Saturday, February 16, 2019

UConn stuns BU in overtime


A third period rally by the Terriers went for naught as UConn scored in overtime for a 3-2 win at Hartford’s XL Center in the first game of a home-and-home series. The loss—the sixth in a row for BU—combined with Maine’s tie against Merrimack, left BU tied with the Black Bears for seventh place. BU trailed 2-0 after two but received third period goals from Patrick Harper and Patrick Curry—an extra-attacker tally—to force overtime.



UConn scored twice in the first period. The first came on the power play at 7:24 when Karl El-Mir redirected Philip Nyberg’s blast from the top of the left circle. Ten minutes later, the Huskies capitalized on a BU turnover when Wyatt Newpower fired a wrist shot through traffic past Jake Oettinger.



The middle period produced no goals, despite a dozen penalties that yielded two power plays for BU and one for UConn.



Midway through the third period with the team’s skating four-on-four, Harper scored on a wrap-around, assisted by Dante Fabbro and David Farrance. BU pressed to score an equalizer and pulled Oettinger for an extra skater with just over a minute remaining. Farrance found Curry in the right circle for a one-timer that became his career-best 11th goal.




The Huskies went on the attack when overtime began. Oettinger saved El-Mir’s shot from the left circle, but Alexander Payusov pounced on the rebound for the game-winner.

The team's meet again tonight at Agganis Arena with puck drop at 7 p.m.  The game will be lived-streamed on TerrierTV.



GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score

Video Highlights

Post-game comments: Albie O’Connell

Daily Free Press recap



Looking ahead


2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone scored his 19th and 20th goals—including the game-winner—in Chicago’s 6-1 win against Muskegon. The speedy wing from East Islip, NY added an assist to raise his point total to 38.



Women’s Team

#7 Terriers host New Hampshire at Agganis Arena today at 3 p.m. , beginning a home-and-home with the Wildcats. The game will be live-streamed on TerrierTV.  BU, which will be looking to extend its current 11-game unbeaten streak, needs just one more win to clinch home ice for the Hockey East quarterfinals and can finish as high as second in the league standings.



BU defeated UNH in the teams’ only prior meeting this season—a 3-2 win paced by a pair of Sammy Davis goals. Davis was named MVP of the Beanpot after her overtime goal delivered the Terriers’ first tournament title as a varsity program and its first since 1981.









Friday, February 15, 2019

Game Day: Terriers visit UConn


As the final weeks of Hockey East’s regular season begin, the Terriers start a home-and-home series against Connecticut with four important points on the line. Tonight’s game in Hartford’s XL Center commences at 7 p.m. A pay-per-view live stream is available (link below).

In the only previous meeting this season, BU edged the Huskies, 3-2, in the opening round of the Friendship Four in Belfast. Similarly, both Terrier wins over UConn in last Spring’s Hockey East quarterfinals were by one-goal margins.

The Huskies, coming off wins against Merrimack and Northeastern, are led on offense by Karl E-Mir with 25 points, freshman J├íchym Kondel├şk  (24) and Alexander Payusov, who has 14 goals.  Adam Huska and freshman Tomas Vornacka have split the goaltending duties.

BU is expected to be without senior center Bobo Carpenter again this weekend. 

TONIGHT’S BU LINE-UP 
Cockerill-Bowers-Farabee
Harper-Amonte-Curry

Quercia-Cloonan-Willman
Cheremeta -DeBoer- Chabot
Farrance-Fabbro
Krys-Crotty
Kotkansalo-Blixt
Switzer
Oettinger 

● GoTerriers.com preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, Terrier Sports Radio Network, BU GameDay 
Boston Hockey Blog Live In-Game Blog 
Live-stream Huskies All-Access (pay per view) 
● Daily Free Press preview 
● WTBU Sports preview 
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape



This week’s episode of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach Albie O’Connell and freshman center Jack DeBoer, one of seven alumni of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program on the current BU roster.



Looking back

NEHJ: Former Terrier Jordan Greenway finds place in NHL  

Matt Nieto assisted on a pair of goals and AJ Greer assisted on another in Colorado's 4-1 win against Winnipeg.

Former Terrier Drew Melanson also will be hitting the ice at the Hartford XL Center. He’s been recalled from ECHL Maine to the AHL Wolfpack.  Melanson is currently second in scoring for Maine with 27 points (10G, 17A).

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Women capture Beanpot on Davis OT goal


Sammy Davis’s power play goal at 13:28 of overtime delivered the Beanpot Trophy to the #7 Terriers, who defeated Harvard, 3-2, at the Bright Landry Hockey Center. For BU, it is the first-ever Beanpot title as a varsity program. The Terriers, who competed as a club prior to 2005-06, were Beanpot champs only once before, in 1981.


Reagan Rust, whose shootout goal provided the margin of victory a week ago against Northeastern, gave BU a 1-0 lead late in the first. Her power play wrister from the blue line went through a maze of players and found the net. Abbey Stanley and Natasza Tarnowski assisted.  Harvard replied with its own man advantage goal a minute later on a Kaitlin Tse shot.

Five minutes into the second period, the Crimson took the lead on another power play goal, scored by Kristi Della Rovere. Ten minutes later, Tarnowski converted the rebound of Abby Cook’s shot to knot the score at two apiece.

BU, which dominated all night in shots and in the face off circle, poured 16 shots on goal in the third—to Harvard’s six—but neither team could take the lead. The Terriers, failed to score on two power play opportunities in the third period, drew a roughing penalty 13 minutes into overtime and quickly produced the game-winner. Jesse Compher took Cook’s pass at the bottom of the left circle, held the puck and then fired it cross ice to Davis charging through the right circle for a one-timer past Harvard’s Lindsay Reed.

Davis’s team-high 22nd goal earned her tournament MVP honors. Reed, who stopped 51 BU shots, was named the Beanpot’s top goalie. BU’s Corrine Schroeder turned away 30 Harvard shots, including nine in overtime.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Head Coach Brian Durocher.  “Needless to say, we’re all excited that the monkey’s off the back . . . I couldn’t be prouder of this team. You’re dying to win the game on the power play; you still have to execute, and they did that.”

BU stretched its nation’s-best undefeated streak to 11 games (9-0-2). The Terriers return to conference play on Saturday for a home-and-home series with New Hampshire.

● GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score
● BU Women’s Hockey Twitter
● Photo gallery
● BU Today recap
● WTBU Sports recap
● Daily Free Press recap
● Boston Herald recap

Looking ahead
2020 recruit Liam Connors scored a goal and an assist in St. Sebastian’s 5-4 win against Tabor Academy. With 40 points, Connors is the top scorer for the Arrows who stretched their winning streak to 10.

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