Weekend Recap (11/2-11/3)

BU Roller Hockey traveled to Old Bethpage, NY last weekend for their second regular season tournament. Game one was a 9AM contest against Rutgers. The Terriers wished the game started a little later though as their sluggish start cost them the game. After the first period the Terriers were down 2-4 with Matt Sullivan and JP Weldon scoring the goals. A poor effort in the second period saw Rutgers scoring 3 more goals that put the Terriers in a 2-7 hole entering the final period. The team came out much stronger in the third, scoring two goals from Bill Schoeninger and Nick Breed in the first three and a half minutes. However, that was all the offense they could muster and the game would end 4-7 with Terriers on the losing side.

 

Game two was against nationally ranked #11 Farmingdale but the Terriers were more than ready to play as the underdogs. The Terriers were strong right out of the gate and scored two goals from Jordan Reinhardt and Ethan Shibutani in the first 48 seconds of play. However, halfway through the period, Nick Breed was assessed a five minute major checking penalty and game ejection. Farmingdale was able to capitalize on the ensuing powerplay and tied the game 2-2. They then scored a late period goal with 11 seconds left and the Terriers went into intermission down by one. Despite much back and forth play no goals were scored in the second period and the Terriers were still in a one goal hole entering the third.

Farmingdale scored three minutes in on a powerplay to go up by 2 but the Terriers weren’t ready to roll over. Jordan Reinhardt gave the team hope when he scored two minutes later to bring the team back within 1. Another two minutes later, the Terriers capitalized on a powerplay of their own when Matt Sullivan fed Tucker Franz a one timer in the slot. With 51 seconds left to play Jordan Reinhardt would score his third goal of the game, completing the hattrick, to give the Terriers a one goal lead. Unfortunately Farmingdale tied up the game just 24 seconds later and the game headed to 3-on-3 overtime. No goals were scored in the back and forth action so the contest would be decided in a shootout. Ethan Shibutani went first for the Terriers and missed but Mark Flitsch stopped the first Farmingdale shooter to keep things even. Matt Sullivan went second and scored five hole while Mark Flitsch turned away the second Farmingdale shooter. Tucker Franz was the third Terrier shooter and secured the victory by banging a shot post and in. Mark Flitsch had a whopping 44 saves in the contest as the Terriers came away with a 6-5 win.

 

The third and final game of the weekend was against a 3-0 Cortland team. In the first period Cortland scored the only goal on a powerplay and the Terriers were once again down one headed into the second period. However, they were able to tally a powerplay marker of their own in the second period when Matt Sullivan rocketed one by the Cortland keeper. Things were all tied up headed into the third but the Terriers started the period on a powerplay. Twenty six seconds into the period, Kevin Robitaille gave BU the lead off a shot on the rush. Four minutes later, JP Weldon added an insurance marker and that was all the team needed as they came away with a 3-1 win. Goalie Mark Flitsch was once again phenomenal, turning away 29 shots.

 

The team finished the weekend 2-1 and are now 5-2 overall. They are currently in first place in Division II with 10 points.

 

BU Roller Hockey is also participating in the Movember campaign this month to help raise money and awareness for mens’ health. Team members will be growing moustaches to help support the cause. Check us out at the Movember website!

Season Opener Recap (10/19-10/20)

BU Roller Hockey had their first regular season tournament this past weekend down in Warwick, RI. They played their season opener against the University of Vermont on Saturday morning. Half way through the first the team was in a 0-2 hole but after shaking off the rust they came out of the period tied 3-3. Goals were scored by JP Weldon, Nick Breed, and Kevin Robitaille. In the second period the Terriers started controlling more of the play and were able to take the lead late in the period on a goal from Kevin Robitaille. The third period would follow a similar storyline as Vermont stayed off the score sheet and Bill Schoeninger notched an insurance marker on the power play half way through the period. Goaltender Mark Flitsch made 17 saves in the game and had an assist on the second period goal. BU would hold on to win 5-3.

The second game of the weekend was against rival UMass – Amherst. BU caught a tough break when a shot deflected off a Terrier defender two minutes into game and found the back of the net. However, Ben Phillips seemingly turned BU’s luck around when he scored his first career goal on a slapshot from center ice that blew by the UMass keeper. Unfortunately the hockey gods seemed to be leaning in UMass’ favor because late in the period another goal went off a Terrier defender and the period ended with BU down 1-2. The second period was scoreless but had much back and forth action. One minute into the third period UMass capitalized on a power play opportunity to put the Terriers in a 1-3 hole. JP Weldon gave the Terriers some hope when he rocketed a shot top shelf off a beautiful feed from Tucker Franz a minute later but BU was unable to find the back of the net again and lost 2-3. Mark Flitsch kept the boys in it though with 21 saves.

Game three of the weekend was bright and early, starting at 7AM Sunday morning. The Terriers were wide awake though and were able to breeze by an understaffed University of Buffalo with a 7-1 win. BU spread the wealth with six different goal scorers: Nick Breed, Bill Shoeninger, Ethan Shibutani (2), Danny Phillips, Tucker Franz, and Matt Sullivan. Rookie Andrew Filipek recorded his first career point with an assist on Danny Phillip’s goal. Mark Flitsch made 20 saves in the contest.

In the final tilt of the weekend the Terriers matched up against Baruch College in a game that followed the same path as the first of the day: BU rolled to a comfortable 8-1 win. Goalscorers were Nick Breed (2), Matt Sullivan (3), Ethan Shibutani, Daniel Phillips, and Andrew Hanlon. Mark Flitsch stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced.

The team ended their weekend 3-1 and took a vital 6 out of 8 points. Goaltender Mark Flitsch was award Division II Player of the Week for his stellar performance. He finished the weekend with 77 saves, .906 SV%, 2.00 GAA and an assist.

 

The Terriers will be back in action in two weeks when they travel to Bethpage, NY. For all stats please check out our team page on the ECRHA website.

Preseason Recap (10/12 – 10/13)

BU Roller Hockey trekked down to Feasterville, PA over Columbus Day weekend for their preseason tournament. The first matchup came against Slippery Rock, one of the division two favorites for this season. Despite a strong first few minutes which saw the Terriers come close on multiple scoring chances on an early power play opportunity, they couldn’t quite muster up enough effort the rest of the game to keep up with Slippery Rock and the game ended 10-0 with the Terriers on the losing side.

The Terriers knew they had to come out much stronger for game two against Delaware. Captain Ethan Shibutani showed his leadership, recording a hattrick and leading the team to a 5-4 victory. Matt Sullivan and Kevin Robitaille also scored goals in the game. Goalie Mark Flitsch had a strong performance, turning away 34 of 38 shots.

BU took the confidence from game two into their third and final game of the weekend against UMass – Amherst and came away with a 5-2 win. Rookie Nick Breed scored his first career goal and would add two more assists in the game. He found some chemistry with his linemate Andrew Hanlon, who also scored a goal and had an assist. Juniors JP Weldon, Jordan Reinhardt, and Bill Schoeninger scored the other goals for the Terriers.

The team ended the weekend with a 2-1 record and now look forward to the first regular season tournament taking place next weekend, October 19th – 20.th

For up to date stats and schedule information, check out the team’s page on the ECRHA website!

2013-2014 Season Begins

After a long off season, BU Roller Hockey was very eager to get back on the rink. Last year, the Terriers had their best season in recent memory by making the Regional Playoffs. Despite the battle and effort at regionals, the team was unable to make it through the round robin, losing out on a tiebreaker. The squad lost five key players from last season through graduation and hoped to acquire new talent this year to help get back to regionals and beyond. Tryouts were held September 19th – 22nd at FitRec.

Tryouts were very successful and the team added many new faces. Joining the Terriers this season are Nick Breed (2016), Kyle Clauss (2014), Andrew Filipek (2016), and Brian Gelblat (2017). Carlos Lovera (2016) who had skated with the team during the 2011-2012 season, has also rejoined the team this year. Mike Carpenter (ENG ’13) has been brought on board as an assistant coach after graduating last year as an assistant captain. His knowledge and experience will be a great addition. Perry Herman (COM ’03) returns for his third year as head coach.

If you want to follow BU Roller Hockey’s updates throughout the season be sure to check out our facebook and follow us on twitter!

Weekend Recap (2/1 – 2/3)

After a long layoff, the Terriers started the second semester in Feasterville, PA this weekend. In the first game of the day they started off strong with a 9-3 victory over SUNY Albany. The line of Andrew Hanlon and Tucker Franz played exceptionally well, combining for 3 goals and 3 assists. After a few hours rest the team matched up against SUNY Binghamton, but fell short in a close 3-1 loss. Goaltender Mark Flitsch stood on his head, but Binghamton got a break when the game winning goal bounced in off a skate. In the final game against Cornell, there were defensive break downs left and right but goalie Andrew Todtenkopf came up strong when the Terriers needed it most. With six goals, BU was able to slip by Cornell and finish the weekend with a 2-1 record, putting them at 9-5 for the season with four games remaining. The team looks ahead to its final regular season tournament in two weeks on Long Island.

Mark Flitsch played in goal for the second period of the DI vs DII ECRHA All-Star game, giving up four goals in an offensive-oriented game. The Division I team won by a final score of 11-9.

2012-2013 Season Update

As the second semester begins the team is preparing for its last two regular season tournaments in Feasterville, PA on February 2nd and on Long Island February 23rd and 24th.  The team has had a productive season so far with a 7-4 record and is currently fighting for a place in the Regional Tournament.  Currently ranked 24th in the nation for DII, the Terriers will be going up against Albany, Cornell, and UMass Amherst this weekend and hope to pick up six points before heading into the final regular season tournament of the year.  Then in three weeks the team will match up against UMass Amherst on Long Island which is sure to have huge playoff implications.  Also on the docket for Long Island are Cortland, Vermont, and Slippery Rock.  After missing the playoffs each of the last two seasons by two points, the Terriers will be sure to stay focused until the final game.  The Regional tournament is set for March 8th-10th.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for game-to-game updates.

Off the rink, the team participated in their second annual Movember charity event where they raised a total of $1,235 for men’s health.

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2012-2013 season will be held Thursday, September 13th 5-7pm and Sunday, September 16th 2-4pm.  Both tryouts will be in the Three Court Gym at FitRec (downstairs–make a U-turn at the bottom and walk to the end). Please bring your own equipment (including light and dark jerseys).  There is no tryout fee.  If you have any questions, look for us at Splash on Nickerson Field on Sunday, September 2nd 4-7pm.  You can also reach us at inline.bu@gmail.com.

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January Recap

The Terriers headed to Feasterville for the 2012 ECRHA All-Star weekend. Andrew Hanlon represented the Terriers in the All-Star game while Kevin Robitaille, Matt Sullivan and Steve Strohsahl joined him in the skills competition. While the Terrier All-Stars were knocked out of their competitions, they represented Boston University proudly.

The Terriers struggled in their regular season games as they finished with only one win and three losses. In the tournament opener, the Terriers lost 4-2 to division rival Vermont. The Terriers could never seem to get it going against the Catamounts, and their struggles continued against top-seeded Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh proved why they are the ECRHA’s top ranked team in the 9-3 Terrier loss. Despite the size of the loss, the Terriers gave a much better effort than they did against Vermont.

Saturday evening, BU took on the Cornell Big Red. The Terriers put in a good effort and took a 2-1 win even though the Terrier All-Stars were exhausted from a day at the rink. Freshman Mark Flitsch came up with 26 saves to earn the first star of the game in his first start, while Steve Strohsahl and Matt Sullivan contributed with goals. Mike Carpenter and Dan Sylvestre each had an assist in the Terrier win. The Terriers were not as fortunate in their Sunday game against rival UMass Amherst. BU lost a back and forth game 6-5. They will not have to wait long for another shot at the Minutemen as they play them in their next game.

Despite the disappointing weekend, the Terriers still control their own playoff destiny. If BU can beat Albany and either UMass or Northeastern, they will clinch at least the eighth seed in the ECRHA regional tournament.

Weekend Recap 11/19-11/20

Before settling down to Thanksgiving dinner, BU Roller hockey traveled to Old Bethpage, NY for four games. Boston did not wake up too well for their early morning first contest against Binghamton. The team battled, but came out on the wrong side of a 7-1 decision.

Game two against Millersville was a different story. Facing an understaffed Millersville squad, BU took out early morning frustrations in a 13-4 victory. Tucker Franz put up the first two goals of his BU career, finishing with 4 points in the game, Ethan Shibutani had a hat trick, and Kevin “Tall Kevin” Robitaille put up 7 points.

In game three, BU faced off against a Scranton team hungry to avenge a preseason loss. In a tight, back and forth, game, BU managed to come out on top with a 3-2 win. George Huber played well in the cage while Shibutani, Franz, and Terrier captain Steve Strohsahl all put the puck in the net. This was a big win against a team the Terriers are fighting for playoff positioning with.

For the Sunday morning game, the Terriers faced off against Queens College. BU fought from the get go against one of the league’s premier teams, eventually coming up short in a 4-1 loss after giving up 2 goals in the third. Despite the loss, the game proved that the Terriers can skate with the top teams in the ECRHA and will continue to fight for the playoffs.

Going into Winter Break, the Terriers are 6-5-0 with 12 points, good enough for 6th place in Division II’s field of fifteen. During the homestretch, it seems they will be battling UMass Amherst , SUNY Albany, and University of Delaware for positioning and the final three playoff spots.

Off the rink, the Terriers are getting involved in the community. BU Inline has raised almost $1,000 for prostate cancer awareness through their Movember campaign, and they will be involved with FitRec’s Toys-for-Tots.

Happy Holidays!

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2011-2012 season will be held Wednesday, September 21st from 6-8pm and Thursday, September 22nd from 5-7pm. There will also be an open skate on Tuesday, September 20th from 5-7pm for anyone who wants to shoot around/scrimmage before tryouts.

All tryouts are free and are held in the Three Court Gym in FitRec. If you have any questions email us at inline.bu@gmail.com.