Sunday, October 31, 2021

River Hawks complete sweep

UMass Lowell scored goals in the first and second period and edged BU, 2-1, for a sweep of the home-and-home. The Terriers got an extra-attacker goal from Case McCarthy late in the third period, but could not produce an equalizer. The loss leaves BU with a 3-5-0 record.

The Terriers appeared to take the lead 11 minutes into the first period when Dylan Peterson set up Tyler Boucher between the circle for a one-timer that Jamie Armstrong redirected home, but it was whistled off for goaltender interference.

With less than two minutes left in the period, Lowell set up in the offensive zone and Ben Meehan’s hard wrister from the top of the left circle beat Drew Commesso for a 1-0 lead.

Late in the second period, a BU turnover at the offensive zone blueline led to a short-handed two-on-one that Lucas Condotta cashed to double the lead.

With the River Hawks clamping down on the Terriers, third-period scoring chances were hard to come by. Peterson clanged a shot off the posts and Max Kaufman’s attempt from the slot was stopped by Owen Savory.

With Commesso pulled for an extra attacker, BU finally broke the scoreless streak. Robert Mastrosimone freed the puck from a scrum along the left boards and found McCarthy in the high slot for a wrist shot that beat Savory high to the glove side at 18:25. It was as close as the Terriers would get.


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Looking ahead

2023 recruit Shane Lachance scored his first USHL goal in Youngstown’s 4-2 win against Cedar Rapids.

Jack Musa’s power play goal, his eighth tally, was the game-winner for Madison in a 4-2 win over Green Bay. He has five goals in the last four games.

Looking back

Charlie Coyle scored his third goal and then tallied the shootout winner in the Bruins’ 3-2 win against the Panthers. Charlie McAvoy’s first of the year, on a power play, had tied the game in the third period.

Saturday, October 30, 2021



#19 BU dropped a 3-0 decision to UMass Lowell at Agganis Arena on a night when the hockey program paid tribute to the late Travis Roy, exactly one year after his passing. The Terriers all wore #24 jerseys with Roy's name on the back and a pre-game ceremony featured a video tribute.

Despite being outshot by the Terriers, 29-22, the River Hawks had a territorial advantage and effectively caused turnovers along the boards throughout the game.

After Robert Mastrosimone was stopped on a breakaway by Owen Savory, Lowell captain Anders Lee collected the long rebound of an Alex Vlasic shot and skated in alone on Drew Commesso, and scored high to the glove side.

Midway through the second period, Domenick Fensore raced into the offensive zone and fired a shot on Savory, who made the saves and stopped rebound chances in tight by Ty Amonte and Dylan Peterson.  Moments later, Lee was set up in the right circle on a backdoor play for his second tally.

Late in the period, Lowell scored on the rush as Reid Stefanson took a feed in the high slot, fired and followed his shot to the net as it trickled through Commesso.

The teams will complete the home-and-home Saturday at Tsongas Arena with puck drop at 6:05 p.m.

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Looking ahead

2022 recruit Michael LaStarza scored his fourth goal and then assisted on the game-winner in Waterloo’s 3-1 win against Fargo.

2022 recruit Quinn Hutson scored twice and assisted on a goal in Muskegon’s 7-4 loss to Dubuque. The right-shot forward leads the Lumberjacks with six goals.

2023 recruit Jack Harvey scored his seventh goal in the Chicago Steel’s 3-1 win against the NTDP U18s. Harvey leads the Steel in goals and is tied for second in the league.

2023 recruit Jack Musa scored his team-leading seventh goal on a redirection in Madison’s 5-2 loss to Green Bay. The forward from Mirmar Lakes, Fla., is tied for second in the league in goal-scoring and tied for the team lead with 12 points.

Women’s Team

Terriers rallied in the third period to tie Vermont, 1-1, and senior Courtney Correia scored the only goal in the shootout to gain the extra point.

The Catamounts took a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the opening period. After a scoreless second period, BU pressed for an equalizer and finally drew even early in the third period when senior Emma Wuthrich scored her third goal, assisted by Julia Shaunessy and Haylee Blinkhorn. Both goals came on deflections off defenders.

In overtime, Kate Stuart stopped a clean breakaway to keep the score tied. Correia, BU’s top scorer with 10 points, was first up in the shootout and her tally on a deke and backhand stood up as the winner.

Stuart stopped 23 shots as BU improved to 4-1-3 overall and 3-0-3 in the conference.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Game Day: Terriers host River Hawks; Pre-game ceremony to honor Travis Roy UPDATED

#19 Terriers (3-3-0) face off against UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series that kicks off at Agganis Arena tonight. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. for the contest that will be live streamed on College Sports Live.

A pre-game tribute to Travis Roy will begin at 7:15 with the Terriers wearing #24 during pregame warmups.

Last season, BU and Lowell met twice. In the final regular-season game at Tsongas Arena, the teams played to a 3-3 overtime tie with the Terriers winning the shootout on Robert Mastrosimone’s goal. A week later, the River Hawks defeated BU, 2-1, in the Hockey East quarterfinals at Walter Brown Arena. Matt Brown, who later transferred to BU, scored Lowell’s first goal.

The River Hawks (2-1-1) will be seeing their first conference action after splitting a series at Arizona State and then tying and defeating Michigan State at Tsongas. The offense is led by last season’s top scorers, junior Anders Lee (16 points) and senior Reid Stefanson (15), along with senior Lucas Condotta and freshman Matt Crasa who each have five points this season. Crassa had three goals. Senior Owen Savory and sophomore Henry Welsch have split the goaltending thus far and each has one win.

Junior Wilmer Skoog, who scored three goals last weekend, is BU’s leader in goals with four and points with seven—one point less than his 2020-21 total. He’s followed by classmates Domenick Fensore (G,5A), Mastrosimone (3G,2A) and Ethan Phillips (G,4A). Sophomore Dylan Peterson had a hat trick (video) in Saturday’s win, while freshman defenseman Ty Gallagher had three assists, earning Rookie of the Week honors.

Following the 8-6 win against Merrimack, sophomore goalie Drew Commesso’s GAA inflated to 3.27. He has started all six games.

During his weekly media call (see link below), Coach Albie O’Connell indicated that Brown, injured last weekend, had been skating and he hoped to have the junior transfer back in the line-up. 

Assessing the River Hawks, O'Connell said, “They just play a strong solid game and they’ve got obviously some weapons. Not a team that’s gonna beat themselves, so we’re gonna have to play some good games to try to beat them.” 

He added that to do that, BU would have to manage the puck well, make good decisions to get its skating game going and be simultaneously competitive and disciplined.


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Women’s Team

After splitting a pair of non-conference games last weekend, the Terriers (4-1-2) host Vermont (4-2-0) tonight in a 6 p.m. start at Walter Brown Arena. They'll travel to Providence on Sunday.

Senior Courtney Correia leads BU—and Hockey East—in both goals (6) and points (11). Junior Julia Nearis has 10 points. She and senior Mackenna Parker are tied for the conference lead in assists with six.

Last weekend, Vermont defeated both Holy Cross and Merrimack.

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