Despite a rocky start, the Boston College men’s hockey team defeated UVM 3-0 tonight, sweeping the Catamounts and winning their fifth game in a row.
The Eagles started out the game struggling, turning over the puck a lot and getting outshot 17-7 in the first period. But the Eagle improved as the game went on, and picked up their first goal at 15:41 in the second period. Aapeli Räsänen took advantage of a loose puck to put the Eagles up 1-0.
Patrick Giles, who rejoined the lineup last night after missing the beginning of the season with an injury, scored a shorthanded goal just over a minute later to put BC up 2-0. A great pass from David Cotton up to Logan Hutsko at 3:55 in the third period resulted in BC’s final goal of the game for a score of 3-0. The Eagles killed off a 5 minute major late in the game after Giles got sent off for contact to the head, and the game ended with an Eagles victory.
Beyond the goal scorers, goalie Spencer Knight was a huge reason the Eagles won tonight. Knight made 34 saves to earn his third shutout of the season, including some big ones in the first period when things were still tied at 0.