Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ice broken: Terriers capture Ice Breaker with 5-4 win over Notre Dame

By Sam Dykstra/DFP Staff

ST. LOUIS - The No. 10 Boston University men's hockey are Ice Breaker Tournament champions for the second time in three years, after defeating No. 19 University of Notre Dame 5-4 Sunday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis in spectacular fashion.

Sophomore defenseman Sean Escobedo netted the game-winner with just 67 seconds left on the clock in the third period. Escobedo looked for a deflection in front of Notre Dame goalie Steven Summerhays, but instead found the top left of the net to give the Terriers (2-0) their second win of the season. The goal immediately followed a faceoff win by freshman center Sahir Gill, who fed Escobedo for his third assist and fourth point in just the second game of his collegiate career.

"Obviously a game that goes down to the wire like that, it could go either way," said BU coach Jack Parker. "I thought we made a big play when we had to in winning a faceoff. . . It was a great play by Gill."

Escobedo's netter provided the only noise in a third period that was much quieter than the game's other two. The Terriers and Fighting Irish (1-1) combined for eight goals in the championship's first 40 minutes.


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