Boston University topped UMass Lowell on Friday night (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports) UMass Lowell Photo Gallery: UMass Lowell vs. Boston University Michael Louria
Boston University topped UMass Lowell on Friday night (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)

Friday night was a game most had circled on their calendars, when the UMass Lowell River Hawks played host to the Boston University Terriers at the Tsongas Center. It didn’t turn out well for River Hawk fans as the Terriers took home the win and the two Hockey East points, 5-2.

Included in those excited for the Terriers only visit to the Tsongas Center on Friday night was Boston University forward and North Chelmsford, Massachusetts native Jack Eichel.

The River Hawks’ night consisted of missed assignments and missed opportunities that lead to their demise.

The River Hawks didn’t quit and finished the game stronger than they started it, including scoring a power play goal, something UMass Lowell has struggled with as of late.

With the loss, UMass Lowell sits six points back of the conference leading Terriers and will need to finish the year off strong to compete for a first-round bye come playoff time.

Next up for the River Hawks is a trip out to Amherst, Massachusetts to face the UMass Minutemen on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. eastern. The Terriers will fight for the Beanpot Championship against the Northeastern Huskies on Monday at the TD Garden.