Saturday, February 22, 2014

Terriers blanked by Notre Dame--UPDATED

Sophomore goalie Matt O’Connor was sharp in the Terrier goal, but Notre Dame’s Steven Summerhays was even better as the Irish blanked BU, 2-0, in the first of a two game series at the Compton Family Ice Center in South Bend, Indiana.

Terriers, despite the previous day’s travel ordeal, began the game with plenty of jump and had a grade A scoring chance in the first minute, but Danny O’Regan’s wrister went just over the crossbar. O’Connor, who stopped 18 Notre Dame shots, couldn’t stop Austin Wuthrich who pounced on a first-period rebound to open the scoring.

Notre Dame double the lead early in the second when Stephen Johns’ bad angle snap shot eluded O’Connor. BU failed to score on four power plays with several good set ups resulting in blocked shots or shots that missed the goal. Summerhays turned aside 19 BU shots.

Sean Maguire will get the start in goal tonight in the concluding game of the series.

►Freshman blueliner Dalton MacAfee’s father, Ken MacAfee, Jr., was in attendance at the game. He had been an All-American tight end for the Irish and went on to play with San Francisco in the NFL.

● Go recap and comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● Boston Hockey Blog recap
● United States of Hockey recap
● NESN report

Looking ahead      

2014 recruit J.J. Piccinch (photo) had his top scoring game of the season with a pair of goals and two assists in Youngstown’s 7-3 win against Green Bay. 2015 recruit Maxim Letunov added an assist. The two scores gave the right wing from Paramus, N.J., 25 on the season, third best in the USHL, while he extended his league-best power play goal total to 13. With 47 points, he’s third overall in the USHL.
● Phantoms recap

2014 recruit Jack Eichel’s assist in the NTDP U18s 6-1 thumping of Bowling Green gave the right-shot center from Chelmsford, Mass., 53 points in 34 U18 games and extended his scoring streak to 8 games. He has been on the score sheet in all but six of the U18s games.
●The Hockey News evaluated Eichel’s chances of being the #1 selection in the 2015 NHL entry draft.

College Hockey Inc. summary of Terrier recruiting commitments

Looking back 
Kevin Shattenkirk and Team USA is playing Finland today for Bronze at the Sochi Olympics. Thirty-four years ago today, Team USA pulled off hockey’s greatest upset—The Miracle on Ice—beating the Soviet Union, 4-3 behind captain Mike Eruzione’s game-winning goal, Jim Craig’s 36 saves and strong contributions from Jack O’Callahan and Dave Silk.

● Eruzione goal
● Final minute
● Full game
Former BU All-American John Curry stopped 33 of 34 shots--plus four shootout attempts--in AHL Iowa's 2-1 win against Lake Erie.  Curry, a Hobey Baker Award finalist as a Terrier who will be inducted into BU's Athletics Hall of Fame in May, was interviewed in this past week's episode of Inside BU Hockey.

Women’s Team
Terriers begin the final weekend of regular season play with a road game against Boston College that begins at 2 p.m. Then on Sunday, BU hosts the Eagles for Senior Day and the seventh annual Chilli Fest at Walter Brown Arena.

Terriers, who have clinched second place in Hockey East will be looking for their first win of the season against the first-place Eagles. The seniors who will be recognized on Sunday--Kaleigh Fratkin, Braly Hiller, Taylor Holze, Meghan Riggs, Kerrin Sperry (photo) and captain Louise Warren—are just one win away from their 100th victory as a class and will be gunning for their third Hockey East Tournament title during the four seasons. BU has won its last five Hockey East games.

● preview, Game Notes, Game Tracker, Terrier TV,
● Daily Free Press report on Terriers on gold-medal winning Team Canada

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