Friday, April 10, 2009

BU nips Vermont and skates into NCAA final--UPDATED

Hobey Baker finalist Colin Wilson’s second goal of the night, off a Chris Higgins rebound broke a 4-4 tie with 5:41 left in the third period gave the BU a 5-4 comeback win over Vermont, vaulting the Terriers into Saturday’s national championship game against Miami. Wilson added an assist to his pair of goals while Higgins tallied a goal and three assists and linemate Jason Lawrence added 1+1. (Photo credit: AP)

BU led after one period, 2-0, then fell behind 3-2 in the second before tying the score on power play goal. The Catamounts took a second lead on their own power play goal midway through the third period, but in a 1:13 span, Higgins tied the score and Wilson put the Terriers on top to stay. BU denied the Cats any quality chances during the final five minutes.

We have recaps from USCHO, Hockey East Online , and New England Hockey Journal, in-game blogs from USCHO and, Brian Sullivan's USCHO Notebook and a comprehensive boxscore.

Audio comments: Coach Parker, Players

From The Boston Herald, a Colin Wilson feature. Check back frequently as we’ll add more game coverage, player and coach comments, and highlights.

►College Hockey News Q&A with Colin Wilson

Nick Bonino assisted on Vinny Saponari's power play goal that tied the game at three. With the Terriers' victory, they remain undefeated (24-0-3) in games in which the sophomore center has at least one point. Both Bonino and Colby Cohen hit the crossbar with shots during BU flurries.

► Despite a couple of soft goals, freshman goalie Kieran Millan improved his record in games away from Agganis Arena to 12-0-2.

► The victory was BU's 34th equaling the school record set by the 1993-94 squad.

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