Wednesday, December 29, 2021

New Years' Eve match-up with Brown; Terriers add to 2022 recruit class

Terriers will return to action on New Year’s Eve afternoon, Dec. 31, with a non-conference match-up with Brown at Meehan Auditorium in Providence. Gametime is 2 p.m. Check back for Game Day information.


Looking ahead

BU has added another forward to its 2022 recruit class, receiving a commitment from Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) right-shot forward Jack Gorton. The 6’3,” 190 lb., native of Granite Springs, N.Y. has 8 points (3G,5A) in 26 BCHL games.

Previously, Gorton played prep hockey at Trinity Pawling School—scoring seven goals in 11 games last season—as well as midget hockey with the Mid-Fairfield Rangers 18U AAA, where he had a 4-5-9 line in 12 games in 2020-21.

He is the son of former N.Y. Rangers’ general manager and Boston Bruins’ assistant GM Jeff Gorton, who was appointed executive vice president of hockey operations of the Montreal Canadiens earlier this month.

Elite Prospects page

●Times Colonist Grizzlies land son of Rangers GM


This Date in BU Hockey history: Dec. 29, 1971

Defending national champion Terriers faced off against Minnesota in the opening round of the Syracuse Invitational Tournament. BU had defeated the Gophers, 4-2, the previous March in the NCAA title game in the same venue, the Onondaga War Memorial.

The outcome was the same, but this time it required a tying goal late in the third period and an overtime game-winner.

Junior center Steve Dolloff scored a pair of goals for BU, but the Terriers trailed 3-2 in the third period. With less than a minute left in regulation, Dave Wisener stole a pass at the Gopher blueline and passed to Don “Toot” Cahoon, who drove toward the net and rifled a 20-foot shot that beat Brad Shelstad to the stick side, sending the game to overtime.

Neither team found the net during the 10-minute first overtime, but BU ended things quickly in the second extra period. Just 47 seconds in, captain Jake Danby, assisted by Bob Brown and Ric Jordan, elected not to try faking Shelstad and instead zipped a 30-foot shot past Shelstad for the win

“It was my first overtime goal in college hockey,” the senior from Port Credit, Ont., said. Earlier in the game, he had been robbed twice by Shelstad on what appeared to be certain goal-scoring opportunities. “We all decided that we couldn’t deke Shelstad, so I just shot when I got the chance in overtime,” he explained.

With the win, BU improved its record to 8-0-1 and advanced to the tournament final against Cornell, an 8-2 victor over Colgate.


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