Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wisconsin Review: Wisconsin is BADger at hockey

The BU Terriers responded from a less than 100% effort against the U-18 team on Friday with their first win of the 2015-2016 season Saturday night versus the University of Wisconsin. The Terriers' goalie Connor LaCouvee gave up a fluke goal early in the contest but the Terriers responded with four goals of their own  over the next 58 minutes. They would outshoot the Badgers 44-18 and dominate play throughout the contest. The tying goal came from senior Matt Lane who now has two goals in as many games. I'm not saying he is going to put one in the net everygame for the rest of the season but I'm not saying he won't either.

The game winner was from new found dman sniper Brandon Fortunato who scored his first goal of the season after working on his shot since arriving at BU. He was heavily criticized for his lack of a shot at times last year but that no longer seems to be an issue after he went bar down on Saturday. Chase Phelps and Bobo Carpenter added insurance tallies to make it 4-1. I thought Phelps played the best game of his collegiate career as he was all over the Wisconsin D and created numerous scoring chances before potting one off a Fortunato shot. Phelps seems set to have a big improvement in production from last year when he had 4 points in 38 games as a true freshman.

The Terriers got beaten 7-4 on Friday night by the USA U-18 team in an exhibition game where defense was CHL-like to say the least. It wasn't all bad news for the Terriers as 4 members of next year's freshmen class contributed to the win including three goals and a win in goal. Kiefer Bellows and Clayton Keller were better than advertised up front for the U-18's while Chad Krys was very solid on defense with Jake Oettinger also solid in goal.

The Terriers continue against the UConn Huskies and their stupid #IceBus next Saturday at Agganis Arena and Tuesday night in Hartford. Also don't look now but who had Doyle Somerby and Ryan Cloonan leading the team in scoring after two games with three points a piece?

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