Boston University Upends Cornell In NCAA Northeast Regional Opener, 3-1
Sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger makes 30 saves for Terriers

Sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger made 30 saves for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 7:27  COR1-0 EV Trevor Yates (13)Cam Donaldson/10, Morgan Barron/13
2nd 8:03  BU1-1 EV Shane Bowers (17)Brandon Hickey/8, Bobo Carpenter/14
3rd 4:39  BU2-1 EV GW David Farrance (3)Brady Tkachuk/22, Drew Melanson/13
3rd 19:43.6 BU3-1 EV EN Logan Cockerill (8)Bobo Carpenter/15
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  0123
Cornell  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  812424
Cornell  913931
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (22-13-4)  0/1 1/2 0
Cornell (25-6-2)  0/1 1/2 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (W, 21-12-4)60:001 912930
Cornell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matthew Galajda (L, 21-5-2)58:572 811221
Empty Net1:031     

WORCESTER, Mass. - Boston University's freshman class accounted for all three goals, including David Farrance's game-winner with 15:21 left in regulation, to lift the No. 13 Terriers to a 3-1 victory over No. 4/3 Cornell in the opening game of the NCAA Northeast Regional on Saturday at the DCU Center.

The top-seeded Big Red opened the scoring 7:27 into the second period but BU responded just 36 seconds later on a redirect in front by freshman Shane Bowers.

Farrance scored the game-winner from the left circle, freshman Logan Cockerill added an empty-netter and sophomore Jake Oettinger (30 saves) backstopped a strong defensive effort to secure the win.

BU will face No. 10 Michigan, the region's No. 2 seed, on Sunday following the Wolverines' 3-2 triumph over No. 8 Northeastern in the second game on Saturday.


- Farrance one-timed a pass from classmate Brady Tkachuk through traffic and into the net to break a 1-1 tie at 4:39 of the third.

- BU sealed the win when Cockerill got the puck from junior Bobo Carpenter and skated through the neutral zone before firing into an empty net with 17 seconds left to play.

- Trevor Yates opened the scoring when he flung a shot from the top of the right circle over Oettinger's right shoulder at 7:27 of the middle stanza.

- Moments later, senior captain Brandon Hickey flung a backhand from above the left dot towards the net, where Bowers was there for an equalizer off an impressive redirect.

- The BU defense limited scoring chances for the Big Red the rest of the way before securing a spot in the regional finals for the third time in the past four seasons.


- BU now owns the longest unbeaten streak in the country at eight games (7-0-1).

- This was the the seventh time this season that BU won a game in which it allowed the first goal.

- Cornell held a 31-24 shot advantage and got a 21-save effort from freshman Matthew Galajda.

- Carpenter picked up two assists for a game-high two points.

- Each team committed only one penalty and both penalty-kill units were successful.

- BU is one of only three schools to have made the regional finals at least three times in the past four seasons (Denver, Minnesota Duluth).


- BU will face No. 10 Michigan, a 4-2 winner over No. 8 Northeastern, on Sunday (March 25) in the regional final at 4 p.m. for a spot in the Frozen Four.

- The teams have met in the NCAA tournament on eight previous occasions with each team winning four times.

- The Terriers and Wolverines met last season for a two-game series in Ann Arbor on Nov. 11-12. The teams split with BU posting a 4-2 to rebound from a 2-0 loss in the opener.

- Sunday's game will be televised on ESPN2.