Set aside frustrations, as the sky is not falling in the land of Terrier hockey.
Pegged against No. 7 University of Massachusetts Lowell, the No. 1 Boston University’s men’s hockey team grinded its way to a 4-2 win Saturday night at Agganis Arena.
While it’s impressive enough that BU knocked off Lowell, the main storyline is that it nipped its two-game skid in the bud. The Terriers were previously swept by Merrimack College, and head coach David Quinn was visibly frustrated with his player’s mental approach.
However, thanks to 33 saves from freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger, two goals from sophomore forward Bobo Carpenter and two points from freshman forward Clayton Keller, BU returned to form. The most impressive part, arguably, was that the Terriers opted for a blue-collar approach, saying sayonara to fancy stickhandling and cute passes.
Tweets of the Game
Chabot and Curry are unreal for "afterthought" freshmen.
— BurntBoats (@BurntBoats) January 29, 2017
CHABOT SHALOM 🕎 https://t.co/yTUPoJSSsf
— The BU Dog Pound (@BUDogPound) January 29, 2017
— BayState RoadSports (@bsrs_blog) January 29, 2017
Guys. Quinn is actually the master of postgame quotes. It's no contest. pic.twitter.com/3EYx1QqgWk
— BartRhett (@BartRhett) January 29, 2017