At the New England Challenge, the Eagles’ win over UMass Lowell was bookended by close losses to Harvard and Northeastern, as BC suffered its first two defeats of the 2018 season.
Bob Thompson—who, to this day, ranks in the top 15 in all three of the Eagles’ major offensive categories—is once again returning to Chestnut Hill to coach BC, only this time as the team’s associate head coach.
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.
Over the course of the first five and a half minutes of the third period, Graham McPhee single-handedly erased the River Hawks’ two-goal lead, only to see UMass Lowell log the game-winner 66 seconds later.
Head coach Jerry York’s team will seek retribution for last year’s loss to the River Hawks in the Hockey East Championship during this weekend’s home-and-home series.
With 43 seconds left in the Hockey East final, Ryan Fitzgerald slapped the puck past a crowd of River Hawks. But instead of hitting the twine, it bounced off the crossbar, and the Eagles’ third-period comeback fell short.