Senior forward Patrick Harper posted a goal and an assist for the Terriers
Boston University Edged by Northern Michigan, 4-3

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.


- 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.

Game Summary

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Game statistics
33 Shots 30
1 / 6 Power Plays 0 / 3
5 / 21 PIM 6 / 23
2-1-1 Records 1-1-1
Northern Michigan Boston University
Patrick Harper (2)
Darien Craighead (2)
Vincent de Mey (4)
Patrick Curry (4)
Griffin Loughran (2)
Vincent de Mey (5)
3rd/8:56 PP GW
Trevor Zegras (1)
3rd/17:53  EA
Northern Michigan Boston University
Nolan Kent
60:00, 27 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 1-1-0)
Vinnie Purpura
58:21, 29 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 0-1-0)

Empty Net
1:39, 0 GA