Saturday, September 30, 2017

Terriers begin season with the Dutchmen

BU hockey gets back to action tonight in an oddly scheduled September regular season game against the #16 ranked Union Dutchmen. This will be a great way for the Terriers to see how they stack up early in the season as they play two quality ECAC teams with an exhibition game in between the next two weekends.

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The Terriers bring in 9 freshmen to this year's team highlighted by future first round pick Brady Tkachuk and this year's first round pick Shane Bowers as well as NHL draft picks Kasper Kotkansalo, David Farrance and Cam Crotty on defense. Ultimately, this team will go as far as the returning players take it. Captain Brandon Hickey should have a great senior year on defense with Bobo Carpenter, Patrick Harper and Jordan Greenway pacing the top 6 forwards with Jake Oettinger being a stud in net. Union returns a 41 point scorer in Sebastian Vidmar but the Dutchmen have some of their own holes to fill left by Mike Vecchione and Spencer Foo. Official prediction is a 3-2 BU victory.