Thursday, February 28, 2019

BU Day: Terriers head South to Providence

Terriers travel to #8 Providence for their third meeting of the year with the Friars. BU goes into the 7 p.m. game tied with Maine for fifth place in Hockey East, three points behind Northeastern and Lowell, who are tied for third. After tonight's game, BU will have two games left on its regular-season schedule: Saturday's home game against Merrimack and a road game against Maine a week later.

PC shut out BU, 5-0, in October and the Terriers rallied for a 4-3 win last month on third-period goals by David Farrance and Logan Cockerill.

The Friars’ offense is led by junior Josh Wilkens with 30 points, freshman Jack Dugan (30), junior Brandon Duhaime and junior Kasper Björkqvist (25).  Hayden Hawkey leads all Hockey East goalies with a 1.82 GAA.

BU’s defense corps boast the conference’s top three shot-blockers: David Farrance (66), Kasper Kotkansalo (61) and Cam Crotty (58). Over his last four starts, goal Jake Oettinger has two shutouts and has yielded just four goals. He was co-winner of Hockey East's Defensive Player of the Week award for his efforts in the sweep of Vermont.

The game will air live on NBC Sports Boston and can be seen on Friars All-Access (PPV). 

● preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, Terrier Sports Radio Network, BU GameDay 
● Friars All-Access Live Stream (PPV)
● Boston Hockey Blog Live In-Game Blog 
● Daily Free Press preview 
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape 
This Week’s episode of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach Albie O’Connell and junior forward Patrick Harper, who has scored twice in the last four games. His goal against Vermont last Saturday—a slick passing play with Patrick Curry—was the NCAA #5 play of the week.

Looking ahead 
2019 recruit Trevor Zegras scored a goal and assisted on two other scores as the NTDP U18s blitzed Central Illinois, 11-2.  Defensemen Alex Vlasic and Dom Fensore each picked up an assist. Fensore was +6 on the night.  Zegras currently leads the U18s in scoring with 63 points (19G, 44A) in 44 games.
● USA Hockey recap and box score 

2020 recruit Cade Webber scored a shorthanded goal in The Rivers School’s 5-4 overtime win in the New England Prep Small School playoffs. The Red Wings, coached by former BU All-American Shawn McEachern, advance to the semifinals as does St. Mark’s, coached by another former BU captain, Carl Corazzini.

2020 recruit Liam Connors scored a shorthanded goal for St. Sebastian’s in the Arrows’ 3-2 loss to Dexter in the Elite 8 division playoffs. 

Looking back 
BU Today: Meet the Four Terriers on the Boston Bruins 

David Warsofsky and AJ Greer each scored a goal for the Colorado Eagles in a 6-0 blanking of San Antonio. Greer, who recently scored his first NHL goal, also recorded an assist.

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