Senior forward Tyler Irvine posted a goal and two assists for the Warriors
Irvine's Three Points Help Merrimack Top Boston University, 5-1
Senior forward Tyler Irvine posted a goal and two assists for the Warriors

BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team suffered its first home loss in over two months as visiting Merrimack came away with a 5-1 win at Agganis Arena on Friday evening.

The Terriers opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal by freshman Robert Mastrosimone before the Warriors got an equalizer with 2:49 left in the opening period.

The second period was the decisive one as Merrimack stunned the Terriers and the Agganis crowd with a pair of shorthanded goals to take a lead it would not relinquish.


- The Terriers found themselves shorthanded just 1:45 into the game but ended up turning it into a positive when Mastrosimone used some nifty stickwork above the goalmouth to put the puck past Merrimack netminder Jere Huhtamaa at the 2:37 mark.

- A right-point blast by Dominic Dockery went off a BU defender and in late in the opening stanza to make it a 1-1 contest going into the first intermission.

- The Terriers had three power-play chances in the middle stanza but came up empty on them while allowing the Warriors to pot a pair of shorthanded goals to take control of the game.

- Tyler Irvine, who also had two assists on the night, provided the game-winner at 3:32 of the second before Logan Drevitch made it a 3-1 game just under 11 minutes later with another man-down marker.

- BU put 19 shots on goal in the second period alone but Huhtamaa stopped each of them and made saves on the Terriers' final 35 shots of the night.

- Merrimack put the finishing touches on its win with third-period goals from Patrick Holway and Regan Kimens.


- The Terriers are now 0-3-1 in games between the Beanpot over the past four seasons.

- Freshmen Case McCarthy and Sam Stevens assisted on the Mastrosimone goal.

- BU held a 37-28 shot advantage in the contest.

- Freshman Ashton Abel made 23 saves for the Terriers while Huhtamaa finished with 36 stops.

- BU's power play went 0-for-4 while the penalty kill was successful on all three of the Warriors' man-up chances.


- The Terriers return to action on Monday (Feb. 10) when they take on No. 12 Northeastern in the Beanpot title game.

- BU is looking for its 31st Beanpot crown while the Huskies are in search of their third straight title.

- Game time at TD Garden is set for 7:30 p.m.

- The game will be televised by NESN, NHL Network and TSN5.

Game Summary

Friday, February 7, 2020

Game statistics
28 Shots 37
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 4
7 / 14 PIM 6 / 12
7-18-3 Records 10-9-7
Merrimack Boston University
Robert Mastrosimone (7)
1st/2:37 SH
Dominic Dockery (1)
Tyler Irvine (11)
2nd/3:32 SH GW
Logan Drevitch (7)
2nd/14:28 SH
Patrick Holway (3)
Regan Kimens (4)
Merrimack Boston University
Jere Huhtamaa
60:00, 36 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 5-9-2)
Ashton Abel
60:00, 23 Saves, 5 GA
(L, 3-2-2)