Harper Scores Two Goals As Boston University Tops Colgate, 6-1
Freshman forward Patrick Harper scores two goals for Terriers

Freshman forward Patrick Harper scored two goals for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:11  BU1-0 PP Patrick Harper (1)Bobo Carpenter/1, Charlie McAvoy/1
1st 17:27  BU2-0 SH GW Nick Roberto (1)Nikolas Olsson/1
2nd 5:28  BU3-0 EV EA Patrick Harper (2)Clayton Keller/1, Brandon Hickey/1
3rd 5:12  BU4-0 EV Tommy Kelley (1)Gabriel Chabot/1, Johnny McDermott/1
3rd 7:06  BU5-0 EV Clayton Keller (1)Brandon Hickey/2, Kieffer Bellows/1
3rd 7:25  BU6-0 EV Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (1)Bobo Carpenter/2, Doyle Somerby/1
3rd 11:47  CLG1-6 EV Mike Panowyk (1)Tim Harrison/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  2136
Colgate  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  1081230
Colgate  791430
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (1-0-0)  1/7 10/20 1
Colgate (0-1-1)  0/8 8/16 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (W, 1-0-0)59:381 791329
Empty Net0:220     
Colgate Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Charlie Finn (L, 0-1-1)49:206 87722
Bruce Racine10:380 0022
Empty Net0:020     

HAMILTON, N.Y. - Freshman Patrick Harper picked up where he left off in the preseason, scoring a pair of goals to help the No. 3/4 Boston University men's ice hockey team earn a 6-1 triumph in its season opener at Colgate on Saturday evening.


Final Score: #3/4 Boston University 6, Colgate 1
Records: BU (1-0-0), Colgate (0-1-1)
Location: Class of 1965 Arena - Hamilton, N.Y.


- Boston University got the start to the season it was looking for, lighting the lamp six times in a 6-1 rout at Colgate.

- Freshman Patrick Harper opened the scoring on his first official shot as a Terrier - a well-placed shot from the high slot - and added another goal in second period.

- Playing in his first game since the 2015 national championship, senior Nick Roberto recorded a shorthanded goal with 2:33 remaining in the opening period to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead entering the first intermission.

- Rookie Clayton Keller also notched his first collegiate goal in addition to assisting on Harper's second tally, which came on a delayed penalty at the 5:28 mark of the middle stanza to push the lead to 3-0.

- The Terriers scored three goals in a span of 2:13 early in the third period to put the game away.

- The fourth line produced BU's fourth goal of the night as freshman Gabriel Chabot found senior Tommy Kelley at the right post at 5:12 of the third. Chabot and fellow freshman Johnny McDermott each picked up their first collegiate point with assists on the goal.

- Keller got his goal at the left crease, finishing off a great pass by junior Hickey from the right corner at the 7:06 mark.

- Just 19 seconds later, sophomore Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson potted a goal of a rebound in front to create a 6-0 cushion and cap the three-goal spurt.

- Colgate spoiled freshman Jake Oettinger's shutout bid with 8:13 remaining in the contest on a goal by Mike Panowyk.

- Oettinger finished the night with 29 saves while Charlie Finn (22) and Bruce Racine (2) combined for 24 stops for the Raiders.


- BU killed off all eight of Colgate's power-play chances and went 1-for-7 with the man advantage with the conversion coming on the first goal of the night, which was a 5-on-3 opportunity.

- Both teams recorded 30 shots on the night.

- Hickey and sophomore Bobo Carpenter each tallied two assists.

- Freshman Kieffer Bellows earned his first point as a Terrier with an a assist on Keller's marker.

- Sophomore Charlie McAvoy, junior Nikolas Olsson and senior Doyle Somerby all found the scoresheet with an assist.

- In all, 13 Terriers registered at least one point in the contest.

- The Terriers have now won five of their past six season openers.

- BU was the second opponent to take on Colgate in its new arena, as the Raiders tied Army West Point, 2-2, in their opener on Oct. 1.

- Oettinger was the first American goaltender to start for BU in 315 games, a streak dating back to the beginning of the 2008-09 season.

- In the second period with the Terriers leading 3-0, Oettinger made a stop on a penalty shot taken by Tyler Penner.


- BU will continue its road stretch to start the season when it travels to face No. 4/3 Denver in a weekend series on Oct. 14-15.

- Friday's contest will start at 9:30 ET while Saturday's will begin at 9:00 ET.

- Both games will be televised on Altitude (DirecTV 681, Dish 413).