The Boston College men’s hockey team put on an impressive performance against a solid University of New Brunswick team, defeating the Varsity Reds by a score of 8-1 in tonight’s exhibition game. The Eagles played with confidence and cohesion, and look to be a good balance of strength, speed, and size this year.
The Eagles got things started early, as Ron Greco set up Graham McPhee for a great goal just 18 second into the game. A minute later, freshman superstar Oliver Wahlstrom picked up his first goal as an Eagle to give BC an early 2-0 lead. Before 3 minutes had elapsed in the game, New Brunswick replaced their goalie. Chris Grando scored a gritty goal to put the Eagles up 3-0, and Wahlstrom scored again with 47 second left in the first to give BC a comfortable 4-0 lead heading into the locker room.
Aapeli Räsänen picked up the first goal of the second period, but UNB was the next to score, getting (sort of) back into the game to cut BC’s lead to 5-1. The remainder of the game was all BC. Christopher Brown picked up a pair of goals, and David Cotton scored a beauty to close things out at 8-1 Eagles.
BC opens the regular season next weekend, when they will head to Wisconsin for a pair of games.