Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Pair of Switzer Goals Power BU Past Yale

It was Shane Switzer’s night to shine as the sophomore defenseman, who makes the occasional appearance in the Terrier lineup, netted the first two goals of his college hockey career in BU’s 5-2 win over Yale. 

Charlie McAvoy opened the scoring midway through the first. Jordan Greenway wristed a shot up top that caromed off McAvoy in the slot and past Yale goalie Sam Tucker. It was McAvoy’s second goal of the year. 
Shane Switzer celebrates after scoring his first goal as a Terrier
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
“It was a good win against a good team,” mentioned Coach Quinn. “We got off to a bit of a slow start and I thought about eight minutes into the first we started to have some offensive zone time and going to the net.”

Going to the net is exactly what defenseman Shane Switzer did.

Switzer potted his first of two just before the conclusion of the period. The whole play was set up by a fabulous pass by Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson that found Switzer uncovered in the low slot. The offensive defenseman was all alone, but was right on top of Tucker. Switzer made a nifty move to move the puck to his backhand and slide it into an open net.

“It was just a great feed from Jakob. I wasn’t sure he was going to get it to me and I was just able to put it in, said Switzer after the game.
Bobo Carpenter scores from
Clayton Keller.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)

Bobo Carpenter made it 3-0 59 seconds into the second frame. Clayton Keller made a strong feed from behind the goal line to find Carpenter out in front. From there, Carpenter slammed it home low on Tucker for his fourth of the year.

Then it was it was back to the Switzer show. Oskar Andrén pulled a loose puck out of the pile in the slot and worked it back up to Switzer at the point. In the high slot, Switzer patiently waited for a lane and picked a corner on Tucker to make it 4-0.

Jokingly, Switzer noted, “the Swedes loves passing to me today.”

“We’ve always liked Shane as a player. He’s a great kid, works hard and is a very good hockey player,” said Quinn.

John Hayden finally got Yale on the board at the 6:39 marker of the period. Rain Hitchcock and Joe Snively picked up assists on the play.

Clayton Keller added a power play goal off another nice feed from JFK for his seventh on the year.

Hitchcock rounded out the scoring early in the third with a nice shot from the mid slot through a screen.

Jake Oettinger made some timely saves and was a key factor in the win despite the score. He finished with 28 on the night.

BU is off until January 5th when Union comes to town.

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