David Cotton opened the scoring with just seconds remaining in the first period, and BC men’s hockey used a great defensive effort to beat Massachusetts and advance to the Hockey East Tournament final.
After a scoreless first period, UMass Lowell erupted for three goals in the second period while Riverhawks goalkeeper Tyler Wall finished with 28 saves, as UMass Lowell beat BC 3-0 Saturday night.
Joe Woll turned in a stellar performance for the Eagles with 25 saves, and BC executed on the power play, finishing 1-of-4 on the man advantage for the night in its 4-1 win over Providence.
The Eagles got goals from four different players, but couldn’t hold off an inspired New Hampshire attack, which notched six goals over the final two periods to beat BC.
Oliver Wahlstrom and Christopher Brown both recorded two goals, and the Eagles were 3-for-5 on the power play in a dominant exhibition win over New Brunswick to start the 2018 season.
Goalie Joseph Woll was able to hold off a Terrier onslaught in the first period, but even as the Eagles’ own offense got rolling, Boston University was able to capitalize on fortunate scoring opportunities.
Despite being outshot for the second night in a row, the Eagles escaped Kelley Rink with another one-goal victory, outlasting 10th-seeded Merrimack and, in effect, booking a trip to TD Garden.
BC scored five or more goals for the first time in over two months, including three in the second period alone, completing the regular season sweep of the Wildcats.
With Joseph Woll representing the United States in the IIHF World Junior Championship, head coach Jerry York turned to backup Ryan Edquist on Saturday. The sophomore didn’t disappoint, holding the Huskies scoreless.
Freshman Christopher Grando helped the Eagles extend their winning streak at Vermont on Saturday evening in a 5-1 victory.