Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Predators Ass't GM featured on Inside BU Hockey

Episode 4 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with head coach David Quinn, sophomore wing Matt Lane and former Terrier forward and current Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton.  The Springfield, Mass native played 411 NHL games with seven teams, scoring 100 goals, with his best season being 1989-90 when he put up a 32-18-50 line for Winnipeg.

Looking back
Nick Bonino has great timing—as he demonstrated in waning seconds of regulations of the 2009 NCAA championship game when his clutch goal sent the game to overtime. Now in his fifth season with Anaheim, he’s back in Boston for tomorrow night’s match-up with the Bruins, and thanks to that serendipitous scheduling, Bonino is in the stands at Fenway Park tonight to watch his BoSox try to clinch the World Series.

Earlier in the day, Bonino and the Ducks skated at Agganis Arena, with Nick donning a red BU practice jersey and catching up with some familiar faces. talked with Bonino about his return to the BU campus.

Kieran Millan has been promoted from CHL Denver to AHL Lake Erie, after winning all three starts for the Cutthroats and being name Goalie of the Week in the CHL’s first week. Had he stayed in Denver, he’d have found himself matched in the next game against Brampton and his college roommate—and goaltending partner—Grant Rollheiser.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Only two Terriers were named to Hockey East’s weekly list of top performers: freshman Robbie Baillargeon, who scored his second goal of the season, and Matt O’Connor, who stopped 42 shots—both in the 2-1 loss to Michigan.
● Daily Free Press: Penalties wear on Terriers  
Red Hot Hockey: Co-captain Patrick MacGregor talks about Madison Square Garden

Looking ahead
2014 recruit J.J. Piccinich scored his ninth goal of the season for Youngstown, but the Phantoms fell to 2015 recruit Charlie McAvoy and the NTDP U17s, 4-2.

Looking back
Alex Chiasson talked with about his first NHL game in Montreal. The Dallas Stars right wing, a native of Quebec, had more than 50 family and friends at the game, which the Canadians won, 2-1.

Comcast Sports Net looks at some of the Sharks rookies—including Matt Nieto—who have helped San Jose get off to strong start.

Rick DiPietro has signed a tryout contract with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

Women’s Team
Captain Louise Warren’s goal at 3:13 of overtime gave BU a 3-2 win against Northeastern in the Terriers first Hockey East game of the season. BU had twice taken a one-goal lead—on scores by Sarah Lefort in the first period and Kayla Tutino in the second period. However, the Huskies responded to each goal, with their second score coming on a third-period power play. Kerrin Sperry notched her fourth win of the season, stopping 33 shots for BU, which put 38 shots on the NU goal. BU, now with a 4-1-1 record, travels to UNH on Friday and hosts Vermont on Saturday.

● Go recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Coach Brian Durocher

● Daily Free Press recap of win against Yale

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Terriers drop 3-1 decision to Michigan State

No, this isn’t a re-run.

BU wasted a strong goaltending performance and, after holding a 1-0 lead, yielded two quick scored in the latter part of the third period, and dropped a 3-1 decision to Michigan State. Sean Maguire stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced, with 11 coming during power plays.

Terriers took the lead late in the first period on Matt Lane’s first goal of the season of a Cason Hohmann pass and Doyle Somerby’s first college assist. Despite taking 13 shots in the second period, BU couldn’t extend the lead.

Terriers clung to the slim lead through most of the final period, but with just over four minutes remaining, the Spartans’ Brent Darnell banged home a rebound. Fifty-two seconds later, Joe Cox jammed home the game-winner. MSU added an empty-netter with four seconds left in the game.

Head Coach David Quinn told the Daily Free Press: “We took a step back this weekend. We were moving forward, I think we’ve been progressing, and just a huge step back this weekend. It’s just frustrating because I really like what I’ve seen the first three weeks.”

● Go recap and comprehensive box score
● Boston Hockey Blog recap, Pluses/Minuses,
● Post-game comments: Quinn, Garrett Noonan
● USCHO recap

Women’s Team
After raising banners to recognize last season’s Hockey East championship and NCAA tournament appearance, BU defeated Yale in the home opener at Walter Brown Arena on Sarah Lefort’s third-period goal.
● Go recap and comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Lefort and Elia

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Game Day: Terriers vs. Spartans

BU will seek to rebound tonight as it takes on Michigan State at Munn Arena in East Lansing. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. This is BU's third and final game in the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge.

The teams last met in October 2008 in the Icebreaker Tournament at Agganis, with the home team winning, 2-1, on goals by Chris Higgins and Kevin Shattenkirk . HIghlights   

Terriers last visited Munn Arena during the 1990 NCAA quarterfinals, a best-of-three series. BU dropped the first game to the then-top ranked Spartans, then stunned the college hockey world by winning the next two games--each by a 5-3 score on a third-period rally--to advance to the Final Four.  Game Two highlights. Game Three highlights . Terrier Tales 89/90

● preview
●  Game Notes
●  Game Tracker
  NBCSports Radio Webcast

● Boston Hockey Blog In-game blog

Women's Team
Sarah Lefort's third-period goal proved the game-winner for the Terriers in their home opener, a 2-1 victory over Yale. Maddie Elia scored BU's first goal and Kerrin Sperry stopped 30 shots.
  Box Score

Penalty-shot goal sinks Terriers

Strong goaltending by sophomore goalie Matt O’Connor kept #4 Michigan at bay for nearly 49 minutes. However, a power play goal by Tyler Motte on a slick backdoor pass, followed by a penalty-shot goal by Alex Guptill gave the Wolverines a 2-1 edge they wouldn’t relinquish. In the final minutes, sophomore Mike Moran hit the post and freshman Nick Roberto’s deflection went just wide.

After sophomore  Danny O’Regan rang a first-period shot off the post on a shorthanded breakaway, BU had taken a 1-0 lead late in the period on the second goal of the season by Robbie Baillargeon (photo) . From the circle to the Michigan goalie’s left, the freshman wing rifled home a pass from co-captain Garrett Noonan. BU was outshot 14-6—largely due to three Terrier penalties. No scoring in the second period, but Michigan had an even larger shot advantage, 16-6. Michigan brought its shot total to 44 in the final period, while BU finished with 19.

O’Connor’s 42 saves kept BU in the game, earning him third-star honors. His record drops to 2-1.O’Regan continues to shine on faceoffs, winning 16 of 30 to finish on the plus-side again.

The Wolverines spent nearly 10 minutes on the power play, accumulating 14 shots. Coach David Quinn (video interview) praised his goalie’s performance, but was clearly irritated by the Terriers’ six penalties taken—including the second in as many games for too many men on the ice—and turn-overs on offense due to decision-making mistakes.

● Go recap and comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
Full game video
● Boston Hockey Blog recap, Pluses/Minuses, O’Connor feature
● USCHO recap
● Detroit News recap

Looking ahead
2014 recruit Jack Eichel scored a goal—his sixth of the season--and added an assist as the NTDP U18s upended Fargo, 4-1.

Looking back
Ben Rosen scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in ECHL Stockton's 5-4 win against Bakersfield. Sean Escobedo was +3 for the Thunder who earned their second win in three games.

Women’s Team
Terriers make their home debut today, hosting Yale in a 3 pm start at Walter Brown Arena.
● preview, Game Tracker, Game Notes, Terrier TV Webcast,
● BU Today preview
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