Boston College 2, Northeastern 0 -- 1-0-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East
John Muse picked up where he left off last season, recording yet another shutout (his ninth of his career) in a 2-0 victory over Northeastern Saturday at Matthews Arena. Muse stopped 35 shots on the night. For his efforts, Muse earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Last season, Muse got off to a very slow start after coming back from hip surgery, which muddied the goalie situation with Parker Milner stepping in and playing well.
Sophomore Stephen Whitney broke a scoreless tie with 7:19 to go in the third period with a power-play goal (assisted by Joe Whitney). Brian Gibbons added an empty net goal with just 9.7 seconds to play.
I didn't get to watch the game but all indications are that the Huskies matched the Eagles for most of the game.
Here are some postgame comments from York, as well as from Muse, Northeastern coach Greg Cronin and Tyler McNeely via Inside Hockey.
In other college hockey action on opening weekend, Denver -- BC's next opponent -- notched a 5-3 win and a 1-1 tie at Vermont, New Hampshire won 6-3 at Miami, Boston University defeated Notre Dame 5-4 to win the Ice Breaker Tournament and Maine and UConn skated to a 3-3 tie. Wait. UConn has an ice hockey program?