Sunday, February 19, 2017

Terriers erupt in third and bounce UNH, 8-4

Trailing 4-3 late in the second period, the #4 Terriers tied the score on a power play and pulled away with four in the third for an 8-4 win over New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center. BU earned its 20th win with its highest goal output of the season, exceeding the seven goals scored against Sacred Heart back in October. Freshman Patrick Harper led the way with a pair of goals and an assist, while Clayton Keller, Chase Phelps, Charlie McAvoy and Kieffer Bellows all had two-point nights.

The victory, along with ties in the BC-Vermont and Notre Dame-Providence games, locks up a first-round bye for the Terriers, who trail the Eagles by two points and still can finish anywhere from first to fourth in the conference race.

BU outshot the Wildcats in the first period, but trailed 2-1 as John MacLeod’s one-timer for his first goal of the season was sandwiched between goals scored by Jason Salvaggio and Tyler Kelleher.  Salvaggio’s second goal early in the second gave UNH a 3-1 lead, but BU extinguished it with a pair of goals in a 2:10 span.  The first came from Phelps—off the post--and then Harper followed up his own shot attempt and ripped it past Daniel Tirone. Ara Nazarian gave UNH its final lead, 4-3, at 16:18, but it was short-lived as Dante Fabbro’s power play shot from the top of the left circle knotted the score again.
Just as they had Friday night, BU thoroughly dominated the final period, but this time the offense produced a win.  Following a strong penalty kill for BU, Harper’s second of the game at 3:30 proved to be the game-winner.  BU padded the lead on Bellows' shot off a Wildcat defenseman and Bobo Carpenter’s 13th of the season.  Keller closed things out with his 17th, fired into the empty net.

Assessing the win, BU Coach David Quinn said:
“We attacked the offensive blue line with speed; we weren’t slowing up to make plays. We had possession of the puck down low. We were moving our feet. We weren’t defendable and we were getting pucks to the net.” 
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Quinn, Bellows, Harper
● Daily Free Press recap and analysis
● Hockey East Online recap

Looking ahead
2017 recruit Hank Crone assisted on three goals in Fargo’s 7-1 win over Madison bringing his point total to 40 (16G, 24A).

2017 recruit Shane Bowers scored his 18th goal in Waterloo’s 5-2 win against Sioux Falls. The center from Halifax, Nova Scotia has been wielding a hot stick with eight goals in his last 11 games.

2017 recruit Ty Amonte scored the first and last goals for Penticton in the Vees' 5-0 blanking of West Kelowna. Amonte, who also recorded an assist, has a 16-19-35 scoring line in 64 games.

2017 recruits Brady Tkachuk, Logan Cockerill and David Farrance, all from the NTDP U18s, attended Friday night’s game against New Hampshire as part of their official visits to BU.

2019 recruit Joel Farabee scored the NTDP U17s’ only goal in a 4-1 loss to Chicago. Farabee leads the team in goals with 18 and points with 31.

2020 recruit Trevor Zegras scored a pair of goals in Avon Old Farms’ 5-4 win against Salisbury. The sophomore forward has a team-leading 14 goals along with 17 assists in 22 games.

Looking back
Colin Wilson scored a goal and added an assist for Nashville, but the Predators dropped a 5-2 decision to Minnesota
● recap and video

Women’s Team
Junior Victoria Bach, graduate student Mary Parker and senior Samantha Sutherland each tallied three points as the Terriers defeated Northeastern, 7-2, on Friday night at Walter Brown Arena.

BU concludes its season today against Maine with a 3 p.m. Senior Day contest at Walter Brown Arena.
● recap and comprehensive box score
● Game Day links

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