Junior forward Jake Wise scored a goal for the Terriers
Boston University Falls To St. Cloud State, 6-2, In NCAA Regional Action

ALBANY, N.Y. - The No. 10/11 Boston University men's ice hockey team had its season come to an end on Saturday afternoon as No. 7 St. Cloud State took a 6-2 victory in the first round of the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Times Union Center.

BU opened the scoring in the opening moments of what ended up being a five-goal second period and found itself down 3-2 with a period to play.

The Huskies prevented the Terriers from getting an equalizer and tacked on three more goals to advance to Sunday's regional final.

BU finishes the season with a record of 10-5-1 while SCSU improves to 18-10-0.


- Neither team got on the board in the opening period but the Terriers were forced to kill off a major penalty after freshman Dylan Peterson had his afternoon cut short after being issued a game misconduct for hitting from behind just 9:08 into the contest.

- Freshman Drew Commesso was impressive in the first, stopping all 14 shots he faced, including nine on the major power play, to keep the game scoreless.

- BU came out of the gates quickly in the second as sophomore Wilmer Skoog punched in a loose puck in the slot after senior Logan Cockerill knocked it away from a St. Cloud player.

- The Huskies got an equalizer on a bizarre play as a deflected puck went high into the air and most of the players of the ice had no idea where it went.

- The puck dropped right in front of Micah Miller, who took full advantage of the confusion - and a relatively empty net - and sent it in at 12:14 of the second.

- Just over a minute later, the Huskies got lucky once again as a shot by Nick Perbix from the right side went off two BU skaters and in to give St. Cloud at 2-1 lead.

- BU used a power play to get back in the contest as junior Jake Wise took a pass from freshman Luke Tuch and curled around the top of the zone before cutting in through the left circle and wristing a near side shot that beat SCSU netminder David Hrenak high at 15:28, making it a 2-2 affair.

- That deadlock lasted all of 32 seconds as Easton Brodzinski scored off a faceoff with exactly four minutes left in the middle stanza to give the Huskies the lead for good at 3-2.

- BU appeared to have a great opportunity to get back into the game when St. Cloud's Chase Brand was dealt a game misconduct for an illegal hit to the head of sophomore Jay O'Brien at 3:29 of the third.

- That chance changed in the blink of an eye, as a shorthanded breakaway for the Huskies turned into a penalty shot that was converted by Jami Krannila to double the lead.

- The Huskies successfully killed off the major and then got another goal from Brodzinski at 10:04 of the third before Veeti Miettinen capped the scoring with just under five minutes to play.


- St. Cloud held a 38-36 shot advantage as Commesso made 32 stops and Hrenak had 34.

- BU went 1-for-4 on the power play and killed off both of the Huskies' chances with the man advantage, including the first-period major.

- The Terriers were playing their first game in Albany since the 2000 NCAA East Regional.

- Skoog's goal was his fourth of the season while Wise's was his first since the 2020 Beanpot title game.

- The Terriers were making their 37th NCAA Tournament appearance, which ranks third all-time.

Game Summary

Saturday, March 27, 2021
NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinal (Albany, NY)

Game statistics
36 Shots 38
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 2
5 / 21 PIM 6 / 23
10-5-1 Records 18-10-0
Boston University St. Cloud State
Wilmer Skoog (4)
Micah Miller (2)
Nick Perbix (7)
Jake Wise (1)
2nd/15:28 PP
Easton Brodzinski (12)
2nd/16:00  GW
Jami Krannila (11)
3rd/4:17 PS
Easton Brodzinski (13)
Veeti Miettinen (11)
Boston University St. Cloud State
Drew Commesso
60:00, 32 Saves, 6 GA
(L, 6-3-1)
Dávid Hrenák
59:53, 34 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 15-9-0)

Empty Net
0:07, 0 GA