Tuesday, October 20, 2009
TERRIERS FALL TO FIGHTING IRISH, 3-0
BOSTON, Mass. - Playing in its home opener, the No. 3 Boston University men's ice hockey team was blanked, 3-0, by No. 10 Notre Dame on Tuesday evening at Agganis Arena. The shutout dropped the Terriers to 0-2-0 on the young season and marked the first time in 100 games that they were held scoreless.
Notre Dame (3-2-0) was led by junior Brad Phillips' 34-save performance in goal, as he and the Irish withstood every scoring opportunity by the Terriers, including a 17-shot barrage in the final stanza.
Sophomore Billy Maday and juniors Ben Ryan and Calle Ridderwall each tallied a goal and an assist for Notre Dame. Maday and Ryan opened the scoring in the 16th minute of the second period with goals just 12 seconds apart. Ridderwall capped the scoring with a power-play tally at the 2:53 mark of the third.
Sophomore Kieran Millan made 13 saves in goal for the Terriers, who went 0-for-8 on the power play. The Fighting Irish went 1-of-6 with the man advantage.
BU's streak of 99 straight games without being shut out was the longest active streak in the country. The last last time it was held without a goal was a 0-0 draw at home against UMass Lowell on Feb. 2, 2007. Tuesday's result was the Terriers' first shutout loss in 113 contests.
The Terriers hit the ice next on Saturday (Oct. 24) as they welcome No. 4/5 Michigan to Agganis for a 7 p.m. matchup. BU is 9-13-0 overall against the Wolverines, but posted an impressive 7-2 home victory against them last year.