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Boston College Men’s Hockey Destroys Providence 9-0


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BC men’s hockey absolutely obliterated the Friars tonight with a score of 9-0, earning the series sweep. This was also Spencer Knight’s second shutout this weekend!

The first period started off much more eventful than yesterday, and much stronger from the Eagles. Though Providence started the game by peppering Spencer Knight with a few shots, he was up to the task — as per usual, so nothing new here! Matt Boldy got the scoring started with a wrist shot at 15:33 of the period, with an amazing play to keep himself open as he received the initial pass from Mike Hardman. BC had an opportunity on the power play not long after scoring the opening goal, but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. The Eagles then took two penalties, giving Providence 40 seconds of a 2 man advantage. Logan Hutsko exited the penalty box, immediately stripped the puck from a Providence player behind their net and passed it to Marc McLaughlin, who scored a short handed goal at 9:22 of the period. The rest of the first period was fairly uneventful — BC went on the power play and didn’t capitalize, and Knight continued to make good saves. The Eagles carried a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.

The second period was MUCH more exciting for BC — although it started off with killing a penalty five seconds in, Nikita Nesterenko scored 4:26 in, increasing BC’s lead over the Friars to 3-0. A little more than a minute later, Colby Ambrosio extended the lead to 4-0, chasing Providence goalie Gabe Mollot-Hill from the game. BC then took a penalty three minutes later, which was bad — for Providence! Boldy scored his second goal of the game on a beautiful shorthanded snipe, tallying his third point of the night & giving the Eagles a 5-0 cushion. The rest of the period was uneventful (relative to how it started), but Knight continued to remain calm, made some good saves, and did his thing.

Logan Hutsko scored 18 seconds into the third period, a redirect off a pass from Nikita Nesterenko. If anyone was concerned about the top line after losing David Cotton & Julius Mattila to graduation, I don’t think there is a reason to be worried anymore. A little less than 7 minutes into the period, Trevor Kuntar scored his second of the weekend with a powerful slap shot, putting the Eagles up 7-0. He then scored again five minutes later in a very similar way! I’m running out of ways to show rather than tell at this point. PC got two power plays in a row, which was quite annoying — BC killed the first one, and then… you guessed it, they got another shorthanded goal! Colby Ambrosio scored his second of the game to put BC up 9-0. There was another penalty after that, and Knight came up big along with some blocked shots from Mitch Andres & Karow to preserve the shutout.

Some observations:

  • The team is playing without Alex Newhook who is in Canada right now. Imagine how good they will be when he gets back.
  • BC scored 12 goals this weekend, and allowed none. Zero.
  • BC scored on 3 of Providence’s 7 power plays.
  • Everybody is on a roll!