Friday, October 13, 2017

Game Day: Terriers host Minnesota State--UPDATED

#2 Terriers return home for a two-game series with Minnesota State with Friday night’s game at Agganis Arena set for 7:30 p.m. The Family & Friends Weekend series marks the first-ever meeting between the schools. The game will be live-streamed on TerrierTV.

BU (2-0-0) is coming off a 3-2 OT win at Quinnipiac. Sophomore Patrick Harper, who has a hand in six of BU’s seven goals, is tied for the scoring lead in the nation (4G, 2A). Freshman Shane Bowers has two goals including Sunday’s game-winner.

Sophomore Jake Oettinger was in goal for BU’s first two games, but WTBU Sports reports that Coach David Quinn says sophomore Max Prawdzik will be in the line-up tonight.

The Mavericks, who finished third in the WCHA last season and were 22-13-4 overall, were picked to finish first in the conference’s pre-season coaches’ poll with nine of 10 first-place votes.  After thumping Regina, 8-0, in an exhibition game, they were blanked in their home opener by St. Cloud, 4-0, despite putting 42 shots on goal.

Minnesota State’s offense is led by Marc Michaelis (36 points last season), Daniel Brickley (31) Brad McClure (28) and Zeb Knutson (25).  Returning goalie Jason Pawloski, who had a 2.10 GAA and a .920 save percentage last season, is joined by former Terrier and graduate transfer Connor LaCouvee (2.70/.921 in five games).
● WTBU Sports Game Preview
● Boston Hockey Blog: Live In-Game Blog
Daily Free Press Game Preview
● USCHO: Hockey East Picks & Predictions
● HockeyEastonOneline: Weekend preview
● College Hockey News: Tale of the Tape
● Minnesota State Game Notes
● Mankato Free Press preview



Episode 3 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with head coach David Quinn, junior forward Jordan Greenway and new assistant coach Len Quesnelle
Last week’s IBUH, which featured Quinn and senior captain Brandon Hickey, is here.

►In the two regular-season games, Bobo Carpenter is 36 of 49 on face-offs, while Bowers is 27of 41.

►Corey Pronman, formerly with ESPN and now with The, was at Sunday’s BU-Quinnipiac game and offered his thoughts on Terriers Dante Fabbro, Bowers, Harper,  Greenway, Oettinger and Brady Tkachuk.  [Note: This is a subscription site] Chris Peters’ weekly NCAA Hockey column takes an early look at what the NCAA brackets might look like.

This week’s Hockey on Campus podcast features: The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy on the top draft eligible college players and free agents; CNH’s Adam Wodon on NCAA regional sites and overtime rules; and Clarkson Coach Casey Jones.  It airs on NHL Radio (SiriusXMChannel 91) on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. ET and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET. You can also find it here on College Hockey News.

Looking back
Clayton Keller recorded his first multiple-goal game as a pro, scoring both Arizona goals in a 4-2 loss to Detroit. Keller, who led BU is scoring last season with 45 points (21G, 24A), earned second-star honors for the game and is among the top rookie scorers with three goals.
● recap and video

Jack Eichel assisted on both Buffalo goals in the Sabres’ 3-2 loss to San Jose. The former BU All-American and Hobey Baker Award winner has a goal and four assists in four games.
● report

Nick Bonino talks about his new team, Nashville, and the opportunity to win a third Stanley Cup

Former Terrier co-captain John McCarthy is wearing the C for the AHL San Jose Barracuda again as he begins his ninth pro season.
● bio

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