The No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team was swept by the Minnesota State University this weekend at Agganis Arena. The Terriers’ former goaltender Connor LaCouvee, who played with BU for three seasons, returned to Boston, but in the opposing team’s net.
While LaCouvee only allowed three goals in the Mavericks’ 6-3 victory, BU’s defense gave up 45 shots, and sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger’s 39 saves and freshman forward Shane Bowers’ two-goal night could not mitigate the damages of the team’s poor play.
On Saturday, the team responded better, but was unable to match Minnesota State’s physicality particularly around the puck battles and also could not convert on its four power play opportunities. The Mavericks sealed the two-game series with a 3-0 shutout.
BU’s next matchup will be its Hockey East opener against University of Connecticut in a home-and-home series beginning with a game at Agganis on Friday night at 7:30.
Also we’re sorry about all of the technical difficulties that occurred over the weekend in terms of posting the articles. The Daily Free Press’ WordPress went down right when we were going to post the articles. We’re unsure of what caused the website to crash, but apologize for any inconveniences and want to limit any issues like this in the future.
Read our articles from the weekend below:
Sider on the Terriers’ defense – “BU’s defense gives up 45 shots, former goaltender Connor LaCouvee limits Terrier offense to three goals”
Sider on the Terriers’ being unable to overcome the challenges posed by the Mavericks – “Men’s hockey falls to strong goaltending, aggressive play in 3-0 loss to Minnesota State“
Here are some of the highlights from Friday night: