BOSTON - The No. 7 Boston University men's ice hockey team closed out the first semester with a 1-0 victory over Maine on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.
Freshman Sean Maguire earned his second consecutive shutout with a 28-save performance and junior Garrett Noonan provided the game's lone goal on a power play just 7:13 into the contest.
BU improves to 10-5-0 overall and 8-4-0 in Hockey East play and has now won seven of its last 10 games. The Black Bears fall to 2-11-2 with a 1-7-2 conference mark.
Noonan's tally came on a blast from the left circle that beat Maine goaltender Martin Ouellette short side. Freshman Danny O'Regan and sophomore Alexx Privitera picked up assists on the goal.
Ouellette made 20 stops in goal for Maine, which came up empty on all four of its power-play chances, including a five-minute major on BU's Ben Rosen with 5:23 left in regulation. The visitors pulled Ouellette with 1:01 left to gain a 6-on-4 advantage but the BU penalty kill came through to secure the victory.
Maguire, who shut out St. Lawrence in his first home start on Nov. 24, is currently on a shutout skein of 131:19.
The Terriers will take three weeks off for finals and the holidays before returning to action on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Denver in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game.