Saturday, December 10, 2016

Third-period goals push Cats past BU

#12 Vermont broke a 2-2 tie with a third-period goal on a delayed penalty and went on to defeat the #5 Terriers, 4-2 at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

BU took an early lead on a Bobo Carpenter power play goal, converting the rebound of a Kieffer Bellows shot with Chad Krys also assisting. But midway through the period, Anthony Petruzzulli was alone in the right circle and whipped a shot past Jake Oettinger.

After UVM goalie Stefanos Lekkas stopped Charlie McAvoy, who was neatly set up by Clayton Keller, Vermont took the lead in the final minute of the period on a power play. Matt O’Donnell’s wrister from the blueline eluded a screened Oettinger.

BU knotted the score at two apiece on Patrick Harper’s power play goal early in the second period. Keller’s shot from center point was defended, but Jordan Greenway sent the rebound to Harper who buried it for his seventh goal.

At 7:31 of the third period, the Catamounts scored an extra-attacker goal on a delayed penalty. Oettinger made an initial save, but the Terriers couldn’t control the loose puck in the crease and Tom Forgione flipped it into the open net for a 3-2 lead.

BU pressed for an equalizer but were unable to beat Lekkas. Ross Colton’s empty-netter made the final score 4-2.

Terriers will seek a split in the series tonight with game-time again at 7 p.m. recap and comprehensive box score
● Burlington Free Press recap
● recap and video

Looking ahead
2017 recruit Shane Bowers scored his ninth goal of the season in Waterloo’s 3-2 overtime win over Sioux City. An “A” rated forward by NHL Central Scouting, the Halifax, Nova Scotia native has a 9-9-18 scoring line in 22 games for the Black Hawks.

2017 recruit Hank Crone scored a goal and added an assist for Team USA in a 6-5 overtime loss to Canada West in a pre-tournament exhibition at the World Junior A Challenge.

2018 recruit Tyler Weiss scored his fourth goal of the season in the NTDP U17s’ 4-3 shootout loss to Muskegon. With points in five of his last seven games, the left-shot forward from Raleigh, NC has 13 points, tied for third on the U17s behind fellow 2018 recruits Joel Farabee (19) and Jake Wise (14).
USA Hockey recap.

Looking back
Members of BU’s back-to-back NCAA championship teams from 1971 and 1972 gathered on Thursday at Fours in Norwell for their annual “Champs Luncheon.”
Seated: Steve Dolloff, Ed Walsh

Row 1: Chris Henes, John Grady, Bob Crocker, Jack Parker, John Danby, Tom Mellor (BC).

Standing: Bob Murray, Peter Yetten, Larry Abbott, Toot Cahoon, Paul Giandomenico, Tim Regan, and Joe Robillard. looks back on the college and professional career of former BU All-American Freddy Meyer and recommends his nomination to his hometown Rochester, NH Hall of Fame. 
●  Career stats

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped a 5-1 decision to #2 Minnesota at Walter Brown Arena. The Gophers scored three first-period goals and never looked back.  BU got on board midway through the final period on Mary Parker’s 17th goal of the season.

The teams will meet again today with puck drop at 3 pm. recap and comprehensive box score

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