The UConn Men's Ice Hockey team picked up another marquee win at the XL Center tonight, taking care of the Boston University Terriers, 5-2, in front of 5,225 fans in Hartford.
The two teams traded power-play goals in the first period, but then UConn pulled ahead in the second frame to take a 3-1 lead after a power-play goal from Evan Richardson and an even-strength beauty by senior Joey Ferriss set up by a perfect pass from Max Kalter. Freshman sensation Maxim Letunov, who was the team leader in goals and points going into tonight, made two assists.
Freshman forward Tage Thompson earned First Star honors, scoring three goals--all on the power play--and actually getting some fans to throw their hats onto the ice to reward his hat-trick performance. Rob Nichols earned the 2nd Star for his 36 saves.
This is the sixth win for Mike Cavanaugh against a ranked team as UConn's head coach. The Huskies' season continues this Saturday as they host Notre Dame at the XL Center at 3:05pm on Halloween, October 31. The two teams will meet again the following day at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.