Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Terriers swept by Wildcats

It was an all-too-familiar scenario in the Terriers’ difficult season. A short-handed goal yielded. Too many turnovers. Uneven shot totals. A goalie standing tall to keep the team in the game. And an empty-netter to seal the decision.

Terriers fell to New Hampshire, 3-1, in a Monday matinee, three days after the Wildcats won the first half of the home-and-home, 4-3.  Brendan Collier’s first collegiate goal at the 7:40 mark of the first, assisted by Mike Moran gave BU a 1-0 lead but midway through the period, UNH’s Matt Willow, who had scored twice on Friday, scored an even-strength goal. Halfway through the second period, BU went on the power play for the first time, but an errant pass sent Willows behind the BU defense and he beat Sean Maguire high to the glove side. BU’s attempts to knot the score were stymied by UNH’s Casey DeSmith.

A Doyle Somerby slash on Willows during a third-period breakaway led to a penalty shot, but he was stoned by Maguire. When the Terriers pulled their goalie, Willows completed his hat trick finding the empty net from the blue line.

Maguire turned aside 35 Wildcat shots in another strong performance.

● GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● Post-game comments: Coach David Quinn, Collier
● Daily Free Press recap, Collier feature, analysis
● Boston Hockey Blog Pluses & Minuses

In Sochi, Team USA takes on the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the medal round, a Noon ET start airing on USA Network. Former Terrier captain and All-American Kevin Shattenkirk talked with ESPN about growing team chemistry is behind some of the confidence Team USA brings to the pursuit of its first gold medal since 1980.
● United States of Hockey game preview

Looking ahead 
2014 recruit Chase Phelps and 2016 recruit Clayton Keller each scored a goal in Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep’s 5-3 win against Team Illinois. Keller leads the Sabres in scoring with a 29-35-64 scoring line, while Phelps boosted his totals to 23-33-55.

Women’s Team
Daily Free Press recap of weekend sweep of New Hampshire

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