|1st||3:14||BU||1-0||PP||Ahti Oksanen||Jack Eichel, Matt Grzelcyk|
|1st||10:31||BU||2-0||EV GW||Ahti Oksanen||Jack Eichel|
|1st||17:49||BU||3-0||EV||Nikolas Olsson||A.J. Greer, Mike Moran|
|2nd||0:42||BU||4-0||EV||Ahti Oksanen||Jack Eichel, Brandon Fortunato|
|2nd||4:39||BU||5-0||EV||Ahti Oksanen||Jack Eichel|
|2nd||17:49||BU||6-0||EV||Chase Phelps||Matt Grzelcyk|
|2nd||18:54||BU||7-0||EV||Dillon Lawrence||Brandon Hickey, Brandon Fortunato|
|3rd||1:00||BU||8-0||SH||Robbie Baillargeon||Nick Roberto|
|3rd||2:48||STH||1-8||PP||Connor Sanvido||Matt McLeod, Zach Hodder|
|3rd||5:53||BU||9-1||PP||John MacLeod||Jack Eichel, Brandon Hickey|
|3rd||7:25||BU||10-1||PP||Nick Roberto||Chase Phelps, Kevin Duane|
|3rd||10:05||BU||11-1||EV||Kevin Duane||Chase Phelps, Brandon Hickey|
|3rd||15:28||BU||12-1||SH||A.J. Greer||Brandon Fortunato|
|St. Thomas (NB)||0||0||1||1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|St. Thomas (NB)||8||9||7||24|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|St. Thomas (NB)||1/5||4/19||0|
|St. Thomas (NB) Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Tyson Teichmann (L)||50:05||11||15||16||7||38|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Matt O'Connor (W)||31:07||0||8||3||0||11|
BOSTON - The 2014-15 Boston University men's ice hockey team hit the ice for the first time on Saturday afternoon and rolled to a 12-1 exhibition victory over St. Thomas (NB) at Agganis Arena.
Junior Ahti Oksanen, who moved up to the top forward line after spending his first two years on defense, recorded four goals and linemate Jack Eichel notched five assists in his first game in a BU uniform.
Freshman Chase Phelps posted a goal and two assists while fellow rookies Brandon Fortunato and Brandon Hickey recorded three assists apiece.
In all, 14 Terriers put up at least point to help the team post its most decisive exhibition win since a 12-0 triumph over Toronto to kick off the 1995-96 season.
Junior goaltender Matt O'Connor played the first 31:07 of regulation and stopped all 11 shots he faced to pick up the win. Graduate student Anthony Moccia was in net for the final 8:53 of the middle period and made saves on all six shots he saw. In the third, freshman Connor LaCouvee saw his first action as a BU netminder and stopped six of seven shots.
The Terriers scored the first eight goals of the game before allowing the lone St. Thomas goal early in the third period on a power play.
Oksanen capped his hat trick by the first minute of the second stanza and then added his fourth tally under four minutes later.
The Finland native opened the scoring at 3:14 of the contest when he knocked in his own rebound above the left post after taking a feed from Eichel, who was behind the net.
At 10:31 of the first, Oksanen and Eichel teamed up on a 2-on-1 to double the early lead. Skating up the right side, Eichel used a cross-slot pass to find Oksanen, who quickly collected the puck and beat STU goaltender Tyson Teichmann.
Freshman Nikolas Olsson capped a three-goal third for the Terriers when he scored at the 17:49 mark.
BU piled on four more goals in the second, as Oksanen completed his four-goal effort before Phelps and sophomore Dillon Lawrence scored within a minute of each other late in the period.
Third-period scoring started and ended with a BU shorthanded goal. Exactly one minute into the third, sophomore Robbie Baillargeon found the back of the net off a pass by classmate Nick Roberto off a rush. Freshman A.J. Greer capped BU's dozen with a shorthanded tally at 15:28.
The Tommies finally got on the board with a power-play marker by Connor Sanvido at 2:48 of the final period.
BU responded with two power-play goals off a STU major penalty, as freshman John MacLeod converted from the right circle at 5:53 and Roberto added another 92 seconds later to help the Terriers reach double digits.
Midway through the third, sophomore Kevin Duane joined the party on helpers from Phelps and Hickey.
BU held a 52-24 shot advantage and converted on three of its five power-play opportunities. The visitors went 1-for-5 with the man advantage and got a 38-save performance from Teichmann before Tyler Piercy came on for the final 9:55 and stopped two of three shots.
The Terriers will officially open their 2014-15 campaign on Friday (Oct. 10) when they travel across the state to face Massachusetts. Game time is set for 7 p.m.