Garrett Noonan's power-play goal held up as the game-winner for the Terriers
BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 16 Boston University men's ice hockey team broke a 2-2 tie with a pair of second-period tallies and went to post a 4-3 victory over Vermont on Friday evening at Agganis Arena. The Terriers, who got goals from four different players, improve to 5-4-1 overall and 4-3-1 in Hockey East play.
The visiting Catamounts scored 5:27 into the game, but the Terriers responded with two goals 79 seconds apart from senior Corey Trivino and sophomore Charlie Coyle to take a 2-1 lead midway through the opening stanza.
After Vermont's Kyle Reynolds made it a 2-2 contest early on in the second, junior Wade Megan scored his third goal in the past two games to allow the Terriers to regain the lead. With BU's second power-play goal of the night, sophomore Garrett Noonan made it a 4-2 affair at 16:34 of the middle frame.
The Catamounts doubled up the Terriers in shots in the third by a count of 14-7 and used a late too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty on BU to score on the power play. Junior Sebastian Stalberg provided the tally to get Vermont back within one at 4-3 with 3:18 left in regulation.
Vermont (1-6-1, 0-5-1 Hockey East) pulled goaltender Rob Madore for the final 1:42, but the Terriers held on to get back over .500 both overall and in league play.
Freshman Blake Doerring tied for the game high in points with two for the Catamounts, scoring the game's first goal before assisting on Reynolds' tally in the second. Sophomore Matt Nieto notched a pair of assists as BU's lone multi-point scorer.
Senior goaltender Grant Rollheiser made 31 saves for the Terriers to earn his second win in as many starts this season. Madore recorded 26 stops in goal for the Catamounts, who held a 34-30 advantage in shots.
BU went 2-of-5 on the power play and Vermont scored on one of its three chances with the man advantage.
Both teams will return to action on Saturday (Nov. 19), as the Terriers will attempt to earn their third straight win when they welcome New Hampshire to Agganis Arena and Vermont will visit Northeastern.