Maine Hockey Journal

Maine lets the lead slip but earns a point

Orono, ME– Maine struck first but didn’t strike last. They battled to a 2-2 tie with the Boston Terriers.

“We didn’t give up three goals in the first three minutes for starters,” says Maine Head Coach Tim Whitehead. “It could of gone either way.”

“It was absolute critical that we got out to a good start tonight,” said Maine senior forward Jeff Marshall. “Our start tonight got us into a grove.”

“We didn’t match their intensity until the third period,” said Boston University sophomore forward Nick Bonino who scored the game tying goal. “We knew tonight it would be a little more physical.”

Tim Whitehead beliefs the team played better in their own end.

“We defended a lot better. We were tighter with our gaps,” said Whitehead.

Our D did a great job keeping the guys outside tonight, especially in the first period,” said Dave Wilson

Maine would strike first when Jeff Marshall beat the Terriers defenseman and slipped it by Grant Rollheiser with 7:45 remaining in the second stanza.

“The initial shot didn’t go in,” says Marshall. “It bounced off someone and went through.”

Gustav Nyquist finally potted one in just a little two minutes later. He roofed it past Rollheiser. Simon Danis-Pepin and freshman Brian Flynn got the helpers.

It didn’t take long for Boston University to strike back. Dave Wilson couldn’t control his rebound and John McCarthy lifted it behind the junior netminder. Nick Bonino and Brandon Yip set the goal up.

Nick Bonino would get the tying marker with 4:09 left in the contest. He banked it in off of Dave Wilson.

“I tried to sauce one to the backdoor,” said Bonino. “He (Dave Wilson) came over and led with his blocker hand. It just banked off of him.”

“I am unsure what happened with goals,” David Wilson said. He mentioned that Josh Van Dyk tipped it and lost sight of it.

Wilson was named the first star as he made 34 saves including seven in the extra frame.

“David was great,” said Whitehead. “He kept things simple. He sponged in a lot of rebound opportunities and played with composure.”

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