Tuesday, October 22, 2019

O'Connell on NESN podcast; Eichel's OT winner; Farabee makes NHL debut; Honors for Schroeder

The weekly NESN College Hockey Podcast features an interview with Head Coach Albie O’Connell and a preview of Friday night’s BU-Lowell clash.

Photo by Ryan Gregory
Senior Patrick Harper (photo) and freshman Trevor Zegras were named to the Hockey East Weekly Top Performers list. In BU’s two game series with Northern Michigan, Harper scored his first two goals of the season and is tied for the team's scoring lead with five points. Zegras, who was Anaheim’s top draft pick (#9 overall) last June, scored his first collegiate goal, added a pair of assists and had a +3 rating.

► Boston Hockey Blog: Three Takeaways from Saturday’s Loss to NMU  

Looking ahead 
2020 recruit Drew Commesso leads all USHL goalies with a 0.50 GAA and a .979 save percentage in two league games, including one shut out. Overall, including NCAA exhibition games, his GAA is 2.83 and his save percentage is .902.

After dishing out three assists in a pair of weekend games, 2020 recruit Brian Carrabes leads USHL Sioux Falls with eight points.

2021 recruit Artem Shlaine leads Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep in scoring with 18 points in 12 games. With an 11-1-0 record, SSM is the top-ranked US Midget 18U Tier 1 team.

Looking back 
Jack Eichel's overtime goal--his second tally of the game--gave Buffalo a 4-3 win against San Jose. The 2015 Hobey Baker Award winner also assisted on the Sabres other two goals, as his team improved to a league-leading 8-1-1.
NHL.com recap and video highlights

Joel Farabee made his NHL debut on Monday in the Flyers' 6-2 win against the Golden Knights in Philadelphia. He had three shots in 14:35 of ice time. Farabee, who was the NCAA National Rookie of the Year last season, had a 3-1-4 line in four games with AHL Lehigh Valley prior to his recall on Sunday. He was the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Ryan Cloonan has signed on with the ECHL Wheeling Nailers, who are coached by former Terrier skater and associate head coach Mike Bavis.

Women’s Team 

Terriers combined a goal in each period with continued lights-out goaltending by junior Corinne Schroeder to earn a solid 3-1 road win over Maine on Sunday.

Junior Kristina Schuler put BU on the board just a minute into the contest, cleaning up a loose puck in front of the net following Nara Elia’s deflection attempt on Breanna Scarpaci’s blast. Maine would cut into the lead just 13 seconds later.

Midway through the second period, BU doubled the lead. Elia skated out of the right corner and backhanded a pass across the crease to Kaleigh Donnelly for a tap-in.

Aided by two power plays, the Black Bears pressed for an equalizer, but Schroeder turned aside 16 shots in the final period for a total of 27. Courtney Correia closed out the scoring with an empty-net goal, assisted by Donnelly and Abby Cook.

“Corinne was real solid even though we didn’t have her quite as busy as Friday against UConn,” Coach Brian Durocher said of Schroeder’s performance. “Maine had some pretty good looks and she had to make some real good saves today.”
● GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score 
HockeyEastOnline.com recap 
● WTBU Sports Donnelly’s game-winner lifts Terrier over Maine 
● Boston Hockey Blog This Week in Women’s Hockey: Oct. 21-27

After stopping 65 of 66 shots in a pair of conference victories, Schroeder earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors. Four games into the season, she leads all D1 netminders with a 0.98 GAA and a .964 save percentage.
● GoTerriers.com report 

The 3-1-1 Terriers moved back into the USCHO weekly poll rankings at #10.

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