BURLINGTON, Vt. - Boston University seniors Bryan Ewing and Pete MacArthur combined for eight points to lead the Terriers to a 9-1 victory over Vermont in front of the 61st straight sellout of 4,003 at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Friday night. Ewing had a goal and three assists while MacArthur had four helpers as BU improved to 3-5-2 (2-3-1 Hockey East). Sophomore Viktor Stalberg (Gothenburg, Sweden) scored for the Catamounts, who fell to 1-5-1 (1-2-1 Hockey East).
"We got beat by a much better team," Vermont head coach Kevin Sneddon said. "We played as individuals and they played as a very good team tonight. They beat us in every facet of the game."
BU scored twice in the first, three times in the second and four times in the third. All of the goals were at even strength. The nine goals allowed by the Catamounts were the most since a 9-4 loss at Colgate on January 24, 2004.
The Terriers started the scoring 9:10 into the first period on the fourth goal of the season by junior Jason Lawrence. From the right goaline Lawrence slid the puck into the slot and off the skate of a Vermont defender for the score.
Freshman defenseman Colby Cohen made it 2-0 BU with just 17 seconds left in the first. Junior Matt Gilroy fired a cross-ice pass to Cohen at the right circle and he beat senior goalie Joe Fallon (Bemidji, Minn.) for the score. The Terriers outhot Vermont 11-3 in the first and 36-17 for the game.
Freshman Colin Wilson put the Terriers ahead 3-0 just 31 seconds into the second period with a one-timer from just outside the crease.
Stalberg made the score 3-1 on his first goal of the season just 24 seconds later with a wrister from the left circle. Sophomore Brayden Irwin (Toronto, Ontario) picked up an assist to extend his scoring streak to four games.
The Terriers responded by rattling off six unanswered goals beginning with a tally by junior Brandon Yip from outside the left circle at 9:57 of the second.
Sophomore Mike Spillane (Bow, N.H.) (12 saves) replaced Fallon (11 saves) in net following the score. Senior Jeff Hill (Cranston, R.I.) also saw action in net, playing the last 9:15 of the game. He stopped a career best four shots.
BU Junior Chris Higgins added two goals. Sophomore Zach Cohen and freshman Colin Wilson also scored for the Terriers.
Both teams went 0-for-4 on the power play. Sophomore goalie Brett Bennett made 15 stops before giving way to senior Karson Gillespie for the last 10:26 of the third.
The Catamounts face the Terriers again tomorrow night at 7:05pm. The first 1,000 fans to the game will receive a paper goalie helmet courtesy of Securshred. Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game and can be purchased online at www.uvmathletics.com and will be available one hour before game time at the Gutterson Fieldhouse box office.
NOTES: Tonight's game was televised on CN8 - The Comcast Network and was the first of eight games for Vermont on the network this year ... UVM will be seen on television a minimum of 14 times this season ... Boston University leads the all-time series against Vermont 33-13-5 ... Vermont has given up 27 goals through its first seven games. The Catamounts didn't allow their 27th goal last season until the 18th game of the year on Dec. 30 against St. Cloud State ... Junior Kyle Kuk finished the game with a plus-one rating for Vermont. He was the only Catamount with a positive rating.