Saturday, November 05, 2016

Extra-attacker goal gives Northeastern a tie with BU

Northeastern scored an extra-attacker goal with 40 seconds remaining in regulation to pull the Huskies even with the #4 Terriers at 4-4 and the teams played a scoreless overtime to confirm that outcome. In a seesaw contest at Matthews Arena, BU received a pair of goals from freshman Clayton Keller and single goals from sophomore Jordan Greenway and freshman Patrick Curry.

Northeastern took an early lead with a 5-on-3 goal by Garret Cockerill. That was matched 17 seconds later by a shorthanded goal from Keller who stole the puck from a defender and beat Ryan Ruck. Late in the first period, Curry deflected home a Brandon Hickey shot to put BU on top, 2-1.

BU dominated the middle period, outshooting NU 11 to 4, but no goals were scored. Early in the third, the Huskies struck again on the power play with Adam Gaudette tying the score at two apiece. Greenway’s goal, redirecting a Dante Fabbro shot, made it 3-2, only to have Dylan Sikura find himself alone in the right circle for a shot over Jake Oettinger’s right shoulder.

BU appeared to take the lead for good at 15:44 on Keller’s power play wrister from the high slot. Northeastern pulled Ruck for an extra attacker with about two minutes remaining. BU held the Huskies at bay for a minute before Zach Aston-Reese redirected a Ryan Shea shot past Oettinger for the game’s final goal at 19:05.

The teams complete the home-and-home at Agganis Arena Saturday night at 7 p.m. Game links, including BU’s free live stream are here.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Head Coach David Quinn.
● USCHO recap
● Daily Free Press recap and analysis
● HockeyEastOnline recap

Looking ahead
2017 recruit Logan Cockerill (younger brother of NU’s Garret Cockerill) scored a goal and fellow recruit David Farrance assisted on another as Team USA defeated the Czech Republic, 6-2, in the Five Nations tournament in Plymouth, Mich. Cockerill, a left-shot forward from Brighton, Mich., has three goals in his last four games.
● USA Hockey recap
● Video highlights

2017 recruit Shane Bowers scored a goal and an assist in Waterloo’s 5-3 win against Youngstown. Bowers now has six goals in the last seven games.

2018 recruit Matthew Quercia’s third goal of the season gave Sioux Falls a 4-3 lead over Sioux City in the third period, but the Musketeers added two late goals to defeat the Stampede, 5-4.

Women’s Team
Terriers’ dropped a 5-3 decision to #4 Boston College at Conte Forum Friday night.  A pair of goals by Sophomore Sammy Davis and one by junior Nina Rodgers gave BU a 3-2 lead early in the final period. But the Eagles scored twice within two minutes and added an empty net goal.
● recap and comprehensive box score

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