The Boston University men’s hockey team faced off in the 275th and 276th editions of the Battle of Comm. Ave. on Friday and Saturday night respectively. The Terriers emerged with a split after both teams found success on the other’s home ice.
On Friday, BU found itself in an early 2-0 deficit after the Eagles scored two goals minutes into the contest. However, the Terriers came back with three goals in the first period, including a short-handed bid by freshman forward Brady Tkachuk. BU didn’t stop there as it netted four more goals to cap the 7-4 win.
Saturday night started similarly with BC getting on the board twice without response from the Terriers. Freshman forward Shane Bowers scored BU’s lone tally of the night, but the Eagles found the back of the net once again to put the Terriers in another two-goal deficit, one they would not come back from in the eventual 4-1 loss.
BU will finish off 2017 with a home-and-home series against the No. 18 University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Read our articles from the weekend below:
Sider on the Terriers’ successful comeback – “Men’s hockey making a habit of recovering from early deficits”
Sider on BU’s lacking power play – “Men’s hockey power play falls short against No. 15 BC on Saturday night”
Here are some Twitter posts, highlights and post-game press conferences from the weekend:
Final score tonight: 7-4 BU. Game two of the series will continue tomorrow night down the street at Agganis Arena. pic.twitter.com/1EGjClg02Y
— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) December 2, 2017
— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) December 2, 2017
— Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) December 1, 2017