Harper's Three Points Lead Boston University Past Union, 4-1
Sophomore forward Patrick Harper has two goals and assist for Terriers

Sophomore forward Patrick Harper had two goals and an assist for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:24  UNI1-0 PP Brett Supinksi (1)Anthony Rinaldi/1, J.C. Brassard/1
1st 13:40  BU1-1 PP Patrick Harper (1)Jordan Greenway/1, Nikolas Olsson/1
3rd 12:11  BU2-1 PP GW Dante Fabbro (1)Patrick Harper/1, Chad Krys/1
3rd 18:46  BU3-1 EV EN Patrick Harper (2) -
3rd 19:49.9 BU4-1 EV EN Shane Bowers (1)Brady Tkachuk/1, Nikolas Olsson/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Union  1001
Boston University  1034
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Union  9121132
Boston University  13111943
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Union (0-1-0)  1/4 8/16 0
Boston University (1-0-0)  2/5 7/14 0
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Kupsky (L, 0-1-0)58:332 12111639
Empty Net1:272     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (W, 1-0-0)59:521 8121131
Empty Net0:080     

BOSTON - Sophomore Patrick Harper recorded two goals and set up classmate Dante Fabbro's game winner as the No. 2 Boston University men's ice hockey team kicked off its 2017-18 season with a 4-1 home victory over No. 16 Union.

THE RUNDOWN

Final Score: #2/2 Boston University 4, #16/NR Union 1
Records: BU (1-0-0), Union (0-1-0)
Location: Agganis Arena - Boston, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED

- The teams traded power-play goals in the opening period with the visitors striking first at 11:24 on a tally by Brett Supinski.

- Just over two minutes later, Harper answered with a man-up goal of his own, elevating a rebound at the left post on assists from junior Jordan Greenway and senior Nikolas Olsson.

- After no scoring occurred in the middle stanza, the Terriers once again used their power play to score the go-ahead goal with 7:49 remaining in regulation.

- Harper threaded a pass through traffic to set up a one-timer by Fabbro from the left circle that the sophomore blueliner deposited to take a 2-1 lead.

- Harper and freshman Shane Bowers added empty-netters to secure the victory with the rookie notching his first goal as a Terrier.

GAME NOTES

- The Terriers held a 43-32 shot advantage, forcing junior netminder Jake Kupsky to record 39 saves for the Dutchmen.

- Sophomore Jake Oettinger recorded 31 saves for BU and stopped the final 27 shots he faced.

- BU was 2-for-5 on the power play and killed off three of Union's four chances with the man advantage.

- Freshman Brady Tkachuk picked up his first collegiate point when he assisted on Bowers' empty-netter.

- Sophomore Chad Krys picked up the second helper on Fabbro's game winner.

- BU is now 66-23-7 all-time in season openers.

- The Terriers improve to 2-1-1 against Union and all four meetings have taken place since 2015.

FROM COACH QUINN

"It was a great hockey win. I think this time of year every coach is trying to find out what the team's personality is and what the makeup is. Going into this game, I was very curious to see what we would look like, and I really liked our pace. I thought there was a physicality to us for the most part and we played a much better north/south game than we have in the past."

NEXT UP

- The Terriers will return to action on Sunday (Oct. 1) when they host Prince Edward Island in an exhibition contest.

- Game time is set for 5 p.m.