Hockey East Roundup: No. 3 BU Skates To 1-1 Tie At No. 18 Merrimack

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The Terriers found the back of the net after going 101:37 without a goal, but one score wasn’t enough to pull out a win.

No. 3 Boston University (9-3-2) and No. 18 Merrimack (10-4-2) settled for a 1-1 tie Friday at Lawler Rink. It took an entire period before either team could muster up a goal.

The Warriors struck first when freshman forward Brett Seney scored on Terriers goaltender Matt O’Connor’s high glove side just 1:07 into the second frame. It wasn’t until 1:37 into the third period that junior forward Matt Lane scored the equalizer for BU.

But neither Merrimack nor BU could get anything going in overtime. Both offenses were quiet, as the Terriers went 0-for-6 on the power play and the Warriors went 0-for-7 with the man advantage. It was a battle between goalies, with O’Connor and Merrimack’s Collin Delia recording 26 and 21 saves, respectively.

BU and Merrimack will meet again Saturday, this time at Agganis Arena in a 7 p.m. matchup.

Around the League

Boston College 2, New Hampshire 2 (OT): The No. 17 Eagles (7-7-1) earned their first tie of the season against the Wildcats (4-8-1) in a 2-2 draw at the Whittemore Center. BC struck first in the opening frame, but UNH went ahead with two goals in the second period. Sophomore forward Austin Cangelosi scored the equalizer for the Eagles 15:15 into the final period, and neither team could produce a score in overtime.

Notre Dame 7, UMass 5: It was a shootout in Amherst, as the Fighting Irish (7-8-2) earned a 7-5 win over the Minutemen (4-10-0). UMass took a 3-2 lead into the third period, but Notre Dame scored four straight goals in just over six minutes before the frame was even halfway through. The Minutemen made a run for the comeback, netting two goals in the final three minutes. However, senior forward Peter Schneider added an empty netter to put the game out of reach.

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