Kevin Hayes, stealin' hat tricks... Like A Boss.
This was a trap game if there ever was one. It's easy to overlook the worst team in the conference with a Beanpot Championship up for grabs in just a few days against the
#1 #2 team in the country. Fortunately, this one was never in doubt. BC handled Vermont easily, 6-1.
The story lines in this one were more of the same. Parker Milner was in net and looked very good again. Chris Kreider continues to show that he's a men among boys with 2 goals in the game (for a time, it appeared he may have had a hat trick until his first goal was awarded to Kevin Hayes on the tip-in). Johnny Gaudreau continued his rise to Stud status with a pair of his own. The power play has absolutely come alive with BC converting 2 of its 3 opportunities.
A shout out to Quinn Smith as well, as the freshman recorded his first collegiate goal tonight to open up the scoring.
The game was nothing to write home about given the competition, but it was exactly the stroll in the park we needed it to be.
And now, the team can fully focus on the game of the year thus far, the Beanpot Championship against the Terriers. A win against BU will likely vault BC up to the top 1-3 in the Pairwise Rankings, depending on the results of the rest of the games this weekend. As I've been saying all year, BC's slump means nothing if Jerry York is able to get us hot at the right time. It would appear that things are moving forward right on schedule given the recent resurgence by all phases of our game.