BOSTON, Mass. - The Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 2-0 contest in its weekend finale with Northern Michigan on Saturday evening at Agganis Arena.
Senior Patrick Curry made it a 2-2 game midway through regulation with his team-leading fourth goal of the season but the visitors scored twice in the third to take a lead they would not relinquish.
BU moves to 1-1-1 while the Wildcats improve to 2-1-1.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU got on the board first as senior Patrick Harper scored off a feed from freshman Domenick Fensore just 6:04 into the contest.
- The Wildcats would respond, however, as Darien Craighead tied the game at 10:49 before Vincent de Mey scored with just under two minutes left in the opening stanza, allowing NMU to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.
- Curry's equalizer in the second period came off a redirect in the low slot off a Fensore bid at 10:46.
- Griffin Loughran provided the eventual game-winner for the Wildcats, tipping in a Philip Beaulieu attempt just 2:11 into the third to break the 2-2 tie.
- A key insurance goal by de Mey came on a major power play at 8:56 of the third and made the score 4-2 in favor of the visitors.
- Freshman Trevor Zegras notched his first collegiate goal with 2:07 remaining in regulation, sending home a rebound from the lower left circle to cut the NMU lead to one.
- The Wildcats withstood the late pressure from the Terriers to hang on and take the series after the teams skated to a 4-4 draw on Friday.
- Fensore's two assists were the first points of his collegiate career.
- Sophomore Vinnie Purpura made his first start of the season for the Terriers and recorded 29 saves.
- Nolan Kent picked up the win in goal for the Wildcats with a 27-save performance.
- BU came up empty on three power-play chances while NMU went 1-of-6 with the man advantage.
- The Terriers will return to action on Friday (Oct. 25) when they visit UMass Lowell for their Hockey East opener.
- The game starts at 7 p.m. and it will be televised on NESN.