Freshman defenseman Case McCarthy registered a goal and an assist for the Terriers
Boston University Tops Vermont, 4-2
Freshman defenseman Case McCarthy registered a goal and an assist for the Terriers

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Boston University freshman Trevor Zegras scored the game-winner at 16:25 of the third period as the Terriers came out with a 4-2 Hockey East win over Vermont Friday night.

BU improves to 10-8-6 (7-4-5 HEA) and UVM drops to 3-17-4 (0-13-2 HEA) on Handy Toyota Night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.


- Derek Lodermeier scored his fourth goal of the season to put the Cats ahead at 8:41 of the first period. Alex Esposito hit Lodermeier with a long saucer pass for a semi-breakaway and the captain roofed a shot over Ashton Abel's blocker.

- Boston University freshman Case McCarthy evened the score at 1-1 at 5:17 of the second period. McCarthy sped down the right boards in the Catamount zone and fired an off-angle shot to beat Stefanos Lekkas.

- BU's Gabriel Chabot put the Terriers ahead 2-1 at 1:40 of the third period. Vermont challenged the call on the ice, citing a high stick prior to the goal, however, a review confirmed the call on the ice.

- Christian Evers scored his sixth goal of the season to draw even with the Terriers just 59 seconds after Chabot's tally. Evers wired a wrist shot from the top of the left circle under Abel's left pad. Andrew Lucas and Ace Cowans assisted on the goal.

- Zegras scored his eighth goal of the season on the power play at 16:25 of the third to give the Terriers a 3-2 lead. He received a pass at the left dot and snuck a shot past a defenseman and Lekkas.

- BU captain Patrick Curry made it 4-2 with an empty net goal with 54 seconds remaining.


- Andrew Petrillo picked up the secondary assist on Lodermeier's first period goal for his first point of the season and first career helper.

- Lekkas made 29 saves while Abel finished the night with 28 saves.

- Vermont was 32-for-54 at the faceoff dot with Vlad Dzhioshvili leading the Cats with a 9-for-13 effort.

- BU was 1-for-3 on the power play while UVM finished the night 0-for-3.


Vermont closes the non-conference slate tomorrow night at Rensselaer (11-12-2, 8-7-1 ECAC). The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Houston Field House in Troy, New York.

Game Summary

Friday, January 31, 2020

Game statistics
33 Shots 30
1 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 3
9 / 26 PIM 8 / 16
10-8-6 Records 3-17-4
Boston University Vermont
Derek Lodermeier (4)
Case McCarthy (1)
Gabriel Chabot (5)
Christian Evers (6)
Trevor Zegras (8)
3rd/16:25 PP GW
Patrick Curry (14)
3rd/19:06.8  EN
Boston University Vermont
Ashton Abel
58:35, 28 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 3-1-1)

Empty Net
1:25, 0 GA
Stefanos Lekkas
59:05, 29 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 3-16-4)

Empty Net
0:55, 1 GA