Top seed UMass Lowell rallies past Providence, 2-1
BOSTON – Scott Wilson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:30 remaining in the third period as top-seeded UMass Lowell rallied for a 2-1 win over Providence yesterday in a Hockey East tournament semifinal.
A.J. White also scored for the River Hawks (25-10-2), who will play Boston University for the conference crown tonight.
Jon Gillies had 31 saves for Providence (17-14-7) but couldn’t hold off the River Hawks in the third. He was bumped by a teammate when White scored on a rebound 34 seconds into the period to tie it. And Wilson started the winning sequence with a steal and pass to Riley Wetmore along the boards. Wetmore completed the give-and-go with a backhanded pass to Wilson for a one-timer.
Boston University 6,
Boston College 3
Danny O’Regan scored twice in the third period as Boston University (23-10-4) rattled off five straight goals against rival Boston College, clinching a berth in the Hockey East title game and extending coach Jack Parker’s 40-year tenure at least one more game.
A Terriers victory in the title game tonight would secure a spot in the NCAA tournament, which BU has won three times under Parker. The coach is retiring at the end of the season, which appeared to be eminent when the Eagles (22-11-4) took a 2-0 lead on Quinn Smith’s goal with 11:14 left in the second.