With five different goal scorers—on two different goalies—Boston College men’s hockey rode its way to a convincing 5-2 win over Massachusetts Lowell to maintain its lead over Hockey East.
The Eagles’ bid for a 12th Hockey East title failed against Massachusetts Lowell, mathematically ending their chances for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles once had a guaranteed path to the NCAA Tournament. Now, after their seventh-straight winless game, they’re all but guaranteed to need to win the Hockey East Tournament.
With its season hanging on the brink, BC had no answers for Massachusetts Lowell’s penalty kill in a complete third-period breakdown.
Men’s hockey lost for the first time in 2016, failing to generate any offensive pressure in a 3-1 loss to the River Hawks.
After two goals from Ryan Fitzgerald and some outstanding goaltending by Thatcher Demko on Senior Night, the Eagles will bring the Bertagna Cup back to Chestnut Hill.