By Tim Healey/DFP Staff
Corey Trivino was not supposed to play this weekend due to an ankle injury, but after a 5-0 win by the No. 16 Boston University men’s hockey team over No. 2 Boston College Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum, the team sure is glad he did.
The senior forward had a goal and an assist for the Terriers’ in the first period alone, propping his team (4-4-1, 3-3-1 Hockey East) to a 2-0 lead that it would only build on as the game progressed.
Senior captain Chris Connolly made BU’s first goal possible by driving into the offensive zone and sending a pass to junior defenseman Sean Escobedo. Escobedo – who took two of the seven BU penalties in the first period – sent it to Trivino, who got a wrister by BC (9-3-0, 7-2-0 Hockey Easy) goaltender Parker Milner just 56 seconds into the game for his sixth of the season.
“[Trivino’s ankle] was still bothering him a little bit, but he was battling through it,” Connolly said. “For him to get that goal first shift really gave him his confidence, regardless of how we was feeling out there. It gave him a lot of energy and a lot of adrenaline to really battle through it.”
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