Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Game Day: BU vs. Harvard at Agganis

Resuming a long-time tradition in the Boston hockey scene, the #1 Terriers host the #18 Harvard Crimson tonight in a pre-Thanksgiving match-up that will be the 150th meeting between the schools. In the series, which began during the 1922-23 season, BU holds a 76-67-6 (.530) advantage. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. 

BU’s top career scorer vs. Harvard is Junior Danny O’Regan (3-2-5), who may find himself facing his brother, Crimson senior Tom O’Regan, Jr.,  again.  Both players are sons of Tom  O'Regan, Sr., captain of the 1982-83 Terriers and MVP of the 1982 Beanpot Tournament.  Other intra-family rivalries involving BU and Harvard include: Former Hobey Baker Award winner Chris Drury and Ted Drury, and Dan Donato and current Harvard coach Ted Donato.

Like BU, the Crimson are enjoying a turnaround season with a 5-1-2 overall record and are 3-1-2 in the ECAC. Harvard is led by sophomore Alex Kerfoot, who has a 4-9-13 scoring line and is second in the nation to BU’s Jack Eichel in points-per-game with 1.62, and junior Jimmy Vesey who has seven goals and is second to Kerfoot in scoring for Harvard with 11 points.

BU SID Brian Kelley tweeted that, with a point tonight, Eichel would become the first Terrier with an 11-game scoring streak since Drury did so in 1995-96.


 GoTerriers.com preview  Game Notes, Game Tracker, Terrier TV Webcast, Terrier Sports  Radio  Network Webcast  
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● Daily Free Press preview
College Hockey News: Tale of the Tape
● USCHO TMQ: Target is on Terriers

► Eichel’s overtime game-winner against Maine and junior Ahti Oksanen’s power play goal earlier in the game were selected as two of the top five plays in the NCAA’s weekly highlight reel.

Looking ahead 
A future Terrier's overtime game-winner also earned highlight reel recognition. 2015 recruit Max Letunov’s winner for Youngstown in its 6-5 win over Bloomington earned a spot on this week’s USHL top goals. The 6-3 center from Moscow took a pass on his side of the red line and skated through a number of defenders  before firing a wrist shot from the left circle past the goalie [begins at 1:42] just 18 seconds into the extra-session. The Phantom’s leading scorer with 8-12-20 in 17 games, Letunov also assisted on the game-tying goal

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