Boston College Men's Hockey Sweeps Vermont In Weekend Series
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Boston College needed a strong weekend up at the Gutterson Field House, and that is exactly what they got sweeping the weekend series with 5-1, and 3-0 wins. The Eagles (7-4), got superb goaltending from Spencer Knight along with strong production on both the offensive and defensive ends that lead to the two convincing wins.
On Friday night, the Eagles jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Mike Hardman created a turnover and scored on a wrist shot inside the left hand post. David Cotton scored his 100th point of his career in the second period when Julius Mattila hit him with a pass that he buried in the low slot. Vermont responded three minutes later smacked home a juicy rebound in front of Spencer Knight. It was all BC from there on out as Knight stood tall stopping every Catamount attack on way to stopping 27 of 28 shots, while BC added three more goals by Logan Husko, Alex Newhook and an empty netter by Jack McBain.
In the second game, Boston College was lifted by goalie Spencer Knight who stopped all 34 shots on goal in his third shutout of his freshman campaign. BC started off slower on offense in this game, as they were shutout for the first period and most of the second, but struck first with a goal by Aaeli Rasanen (assisted by Cotton and Ben Finkelstein). The Eagles added to their lead shortly after as Marc McLaughlin scored on a give and go with Patrick Giles to go up 2-0. Logan Husko scored the final goal for BC early in the third period on a breakaway set up by Cotton.
Boston College is now riding a five game winning streak, and will be idle next weekend before facing off against Yale on November 26th in Chestnut Hill.