Todd Huxley Smith
Boston College scored twice in the second period to take a 2-1 lead, but the Terriers scored 3 unanswered to top the Eagles at Conte Forum.
Oh hockey frustration, how we missed you.
Despite mounting a mini-comeback and taking a 2-1 lead in the second period, the #3 Eagles couldn't hold off the #6 Terriers and fell 4-2.
BC didn't give up any power play goals, but they really didn't help their cause by taking seven penalties and taking 14 minutes of even strength time off the clock. The lack of discipline didn't lose the game, but it sure hurt our chances.
The Terriers scored three of their goals on odd-man rushes. Hopefully that doesn't become a trend. On the other end, BC's best chance, a 3-on-1 while tied at two late in the second, went by the wayside as the shot was easily turned aside by BU netminder Kerrin Sperry.
There are so many worthless, whiny complaints to make about this one, not the least of which is the fact that we had to play the second highest-ranked team we'll play all season right off the bat with no exhibition games. But what are you going to do.
BC now has two weeks to prepare for their next regular season game, a 2pm tilt up at Lake Whit against the Wildcats of UNH on October 20th. Next week, however, the Eagles will get a tuneup against the Boston Blades, Boston's profession women's hockey team of the CWHL. The Blades feature a roster of college hockey legends, not the least of which are former BC forwards (and Olympians) Kelli Stack and Molly Schaus, and former BC defenseman Katelyn Kurth. The game is at Conte Forum next week at 2pm on October 13th.
But for now, we get to wallow in anger over losing to an inferior hockey team in the BU Terriers.