Tuesday, January 15, 2008
BOSTON UNIVERSITY EDGED BY DARTMOUTH, 3-2
BOSTON - Dartmouth senior J.T. Wyman broke a 2-2 tie with less than two minutes left in regulation, as the Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 contest to the Big Green on Tuesday evening at Agganis Arena. Junior Jason Lawrence and senior Bryan Ewing scored goals for the Terriers, who fall to 6-11-3 on the season.
The Terriers entered the game 8-0-1 in their last nine meetings with Dartmouth dating back to 1982, but the Big Green came away with the road victory to improve to 7-8-1 on the year.
The BU offense looked dominant at times, but had trouble solving the Big Green's senior goaltender, Mike Devine, who made 31 saves on the night. Sophomore Brett Bennett recorded 14 saves for the Terriers.
Junior Matt Gilroy assisted on both of the Terriers' goals, while sophomore Luke Popko and senior Pete MacArthur also earned helpers on the night. Sophomore Rob Smith and junior John Gibson scored the Big Green's first two tallies.
Only one penalty was called all night - a checking from behind call on Dartmouth freshman Scott Fleming at 12:12 of the first.
After a scoreless first period, Dartmouth got on the board first when Smith curled around the cage and beat Bennett at the 5:24 mark of the second.
Just 52 seconds later, Lawrence backhanded a shot past Devine to draw the Terriers even. Ewing gave the home squad its first lead of the night under five minutes later on a wrister in transition.
Dartmouth evened things at 2-2 at the 7:06 mark of the third when Gibson sent in a long rebound that Bennett could not pick up.
The game winner came off a faceoff outside the BU zone following a narrow offsides call. Wyman chipped the puck up the ice following the draw and beat the Terrier defense before driving to the net and sliding a shot through Bennett's legs.
The Terriers pulled Bennett for an extra attacker for the final 1:21, but could not come up with an equalizer.
BU will return to action on Friday, Jan. 18, when it visits Merrimack for a 7 p.m. league contest.