Saturday, October 15, 2016

Late rally falls short; Pioneers edge BU

#2 Terriers dropped a 4-3 decision to #10 Denver in the opener of a two-game series with the Pioneers at Magness Arena. BU trailed 4-1 after two periods and narrowed the margin with goals by sophomore Jordan Greenway and freshman Clayton Keller, but that was as close as BU would come.

BU drew four first-period penalties, killing three, but at 17:55, Matt Marcinew connected with a man-advantage for the hosts. The Pioneers extended their lead to 3-0 in the second period when Troy Terry and Evan Janssen scored within a 42-second span.  

The Terriers finally got on the board at 9:25 as junior Brandon Hickey (photo) connected on a one-timer from the top of the left circle on a power play, assisted by sophomore Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and freshman Patrick Harper. But DU answered back with Janssen’s second of the night just two-and-a-half minutes later.

Early in the third, Greenway converted a loose puck in the crease, assisted by Forsbacka  Karlsson and Harper. Then midway through the period, Keller’s shorthanded breakaway goal closed the gap to one. Terriers had several scoring opportunities down the stretch that were thwarted by DU’s Tanner Jaillet.

Freshman Jake Oettinger stopped 31 Denver shots, including eight on first-period power plays, as his record fell to 1-1-0.

The teams go at it again tonight with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET.   

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Looking ahead
2017 recruit Hank Crone assisted on a pair of Fargo goals in a 5-3 loss to Omaha. The left-wing from Cedar Hill, Tex., is second in scoring for Fargo with a 2-5-7 line in six games.

2017 recruit Ty Amonte picked up his 10th assist of the season in Penticton’s 3-1 win against Langley in BCHL action on Wednesday.  The former Thayer Academy standout leads the Vees in scoring with 15 points in 12 games.

Women’s Team
In the first of a two-game series at Penn State, Senior Maddie Elia's goal midway through the third period knotted the score at 3-3 and the game ended as an overtime tie.

BU had taken a 2-1 lead early in the second period with two goals in 2:15. Fiist, grad student Mary Parker scored from junior Victoria Bach and senior Alexis Crossley. Then,  Crossley fired a wrist shot home on a power play with assists from junior Rebecca Leslie and Elia.
The Nittany Lions tied the score midway through the second period and pulled ahead with a power play goal early in the third, before Elia’s tally, assisted by Leslie and sophomore Connor Galway. Junior Erin O’Neil stopped 32 shots including key saves during overtime.
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