946BU HOCKEY UPDATE -TERRIERS DEFEAT VERMONT 3-1
- Mar 1, 2013To all;This will be brief. Terriers paced by a Matt Nieto hat trick and 49 saves from Sean Maguire turned back Vermont 3-1 at Agganis Arena. It was a special night for me as I was joined by Guy Burrowes II and Guy Burrowes III, the son and grandson of my teammate Guy Burrowes who passed away in 1980.Below is the recap courtesy of Brian Kelley and the official BU site. Former Terriers present included Jim Wood, Steve McBride Marc Hetnik Mike Pomichter Brian Durocher, Bill Pierce, Bill Buckton, Dave Delorey, and Stefen Brueckner. Apologies to any I may have missed.Terriers jumped into 4th place in the still tight Hockey East race.Teams play again tomorrow night at 7 and Coach Parker will be honored for his 40 years behind the Terrier bench. Members of his first varsity team (1973-74) are expected to be on hand.Women's team opens playoffs at 3 p.m. at Walter Brown hosting UCONN3 stars were: #3 Evan Rodrigues, #2 Sean Maguire, and # 1 Matt NietoChris HenesBU Hockey AlumniNieto, Maguire Lift No. 19 Terriers Past Vermont, 3-1
Nieto became the first Terrier inover four years to record a natural hat trick.
March 1, 2013
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BOSTON - Junior Matt Nieto erased a 1-0 deficit with a natural hat trick and freshman Sean Maguire made a career-high 49 saves to lead the No. 19 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Vermont in the opener of a weekend series at Agganis Arena on Friday evening.
BU improves to 16-14-2 overall and 13-9-2 in Hockey East play and is now tied with No. 20 Providence for fourth in the Hockey East standings while remaining two points shy of first place.
Nieto, who has scored BU's last five goals after getting the final two in Tuesday's win over No. 17 Merrimack, scored back-to-back power-play tallies to give BU the lead after the visitors got on the board first at 18:27 of the first.
The junior got the equalizer just 68 seconds after the Catamounts' strike to send the teams into the first intermission in a 1-1 deadlock. Another power-play chance early in the second set the stage for the go-ahead goal by Nieto at the 4-minute mark.
The natural hat trick was completed at 4:47 of the third when Nieto finished off a 2-on-2 rush with sophomore Evan Rodrigues, who assisted on the final two markers. Freshman Danny O'Regan also registered two helpers.
Maguire stopped the final 40 shots he faced, including 22 in the third period alone, to improve to 8-6-0 on the year.
Vermont (10-6-5, 7-12-5 HE) got a 29-save performance from freshman Brody Hoffman. Junior Chris McCarthy opened the scoring with his team-leading 10th goal of the season.
Sophomore Cason Hohmann won 18 of 20 faceoffs for the Terriers, who went 2-for-6 on the power play. UVM came up empty on its three chances with the man advantage.