Boston College Men's Hockey Sweep UConn In Weekend Series


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Boston College pulled out the sweet 1960's throwback jersey on Friday night at Conte Forum, while the offense pulled out six goals in a shutout victory. Overall, the Eagles were able to score 11 times and only allowed one goal in the weekend series as they dominated the UConn Huskies.

Friday Night: Boston College - 6  UConn - 0

The Eagles wasted very little time scoring in this one.  Six minutes into the first period, freshman Alex Newhook was able to somehow get a slapshot past Tomas Vomacka on a bad angle to give the Eagles the 1-0 lead and BC wouldn't look back.  Boston College put up two goals in each period Friday night.  Newhook secured his first multi goal game when he scored BC's third goal (first of the second period).  

Other notable performances were Senior defenseman Connor Moore's three point night (one goal, two assists).  Sophomore winger Jack McBain had a goal and an assist while Senior winger Graham McPhee notched two assists on the evening.  And how can we forget Freshman Spencer Knight's second career shutout stopping all 30 Huskies attempts.

Goal scorers for the Eagles: Newhook (2), Moore, McBain, Hutsko, and Cotton.

Goal scorers for the Huskies: None.

The win for the Eagles got them back to .500 on the season overall and within the Hockey East.  Check out the highlights courtesy of Boston College athletics

Saturday Afternoon: Boston College - 5  UConn - 1

The story of this one was Aapeli Räsänen.  The Junior winger from Finland achieved his first career collegiate hat trick and added an assist for fun giving him four points on the record night.

Other notable performances for the road game were Senior defenseman Ben Finkelstein (one goal, one assist), Freshman wingers Mike Hardman (one goal, one assist), and Alex Newhook (two assists) who each tallied two points in the sweep clinching game.

Defensively the Eagles looked stronger.  Though they did relinquish a goal, they held the Huskies to a season low 17 shots compared to BC's 46.  The penalty kill also shined holding the Huskies scoreless on four power plays.  

Goal scorers for the Eagles: Räsänen (3), Finkelstein, and Hardman.

Goal scorers for the Huskies: Firstov.

The win for the Eagles marked three straight overall and in Hockey East play.  The three game win streak vaulted the Eagles into a tie for third place with Maine in conference just four points behind UMass Lowell.  

Boston College returns to action next weekend with a pair of games on the road at the Vermont Catamounts.