Tonight, BU will play their lone game of the weekend against 2-3-0 Lowell at the Tsongas Center. The Riverhawks swept their season opening series out in Minnesota against Mankato State. Since then, Lowell has yet to win a game. Two days after coming home from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Lowell was tripped up by UConn in overtimes and last weekend was swept by Boston College. Although the Riverhawks were out scored 10-5 in the two loses to BC, Lowell was very competitive and even out shot BC 39-20 on friday night.
Under first year head coach Norm Bazin, Lowell has ditched their neutral zone trap, and switched to a shoot first mentality. That might have something to do with how they out shot BC,by almost 2 to 1. I don't know if Lowell just tossed every opportunity thay had on goal or if those were actually high scoring opportunities, but never the less the team is generating more offensive then before.
Scouting the Riverhawks
UML's leading scorer is Riley Wetmore, a junior from Swanton Vermont. In five games this year, Wetmore has racked up 3 goals and two assist for a total of five points. Joe Pendenza also has five points in five games and has a line of 2-3-5.
Goaltending is anything but a stable postion in the old mill town. All three goalies on the Riverhawks' roster have seen action, two have actually started games. Brian Robbins has a win and two losses in three games played with an .852 save percentage. Sophomore Doug Carr picked up the team's other win and has a .909 SV%. Robbins was pulled mid-way through one of the BC losses and Marc Boulanger was put in, in relief.
Kevin Gilroy and Max Nicastro will be benched for Saturday's games for skipping class... Alex Chiasson will be back in the line up... despite playing very well, Sahir Gill will be moved down to the second line... With Nicastro out, freshman Alexx Privitera will be back in the line up on defense... Kieran Millan will start in goal... Yasin Cissie could dress for his first game of the season... BU has won the last four meetings with Lowell.