Wednesday, December 27, 2017

U.S., Canada win opening round games at WJCs; SI features Bach

Patrick Harper scored a goal and an assist, while Brady Tkachuk recorded an assist as Team USA rolled past Denmark, 9-0, in its first preliminary round game of the IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo. Former Terrier Kieffer Bellows scored twice, including a penalty-shot goal in the second period. Jake Oettinger was the back-up goalie and is expected to get the start on Thursday when Team USA  plays Slovakia.

● IIHF recap and box score
● USA Hockey recap and video highlights
● USCHO recap
NY Hockey Journal recap and individual player reviews

Also in preliminary round action, Canada—with Dante Fabbro in the line-up—defeated Finland, 4-2, with Kasper Kotkansalo on the blueline. Canada next plays Slovakia on Wednesday, while Finland’s next opponent is Denmark on Thursday.
● IIHF recap and box score  
● recap

Spengler Cup
In its opening Spengler Cup game in Switzerland, Canada defeated Mountfield HK, 5-3. BU senior captain Brandon Hickey logged 22:02 on the blue line for Canada.
● recap

Looking back


Women’s Team
Sports Illustrated profiles senior Victoria Bach pointing out that she will begin her second semester with BU all-time goal and point-scoring marks within her reach. With 23 goals, Bach leads Division 1 and is third in scoring with 40 points. She is the only Terrier to score 20 goals in each of her four seasons.

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