Alex Newhook had his first multi-goal game in an Eagles uniform, Spencer Knight registered a 30-save shutout, and No. 19 BC thoroughly dispatched the visiting Huskies.
Spencer Knight made his debut and stopped 20 of 21 shots, while four different BC players—both returners and newcomers—found the back of the net in a win over New Brunswick on Saturday afternoon.
David Cotton notched a goal and an assist and Joe Woll made 31 saves, but it wasn’t enough as BC men’s hockey lost 4-2 to Northeastern in the Beanpot final Monday night.
The Eagles shuffled their lines a lot over the first five games—all losses—but have since settled on a David Cotton-led first line that has lifted BC to three straight wins and a sweep of Vermont.
BC hasn’t won a non-conference game since November 2016, with the latest defeat a shutout at the hands of a Quinnipiac team that is now 3-0-1 all-time against the Eagles.
Just like last year, the Eagles will face off against Boston University in the Hockey East Tournament Semifinals on Friday night, looking to reach their second-consecutive conference championship.
BC was outshot, 37-13, but used an impressive performance from Joe Woll in net and a second period power-play goal to escape Merrimack in the first game of the Hockey East quarterfinals.
BC trailed entering the third period, but rallied behind forward Logan Hutsko and goalie Joe Woll, as the former scored the game-winner in overtime while the latter stopped 31 shots.