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U.S. Under-18 Team at Boston University: Line Combinations

No. 13/14 Boston University hosts the U.S. National Team Development Program's Under-18 Team in an exhibition game on Saturday night at Agganis Arena.

Matt Dewkett

BOSTON -- Welcome to Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University for tonight's exhibition game between the No. 13/14 Terriers and the U.S. National Team Development Program's Under-18 Team.

This evening's game marks the Terriers' second home game of the season, both of which are exhibitions. On Oct. 4, BU built up a 8-0 lead en route to beating New Brunswick's St. Thomas University, 12-1.

BU opened its season eight nights ago with an 8-1 win at UMass in which 11 different Terriers scored points, including two goals and two assists from freshman Jack Eichel and a pair of goals and an assist from junior Danny O'Regan.

After suffering a lower-body injury in practice just before the season opener, junior goaltender Matt O'Connor did not play and opened the opportunity for Connor LaCouvee to make 31 saves and win his collegiate debut.

The U.S. Under-18 Team had the day off after skating to a 3-3 tie at No. 5 Providence on Thursday night. Boston College commits Jeremy Bracco and Casey Fitzgerald scored goals, while future Harvard goaltender Michael Lackey made 33 saves.

Bracco is Team USA's leading scorer with 20 points, including 13 assists, in 11 games. Notre Dame commit Matthew Tkachuk's nine goals are a team-best mark as well.

The U.S. roster features two future Terriers in defenseman Charles McAvoy and forward Jordan Greenway, while five current BU players - freshmen Eichel, Brandon Fortunato, John MacLeod and Nikolas Olsson and juniors Matt Grzelcyk and Matt Lane - are alums of the team.

Here are tonight's lines:


Matthew Tkachuk - Auston Matthews - Jeremy Bracco
Jordan Greenway - Luke Kunin - Tage Thompson
Brendan Warren - Troy Terry - Christian Fischer
Ryan Donato - Jack Roslovic - Mike Floodstrand

Caleb Jones - Charles McAvoy
Christian Evers - Grant Gabriele
Joseph Masonius - Casey Fitzgerald
Steven Ruggiero

Luke Opilka
Michael Lackey


Ahti Oksanen - Jack Eichel - Danny O'Regan
Evan Rodrigues - Robbie Baillargeon - Cason Hohmann
A.J. Greer - Matt Lane - Nikolas Olsson
Chase Phelps - Nick Roberto - J.J. Piccinich
Kevin Duane

Matt Grzelcyk - John MacLeod
Brandon Fortunato - Brandon Hickey
Brien Diffley - Doyle Somerby
T.J. Ryan

Connor LaCouvee
Anthony Moccia