BOSTON -- Boston University had lost its first three non-conference games this season, so Friday night’s win against Dartmouth was a perfect way for the youthful Hockey East club to finish the first semester.
The Terriers extended a one-goal lead with two goals in the third period en route to the 4-1 decision at Agganis Arena, but it was the depth of contributors that made it an even sweeter night for first-year head coach Albie O’Connell’s team while dealing with a slew of injuries.
Though not because of injury or illness, Cam Crotty didn’t expect to be one of those contributors even days ago. The sophomore defenseman left the Terriers earlier in the week to join Canada’s World Junior Championship training camp, but he returned to the lineup after being cut from the preliminary roster on Thursday without missing one collegiate game.
“Cam Crotty came across the country,” O’Connell said of the Arizona Coyotes prospect. “He was in Victoria, British Columbia to start the day, came back, and he might have been our best player. He had a big night.”