Sophomore Cason Hohmann contributed two helpers for the Terriers, who held strong against a resurgent Wildcats team to a 3-2 victory Thursday night at the Whittemore Center. With the win, BU improves to 9-5 and7-4 in Hockey East. With the loss, the Wildcats lose for the first time in nine games, dropping to 11-2-2 (8-2-1) on the season.
The Terriers got to Wildcats netminder Casey DeSmith early, when senior forward Wade Megan (Florida Panthers) scored 4:39 into the contest. The goal was assisted by Hohmann and freshman defensemen Matt Grzlecyk (Boston Bruins). Following a scoreless remainder of the opening frame, Sahir Gill extended the Terrier's lead to two 4:01 into the second period. Four minutes later, freshman Sam Kurker notched his second goal of the season, extending BU's lead to three.
Later on in the middle frame, an interference penalty found Garrett Noonan (Nashville Predators) in the penalty box for the Terriers. With the extra man, Hockey East point leader Kevin Goumas beat Matt O'Connor to get the Wildcats on the board.
Midway through the third period, senior forward John Henrion closed the gap to within one. With ten minutes to go, the Wildcats would put a plethora of chances on the Terriers net, but O'Connor held strong, making eight of his 31 saves in the final period.