Boston University Downed By Yale, 3-2

Senior forward Ahti Oksanen scored a goal for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:55  BU1-0 EV Ahti Oksanen (9)Jordan Greenway/6, Connor LaCouvee/2
2nd 18:13  YAL1-1 EV Ryan Hitchcock (5)Mitch Witek/4, Stu Wilson/7
2nd 19:40  YAL2-1 PP John Hayden (5)Ryan Hitchcock/3, Joe Snively/5
3rd 6:31  YAL3-1 EV GW John Hayden (6)Joe Snively/6, Rob O'Gara/4
3rd 17:18  BU2-3 PP EA Bobo Carpenter (3)Charlie McAvoy/6, Brandon Fortunato/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  0112
Yale  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  9101029
Yale  1018331
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (8-6-3)  1/1 3/17 0
Yale (6-4-2)  1/2 2/4 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Connor LaCouvee (L, 6-3-3)57:463 1016228
Empty Net2:140     
Yale Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex Lyon (W, 6-3-2)60:002 99927

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The No. 11/12 Boston University men's ice hockey team opened a weekend in Connecticut with a 3-2 loss to No. 15 Yale on Friday evening at Ingalls Rink. The Terriers fall to 8-6-3 with the loss.

Junior John Hayden scored two goals, including the winner, for Yale, which improves to 6-4-2 on the year.

The Terriers opened the scoring 6:55 into the middle period when senior Ahti Oksanen took a feed from freshman Jordan Greenway and sent it home for his team-leading ninth tally of the season.

The tables turned quickly, however, late in the second as Ryan Hitchcock tied it up for Yale at the right crease at 18:13 and BU freshman Ryan Cloonan received a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct 50 seconds later.

It was the first power play for either team and the Bulldogs took advantage of it right away with Hayden cashing in with 20 seconds left in the stanza.

BU was able to kill off the rest of the major, but the Elis made it a 3-1 contest when Hayden added his second of the night on a 3-on-2 at 6:31 of the third.

The lone power play of the game for BU came with 4:30 left in regulation. The Terriers were successful against the nation's top penalty kill with freshman Bobo Carpenter converting from the left circle off a pass from classmate Charlie McAvoy with 12 seconds left in the man advantage.

BU pulled goaltender Connor LaCouvee in favor of an extra attacker with just over two minutes left in regulation but was unable to come up with a late equalizer.

Yale held a 31-29 shot advantage and got a 27-save performance from Alex Lyon. LaCouvee made 28 stops for BU.

The Terriers will return to action on Saturday (Dec. 12) when they visit second-ranked and undefeated Quinnipiac in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Game time is set for 7 p.m.