Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mavericks complete sweep with 3-0 win; High-end D prospect commits--UPDATED

Despite a markedly better effort than on Friday night, #2 Terriers were defeated again by Minnesota State, behind 26 saves by goalie Jason Pawloski.

BU enjoyed a 12-4 first-period shot advantage with five coming on power plays, but couldn’t beat Pawloski. Mavericks coach Mike Hastings said:

   “Tonight, I thought our goaltender was exceptional in the first period. To not be down at the end of the first period being in the box the way we were and then the possession time that they had in zone, I think he was the difference maker tonight. He gave us a chance to collect our breath a little bit and we came back in the second period with zeros.”

Shot dominance was reversed in the second—14-4 MSU—and the visitors took advantage when BU was whistled for too many men on the ice at 6:52. After an initial save by Jake Oettinger, Nick Rivera potted the rebound for a 1-0 lead. Seven minutes later the Mavericks doubled the lead. After two Oettinger saves on Zeb Knutson, CJ Suess beat a Terrier defender to the rebound.

In the third period, shots were virtually equal—10-9 BU—but BU couldn’t cut into the MSU lead. An empty-net goal closed out the scoring. Coach David Quinn, assessing the loss, said:

   “Obviously, it was a disappointing weekend. But tonight was a different kind of disappointing. Last night I was very disappointed with how we played; tonight I was more just disappointed that we lost because I thought we did a lot of things tonight that we didn’t do last night. We competed; I thought we were physical.
    “I thought we did a lot of the things tonight that we didn’t do last night. I’m encouraged by our work ethic and by how hard we played against a team that is incredibly well coached. We just played against a team that plays a man’s game.”

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments:  Quinn, Captain Brandon Hickey & Bobo Carpenter
● WTBU Sports recap
● USCHO recap
SB Nation BU draws positive from 

►Terriers have received a commitment for 2020 from left-shot defenseman Donavan Sebrango of the Canadian International Hockey Academy’s Midget AAA White team.

Highly regarded for his vision, hockey IQ, offensive skills and physical play, the 5-10, 161 pound native of Ottawa is a teammate of BU 2020 commit Dylan Peterson and the pair of 15 year olds are tied for the team scoring lead with five points. Last season, Sebrango was second to Peterson in scoring (4-25-29 in 30 games) for the CIHA Bantam AAA team, captained the squad and was named to the Bantam AAA All-Star game.

CIHA 2016-17 highlights: Sebrango is #9 (1:00) and Peterson is #28 (0:33)

Earlier this year, Sebrango and Peterson were in the CCHL Ottawa Jr. Senators’ preseason camp as the only 2002 birthdates. This past May, both players, along with another 2020 recruit, Josh Lawrence (Selects Academy Hockey at South Kent School), participated in the World Selects Invite for 2002s.

BU’s 2020 recruit class, which added St. Sebastian’s goalie Drew Commesso last month, also includes St. Seb’s forward Liam Connors, NTDP defenseman Alex Vlasic and Rivers School defenseman Cade Webber.
Looking ahead
2018 recruit Joel Farabee’s two first-period goals propelled the NTDP U18s to a 7-0 thumping of USHL Muskegon. The 5-11 left wing converted a pass from 2018 recruit Jack DeBoer at 1:56 and then doubled the USA lead with a power play goal two minutes later. He has six goals and three assists in eight games this season
● USA Hockey recap
● box score

Looking back
Charlie McAvoy picked up his second assist of the season in the Bruins 6-2 win aganst Arizona. The game brought McAvoy together with the Coyotes' Clayton Keller, his teammate last season with the Terriers and on the gold-medal US World Junior Championship team. recap and box score

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