Saturday, November 12, 2016

Wolverines blank BU, Women rally past Maine

#18 Michigan capitalized on two first-period power plays and ended the #4 Terriers’ four- game unbeaten streak (3-0-1) with a 4-0 win at Yost Arena last night.

The Wolverines scored both first-period goals in a span of 37 seconds, with Will Lockwood and Tony Calderone converting  early in each man advantage.  On both goals, Michigan screened BU goalie Jake Oettinger.  Michigan outshot BU 10-5 in the period.

It was a different story in the second period as BU held  a 15-3  shot advantage aided by three power plays. However, the Terriers failed to get a puck past Michigan’s Hayden Levigne, whose defense limited BU’s second chance opportunities.

BU's fate was sealed six minutes into the third when Jake Slater backhanded a loose puck past Oettinger. Coach David Quinn pulled the freshman netminder for an extra skater with five minutes remaining, but Calderone’s empty-netter closed out the scoring.

Levigne stopped all 30 BU shots, while Oettinger turned aside 17 of 20 attempts. After a strong showing in the face-off circle against Northeastern, the Terriers were on the short end of draws last night, winning only 26 of 60.

Assessing the outcome, Quinn commented, “At the end of the day, this is a game of being opportunistic and scoring goals. You can have all the zone time that you want, the shot attempts you want, but you’ve got to get goals.”

The weekend series concludes tonight with puck drop set for 5:05. Click here for Michigan’s free live stream.

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● USCHO recap recap and video highlights

Saturday Game Links
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Looking ahead
Ty Amonte, with two assists in Penticton’s 5-2 win against Coquitlam, now has 19 points in 21 games.

Defenseman Cam Crotty assisted on a power-play goal in Brockville's 4-3 win over Kanata in CCHL action.

Women’s Team
Terriers rallied from a one-goal deficit going into the third period to defeat Maine, 5-3, at Alfond Arena behind junior Victoria Bach’s hat trick.

Bach got BU on the board in the game’s first minute, assisted by grad student Mary Parker.  However the second period belonged to the Black Bears, who outscored BU, 3-1. Samantha Sutherland scored her eighth goal of the season.

Bach pulled the Terriers even halfway through the third period and two minutes later, Parker potted the game-winner, assisted by junior Nina Rodgers who was +3 for the game.  Bach’s empty netter closed the scoring.

Junior Erin O’Neil continued her strong play in goal, stopping 26 shots including a shorthanded breakaway.

The teams conclude the weekend series today with a 2 pm start at Alfond.

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