championship. The sophomore forward from Illinois earned player of the game honors and was SSM’s top scorer in the tournament.  2014 recruit Chase Phelps netted a pair in Shattuck’s semifinal victory.

The Toronto Sun analyzes the World Junior Tournament performance of 2014 recruit Jack Eichel, who is eligible for two more WJCs.

Looking back
Former Terrier co-captain John McCarthy picked up his first assists of the season for San Jose in the Sharks’ 5-1 thumping of Edmonton

With a five game assist streak going, Alex Chiasson is promoted to the Stars first line.

Three ex-Terriers were in the San Antonio Rampage lineup and each hit the scoresheet. Ryan Whitney scored his first goal since joining San Antonio.  Wade Megan scored his second since his mid-December recall from ECHL Cincinnati, assisted by Matt Gilroy. But that was all the scoring for the Rampage, which lost to Oklahoma City, 5-2.

Corey Trivino signed a Pro Try-Out Contract with the AHL Portland Pirates. The Toronto native began the season with ECHL Stockton, posting a 5-19-24 line in 29 games, including 12 points in December. He joins former Terrier teammate Brandon Yip on the Pirates, a Phoenix Coyotes affiliate.

Justin Courtnall scored his third goal of the season for Hamilton in a 2-1 win against  Abbottsford.

Women’s Program
#8 Terriers return to the ice Saturday hosting a non-conference game against Dartmouth at Walter Brown Arena, starting at 3 p.m. BU brings a 14-3-1 overall record into the game, along with a 19-game home winning streak. Terriers are led by sophomore Sarah Lefort and senior captain Louise Warren with 25 and 22 points respectively. preview, game notes, GameTracker, Terrier TV Webcast.

Sarah Lefort was named HE Player of the Month for December after scoring seven goals and four assists in three games. She’s tied for the NCAA lead in goals with 15.
Samantha Sutherland earned Rookie of The Month honors after scoring a goal and three assists. She leads all conference freshmen with 11 assists and with +16, and is second in points with 15.
● report

The Terriers can't look past Dartmouth to next Wednesday's match up with #6 Boston College, but The Hockey Writers can--previewing its pick for Game of the Week.The Eagles trail first-place BU by two points in the Hockey East standings.

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