Friday, January 11, 2019

Game Day: BU hosts New Hampshire

Terriers resume Hockey East action this weekend with tonight’s home game against New Hampshire and a visit to Providence tomorrow. Puck drop tonight at Agganis Arena is at 7:30 p.m.

In their first meeting of the season in November, the Terriers edged the Wildcats, 3-2, on Shane Bowers’ overtime goal. UNH comes into the game on a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) after tying Yale and beating Merrimack last weekend. Its attack is led by freshman Austin Crookshank (15 points), junior Liam Blackburn (15) and sophomores Max Gildon and Charlie Kelleher with 14 apiece. Sophomore Mike Robinson has handled the bulk of the goaltending duties and has a 2.10 GAA along with a .926 save percentage.

►In Episode 10 of Inside BU Hockey, Bernie Corbett talks with Head Coach Albie O'Connell about the first semester in the 2018-19 season, and what to expect going forward.


● Boston Hockey Blog Live In-Game Blog

● Daily Free Press preview

● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape

Looking ahead

2020 recruit Braden Doyle scored a goal and added two assists in Lawrence Academy’s 8-2 win against Noble & Greenough.  The left-shot defenseman has 13 points in 11 games for the Spartans.

The highlight reel goal of the night came from Braden Doyle, toe dragging the defenseman on the rush and tucking it under the cross bar to make it 7-1.

Looking back

Chris Higgins, a standout forward on BU’s 2009 national championship team, is coming out of retirement and will rejoin the Belfast Giants as the EIHL team begins play in the Continental Cup finals. Higgins, a fan favorite in Belfast, last played in the 2016-17 season, scoring 55 points (20G, 35A) in 48 games.

● BBC Sports report and video interview   

Nick Bonino scored his ninth goal in Nashville’s 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus.

Jordan Greenway scored his eighth goal in the Wild’s 3-2 win against Winnipeg.

Alex Chiasson scored his career-best 17th goal in Edmonton’s 7-2 loss to San Jose

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