The season is over for Boston College men’s hockey, and you know what that means... it is time to recap the season using Taylor Swift gifs! Check out Part 1 here and then read on to relive all of this year’s ups and downs.
12/30: BC 2, UConn 0
BC started off the second half of the season with a hard-fought victory over UConn behind a shutout from Ryan Edquist. This had us all feeling a little more confident that we did after a 5-2 loss to Northeastern to end first semester.
1/5: Michigan Tech 4, BC 3
But then BC went to Vegas and dropped the first game of the winter tournament to Michigan Tech. Which was...not expected and not ideal!
1/6: BC 3, Northern Michigan 3
And despite outshooting Northern Michigan 36-26 in the Ice Vegas consolation game, the teams skated to a tie. Coming in last in the tournament was definitely not what BC wanted, but it seems to be the case that whenever the Eagles compete in a New Year’s tournament the best team comes in last and the worst team wins. So it is upsetting but also a tiny bit entertaining-ish.
1/12: Providence 4, BC 1
The Eagles came back from Vegas really needing a win, only to get totally outplayed by the Friars. A disappointing return to Conte. And we were like @ Providence:
1/14: BC 5, UNH 2
Luckily, BC’s next home game went a lot better. A 3 goal second period helped the Eagles to earn a decisive win over the Wildcats and get back to winning.
1/23: BC 2, UMass 1
The Eagles went right on winning the next week, earning a 2-1 victory over UMass in a nerve-wracking game where both teams excelled on defense.
1/26: UML 3, BC 2
A third period comeback attempt wasn’t enough to keep BC’s winning streak alive as the Eagles dropped a 3-2 match to Lowell. As usual, Tsongas Arena proved to be a challenge for Boston College.
1/27: BC 5, UML 2
Proving that this team had a lot of fight in them, the Eagles came back the next night and completely dominated the Riverhawks at Conte.
2/2: UConn 5, BC 3
Unfortunately, BC started to spiral at the most important time of the year. First, the Eagles played one of their worst games of the season at UConn (if not the worst game of their season).
2/5 (Beanpot): Northeastern 3, BC 0
The Eagles followed the loss to UConn up with a first round Beanpot loss to Northeastern, despite outshooting the Huskies.
2/9: BC 3, UML 2
BC’s “in between Beanpot rounds” game, which can sometimes be a trap, went much better for the Eagles. The Eagles staged a comeback to send the game into overtime and won the game at 00:07 in the OT period.
2/12 (Beanpot): Harvard 5, BC 4
But things went right back to bad, as BC lost to Harvard in OT during the Beanpot consolation game, coming in last for the second year in a row.
2/15: BC 5, UMass 2
After a couple really rough losses, BC stepped things back up to end the season, starting with a strong win over UMass. And we were like:
2/17: BC 5, Maine 0
The Eagles followed the win over the Minutemen with more explosive offense and another 5 goal victory, shutting out Maine in the first of 3 games against the Black Bears.
2/23: BC 6, Maine 3
In their second game against Maine, the Eagles yet again dominated on offense. This victory ended up securing the Hockey East Regular Season Title for BC.
2/24: BC 2, Maine 1
BC’s final game of the regular season wasn’t a dominant win, but it was a win nonetheless.
3/9 (Hockey East Quarterfinals): BC 1, Merrimack 0
BC drew Merrimack for the Hockey east quarterfinals and...it showed that the Eagles had had some time off. BC was outshot 37-13 in this game, but thanks to an amazing job by Joe Woll, the Eagles pulled off a win.
3/10 (Hockey East Quarterfinals): BC 4, Merrimack 3
BC played a slightly better game in the second game of the quarterfinals, but still got outshot 33-22. This one went to overtime, and Chris Grando won it for the Eagles on a shorthanded rocket.
3/16 (Hockey East Semifinals): BU 4, BC 3
Despite a 6 game winning streak, BC’s postseason dreams came to an end last Friday with a heartbreaking overtime loss to BU.
Although the Eagles didn’t make it to the NCAA Tournament, this young team showed a lot of heart this season. It wasn’t the outcome that the fans or the team wanted, but these players still have a lot to be proud of.