Friday, December 30, 2016

First half recap: Buy a shirt and some ref corsi

The BU Terriers will head into the first half at a 10-5-2 mark. 10 wins in the first half of the schedule usually puts a team in a good position to make the NCAA tournament. Last year's team had 9 wins and the 2014-15 team had 11 wins at the half way mark. BU will open the second half shorthanded against Union next Thursday 1/5 due to 7 guys being away at World Juniors. BU will most likely only have 11 forwards ,6 defensemen and 2 goalies available with no healthy scratches while going up against a top 10 team. It isn't exactly what the doctor ordered to start the second half but it will be a great win if they can pull it off.

This CHN story on BU's first half has some good quotes from Quinn on what he thought of the team's first half and what he expects for the second half once he gets 7 players back from the WJC.

Speaking of World Juniors, while Clayton Keller, Jordan Greenway, Charlie McAvoy, Kieffer Bellows, and Patrick Harper dominate games for the US and Dante Fabbro helps make Canada somewhat likable as a country, good friend of BSRS, BurntBoats has started selling a great t shirt for all BU/USA fans. The shirt not only looks great but it cures all of your aches and pains especially back pain that a lot of BU fans have from carrying the rest of the country through World Juniors.

BU has also added a new third string goalie for the second semester as sophomore Max Prawdzik is taking the semester off to get some reps in the NAHL. It is expected that Prawdzik will return to the program next fall as a sophomore. Only at BU would a D1 goalie just be planning to enroll at the school and able fill in like this. PC only has one D1 capable goalie on their roster currently which makes this whole situation even funnier.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BU takes 3 out of 4 points from PC

The BU Terriers continued to find ways to take points from opponents without their full lineup available. The Terriers won Friday night at Providence College without the services of Clayton Keller(injury), Jordan Greenway(team violation) and Nick Roberto after he was ejected early in the first period.  The Terriers were outshot by over a 2:1(39 to 18) margin but freshman Jake Oettinger stood on his head to lead the Terriers to a come from behind victory. The Terriers got goals from JFK and Nikolas Olsson in under two minutes to the second period. The Terriers were undisciplined when it came to penalties taking 8 penalties on the night but killed all 7 powerplays that PC was awarded.

The Terriers bounced back with a better effort on Saturday night but found themselves in a 2-0 hole to PC going into the third period. Juniors Brandon Hickey and Nikolas Olsson tied the game up for the Terriers with big goals late in the third period to secure the third point for the Terriers on the weekend. Both goals came with under 5 minutes left in regulation time.