BU ties former ECAC foe Brown 4-4

By Sam Dykstra/DFP Staff

The No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team returned to its tying ways Saturday night when its non-conference game with Brown University resulted in a 4-4 draw. It was the fifth tie of the season for the Terriers, whose record now stands at 7-1-5 on the season.

BU controlled most of the play for the night – it outshot the Bears by a margin of 42-23 – but Brown (3-2-3) got on the board early on goals by forwards Jesse Fratkin and Harry Zolnierczyk in the game’s first 3:01. Five and a half minutes later, sophomore forward Ben Rosen tallied his first collegiate goal and point on a feed by freshman defenseman Garrett Noonan.

The Terriers tied it up in the second when senior co-captain Joe Pereira tipped his own rebound past Brown goalie Michael Clemente. Sophomore forward Alex Chiasson gave BU its first lead of the contest five minutes later with a snipe that found the lower right of the net.

From there, though, it looked like the Bears would steal a win from a Hockey East opponent on the road. Centers Jack Maclellan and David Brownschidle made BU netminder Kieran Millan’s already shaky night even more so with goals in the second and third, respectively, to give Brown the lead again at 4-3.

However, the lead just wasn’t to be. Junior defenseman David Warsofsky got his second assist of the night when his shot from the blue line hit the end boards and fell right to a patient Wade Megan, who outhustled Clemente to the right post and stuffed home the tying goal.

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