Junior forward Wilmer Skoog had two goals and an assist for the Terriers
Skoog's Three Points Lead Boston University Past Maine, 5-1
Junior forward Wilmer Skoog had tw goals and an assist for the Terriers

Box Score

ORONO, Maine - Junior Wilmer Skoog collected a career-high three points to help lead the No. 14 Boston University men's ice hockey team to a 5-1 win at Maine on Friday night at Alfond Arena.

Skoog scored his team-leading 13th and 14th goals of the season in the victory. He also assisted on junior Jay O'Brien's 10th goal of the season to complete his three-point night. Freshman Ty Gallagher and junior Sam Stevens also lit the lamp, with Stevens' fifth goal of the season proving to be the game-winner.

Junior Ethan Phillips tallied a pair of assists, one of nine different Terriers to have a helper on Friday. Junior John Copeland collected his first collegiate point with an assist on Skoog's second goal. Junior Matt Brown, senior Joseph Campolieto, senior captain Logan Cockerill, junior Domenick Fensore, graduate student Max Kaufman and sophomore Luke Tuch each had one assist.

Sophomore Drew Commesso made 28 saves to earn the win, his first since returning from the Olympics.

With the victory, the Terriers clinched a spot in the Hockey East quarterfinals and will avoid an opening-round game.


- Gallagher opened the scoring 12:21 into the proceedings on the Terriers' first power play of the contest. After his shot was blocked, Cockerill outworked a Maine defender to gather the rebound and wheel around the cage before setting up a wide-open Gallagher at the bottom of the right circle for the goal.

- Commesso came up with a pair of terrific saves with 90 seconds remaining in the first frame. After a right pad stop, Commesso dove to prevent the Black Bears from knocking home the rebound.

- BU nearly cashed in on its second power play of the game moments into the second stanza, but Fensore's shot rang the right post.

- Not long after Fensore's bid, sophomore Nick Zabaneh fed classmate Dylan Peterson with a beautiful outlet pass that hit Peterson in stride and behind the defense, but Victor Ostman made the required save.

- Stevens made it 2-0 at the 7:48 mark of the period. Campolieto began the sequence with an outlet pass to Brown at the neutral zone. Brown collected the puck then dropped it for Stevens, who gathered the puck and raced up the right side. He drove right to the net and slid the puck past Ostman for his fifth goal of the year.

- Skoog then pushed the lead to 3-0 just 1:28 later. Phillips, from behind the net, passed the puck to Tuch, who then dished it across the slot to Skoog for an easy finish.

- Junior Robert Mastrosimone thought he made it 4-0 with a great drive to the net similar to Stevens' on the second Terrier goal, but after a lengthy review, the call on the ice was changed and the goal was taken off the board.

- Despite his goal not counting, Mastrosimone did draw a penalty on the play and the Terriers capitalized on a brief 5-on-3 with 6:11 left in the period. Skoog looked like he was going to skate around the Maine cage, but instead he deftly backhanded the puck to Fensore at the left circle. Fensore one-touched the puck to O'Brien, who then one-timed it past Ostman.

- Stevens almost made it 5-0 but his shot clanged off the pipe, which preceded a Mastrosimone breakaway bid that Ostman denied.

- The Terriers were assessed a five-minute major late in the second stanza, but they successfully killed it off thanks to strong play by Commesso and committed shot blocking.

- Maine scored on a power-play opportunity with 8:05 remaining in regulation to spoil Commesso's shutout bid.


- Skoog has scored a goal in each of the last three games and now has 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points.

- Fensore extended his point streak to eight games with his team-leading 26th assist of the season.

- He also became the first Terrier to collect his 30th point of the year.

- O'Brien is the fourth Terrier to reach double digits in goals, joining Skoog, Mastrosimone and Peterson.

- Copeland is the 22nd different Terrier to record a point this year.

- Commesso has allowed just two even-strength goals in his last three starts.

- BU has scored a power-play goal in each of its last six league games.


- BU and Maine will conclude the regular-season schedule on Saturday night at Alfond Arena.

- Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.