Friday, November 18, 2016

Game Day: Terriers vs. UConn in Hartford--UPDATED

#5/4 Terriers return to conference play with a home-and-home series against UConn that begins tonight at Hartford’s XL Center. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

The Huskies are coming off a series at Ohio State that produced a 3-3 tie and a 7-4 loss. Last season, BU lost to UConn at the XL Center, 5-2, three days after defeating the Huskies at Agganis, 4-2.

UConn is led on offense by two NHL draft picks, Tage Thompson (7G, 7A) and Maxim Letunov (4G, 7A). Goaltending has been split beween veteran Rob Nichols and freshman Adam Huska.

BU, which will be seeking its first Friday night victory since the Sacred Heart game, has been paced by freshman Patrick Harper (5G, 9A) and sophomore Jordan Greenway (5G, 7A, photo) .While freshman Jake Oettinger has started all nine previous games, it’s expected that junior Connor LaCouvee will be between the pipes tonight.

Terriers will be without injured centers Clayton Keller and Ryan Cloonan again. Nikolas Olsson, who has resumed practicing, may be available during the weekend series.

Special teams are likely to be a key factor in the game as UConn’s power play is clicking at 22.2% while BU’s penalty kill registers 90.3%.


Greenway -JFK- Harper

Bellows -Carpenter-Roberto
● notes, live stream (pay-per-view)
● Boston Hockey Blog Live In-Game Blog
● Daily Free Press UConn series preview
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview
● USCHO Hockey East picks & predictions
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape

Terrier Trivia Answers
Q-Which three former Terrier skaters later became BU assistant coaches and also brought an opposing team to Walter Brown Arena as a head coach?                                
 A-Bob Crocker (Penn), Buddy Powers (RPI) and Don “Toot” Cahoon (UMass, photo).

Q-Which skater holds the BU record for most points in NCAA tournament games?         
A- Tony Amonte 21 points in 21 games, followed by  Shawn McEachern 18 points in 11 games. Amonte (photo) also holds the Terriers' record for goals (13), game-winning goals (3) and shorthanded goals (4).

►Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., Hockey on Campus, hosted by Bernie Corbett, airs on Sirius XM’s NHL Channel 91. This week’s guests include Minnesota State coach Tom Serratore, Arizona State coach Greg Powers and College Hockey News’ NCHC beat writer Avash Kalra. Hockey On Campus can also be heard as a podcast on College Hockey News.

Women’s Team
Terriers begin a home-and-home series with conference foe Merrimack, visiting Lawler Rink tonight. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Terriers have split their last two Hockey East series with BC and Maine.
● Live Stream (Pay-per-view)
● Daily Free Press preview

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