Sunday, January 14, 2018

Terriers, Friars tie; a new recruit with a familiar name (UPDATED)

Aiming for back-to-back regular-season wins for the first time since early in the season, BU settled for a 2-2 overtime tie with #11 Providence. Junior Bobo Carpenter scored both Terrier goals in a game that saw all scoring in the second period

After a scoreless first period, Providence drew first blood midway through the second, getting behind the Terrier defense on a 3-on-1 rush. Josh Wilkins completed the play backhanding the puck past Jake Oettinger.  BU knotted the score when John MacLeod’s wrist shot was redirected by Carpenter past Hayden Hawkey.

Less than two minutes later, Carpenter stripped the puck from a Friar near center ice, wheeled into the offensive zone and whipped a shot from the top of the right circle past Hawkey.  BU’s 2-1 lead lasted only two minutes as Vincent Desharnais’s shot from the blue line was deflected home by Eric Foley.

BU had a 9-4 shot advantage in the third period, thanks to three Friar penalties including a five-minute major, but couldn’t break the tie. Another power play during overtime was unproductive and both teams went home with a point. The Terrier power play was unsuccessful in six attempts and was stymied by Providence’s third best in D1 penalty kill.

Terriers played a strong defensive game limiting the Friars to 19 shots in regulation and two more in the overtime. The effort pleased Coach David Quinn, who remarked:

“I thought tonight was our best game of the three games we’ve played since the break ended. Our pace was good, we were physical, our goalie looked good.We’re going in the right direction. The biggest thing since the break is that Jake Oettinger looks like Jake Oettinger.”

● recap and comprehensive box score
● WTBU Sports recap
Daily Free Press recap
USCHO recap

Looking ahead (UPDATED)
BU received another commitment for its already sizeable 2020-21 class with a verbal from Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U Luke Tuch.  A 6’1”, 180 power forward from Baldwinsville, NY, Tuch is the younger brother of former BC forward Alex Tuch, who plays for the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Tuch, who has a 18-24-42 line in 42 games for the Junior Sabres, played in last Summer’s  World Selects Invite U15 tournament and in USA Hockey’s Select 15 Development Camp. He previously played for the Syracuse Nationals 14Us.

● Elite Prospects page
● stats

All four 2018 recruits on the NTDP U18s hit the scoresheet in a 9-2 blow-out win against Sioux City. Jake Wise, who missed the first four months of the season with an upper-body injury, led the way with a goal and three assists. His third assist set up a goal by Joel Farabee, who also had an assist. Jack DeBoer scored in the third period with Tyler Weiss providing a helper. Farabee, who is second on the U18s in scoring with 32 points (14G, 18A) in 32 games, is projected to be a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
 ● USA Hockey recap and box score

2020 recruit Dylan Peterson assisted on a pair of goals in CIHA Midget White’s 5-2 win
Against Kemptville U18 AAA. The 6’3” right wing is CIHA’s second leading scorer with 20 points in 22 games.

Looking back
Charlie McAvoy recorded his 17th and 18th assists in the Bruins 4-3 shootout win against Montreal

Women’s Team
Terriers dropped a 6-3 decision to Providence at Schneider Arena Saturday afternoon. The Friars took a 2-0 first-period lead before Natasza Tarnowski got BU on the board midway through the second period. After PC extended its lead to 4-1 in the third, the Terriers received goals from Victoria Bach and Rebecca Leslie, but never cut the margin to less than two goals.
● recap and box score

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