Game Notes

FINAL: 2/14/12  Boston University – 3    Northeastern University – 7

By Alex Moss

1st Star – Louis Mareschi (Sr.)

2nd Star – Brian Meyers (Sr.)

3rd Star – Alfonso Arevalo (Sr.)

In a game in which the score was not indicative of its closeness, the Terriers were defeated in the 4th annual Beanpot tournament Tuesday night at the hands of the Northeastern Huskies.  A shaky first period with a few bad bounces proved to be the Achilles heel for BU, during which they surrendered a 3-0 deficit.

BU kept the game close, with senior Louis Mareschi  cashing in on his first of two goals on the night, getting a mini breakaway off of a tic-tac-toe passing play from linemates Nick Ennis and Pawel Kalinowski. After allowing a powerplay goal late in the 2nd, the Terriers took a 4-1 hole into the 3rd period.

Although they were unable to charge their way back in the 3rd, BU showed heart and pride as they scored back to back goals within two minutes of each other to close the gap. Senior Brian Meyers found the goal column with his first of the year, while Mareschi earned 1st Star honors by scoring his 2nd of the night.

The Terriers will travel to play the University of New Hampshire this Sunday, and will then welcome St. Anslems College to town next Saturday for their season finale.

 

Beanpot Final Tonight vs. Northeastern University

By Alex Moss

Game will be played at Harvard University. The Terriers will be searching for their first Beanpot title since the 07-08 season, the year it was created at the club level.

The BU Div. I men’s hockey team failed to capture a Beanpot of their own with a 3-2 OT loss against Boston College last night.

Northeastern is currently ranked No. 2 in the Northeast region of the ACHA.

Sophomore Eric Raiche will make his 3rd consecutive start between the pipes for BU. He is sporting a 2.00 GAA over that span.

The Terriers are on a hot steak, having won four games in a row. They look to continue their 2nd half resurgence tonight.

Puck drop is at 9:30.

 

FINAL – 2/7/12: Boston University – 11   Harvard University – 1

By Alex Moss

1st Star – Louis Mareschi (Sr.)

2nd Star – Eric Raiche (So.)

3rd Star – Nick Ennis (Sr.)

In one of their most dominant performances of the season, the Terriers defeated the Harvard University Crimson 11-1 Tuesday night to secure a spot in the Beanpot final against either Boston College or Northeastern University. BU will try to win the beanpot for the first time since its creation at the club level in 2008.

Sophomore Eric Raiche continued his dominance between the pipes, allowing only one goal late in the first period. Raiche has only given up 3 goals in his past two games. The line of Louis Mareschi, Pawel Kalinowski, and Nick Ennis was simply dominant, collecting 7 of the BU goals on the night. It was Kalinowski’s first game of 2012 after missing the first four with an ankle injury. Ennis also has tallies in 3 of his 4 games played this year.

This weekend the Terrier will welcome 6th ranked Central Connecticut State University for a Saturday night showdown at 10:00. They will then travel to UMass Lowell for a 7:00 Sunday night tilt. To round out the week, the Terriers will participate in the Beanpot final on Tuesday night against either Boston College or Northeastern.

GAME NOTES: Eleven goals marks BU’s highest scoring outburst of the season…this is the first time this season that the Terriers have limited their opponent to less than 2 goals…

 

FINAL – 2/4/12 : Boston University – 3   Providence College – 2

By Alex Moss

1st Star: Eric Raiche (So.)

2nd Star: Nick Ennis (Jr.)

3rd Star: Tyler Graham (Jr.)

With Providence College in town for a rematch from 24 hours ago, BU was able to push their way to their first two-game winning streak of the season. Goals were scored by Nick Ennis, Tyler Graham, and Mark Kasabian. In a game that was very reminiscent of Friday night, the Terriers were once again not at their best, but were able to pull out the victory.

Graham was able to cash in midway through the 1st period off of a garbage goal in front. It was his 4th goal on the weekend, and 7th of the season overall. Providence had a goal called off late in the 1st when a Friar forward collided with the net, knocking it off of its moorings just before the puck was shot across the line. The 1st period ended 1-0 in favor of the Terriers.

The second period featured Providence putting good scoring chances on net, but sophomore Eric Raiche out dueling the Providence offense in the finest outing by a BU goalie all year. Providence forward Daniel Caccavella said of Raich’e's effort between the pipes, “I didn’t know we were going to face Martin Brodeur in net tonight.” The score remained 1-0 after 2 periods, thanks to Raiche.

BU was able to distance themselves in the 3rd, with Jr. Nick Ennis getting in on both Terrier goals of the period. After wearing down the Friar defense during a fantastic shift, Ennis was able to push his way through the slot and loft a backhander on net, beating the Providence keeper low stick side.  Minutes later, Soph. Mark Kasabian teamed up with Ennis to score the prettiest goal of the night. Ennis was once again applying heavy pressure and put a puck on net, creating a waist high rebound that Kasabian was able to bat out of the air to make the game 3-1.

Providence was able to cash in for a Power Play goal with 6 minutes to go, but was unable to tie things up after adding the 6th attacker.  BU’s record now sits at 5-6-2 as they prepare for the first round of the Beanpot on Tuesday against their Charles River rival, Harvard University.

GAME NOTES: Sr. Pawel Kalinowski missed his 4th straight game with an ankle injury. He is 3rd on the team with 14 points…Fr. Robert Capucci recieved a disqualification penalty for a hit to the head in the 2nd period. He will be ineligible for Tuesday’s Beanpot game…

 

FINAL – 2/4/12: Boston University – 4   Providence College – 3

By Alex Moss

1st Star: Tyler Graham (Jr.)

2nd Star: David Gonzales (Fr.)

3rd Star: Alfonso Arevalo (Sr.)

The Terriers finally got back in the win column tonight with a win over the Providence College Friars, 4-3. After a tough loss to UConn and two straight losses to open up the new year, BU found a way to win due to a hat trick from junior Tyler Graham, solid goal tending from Freshman David Gonzales, and an additional tally by senior Alfonso Arevalo.

BU were sloppy from the start, being out-hustled to pucks and lacking a jump in their step. After Graham’s first goal midway through the first, Providence was able to tie things up just minutes later. However with just a few minutes to go in the first, Graham tallied his second of the game off of a crisp pass from senior Nick Horvath during a 3 on 2, beating the Providence goaltender five hole.

The Terriers still could not find their step in the second period, recording only 2 shots. Providence was able to sustain heavy pressure for most of the period,  missing key scoring opportunities and even hitting a few posts. Fortunately, Providence was only able to cash in with one goal, leaving the game tied at two a piece at the end of the second.

The 3rd period was mostly a back and forth battle between the two teams, each having solid scoring chances. BU was able to have a 5 minute power-play after a scary incident involving freshman Ryan Simpson, in which he took a cross check to the neck and had to be taken off the ice in a stretcher. He was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, and was discharged later that night.

During their elongated power play, Graham was able to get his 6th goal of the year and to complete his hat trick, giving the Terriers a 3-2 lead midway through the period. After squandering the lead shortly thereafter, captain Alfonso Arevalo was able to take the lead for good with his 6th goal of the year and team leading 15th point. After a solid last few minutes between the pipes from Gonzales, BU was able to secure the win, improving to 4-6-2 on the year.

After the game, Gonzales said of the teams effort, “I was really proud of how we battled tonight and overcame adversity early on in the game. It was definitely for the boys.”

BU will face Providence again at home tomorrow night at Walter Brown Arena. Puck drop is at 9:00.

GAME NOTES: Sr. Pawel Kalinowski missed his 3rd straight game due to an ankle injury. He is tied for 2nd on the team with 14 points and is due to return tomorrow…Louis Mareschi and Nick Ennis were also out tonight. Both are also tied for 2nd with 14 points and will return tomorrow…Soph. Sean McCarthy left the game in the 1st period with a broken arm…

 

FINAL – Sunday, Jan. 8: Boston University – 3   University of Connecticut – 4 (OT)

By Alex Moss

1st Star: Nick Ennis (Jr.)

2nd Star: Justin Lundy (So.)

3rd Star: Alfonso Arevalo (Sr.)

RECAP: The Terriers traveled to Storrs, CT to take on the 8th ranked UConn Huskies tonight. After digging a quick two goal hole in the first period, the Terriers began to show life by pressing hard in the offensive zone to wear down the Husky defense.  The Huskies ended the 2nd period with another goal, making the deficit 3-0 at the intermission.

Showing some heart and grit, the Terries mounted a comeback in their finest period of the year. Senior Alfonso Arevalo opened the scoring with a low blocker, power play goal midway through the period. Sophomore Mark Kasabian added another tally just minutes later, threading a shot from the right side on an odd man rush to cut the UConn lead to one and forcing them into a timeout.

With just a minute to go in the period, and the Terriers sustaining heavy pressure in the offensive zone, BU pulled sophomore goalie Justin Lundy for the extra attacker. Flying off the bench as the extra man, junior Nick Ennis picked up a rebound in the slot and burred the puck with just 52.3 seconds remaining.

BU carried the momentum into overtime with a few opportunities, but a UConn rush the other way and a few bad bounces gave UConn the extra tally with just over two minutes remaining. Despite the loss, it was by far the Terrier’s guttiest performance of the season. They will travel to Providence, RI on Friday to take on the Providence Friars, and will then prepare for the first round of the Beanpot tournament next Tuesday against Harvard University.