Sunday, January 22, 2012

BU sweeps PC by a combined score 14-1

BU came into the weekend looking to build on their 3 game winning streak to begin 2012 and they did just that. The Terriers took care of business quickly Friday night building a quick 4-0 lead after one period and eventually cruising to a 6-1 victory at home. The win was Coach Parker's 400th Hockey East win of his career. Senior goalie Kieran Millan made 36 saves on the night while sophomore d-man Adam Clendening highlighted the offense with 3 assists. The Terriers got goals from sophomore Sahir Gill, junior Alex Chiasson(on a blast from the right circle), Ryan Santana, and Matt Nieto in the first. Santana's goal being the most entertaining as he chipped the puck over a very aggressive Beaudry who was way out of net. The onslaught continued in the third as freshman Alexx Privitera scored from the point and sophomore d-man Garrett Noonan added the sixth and final goal before celebrating with a Jagr salute to the fans. The win was a great win that the team needed after two come from behind wins and 2 big points in Hockey East. The win moved the Terriers into sole possession of first place as BC lost to Maine Friday night and Merrimack lost to UNH.

Then came Saturday night where the Terriers returned to Schneider Arena where they suffered their first loss of the season 5-3 at the hand of the Friars in October. The Arena was packed full this time just kidding there were more PC hockey players than PC fans. The very pro-BU crowd had plenty to cheer for early and often as the Terriers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one behind goals from Matt Nieto(PP), Max NiCastro and Sahir Gill's first of the night. The Terriers added 3 more in the second from Noonan, Gill and Megan. Kieran Millan would preserve the shutout in the 3rd as Megan and Chiasson would add goals to complete the 2 point conversion and make it a an 8-0 victory.
Another 4 point weekend for the Terriers means they have sole possession in Hockey East standings with a 12-4-1 conference record with a 15-6-1 record overall which is good for 1st in the Pairwise rankings. The Terriers return to Agganis Arena for two against the inbreds from Maine this weekend. Maine will come in full of confidence as they are fresh off a sweep of BC up in Maine this past weekend. Pretty good weekend to be a Terrier fan , eh?

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