#11 Terriers are in Orono to begin a home-and-home series with Maine tonight at Alfond Arena. Game time is 7:30 with two options for watching: Fox College Sports Atlantic and Maine’s live stream (see links below)
BU will seek to gain important Hockey East points after taking just one in last weekend’s series with BC.
Maine is led by senior Will Merchant and junior Blaine Byron, each with 13 points, while junior defenseman Dan Renouf has 12. Junior Matt Morris and freshman Rob McGovern have split the net-minding duties. In the Black Bears’ last outing, they tied top-ranked Quinnipiac, 3-3.
Sophomore wing Nikolas Olsson remains out of the line-up due to an upper body injury.
Tonight’s Terrier line-up:
2016 recruit Clayton Keller scored his 24th goal of the season on a power play, but the NTDP U18s fell to Michigan at Yost Arena, 5-2. Fellow recruit Jake Oettinger had a strong performance in goal against the high-powered Wolverine offense, stopping 32 shots overall and holding Michigan to one goal in the first two periods. But the hosts struck for four scores in the third period to put the game out of reach.
The Boston Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa reports that a pair of former Terriers, now NHL head coaches will help guide Team USA in the upcoming World Cup:
Mike Sullivan and John Hynes (photo) will be assistants to John Tortorella on Team USA’s World Cup of Hockey entry. Never hurts to put two Boston University minds on staff.
This Date in Terrier Hockey
1991: Terriers used a four-goal first period to level Lowell, 7-4, and raise their record to 16-6-2. Defenseman Peter Ahola, recorded his second two-goal game of the season, while BU also got goals from Keith Tkachuk, Tony Amonte (photo), David Sacco, Ed Ronan and Chris McCann. John Bradley stopped 20 Lowell shots. Forward Mike Bavis suffered a broken jaw in the game, but would return to the lineup after missing only eight games.
1972: Boston University defeated Vermont, 7-2, at Walter Brown Arena in front of 3,466 fans in the first meeting between the two programs. The Terriers struck quickly, when Ron Anderson beat UVM’s Steve Eckerson just 1:11 into the first period. The Catamounts made a game of it and, at 13:59, Brad Cooke beat the Terriers’ Dan Brady (photo) to even the score at 1-all. BU retook the lead for good when Bob Gryp scored 81 seconds later and then Anderson scored on the powerplay 1:28 after that to increase the lead to 3-1.
Vermont drew to within one goal when Willie MacKinnon scored at 4:57 of the second period, but that was as close as they would get. The Catamounts held off the Terriers until 12:25 of the period when Mike LaGarde made it 4-2. In the third BU took control as Bob Brown scored at 1:06, Ric Jordon scored at 8:57 and David Wisener scored at 16:58. Brady made 23 saves for the Terriers while Eckerson made 32 for the Catamounts.
Terriers begin home –and-home series with Providence on Saturday at Agganis Arena, with puck drop set for 3 p.m.
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Former Terrier standout Gina Kearns will be inducted into the Women’s Beanpot Hall of Fame. Kearns, currently in her second season as head coach at Neumann University, was a three-time BU captain and when she left the program in 2009 was the all–time points leader with 102.
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