Monday, October 03, 2016
Harper and Keller earn HE weekly awards; BU 3rd in USA poll--UPDATED
While reading these comments, please bear in mind two mitigating factors:
1. The level of competition was far below that of Hockey East.
2. The flow of the game was very uneven and disjointed due to the number of penalties that were called. Nonetheless...
1. BU’s freshman forwards showed high-end speed and finesse, which is easy to say about guys who combined for eight goals.
2. Jake Oettinger stood tall during a couple of five-on-three PK's, including a nice stop on a breakaway and during a major penalty kill.
3. Dante Fabbro and Brandon Hickey (photo) worked well as the point pairings on a couple of power plays. Charlie McAvoy and Chad Krys were the other PP point duo.
4. BU looked a little loose in its own end of the ice.
5. In addition to the power play (which went 6 of 11), McAvoy played a strong game.
6. BU did a nice job on the PK, killing 12 of 14.