Sunday, October 16, 2016
Late DU power-play goal sinks Terriers
In a tightly-contested game, Denver broke a 1-1 tie midway through the third period on a power-play goal--Henrik Borgstrom’s second score of the contest--and went on to defeat BU at Magness Arena. The Pioneers added an empty-net goal for the final 3-1 margin.
The first period was scoreless despite the Terriers’ nine to three shot advantage and limiting Denver to one even-strength shot. But less than two minutes into the middle period, Borgstrom scored on the rush with a sharp angle shot that fooled freshman netminder Jake Oettinger . DU held a 12-7 shot advantage in the period, which ended with a late Pioneer penalty.
With the man-advantage continuing into the third period, BU knotted score on freshman Kieffer Bellows’ first collegiate goal. The wing from Edina, Minn., wristed a shot past Tanner Jaillet from the right circle, assisted by sophomore Charlie McAvoy and freshman Patrick Harper. The game's pivotal sequence came when BU had another power play at the 5:34 mark but failed to put a shot on goal. A minute after it expired, Denver went on the power play and with three seconds left in the man-advantage, Borgstrom broke in and scored on the backhand to regain the lead.
Coach David Quinn pulled Oettinger, who had 20 saves for the game, with just under two minutes left in the period, but BU couldn’t produce the equalizer. Denver’s Tyson McLellan found the empty net for the final 3-1 score.
● Post-game comments: Coach David Quinn
● Daily Free Press recap
● DenverPioneers.com recap
Colin Wilson scored his first goal in Nashville’s 5-3 loss to Chicago.
David Warsofsky scored a goal and added an assist in Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s 6-2 win against Hartford.
Danny O’Regan scored on his first shot in his first professional game as the San Jose Barracuda were edged by Stockton, 3-2.
Former Terrier defenseman Brian Strait who signed a free-agent contract with Winnipeg this past summer, begins the season with the team’s AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. After turning pro with Pittsburgh, Strait spent the past four seasons with the New York Islanders.
Former Terrier All-American Peter Ahola has become a European scout for the new Las Vegas expansion franchise. A key blueliner on BU’s 1990 and 1991 Frozen Four teams, Ahola played three seasons in the NHL before beginning a long career in Finland’s top professional league.
Grad student Mary Parker’s five-point game—a hat trick and two assists—powered the Terriers to a 7-2 win over Penn State at Pergula Ice Arena. Senior Maddie Elia contributed a goal and two helpers as BU snapped a two-game winless streak.
Parker’s first two goals, sandwiched between a Nittany Lions score, and sophomore Sammy Davis’ power play tally gave BU a 3-1 lead after one period. Penn State cut the margin to one early in the second, but Parker completed her hat trick midway through the period and sophomore Connor Galway notched her first collegiate goal on a blueline blast to give BU a 5-2 lead. Elia’s fourth goal of the season and Mary Grace Kelley’s first—both assisted by Parker—brought the final tally to 7-2.
Senior Victoria Hanson turned aside 21 PSU shots to gain the win.
● GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game interview: Parker