BostonBruins.com - Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson continued their recent hot streaks outdoors over the weekend as the two combined for three of Boston University's five goals in the fifth-ranked Terriers' 5-3 win over the University of Massachusetts during Frozen Fenway at Fenway Park.
Forsbacka Karlsson potted two goals and now has five in two games since the start of the spring semester, while McAvoy - fresh off winning a gold medal with Team USA at the World Junior Championship - added a goal of his own.
"Really couldn't have drawn it up," McAvoy told reporters after the game, when asked what the experience of the last week has been like.
"It's good to get back and get 2 points. It's been crazy, but good to get back here and be with this family."
JFK, who was named Hockey East's Player of the Week on Monday, got things started with just 28 seconds remaining in the first period. The 2015 second-round pick sped down the left wing and shoveled a shot towards the net that banked off the goalie and a UMass defenseman before trickling into the net.
Forsbacka Karlsson doubled the BU lead at 11:33 of the second when he took a pass from Kieffer Bellows out front, spun, and backhanded one through the UMass goalie for his second of the game.
"It works that way sometimes. It's nice to get this start to 2017," said the sophomore, who had just three goals before Christmas.
The native of Stockholm, Sweden, now has eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points in 19 games, ranking second on the Terriers in scoring.
McAvoy put the Terriers ahead, 3-0, just 2:19 later with a short side laser from the left circle. The Minutemen pulled within one midway through the third, but tallies from Chad Krys and Gabriel Chabot helped BU put the game away.
"Really special," McAvoy said of playing at Fenway. "I'm a New York kid, but you get to Boston - before I was even drafted by the Bruins I had been to Fenway. It's such a storied building and such a great city.
"Playing here was a blast. It's something I'll remember for a long time."
Senyshyn's Torrid Streak Continues
There has been no hotter Bruins prospect over the last month than Zach Senyshyn. The 2015 first-round pick has been immense for the OHL's Soo Greyhounds, registering 15 goals and two assists in 10 games since Dec. 2.
Senyshyn potted a hat trick - his third during this stretch - in a 6-5 win over Kitchener on Friday, before adding another goal during the Greyhounds' 6-1 triumph over Barrie a night later.
Frederic, Hughes Help Wisconsin to Weekend Sweep
Trent Frederic had three assists over the weekend, while Cameron Hughes notched the eventual winner on Friday night, to help pace Wisconsin to a two-game sweep of Michigan State.
Frederic, the 29th overall pick in last June's draft, and Hughes, a 2015 sixth-round pick, are tied for fifth on the Badgers with 15 points this season.
Cameron Clarke notched his first career goal on Saturday in Ferris State's 2-2 tie with Alaska-Anchorage. The freshman blue liner later added an assist on Corey Mackin's tally, which knotted the score at 2 late in the second period.
Donato, Harvard Win Big
Ryan Donato picked up a goal and an assist in Harvard's 5-2 win over Princeton on Saturday. The sophomore has nine goals and eight assists in 14 games this season.