Wednesday, February 15, 2017

IBUH 17; BU thumped in Beanpot final

Episode 17 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Coach David Quinn, junior defenseman John MacLeod and Director of Hockey Operations Brittany Miller.

A second round draft pick in the 2014 NHL draft by Tampa Bay, MacLeod played at Kimball Union Academy (as a teammate of Doyle Somerby) and then with the US NTDP program for two seasons before arriving on Commonwealth Avenue.  He has career totals of three goals and thirteen assists.

Miller was announced as DHO last September after serving as the Terriers’ team manager during her undergraduate and graduate school years. She became the first female to be hired in a full-time role on an NCAA Division I men's ice hockey staff and, earlier this month, was featured in a New York Times article.

Catching Up
Terriers dropped a 6-3 decision to Harvard in the Beanpot Championship game, as the Crimson dominated most of the game to take the title for the first time since 1993.  After falling behind 1-0, after one period, BU took the lead on goals by Kieffer Bellows and Clayton Keller early in the second period.  But it was all Harvard after that as the Crimson scored five times, interrupted only by Keller’s second of the night. Harvard had a 46-17 shot advantage.

Jake Oettinger had 40 saves (there was one ENG) and earned the Eberly Trophy for the top save percentage (.913) in two tournament games, stopping a combined 63 shots.

“At the end of the day this is a game of want,” Quinn said. “And boy did they want it more than we did. They out-skated us. They out-hit us. They out-shot us.”

He added: “We were slow. We were slow with puck movement, with skating. Really disappointing. Really a head scratcher.”

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game highlights: Coach David Quinn, Doyle Somerby
● Daily Free Press recap, analysis, Gallery,
● USCHO recap
● SB Nation recap

Looking back
Former BU captain Wade Megan has been recalled to St. Louis from AHL Chicago and will center the Blues 3rd or 4th line tonight vs. Detroit.  He was called up earlier this season and scored a goal on his first NHL shot.

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