Boston University Rolls Past St. Thomas in Exhibition Play, 12-1
Junior Ahti Oksanen scores four goals for Terriers

Junior Ahti Oksanen scored four goals for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:14  BU1-0 PP Ahti OksanenJack Eichel, Matt Grzelcyk
1st 10:31  BU2-0 EV GW Ahti OksanenJack Eichel
1st 17:49  BU3-0 EV Nikolas OlssonA.J. Greer, Mike Moran
2nd 0:42  BU4-0 EV Ahti OksanenJack Eichel, Brandon Fortunato
2nd 4:39  BU5-0 EV Ahti OksanenJack Eichel
2nd 17:49  BU6-0 EV Chase PhelpsMatt Grzelcyk
2nd 18:54  BU7-0 EV Dillon LawrenceBrandon Hickey, Brandon Fortunato
3rd 1:00  BU8-0 SH Robbie BaillargeonNick Roberto
3rd 2:48  STH1-8 PP Connor SanvidoMatt McLeod, Zach Hodder
3rd 5:53  BU9-1 PP John MacLeodJack Eichel, Brandon Hickey
3rd 7:25  BU10-1 PP Nick RobertoChase Phelps, Kevin Duane
3rd 10:05  BU11-1 EV Kevin DuaneChase Phelps, Brandon Hickey
3rd 15:28  BU12-1 SH A.J. GreerBrandon Fortunato
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Thomas (NB)  0011
Boston University  34512
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Thomas (NB)  89724
Boston University  18201452
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Thomas (NB)  1/5 4/19 0
Boston University  3/5 5/10 2
St. Thomas (NB) Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Tyson Teichmann (L)50:0511 1516738
Tyler Piercy9:551 0022
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt O'Connor (W)31:070 83011
Anthony Moccia8:530 0606
Connor LaCouvee20:001 0066

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.