Men’s Hockey: No. 11 BU To Take on US U-18’s in Weekend Exhibition

By Michael Wax

After a 5-2 midweek victory over No. 19 Notre Dame, No. 11 Boston University Men’s Hockey (8-4-0, 5-3-0 HE) will participate in their second exhibition game of the year as they take on the U.S. National Team Development  Program (9-3-0).

Freshman defenseman Lane Hudson scored two goals in BU’s victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday, and senior forward Matt Brown had a three-point night with one goal and two assists. Brown leads the Terriers in goals (7), assists (10) and points (17) this season. In total, 10 Terriers recorded a point in BU’s win.

Junior goaltender Drew Commesso stopped 26 of 28 shots, improving to 6-2-0 on the season. Commesso also owns a .949 save percentage at Agganis Arena this season. 

For the U-18s, they enter this weekend’s matchup with a 9-3-0 record, good for third in the Eastern Conference of the United States Hockey League. In their most recent matchup, the U-18s took down the Youngstown Phantoms 4-1 on Nov. 23. 

Through 20 games with U.S. forward Will Smith leads the team in both assists (26) and points (43). Forward Gabe Perreault leads the team with 18 goals and is second on the team in points (39).

Two U-18 players will join the Terriers next season: defenseman Kai Janviriya and goaltender Michael Chambre. This season for the US National Team Development Program Juniors, Janviriya has one goal and two assists for three points in six games, while Chambre is 1-1-0 in 3 games with a .859 save percentage and a 4.39 goals against average.

The game will take place at Agganis Arena Saturday, with puck drop scheduled for 2 p.m.