It as a much more conventional game on Saturday afternoon compared to Friday’s 7-5 barn burner, but the result was much less appealing. Boston College pulled ahead to a two goal lead against the Vermont Catamounts but couldn’t held the lead through 65 minutes and had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Conte Forum to close out the season series.
It was the Delaney Belinskas show again for BC on Saturday. After putting up a hat trick in Friday’s win, Belinskas scored early on Saturday to make it 1-0 through one period and scored again early in the second to give the Eagles what felt like a comfortable 2-0 lead midway through the game. But it was the Catamounts who pulled together in the second half of this one, with Vermont scoring once late in the second period to pull to within one and again early in the third to make it 2-2.
The two teams took three separate matching penalties throughout the game as things got a bit chippy, though neither team could do anything with their opponent in the box as each team went 0 for 3 on the power play and scored both of their goals at full strength.
Vermont held the better of play toward the end of the third and in overtime, but despite a late BC penalty, the Cats couldn’t find a winner to even out the weekend.
It was at least a winning weekend for BC for the first time since November 1st and 2nd, but they’d have felt a lot better coming away with four points given how tight 2nd through 5th or so is turning out in Hockey East. But the Eagles will get a chance to put themselves in a better position next week in a home and home against Providence, who currently sit at 4th in the league standings but with three games in hand on BC.