It Was Fate: Boston College To Play Boston University In Hockey East Semifinals

Graham Beck, Heights Editor

Thanks to last night's 4-1 win for BC over Vermont and BU's 5-3 win over Merrimack, the Eagles and Terriers will face off on Friday night.

It was meant to be. Whether you're happy about it or not, Boston College will play a suddenly-resurgent Boston University on Friday night in the Hockey East semifinal at TD Garden. BC advanced to the Garden with yet another Hockey East quarterfinal sweep, dispatching Vermont 4-1 to close out the series. BU did their part by beating Merrimack 5-3. And now we wait.

There is one Hockey East quarterfinal game 3 to be played today, as Providence hosts UNH at 4:30 PM on NESN. The winner of that game will face UMass-Lowell on Friday at 5 PM.

Last night's game was defined by the obscene amount of penalties called on Vermont. While most of them were probably justified, I wouldn't really blame UVM coach Kevin Sneddon for feeling hard done by. Frustration mounted early as three power plays came and went without a BC goal. Two more penalties, including a five minute major on Conor Brickley, gave BC a 5-on-3, on which they finally cashed in, with crisp passing giving Steve Whitney a wide open net to rip home a goal.

Pat Brown added a goal in the second period to make it 2-0. Johnny Gaudreau put it away (and put a little polish on his Hobey Baker campaign) with a goal on a beautiful feed by Billy Arnold at 3:53 of the third. Pat Mullane and UVM's Matt White swapped goals late in the third for the final 4-1 margin.

Once again, it was a pretty good effort for BC, though not exactly world-beating. The level of competition is about to increase substantially. The Hockey Gods were never going to be satisfied by BC and BU playing for the last time on December 1. Here we go.

Ibfku3cfbs3tlt_medium

Game highlights from BCEagles.com

Eagles Advance in Hockey East Tourney, defeating UVM 4-1 (via EagleMarketing)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join BC Interruption

You must be a member of BC Interruption to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at BC Interruption. You should read them.

Join BC Interruption

You must be a member of BC Interruption to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at BC Interruption. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker