Friday, January 18, 2013

Game Day: Terriers host Huskies

#9 Terriers begin their first back-to-back weekends games since the end of November when they host crosstown rival Northeastern at Agganis Arena. The game, which begins at 7 p.m. and  will air on NESN, is the first of four regular season contests between BU and NU.The teams meet again on Feb. 4 in the Beanpot opening round.

Matt Nieto, who has goals in each of the last two games, is BU’s active scoring leader against Northeastern with 10 points in nine games. Freshman goalie Sean Maguire, who has won his past five starts for the Terriers, is expected to be in net tonight with freshman Matt O’Connor getting the start tomorrow night against UMass-Lowell.

The Huskies are led by Hockey East’s top rookie scorer Kevin Roy (9-11-20) and Cody Ferriero (7-6-13). Senior Chris Rawlings has seen most of the action in goal.

● preview, game notes, WWZN Webcast, Game Tracker, Twitter Updates     
Daily Free Press preview with expected lineup         
● Boston Hockey Blog in-game blog
College Hockey News Hockey East weekend preview and Tale of the Tape
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview and live scoreboard

Episode 13 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach Jack Parker, senior forward Jake Moscatel and former Terrier All-American goalie Ed Walsh, who was the captain of Parker’s first Terrier squad.

►HockeyEastOnline’s conference statistics reveal that Garrett Noonan and Matt Grzelcyk are tied for the lead in defenseman scoring with Alex Privitera ninth. Cason Hohmann and Captain Wade Megan are #1 and #2 in plus minus with Evan Rodrigues tied for fifth. Sean Escobedo (photo) and Privitera are the leaders in blocked shots. Megan is tied for the goal-scoring lead with eight.

►Wondering how the new NHL collective bargaining agreement impacts college hockey? Chris Peters has the 4-1-1 on United States of Hockey.

With the landscape of college hockey conferences approaching major changes, college hockey fans will welcome the news that independent Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville program has found a home in the revamped WCHA.

Looking ahead
One of our readers sent along this link to a video of 2014 recruit Jack Eichel which features footage from a U17 game against USHL TriCity, when he scored the game’s first two goals and from Team USA’s 6-5 shootout win against Ontario in the World U17 Challenge when he scored twice and earned U.S. player of the game honors.

Eichel returned to action for the U17s last night after missing time with an injury, scoring an unassisted short-handed goal against Indiana in a 6-3 loss.

Looking back
Adam Clendening and Chris Bourque were named to play in the Jan. 28 AHL all-star game.

Following initial cuts at Bruins training camp, Bourque is skating on the third line and David Warsofsky is the seventh defenseman.

Former Terrier blueliner Brian Strait who was in the Penguins training camp has been placed on waivers. If not claimed, he’ll return to AHL Wilkes Barre/Scranton. Penguins Insider explores his situation.

New England Hockey Journal has published its choices for the 100 greatest hockey players from New England. The selections include 22 Terriers with four in the top ten: Keith Tkachuk, Tony Amonte, Chris Drury, Mike Eruzione, Scott Young, Jim Craig, Shawn McEachern, Mike Grier, Tom Poti, Jay Pandolfo, Jack Garrity, Scott Lachance, Dick Rodenheiser, Jack O’Callahan, Rick DiPietro, Dave Silk, Joe Sacco, Ryan Whitney, Shawn Bates, Paul Fenton, Mike Sullivan, Mike Fidler.

Women’s Team
Freshman Sarah Lefort’s hattrick led the #5 Terriers to a 5-4 victory over Northeastern at Walter Brown Arena last night. Lefort, recently a member of Canada’s gold-medal winner of the Meco Cup, now has 13 goals to go with 13 assists. Senior Isabel Menard and junior Louise Warren each scored their ninth goal of the season for BU which took a 5-2 lead before surrendering two late Husky goals. The win extended the Terriers’ unbeaten streak to ten and moved the team into a first place tie in Hockey East with BC.

● recap and comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● Lefort post-game comments

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