#5 BU kicks off the second semester with a home match-up with #10 Union College tonight. Game time is 7 p.m. for the contest that will be live-streamed free on Campus Insider.
With seven players in Montreal for the World Junior Championship gold-medal game, the Terriers will only have 17 skaters—11 forwards, six defensemen—and two goalies available for the game.
Union has feasted on Hockey East opponents in recent years, going 19-2-2 in the last 23 games, including last season’s 5-3 win against the Terriers in BU’s season opener. BU will be looking to slow down the Dutchmen’s one-two punch of Mike Vecchione, the nation’s top scorer with an 18-19-37 scoring line, and Spencer Foo with 21-14-35. Senior goalie Alex Sakellaropoulos brings a 2.39 GAA and .922 save percentage into the game.
Junior goalie Connor LaCouvee will be in goal for BU and the Boston Hockey Blog reported that Coach David Quinn will keep the Nick Olsson-Patrick Curry-Nick Roberto line intact. Tonight’s BU’s line-upCloonan-JFK-CarpenterOlsson-Curry-RobertoAndren-Chabot-PhelpsMcDermott-Kelley
► Legendary BU Coach Jack Kelley will join Bernie Corbett on the TSRN broadcast between the second and third periods.
Episode 11 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Coach David Quinn, senior forward Tommy Kelley and Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky. Kelley, a former standout at St. Sebastian’s, returns to the BU line-up after missing the last five games with an injury. He has eight career points.
Warsofsky, a member of the defense corps that backboned BU’s 2009 national championship team, is currently with Pittsburgh’s top AHL team, where he’s the leading scorer (5-17-22) among defensemen. He’s played 36 NHL games with Boston, New Jersey and Pittsburgh.
World Junior Championships
Team USA and Team Canada meet tonight for the 2017 tournament gold medal in Montreal with puck drop at 8 p.m. ET. NHL Network and TSN will air the game. In yesterday’s semifinals, the US defeated Russia, 4-3, in a shootout thriller, while Canada defeated Sweden, 5-2.
Canada 5 Sweden 2
Alex Chiasson scored his 6th goal and added an assist in Calgary’s 4-1 win against Colorado. The former BU MVP has 13 points this season.
Danny O’Regan scored his 10th goal and 21st assist in the San Jose Barracuda’s 4-2 win over San Antonio. AJ Greer scored his 10th goal for the Rampage.
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