Men’s Hockey: BU Shuts Out Vermont 3-0

Courtesy Vermont Sports Information

BOSTON, MA –– Boston University (4-4-4, 3-3-3 HEAM) tallied a pair of second period goals and kept the Vermont Catamounts (1-8-0, 0-6-0 HEAM) off the board to take a 3-0 win Friday night at Agganis Arena.

“We’re obviously disappointed with the result, I thought BU played a better offensive game than we did tonight,” head coach Kevin Sneddon said. We’re struggling offensively and I think we leaned toward cheating the game a little to try to find ways to produce offense. There are certainly some positives from tonight but we certainly need to be better tomorrow.”

Max Kaufman had the best chance of a scoreless opening period for either side. The assistant captain blocked a shot on the penalty kill and tried to go high on BU goalie Sam Tucker (26 saves), who made a strong save.
Terrier rookie defenseman Domenick Fensore scored his first career goal at 4:21 of the second period on BU’s second power play chance. Fensore finished a backdoor pass from classmate Ethan Phillips.
Patrick Harper doubled the Terrier lead at 11:02 of the second period with an individual effort. Harper carried the puck from right-to-left across the UVM zone and wired a shot over Lekkas’ blocker for the goal.
BU’s Trevor Zegras was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for contact to the head with less than 10 seconds to play in the middle frame. A last second chance from Derek Lodermeier went just wide.
An extended UVM power play to start the third period did everything but find the back of the net. In total, UVM outshot BU 12-5 in the third period.
Curry added an empty-net goal with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game.
Boston University was 1-for-3 on the power play, finding the first goal of the night on the man-advantage. Vermont was 0-for-3 on its chances.
The Terriers won the blocked shots battle, 23-7.

Vermont and Boston University close the weekend series tomorrow afternoon at Agganis Arena. The puck is slated to drop at 4 p.m. and the game will air on NESN.