BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team shut out the University of Toronto, 5-0, in an exhibition contest on Sunday afternoon at Agganis Arena. Five different players scored for the Terriers, who open up their regular season on Saturday (Oct. 13) at home against Providence.
All five goals came on the power play, as the Terriers cashed in on nearly half of their 11 chances with the man advantage.
Junior Matt Nieto opened the scoring 6:10 into the game and sophomore Evan Rodrigues' tip-in with 1:04 left in the opening period made it a 2-0 contest.
The Terriers turned in another two-goal period in the second with tallies just 13 seconds apart. Sophomore Yasin Cisse knocked home a puck in the crease at 16:34 and freshman Mike Moran found the back of the net moments later. Sophomore Cason Hohmann capped the scoring on a goal with 10:26 left in regulation.
Sophomore defenseman Alexx Privitera recorded three assists while freshman blueliners Matt Grzelcyk and Ahti Oksanen earned two assists apiece.
Freshman goaltenders Matt O'Connor (5) and Sean Maguire (12) combined for the shutout, as each rookie manned the net for half the game.
The Terriers held a commanding 50-17 shot advantage and successfully killed off all five of Toronto's power-play chances. The Varsity Blues got a 45-save performance from Brett Willows.
The game was plagued by penalties, as the teams combined for 50 of them, totaling 152 minutes. The visitors racked up 94 penalty minutes, including two game misconducts and two 10-minute misconducts.