Merrimack had four minutes of power play time in the second period, but it was the Terriers who found the net as O’Regan stole a pass in the center zone, broke through two defenders and scored a shorthander that gave BU a 2-0 lead. In the third, BU’s current goal-scoring co-leaders both struck: Lane converting his own rebound and Oksanen, whose empty-netter was his 50th career goal. Both have a team best 14 scores this season.
Commenting on LaCouvee’s “six-minute win,” Coach David Quinn said:
“I realized it when we were walking around shaking hands. Connor got dealt a bad hand a couple of times last year. We put him in at New Hampshire when we were down 3-0, and they scored right away to make it 4-0. Then we scored three goals to make it 4-3, and he got a loss. That happened a couple of times last year.”
In the final minutes, Captain Matt Grzelcyk passed up several opportunities at the empty-net to set up shots for Lane and Oksanen.
— STATE CHAMPS! (@statechampsnet) January 30, 20162016 recruits Kieffer Bellows and Clayton Keller both scored a pair of goals in the NTDP U18s 4-3 win over Green Bay. Bellows, who assisted on Keller’s first goal, delivered the game-winner on a wrap-around in overtime—his team leading 30th score and sixth game-winner this season. Chad Krys assisted on Keller’s second goal and netminder Jake Oettinger stopped 26 shots to gain his 17th win.
2016 recruit Dante Fabbro scored a goal and added an assist in Penticton’s 6-1 win against Trail. The right-shot defenseman now has 50 points (11G, 39A) in 34 games for the BCHL’s league-leading Vees.