Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Big Green Roll Over Terriers

Tonight was another tough night to be a Terrier hockey fan, as two win Dartmouth had their way with the sinking Terriers down the stretch.

Cason Hohmann put the Terriers on the board less than halfway through the first. Garrett Noonan took a shot that pin-balled around the crease and eventually made it's way over to Hohmann who had practically the entire net to hit in his fifth goal of the year. It was Hohmann's second goal in as many games. In the last three games the Texas native has played, he has scored that night's game's first goal.

BU's penalty kill was strong in the first frame. They were called to the task three times and other than a few long shots that Sean Maguire easily handled, Dartmouth never was able to really set up.

Dartmouth evened the game in the dying minutes of the stanza. Ahti Oksanan got caught trying to be a little too cute and payed for it. He had his pocket picked by Jack Barre at the BU blue line. The Big Green's Charlie Mosey jumped on the loose puck, burned Tommy Kelly through the neutral zone, and then solved Maguire, blocker side high. It was Mosey's fourth goal of the season.

BU regained their lead midway through the second. Dartmouth's Taylor Boldt and Rick Pinkston were both in the box and the Terriers (all-of-a-sudden) red hot power play took over. Robbie Baillargeon and Ahti Oksanen worked it to Matt Grzelcyk in the middle of the slot. Grzelcyk's made it through some traffic and it looked to have been tipped by Danny O'Regan. After a second look, it was in fact Grzelcyk's goal, his third of the year. It's good to see he's picking up where he left off in Malö at the World Juniors.

Less than two minutes later, Dartmouth tied the game again. Brad Schierhorn banged home his third of the year on a rebound to Maguire's left. Andy Simpson and Rick Pinkston picked up the assists on the play.

Before the period ended, Nick Lovejoy potted a loose rebound, again to Maguire's left. It was his first collegiate goal with just 1:29 left in the frame.

Dartmouth added a shorthanded tally in the third to round out the scoring. A costly turnover at the blue line allowed the Big Green's leading scorer to walk in alone from the the red line. Eric Neiley beat Maguire with a forehand/backhand move just outside the crease and slid it five hole for his 10th of the year.

Dartmouth looked to have scored a fifth goal on a two on one, but it was taken back after review. Maguire was slightly interfered with, at least enough to have the goal called back.

BU had a few chances to net an extra attacker goal, but it was not to be and the Terriers remained winless in the second semester. Their next game is Saturday night at Fenway Park against Maine.

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