Boston College men’s hockey returned to action tonight for the first official game of their 2021-22 season. The Eagles faced the Quinnipiac Bobcats at the DCU Center in Worcester for the first game of the Ice Breaker tournament hosted by Holy Cross.
The Eagles got things started early, scoring under a minute into the game. Marshall Warren to a shot and Colby Ambrosio knocked it into net on the rebound to put BC up 1-0. The Eagles took that lead into intermission, thanks in no small part to 8 saves by BC goalie Eric Dop.
Patrick Giles put BC up 2-0 midway through the second period, shooting the puck on net in a beautiful unassisted play that went in off a deflection. The Eagles then made it through a 5 minute penalty kill after Mike Posma was given a 5 and game penalty, but Quinnipiac cut into BC’s lead with under a minute to go in the period to make the score 2-1 Eagles.
Quinnipiac tied the game at 2 early in the third period. The Eagles took a late game penalty and were forced to end regulation play on the penalty kill. Marshall Warren had a great chance on a breakaway that bounced off the post, and the game went to overtime tied at 2.
Neither team scored in overtime, which sent the game into a shootout. At this point, Dop had made 31 saves for BC.
Both teams missed on the first round, but Quinnipiac scored in the second round to take a lead. The Bobcats missed in the third and Eamon Powell scored to tie the shootout shootout. Quinnipiac didn’t make their fourth round shot, and Casey Carreau came in to be BC’s hero of the game, scoring to earn the Eagles the “win”, although it count as a tie.
BC returns to action tomorrow evening to face Holy Cross.