WATCH: Wilmer Skoog’s backhand objective provides BU males’s hockey 5-3 hockey win over UMaine
ORONO, Maine — Senior heart Wilmer Skoog scored with 9:01 left within the sport to interrupt a 3-3 tie because the third-ranked Boston College Terriers registered a 5-3 victory over the College of Maine on Friday evening at Alfond Area.
The Terriers’ Jeremy Wilmer sewed up the win with 1:32 remaining by snapping a wrist shot previous the blocker of Victor Ostman after an in depth forechecking cycle by BU.
BU’s win was its tenth in its final 11 video games. BU improved to 20-6 general and 14-4 in Hockey East whereas UMaine fell to 11-13-2 and 5-9-1.
UMaine had simply killed a penalty when Skoog acquired the puck from Jay O’Brien alongside the prolonged objective line to the left of Ostman.
Skoog fired a fast backhander that discovered the area over Ostman’s glove aspect shoulder for his eleventh objective of the season.
“I noticed Ryan O’Reilly do that very same play a few weeks in the past,” defined Skoog, referring to the St. Louis Blues ahead. “I began practising it with out a goalie and I used to be fairly correct with it. So I attempted it out and it labored.”
UMaine had erased its third one-goal deficit 1:11 into the third interval when Nolan Renwick flipped the puck out entrance from behind the online and it deflected into the online off a Terrier for his sixth of the 12 months.
UMaine had a golden alternative to take its first lead of the sport when Didrik Henbrant handed from behind the online to a large open Michael Mancinelli on the fringe of the crease however goalie Drew Commesso robbed him together with his glove.
Commesso completed with 25 saves and Ostman made 20.
Freshman left wing Devin Kaplan scored his eighth objective of the season 4:12 into the sport and that was the rating on the finish of the interval.
The Black Bears outshot BU 12-8 within the first interval and carried the play however couldn’t resolve Commesso.
UMaine’s resurgent energy play capitalized twice within the second interval to tie the sport however the Terriers answered with targets moments after UMaine tied it to take a 3-2 lead into the third interval.
Ben Poisson’s seventh objective knotted it up at 1-1 6:53 into the second interval however Matt Brown scored his twelfth simply 1:50 later to revive the Terriers’s one-goal lead.
Lynden Breen notched his twelfth to equalize with 4:10 left within the interval however Ryan Greene’s seventh 2:18 later, an influence play objective, put the Terriers forward once more.
Kaplan opened the scoring off a move from Lane Hutson.
Skoog gained a faceoff to Brown and he slipped it again to Hutson, who skated to his proper throughout the excessive slot earlier than making a backhand move to the unattended Kaplan.
Kaplan took benefit of a display screen in entrance and snapped a wrist shot previous Ostman’s glove from the interior half of the left circle.
Poisson tied it when Cole Hanson took a move from Grayson Arnott and took a wrist shot from the highest of the fitting circle that deflected off Poisson and floated into the far nook.
Brown was fed properly by Lane Hutson within the low slot and he broke free and swatted house his personal rebound after Ostman made the preliminary save.
Breen’s objective additionally got here off a rebound after Commesso made a cease on Donavan Houle’s redirection of a Thomas Freel wrist shot.
Breen tucked it between Commesso’s pads for UMaine’s seventh energy play objective over its final 14 makes an attempt.
However Greene scored from the center of the low slot after being arrange by Hutson and Jeremy Wilmer.
Dynamic freshman defenseman Hutson had 4 assists to present him 26 on the season to go together with 9 targets.
“The fellows performed onerous. However each time the puck is on our tape in a sport like that, it’s a must to make a priceless play with and we didn’t do this tonight. I can’t fault the trouble of the staff however each time we broke down, the puck wound up at the back of our web,” mentioned UMaine head coach Ben Barr. “We’ve to play actually, actually exact hockey to win, particularly towards a staff like that.”
BU entered the sport because the nation’s second-highest scoring staff, averaging 4.2 targets per sport.