BU beats UMass Amherst at Frozen Fenway

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 07: The Terriers celebrate their third goal of the game during the second period of the game between the Boston University Terriers and the UMass Minutemen on January 8th, 2016, at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. (Photo by John Kavouris/Daily Free Press Staff)
(Photo by John Kavouris/Daily Free Press Staff)

While Frozen Fenway was pushed back an extra day due to a Boston-area storm, the event still proved fruitful for BU.

Pegged against the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Terriers rode through plenty of ups and downs to emerge victorious, 5-3, on Sunday. By the afternoon’s end, four different skaters found the scoresheet, and freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger made 26 saves.

The stars of the day, though, were sophomore forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and sophomore defenseman Charlie McAvoy. The former scored twice, giving him five goals in the last two games, while the latter added a tally on the power play. They were by and far BU’s best players against UMass.

The win pushed BU’s record in Frozen Fenway competition to 2-1, while the squad now is riding a four-game winning streak. Those figures bode well for the Terriers, especially in light of the upcoming home-and-home set against Boston College.

Rivalry week is upon us, Terrier fans.

Highlights

Postgame Press Conference

BU readies for Frozen Fenway tilt on Sunday vs. UMass Amherst

Outdoor hockey is back for the No. 5 Boston University men’s hockey team, which will take on the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Sunday as part of Frozen Fenway.

The tilt was originally scheduled for Saturday, but an impending snowstorm in the Boston area cased Hockey East to reschedule it for the following day. Irrespective of the change, Fenway Park should still serve as quite the setting.

Still, two points will be of the essence, and the Terriers are feeling good about their chances with seven players returning from the World Junior Championships. The U.S., which featured Jordan Greenway, Charlie McAvoy, Patrick Harper, Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows and Jake Oettinger, won gold. Meanwhile, Dante Fabbro won silver with Team Canada.

Their collective boost could prove massive, especially with BU fresh off a 5-4 overtime win over Union. For a full rundown of what to expect against the Minutemen, check out our preview.