Oct. 13, 2012
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BOSTON, Mass. - The men's hockey team fell at No. 12/14 Boston University on Saturday night at Agganis arena. Sophomore Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) and freshman Paul de Jersey (West Vancouver, B.C) scored for the Friars and freshman goalie Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine) made 30 saves in the loss.
Goals by Garrett Noonan and Cason Hohmann in a three-minute span late in the second period turned a 2-1 Friar lead into a 3-2 advantage for the Terriers. They added an empty net tally in the third to secure the Hockey East win in their first game of the season. With the loss, the Friars move to 1-1-0 on the year (0-1-0 Hockey East). Gillies counterpart in the Terrier net, freshman Matt O'Connor finished with 24 saves for the game as BU outshot the Friars 34-28.
In the first period, Gillies made a tough pad save at 7:15 on Boston University's Yasin Cisse from point blank range as the winger was charging hard to the net. The Terries then regained possession, entered the Friar zone and Ryan Ruikka's shot from the point deflected high past Gillies at 7:52, giving Boston University a 1-0 lead. The Friars increased the offensive pressure and scored a similar goal at 14:53 when senior Myles Harvey (Orlando, Fla.) let a shot fly from the point that Mauermann tipped past O'Connor for his second goal of the year. Sophomore Shane Luke (Dauphin, Manitoba) also assisted on the play for his second assist in as many nights.
Paul de Jersey gave the Friars the lead at 5:18 of the second when he cut low across the goal line and beat O'Connor high to the stick side. Senior Chris Rooney (Canton Mass.) and Alex Velischek (Kinnelon, N.J.) assisted on the play. The teams then traded power play opportunities, including a Friar for-on-three, but the score remained 2-1 in favor of the Friars. In that span, O'Connor came up with arguably his best save of the night when he smothered senior Tim Schaller's (Merrimack, N.H) chance from the doorstep. At even strength, BU's Noonan took a slap shot from the point that was tipped in front, tying the game at 2-2. The Terriers took their second lead of the game at 18:57 when Hohmann's wrist shot following a loose puck in front found the back of the net to make it 3-2 in favor of BU.
In the third, the Friars came out and controlled possession for the opening minutes of the third, but the defensive units on both sides limited chances and what did get through, Gillies and O'Connor turned aside. Gillies was pulled in favor of the extra attacker and just as he got to the Friar bench, Ben Rosen chipped a puck from in front of the BU bench that reached the Friar goal to give BU the 4-2 win.
The Friars hit the road next weekend for a weekend series at No. 8/8 Miami (Ohio) on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. Friday's game will be played at 7:35 p.m., while puck drop on Saturday is slated for 7:05 p.m.
Notes: Myles Harvey, who came into the season with 13 assists in 91 career games played, has three assists in the first two games of the 2012-13 season ... Ross Mauermann, Shane Luke, Paul de Jersey, Alex Velischek and Myles Harvey all have put together two-game point streaks to start the season ... Freshman Brandon Tanev made his collegiate debut for the Friars, playing left wing on a line with Noel Acciari (center) and Chris Rooney (right).