From the FreeP: Defense provides offense in win over Badgers

By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff

In a span of 18 seconds in the second period, the No. 15 Boston University men’s hockey team showed how it produces its best offense — from its defensemen. The Terriers used shots from the point to score twice during that stretch, and took control in a 7-3 win over No. 2 University of Wisconsin.

Defensemen scoring points is nothing new for the Terriers this season, as its top two scorers are sophomore defenseman Ahti Oksanen (one goal, six assists) and senior defenseman Garrett Noonan (two goals, four assists). Each of the four defensemen who have played in all four games this season have at least one point on the year.

“This day and age, you need five guys who are going to generate offense,” said BU coach David Quinn. “You can’t rely on your three forwards. We certainly are always going to ask our defensemen to get involved in the offense. It’s the only way you’re going to be able to create offense. Obviously, we have got some skill back there, and they are going to help us generate offense.”