Saturday, January 06, 2018

Game Day: BU hosts Maine; Gold for Canada, Bronze for U.S.

Terriers return to action tonight hosting Maine at Agganis Arena with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m. The teams split a series in Orono in November when the Black Bears won the first game, 5-2, but were shut out the next night by BU, 7-0.

Maine’s offense is led by Tim Doherty, Hockey East’s Rookie of the Month for December, and sophomore Mitchell Fossier with 15 points each. Freshman Eduards Tralmaks and sophomore Patrick Holway each have 14 points.

Four Terriers—Dante Fabbro, Patrick Harper, Brady Tkachuk and Jake Oettinger—who played in yesterday’s medal games at the World Junior Championship in Buffalowill be back in Boston today. So will Maine goalie Jeremy Swayman, whose .927 save percentage is second best in Hockey East.   

Tonight's BU line-up 

● Daily Free Press preview
● USCHO Hockey East Picks & Predictions
● Hockey East Online Weekend preview
Bangor Daily News preview

This week’s episode of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with BU Head Coach David Quinn and junior forward Jordan Greenway, who will head to South Korea next month as a member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team. The 6-5 forward from Canton, NY had 17 points in the first half of the season, finishing strong with a hat trick and six points in the two-game series against Lowell.

World Junior Championships

Sophomore Dante Fabbro returns from the WJCs with a gold medal as Canada defeated Sweden 3-1 in the tournament final in Buffalo. He joins Adrian Aucoin (1993) as the only Terriers to win gold for Canada and is the only Terrier to win both gold and silver (2017) at the WJCs.

● recap
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Kieffer Bellows scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Team USA’s 9-3 win against the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game. The two scores gave Bellows nine for the tournament, a new record for an American in one tournament, one more than Jeremey Roenick and two more than former Terriers Chris Bourque and Scott Young.

Jake Oettinger made his second start of the tournament and turned aside 28 shots in 57 minutes before being relieved by Swayman. The 6’4” sophomore netminder kept the Czechs off the scoreboard in the first two periods as Team USA built an insurmountable lead. Oettinger had also been in net for the 4-3 shoot-out win over Canada in the outdoor game on Dec. 29.

Brady Tkachuk, with one assist yesterday, finished the tournament with nine points (3G,6A), while Patrick Harper contributed a goal and an assist, finishing with four points (2G,2A). 
● IIHF recap and box score
● USA Hockey recap
● report
● recap
● SB Nation recap
● USA-Czech Republic video highlights

►This week’s Hockey on Campus podcast features: Greenway, UNO Coach Mike Gabinet and USA Olympic GM Jim Johansson. Hockey on Campus 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
Evan Rodrigues assisted on a pair of goals for Buffalo, which dropped a 4-3 decision to Winnipeg.

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 5, 2018

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