Sunday, January 31, 2010

Looking forward to Monday

A quick recap of  BU's Beanpot domination

The first ever Beanpot game was played on December 26 1952 and it saw BU take down Northeastern 4-1. The Terriers the next night fell to Harvard in the final, 7-4. Bu would not make the final again till 1957 and they would not win their first title until the next year.

Since BU won in 1958 they have dominated the tournament winning 29 championships including last year, when they beat Northeastern 5-2. Winning 29 out of the total 58 Beanpots, BU has won over half the tournaments ever played. The team with the second most titles is Boston College, with 14.

With the exception of 1994, BU won every Beanpot tournament played in the 1990's. The streak continued until 2001 when they lost to BC 5-3. In the 2000's BU has only failed to reach the final once, 2008. They would fall to BC in the semi's, but this time it was in overtime.

Tomorrow night BU will play Northeastern in semi final number two at 8:00 (if there is no overtime). The first game is BC and Harvard ant it will be played at 5:30.

The Beanpot website and past results

Saturday, January 30, 2010

BU rolls into Beanpot

Ross Guadet's 2 goals propelled BU to a
6-2 win 
 Bonino hits 100 points

Coming from coach Parker, BU had a good week of practice and very good attitude. The week ended with an "unbelievably great" practice on friday and a great win over #15 Umass.

Sophomore, Ross Gaudet, missed his whole freshman year. But this year he has been all over the score sheet and last night was no exception. Gaudet scored the first goal of the game with about three minutes to go in the first. Nick Bonino from his knees found Eric Gryba at the point. Gryba one timed the pass,  Umass goalie Paul Dainton stopped but the puck found Gaudet's stick and the he found the back of the net with the puck.

The last five minutes of the second saw the light get lit four times (3 by BU and 1 by Umass). The first came when, Nick Bonino won a faceoff back to Gaudet who the hit both post and the cross-bar with his shot. The puck some how crossed the goal line and BU had a 2-0 lead. A minute later Max Nicastro found Colby Cohen for a one timer. Cohen drilled it past Dainton.

Umass would get one back 36 seconds later, when Brain Keane jammed home a rebound from Justin Braun shot.

66 seconds later BU scored what parker called, the biggest goal of the game. Colby Cohen had the puck at the point and then threaded the needle [with a pass] to Vinny Saponari. Saponari got it on the left post and shoved it in to the net.

In the third, Umass would score their final goal when Martin Nolet jammed home a rebound.

The game was over after David Warsofsky set up Nicastro for a slapper through traffic. Dainton never saw it, and BU had a 5-2 lead.

With less than a minute left BU scored a short handed goal to make it 6-2. Give Luke Popko credit for the goal and the assist goes to Nick Bonino who on this play locked up his 100th point as a Terrier

It might not seam like it, but BU goaltender Kieran Millan did in fact face a lot of shots. Millan made 39 saves on 41 shots. Parker said after the game: "We gave up a lot of shots but not a lot of grade ‘A’ shots.

Bu will play Northeastern next in the Beanpot semi-final, monday night. Game time 8:00 (following the first game BC and Harvard)

USCHO recap and box score
Boston Globe recap
Fear The Triangle recap

Friday, January 29, 2010

Game Day Preview: Umass @ BU

Tonight is the final meeting between the two teams and it could shape the rest of the season. BU currently sits in tie for sixth in the Hockey East standing, with Vermont. While Umass is tied for second with BC. If the Terriers win and the season ended after the game the Minutemen and Terriers would play in the Hockey East playoffs.

Look for Millan (photo) to get the start in net for BU. Millan is coming off what some would say his best start of the season, after he beat BC in ot last friday night.

Notes On The Minutemen 
Umass on the season is 15-9-0. On Sunday Vermont upended the Minutemen, snapping their four game win streak. The streak was the longest of there season. Umass offers two Hobey Backer (the Heisman of college hockey) candidates in James Marcou and Justin Braun.

The Last Time The Met...
was back on the the 2nd of January. BU exploded for seven goal, the most the have scored in game all season, to down Umass 7-3.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

45 and Counting

Joubert named to BU Hall of Fame

The captain of the 1995 National Championship winning BU hockey team  Jacques Joubert has been selected for induction to the BU Athletics Hall of Fame. Joubert is the 45th member to join the HOF and he is joining some greats such as Chris Drury, Mike Eruzione, Jack Parker.

Joubert player three years of great hockey with BU and did not play four because he had transferred from Princeton College, where he spent one year. The final goal the Joubert ever scored in a BU uniform, was the game winning goal of the 1995 national championship game in which BU beat Maine 6-2.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Streak snapped, streak continues

BU's two game win streak snapped but UNH's 11 game unbeaten streak continues.

Saturday night, UNH stopped would may prove to be the Terrier's best shot at gaining home ice in the Hockey East playoffs, after they were done tooling with BU in the second period.

UNH had a shot to go up 1-0 just 35 seconds in to the game when paul Thompson had a breakaway that Grant Rollheiser stopped. Later in the period the WildCats would take the lead when Mike Borisenok pushed in a rebound.

As you can tell the Terriers did not play well for most of the start of the game, but as the first period went on BU did get better.

But once the second period started BU looked like they did for much of the first, Only this time UNH banged home two goals. Damon Kipp scored the firs through a screen and BobBy Butler scored the third on one that looked like Rollhesier should have had. 

In the the third BU got on the score sheet when Chris Connolly found a rebound out in front then drilled the post but the puck did bounce into the net.

With only two minutes left in the game UNH just killed off a power play and the got one of their own. Mike Sislo scored on the power play giving us the final score of 4-1.

Parker blamed most of the poor preformance on the confidence of the team after Friday's overtime win against BC.

“It’s hard to comment on this game because I don’t want to take away from how well New Hampshire played,” Parker said. “I thought they played very well. But I thought we absolutely stunk. I just saw [former NHL player and NESN color commentator] Craig Janney, who said ‘Hey, you laid an egg tonight, but you had a good game last night.’
“That’s exactly what we did. We laid an egg tonight. It’s obvious to me with this team that leadership is lacking. Our juniors and seniors had horrible nights tonight in general, and I’m worried about our freshmen and sophomores thinking this is how you’re supposed to play. I thought we got a pathetic emotional effort tonight; our team was not ready to play.” -USCHO
“It’s a sad statement that my team cannot get mentally ready to play a hockey game,” Parker said. “They’re so easily satisfied, or it just isn’t that important to them. We don’t give a damn; that’s what it seems like. With so many guys, their give-a-[expletive] level is way down.” -USCHO
USCHO box score and recap 

The Terriers return to action next Friday night against Umass, for the final time this regular season. 

In Other News
The Bu BC rivalry was a question on Jeopardy, tuesday night. The question was worth $1600.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Game Day Preview: UNH @ BU

This is also the final time these two teams will meat this regular season. The first meating UNH owned the Terriers It only took a day for BU to turn it around and tie the Wildcats the next night.

Notes on the Wildcats
UNH is currently in first in the Hockey East standing with 21 points. They have also not lost a game since November 11 to Umass. Tonight the Terrier will look to stay hot and melt the UNH unbeaten streak.

The Last time they met...
was back on November 21 at Agganis Arena. the Terriers found them selfs down two nothing in this one but came back and tied the game 3-3.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Terriers take another OT thriller

Cohen's bomb ends it all 

During most of the game the Michael Jackson song Thriller, was playing in my head. And thats exactly what the game was. For most of the game the teams traded leads and that headed in to the overtime frame.

The Terriers drew first blood on the power play in the first period. David Warsofsky had to first break up an Eagles shorthanded bid before him and Alex Chiasson had a two on one. Chiasson made a perfect pas to Warsofsky that he roofed.

The Eagles got even on their own power play when Cam Atkinson found Ben Smith's between the legs pas in the slot. Atkinson then fired it past Millan to tie the game.

BC then took their only lead of the night after Eric Gryba was released from the penalty box, BC forward Pat Mullane threw a shot on net. There were a bunch of bodies in front and Chis Kreider found it an scored one of his two goals on the night.

The Terriers would tie the game at two before the end of the period on probably the best goal of the season. Vinny Saponari (photo) broke in on the left side and took a regular shot that BC backup-goalie Parker Milner stopped. The rebound popped up in the air,  Vinny Saponari then  thought that he was David Ortiz and hit the puck out of mid-air, Baseball stile, and in to the net.

In the second BU regained the lead when BC defender Malcolm Lyes lost the puck in the slot. Suddenly hot Wade Megan pick up the up and roofed it on Milner.

Later in the second added to their lead on the power play. Nick Bonino won the faceoff in to the conner. There he got the puck back and made a nifty move to the front of the net and slid the puck five-hole on Milner, giving BU a 4-2 lead.

In the Third it was all Eagles. The final five minute were hell on earth for this writer. BC came within one just 2:13 in to the third when Chris Kreider found the back of then for the second time. BC then tied the game with about five minutes to go. Pat Mullane scored the goal after getting a great pas from Steven Whitney.

With 39 seconds left BC forward Cam Atkinson was called for tripping. the Terriers could not do any thing in the 30 seconds of the third period that was remaining but oh could they ever in over time. The Terriers where able to set up Colby Cohen for a slapper and that pin-balled off a bunch of players in front before finding the back of the net, like they always say "the puck had eyes".

“That’s something that Colby does really well,” said Bonino of what he feels would have been an open-net opportunity had the puck not changed directions. “He’ll see me there. We made eye contact and he tried to get it to me.”- USCHO

The Terrier return to action tomorrow night against UNH. Game time 7:00

Game Day Preview: BU @ BC

Three sites, three game, two teams, one game left.

Yes tonight is the final meeting of the regular season between BU and BC. This will be the third venue the teams have played each other in. Agganis Arena, Fenway Park, and tonight Conti Form.

Notes on the Eagles 
Boston College was on a three game losing streak after the lost to BU at Fenway. Since that game the Eagles have yet to lose, wining their last two games over Providence and Maine.

Tonight's game will be on NESN if anybody would like to watch. Start time 7:30

THe Last Time They Met...
was January 8th at Fenway Park. Bu won 3-2 mostly do to the fact the Kieran Millan played great in the third period. Freshman Wad Meagan scored the winning goal for the Terriers.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another All-star

On Tuesday, 2010 recruit Charlie Coyle was named to the EJHL All-star Game. Over the past weekend, Coyle picked up his 50th and 51st points on the season. Currently he is tied for second in scoring. Also in the past week or so Coyle was ranked #19 out of all North American hockey player who are headed to the NHL draft in June.

In Other News
During yesterday's Eric Gryba (not in a great mood before practice) let his emotions get the best of him and started a fight with his room mate Zach Cohen and Vinny Saponari.
"I thought we had a good ball room dancing class before, thought he was in a good mood," senior forward and fellow roommate Luke Popko joked afterward. -WTBU sports
Popko also saw the fight in a different way and said that the team needed something like this to happen. Popko and caption Kevin Shattenkirk agree and the captain ahad this to say after practice: It's BC week so obviously emotions are high," Shattenkirk said afterward. 
"It's good to see guys fired up and ready to go, we just have to make sure it doesn't get too out of control." -WTBU sports

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sullivan named to AHL All Star game

Sean Sullivan was the captain of the 2007 BU hockey team and was a big part of the 2006 team which won the Hockey East Championship. But last night and tonight Sullivan took place in the American Hockey League's All Star events in Portland Maine.

Last night was the skills competition. There where four events, fastest skater, hardest shot, three one none, and the shootout. Sullivan did not win any of the events but did team up with former Boston College stand out Nathan Gerbe in one of the goalie events.
Click here for a full recap of the skills competition

Tonight is the actual All Star game. The teams are divided by nationality, if you are from Canada you are on Team Canada. If you are from any other country in the world you are on Planet USA (thats what Sullivan will be on)

In Other News
Charlie Coyle, the Terriers top recruit for 2010, scored his 50th point (2nd in the EJHL) of the season with the South Shore Kings. He did this after he scored tow power play goals to beat Apple Core 3-2.

Former Terrier goalie John Curry played in his first NHL game of the season saturday night. His Penguins fell to Vancouver 6-2. Curry was pulled from the game after just 14 shots. He gave up 5 goals.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cohen, Bonino, lead Terriers to close win

Rollhiser (photo) makes 39 saves in a 6-4 win

Rollheiser, who has yet to lose a game this season, received kudos from head coach Jack Parker.

“I thought our best player tonight was our goaltender. He had a lot of tough saves, and he saw a lot of rubber.”-USCHO

Tonight the Terriers started the scoring just three minutes into the game, when Ross Gaudet streaked down the left wing boards and drilled the water bottle inside of the Merrimack net.

The Warriors tied the game with little under 13 minutes left in the period. Eric Gryba fell down at the Terrier blue line which allowed Merrimack forward Carter Madsen to skate in on Rollheiser and score on the back hand.

BU got it's lead back just over five minutes later on the power play. Kevin Shattenkirk slid it over to Bonino who then found Vinny Saponari in front of the net. From there Saponari found a wide open Colby Cohen for his first goal of the game.

Photo of Colby Cohen (25) finding Vinny Saponari's back handed pass in front of the net.

In the second, the Terriers looked slow and tired. They looked like a team that had just played the night before (which they did). Luckily for Merrimack, they had Friday night off so the could rest.

The Warriors took full advantage of the slow Terrier play and just 32 seconds into the into the period, Stephane Da Costa found the back of the net. Da Costa got a perfect pass from Chris Barton that made Rolleiser go down and Da Costa roofed it.

BU would once again take the lead, this time on a five on three advantage. Kevin Shattenkirk and Colby Cohen connected on a one timer that gave Cohen his second goal of the game.

Merrimack would yet again tie the game in the second. Skating four on four, Joe Cucci tipped in a Chris Barton shot at 10:59.

The third period is where the Terrier exploded on offense.

“We didn’t play any offense in the first two periods except on the power play,” Bonino said. “It took us much too long to get adjusted to their forecheck.”- USCHO
Ten minutes into the third frame the Terriers took the lead for the last time on the night. Freshman and last week's Hockey East Player of the week, Wade Megan through a puck on net that Joe Pereira nailed home.

BU jumped out to a two goal lead, when Chris Connolly hit the post with a Bonino rebound. The puck hit Merrimack goal tender Andrew Braithwaite in the skate and slid across the goal line.

With Braithwaite pulled, the Warriors came with in one when Chris Barton scored. With 4.8 seconds left Vinny Saponari iced the game away with an empty net goal.

After the game was over Parker was not happy.

“We’ve got a long way to go to be poised again and to be thorough again,” Parker said. “I thought that we had turned the corner after we got from the break. So it was a step backward, but not a costly step backward.” -USCHO
Next Friday the Terriers head over to Boston College for the final meeting of the regular season with the Eagles. Game time 7:30. Saturday BU plays Hockey East leading New Hampshire. Game time 7:00

USCHO recap and box score 
WTBU recap
The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog recap
Boston Globe recap

Game Day Preview: Merrimack @ BU

Tonight's game has to teams headed in to diferent directions. BU has climbed back in to the standings and is currently tied for 6th with Vermont. Merrimack, on the other hand, has won just one of their last nine games and are in 9th place in the Hockey East standings.

Scouting the Warriors
Lead by freshman Stephane Da Costa and their captain Pat Bowen. The worrier are one of the lest productive team in all of Hockey East. In their last four games they have only scored 8 goals.

The Last Time They Met...
was back November 14 at Aggains Arena. The Terrier's Chris Connolly scored two goals and registered an assist in the Terriers rolled over the Warriors 6-3.
Click here for a complet recap of the game.

Beaudry, Providence end BU win streek at two

PC goalie Alex Beaudry stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced in a 3-1 win.

Last night BU played one of their worst games of the season as Providene handed BU their first lose of the decade.

There was no scoring in the first but the Terriers did hit the goal post just five minutes in to the game.

In the second Providence broke out by scoring three goals. The first came on the power play, when Mark Fayne took a wrist shot that snuck through Millan's pads and into the back of the net.

The Terriers almost came even with the Fryers when Vinny Saponari took a shot that left a big rebound in front. Nick Bonino found the puck an drilled the post.

After that the Terriers ahd a five on three advantage but could not score. Parker said quote "it was horrible"

After the kill, PC forward Greg Collins found a BU turnover and skated in on Millan and beat him high glove side.

The fryers made it a 3-0 lead on another power play goal.

In the third BU stop the Beaudry shutout when Joe Pereira found Ross Gaudet open infront of the net. this was Gaudet's fourth goal of the season.

BU will look to get back on their feet tonight when the face Merrimack at home.

WTBU recap
Hockey East recap
Go recap and box score

Friday, January 15, 2010

Injury Report -Updated -

Yes I know that I put and injury report up on wednesday but some things popped up so here are the changes.

Colby Cohen...
left wednesday's practice after falling awkwardly on his hip. This came after a collision at center ice. It is unknown whether Cohen will play this weekend.

Other Tidbits 
Kieran Millan will get the start in net for the Terriers tonight. This is coming off what some would say his best performance of the season.

Tonight's Lines
First line
Connolly, Bonino, Vinny Saponari
Second line
Zach Cohen, Megan, Chiasson
Third line
Gaudet, Trivino, Pereira
Fourth line
Glass, Popko, Gilroy

Game Day Preview: BU @ Providence

Bu rolls into tonight's mach-up with the Providence College Friars, after winning their last two games. PC on the other had is in dead last in the Hockey East standings with only five points.

Facts on the Friars
Providence on the season is 7-10-1 but losers of their last six. On Tuesday the Friars played their second straight game against Boston College. PC fell to the Eagles 4-1. thats not the important part, thought. the first BC game came way back on December 12. Exactly one month latter the lost the second game.

The Game will be shown on NESN if any one would like to watch the game. Start time 7:30

The Last Time They Met...
was the last game of the regular season last year. the Terrier rapped up the Hockey East Regular Season Title with a 3-0 shutout.

Go preview and Game Notes
PC Athletics preview
WTBU preview

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Injury Report

With Joe Pereira coming back last weekend from hip surgery this weekend the Terriers should have a full line up. Pereira scored BU's second goal in last fridays Frozen Fenway matchup with Boston College.

In Other News
Former Terrier and All American, John Curry has bean Called up to the Pittsburgh Penguins from AHL Scranton. Last season Curry was the third string goalie on the Penguins playoff roster.

2010 recruit Charlie Coyle has bean ranked #19 out of all draft eligible players. Fellow 2010 recruit Yasin Cisse was #89. All rankings come from the NHL midseason scouting report.

I have finished the highlight real of Terrier players on last years team's goals. To see them click here

Monday, January 11, 2010

Former Terriers making a splash in the NHL

This NHL season has seen four Terriers from last season National Championship team make NHL rosters. Matt Gilroy (NY Rangers), Colin Wilson (NV Predators), Brandon Yip (COL Avalanche) and the latest, John McCarthy. McCarthy made his NHL debut Sunday with the San Jose Sharks.

In the Next few days, I will be finding/making a video highlight real of all the BU players goals who are in the NHL. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Under class men lead the way at Fenway

BU beats BC 3-2, in Sun Life Frozen Fenway

The game looked nothing like the Winter Classic, that took place there one week ago. No over time, and it was a lot colder.

The Terriers got on the board first during a power play in tthe first period. David Warsofsky took a slaper that first hit the post and then hit the back of BC goalie, John Muse, and in to the net. After the goal Warsofsky put on a celebration, in wich hit faked throing up a baseball and calling his shot.

“I have to give some credit to [third-string goalie] Adam Kraus,” Warsofksy said of his reaction.

“He came up with it before the game, and I figured if I scored I’d go with it. I don’t know if the coaches liked it.”
“I didn’t see it,” retorted Parker.
“Hopefully he doesn’t see it on film either,” Warsofsky said, giving the media a good laugh. USCHO

BU took a 2-0 lead, when Jr. forward Joe Pereira knocked home an rebound from a Coldy Cohen slap shot. The puck once again banked off Muse and in.

Later in the game, The Terriers looked llike they were gooing to run away with the game when they whent up 3-0. BU scored wityh the goalie pulled do to a delayed penalty on the Eagels. Freshman Wade Megan took a shot that Muse stoped but then hit in his rebound out of mid air.

In the third Boston College hit their stride as they madn it a 3-2 game. The first Eagels goal came on the power play (something they got a lot of but could not cash in) when Brian Gibbons broak in to the Terrierr zone and slid it past Millan. The second came one a Terrier power play. Gibbons one again lead the chage ass he took the puck all they way to the net, took a shot and let Cam Atkinson clean up the trash.

In the final minutes BC through all they had at BU and Millan stopped it all and gave the Terriers the win.

BU's next game is friday night at Providence. Game time 7:30

USCHO recap
Go recap
The Boston Hockey Blog recap
The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog recap
Hockey East recap
Jack Parkers post game comments (video)
Video Highlights

Friday, January 8, 2010

Game Day Preview: BU vs BC ---- Frozen Fenway

Tonight's game, the 248th meting between the two schools, will be played at location like never before, Fenway Park. Before the Terriers and Eagles take the ice, there will be a woman's game between UNH and Northeastern.

Getting to know the Eagles
On the season Boston College 10-5-2 but have lost their last two game. Both loses came in the Denver Cup  , the first to St. Lawrence 5-2 an the second to tournament host Denver 4-3. One player to look out for is Chis Kreider. He has just come back from the World Jr. Championships and was probably the best player on the ice for Team USA.

The Last Time They Met....
was back on December 5th. Boston College won the game 4-1. BU was up 1-0, thanks to a Nick Bonino wraparound goal. after that it was all Eagles, who went on to score four unanswered goals.

The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog preview
The Boston Hockey Blog preview
USCHO Hockey East preview

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Gold Standard

Last night Team USA proved voters wrong. Yes, they proved voters wrong. They did this when they beat Canada in overtime of the World Jr. Championship game. How did they proved voters wrong you might ask? Well you all voted on a Poll of the Week for Canada to beat the USA in the WJC. In another poll you all said that That the US would flat out lose the WJC. Well your wrong

Team USA found them down one nothing in the first, after Canada scored one a power play. This was Canada's only lead of the game.

The USA tied the game on a Chris Kreider wrist shot, that found net above Team Canada's goalie. Team USA would take the lead when Jordan Schroeder found the net, short side.

The Teams traded goals for most of the game untill the third period. The US had a 5-3 lead with less then four minutes to go in the game. Team Canada, pulled a BU like comeback, in the final minutes to force overtime.

In overtime John Carlson, and the US had a two on one, going in to the Canada zone. Instead of passing it, Carlson ripped it five hole and the US won the gold

USA recap

In Other News
The USA Under 17 team also claimed gold, when they beat team Ontario 2-1 in the World U17 Challenge. 2011 Terrier recruit Alexx Priviterra was on the U17 team and received a gold medal.
Full game recap

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Going for gold

That's what Team USA will be doing tonight, when they take on Canada for the World Jr. Championship.

To get there, the Americans had to beat Finland 6-2 in the quarterfinals and Sweden 5-2 in the semis. Canada on the other hand, did not have to play a quarterfinal game because they beat Team USA back on New Years Eve, 5-4 in a shoot out. this gave Team Canada a first round bye. In the semis Canada beat Switzerland 6-1 on Sunday.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Terriers blow away Umass

Colby Cohen and Zack Cohen both score two goals 

(Photo is of the Terriers celebrating Alex Chiasson's goal in the first period.) 

Tonight, BU looked like the team that we all expected to see this year, by destroying the Minutemen 7-3. Kieran Millan played a solid game in net while the offense lit up the score sheet.

BU drew first blood in the first, when they put their new look power play to work. The Terriers stationed one man behind the net and one at the point. The other three are down low waiting to tip in shots. That's what happened when Colby Cohen took a shot that Umass goalie Paul Dainton stopped, and Nick Bonino jammed home.

Five minutes later, Umass tied the game, when Casey Wellman tipped in a pass from T.J. Syner.

In the final minute of the first period, BU regained the lead as Minuteman killer Alex Chiasson, blasted a slap shot through Zach Cohen's screen. This was Chiasson's third goal against Umass.

The Terriers took a two goal lead in the second. Colby Cohen made a great pass to an open Zach Cohen behind the Umass net. Zach Cohen then scored after he attempted a wraparound. The puck then banked off Dainton, and in.

The Terriers did run into some penalty trouble in the second period. For the whole game, BU took 12 penalties and killed off nine of them. Umass scored all three of their goals on the power play.

“I thought the referees called it real, real tight for half of the game, the half where they were watching us,”- Jack Parker
Umass made it a one goal game when Casey Wellman's one timer from, Justin Braun, found the back of the net on a five on three advantage.

BU regained their two goal lead, with only seconds to spare. Colby Cohen took one of his signature slap shots with 8.5 seconds left in the period. Paul Dainton was too slow with his glove and Colby scored his first goal of the game.  

In the third BU broke the game open, when Zach Cohen scored his second goal of the game. Kevin Shattenkirk gave Corey Trivino a pass that he one timed on net. Cohen tipped in the shot to give the Terriers a 4-2 lead.

(photo is of Zach Cohen (11) tipping in Corey Trivino's (not seen) shot. Alex Chiasson has the best seat in the house, as he sees the whole play unfold in front of him).

Umass scored their third and final power play goal of the night, when Will Oipped in a Justin Braun pass, on the left post.

Colby Cohen scored on yet an other one timer to give the Terriers their three goal lead back.

“I don’t think anybody’s as effective,” Parker said when asked of Cohen’s ability to one-time the puck, though he did that. “Chris Drury could let it rip. A lot of guys can shoot it hard, a lot of guys can shoot one-timers, but his puck just seems to go in the net. He has his head up, and he’s going just off the pipe and in. He’s as good as they get as far as that aspect of the game.” USCHO
Umass tried there luck, when they pulled their goalie to give them a six on three advantage. BU did this in the Cornell game and it payed off. This time though, for Umass it did not end well. Eric Gryda picked up a loose puck behind the goal line and tried to ice the puck. Instead the puck went in and BU won the game 7-3

Next week BU takes on Boston College in the Winter Classic, take two, at Fenway park. Game time 7:30

USCHO recap and box score
Fear The Triangle recap
The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog recap
Boston Hockey Blog recap
Boston Globe recap
Boston Herald recap

Game Day Preview: Umass @ BU

The Terriers return from the holiday brake and face Umass, who BU opened the season with back on October 16th.  For the Terriers Joe Pereira will be out due to surgery and David Warsofsky will miss the game because he is playing in the WJC.

Scouting the Minutemen 
Umass had bean on a roll but they where derailed after unranked Bentley beat the Minutemen in the final of the UConn Hockey Classic. Umass on the season is 11-6-0 and 6-4-0 in Hockey East play. the Minutemen are currently in 4th place in Hockey east and are ranked 15th in the nation.

The last time they met
October 16th was the last time the Terrier saw the Minuteman. BU lost the season opener in the Mullins Center 3-2. Bu was trailing in the game 2-0 but than came back and tied the game at two. Freshman Alex Chiasson had both Terrier goals. Umass scored a quick goal in the third and the Terriers could not recover.

Fear The Triangle preview
Go preview and game notes
The Boston Hockey Blog preview
The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog preview