|From The Vault|
Lowell's Tyler Mueller crashes into the end boards in a game
earlier this year.
(PHoto by Matt Dresens)
Lowell has a cluster of players atop their scoring charts. CJ Smith leads the team with 33 points off 14 goals and 19 assists. Adam Chapie has the same goal total, but two fewer assists for 31 points and Joe Gambardella has 24 assists to go along with 6 goals for 30 points. After those three, there is a drop to AJ White with 22 points. Other players to watch include Michael Kapla, Even Campbell, Dylan Zink and Jake Kamrass.
BU and Lowell have a pretty deep history in the Hockey East Tournament. BU dropped the River Hawks 3-2 in the 1994 Championship Game. They met again in 1995 and 1997 in the semis. BU won 4-2 and 3-2 those respective years. In 2009, they once again met in the Hockey East title game and BU scrapped out a 1-0 win. Lowell flipped the script in the 2013 HE Final with their own 1-0 win. The two teams have only met once in the Quarterfinal and that was 2008. Second seeded BU took game one 5-3, before the 7th seeded River Hawks snagged game two 4-1. Lowell had a 2-0 lead in a decisive game three, only to see BU score four unanswered goals to advance to the Garden.