Around Hockey East

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Now to the good stuff. In addition to the BU-SFX game at Agganis Arena, a number of other teams kicked off their season with exhibition games against squads from Canada’s Atlantic University Sports conference:
New Brunswick 3, UMass-Amherst 2The Varsity Reds tallied three first period goals, including two off the stick of John Scott Dickson. UMass fought back with two third period goals, but couldn’t equalize the lead taken by the defending AUS first-place finishers.
UNH 8, Acadia 1 – Five Wildcats picked up goals, including two by Peter LeBlanc, while 12 Wildcats made their way onto the scoresheet.
Northeastern 7, St. Thomas 5 – The graduation of Brad Thiessen leaves some big goalie pads to fill for the Huskies, and five goals on 16 shots from the combination of Mike Binnington and Chris Rawlings doesn’t give the NU faithful much to feel confident about after Saturday night’s game. Still, the Huskies came away with the victory on the strength of two third period goals. The win was well deserved as NU tallied 46 shots on goal, including 21 in the first and 17 in the third periods.
Sunday sees three more games with HE teams involved, as Lowell plays host to Acadia, Vermont looks to hold off New Brunswick, and St. Francis Xavier travels a ways up the B Line to take on the Eagles of Boston College.