Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Photo by David Silverman
Three Terriers made Hockey East’s Weekly Top Performers list following BU’s sweep of its series with Arizona State: Dante Fabbro, with five points (1G,4A); Jake Oettinger, who recorded his third shutout of the season; and Brady Tkachuk, who scored twice and added an assist.

WTBU Sports Terriers Push Unbeaten Streak to Six 

The Beanpot Press Conference was held today at TD Garden with Coach David Quinn and Captain Brandon Hickey representing the Terriers.

Looking ahead
2021 recruit Jeremy Wilmer had a hand in all nine goals in the Portledge School's 9-5 win against The Hun School. With four goals and five assists, he set a new school single-game points record.
Looking back

Jack Eichel scored a goal an added two assists to help the Atlantic Division defeat the Metropolitan at the NHL’s All-Star Game weekend.

● The Hockey Writers: McAvoy Returns to Ice During Recovery

Danny O'Regan has been recalled from the AHL to the NHL Sharks for the second time this season. O'Regan, who last last year's AHL Rookie of the Year, has 22 points in 28 games for the Barracuda. 
NHL.com report

Women’s Team
Victoria Bach, who set a new BU record for career points (185), Corinne Schroeder, who stopped 39 of 41 shots in two wins, and Abby Cook, whose four assists gave her the national lead for defensemen (20) all made Hockey East’s Weekly Top Performers list.

● Daily Free Press Bach set program points record

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Terriers hold off ASU; another record for Bach

A night after a blowout win, BU received a stiffer challenge but came away with a 4-3 win over Arizona State to complete its second consecutive weekend sweep. Freshman Shane Bowers’ 12th goal of the season proved the difference, giving the Terriers a 4-2 lead in the third period before a late ASU power play goal narrowed the margin. Three Terrier blueliners, Captain Brandon Hickey, Dante Fabbro and Brien Diffley also found the net, in a penalty-filled contest that saw BU take 15 penalties and 18 for ASU.

Hickey opened the scoring on a power play, one-timing a Hank Crone pass from the top of the left circle. Drew Melanson also assisted.

BU doubled the lead when Brady Tkachuk head-manned a pass to Melanson, who skated into the Sun Devils zone and dropped a pass to a trailing Fabbro for a one-timer from the right circle.

ASU’s Johnny Walker scored a power play goal at 0;54 of the second period and six minutes later Jacob Wilson knotted the score with a shorthander. BU responded 20 seconds later when Brien Diffley scored his first of the year with assists from Nikolas Olsson and Fabbro.

Bowers game-winner early in the third period on a rebound of a Fabbro shot needed an officials’ review before it went up on the board for a 4-2 lead. David Norris trimmed the margin to one with a power play goal late in the period but Jake Oettinger, who made nine of his 18 saves in the final period, slammed the door.

Wilson's tally for the Sun Devils marked the first time all season that BU gave up a shorthanded goal.

Oettinger has given up just one even-strength goal in the past 235 minutes of play.

● GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score
● azcentral.com recap
 thesundevils.com recap
● USCHO recap

Looking ahead
2018 recruit Tyler Weiss scored a goal and Joel Farabee had an assist in the NTDP U18s’ 5-3 loss to Minnesota State.
● USA Hockey recap

2019 recruit Trevor Zegras scored his 10th goal of the season and assisted on two others as the NTDP U17s routed Muskegon, 10-1. Fellow recruit Alex Vlasic also had a helper.
● USHL box score

Looking back
With the NHL and Boston celebrating the 60th anniversary of Willie O’Ree becoming the NHL’s first black player, Matt Grzelcyk and his father, John, presented O’Ree with his #22 jersey from the 1960-61 season. Grzelcyk’s father, a member of the Boston Garden bull gang, had been given the abandoned jersey decades ago and decided to present it to O’Ree at a milestone event.
● NHL.com report

Women’s Team
With a pair of goals and an assist, senior Victoria Bach set a new program point-scoring mark of 184 and powered BU to a 6-1 win against Merrimack at Walter Brown Arena. Bach’s power play goal early in the first was followed by scores from Nara Elia and Abbey Stanley before the Warriors scored to make it 3-1.  Bach, senior captain Rebecca Leslie and Abby Cook scored in the third as BU completed a sweep of the home-and-home with Merrimack.
● GoTerriers.com recap and comprehensive box score

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Terriers rout Sun Devils, 8-0 UPDATED

Behind three goals from red-hot Bobo Carpenter, a pair from Brady Tkachuk and 23 saves from Jake Oettinger, BU began its series with Arizona State with an 8-0 blanking. Defensemen Dante Fabbro and Cam Crotty and forward Gabe Chabot each contributed two assists as the Terriers generated their second highest scoring output of the season. BU is now 4-0-1 in its last five games and will look for a second consecutive weekend sweep when it faces the Sun Devils again on Saturday evening.

► The live stream of the game on Pac-12.com failed due to technical problems. Saturday’s game at Oceanside Arena is expected to be available via live stream. 

After ASU controlled the early going, only to be stymied by Oettinger, Carpenter, who now has seven goals in the past four games, connected at 7:20 of the first period on a power play.  Then, late in the period, three BU freshmen found the net three times in 1:50. First Hank Crone converted the rebound of a Ty Amonte shot for a 2-0 lead that quickly doubled when Tkachuk and Shane Bowers scored goals 21 seconds apart.

Early in the second, Carpenter cleaned up the rebound of John MacLeod’s shot to make it 5-0 and midway through the period Chase Phelps got his first of the year, unassisted. In the final minute of the period, Tkachuk scored a power play goal on a pass from Fabbro with Carpenter also assisting.

Carpenter completed his second hat trick of the season early in the final period with Chabot providing a helper to close out the scoring.

BU scored on two of five power plays, while killing all three Sun Devils man-advantages.

The Terriers poured 41 shots on the ASU net while limiting their hosts to 23—just nine in the final two periods.

Tkachuk, playing in the same arena where his father, Keith Tkachuk, starred in the NHL, has 12 points, including seven goals, in the past dozen games. Commenting on the freshman's early season struggles to get on the scoresheet, Coach David Quinn pointed out:

“He was snake bit. He needed a hug after every game. He had plenty of chances and he wasn’t getting rewarded. Now it’s jumping in the net for him.”
● GoTerriers.com recap (and Saturday game links); comprehensive box score
● thesundevils.com recap
USCHO.com recap
azcentral.com recap 

Looking ahead
2018 recruits Joel Farabee and Tyler Weiss each scored a goal in the NTDP U18s’ 6-1 win against St. John’s University. Fellow recruit Jake Wise assisted on two goals.
● USA Hockey recap

2019 recruit Robert Mastrosimone, who turned 17 this week, scored a goal and assisted on three others in Chicago's 8-2 thumping of Muskegon.

Looking back

Adam Clendening assisted on a pair of goals—including the overtime game-winner—as Rockford defeated Ontario, 3-2.
Women’s Team
Terriers will complete their home-and-home series with Merrimack this afternoon with a 3 p.m. start at Walter Brown Arena. BU defeated the Warriors Thursday, 5-1, and had dropped a 2-1 decision to the ‘Mack back in September.
● GoTerriers.com preview, Live Stats, Terrier TV

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