GALLERY: Terrier Hockey programs start seasons with varying success

Boston University’s men’s and women’s hockey teams began the 2023-24 season this past weekend on shaky ground. The No. 1 ranked men’s team scraped by 3-2 against unranked Bentley in overtime on Saturday while the women’s team fell to No. 5/7 Northeastern on Friday.

Freshman goalie Mari Pietersen (92) fist bumps a young Terrier fan before the women’s season opener at Walter Brown arena on Friday. Pieterson saved 22 shots in her first non-exhibition game as a Terrier. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Boston University Women’s Hockey coach Tara Watchorn (’12) during the national anthem. Watchorn, an Olympic gold medalist who played at BU from 2008-2012, is the second coach of the Terrier women’s hockey program since its creation in 2004. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Defender Maeve Kelly (24) and forward Clara Yuhn (19), Boston University sophomores, skate in the season opener against Northeastern. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Sophomore forward Clara Yuhn (19) fights for the puck against Northeastern. Yuhn assisted on the only goal scored by the Terriers in the game on Friday. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Defender Andi Calderone (13) hugs forward Catherine Foulem (28) to celebrate Foulem’s goal at the end of the first period. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Senior defender and forward Madison Cardaci (21) during Friday’s game. Cardaci was promoted from assistant captain in the 22-23 season to co-captain alongside returning graduate student Nadia Mattivi. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Freshman forward Alex Law (9) fights for the puck against two Northeastern players. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Senior forward Lacey Martin (17) during Friday’s game. Martin returns as assistant captain alongside senior Catherine Foulem. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Sophomore forward Luisa Welcke (16) battles for the puck against four Northeastern players. HUI-EN LIN/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Junior goaltender Mathieu Caron (62) covers a puck in the men’s season opener at Bentley on Saturday. Caron saved 21 shots in his first game as the Terrier’s starting goaltender. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
(From left) Sophomore forward Devin Kaplan (21), freshman forward Shane Lachance (18) and sophomore forward Ryan Greene (9) get involved in a scuffle that resulted in a game misconduct major on Bentley. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Freshman forward Macklin Celebrini (71) and sophomore defenseman Lane Hutson (20) in Boston University’s offensive zone during the season-opener. Hutson sealed a 3-2 victory for the Terriers, scoring three minutes into overtime. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
(From left) Defenseman Mick Frechette (14), forward Macklin Celebrini (71), forward Jeremy Wilmer (16), forward Quinn Hutson (17) and defenseman Ty Gallagher (4) celebrate Celebrini’s first goal as a Terrier that made the score 2-0 during the second period. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Sophomore forward Ryan Greene (9) fights to control the puck against two Bentley players during the game on Saturday. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Freshman forward Macklin Celebrini (71) takes a shot on goal during the season-opener. Celebrini put up one goal and one assist in his collegiate debut. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Sophomore assistant captain and defenseman Lane Hutson (20) during the game on Saturday. Hutson was promoted to assistant captain alongside graduate students Sam Stevens and Cade Webber as well as senior Luke Tuch. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Senior forward Dylan Peterson (13) dives for the puck between two Bentley players during the game on Saturday. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
Graduate student and captain Case McCarthy (7) lines up to congratulate his team on their 3-2 overtime win during the season opener against Bentley on Saturday. McCarthy scored the Terrier’s first goal of the season earlier that night. MOLLY POTTER/DFP PHOTOGRAPHER
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