Friday, January 29, 2016

Looking For Revenge

One of BU's ugliest losses of the year came at the hands of the Merrimack Warriors back in late October. It was a night that goalie Sean Maguire couldn't stop a nose bleed, allowing four goals on fourteen shots. In a recent article that came out on College Hockey News, Maguire said he "was so excited for that game. Probably too excited."
From The Vault
Sean Escobedo and Josh Myers colide in a January 2013
matchup. BU won this game 4-1 behind goals from four
different Terriers: Wade Megan, Matt Nieto, Sahir Gill and
Cason Hohmann.
(Photo by Matt Dresens) 

Connor LaCouvee took over after the fourth Merrimack goal and BU fell one goal short of another third period comeback. Since that game, both teams have gone in opposite directions. 

Merrimack lost their first game of the year the next night and have only won four times since playing the Terriers on Halloween Eve. The Warriors are currently on a nine game losing steak and have one win since November 13, 4-1 at home vs Canisius. Overall, Merrimack is 7-13-5 and sit in ninth in the conference standings. 

Scouting The Warriors
Brian Christie leads a team that has seen offensive production spread out from almost the entire roster. Christie has 18 points behind four goals and 14 assists. Ben Bahe is the team leader in goals with just seven. In fact, only four players (Bahe, Hampus Gustafsson, Brett Seney and Justin Hussar) have five or more goals this season. 

Merrimack ranks 11th in Hockey East in scoring at 1.86 goals/game. Maine is the worst at 1.42. BU ranks third with 3.64 goals/game. 

In goal, Collin Delia, who beat BU earlier this year, has a 2.86 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. He is 6-10-5 on the year. 

Out of Conference Common Opponents
Merrimack 5, @ Bentley 1 (November 4)
Bentley 0, BU 3 (November 24)

BU 3, @ Union 5 (October 10)
Union 4, @ Merrimack 0 (November 28)
Union 3, vs Merrimack 2 (Ledyard Classic, January 2)

BU 3, vs Cornell 3 ( Red Hot Hockey,  November 28)
Merrimack 0, @ Cornell 3 (January 8)
Merrimack 2, @ Cornell 5 (January 9)  

BU Notes
- According to the Boston Hockey Blog, Coach Quinn said that freshman Oskar AndrĂ©n will be on the first line with Danny O'Regan and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson. 

- Maguire in net.

- No word on whether Nik Olsson will be back. My guess is no. That means Tommy Kelley will likely back on the fourth line with Mike Moran and Chase Phelps.  

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