Saturday, November 30, 2019

Game Day: BU vs. Cornell in Red Hot Hockey #7--UPDATED

Terriers are in New York City for their biennial Red Hot Hockey match-up with #2 Cornell. Puck drop at Madison Square Garden is at 8:00 p.m. for the contest that will be live-streamed on Stadium.

BU won the inaugural RHH game in 2007, 6-3, and was undefeated through the first five games, winning three times and tying the Big Red twice. Cornell edged the Terriers, 4-3, in the 2017 meeting to take possession of the Kelley-Harkness Cup, which honors legendary coaches Jack Kelley (BU) and Ned Harkness (Cornell). It was first introduced six years ago.

The teams last met in the 2018 NCAA Regionals in Worcester with BU winning, 3-1.

The Big Red, who are undefeated in eight games this year, are led by junior Morgan Barron with 12 points and fellow juniors Alex Green and Brendan Locke, each with nine points. Freshman defenseman Sam Malinski also has nine points. Junior goalie Matthew Galajda ranks third nationally with a 1.50 GAA and 10th in save percentage (.935).

Junior David Farrance leads BU with 10 goals (tops for D1 defensemen) and points with 19.  He is also 14th nationally with 1.36 ppg. Seniors Patrick Harper (16 points) and Patrick Curry (15) form a strong first line with freshman Trevor Zegras (13). Graduate transfer goalie Sam Tucker, who made four starts against Cornell while at Yale, has a 2.69 GAA and a .910 save percentage.    

Tonight’s Terrier Line-Up

WatchStadium Live Stream 
● Feature: Terriers with Metro NYC Ties Look to Ripen in Big Apple 
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog 
● Boston Hockey Blog preview, View from the Press Box 
● USCHO Game of the Week 
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape 
● BU Today  Big Game, Biggest Stage

►A pre-game party for Terrier fans will be held at Stout NYC on 33rd St. between 6th and 7th Avenues from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Registration information and details here.

Episode 8 of Inside BU Hockey featuring Bernie Corbett's interviews with Coach Albie O'Connell and Robert Mastrosimone.

Mark Divver discussed Farrance's breakout season with Jeff Kealty, Nashville's Assistant General Manager and defenseman on BU's 1995 national champions. The Predators selected Farrance in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. report

Looking ahead

2020 recruit Luke Tuch scored twice in the NTDP U18s’ 6-3 win against Youngstown. Fellow recruit Dylan Peterson assisted on three goals and goalie Drew Commesso stopped 16 of 17 shots in 31 minutes of action. Tuch has 8 goals and 14 points, while Peterson has 11 points. Commesso has a 2.38 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
● USA Hockey recap and box score 

2021 recruit Artem Schlaine scored his second USHL goal in Muskegon’s 6-4 win against Chicago Friday night. Earlier in the week, he had a goal and an assist in the Lumberjack's 8-6 loss to the NTDP U18s.  A 6’1” center who joined Muskegon for three games this week, Schlaine leads Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep in scoring. In the recent Cushing Invitational, he recorded a goal and two assists against Northwood Prep and then, with two tallies and three assists, he had a hand in all the Shattuck scoring in the 5-2 win against the tournament hosts.  

Looking back

Charlie Coyle has signed a six-year contract extension with the Bruins with an annual NHL cap hit of $5.25 million. Acquired late last season from Minnesota, Coyle has five goals and nine assists.

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