Thursday, December 13, 2018

Game Day: BU hosts Dartmouth; Nat'l honors for Compher

Terriers close out first semester Friday night, hosting Dartmouth in a 7:30 p.m. start at Agganis Arena. The game will be live-streamed on TerrierTV on Stadium.

The Big Green is coming off a pair of losses at the hands of cross-state rival New Hampshire. Dartmouth is led by junior Will Graber with 9 points, freshman Drew O’Connor (8 points) and sophomore Quin Foreman (7 points). Junior goalie Adrian Clark brings a 2.58 GAA and .911 save percentage. 

BU’s offense is led by co-captains Dante Fabbro (13 points) and Bobo Carpenter (12), along with Joel Farabee (10), Patrick Curry (9) and Shane Bowers (8). Carpenter (with three goals in the Lowell series), Farabee and Jake Oettinger were name to last weekend’s Hockey East Top Performers List. Oettinger, who stopped 63 shots in the series against the River Hawks, has a 1.99 GAA and a .941 save percentage over the past 10 games.
● preview, Live Stats, TerrierTV, Terrier Sports Radio Network, BU GameDay 
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog 
● WTBU Sports preview
Tonight's BU Line-up
This week's episode of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett's interviews with Head Coach Albie O'Connell and freshman forward Joel Farabee, who had three points in last Friday's game against Lowell and who will head to U.S. Junior National Team camp in Everett, Washington, following the Dartmouth game. 

Looking back 
2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead Team USA to a 7-1 win against Switzerland in the World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alberta.
● USA Hockey recap and video highlights  

Mastrosimone, who skates for USHL Chicago and had joined the NTDP U18 for their recent Five Nations Tournament win, is on the cover of this month’s USA Hockey Magazine with a profile inside.
Goalie Drew Commesso, a 2020 recruit, backboned a pair of wins (7-2 over Slovakia and 3-1 over Switzerland) for the NTDP U17s in the Four Nations tournament in Plymouth, Michigan. In the two victories, the former St. Sebastian’s netminder has 1.51 GAA and a .929 save percentage. Team USA takes on Russia on Friday.

A senior at Lawrence Academy, 2020 recruit Braden Doyle, who skated in the All-American Prospects Game in September, will play a season of junior hockey next year with USHL Dubuque.
● report

2021 recruit Danny Zhilkin scored the game’s first goal in the GTHL Top Prospects Game Tuesday night in Toronto. His team, Team Graves, won in overtime, 4-3. Fellow 2021 recruit Roman Schmidt skated for Team Clark.

Looking back

Evan Rodrigues scored an unassisted goal in Buffalo’s 3-1 win against Arizona. Jack Eichel recorded his 29th assist for the Sabres.
● recap and video highlights 

Alex Chiasson tied a career-best with his 13th goal in Edmonton's 5-4 overtime loss to Winnipeg. recap and video highlights 

Nick Bonino scored his fifth goal and assisted on the overtime winner in Nashville's 4-3 victory against Vancouver. recap and video highlights

Earlier in the week, the Coyotes’ Clayton Keller returned to Agganis Arena where Arizona practiced before their game against the Bruins.
● Boston Herald Keller connects with Boston roots

Charlie Coyle scored his fifth goal in Minnesota’s 7-1 rout of Montreal.
● recap and video highlights 

Colin Wilson scored his eighth goal in Colorado’s 6-4 loss to Edmonton.  
● recap and video highlights  

Women’s Team

Jesse Compher’s seven points (2G, 5A) in the Terriers’ sweep of RIT earned her recognition as Hockey East Player of the Week and the NCAA’s top star.The sophomore center leads BU in scoring with 31 points (11G, 20A) in 16 games.
● report

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Terriers gain split with 5-2 win; Women sweep RIT

Behind two-goal nights from both co-captain Bobo Carpenter and Shane Bowers, and a strong 40-save performance by Jake Oettinger, BU defeated UMass Lowell, 5-2, at the Tsongas Center, ending a four-game skid. Patrick Curry also scored for the Terriers and had a career-best three points.

BU played its best opening period of the season scoring three times in a four-minute span. At the ten-minute mark, Carpenter took a Kasper Kotkansalo pass in the high slot, spun around and whipped a shot past goalie Tyler Wall. Three minutes later, Kotkansalo fed Bowers in the neutral zone and the sophomore center raced into the Lowell zone, then fired home a backhander from the right circle.

Then with Lowell on a power play, Carpenter scored shorthanded, converting the rebound of Curry’s initial bid. The River Hawks got one back on the same power play when Charlie Levesque got behind the Terrier defense and beat Oettinger with a backhander.

Midway through the second period, Lowell cut the lead to one on Mattias Goransson’s slapshot from the top of the left circle. The River Hawks had 14 shots in the middle period but Oettinger stopped several grade A shots to keep BU in the lead. 

Curry scored a power play goal early in the third, assisted by Max Willman and David Farrance, to give BU a 4-2 cushion. Then with three minutes left, Bowers, again racing into the Lowell end of the ice, took a pass from Curry, closed on the net and backhanded a shot past Chris Hernberg, who had replaced Wall.

● recap and comprehensive box score

● Post-game comments Albie O’Connell  

● HockeyEastOnline recap

● Lowell Sun recap

Looking ahead

2019 recruit Case McCarthy scored a goal and an assist in the NTDP U18s’ 6-4 win against Maine. Trevor Zegras scored a power play goal, assisted by Domenick Fensore.

● USA Hockey recap and box score

2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored a goal and an assist in Team USA’s 3-1 win against Canada East in a World Junior A Challenge pre-tournament game.

Looking back

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson scored his third goal, assisted by Matt Grzelcyk, in the Bruins’ 6-3 win against Toronto. Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy, a defense tandem at BU, were paired on the Boston blueline.

Jack Eichel scored both Sabres goals in a 6-2 loss to Philadelphia

Women’s Team

Led by Jesse Compher’s career-best five points (1G, 4A), BU blanked RIT, 8-0, to complete a weekend sweep and stretch its winning streak to five games. Terriers also received goals from Courtney Correia, Sammy Davis, Deziray De Sousa, Abby Cook, Kaleigh Donnelly, Natasza Tarnowski and Nara Elia. Corinne Schroeder stopped 22 Tiger shots in 50 minutes before being replaced by freshman Nicole McGuigan in her first college appearance.

● recap and comprehensive box score
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