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BC Men’s Hockey Holds Off Merrimack For 3-2 Road Win

Bringing two points home from North Andover

John Quackenbos, BC Athletics

Going up to Lawler Arena is never fun (neither as a fan nor as a player), so all you ever really want is to get a win and get out. Two points in the league is more than enough to keep you happy without getting some style points along with it.

And that’s pretty much what the Eagles got on Friday evening against Merrimack. Boston College Men’s Hockey came from behind to secure a 3-2 win in regulation, holding off the Warriors in the final seconds to claim the victory.

It was Merrimack who scored the first goal of the game in a so-so start for the Eagles. Neither team could get anything going until Chase Gresock of the Warriors found a goal with just a few minutes left in the opening period, giving Merrimack a 1-0 lead into the intermission.

But the Eagles found their scoring touch in the second. First it was Luke McInnis scoring to tie the game up 4 and a half minutes into the second, rifling the puck into the net on a prime scoring opportunity to make it 1-1.

Then it was Ron Greco another 4 and a half minutes later, giving BC the lead thanks to a bank shot goal from behind the goaltender.

The Eagles took that lead into the third period and found themselves some insurance early on. This time, Alex Newhook found a goal 3 minutes and 50 seconds into the third period on a goal not too different from McInnis’ earlier, getting the puck right in the low slot and burying the chance to make it 3-1.

That insurance goal turned out to be pretty important, as the Warriors got one back with 7 minutes left to play to make it 3-2. But Spencer Knight saved BC’s bacon in the waning seconds, holding down the fort and giving BC the victory.

The two teams will hop on a bus and head to Chestnut Hill for Saturday afternoon’s game at Conte Forum. Puck drop is at 4:30pm with the game on NESN.