Boston University Holds Off Arizona State, 4-3
Sophomore defenseman Dante Fabbro has goal and two assists for Terriers

Sophomore defenseman Dante Fabbro had goal and two assists for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:58  BU1-0 PP Brandon Hickey (4)Hank Crone/4, Drew Melanson/7
1st 11:51  BU2-0 EV Dante Fabbro (8)Drew Melanson/8, Brady Tkachuk/14
2nd 0:54  ASU1-2 PP Johnny Walker (9)Brett Gruber/12, Brinson Pasichnuk/14
2nd 7:05  ASU2-2 SH Jacob Wilson (2) -
2nd 7:24  BU3-2 EV Brien Diffley (1)Nikolas Olsson/3, Dante Fabbro/11
3rd 8:41  BU4-2 EV GW Shane Bowers (12)Dante Fabbro/12, Logan Cockerill/7
3rd 14:40  ASU3-4 PP David Norris (5)Brinson Pasichnuk/15, Brett Gruber/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  2114
Arizona State  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  1816741
Arizona State  561021
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (13-11-2)  1/8 15/46 0
Arizona State (7-16-5)  2/7 18/71 1
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (W, 12-10-2)59:513 54918
Empty Net0:090     
Arizona State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Joey Daccord (L, 7-14-5)58:484 1615637
Empty Net1:120     

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Boston University men's ice hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Arizona State with a 4-3 victory on Saturday evening at Oceanside Ice Arena.

Sophomore Dante Fabbro tallied a goal and two assists and was one of three defensemen who lit the lamp for the Terriers. Freshman Shane Bowers provided the eventual game-winner to help BU stretch its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) and improve to 13-11-2 on the year.


- After posting an 8-0 win in the series opener on Friday, BU picked up where it left off as senior captain Brandon Hickey scored a power-play goal 7:58 into the game before his d-partner, Fabbro, made it 2-0 less than four minutes later.

- It took a 5-on-3 power play for the Sun Devils to finally solve BU netminder Jake Oettinger as Johnny Walker got the home team on the board 54 seconds into the second.

- A shorthanded goal by ASU's Jacob Wilson made it a 2-2 affair at the 7:24 mark of the second but senior Brien Diffley gave BU the lead back for good just 19 seconds later.

- A rebound attempt by Bowers that was initially ruled a no-goal ended up being overturned, giving the Terriers a 4-2 advantage with 11:19 left in regulation.

- ASU made things interesting when a power-play shot from the top of the zone by David Norris bounced through traffic and in with 5:20 to play.

- Oettinger and the Terrier defense held on to extend the team's win streak to four games.


- The teams combined for 33 penalties and 117 penalty minutes, including five 10-minute misconducts and the Sun Devils' second game misconduct in as many nights.

- BU held a 41-21 shot advantage but went just 1-for-8 on the power play.

- ASU got a 37-save effort from Joey Daccord and scored on two of its seven chances with the man advantage.

- Senior Drew Melanson had his first two-assist game as a Terrier.

- Fabbro led all players in points (3) and rating (+3).

- Wilson's tally for the Sun Devils marked the first time all season that BU gave up a shorthanded goal. Oettinger has given up just one even-strength goal in the past 235 minutes of play.


- The Terriers will return to Hockey East play when they visit Amherst on Friday (Feb. 2) for their first meeting of the season with Massachusetts.

- The game, which starts at 7 p.m., will be televised on NESN and ElevenSports.