Friday, February 10, 2017

Game Day: BU vs. UMass Lowell

#3 Terriers head to Lowell for their final regular season game against the #9/10 Riverhawks in a critical Hockey East game for both teams. Puck drop at the Tsongas Center is at 7:15 p.m. In the first BU-Lowell meeting, BU rode a three-goal third period to a 4-2 win at Agganis Arena.

BU remains three points behind front-runner BC while UMass Lowell, which rebounded from a four-game losing streak with a pair of wins last weekend, is tied with Notre Dame for fourth place. The Riverhawks showed renewed offensive production with 14 goals in the wins against Northeastern and New Hampshire. Leading the attack are Joe GambardellaJ(37 points), CJ Smith (32), Dylan Zink (27) and John Edwardh (24).

Once again, Jake Oettinger will be matched against another freshman goalie with excellent numbers. Tyler Wall has a 2.22 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 22 games.

Coach David Quinn has done some further tweaking of the BU forward lines with senior Nick Roberto (photo) moving up to right-wing with JFK and Patrick Harper while Patrick Curry slides down to the third line. Quinn also indicated there will be changes to the Terrier power play, but didn’t provide details.

Harper-JFK - Roberto
Greenway - Keller - Carpenter
Curry - Cloonan - Chabot
Hickey - Fabbro
Krys - McAvoy
Somerby - MacLeod

● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● Daily Free Press preview
● USCHO Hockey East picks and predictions
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview

●Freshman goalie Jake Oettinger continues his 2017 Draft diary for

 Looking Back

Looking ahead
2017 recruit Ty Amonte scored a goal and added an assist in Penticton's 4-3 win against Trail. The former Thayer Academy standout and 2016 John Carlton Memorial Trophy winner has 14 goals and 18 assists in 50 games for the Vees.
● box  score

2018 recruit Jake Wise and 2019 recruit Joel Farabee set up the game-winning goal in the NTDP U17s’ 4-3 win against Russia on Wednesday at the Five Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic. 2018 recruit Jack DeBoer also picked up an assist. Today, Wise scored the tying goal for the U17s in a 3-2 comeback win against Finland.

Women’s Team
Following their 6-6 overtime tie with Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game, BU begins a home-and-home with New Hampshire. Tonight the Terriers visit the Whittemore Center with puck drop at 7 p.m.
● preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, BU GameDay
● Wildcats Live stream

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